Shemagh, 100% Cotton Scarf - Red Rock Outdoor Gear
Shemaghs, made popular in the US by returning soldiers and special forces operators, are an incredibly practical piece of survival gear. Made from loose-knit cotton yarn, each shemagh measures approx. 42 in. x 42 in. They can be used for protection from sun, heat, and cold. They can be used as bandages or slings, as a towel, as a bandana or scarf, and much more.
How do you use it?
Wrapped around the head and face, the shemagh protects head, neck, and face from the sun and sand
By damping the neck area of the shemagh, it can keep the wearer cool and prevent heat stroke, headache, and dizziness
The shemagh can be used as a water filter to remove large debris before further purification
Worn as a scarf, the shemagh helps retain heat during cool evenings or nights
Each shemagh weighs approx. 6 oz.
Measures 42 in. x 42 in. (may shrink after washing, dry carefully).
100% Cotton construction is heat resistant (within reason), moisture absorbent, and will not melt or fuse when exposed to flame.
Woven pattern breaks up outlines.
Please note: This shemagh is woven in Pakistan, using locally dyed yarn. It is machine-washable. 5col Survival Supply recommends that this shemagh be washed and dried by itself to set the colors prior to washing with other clothing. This type of scarf is made with a loose weave, so that it breaths and retains moisture properly for its intended use. However, this means that imperfections should be expected and accepted. We sell this Shemagh as a utility item and useful tool, not as a fashion accessory.