The keffiyah is the traditional desert headwear used to effectively protect your head & neck from the blazing sun. It’s also called shemagh or ghutra, it been used for decades by military forces operating in arid or jungle environments. In fact, the keffiyeh is officially issued to British and Australian soldiers for desert warfare. But you don’t have to be a soldier to appreciate this versatile piece of headgear. Protects against sun, blown dust and sand, bugs, and rain. Great for campers, hikers, fishermen, hunters and outdoorsman. You can soak the shemagh in water before wrapping it around your head and neck for extra cooling. It also provides warmth and protection from cold weather as well. You can wear in various combinations of the head, neck, mouth, and nose or be worn with goggles for full face coverage.