This scarf is best used as a nursing cover, as it’s a perfect size and fabric, and is easily washable. It’s also a fantastic scarf for all types of outdoor physical activities as it’s composed of a midweight fabric, is comfortable, and wicks moisture. This product is best for coverage during nursing, and for added warmth during outdoor activities in moderately cold temperatures. I would absolutely recommend it for physical activity in the outdoors and for nursing mothers alike.
- Moisture wicking midweight fabric
- Comfortable and versatile
- Doubles as a nursing cover
- Not thick enough for superior warmth in cold temperatures when not physically active outdoors
Over the past couple of months, I have been wearing the Arctic Lynx High-Performance Infinity scarf as the temperatures dip down during the fall and early winter seasons here in the northeastern US, and it has become a staple of my activewear gear when exercising outdoors in cooler weather.
Comfort and Performance:
The scarf is constructed from the same high performance midweight fabric that other Arctic Lynx clothing items are made from, which matches super well when paired together with the Arctic Lynx activewear leggings and T-shirt I also tested.
The weight of the fabric is a perfect thickness to accommodate for warmth during physical activity, without causing overheating while exercising. During pregnancy, I tend to become overheated easily during activity, so scarves often get removed quickly during the first few minutes of exercise, but this one provides a comfortable level of warmth and breathability. It wicks moisture and keeps me dry, even during the most rigorous activities.
I live in the northeastern part of the U.S. where winters can be quite cold, so on days that I am not active but am outdoors in a more sedentary capacity, this scarf would not be my scarf of choice for superior warmth because it’s not overly thick. Instead it’s really more designed to be worn during physical activity.
For reference, I am 5'2", and the Infinity Scarf fits well when worn either in a single loop under outerwear layer(s), or in a double loop. I typically wear it in a double loop, and pair it with other activewear clothing items, and it’s both stylish and functional. It keeps my neck warm without causing chafing or moisture buildup. Its design is simple yet classic, and therefore coordinates well with all kinds of colors and textures.
Maintenance and care is a breeze with this scarf as well, as it can be washed and dried with other laundry in a laundry machine and drier. It hasn’t shrunk or pilled.
Bonus Feature—Doubles as a Nursing Cover:
A bonus feature is that it doubles as a nursing cover. I am looking forward to keeping this on hand when our baby arrives, as it will compress easily for storage in a diaper bag. Some nursing covers are thin, or have stiff parts that are not compressible, but the infinity scarf is black in color and made with a midweight polyester-spandex fabric, that will provide adequate coverage without being see-through.
It’s also plenty wide enough to thoroughly cover my entire trunk and baby while breastfeeding. If it didn’t double as a nursing cover, I would say that it was constructed with too much fabric in the width, but it’s the right amount of fabric for comfortable coverage for both mother and baby as a nursing cover. I also have no concerns that it would be too hot or thick for breathability and comfort for the baby, as it’s not constructed from a heavy fabric. I don’t anticipate that the baby would be at any risk for becoming overheated during use.
It seems that Arctic Lynx took extra care when designing this scarf and thought of both the mother’s and baby’s needs. I would absolutely recommend it for active individuals and nursing mothers alike.
Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps
(Sample for testing and review provided by Arctic Lynx)