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KLMK – The Soviets Did Digital Camouflage First

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Developed in 1968 and first issued to Soviet forces the next year, the Kamuflirovannyy Letniy Maskirovochnyy Kombinezon (KLMK), or in English, Camouflaged Summer Deceptive Coverall was meant to defeat night vision devices.


This lightweight garment is meant to wear over other clothing. It’s oversized design is reversible and incorprates a hood, simple flapped pockets and a drop seat with button flap. The pattern is two-tone (tan and pea green) which offers a rudimentary visual spectrum camouflage.


Interestingly enough, it is still in service and still in production.

Aloha Friday at All Skill No Luck

Friday, February 16th, 2018

All Skill No Luck took the Internet by storm with their Plaid Combat Shirts. Now, they are creating Aloha versions.


This Short Sleeved Shirt incorporates shoulder pockets.

The torso component works like a vest and can be removed.

Jon Morrison, Joins HyperStealth As New Public Relations Manager

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Not only did he revamp Hyperstealth’s website, but Jon Morrison has also joined HyperStealth as their new public relations manager.


Jon Morrison is the CEO of Get Clear Consulting and the newest partner of the Hyperstealth team. He is passionate about watching outstanding companies succeed by implementing the best marketing tools available to them. Jon is a certified copywriter, helping companies clarify their message, reach their ideal clients, and grow their business. Jon adds expertise as a best-selling author and keynote speaker. Jon lives in Abbotsford, B.C., is married to Hayley and they have two daughters, Abigail and Grace.

ORWM 18 – Outdoor Tech Mossy Oak Line

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Outdoor Tech has introduced a Mossy Oak line for those who need all of their gear to be camouflage .

It includes items like their Turtle Shell 3.0 – Waterproof Wireless Speaker which can run for 20 hours thanks to its built in power bank (3600 mAh).

Blue Force Gear Saves Cal the Chameleon

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

You may remember Cal the Chameleon from the Warner brothers classic cartoon “Unnatural History”.

Our friend Cal could blend into virtually any environment, except plaid, until now.

At the SHOT Show Supplier Showcase, BFG is displaying their PLAIDminus Carrier. Looks like Cal will be just fine.

Kryptek Announces Camouflage Technologies Division

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Kryptek is proud to publicly announce its “Camouflage Technologies” division evolving from the expertise gained during the infamous U.S. Army Camo Improvement solicitation.

Kryptek Camouflage Technologies (KCT) provides passive concealment solutions that are customized specific to region, environment, and organization. KCT dovetails with Kryptek’s combat apparel capabilities allowing a complete turnkey solution for units, organizations and countries that desire functional and effective uniforms while gaining separation and advantage from legacy camouflage options that have saturated various Areas of Operations.

Building on Kryptek’s extensive government tested and proven family of camouflage, KCT’s new array of patterns is much broader with numerous variants to their Macro and Micro pattern assortments. Kryptek’s designers and engineers work closely with end users customizing the camouflage to ensure the best possible solution for the area and environment of intended use.

As well as providing functional concealment options, KCT also addresses the psychological aspect of camouflage. “When used for combat or counter terror operations, the need to ‘Identify Friend or Foe,’ or IFF, is becoming more and more of a concern as legacy patterns now saturate the Market and are easily obtained. Kryptek has reached a point in its life-cycle where it can provide combat apparel options that are customized for units, while controlling the fabric printing process thereby enhancing the security of the program for the end user,” says Butch Whiting, Kryptek Outdoor Group CEO.

KCT delivers a unique approach to obtaining combat apparel. Rather than just licensing or selling a pattern to an interested consumer, a complete package option is developed specifically to accommodate the end user. This approach provides the consumer with an agile, specific and precise way to equip units and organizations based on their specialized needs.

“Apparel Programs with various Coalition Special Operations units have been underway with KCT for the past two years,” says Josh Cleghorn, President of Kryptek Outdoor Group. “These programs have fallen in line with initiatives we have developed for Special Operations units here in the U.S. When you couple our premium combat apparel collection with our KCT capabilities, you truly have a unique option, especially for foreign organizations that are less bureaucratic and want to move relatively rapidly.”

KCT has developed more than 20 never-before-seen camouflage patterns. Each pattern provides a unique option with limitless color variations among each pattern. To view these new and exclusive camo patterns in person, please contact Kryptek at for an appointment at SHOT show booth #3648.

An Update On The Ongoing Polish Camo Testing Efforts

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Our friends at Frag Out! have provided us with a bit of info on the ongoing efforts by the Polish military to adopt a new camouflage pattern.

An official agreement has been sighed by the Polish MOD and Army Textiles Institute – WOBWSM to test new camo patterns that might replace the current Wz. 93 ‘Pantera’ pattern:

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MAPA-A (light green variant)
MAPA-B (dark green variant)
“LAMPART” (from top-secret “TYTAN” future-soldier systems project)

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This agreement was signed last November, with testing to proceed through June 2018, with pattern selection possibly taking place as early as July 2018. The Fall test have already occurred, with “Snowless Winter” tests currently underway.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Tests are being conducted by WAT (Military University of Technology in Warsaw) and WITI (Military Institute of Technical Engineering), as well as MASKPOL S.A., a holding company of PGZ, the Polish state-owned armaments group.

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Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

WAT and WITI are conducting a decade-old testing methodology originally developed by WITI, which focuses on long distance recognition, where effectiveness of a pattern is judged by a group of 3 to 6 officers using 7×45 binoculars at ranges between 700m to 1400m.

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MASKPOL’s testing methodology is new, and focuses on combat distances of 25m to 300m, using a group of 15 to 30 soldiers making individual comparative evaluations with the naked eye. This testing also incorporates night vision and aerial drones.

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Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Additionally, IWP (Polish Institute of Industrial Design) is also participating in the testing process. Based on photographs taken during the first two tests, they are using eye-tracking techniques with a large sample of participants to analyze effectiveness of the individual patterns.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Alongside MAPA, a new line of individual equipment, code-name “DROMADER” is also being developed, regardless of final camo pattern chosen.

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Photo credit: FragOut! Magazine

Additional information: – The army compares four types of camouflage. In mid-2018, the Ministry of National Defense will select a new one. (Machine translated to English)

Fireforce Ventures – Rhodesian Brushstroke Short-Shorts

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

After 13 months of hard work, Canada-based Fireforce Ventures has finally released their Rhodesian Brushstroke Short-Shorts.

Not only did they reproduce the iconic camouflage pattern, but they’ve also recreated the proper length. Made from 75% polyester-25% cotton, they feature an internal drawstring, two reinforced hand pockets, and a buttoned arse pocket on the right cheek.

Offered in three sizes, get yours before they are gone.