CAT 1 FR American Shemagh Beige Face Gaiter
CAT 1 FR American Shemagh Beige Face Gaiter
CAT 1 FR American Shemagh Beige Face Gaiter
CAT 1 FR American Shemagh Beige Face Gaiter

CAT 1 FR American Shemagh Beige Face Muffler


You may have first seen US Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan wear something similar to Benchmark's American Shemagh (pronounced šmāġ).

The Shemagh has many names and crosses into many cultures. Some people call it a keffiyeh, hattah, ghutrah or headscarf. Regardless of what you refer to this cloth as, they are commonly found in arid regions to provide protection from the sun, sandstorms, and dust. Made from lightweight and breathable materials they are perfect for warm weather.

Constructed from inherently flame resistant materials and made in the USA. It was originally developed with an electrical utility to help folks who are drilling into creosote poles during windy conditions. Since it's release, it has become popular for workers who wear FR in dry, arid conditions. 

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    Regular price$19.99

    Meets NFPA 70E requirements
    EBT - 6.4 cal/cm2
    HRC / CAT 1
    OSHA 1910.269
    Meets ASTM F1506
    NESC 2012

    Made by Benchmark FR in the United States using 2nd Skin, Modacrylic/Cotton/Nylon Blend.
    This item meets the performance specification ASTM F1506-18 which is the Standard Performance Specification for Flame Resistant and Electric Arc Rated Protective Clothing Worn by Workers Exposed to Flames and Arcs. This specification is called out in OSHA 1910.269, NFPA 70E and CSA Z462.

    Meets NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Arc Flash PPE Category 1 or “CAT 1” with an Arc Rating (EBT) = 6.4 cal/cm2

    This garment is constructed from arc and flame resistant fabric and components in a facility with audited quality controls. It will resist ignition and not continue to burn when the ignition source is removed. This garment is not intended for fire fighting activities and provides no protection from chemical exposure. This garment will maintain its flame resistant properties for the life of the garment provided wash and care instructions are followed.

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    Released Dec. 2016
    Zero Recalls
    Zero Injuries Reported

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    Machine wash warm, tumble dry low
    Use soft powder or liquid laundry detergent
    Do not use bleach, fabric softener or laundry pods

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