Belltrees Riding Vest

Australia
$220.00
Item No. 2780
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This riding vest is made from the same best quality heavyweight waxed cotton as the Driza-Bone Riding Coats. There is a cotton liner and a corduroy lined collar. It has two snapped cargo pockets with lined handwarmer pockets under them as well as a zippered pocket on the left front to accommodate a cell phone. There is a zipper closure with snapped storm flap and vents at each side with adjustment straps.

This vest is a practical and comfortable garment. Vests have long been a favored garment in the West and the Driza-Bone vest will provide warmth and protection. Length of the size L (42/44) at the back is 28 inches, 1½ inches longer than the front to provide extra protection. Color is Brown. Made in Australia from heavyweight 100% cotton cloth woven in India and proofed in Australia.

This riding vest is made from the same best quality heavyweight waxed cotton as the Driza-Bone Riding Coats. There is a cotton liner and a corduroy lined collar. It has two snapped cargo pockets with lined handwarmer pockets under them as well as a zippered pocket on the left front to accommodate a cell phone. There is a zipper closure with snapped storm flap and vents at each side with adjustment straps.

This vest is a practical and comfortable garment. Vests have long been a favored garment in the West and the Driza-Bone vest will provide warmth and protection. Length of the size L (42/44) at the back is 28 inches, 1½ inches longer than the front to provide extra protection. Color is Brown. Made in Australia from heavyweight 100% cotton cloth woven in India and proofed in Australia.

  • Sizing

    Sizing is generous throughout.

    Vest Size S M L XL XXL
    Chest Size (inches) 34/36 38/40 42/44 46/48 50/52
    Back Length ** 26½ 27 28 29 29
    Vest Size S M L XL XXL
    Chest Size (inches) 34/36 38/40 42/44 46/48 50/52
    Back Length ** 26½ 27 28 29 29

    ** Garment measurements are averages, and subject to some variation.

  • Care
    Care of Australian Riding Coats and Vests:

    Waxed cotton should never be washed with soap or detergent, nor dry cleaned. Rinse off dirt with cool water, or lightly brush off dry dirt. Rewax occasionally with reproofing compound such as Driza-Bone Oilskin Reproofer, all over every year or two, more frequently on areas of wear, such as cuffs or sleeves.

  • More Info

    Driza-Bone

    Driza-Bone is an Australian icon in riding coats, much as Akubra is in hats, recognized not only in Australia but also throughout the world for quality, practicality and the Australian flair. The name Driza-Bone (Stryne for "Dry as a Bone") was registered in 1933, around the time the waxed cotton cloth was developed in Britain to replace the old cloth coated with linseed oil. We are pleased to offer the Driza-Bone Classic Riding Coats, made in Australia from heavyweight 100% cotton cloth woven in India and proofed in Australia.

    It is the materials, make-up, and detailing that sets Driza-Bone apart as the premier quality Australian riding coat, with a practical design developed on the basis of Driza-Bone's long experience. The material is the best heavy weight waxed cotton, tightly woven to hold out water but remarkably breathable. For strength, the fabric is woven from long-staple Egyptian cotton. Because it is a dense fabric, without the heavy wax fillers of a loose fabric, this material does not become excessively stiff in cold weather.

    Seams are critical in rain garments. The Driza-Bone seams are double stitched felled seams, rainproof and strong, sewn with waxed thread effectively filling in the sewing holes. Wear on seams from the sleeves rubbing against the body of the coat is avoided by running the seams up the outer side of the sleeves, and eliminating any side seam on the coat entirely.

    The shoulder cape is not to give extra water resistance on the shoulders; one layer of this waxed cotton fabric is sufficient. The cape is to prevent rain from cooling the inside layer on the shoulders, keeping this layer warmer and its breathability higher in the area where the coat lies close to the body so enhancing the comfort and protection of the coat. There is a flap over the top of the removable cape to prevent rain running down underneath. The storm collar is cotton on the inner side for comfort. The pocket flaps have snaps for security, and the handwarmer pockets are fully cotton lined. The waist has a drawstring. Sizing is generous throughout.

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