Anyone who has read my blog for awhile, and has an eye for Kastel, will have noticed that in 95% of my riding photos I am wearing a Kastel shirt. Besides a few pieces of Asmar and Kingsland, my entire riding wardrobe is comprised of Kastel Denmark attire. So.. why is that? Am I a Kastel brand-whore?
I just REALLY like their products. I have been considering doing a ‘product review’ on the Kastel Charlotte sunshirts for awhile, but decided against it since it’s not exactly a new product, or even a lesser known one. I am pretty sure almost everyone in the equestrian world has heard about Kastel by now. Regardless, I did want to do a quick post highlighting the brand, as they are my all time favorite riding clothes brand.
The reasons I love Kastel are simple; the clothes are an incredible value, super stylish, and fit me perfectly. I am not exaggerating. The shirts are incredibly lightweight and silky feeling. I can wear them in the 100 degree Texas heat and be comfortable, or as comfortable as one can be in 100 degree heat. The UV protection is a huge thing for me- I hate having to slather on sunscreen just to go sweat it off while I’m riding. I live in Kastel sunshirts. They are 100% my go-to item of clothing for any equine activity. Even if I am just going to watch a show I will throw one on. They look great and are functional. I mean, what more can you ask for in a shirt?
I love them so much that I have amassed quite the collection, and am always wanting more. They are like pringles, once you buy one you just cant stop! If you think Kastel is too pricey, be sure to check out their amazing sale section! You can score some killer deals. I even got a pair of their yoga pants (for $20) and I love them! So friggin comfy, and I don’t even do yoga.
Wondering what size to get? I wear both Small and Medium in Kastel. Sometimes I want a snugger fit, sometimes I like it a bit looser, so I buy both and wear them interchangeably. In the puffy jackets (I have a black and a white one) I wear a medium, and a medium in the mid-weight jacket. I also ordered a medium in the yoga pants, which was a good call, as I think a Small would have been really snug. For reference, I wear a street size 4/6, and 28 in breeches such as Tailored Sportsman trophy hunters. I’m 33-27.5-34 bust, hip, waist (I measured just for you guys).
In other news- have you guys heard that Kastel is coming out with a breeches line in the new year? IAMSOEXCITED. I am seriously hoping they fit me as well as the rest of their products, and they can become my new go-to breeches. I obsessively stalk their insta feed in hopes of seeing more sneak peeks.
So who else is obsessed with all things Kastel? Who is looking forward to getting their hands on some of the breeches?