Their practicality in an arid environment, as in Iraq , explains their enduring popularity with soldiers. Soldiers often wear the keffiyeh folded in half into a triangle and wrapped around the face, with the halfway point being placed over the mouth and nose, sometimes coupled with goggles, to keep sand out of the face. This is also commonly done by armoured, mechanised and other vehicle-borne troops who use it as a scarf in temperate climates to ward off wind chill caused by being in moving vehicles. British soldiers deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan are now issued with a tan-colored shemagh. Irish Army Rangers use a green shemagh to conceal their identity while in the "green" role.
In a 2015 Big Test that also included the Honda Odyssey , Toyota Sienna , Nissan Quest and outgoing Chrysler Town & Country, the Kia Sedona won because of its excellent blend of comfort, style, value, and great driving dynamics. Despite having great handling, the Sedona maintains a comfortable ride and even though it’s the heaviest, the Sedona still has great acceleration. However, in a 2015 First Test , we did note that the Sedona wasn’t as flexible as competitors like the Honda Odyssey with fiddly mechanisms for folding the second and third rows. Additionally, the second row only pushes up against the back of the front seats and don’t fold into a tub nor can it be removed.