KERRITS: Over 30 Years of innovation

Continuous passion and creativity have fueled Kerrits’ quest to help riders make the most of their time in the saddle—from tights that changed the industry to innovative fabrics transforming tomorrow’s ride.


1991 Fabrisuede Tactel®

Bring the fabrics and fit of outdoor performance apparel to equestrians: Kerri Kent’s radical dream changed the industry. Kerrits began with supremely stretchy, breathable, buttery soft Kerrits Performance Tights—the original performance riding tight. Beloved then and now; the ultimate warm weather option.

2005 GripTek™

With GripTek™, Kerrits delivered the tight-in-the-tack feeling riders crave, in full seat breeches with supple security that empowers eventers to go big. First in class and still superior, thousands gallop on to glory anchored by serious stick that fuels today’s and tomorrow’s riding dreams.

2008 Dynamic™Extreme

Crafting a highly breathable bridge between classic equestrian tradition and the performance and comfort of cutting-edge technology. This lightweight stretch woven fabric elevates performance and style in more structured, tailored garments like the Crossover II® Breech to the game-changing Stretch Competitor Koat.

2014 Ice Fil®

Kerrits launched a cooling revolution with performance riding apparel engineered to perform in high heat conditions. Keeping riders cool and comfortable through rapid cooling-evaporating technology, Ice Fil® helps lower skin’s surface temp up to five degrees, wicks sweat and provides UPF+50 sun protection. Head-to-toe cooling power in a growing range of pieces from whisper light summer tops to breeches.

2020 DriRelease®

Kerrits infused technical denim with DriRelease® technology to build the barn and ride-worthy jeans women had long been waiting for. DriRelease® blends hydrophobic (water-repelling) and hydrophilic (water-absorbing) fibers to quickly move sweat from skin to air for extraordinary comfort and performance.

2022 Flex&Sculpt™

The latest in a long list of continuous innovation, this technology reinvents woven fabric with four-way stretch that frees riders to gallop beyond their goals. Built into the Arena K-Pro Breech, it delivers confidence-inspiring coverage, durable in-saddle performance, and all day comfort. 

*This story was originally published in the March 2022 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!

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