The soft ankle pads, the lining made of breathable mesh as well as the spur rests and the reflectors at the backs make these paddock boots faithful companions for your rides out.
This product is made of real leather. Real leather is a natural material, very abrasion-resistant and hard-wearing. Leather is breathable and skin-compatible. Leather is easy to clean and with proper care, leather is extremely long-lasting.
According to the European standard EN343, for materials and products to be considered waterproof they need to meet specific criteria. This criteria includes the amount of water pressure (psi) they can withstand before leaking or an “mm/24 hours” rating which equals the amount of rainfall a fabric can withstand in a single day before water starts to leak through. Equally important are the abrasion resistance quality of the membrane, the coating and waterproof quality of the seams and zips – these should be laminated or welded.
Breathability is not the same as air permeability, but rather the microporous qualilty of the membrane's coating, which allows moisture vapours to escape, keeping the skin dry even during exertion. For this to work, the concentration of moisture vapour (or humidity) on the inside has to be higher than on the outside. In other words, the air on the ourside has to be colder and/or drier than on the inside. Breathable, microporous membranes work effectively to approx. 25°C – higher temperatures lead to a reverse effect.