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Rain Gear For Trail Riding

A cheap plastic poncho stashed in a pocket can be better than nothing when you’re caught riding in the rain, but it provides limited protection and is next to useless in the wind. You need something more substantial and a lot more comfortable.We looked at — and rode in — different types of rainwear made specifically for equestrians. Besides expecting to be kept dry, we wanted to be cool and comfortable. We also want convenient, secure pockets for stashing money, truck helmet further compromised their peripheral vision. For those who don’t ride in helmets,

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