Here at Jumps, Tack & More HQ, we have been working along side Nellie O Neil designing and developing the Riding Hood. This innovative Registered Design fits over rather than under your riding hat, so as not to compromise the fit and comfort of your hat - and covers all round without obscuring your view. It sits under your jacket on your shoulders, trapping the warmth that rises from your body and keeps that warmth around your neck, ears and sides of your face. It will stay put during fast work and with the wind whipping around you!
This may sound a bit weird but bear with us as we've been asked this question a lot...The hood is purposely not waterproof as the head does need to breathe and hat ventilation is important so as not to overheat. In addition, the fabric absorbs the rain, stopping it from running into your face unless you're galloping head on into a monsoon) - trust us- we've tested every vaguely suitable fabric and polar fleece is the winner by furlongs!! If you do get caught in a monsoon, bring it home, wring it out and dry overnight on a radiator!
To use, simply fit the Riding Hood snugly over your riding hat, pop hat on head and fasten at the front of the neck with the easy Velcro closure. Then simply adjust to your comfort around the face with elasticated drawstring. The neck of the hood is designed to tuck UNDER your jacket without restricting your neck movement. It is cut back at the sides so that it doesn't obscure the wearers view and the layer of fleece is not tight to your ears, so as not to interfere with hearing.
Every riding hood is individually constructed by artisans in our Bedfordshire studio and is made to last for years.
Made from anti- pill polar fleece.
Currently available in Black, Navy Blue. Limited edition RED
and Hi Viz yellow - (This fluorescent fleece fabric conforms to BS EN 471 for high visibility garments.) Includes a reflective fabric strip around the face for added visibility on the road.
Fits Helmet size up to 61cm or 7 1/2.
Registered Design No 6013631