Brown Shemagh Desert Scarf

The Brown Shemagh Desert Scarf is a modern take on the classic desert scarf that has been worn for centuries in the Middle East. When transiting the desert areas of the Middle East, the Shemagh is worn to protect your face from the wind, sand, and sun. After the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, special forces teams recognized the value that the Shemagh brought and it has become a standard issue item.

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  1. Brown Shemagh Desert Scarf
  2. Brown Color
  3. Brand New
  4. Made from 100% Cotton
  5. Dimensions: 42" x 42" (approximate)
  6. UPC: 613902485372

How To Wear a Shemagh

How to Wear a Shemagh - As A Traditional Face WrapTraditional Face Wrap
How to Wear a Shemagh - Bandit MaskBandit Mask
How to Wear a Shemagh - Neck Gaiter / Face CoveringNeck Gaiter / Face Covering
How to Wear a Shemagh - HeadwrapHeadwrap
Shemagh Dimensions
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Overall Rating
Five Stars
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Excellent. Perfect for snow storm we had in April 2014 in Seattle.
Overall Rating
The only reason this is getting 4 stars instead of 5 is ...
Review by Keepshooting Customer
The only reason this is getting 4 stars instead of 5 is because the color scheme looks like Army camo, which I didn't want. I wanted something a little less obvious. But it works for it's purpose. This item arrived in 2 days which is really great considering what is going on in the world. This company does stand behind it's products.
Overall Rating
Color as pictured
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Color as pictured Comes wrapped in plastic , but edges have been folded under several times making a mess of edges . Can not expect a new piece of clothing , no longer than 50$ ! Worth it. Thanks Amazon You all rock . ( Keep doing what your doing .
Overall Rating
Very handy to have
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This shemagh came as advertised. It was made in India. I bought this shemagh for my emergency go bag and intend to use it when I hunt deer.
Overall Rating
So far, a satisfactory buy.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
The quality seems fine, for the amount of money paid. As far as how well it keeps you warm, well, I'm still in Arizona. But when I'm up in Colorado next month I'll find out. I have another shemagh that's 100% cotton, made in India, I believe. I've used that one on numerous camping and backpacking trips, from Utah to Mexico and back, and the trip to Denali National Park. It's a decent scarf, for the price, but that 100% cotton one, just seems better. For starters, it doesn't shrink when washed. I can't speak to how well it will hold up in winter though, since I've only used it in summer, spring and fall so far. It is also not nearly as stiff as this one, from rothco. If the rothco is 100% cotton as well, it's a very stiff cloth, not to the point of ridiculous, like some keem dollor yack or what have you, which is stiff beyond reason. You can roll it up and put it in a bag without worrying about getting it all scrunched up, it doesn't stay permanently folded. It also keeps you warm when cold, and doesn't make you too hot when hot. So, all in all, it's pretty good, but I'm still curious as to what this other one is. Cotton is good, for keeping warm, as it is an absorber of heat, and keeps your body temperature close to ambient. This one doesn't seem to have the breathable qualities of the 100% cotton one, as far as air goes. I'll see if this stands up to the test in winter. And, hopefully update this review at that time.
Overall Rating
Just as good if not better then the one i have in morrailky
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Just recieved it, my first experience of using a shemog was 2008 during my first deployment to IRQ,i still use the one from that experience. But being this a Christmas gift from my wife i thought i give it a try. Wow was it better then my older one. I could feel the cooling effects from this one, and for dust protection is very usefull as dust storm where still a daily occurance here where i am at. Im still using the older one but i keep this close at hand at just about all times now. Thank you to the people who served in my old battalian 24th IA who taught me this is the usage. Its also a good tacticle device, if you would rather do not have anyone see you as a distress sign to aircrafts use this shemog as headwrap and hold it up above the back of your head, no visible and easy to put on in a matter of seconds. And to hold the hot desert dust from getting in your face. You get much more uses out of this than you can put into one comment. I highly recommend buying a 3 color pack of these as they do go quick in hot situations, as ive gone threw about 3 in morrailky, each month of a 12 month deploymant. For people that are like me "dust bunnies". dont bother wasitning this cloth as they do clump with dust particles as soon as they hit them and this makes them lose there abilaty of trapping and cooling the head. Thius it best suited to wear with fresh or cold clothes under it, even if its a little big. As this prevents dust build up. One last thought, i do have a older design, and it did clump, this is thicker material so this dust build up is harder to come by. i highly recommend buying the 3 24x24 colors set of 3, they go real quick. (Dust Storm about 2 months ago i ran through at high speeds to take it to work. As i got in 3 blocks in i noticed the 2 from morrailky had clumped up dust particles, the grey i used to wear
Overall Rating
I wear it daily and love it!
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Warm, keeps me protected from winter dust and wind. I am a U.S Navy Petty Officer, and wear this everyday on base. The "girls" love it too. (women, women!) I get comments on it all the time, in the Navy. Love it!
Overall Rating
Great Product Great Company Fast shipping. Perfect Xxnx Mxlpe !!! (I Faked It). Ingenuous!
Review by Keepshooting Customer
The cloth quality and look is excellent ! I can't wait to go hunting with my other shemagh this season !
Overall Rating
Comfortable in a lot of temperature ranges and weather conditions
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great, light, comfortable, lots of different colors and uses, looks cool. Highly recommended, especially for hunters and paintball players
Overall Rating
Exactly what you'd expect. Well made
Review by Keepshooting Customer
Just as advertised. The colors look pretty good in the pics, and the product does as well. I have not washed it yet, but expect it to hold up just fine. I ordered another one just because I like them. I'm actually surprised at the high ratings of this, given how basic the product is. You're either in or out on this one, as there's not a lot of room for the middle ground of liking/disliking it. If your expectations are reasonable, then I think this product will serve you well.
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