This shirt comes into its own when being worn to ride in during cold weather

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Kastel Denmark Charlotte collection shirt

Fit:7/10
Performance:9/10
Style:9/10

Pros:

  • Mesh paneling looks good and helps keep you cool
  • Practical zipped neck
  • Particularly warm in cold weather
  • Looks very smart, and flattering shape despite loose fit
  • Excellent quality – feels as though it would last

Cons:

  • Looser fit than I would expect
  • Hard to roll up the sleeves
  • Loses a bit of shape after a couple of wears

Product:

Kastel Denmark Charlotte collection shirt: review

Price as reviewed:

£59.00

This is a really smart shirt that is also practical in navy blue. The fit was quite loose in a medium, more so than I would generally expect, but this made it comfortable to wear and easy to move around in, and also meant it didn’t ride up and could be worn tucked in or out of breeches.

It is a very good quality shirt, and the fabric felt quite luxurious. After two wears it did start to lose a bit of shape, but was always fine again once washed.

The adjustable zipped neck means it is well-suited to riding in different temperatures – when zipped all the way up, it was more windproof than I expected. Being breathable, it is a great base layer in the cold and a fairly cool single layer in warm conditions. The white mesh on the inside of the sleeves not only made the shirt look quite snazzy but was really effective when it came to helping wick away sweat – even after an intense jumping session the shirt didn’t stick to me and make me cold.

A small problem was the fact that there is no stretch in the hem of the sleeves, meaning that it is very difficult to roll the sleeves up even a little way.

I’d say this shirt comes into its own when being worn to ride in during cold weather, keeping you very warm considering how lightweight it is, both during and after riding, with excellent sweat-wicking ability.

Verdict

This shirt comes into its own when being worn to ride in during cold weather