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Not green like picture... is brown, buy the Rotcho from GO COMMANDO GEAR!!
on June 25, 2015
I bought this supposedly Condor shemagh from 2 sellers: Outdoor Shopping and Army Universe. They both sent brown ones and apologized for the issue and refunded my purchases. This situation may only be temporary so if you want to buy this shemagh from either of those 2 sellers, I recommend sending them a message and asking if it's really green or not. I wish we didn't have to ask questions like that, but it may or may not help. If you're not concerned about if it's brown or green, I guess you could go for it. Although I find it frustrating when a seller does business like that and it makes it easier to buy from a different seller.
According to both sellers, the basic same response was that they have been receiving them that way lately with no notice of a change from the manufacturer and it seems they just rolled with it and didn't dispute it and re-categorized them in their minds as "darker shades of Olive Drab" and continued to just keep using the same picture. I feel they should be required to tough it out and just get out their camera and take a new current photo and change the name to brown. Outdoor shopping was nice enough to let me keep mine from them. Army Universe made me send it back, although they did send me a prepaid shipping label to send it back.
Since I got to keep the one from Outdoor shopping, I went ahead and used it and it's actually pretty awesome.
I wet my hair and wet the shemagh and folded it in half like a triangle and tied it over my head like a bandana wrap.
I did this to mow the grass over an acre on an extremely hot Florida afternoon.
I wanted to cover my hair, to help reduce the amount of debris getting in, which really adds to the wash time.
Also help keep flying insects out. A normal bandana just barely tucks in the tied area at back and bottom where the large size of this shemagh makes the "top" so long that after you tuck it in the tied area at bottom, there is a lot to fall down your back and shield the back of your neck from the sun.
It's also plenty large enough to have covering your ears to prevent all the flying debris from getting inside.
All this is happening while wet so it really helps cool you down too.
I did not try covering my mouth with it like the natives do in sandstorms, although I probably should.
There are a lot of instructional videos on youtube that show you how to tie it in various ways.
All in all, besides it not being the color of the picture, this shemagh is really nice and a great thing to have.
It's petty lightweight, but seems durable and I could see it being used in various survival ways as well like a tourniquet, bandage, or broken arm sling, water filter, and many many uses I'm sure.
I ended up getting a Rotcho shemagh from GO COMMANDO GEAR and it actually was green and I love it!
The Condor shemagh bled a ton of dye while I soaked it several times, due to the many recommendations of other buyers.
The Rothco shemagh I bought did not bleed any dye at all when I soaked it!
The "Condor" shemagh had no retail tags or labels while the Rothco shemagh had a retail Rothco tag and a sewn-in label.
Both the Rothco retail tag and sewn-in tag were marked "Made In India."
The Condor one is supposedly made in Pakistan.
The Condor shemagh is nice, but if you are looking for an OD green one like the picture, you may be better off choosing the ROTHCO shemagh from GO COMMANDO GEAR! They were really nice and answered my questions quickly when I wrote them. The patterns are similar between the two, but the Rothco seems a little nicer and it's comforting having the tags on it. I have shown a picture I took of the shemagh laid over an actual OD green tactical vest with OD mag pouches and OD USA flag patch I also bought from GO COMMANDO GEAR and you can see how brown the shemagh is. Those sellers continue to sell these shemaghs as OD green when they are clearly brown. Buy the Rothco shemagh from GO COMMANDO GEAR! I love it! They also have the best OD Green USA flag subdued tactical patches I have found and I have tried several companies from several sellers. I got the forward and reverse and they look perfect on OD tactical gear!