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IWA – Two New Patterns Join PenCott Camo Family Of Patterns: Wildwood And MetroPolis

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Helikon-Tex (Hall 9, Stand #222) is exhibiting two new Camo patterns in Hyde Definition’s PenCott family of camouflage patterns; Wildwood and Metropolis.

Wildwood

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Wildwood was developed at the request of Polish Special Forces, through a deep collaboration between Hyde Definition and Helikon-Tex. It is optimized for the moderate climate woodland areas of Central and Eastern Europe and was created by adjusting the tonal values of GreenZone by adding more brown shades, and de-saturating the bright green.

MetroPolis

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The result of 5 years of development effort, MetroPolis is optimized for industrial / built-up environments, and low-light / night operations. The overall tone of MetroPolis is lighter than many other ‘urban’ patterns because lighter colors darken in low light levels, but still maintain disruption and blending performance. Patterns which use predominantly dark colors tend to ‘blob out’ under low light conditions, which lessens their performance. The unique color palette of MetroPolis was derived from an extensive analysis of scientific research by NATO and the US military forces.

SixKa Brand By 707 Tactical Gear Now Featuring PenCott Camo Clothing And Boots

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Although fabrics in the PenCott family of advanced camouflage patterns have been printed in the USA since July 2011, finished products in the patterns have been harder to obtain in the Americas than they have in Europe – especially garments.

SixKa

That situation has begun to noticeably improve this year, and there is also now a US-based company making a wide range of tactical clothing and boots in PenCott camouflage patterns. That company is 707 Tactical Gear out of Miami, Florida with their SixKa brand of tactical garments and gear. 707 Tactical Gear designs products specifically to their clients requests and cuts-and-sews them from U.S.-made milspec materials in their wholly owned factories in Mexico.

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707 Tactical Gear provided the first sneak-peak look at SixKa products in PenCott patterns at the SHOT Show. Now they are going into full production with a range of tactical garments and boots in the PenCott GreenZone and BadLands camo patterns.

All PenCott camouflage fabrics are made and printed in the USA to US Army Milspec standards and include robust, comfortable and highly fade resistant, vat-dyed, Cordura brand Nylon-Cotton ripstop and ultra-strong, abrasion resistant, acid-dyed Cordura brand nylon.

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Products that are now in production, and available to order in PenCott camo patterns, include the following:

  • Eon 6k Combat Pants
  • Eon 6k Combat Shirt
  • 707 Camo BDU Pants
  • Advanced Tactical Shirt
  • Speed-Tac 9 Boot
  • D-Force Boot
  • 707 Tactical Gear will be displaying an even wider range of their SixKa brand products at the NTOA Conference and Exhibition at the end of August, and this will include additional products, such as:

  • SixKa Combat Pant
  • Classic Gear Shirt
  • TESTAC Multicap
  • Kourass Vest Carrier
  • Nomad Chest Rig
  • Recon Fanny Pouch
  • You can view full product details, download a PDF catalog, or place an order at www.sixkausa.com.

    The PenCott family of camouflage patterns was developed by Dom Hyde of Hyde Definition Ltd. in response to the US Army’s Camouflage Improvement Initiative. The patterns have since gone on to achieve considerable commercial success and have also been in use with many of the western world’s top military and law enforcement special operations forces. PenCott camouflage fabrics and trims are stocked and distributed globally by MMI Textiles in Westlake, Ohio. For more information about the PenCott patterns, and to browse photos of them in use around the world, visit: www.pencottcamo.com.

    Some Updates On PenCott Camouflage Products

    Thursday, September 17th, 2015

    UF-PRO PenCott

    Slovenian tactical clothing company UF PRO offers some impressive products, however they have been difficult to procure for the North American customer, until now, that is. Canadian company SEALS Action Gear has become the North American distributor for UF PRO, and will be carrying their full line of products in the full colorway UF PRO offers, including PenCott patterns. Last month, we featured a story on SEALS Action Gear and their adoption of PenCott patterns for several of their in-house designs.

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    Tasmanian Tiger PenCott

    Additionally, German tactical gear company Tasmanian Tactical is now offering various packs and load carrying gear in PenCott GreenZone, including, but not limited to, the TT Raid Pack MK III PC, TT 3 SGL Mag Pouch BEL PC, and TT Tac Pouch 4 PC horizontal.

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    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:

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    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.

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    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.

    www.hydedefinition.com

    Hyde Definition – PenCott At IWA 2015

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

    Helikon-Tex

    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: www.hydedefinition.com/latest/?p=1610

    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.

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    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 www.hydedefinition.com.

    PenCottCamo.com Is Getting A Facelift

    Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

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    PenCott Boots from Helikon-Tex

    Monday, October 27th, 2014

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    Helikon-Tex introduces PenCott GreenZone versions of the Mojave desert boot this week.