Purple Shemagh Desert Scarf

The Purple 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. Purple Shemagh Desert Scarf
  2. Purple Color
  3. Brand New
  4. Made from 100% Cotton
  5. Dimensions: 42" x 42" (approximate)
  6. UPC: 613902085374

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
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very handy, would definitely recommend to a friend
Review by Keepshooting Customer
It’s bigger than I expected, very handy, would definitely recommend to a friend. Also got it in OD Green. Very good quality
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Five Stars
Review by Keepshooting Customer
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nice and warm and fashionable
Review by Keepshooting Customer
A perfect wamwear! My mother has a hard time understanding how I can wear this but this is stylish too!
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great quality
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I use this for kayaking in high temps on my head to keep sweat out of my eyes
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This has the nicest and more versatile pattern, great value
Review by Keepshooting Customer
This Shemagh (GI style scarf) is a great item. It was exactly what I wanted, a decent price, a quality item. My husband loves his Shemagh and it's just a really cool piece of equipment. This has the nicest and more versatile pattern, great value.
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Rothco shemagh in OD green, cotton. It is good, heavyweight, in some degree pre-shrunk.
Review by Keepshooting Customer
These shemaghs have the potential to go from looking nice and fashionable to looking pretty trashy, even downright grungy, if not properly cared for. These shemaghs are no exception. That being said, the pre-shrinking that Rothco does on them at least reduces some of the damage you might do to it yourself, or which may happen due to it's lightweight nature. Proper laundering, careful use, avoiding abrasive cleaning cloths and abrasive fabric softeners are all important for the health of the fabric and your comfort in wearing it. There are no tags on the shemaghs, which makes them look cool, but if they are going to be kept as anything other than novelty items, then a tag will need to be added to make identification easy, and it would be good to include on the tag a description of what exactly the material is made of. In this case, it is mostly cotton, but has a little polyester blend in it, which is one reason why it is more lightweight and not as thick as the other shemaghs I own. Also note that when these do get really grungy, due to long use, that the fabric becomes difficult to get white and the material takes some damage, which means holes and tears, if you attempt to launder them in the home washer. If you do have holes, rips, or the fabric gets damaged, the most economical way to get them back into usable shape is to go to an Army/Navy surplus store and get it sewn up. A skilled tailor can sew them back together in such a way that it looks new, if done correctly.
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very comfortable scarf
Review by Keepshooting Customer
It's a gift for someone, so I don't know. Very comfy. Not scratchy, and looks good too. Great in the cold winter days. And can protect you in sandstorm.
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Very Nice Quality & Very Functional
Review by Keepshooting Customer
I just love these scarves! So easy to use in any type of environment. Nice to be cold and just tie one of these around your neck. You will find them useful in hot sun as a head scarf. You can tie them as neck bandaneras. Very nice looking! Warm and cold protection! I got the color OD green which I would highly recommend to anybody, its really bright and it stands out very nicely in any outfit. Love them!
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Nice item! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by Keepshooting Customer
The color of the Shemagh looked a bit brighter than I expected, however, this has no impact on its performance.
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Review by Keepshooting Customer
Great for when the 8yro bull, charges your face.
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