The Karin Shirt from FITS!
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I am lucky enough to be the guinea pig for a new shirt, called the Karin, made by FITS (Fun in the Saddle!). I was immediately intrigued about this Karin shirt, as the FITS website says it can be worn in summer and then easily become a staple for winter. So, I tested one out. I can sum this shirt up in one sentence:
“It makes your arms look buff.”
This is a direct quote from my husband, and therefore the gospel truth about this shirt. I could end this product review right here and now, but you should know a few other things about it.
I wore it to the barn on one of those days that is 42 degrees when you get there and 92 when you leave. I put it on in the morning under two jackets (I hate to be cold), and when I got to the barn I started my day. By the time I left a few hours later, the weather was rapidly approaching the 90’s.
I never got cold, and I never overheated, even in long sleeves. I wasn’t even hot, no need to roll up my sleeves, no need to complain loudly, or beg someone to change shirts with me as I watched the temp climb above 85. I’m convinced that the high tech fabric came from space. I did sweat a bit (I was grooming and riding), but any sweat dried wickedly fast. This made for a post barn grocery store trip totally doable and removed *most* weird looks. While this shirt is awesome, it does nothing for helmet head and the weird hairstyles that follow.
Other bonuses for the Karin shirt by FITS-
-Fun colors (click here to see the optional colors!)
-Zippered!! (Love this, because you can zip up your top totally while you are clipping, no stray hairs getting stuck where they should not be!)
-UVA and UVB blocking. This is a big one for me, I want to clean saddles, not look like one.
-Machine washable. This is a must. Who has time for anything else?
-This shirt is long enough to stay tucked in as you pick feet, but not so long that you need to tuck it into your socks.