Stirrup leathers that don't stretch

I got a new saddle (huzzah!) recently, and I was thrilled to be able to graduate to my own irons and leathers. After about a month of regular use, my leathers (Stubben) have stretched to the point that I need to punch holes in them.

Anyone have luck with a pair of leathers that don’t stretch?

Passier’s lined leathers are going to outlive me without stretching much - like over 15 years I’ve only used 3-4 holes.

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HDR makes a nylon lined leather that’s affordable and they also have a 48" version for shorties like me.

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If you would consider synthetic, look at beta biothane. I have beta leathers that I have ridden thousands of miles in and they haven’t stretched at all. [And you can get them in brown or black, not just crazy endurance rider colors. :wink:]

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Any stirrup leathers with a nylon core shouldn’t stretch.

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A whole selection including these;

https://www.equestriancollections.com/english-horse-tack/stirrup-leathers/perris-lined-leathers

These are very nice and extremely affordable: https://www.bigdweb.com/product/softie+stirrup+leathers.do?sortby=bestSellers&refType=&from=Search&ecList=6&ecCategory=

The only downside is that both the brown and black leathers only come in 54 inch lengths - great for short-legged riders like me, but not for those who need a 60 inch.

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