J&H's Review of the New Eskadron Heritage Collection
We finally have our hands on the NEW Eskadron Heritage Collection and boy have we put it through its paces. Imagine this – all of us gathered round in ore touching, feeling and sniffing the new shiny items!
To start off before we go rambling on about colours, here is a quick guide on colours and different materials we will make reference to (so that we don’t leave you confuzzled).
Antique Green – A deep, dark Green that can almost look black in some light. Finished with subtle gold detailing, making it perfect if you don’t like in your face colours.
Sea Salt – the best way we can think to describe it as is a Light Grey/Sage Green colour! Does that help?? Again, finished with gold detailing.
Navy – Complete classic Deep, dark blue and finished with gold detailing.
Plaza Taupe – a gorgeous brown/beige shade that instantly oozes class! Pairing perfectly with the gold finishes.
Not only do you have a colour option with this collection but also a material option.
Soft Slate – Robust, outer fabric which is easy to wipe down.
Glitter Mesh –Half of the boot is in the same soft slate material making it practical, with the outer boot and straps in a wonderful glitter mesh fabric. As they say, business in the front, party in the back!
Que the first item that grabbed our attention – The Evo-wool saddle cloth.
The lambskin integrated half pad removes the need for external half pad or riser (hence it being slightly pricier than a normal pad). It is the key feature that makes this pad so special, in fact it feels as if you could lay down and use it as a pillow. It claims to prevent pressure & chafe marks while absorbing sweat – and we can vouch for the quality. Practicalities aside, this pad (regardless of colour) is absolutely beautiful with its slight gold piping and attention to detail. Now listen to this – it has removable saddle straps so you never have to take the scissors on another pad again. For us, pair these with the matching fly veil and you have a clear 10/10!
If you are one of our OG followers, you will know that our saddle pads NEVER go without matching boots (what is an outfit without shoes?). The real question is – are you a sparkle or no sparkle kinda person. Each boot colour has the option of being finished in a sparkly material, or soft slate. The evo-wool features in the inside which is cuddly enough for you to want to wear them (we are not kidding – we have tried this). For us, we think the soft slate is a more practical everyday boot (if you have horses who enjoy the mud like ours) as the material is easier to wipe down and put away. The sparkly ones make a statement, but would best be kept for occasions when you want to feel extra!
Now dressage divas, hold your horses – yes there are bandages to match for you. Bandages are bandages right? Wrong – these have a super helpful little toggle to help take the Velcro off when you are running late, and a beautiful soft slate strip on each to look the part (if you are able to get your bandages straight which unfortunately, we are not).
Let’s talk head collars… they need to be well made and a good fit as they are used multiple times a day. Eskadron has a bit of a winning streak with headcollars being rated Horse & Hounds favourite pick numerous times- and this collection is no different. They are stunningly made, however I’m not sure you would want to be using this as your every day head collar with the evo -wool (we would be distraught seeing the wool muddy) The gold is a really pale sort of gold that is not in your face, or ‘false’ looking. It may not be everyone’s cuppa tea, but it certainly is ours.
A woman makes an outfit her own with accessories, just like you can make your matching set your own with the addition of one of the bags in the new collection. Now we did go a little crazy and order bags in all shapes and sizes so bear with us. The grooming bag is genuinely like no other we’ve had in the shop. It’s hard on the bottom, and has drawstrings to keep dust out. It has so much space, you can take with your plaiting kit, grooming brushes and the kitchen sink! If this isn’t enough space for you, the accessories bag is a deep bag with pockets inside (removable if you like) to hold all your potions and lotions.
Last but by no means least the blankets – and what a collection they are. There is a fleece that is soft, and cosy enough to be found on your sofa for a Netflix and chill evening (who said romance is dead hey?). The buckles are extremely durable and look expensive (que all horse lovers trying to live a rich person’s life, on a poor persons salary #guilty). The exercise sheet is our personal fav, with its teddy bear fleece lining that you can’t seem to keep your face off! It is a waterproof material that is perfect for the current changing weather.
Last but by no means least the blankets – and what a collection they are. There is a fleece that is soft, and cosy enough to be found on your sofa for a Netflix and chill evening (who said romance is dead hey?). The buckles are extremely durable and look expensive (que all horse lovers trying to live a rich person’s life, on a poor persons salary #guilty). The exercise sheet is our personal fav, with its teddy bear fleece lining that you can’t seem to keep your face off! It is a waterproof material that is perfect for the current changing weather. Our intention is to get this embroidered as we think it's something we will have around for a looooong time in our horse wardrobe!
And finally, before we say goodbye, have you ever wanted to match your pooch to your horse? Well now you can! These gorgeous softshell dog coats with a fleece lining are the perfect jackets for this time of year, warm but not too heavy!
That’s the whole collection in a quick whistle stop tour.
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