Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl
Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl
Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl
Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl
Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl
Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl
Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl

Afghan Patu Mountain Shawl

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It's a shawl. It's a blanket. And it's comfortable as hell. It's one of the most versatile pieces of clothing from the middle east, and it actually qualifies as tacticool. 

The Patu is an ultra-cozy wool blanket with simple embellishments & tassels on the top and bottom edge, designed to be worn for cool nights in the mountains or be used as you'd use any other blanket. That's Literally it. But there's more to it.

So what's KommandoStore doing selling Afghan Blankets? During the hunt for Bin Laden in Afghanistan, and particularly during the Battle of Tora Bora, these very shawls were seen on Operators from the United States Delta Force and CIA as a means to blend in with the local populace - a 'when in rome' approach to urban camouflage. Paired up with other pieces of locally-worn garb, an operator could conceal most of his kit neatly beneath these blankets, and flip it over his shoulder when the need arose. Of course, being a blanket, it kept them warm in the inclement weather in the Khyber Pass and even kept their arms out of the sun.

So whether you're using this as a means to LARP or not, it's hard to argue with it's utility. 

Specs

  • Authentic Middle Eastern Import
  • 94" x 44" — slightly larger when accounting for stretch
  • Cozy wool blend construction ideal for cool nights and looking cool too :)
  • Exact same type of shawl used by Delta Force/CIA during the Battle of Tora Bora
  • tassels & woven pattern on each end

 

Wearing Your Patu Shawl

Patu shawls are most commonly worn using a simple "once around" wrap. Start with the short side of the shawl draped off your shoulder, wrap it around your back, over the other shoulder, around your front, and back over the shoulder you started on. It should sit around or below your waist just like our model photos, with a relatively even distribution all around.

Ready for some CIA LARP? For concealing rifles, start on the shoulder opposite your trigger finger. This will allow the long angle of the shawl to match the gun across your body, and makes it easier to swim the muzzle out. To keep your shawl wrapped tight with a rifle outside concealment, wrap the shawl between you and the sling before the final wrap on the starting shoulder.

 

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Reviewed by Michael V.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Good quality, keeps you warm, great for larping.

I never got a chance to get anything cool when I was deployed to Afghanistan. A friend told me KS was selling these so I bought one right away, along with the pakol. I'll forever have a soft spot in my heart for my woobie, but damn if this thing isn't nice and keeps you warm. Wear it or use it as a blanket, and so far it seems very good quality.

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Reviewed by Matthew G.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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The real deal

Not much to review...its a blanket. It's nice and warm and almost identical to the one I had in country. Been using it outside up in Maine, nice and warm with just a t shirt on under it.

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Reviewed by Abraham H.
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Very long and comfy

Sometimes I larp as a Mujahideen. Sometimes I get cozy in the cold.

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Reviewed by Aaron R.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Its good

I wouldnt be able to tell if its legit or not since ive never owned nor seen an actual one save for this that i ordered. What i can say tho is if the original one was a bit harsh or rough texture cloth and might come on as a little itchy and course then this gotta be legit. The smell is also distinct as it smells like an old sack or something that must have been kept in an old trunk. Overall i like it very much, hopefully it really can defeat or help protect against cold nights.

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Reviewed by Aaron B.
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Very Halal

Very warm and dripy

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