- Available in Multiple Color Options
- 100% cotton
- 44" x 44"
- Condor Shemagh
About the Condor Shemagh
The shemagh (pronounced “schmog”) is a piece of attire that originated in the Middle East. Different regions wear different colors and these often symbolize something different depending on the color scheme you wore. In more recent times it has been appropriated as a fashion item in the West and so the color meanings might not have the same impact as it would in other regions.For practical function these are scarf-like wraps that are typically worn for protection against direct sun exposure and the elements, especially dust and sand which are common obstacles in arid regions. During various conflicts that took a lot of Western troops to the middle east, soldiers took this piece of clothing and adapted it to become a common accessory to help them cope with the climates they were deployed to. For special troops who were deployed, this piece of clothing also became a way to conceal their identity to operate incognito, allowing them to blend in somewhat with the indigenous people.
In airsoft, players will run these for similar reasons. If you are doing some sort of warfighter kit based on more recent conflicts, you cannot do without a shemagh to top off your gear. But the added value from this besides fashion is the protection. You get protection from the sun and of course if you are facing elements you are protected from that too. Shemaghs are generally lookse and breathable so they do not add discomfort. On top of that you have some basic neck and face protection (these do not meet many field requirements as hard face protection however). The shemagh can be worn in different ways too. You can wear it as a neck or head scarf, tied together to form a balaclava, as a bandana, and really any creative way you can come up with.
About Condor Outdoor
Condor Outdoor is a great brand for airsoft players who want the feel of something high quality and durable without being too expensive. Their catalog includes everything from pouches and vests to a full line of clothing. We would rank this almost near our premium items in terms of quality and below that in terms of cost. Condor even has a line for their premium gear called the Elite series for those who have serious use requirements for their gear. For the beginning player, you should check out Condor's plate carriers and chest rigs as well as modular pouches for your basic web gear. Follow up with basic accessories such as gloves and other clothing items that you can wear while playing for some basic protection. Condor also makes some great weapon slings so you can carry your airsoft rifle with ease and comfort. Condor Outdoor has been in the tactical gear game for 20 years now and is a well established brand. Buy with confidence!