Compiled by Juli Case
We’ve heard that there’s a camo pattern newer than MARPAT. What can you tell us about it?
It used to be that camouflage came in a limited range of patterns: woodlands for forested terrain and desert for drier climes. Like so much else in the world, however, camouflage has gone high tech. Some patterns for the hunting world are visually very realistic and even protected under trademark law. MARPAT (MARine PATtern) was developed by the US Marine Corp. and has a unique digitalized pattern; the color blocks are small, pixilated squares. The true MARPAT is patented, but imitations do exist, in both woodland and desert colorations. MultiCam, on the other hand, is a single camouflage pattern designed to be effective in a variety of environments, available from Duro Textiles in a range of fabrics: