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Silk or Nomex?

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by Banana Fred, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. I'd like to know other riders' experiences with silk neck warmers.

    I had a bit of a search in this section about silk neck warmers to see what other riders know about them but only found one thread on them.
    So far I am under the impression that silk neck warmers are good at cutting the wind out and am interested in them for that reason. I have also considered a nomex neck warmer but am not too sure how thick they are or how they perform.

    I'm interested in your thoughts.

  2. I'd go with nomex for neckwarmer. I have one, and I also have a silk pair of undergloves. I think silk is great as a layer of insulation under other layers, but where it would be the only line of defence I don't think it is enough, and I would go with nomex just because it is a bit thicker. Even if it's just an illusion, it just feels more protective.

    How it performs? Well, all I can tell you it did the job in early (very early!) morning rides all through the last winter here in Sydney so I'm pleased enough.
  3. I use both silk and a Nomex flight helmet liners, and I much prefer the silk, if only because the Nomex is man-made and makes you sweat like a pig. The silk being natural 'breathes', and you just don't sweat as much....my 2c