Although ideally suited for desert use, the Blackhawk Shemagh is multi-purpose lightweight cover that can be used in a variety of climates. Designed to protect wearers from sun exposure and sand particles, this shemagh's lightweight, yet durable cotton construction serves to provide cover from wind, snow and dust as well. Its large size can accommodate any build and ensures adaptable levels of ventilation based on the method of tying used to secure it. Because of its adaptability and lightweight material, this shemagh is currently being used by U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is tough, long-lasting and will not shrink when washed.