prAna Serata Turtleneck Review
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Some may say that turtlenecks are dorky. The Sereta Turtleneck by prAna is anything but dorky. Rather, it packs some style into its’ small package and keeps you warm at the same time. The Sereta turtleneck strays away from the fold-over style that you remember from your youth. The top of the Sereta turtleneck looks best with a slight roll that the top is already equipped to make. The neck portion of this top is loose enough to keep you comfortable, free from any constriction like the cotton turtlenecks of long ago. The collar is also not too large, as in a cowl neck that tends to allow cold air in quite easily. Rather, the Sereta gets it right with its’ fit in my book. The body of the turtleneck is semi-fitted and curves in all the right places while running true to size. The arm length is generous and feature the same natural rolling of fabric at the wrists for a bit of style.
The Sereta Turtleneck, as you can see from the photos, features a flattering stripe design. Each top features a combination of colors that alternate with each stripe. For instance, I tested the top in Gravel and the top moves from black to different shades of gray with each strip, which adds a bit of depth to the top. The stock photo above makes it appear as if the stripes are wavy, this is simply an illusion as when you look up close the stripes are indeed straight. In the photo below you can see how the seam at the sides are actually flipped or visible from the outside. This is true along inner portion of the sleeves as well as where the sleeves attach to the body of the top. I like this feature a lot and feel that it gives the top a bit more style than a standard knit top.
The Sereta Turtleneck is composed of 777% Spun Rayon and 23% Nylon. The combination creates a soft, semi-stretchy, lightweight fabric. The fabric does not pill and is easy to care for as well. I have been wearing the top with a tank underneath and feel that this would could easily be layered available on even cooler days.
prAna’s Sereta Turtleneck is available in 4 colors, which are actually color combos: Blue Spruce (featured in the first photo), Plum (combination of blue and purple), Olive (combination of green and brown), and Gravel (featured just above). Out of these combinations, I really can’t pick a favorite because they are each very unique and I could see them mixing and matching with various corduroy pants, including a pair of my Autumn Cord Pants, also by prAna. In short, I have really enjoyed the Sereta Turtleneck and wish that I had all four color combinations for this fall/winter! For more information on the Serata Turtleneck and other prAna products, visit www.prAna.com or www.amazon.com/prAna.