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Style Three of FITS Winter Layering Outerwear System

August 2014


New for Fall 2014: the Katelyn Sweater Jacket, part of the Complete FITS Winter Layering System

For a warm layer, and as outerwear for stylish riding days, it’s perfect

August 8, 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA — 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 more stylish mid layer, the Katelyn Sweater Jacket.

Katelyn is the design jewel of the FITS layering system, a true barn-to-town jacket with lovely Italian wool blend sweater knit fabric and gorgeous details like plaid accents, contrast binding, and antique nickel snap closures.

Remarkably feminine and flattering, the princess-seamed Katelyn performs to FITS athlete standards, keeping you warm with cozy inner polar fleece while giving you all the room and flexibility you need to ride.

The Katelyn Sweater Jacket is available in dapple bay with Tuscan red trim or black with sable trim, in sizes S, M, L, XL, for a suggested retail price of $160. See for a complete list of online and local retailers, and for more information.

About the FITS Winter Layering System

“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.


For more information contact Holly Davis, Horsefly Group, 770.674.4675