It is a possibility. But that still shouldn't be a big enough issue
to warrant such a quick failure. Silk, IMO, is still great for bag
liners and PJs because it feels really good. It just isn't an
adequate fabric for any heavy use applications such as hiking shirts
and hammocks. I also wouldn't recommend the 4.5mm silk for sleeping
bag apps. I have used my quilt lined with it for nearly 50 nights and
it has 3 or 4 small tears in it where the momentum shell is still in
like new condition. It has held up reasonably well and I will
continue to use it until it reaches dilapidation, and then a little
more, but the weight penalty of nylon is very small compared to the
durability and performance advantages.
There are different grades of silk. Sea to Summit has discount liners
made from grade 'B' silk if i remember correctly. Thai Silks, where I
purchased mine, made no claims to grade.
--- In email@example.com, "C C Wayah" <ccwayah@...> wrote:
> I have to wonder how old the silk was when bought.
> It could have been in a wear house for awhile
> or if it was exposed to the sun.
> I wear silk on the trial as PJ type sleeping bag liner's and
> silk tops when I can get them cheap from thrift shops.
> I just repalce them when needed from my supply of used items on
> and would use a bounce bos when hike longer distances but never have
> one shirt with me. Silk hand washes out eaily and dries even faster.