If there's one thing motorcyclists have in common, it's the need to be just a little bit different from everyone else, but still fit in. Call it, expressing individuality within a larger context of rebelling against the establishment. Real esoteric stuff, if you ask us. Which is why the idea of motorcyclist wearing designer crystal intrigued us.
Known as the stone of choice for the Hollywood fashionistas, Swarovski Crystals are highly respected and more expensive than simple rhinestones.
In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings. Aurora Borealis, or "AB", is one of the most popular coatings, and gives the surface a rainbow oil slick appearance. Other coatings include Crystal Transmission, Volcano, Aurum, and Dorado. Coatings may be applied to only part of an object; others are coated twice, and thus are designated AB 2X, Dorado 2X etc. Bandanas with Swarovski Crystals sell for as much as $50-95 online and at motorcycle rallies across the US.
On a more budget conscious level, this Choptop bandana headwrap features a flame motif with a terrycloth sweatband, double sided tail and an adjustable velcro closure with tuck in. What we liked about it was the terrycloth sweatband and the fact that if you're one of those riders who rarely wear a helmet, then it's not as painful when the wind steals your bandana and you're left with the option to chase it across 3 lanes of interstate traffic, or wave bye bye to a c-note! This is more affordable chic, and that's more our style.
Sold through Amazon.com for$12.95. (note, this product does not use Swarovski crystals)