COYOTE BROWN SOLID COLOR SHEMAGH-TACTICAL DESERT SCARF
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A Trusted Friend, in or out of uniformFeb 28, 2013
From the Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Mountains of Alaska, from the heat of Iraq to just sitting in my house and traveling cross country, these things are incredible. Just like the Romans, the Brits, and almost every combat vet who lived outside the wire in OEF or OIF, having something around your neck in cold weather to keep your neck warm is just about one of the only things that can help you keep from getting sick. And it does not stop there... these are the real deal and you can tie them about your head just like they did thousands of years ago. You can even pull it up for a scarf across the mouth and nose like a true enemy combatant or guy that you are with that is 'supposed' to have your back... take your pick... it just depends on the time of day. Great for dust storms, snow storms, and for shade in the blazing heat and sun. It also pads your armor for your head and/or your neck to protect from that horrid chaffing as well as 'hot spots'. Use it as a rag to mop the sweat up or to mop up your spilled dinner/coffee. Wash it by hand or in the laundry. Clean your weapon on it. Wipe off your hands before you eat. Use it as a towel when you take a 'bath' with a bottle of water. Blow your nose with it and even use it to wipe your back side in an 'emergency'. Take a nap under it or ball it up as a pillow. Use it as a combat medical sling, a rock sling, a pouch, a shelf/pocket above your bunk. The uses are almost endless. Ever since my I had my own team in Afghanistan back in 2003-2004, I have basically never done anything without one of these things close by. Now, I have to say this as well:
Be sure you get the right colors. Let me be clear. Me sporting black and white 'over there' is no big deal. For the most part, red and white, and even the new 'military' colors of black and brown, green and brown' etc. are just fine 'over there' as well. You might get into some interesting situations if you wear a local 'family' color and there is some mistaken identity issues, but for the most part... not a big deal. However, sport a black and white or a red and white one of these going through the airport or walking downtown LA or Detroit and you are going to have a problem.
!SOLUTION! I finally got an all black one that I am going to use on my next trip through the airport as a 'scarf' as well as a coyote brown one for myself and/or my wife. I will let you know if I run into any problems. Also, now I don't have to worry about walking outside my house in the snow to pick up the mail/put out the trash and have my neighbors freaking out about me looking like a terrorist. Thank God for companies like Rothco who make stuff I can use in 'civilian' life as well as on the road/for duty.
These things are seriously awesome and I hope you love yours as much as I love the half dozen or so that I have. (price has gone up a bit though... you can buy local overseas for much less, but PX/BX/AAFES are about the same as here). ENJOY!
UPDATE: So I took my all black shemagh on multiple flights/trips throughout the Central and Eastern US and it worked great like I knew it would. What I was really surprised at is that no one gave me 'static' about it at all. I was worried that I would be profiled for it by TSA and the like, but it was like they did not even notice. I wore it like a scarf, and not like a local from central/southwest Asia, but the solid color made it almost invisible and did not stand out at all. I will admit that it did not quite function like a basic scarf. I had to twist it/roll it up to make it look like a scarf. For those wanting to be a bit more discreet, please check out my germbana review. I also admit that I was traveling in the late winter/early spring, so scarfs and such are more common/expected. If I use the all coyote brown one on my next trip I will update again.
great replacement for a favored motorcycle accessoryMay 06, 2013
I picked this up to replace one that I'd had since the 80's as soon as I saw it came in solid colors. 100% lightweight cotton will dry fast and hopefully hold up as well as my last one!
I have carried one of these in my saddlebags for decades, they are great for 3 season riding (keep the chill off in spring / fall / cool evenings and also good for keeping the sun off sunburned neck / face when I forget sunblock or soak & wear to cool off! I wear the shemagh folded in half into a triangle and wrapped around my neck / face, with the halfway point placed over my mouth and nose. With goggles or good glasses it'll keep road dust / dirt out of my face and does great cutting the wind chill caused by riding in cooler weather.
Very NiceApr 20, 2013
By Erik J. Krieger
I recieved the this shemagh in OD for survival purposes, I found it to be very well made and large, 42x42 I imagine. It seems to be a bit brite for OD but it works, I am going to wash it on cold to make sure it doesn't fall apart, then air dry it to avoid the typical shrink problem, I don't for see any problems so far and I very pleased with the quality of the product. I have read that in some areas it is not good to where certain colors, this is what made my decsision to go solid OD, and with a company I know, while this is my second shemagh, it is the first Rothco shemagh. The shemagh overall is a good thickness and should last, however I have not been to the middle east in my military career, and I am not sure what a real one is suppoesed to look like but, this one seems to be okay and in my opinion seems made well enough to last, I would reccoment this to anyone as a good enough shemagh to do the job. I will follow up with any further issues if they come up, otherwise good to go!
Quaitly ShemaghApr 19, 2013
The shemagh I had while I was in the military it came in very useful for a variety of things...I bought this particular one for hunting.
nice!Mar 07, 2013
It arrived the day after I ordered it. There was a weird smell to it when first opening the shemagh out of the box, but that went away after I washed it. It'd be nice if there was a bigger color variety.
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