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Off Shore A-TACS Fabrics Announcement

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Schott Performance Fabrics and Digital Concealment Systems
announce the addition of off-shore produced A-TACS Camo fabrics


In response to growing worldwide demand, Digital Concealment Systems and Schott Performance Fabrics are pleased to announce that in addition to their full range of U.S. produced Berry Amendment compliant A-TACS Camo fabrics, they are now offering a full range of A-TACS Camo fabrics produced off-shore. These fabrics are produced to the same exacting standard as the U.S.-produced fabrics and are made available to international and domestic manufacturers who do not require Berry Amendment compliant goods for their production. Available fabrics include a full compliment of Nylon, Cotton, Poly/Cotton and Polyester goods in a varity of fabric weights and construction.

Many international manufacturers of A-TACS Camo products now have the option to source their fabrics ‘closer to the cutter’. This will allow for shorter lead times and significantly lower fabric costs. It also affords significant savings on international shipping and material costs for the end gear manufacturer.

This new option also benefits European and Asian manufacturers who sell in non-military channels. Now they have the option to source GENUINE A-TACS Camo fabrics at a lower cost. This option also benefits many smaller manufacturers, especially with low minimum order requirements on fabric–and it will replace the poorly made, poorly constructed counterfeit fabric that is currently on the market.


Counterfeit camouflage fabrics have been a problem for every major camouflage brand since the beginnings of the industry. Cheaply and poorly produced overseas pattern knock-offs are a continuing issue for everyone from Crye Precision, to the US Goverment, to us here at DCS. Each time a counterfeiter is pursued through legal channels, a new one pops up, perpetuating the problem. This new fabric option will allow manufacturers currently engaged in producing A-TACS Camo gear using poor quality counterfeit fabrics the option to switch over and begin using legitimately produced A-TACS Camo fabrics. Schott Performance Fabrics is the ONLY legitimate source for genuine A-TACS Camo fabrics. If the fabric was purchased from anywhere else, it is the product of a counterfeiter.

In the coming months, Digital Concealment Systems will be ramping up it’s legal pursuit of both manufactures and retailers engaged in the production and sale of counterfeit items in A-TACS Camo. Additionally, DCS will also be calling out manufacturers and retailers dealing in and manufacturing counterfeit A-TACS Camo gear.

For additional information, sourcing questions and availability, contact Denise Barrick or Bryan Merrick at Schott Performance Fabrics (330)784-4545 or visit them on the web at

Good Guys in Greenzone

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Yesterday’s online and paper editions of the Austrian newspaper ‘Heute’ (Today) featured an article and photo gallery of the Austrian Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorist / special operations unit ‘Einsatzkommando COBRA’.

The photo spread included this shot of a two-man sniper team in their standard-issue GreenZone camouflage smocks and trousers from SABRE in Germany. COBRA has been using a range of GreenZone camouflage clothing and equipment made by SABRE since 2012. Einsatzkommando Cobra isn’t GI Joe’s arch-nemesis but rather an Austrian Counter Terrorism team with a very good reputation. Organized under the Ministry of the Interior, Cobra was founded in 1978 and is made up of about 450 personnel.


They even use GLOCKs.

Read the whole thing at

CSA at Jungle Training Center

Friday, February 13th, 2015


GEN Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the US Army, shared this photo taken during his visit to the 25th ID’s Jungle Training Center. We told you some time ago that woodland BDUs were being used at the school.

Lots of First Lite Fusion Camo Options

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

We told you to keep an eye out for First Lite’s Fusion camouflage at SHOT Show. Designed as a universal patter for hunting, Fusion has been applied to a wide variety of products which were on display at last month’s SHOT Show. These include chest rigs for hunting, packs, carbines, hard and softshell clothing and even a fat tired bike that we couldn’t photograph because it was surrounded by onlookers.


-Large Shape Disruption (nature-based algorithms)
-Small-Medium Texture Disruption (nature-based algorithms)
-Disruptive Coloration (with a carefully curated pallet of nine colors)
-Focal and Depth Confusion (both focal and peripheral vision is greatly affected)
-Light and Dark Crackleture (further distorts the subjects overall body shape)

SJK Wonders If You’d Buy One

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Slumberjack has long been known for helping man sleep co,for table in the field. So why not do it for man’s best friend as well?


SJK wondered the same thing so they created this dog bed out of scrap Kryptek Highlander for their office pooch, Daley. The question is, would you buy one for your dog?


Caveat Emptor – Seconds/Counterfeit PenCott Fabric

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Bottom Line Up Front
The only truly authentic, genuine, first-quality PenCott fabrics are the ones that that have been or are being sold by Hyde Definition, MMI Textiles or Tacticaltrim.

Hyde Definition recently issued an alert regarding both the sale of seconds quality as well as counterfeit fabrics.


For example, this garment sewn in a Crye Precision combat uniform style is made from seconds quality GreenZone fabric. These are ejected off-color and other types of ‘second-quality’ PenCott camouflage fabric which have turned up on eBay and other online wholesale outlets being sold as good quality material. Some customers have already been duped by the low prices on the per-yard fabric and/or by low shipping rates.

If its not genuine first-quality fabric, there could be one or more problems with it – such as; the colors being off, the colors will fade quickly, the fabric will shrink too much when its washed, etc.

Counterfeits on the other hand are originating in China, Indonesia and Ukraine. These are unauthorized reproductions of genuine fabrics. Aside from being thievery, these fabrics suffer from indistinct prints, incorrect colors, and low quality substrate fabrics. Once again, buy fabric from legitimate sources to ensure quality.

Hyde Definition is pursuing legal action against the counterfeiters, and has pledged to take action against any retailer who offers finished goods made from these counterfeit fabrics.

For full details visit

Kryptek Inferno – It’s for Hunting

Sunday, February 8th, 2015


When we first showed you Kryptek’s Inferno pattern we got a lot of feedback from folks who didn’t understand what it is was created for.

SHOT Show – Rivers West

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

As I walk through the endless aisles of SHOT Show, things will grab out at me. This time it was the Shadow Poncho by Rivers West.


This seam-sealed cape design is available in the uninsulated Shadow Poncho model as well as a Sherpa fleece lined version called the Treestand Shadow. Look for interior handwarmer pockets in both and arm slits on the Shadow Poncho.

Available in Widowmaker Shadow Camo only.

SHOT Show – Voodoo Tactical Camo

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


Sneak Peek – Invictus Alliance Group Combat Uniform in Kryptek

Friday, January 23rd, 2015


This is a first look at the Invictus combat uniform in Kryptek Highlander.