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SPECOPS.PL Receives First Shipment of PenCott Camo

Polish firm SPECOPS has received their first shipment of Hyde Definition’s PenCott camouflage fabric. SPECOPS is committed to producing uniforms in a variety of patterns for the upcoming Polish camo trials.


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8 Responses to “SPECOPS.PL Receives First Shipment of PenCott Camo”

  1. Aaron says:

    Honestly…I’d like to see this in service…the system looks solid.

  2. UVR says:

    Dom has done a superb job with that design. It looks like Hyde Definition and SPECOPS have a winner.

  3. Brian says:

    I think this looks like everyone else’s patterns that are getting slapped together and thrown out to go after all these solicitations, these patterns have way too much micro pattern anyone that knows even a little about camo knows micro pattern is great at medium and close range but at distance without a good complimenting macro pattern you look like a blob.

  4. Johnny B says:

    I disagree Brian. The environment is mostly made up of small features, such as grasses, small stones, dirt, leaves, etc. Even larger features, such as boulders or rocky surfaces are made up of smaller features, sucg as the individual minerals in granite or the natural cracks and surface elevation variations that result in various highlights and shadows. At a distance all this dissonance blurs and tends to become indistinct. This camo does the same. At distance the wearer becomes as indistinct as their surroundings, so as long as the colors match they blend in. As you get closer, the smaller ‘micro’ patterns continue to cause a visual disruption. larger patterns remain large as you near until they become larger than their surrounding component materials and stick out. With these camo patterns, the larger patterns break up into smaller ones as you near, eliminating that recognition or at least retarding it to a degree previously unknown. In fact, looking especially at the GreenZone pattern, I’m struck by how 3dimensional it looks. the green actually looks like it’s higher than the dark drown – the dark drown looks like deep chasms in the pattern.

  5. Brian says:

    Thanks for the insight johnny…spoken like a true professional.

  6. Greg says:

    Johnny in your honest opinion do you think these patterns are a win for our grunts it kind of seems that way to me,Plus they look a hell of alot more superior then MARPAT unless my eyes are deceiving me,Because its just the feeling of why is the army continuing on blowning millions or more on finding a pattern that they should have came up with while the marines were working on MARPAT,And run the risk again of picking a single camo that dosen’t work worth of shit like UCP… just wanted to know.

  7. Johnny B says:

    Sorry for the delayed response. I think MARPAT is a great camo. I had reservations on th ewoodland patt, thinking the greens were too strong, but then I saw it in the field and thought it was outstanding – especially in forests. The desert is great stuff, too. The colors on both patts is good, and the way the brain interprets and blends the patts works well. Are thes patts better? Only direct testing will tell, including the IR tests. On the surface, these PenCotts appear superior, but that does not mean they are. And it’s had to argue with the efficacy of what the Marines are wearing. I’d like to see PenCott patts tested and compared – the pics with photosimulation look ok but are unconvincing and mean nothing. I’d like to see some of Guy Cramer’s patts in reality and tested in the field too. He talks a mean game and the photosims look great on a few patterns (the SOPAT patts come to mind), but the only pics of actual uniforms are flat fabrics of people posed in white rooms. Either way, the idea of UCP – any UCP – is flawed. There are just too many environments to really be effective in them all. the problem with the idea of a UCP is that instead of getting a pattern that works great in one environment you get a pattern that works not so great in every environment. UCP is a cost savings notion, and that’s all it is. It’s cheaper and logistically simpler to produce and supply one set of cammies versus three or four. The cost savings is put ahead of effectiveness and, more importantly, warrior’s lives. I’d rather see three patts that are superb in three environments than one patt that is mediocre in three environs.

  8. Greg says:

    Your exactly right it would really be something to see both woodland and desert be tested in real life enviroments next to eachother then comparing them on regular images and for other factors to,I was also thinking can there be something superior to MARPAT or is it not possible just interesting is all,Plus it would make me happy to see the Marine Corps comming to the army wanting to use thier patern and let them see how it feels when someone else says NO… we gave you a chance share your stuff now go F yourselves “Whats good for the goose is good for the gander”:)