Shemagh Tactical Desert Scarf:
The shemagh (pronounced “she-mahg”) is the traditional desert head wear used to effectively protect your head & neck from the blazing sun. It’s also been used for decades by military forces operating in arid jungle environments. In fact, the shemagh is officially issued to British and Australian soldiers for desert warfare. Protects against sun, blown dust & sand, bugs, and rain. Great for campers, hikers, fishermen, hunters and outdoors and social activities. You can soak the shemagh in water before wrapping it around your head and neck for extra cooling. It also provides warmth and protection from cold weather as well. You can wear in various combinations of the head, neck, mouth, and nose or be worn with goggles for full face coverage.
These are genuine Shemagh Tactical Desert Scarves, not reproductions, handmade by the same craftsmen for generations! The shemagh is the traditional desert head wear used by our U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq to effectively protect soldiers and Marines’ head & neck from the elements; that can also be used as a facial covering during this COVID-19 Pandemic. This was used even during World War 2 by the Allies in the North Africa campaign by British and American ground forces. If you remember the Television Show Rat Patrol, you’ll recall seeing these on this Television series.
This shemagh can provide an effective long-term protection, in lieu of the N-95 masks that our medical personnel will need to use. In addition to personal distancing, this can provide an additional PPE layer when we return to work and attend other social and sporting events. Because there will be a time when we need to get back to living our lives.
But you don’t have to be a soldier or Marine to appreciate this versatile piece of headgear, especially in these times when it’s vital to avoid contact in possible contagious environments and isn’t always possible to practice personal, or social, distancing, like shopping, sporting events, or essential travel. The shemagh can give you an extra layer of nose & mouth protection and look stylish while doing so. Wear it in the following ways:
- Full head, neck and mouth/nose coverage.
- Can also be worn with goggles for full face coverage.
- Head and neck coverage only.
- Mouth/nose and neck coverage only. Neck coverage only.
For instructions on how to wrap a shemagh, please do a web search for “shemagh” (you’ll find numerous videos demonstrating various methods). It’s also great for campers, hikers, fishermen, hunters and outdoorsmen. In warm weather, you can soak the shemagh in water before wrapping it around your head & neck for extra cooling; also provides extra warmth and protection during cold weather as well! Size: approx. 42″ x 42″. Color: OD green.
Cleaning and Care: Hand wash ONLY in a Delicate Laundry detergent; Rinse, and Drip Dry as needed