I have several bought as well as homemade shemaghs and like them a lot. The homemade ones fold down much smaller than the purchased ones. They are all excellent. As of a year or two ago, I discovered the gamcha. They are they traditional cotton bath towels in India. I like the gamchas a lot too. Tale of the tape. They are both folded down to about the same size. The gamcha wins as it is a bit smaller packing. And the gamcha is larger. This particular one is slightly narrower but twice a long. I think it is more useful overall.