It was such a pleasure to be asked to test the greeny/blue colourway of tiles. The first time I came across the tiles design, like most winglets, was in the 12 days of geekery as a flat shot and I didn't really give it a second glance.
The tester arrived new straight from Wing command, so it was lovingly baptised, and dried surprisingly quickly.
Even from its first wash it was surprisingly easy to wrap with considering it was new. It very quickly got floppier during the week it was here with us, and very quickly grew on us.
The tiles design really comes to life when wrapped with. Do not judge a book by its flat cover. Wraps are meant to be wrapped with - do that, then judge! I really would have happily let this one pass us by after seeing flat shots, but now having wrapped with this tester and the mustard colourway at a meet there is no chance!
It wrapped so beautifully - passes glide nicely into place, and yet it was grippy enough that carries stayed put for several hours with ease. It was so supportive, and my shoulders loved it. Whilst knots are a little chunky to begin with, that is totally to be expected and once fully broken in I would imagine they would be nothing to write about!
I would say it has all the charm of the silks we have come to know and love from WW, but with a little something-something that makes it even dreamier for me.
The silk in the weave gives little overshot threads or "floaters" I am told they are also called, that give it that fabulous grip. These are more than a standard silk, but less than the epic overshots of Symphony In Green.
At the start of our week with this greeny tester I would have said my one criticism was the colourway itself. It all seemed washed out. But by the end of the week the sea glass green and straw yellow had totally grown on me - it reminded me of a Klimt painting. The colourway gives it two different sides which I personally prefer to have in a wrap, although the difference is slight.
I understood at the time the placement of the tiles was not final, and to me that makes perfect sense, as again it would gain more movement or life as a design by the tiles not being in square on or in horizontal/vertical lines once wrapped with.
My last thought is that I have had my fair share of wraps, both holidays and my own in the last year especially, and there are very few *two in fact* that I wished had never left, until this came along. Make that three.
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