A good Shemagh (pronounced “schmog”) serves two important field purposes: it provides protection from the harsh sun and it also keeps dust and sand out of your face. If it happens to be this Topo Skull version from Triple Aught Design, it also looks damned good. The 100% long staple cotton Shemagh is big enough to cover your head and face, as well as wrap around your neck for easy access and even a modicum of warmth. It also works as a short rope, an improvised towel, or a sling in pinch. The subtle topo map and skull combo make it coolly intimidating. It just so happens to be what the doctor ordered in the age of COVID-19.