The Kerrits Flow Rise Performance Tight is lightweight, breathable, and is possibly the softest riding tight I've found. It's ultra-comfortable, and even the stitching is non-irritating. The fabric is four-way stretchable, meaning that it gives and moves with your movement, a major plus when you're mounting up and riding. It's not restrictive at all, and until wearing these tights, I didn't realize just how restrictive some of my breeches actually are.
I have to admit, when I first felt these tights I didn't think they'd hold up to the demands of riding. They're thin, which is great because it also makes them breathable and lightweight, but they're also soft, and it just didn't feel like there was enough there to hold up to stirrup rubs and hours in the saddle.
I was wrong. These tights have held up beautifully, and they're comfortable even in sticky-hot weather. There's a noticeable difference between wearing these tights and wearing other breeches or tights - these are of a much lighter weight and I found myself far more comfortable in them in the heat. The two-inch elastic waistband further adds to their comfort, as it doesn't dig in like other waistbands do.
These tights are definitely made with attention to quality. The knee patches have held up well, and all of the stitching in these tights is straight, accurate, and strong. The leg cuffs have a bit of elastic sewn into the insides to keep them from riding up, and the overall style of the tights is flattering, cut well and close to the body without being restrictive. I'm also impressed with the range of colors these tights are available in, from the traditional to brighter, patterned colors.
These tights have clearly proven themselves to be excellent for summer riding, and I'd definitely recommend them. I would, though, love to see the addition of belt loops to these tights for a bit more of a secure fit. (Kerrits sizing on these tights is generous, so if you're between sizes, measure carefully and you'll probably want to go a size down.)
You can buy the Flow Rise Performance Tight from Kerrits directly. Be sure to also check out the Kerrits Facebook page.