About the tester: Chloe is Redpost’s shop manager and with 3 horses of her own (Daisy, Euros, and a Shetland called Sergio), she is always on the go.
About the product: The Karben Valentina Riding Hat is made from a lightweight material and equipped with carefully placed front and rear vents plus a 3D mesh liner and CoolDry™ headband, helping to keep your head feeling fresh throughout your ride. This hat comes in three stylish colours.
What were your first impressions? “This hat comes in so many beautiful colours and options that it makes it hard to choose! As soon as I put it on it felt comfortable and was a great profile on my head.”
How was the sizing and fit? “The adjustable sizing works well as it changes to fit your head size. It is lightweight and comfortable with no pressure points, it almost feels like you’re not even wearing it!
How did you test the product? “I wore the hat at home for a couple of hours to make sure it was comfortable. In the past I have had hats that were initially comfortable but started to have pressure points after wearing it for a while. This felt like a natural fit so wore it on its first ride and it was perfect. I sometimes get headaches due to the weight of hats but it didn’t happen with this hat! The peak is just the right size so it shields your eyes from the sun (and the rain!) but doesn’t obstruct your view.
What was your favourite feature? “The colour and the fact it’s so lightweight. I absolutely love the brightness of the rose gold and the sparkle!
Any other comments? “I cant wait to wear it more often – it’s also good in the rain as it just wipes off!