New for Fall 2014: The Erin Base Layer, Part of the Complete FITS Winter Layering System

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FITS, inventor of the most athletically advanced riding breech on the market, has revealed a thoughtfully complete layering system for winter riding and comfort, and its innermost foundation, the Erin Base Layer.

The Erin is remarkable in how well it thermoregulates the body: it wicks and breathes, while providing great insulation, all critical to ensure the wearer doesn’t become damp and then chilled by physical exertion. Should the weather be warm enough that the wearer strip down to just the Erin, it follows in other FITS footsteps by being beautifully figure-flattering.

The smooth outer surface allows outer layers (and dirt) to slide right off, while a sueded inner finish can only be described as “crazy cozy” next to the skin. The Erin features topstitched seams and a locking zipper complete with fabric garage for perfect comfort, and thumb holes so sleeves stay in place. (No more cold wrists!)

The Erin Base Layer is available in solid black, Tuscan red/sable, and sable/black, in sizes S, M, L, XL, for a suggested retail price of $90. See FITSriding.com for a complete list of online and local retailers, and for more information.

“Layering is key for winter riding comfort,” said Sheryl Rudolph, founder of FITS. “In the worst of winter, we’re all bitterly cold when we get to the barn, questioning our sanity for riding at all!” she laughed. “But as we all know, by the time we’ve groomed and tacked up, we’re getting warm, and by the time we’ve finished a ride, we better have shed some layers, as being wet as you cool down is not a good situation. We have created a very stylish system of color-coordinated pieces for various conditions that work together to help keep you ventilated, temperature-controlled, dry… and therefore comfortable!”

The FITS winter layering system is composed of four pieces: the thermoregulating Erin Base Layer, a body skin with thumb holes, the feminine wool-blend Katelyn sweater jacket for both warmth and style, the wind- and water-resistant Hawley Hybrid jacket, and the outermost Shannon Weatherproof Shell, which provides saddle skirting when seated, and maximum water- and wind-protection.

FITS (“Fun In The Saddle”) launched in 2005, bringing to market the original patented PerforMAX top-performance technical breech that continues to revolutionize the way riders connect with their saddle, their horse, and their riding experience. Today FITS has a well-deserved reputation as inventor of the most advanced athletic wear for the English rider, with a full range of exceptional performance clothing for year-round riding. FITS is sold widely throughout the USA, with growing availability in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.