- Product Description
What is a Shemagh?
Traditionally a Middle East garment used as headwear, shemaghs (also known as keffiyeh and ghutrah) are designed to protect one’s head and neck from the sun and sand.
Though often used as tactile gear for special forces in arid environments, shemaghs serve everyone with their versatility, from military personnel worldwide to the everyday accessory wearer.
Made from 100% woven cotton, the Self Reliance Outfitters Shemagh scarf is similar to a heavy-duty bandana—allowing you to tailor your garment to your specific needs.
The Limitless Ways to Use a Shemagh
In addition to keeping sand and dust away from your face, shemaghs have never-ending uses. This garment’s versatility makes it the perfect addition to any outdoor enthusiast's or traveler's tool kit. The following are just a few ways to make good use of a shemagh:
- Keep neck and face warm
- Protect your skin from the sun
- Wear as a scarf (both fashionable and functional)
- Wrap around head as a protective eye mask
- Use as a small towel, blanket, or barrier from the ground
- Wear as an arm sling or emergency bandage
- Fashion your shemagh into a small tote
- Soak in water to keep cool in blistering temperatures
- Use as a pot holder when using a cooking kit in the wild.
Ultimately, you can fashion your shemagh to meet your needs, making this lightweight fabric an all-in-one option for outdoor excursions and travel gear.
Whether you wrap your shemagh around your face military-style or keep it as a cooling mechanism against harsh weather, you’ll be glad you packed this handy cloth.
The Never-Ending Benefits of the Shemagh Scarf
Keeping your pack light is essential when you’re trekking through the outdoors. There’s nothing worse than heading into nature with an overweight bag attached to your back. You won’t want to be dragged down as you try to take in the world around you.
To maintain a lightweight load, having gear with multiple functions is a must. That way, you can keep luggage to a minimum without compromising comfort or safety.
That’s where the shemagh scarf comes in. At Self Reliance Outfitters, our shemaghs are built with multi-functionality in mind, allowing you to leave behind the weight and take advantage of all the benefits.
You can dress shemaghs up or down, tailoring them to your specific style.
Though fashion may not be your first priority out in the wilderness, our wide variety of colorways allows you to pick from neutral, more discrete tones to more vibrant, trendy variations.
Durable, Breathable, and Lightweight
Additionally, Self Reliance shemaghs are durable. They can hold up in extreme weather conditions, making them the perfect face covering for tactile and outdoor use.
Though some versions are thick, ours is lightweight and breathable, allowing you to take in the fresh air without exerting extra energy, weighing you down, or trapping sweat. Ultimately, comfort is a top priority. That is why a soft shemagh scarf stands the test of time—protecting your skin without irritating your face in the process.
Whether you’re looking for a durable head cover to keep your skin safe from the elements or need a versatile clothing garment for your next survivalist adventure, the shemagh will get the job done.
At Self Reliance Outfitters, we offer a variety of colors for every occasion, from Olive Drab to pink. Order your new favorite all-in-one accessory today, and be sure to check out our other deluxe shemagh scarves.
Dimensions: 42 x 42
Material: 100% Cotton
Weather: All Weather
Color: OD Green, Coyote, White/OD, Tan, Orange
Order can take up to 3 business days to process through our warehouse. During high volume time, it could be up to 6 business days. All transit times are based on once your order ships.
WITHIN UNITED STATES:
We offer the following options:
- Standard Shipping - average transit time is 5 to 10 business days; however, most arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
- UPS Ground - average transit 1-5 business days
OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:
Shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE any duties, taxes, and/or import fees impost by your country's custom and/or clearance offices.
We offer the following services to most areas:
- UPS Standard to Canada - average transit 1 to 3 business days
- UPS Worldwide Expedited - average transit 2 to 5 business days
- UPS Worldwide Express - average transit 1 to 3 business days
- DHL Express - average transit 1 to 6 business days
- USPS First Class (CANADA ONLY) - average transit 1 to 4 weeks
- USPS Priority Mail (CANADA ONLY) - average transit 6 to 10 business days
There are so many things that I have used it for, these that I purchased recently are gifts for others that are learning bushcrafting.
It is high quality and I really enjoy it. Thank you so much
Idk much about them, seems well made though
Shemagh - 42" x 42"
The Shemagh is made of strong material making it very functional and versatile. The material allows the Shemagh to be used to strain liquids as well as used as a head scarf.