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MilSpec Monkey – A Real Urban Grey

Monday, April 6th, 2015


Grey is the new Black in the tactical industry, with practically every gear and clothing company producing their own grey kit. The argument for it is simple; grey makes for a great neutral color that works very well in urban environments. But which shade of grey is the best? That’s a question MilSpec Monkey is looking to answer.


Monkey starting seriously looking into what makes the best urban grey due to a number of complaints resulting from MSM’s use of a warm, almost brown grey for their patches. Monkey took a look at various shades of grey being used by industry manufacturers, and found that, generally, they’re too cool, too medium, too “charcoal” to work well in an urban environment. To quote Monkey’s own article: “Although concrete starts out some sort of grey, the outside is a dirty place and dirt tends to be brown.”

Through his research, Monkey is looking to find a warmer, more natural grey for clothing and gear, and we’re eager to see where these efforts lead.

You can check out the full article, and more images, at

Hyperstealth Develops New Jamaica Defense Force Camo Pattern

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Although we haven’t heard from Canada’s Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation in awhile, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy. The Jamaica Defense Force just unveiled their new Digital Combat Uniforms which sport a camoflauge pattern developed by Hyperstealth. This pattern replaces the British DPM used since 1992.

Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson, said said the new uniform has security features, which will ensure that it does not end up in the hands of criminals and is proprietary meaning it cannot be purchased at a surplus store.

The new uniform will be available in land and maritime variants amd is said to be up to 50% more effective at camouflaging troops than the outgoing DPM, as it blends more easily into both the urban and jungle-type terrain as well as coastal conditions in which the JDF operates.

Cool A-10 Camouflauge

Sunday, March 29th, 2015


Reminds me of the Brookwood Phase IV camouflage pattern.


What Do We Have Here?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

This photo was recently released by the Department of Defense. It looks like he’s wearing CADPAT but not sure why. Maybe he’s playing OPFOR or maybe he just wants some camouflage that actually works.


A cavalry scout with Troop A, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, observes for enemy movement while mounted on a Humvee (sic) on Fort Stewart, Ga., March 9, 2015, during Vanguard Focus, a brigade level training exercise to validate the unit’s combat readiness. 

 US Army Photo by SGT Joshua Laidacker, 4th IBCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs

PenCott Camouflage Shows Up On ‘House Of Cards’

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Hyde Definition’s PenCott BadLands and GreenZone camouflage patterns are featured in the latest season of ‘House of Cards’. The full release can be read below, and beware, there are some spoilers:


Hyde Definition’s cutting-edge PenCott-BadLands™ and PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage patterns continue to show up in interesting places – this time they are featured in Season 3 of the award-winning Netflix drama “House of Cards”.

Caution, this announcement carries a SPOILER ALERT…

Seen in a crucial and dramatic segment of Season 3; PenCott™ camouflage patterns are seen in use by ‘Russian’ soldiers taking part in a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East. The Russian soldiers are seen wearing BadLands™ uniforms, whereas GreenZone™ uniforms are worn by the Russian officers and by Russian President Petrov. All of the PenCott camouflage uniforms used are the CPU (Combat Patrol Uniform) model made by Polish company Helikon-Tex.


In the latter part of Chapter 36, US President Underwood and Russian President Petrov hold a secret meeting in the Jordan Valley to try and resolve a crisis concerning the peacekeeping mission there. In the segment President Underwood (played by Emmy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey) wears an OCP/MultiCam ACU, and President Petrov (played by Danish actor Lars Mikkelsen – renowned for his roles in ‘The Killing’ and ‘Sherlock’) wears a GreenZone™ CPU.

As real Russian Army ‘Digital-Flora’ uniforms are hard to come by, the ‘House of Cards’ costume department selected GreenZone™ and BadLands™ pattern uniforms as stand-ins. Together with help from their retail partners, and with MMI Textiles also helping to supply some spare fabric, Hyde Definition and Helikon-Tex were able to rapidly assemble the sizes and quantities of uniforms and caps that were needed and deliver them in time to meet a tight filming schedule.

Hyde Definition – PenCott At IWA 2015

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


At this year’s IWI, Hyde Definition’s PenCott family of patterns made a showing at an impressive number of companies’ booths. Along with longtime adopters such as Helikon-Tex and UF PRO, companies including Tasmanian Tiger and GECKOsuperior rolled out gear in PenCott patterns including GreenZone and BadLands.

You can read the full post here:

Introducing ODG Corvus

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Orion Design Group introduces Corvus (Latin for Raven) as a black-based LE pattern.

Guess Where I Created This

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Thanks Erick!

A-TACS Camo to Preview Their New A-TACS iX and A-TACS AT-X Camo Patterns for Manufacturers at the IWA Show in Germany

Monday, March 2nd, 2015


Coming in 2015…DCS will begin introducing their new “X” series of camo patterns starting with the new A-TACS iX (Intermediate Xtreme) Camo pattern followed by the A-TACS AT-X (Arctic Tundra) Camo pattern. They will be previewing these new patterns exclusively to their Manufacturing partners at the upcoming IWA Show in Nuremberg, Germany March 6 – 9, 2015. Stay tuned for more updates prior to the release of these two new patterns in the line-up!

PenCott Camouflage To Be Featured Extensively At Enforce Tac / IWA 2015

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

As it turns out, an impressive number of retailers exhibiting their wares at Enforce Tac and IWA 2015 will be featuring products in Hyde Definition’s line of PenCott camouflage patterns. Among those attending will be:

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