Amazon Price: $13.99 $13.99 (as of February 22, 2018 8:29 pm –
The shemagh, also known as the keffiyeh or Arab scarf, is a simple yet efficient way to protect your face and neck from sun, wind and sand. It also works well as alternative winter headwear, particularly in areas with snow and strong winds. Although most are cotton, warmer, faster-drying cotton-wool blends are also available. Styles of wearing the shemagh vary, but wrapping the scarf around the head and face provides optimal protection from the elements. Instructions for Wearing a Shemagh >>> Step 1) Fold the shemagh into a triangle. Wrap it around the back and over the top of your head, with the folded edge across your forehead, making sure that about two-thirds of the material is on your left. The right end ought to be long enough to come to your chest. Step 2) Use your left hand to pinch the shemagh about 3 or 4 inches from the folded edge and let the edge hang forward. Step 3) Let go of the right end. Using your left hand, hold the edge of the shemagh next to your left cheek and hold it near your left cheekbone.two whatsapp in one phone After you do this, use your right hand to pull the left end of the shemagh across your face, over your nose. Step 4) Continue to wrap the shemagh around your face and head until you get it back over your left shoulder. Grip the right tail and hold it to keep from pulling the shemagh off your head as you wrap. Work your hands down toward the ends as you wrap. Step 5) Pull the shemagh as tight as needed to feel comfortable. At the end of the process, take both ends and, somewhere near your right temple, tie them in a knot. A square knot will secure the shemagh adequately.
… these in both green/black and brown/camel so far i liked the green one as a winter scarf and i …
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i have it these in both green/black and brown/camel so far i liked the green one as a winter scarf and i plan on using the brown as a head and neck wrap in loo of a banana for summer hikes and music festivals. not exactly the color i thought it would be, heres a picture of it with my Camelbak Mule in FDE, as you can see the camelbak is much darker and almost has a green tint compared to the Shemagh.
Pattern is very dark but very well made, it’s NOT tissue thin with a loose weave, it’s very well made and looks nice
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I would have given this five stars except for the fact that the colors are much darker in person compared to the pictures and the skull pattern on the one I got is very hard to see. Now why I gave it four stars, it’s very well made compared to another one I ordered here on Amazon that had a lightweight cheap feel and loose weave that comes apart and snags easily and smelled like burning oil (maybe it was an authentic shemagh?) on a side note British soldiers didn’t create these, they have been being worn by middle eastern desert people for a lot longer then British soldiers, the British just copied the use from the original wearers, and now a several other countries militaries use them, anyway it is made a lot better then the one I bought first and this one doesn’t smell like burning oil, doesn’t have a smell at all really other then what you’d expect to smell from the material it’s made from? Anyway it is a lot heavier fabric then my first one, it looks good and fits good and I’ll probably order a couple other patterns besides the skull pattern, if you want a decent shemagh this one is really nice compared to some cheaper ones, it’s plenty big and I haven’t had a single snag or any loose threading and I’ve had it for a few weeks now and love I a lot
The quality of the fabric is nice and it isn’t itchy
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Purchased this for a trip into a dune field, more for the look than anything. The quality of the fabric is nice and it isn’t itchy. YOU MUST WASH THESE BEFORE YOU WEAR THEM! I didn’t wash mine and got a rash on my forehead. After it was washed it was a great product.
Definitely good ones
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It’s way easier to find a crappy shemagh that will change your hair/skin color and fall apart when you breathe in their general direction, than it is to find a good one.
So very versatile and useful. The perfect size and weight.
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This was a fantastic purchase! I used the head scarf for so many things in my vacation. I used it in at least 5 different neck scarf configurations and over my head at least twice to keep the sun off my face. However, by far my favorite use was as a sun shade. One afternoon I wasn’t feeling up to walking around in the sun with my husband.
Slightly pricey for a shemagh, but top notch quality.
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First off, the colors for the Black/Camel Star Pattern Shemagh, are significantly different then the images. It is more of a “Black/slightly off-white” where as the images make it look legit BROWN. However, I still like it.
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I ordered two of these for personal use during the winter. Although they are made to keep sun and sand out, I have seen many survival experts suggest these as a tool to use to protect your self from the wind and cold. The packaged arrived and was the right size and no extra shipping charges. It came wrapped in a clear cellophane bag and was folded.
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Excellent piece. Worked very well with the look I was going for.
One of the most versatile clothing accessories
I love this shemagh. I was concerned at first that the material was coarser than other shemaghs I own, but after the first wash it softened up and clings like you’d expect. The material seems to be a blend of natural cotton and some tiny amount of synthetic. During a flame check the thread burns quickly with a small bit melting up. Definitely not full synthetic as others have suggested/complained. Also interesting to note that it is slightly off-square, but after the first wash this has diminished. It is still not exactly square, but not enough to notice. Checking my other shemaghs I find that they are not exactly square either. The shemagh travels with me nearly everywhere I go no matter the weather. Even in the middle of summer it helps with things like the A/C on the bus blowing on the back of my neck, or an unexpected breeze during a hike, and is a must during a commercial flight. I’ve even used it to keep my nose and face from freezing as I cinched myself into my mummy bag during a 16 degree F night in the woods.