My new black silk scarf went with me on a 1500 mile ride the week it arrived. It does everything they say it will in the promo paragraph- it's cool and silky on the skin, stops the wind from going down your neck and stops all chafing. Excellent product I'm happy to wear.
Plus it freaks out all those biker night dudes who ride their Harley wearing no gear to see me on the Electra Glide with my full face Bell, full black leather suit and black scarf. They know they can't hang and part like the red sea to let me motor on by. (Posted on 10/11/11)
from time to time I get a bit of rubbing around the neck area from my jacket so I thought I would have a crack at one of these scarves.
Brilliant. Not only does it help with movement free chaff but it keeps the cold out a tad more.
Haven't tried it for cooling yet but will do in a month or two (Posted on 10/6/11)
This is not a review of this specific product, but of silk scarves in general. I've used one since the '70's and they are a very classy option but...
They show oil and grease, and when you fettle your own ride, you inevitably end up with oily fingers, which transfer oil to your beautiful silk scarf like iron filings to a magnet and in turn migrates to your neck, shirt collar, leather jacket, etc. While black silk doesn't show the grease too much, it doesn't stop this happening either.
Silk scarves are smooth and slippery and comfortable and much nicer against the skin than crusty nylon or stiff leather, but their very slipperiness means that as you ride the passing breeze tends to tease the scarf out from around your neck and it will have a tendency to fly down to the tarmac behind you. If you tie them in a knot, then they tighten up and become more like a rope than a sheet of cloth, thus no longer protecting your sunburnt neck.
So my advice is: don't work on your bike while wearing your scarf, or if you do use gloves to keep your hands clean; and get a clip of some kind to keep your scarf fixed where you want it, otherwise it will fly away.
(P.S. don't fight the tendency to make "whoosh" and "zoom" noises while wearing a white silk scarf: they bring out the inner fighter pilot in us all.) (Posted on 9/20/11)