The shemagh is a traditional Middle Eastern scarf that was adopted by soldiers operating in harsh desert climates. Military personnel prize this versatile garment because it can serve so many functions. Our lightweight shemaghs provide excellent protection from sun exposure, harsh winds and blowing sand. Built for battle, these tough scarves work well for civilian use as well. You can wear one as a heavy-duty scarf in the winter or as head and neck protection from the sun during outdoor sports or tough jobs. These shemaghs are rugged enough to withstand tough conditions, but soft enough for comfortable, all-day wear.