Rated 3 out of 5 by indyducktor Truly light silk
The shirt is thin and translucent so is best as an under layer. Neck is snug but not tight so it offers warmth. Shirt itself is warm as long as there is no wind, but feels quite cold in a breeze. Instructions say can be machine washed, but my shirt has a number of small snags, some probably from machine washing. Shirt does develop snags though, even with careful handling. I wear shirt mainly to have the turtleneck collar without having much warmth or bulk. Soft,smooth feel on skin. Good in some aspects, but comes with the stated caveats.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by timbel silk turtleneck
Item was as described, good quality at a reasonable price. Shipped
quickly and am very satisfied.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EastBranch Natural Fabric instead of synthetic.
LL Bean has totally under marketed this product. For about the same price as one of their synthetic base layers you can have real silk as a base garment. The mongols wore this very same thing when they invaded Europe as a type of body armor. It has a higher tensile strength than steel and instead of an arrow penetrating it, the silk wraps around the arrow head which lessens penetration and allows the projectile to be pulled out by pulling on the fabric. It does need special washing but this can be done in your bathroom sink than lay out on your bed to dry. Step up marketing department and write a better narrative for this much under rated product. This was the first and true Under Armor!
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by queenopearls Great base layer.... just wish it came in XL TALL
Comfortable, lightweight and warm. Just wish it came in XL TALL like the crew neck does. LL Bean?
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoyalBeanster There's no mocking this turtleneck!
Look only to LL Bean to offer a natural silk turtleneck that fit's like a glove, is as comfortable as your own skin and looks better than most outer garment shirts but is sold as...wait for it...UNDERWEAR!
The humble, understated excellence of "The Bean" is (as always) the "Gold Standard". They just wouldn't offer it if it wasn't the best.
Now pardon me while I go put my Steve McQueen turtleneck on.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jorge59 baselayer comfort
this rather pricey shirt earns its keep with maximum comfort, warmth, and also surprisingly cannot be shrunk in the dryer.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldman6 warm and light
These silk underwear are extremely warm and extremely light. To me, they make the best base layer you can wear. It's so light that you can fit it under any additional layers without any bulk at all. I order these in pairs of 5. I wear them all winter long and when I wear them out, I replace them with new ones. They are very durable and last for years. I even wear them under my dress suits for church.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jro1010 It will keep you warm inside
I bought couple of this turtle necks and they work wonderfully. They will keep you warm inside. But please be advice that this is thin so, it is useful just as a base layer.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DelightedinVermont great fit
Nice length in body & arms, light as a feather, not bulky but keeps you warm, Silk's the way to go!
December 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by dogtown Poor Quality
Poor quality, paper thin, translucent please don't waste your money.
November 20, 2013