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Samshield Icon Pack is the new king of groom backpacks

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black

The Samshield Icon Pack is here! Samshield’s Icon Pack has been anticipated for a while now. When Samshield designs something, it is the finest in class. The same applies for their helmets as well. When the Samshield Shadow Matt Helmet was first introduced, it caused a sensation. The same excitement will translate over to this backpack as well.

Samshield’s design philosophy is a powerful fusion of form and function. We like to think of the pre and post Samshield era. Prior to Samshield, backpacks were boring and bulky. Enter the Samshield Icon Pack. Now, we use words like “sexy” and “sleek” etc to describe backpacks. We call this the Samshield effect. Samshield is a leader. With its foray into backpacks, it has once again proved its superiority.

In this post, we attempt to answer your questions about the Samshield Icon Pack Backpack.

What makes the Samshield Icon Pack “Iconic”?

If you take cues from their helmet designs, you can see how Samshield does not improve upon an existing product on the market. Instead, their approach is to build something new from the ground-up. The advantage of this design approach is that the resulting product incorporates all the “must-have” features required today.

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black store your helmet
Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black store your helmet

1. Plenty of Space

The Samshield Icon Pack is packed with pockets and storage areas. From helmets to breeches to whips, the Icon Pack sports a pocket for everything. It even has a pocket for spare change, keys, wallet/purse, cell phone. You can even store an entire show outfit including a show shirt, pair of breeches etc. In total, the Icon Pack offers a total carrying capacity of 25 Liters.

Organized Storage

  1. Lateral Pocket for a Bottle or Spray
  2. Lateral Pocket closed with a snap for metal studs, sugars, elastics, etc.
  3. Big Lateral Pocket with waterproof zip closure for a laptop, a tablet, a passport or the horse’s papers
  4. Elastic Straps to maintain a whip
  5. Top pocket for coins, gloves, keys or credit card
  6. Eyewear pocket
  7. Removable Case for a camera or a cell phone

2. No-Show Helmet Storage

The compartment for storing the helmet is made of mesh that is only visible when used. This makes for a sleek and minimalist look. When not in use, the helmet storage mesh can be neatly tucked inside a zipper compartment.

Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black
Samshield Groom Bag Iconpack in Black

3. Add-On Storage on the Shoulder Straps

A small case can be optionally attached to the shoulder straps. This case is for storing your cell phone or digital camera. This enables easy access so you never miss a call or a photo-op!

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4. Built-in Rain-Cover

Rain comes without any notice, especially here in South Florida. The Samshield Icon Pack features a fully retractable rain cover for your entire back pack. The cover is only visible when used. When not in use, it is safely tucked away inside a discreet bottom storage area. You would not be able to find it if you did not know exactly where it is located.

5. Universal Helmet Storage

The Icon Pack can store any helmet in its universal mesh helmet storage. This includes the KASK Star Lady Shadow, KASK Dogma Chrome Light, KASK Dogma Light, Samshield Shadow Matt, Samshield Premium Helmet, Samshield XC J Helmet, Samshield XC J Matt Helmets and GPA Helmets.

6. Sturdy Construction

The Icon Pack is made of 1200D coated Polyester, a very strong, resistant and waterproof fabric. The bottom of the Icon Pack is abrasion resistant for maximum durability.

7. Personalization

A label allows to write the name of the owner. In addition, you can also embroider the name on the top pocket of the backpack.

Have more questions? Contact Us or post your questions in the comments below.

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The case for riding socks

During the last few years, we have seen how specialized apparel has become a large part of the riding gear. While the effects of wearing properly fitted, comfortable breeches are well known, not many people think the big role played by riding socks.

On the outset, it would appear that you can just wear about any socks for riding. Any kind of athletic socks can be used, maybe? Not so, say the riding experts. Proper socks are important for many reasons, chiefly perspiration and breath-ability.  Most riders wear their socks all day long, from getting ready to ride in the morning until the day is over. It becomes very important, then, to ensure these socks are well-fitting, comfortable, and anti-bacterial. Another important point is to make sure the socks are shaped anatomically in order to avoid excessive friction and blisters.

Among the contenders at the high end of riding socks spectrum are the Equiline Technical Socks, Freejump Technical Socks, Schockemohle Socks Pack, Kingsland Technical Socks.

Here is the table to show a direct comparison between them:

Equiline Technical SocksFreejump Technical SocksSchockemohle Socks PackKingsland Technical Socks
Individual PackIndividual Pack3-pack3-pack
$46.95$24.95$29.95/pack of 3$49.95/pack of 3
Left and RightLeft and RightIdenticalIdentical
  • 80% Polypropilene,
  • 18% Nylon,
  • 2% Elastane
  • 60% Meryl SkinLife
  • 37% Polyamide
  • 3% Elastan
  • 90% nylon,
  • 10% spandex
  • 60% Nylon
  • 40% Cotton
Machine WashableMachine WashableMachine WashableMachine Washable
3 sizes: 35-38, 39-42, 43-463 sizes: S (36-38), M (39-42), L (43-46)One Size (super stretch)3 sizes: 35-38, 39-42, 43-46
Navy Blue, BlackBlack/Grey3 pack contains one each of Black, Navy and BrownBlack, Navy, Brown

 

Equiline Silver Socks Left and Right Fit
Equiline Silver Socks Left and Right Fit

 

 

Freejump Technical Socks
Freejump Socks – Left and Right Fit

 

Schockemohle Socks 3 Pack
Schockemohle Socks 3 Pack

 

Kingsland Classic Riding Socks
Kingsland Classic Riding Socks

 

One of the most notable features of riding socks is the individual left and right socks. i.e. the socks for your left and right foot are shaped differently. Once you wear these socks, you will not go back to wearing same side socks again. The fit is perfect on these socks.

