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    I'm looking for some performance riding tops similar to the Kastel Denmark line but you know, cheaper. I'm hoping if they aren't marketed toward equestrians there might be a price drop. I want something nice enough for lessons and clinics with either the mock neck collar or a polo collar. I'm thinking $20 or under since I can get the Kastel shirts on closeout on Ebay for $35 and because well, I'm cheap.



  • #2
    I have a few shirts from UnderArmor and Reebok that I quite like to ride in! I am also cheap, so I find most of them at outlets, or when the sports stores seem to put them on sale. One of my favorites is a UA long sleeve with the 1/4 zip that got for about $20-$30 at the outlet.


    • Original Poster

      What do you call those tops with the mock neck?


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        I'm not to sure about what to call the neck to be honest with you... I haven't really noticed a company mentioning necks unless it's on sweaters/jackets where you have scuba, and cowl necks.

        This is the UA shirt I have and adore. It's a long sleeve which probably isn't what you're looking for though.

        But maybe this would work?

        Again, I have better luck with prices at outlets.


        • #5
          If you live in an urban/suburban area, you probably don't have to pay $20 for a riding top suitable for lessons or clinics. I shop for riding tops every couple of weeks and frequently come home with 5 or 6 with labels like Nike, Adidas, UA, and Reebok. I've never paid more than $9.99. The more frequent price is $6.99. Where do I shop? Goodwill! I never buy anything in less than new condition, and some tops are actually new, with original price tags and everything. (And rest assured, I am only telling you this on the assumption that you live nowhere near Portland, Oregon, because so far I seem to have this trove of great gear all to myself and prefer to keep it that way!)


          • #6
            I've actually started buying most of my riding tops at Walmart...


            • #7
              Originally posted by drafting_dots View Post
              I've actually started buying most of my riding tops at Walmart...
              I second this, I bought a few of these for schooling:

              Theyre not as good as my Kastel ones, but they have worked out well for summer.

              I have also had really good luck at Marshalls and TJ Maxx, I would check those if you have them near by!


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                Originally posted by mlm7914 View Post

                I second this, I bought a few of these for schooling:

                Theyre not as good as my Kastel ones, but they have worked out well for summer.

                I have also had really good luck at Marshalls and TJ Maxx, I would check those if you have them near by!
                Those are the ones I use too! They seem to rotate stock out pretty quickly so they don't always have the mock neck quarter zip that I like though. Not fancy or special but comfy and quality is pretty good for every day!


                • #9
                  I buy both cotton polos (mostly Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren) and microfibre sport tops (Adidas, Nike, etc) at the discount outlet Winners, which is the Canadian branch of Marshalls and TJX. Everything is more expensive in Canada but guaranteed these items are cheaper in the discounter than in the tack store! Sometimes the outdoors sports stores have good sales, especially in the golf section.


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                    Originally posted by MissingASock View Post
                    I have a few shirts from UnderArmor and Reebok that I quite like to ride in! I am also cheap, so I find most of them at outlets, or when the sports stores seem to put them on sale. One of my favorites is a UA long sleeve with the 1/4 zip that got for about $20-$30 at the outlet.
                    Try Sierra Trading Post online. I have bought some great athletic shirts (Reebok included) that were incredibly discounted and I get compliments on at the barn.

                    Love my "Slow-T T B"
                    2010 OTTB, Dixie Union x Dash for Money


                    • #11
                      I keep a close eye on the Dick's Sporting Goods website. I watch the clearance regularly. I rarely find exceptional deals, but when I do, it makes up for the effort


                      • #12
                        I've found great prices for Sansoleil on Amazon!!


                        • #13
                          Target is your friend


                          • #14
                            I second Target!


                            • #15
                              Target or Old Navy is great for plain old athletic style quarter zips. But also searching for quarter zip sun shirts can help you find cooler versions for the summer!