The goggle frame was dipped in the specialty snow pattern and the balaclava printed in the camouflage from UK-based Hyde Definition in an effort to gauge user interest in the pattern.
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.
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.
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.
Products that are now in production, and available to order in PenCott camo patterns, include the following:
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:
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.
UF PRO recently put together a series of action shots of the Striker BDU and other gear in the MultiCam and PenCott BadLands camouflage patterns. The images aren’t for the purpose of a comparison test, rather a chance to show off the Striker BDU in the patterns.
Canadian tactical clothing company SEALS Action Gear is now offering several of their in-house designed products in PenCott GreenZone and BadLands camouflage patterns, such as their Tactical Field Smock.
The 4.4 version of the SEALS Action Gear Tactical Field Smock sports a design based on the classic SAS smock, and made from MilSpec grade 50/50 NyCo ripstop material, which is woven and printed in the USA. The smock has plenty of on-board storage capacity, including:
Additional features include drawstrings at the waist and bottom, a high collar and removable hood, snag-free snap wrist adjustment at the cuff, and a wind flap over the zipper.
The Tactical Field Smock is available in PenCott GreenZone and BadLands camouflage patterns.
For more details on the SEALS Action Gear product line in PenCott patterns, visit www.pencottcamo.com/2015/08/seals-action-gear-announces-pencott-camouflage-product-line
29 June 2015
Designed and built in-house, PenCottCamo.com is the new central, brand-hub for the PenCott® family of camouflage patterns from Hyde Definition Ltd.
This is the first time that the PenCott® pattern family has had its own dedicated website, and greatly expands and improves upon the PenCott® pattern content that has been previously held on the HydeDefinition.com website. Among other enhancements, the new site features an in-depth look at the development of the patterns, what makes them so effective and where the name ‘PenCott’ comes from.
Another key highlight of the new site is the wide-ranging and ever growing gallery of submitted photographs showing the performance of the patterns in-the-field around the world. There’s even an interactive map of the world that lets you select to see photos of the patterns in use by country (and by state in the US).
A useful section of the site for Makers is the page covering the range of different PenCott® pattern fabrics and materials that are now available – as well as links to sources where they can be bought.
Consumers will find the full, up-to-date listing of PenCott® garment and gear producers – with links off to their websites – an invaluable resource for getting kitted up in PenCott®.
Finally, the Blog section of the site will present all of the latest news related to the PenCott® patterns, as well as additional original content relating to the field of camouflage history, design and technologies.
With the launch of the separate PenCottCamo.com site, the legacy HydeDefinition.com site will be revamped and refocused to cover the consultancy services and other camouflage projects that Hyde Definition works on.
MMI Textiles is now printing MilSpec-grade and Berry Compliant 70D ripstop nylon fabric in PenCott GreenZone camouflage. The fabric features a DWR finish and a PU-backing, making it perfect for tent files, hammocks, bashas, groundsheets, and other applications that require a lightweight and waterproof fabric solution.
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.