Another feature is the ability to fight bacteria and perspiration. Your feet are hidden all day from the sun and wind, thereby limiting the air flow needed. In closed hot spaces, bacteria tend to flourish. That is why the Freejump Technical Socks are made from special Meryl SkinLife anti-bacterial fabric. The Equiline Socks have Silver ions embedded within the socks for the same purpose.

So the next time you go shopping for socks, keep these points in mind. For more information, here are the links for each of these technical socks:

Equiline Technical Socks with Silver Ions

Freejump Technical Socks

Schockemohle Socks Pack

Kingsland Technical Socks

 

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Gift Ideas for Riders

Black Friday is here. Its the official start of the holiday and gift season. Have you decided what gifts you will get for your rider friends and family? Stress no more. We are here to help, with just in time, gift ideas. Here is a quick list, you can use as a reference. These gifts have been hand picked by our experts for novelty and usefulness. We have categorized the gifts by gender. Gifts for her can be found here.

Gifts for Her

1. Dimacci Reversible Leather Belt

There are a few things that are better accessories than belts. The Dimacci belt offers 2 belts for the price of 1. With its easy reversible mechanism, she can easily mix and match the belt(s) to the outfit. Lots of color choice abound here. Shown below are some pictures of the different colors.

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Click here to buy the Dimacci Reversible Belt. 

2. Tucker Tweed Dressage Tote Bag

This tote bag is a favorite among the dressage ladies. With classic soft leather and the iconic dressage rider, this bag is unique and sexy, all at the same time.  It comes in a few different colors. The Black is a classic and a safe bet.

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3. HKM Toskana Bag

Yet another handbag that impresses. This bag is part of the HKM Toscana collection. Vibrant colors make this bag always looking fresh and sporty. A simple, no frills but very useful bag for the busy rider!

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4. Tucker Tweed Camden Crossbody Bag

Guys, pay attention here. If your significant other is a show jumper, this is “the gift” for her. You will receive accolades for being so thoughtful and knowing what she likes.

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5. Anna Scarpati Cap Holder Bag

Every rider wears a hat (aka Helmet). If not stored correctly, helmets wear out faster. This bag prevents the hat from damage. Not to mention, the dressage rider may appreciate the beautiful bling on this helmet bag.

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6. HKM Palermo Flower Full Seat Breeches

Breeches means “Riding pants” for those of you that do not ride. It is what you wear when riding. These are the latest fashion breeches from HKM. At $169.95, these are priced very attractively. If she likes something unique and different, this is the gift for her. Make sure to know her size before hand. Breeches go mostly by waist size.

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7. HKM Virginia Full Seat Breeches

Does she like denim ? Does she like Jeans? If the answer was Yes, the HKM Virginia Full Seat Breeches makes a fitting gift. These are our most popular denim breeches ever. We have sold so many of these that these have become the de-facto denim breeches.

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8. Fior Da Liso Kyra Shirt

When these shirts were introduced last year during the 2012-2013 dressage season, they sold like hot cakes. The shirts look so good that our customers would return to buy all the other colors and patterns. Perfect for the night out, this shirt says “elegance” and “class” like no other. Quick Tip: Ask her to leave the top two buttons undone for a flirty look.

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9. Fior Da Liso Carina II Shirt

Same as above, except this one this button down, double collar.

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10. Roeckl London Gloves

These are the latest in riding gloves. No other riding gloves offer touchscreen compatibility. Now, you do not need to take your gloves off to use your smartphone and/or tablet.

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Gifts for Him

1. Goode Rider Mens Authentic Polo

Goode Rider makes some good looking shirts, particularly for men. This is a nice polo that can be used while riding and even casually. With a sharp blue/white contrast stitching pattern, this shirt delivers stunning looks and a good fit.

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2. Tucker Tweed Dressage iPAD Cover

For your dressage rider guy, this is the ideal gift. He will find this extremely useful, as it provides a classy leather cover for the iPAD.

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3. Bradys Captain Holdall Bag

Perfect bag for those short trips. Fits in the carry-on requirements for most airlines. This bag is made from soft, sturdy leather. It comes in a classic Chestnut color.

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4. Freejump Riders Bag

This is the classic and stylish bicycle messenger bag. It stores a laptop easily and some more goods. With a stylish back-sack design, this bag makes the ideal gift for the Freejump Rider.

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5. Schockemohle Dressy Belt

This classic belt perfectly complements his formal attire. The belt makes a statement and is classy at the same time. It comes in two color choices: Black or Tobacco.

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6. Kingsland Classic Show Socks

These socks are the most popular riding socks in the Wellington circuit. A pack of three contains one pair each in Blue, Brown and Black. The socks come in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large.

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That is our list. What are your ideas? We would love to hear from you. Let us know what works and what does not.

 

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It’s Hot-Part 2

So Allyn comes in all sweaty after her 40 minute ride in her long sleeves.

Dripping in sweat,desperately looking for something to protect her skin in this brutal Florida sun.

I can only suggest her my UV coated lightweight shirts shirts which are of course hard to keep in stock at this time of the year.

And i suggested her these sleeves which are new to market creation of Lauren & bobby who ride everyday in this Florida sun.

These sleeves are ultimate UV Protection which protects your arms from sunburn and aging caused by sun.It is breathable ,anti microbial fabric  moisture absorbent and fast dry.

Good thing it has non slip elastic bands located on top and bottom of the sleeves and is unisex -One size fits all.

Comes in white,black,pink and sky blue.

Put some water for cooler effect.

I know she will be back for more of those as charlene who can not be more thankful for these.

Only USD 25.95

Rider’s Sleeves