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More on New Dutch Camo

We recently posted a photo of the new Dutch camouflage pattern. Now, our friends at LEAFGEARhave posted several photos of the new proposed barracks dress in the woodland pattern on their Facebook wall. While not definitive, it gives you an idea of what it will look like out in the wild. Offered by COBBS Industries, the garments are manufactured by NFM who used the design of their Combat Jacket from the GARM line. We are HUGE fans of the NFM stuff, some of which will be brought into the US this fall by FirstSpear. Add in fabric provided by TenCate and you have to consider how exciting it is to see so many European companies working together to make this happen.

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13 Responses to “More on New Dutch Camo”

  1. Paralus says:

    At that distance, it looks a bit like East German Blumentarn/Flaechentarn in terms of coloration.

  2. MJT says:

    Pictures like this tell more about effectiveness of a camouflage pattern than the first picture that was found on the net of this project.

    Nice one!

  3. Strike-Hold! says:

    NFM eh – that’s HAWT! 😉

  4. UVR says:

    In the photo taken with the face concealed, the camo really disappears into the background. Leafgear’s first photo on their Facebook page illustrates this –

  5. Ipkiss says:

    While the new pictures make me feel more positive about the new pattern, my concern remains the availability of gear produced in this pattern. For such a small army, I fear that not many companies will decide to adopt this pattern to their production lines. Thus, soldiers will have to rely solely on what is provided to them bij the MOD. Which, unfortunately, is not always the best gear on the market.

  6. Rob says:

    This is not the barracks dress, this is the field dress. Also, this is what I’ve been waiting for, to see a picture of the uniform in the field. If you look at his legs, you can barely see the outline anymore.

  7. Johnny B says:

    Behind him, out in the field and sunlight, is a medium sized tree with some greenery at its base. I’d like to have seen some pics of him there, from this vantage point. Again, I’m concerned with what appears to be a predominately gray-colored background. This gray does will in shadow, but I fear may be too contrasting in open or semi-open land. The predominate color in nature is brown. I’m wondering, since this camo has a gray base with brown coloring added, if those colors were reverse so a light brown base had gray coloring added, it would fare just as well in shadow but better in open light/land.

  8. Tim says:

    It’s wierd they didnt go for multi-terrain camo, the army is to small to issue everyone 2 types of camo for future deployments again. It was a problem when they got deployed to afghanistan an that was before the budget cuts!

    The dutch SF was testing crye multicam a while ago, I would like to know why that stranded. Especially since the secretary of defence informed the forces future gear would be bought “off the shelf” instead of going through the expensive process of developing a whole new product for an defence force not bigger than 60.000 employees.

  9. Strike-Hold! says:

    As long as he stays put in those shadows in from of those mossy rocks, he’ll be well concealed…

    Great BDU design and a nice pretty pattern – but I’m not convinced about its overall effectiveness.

  10. Administrator says:

    eh, I’ve seen worse.

  11. Strike-Hold! says:

    True. True…..

  12. Riceball says:

    Having taken a second look at the pattern and reading some comments I have to agree that it’s probably not the best pattern possible, I think it’s a little too lacking in brown to effective in all but the most lush environments. If Stargate were real it would probably work very well for the SGC since most of the worlds they visit always seem to be very green and lush, sort of like Vancouver.

    Still, like the admin writes, I’ve seen worse. Can anyone say, UCP?

  13. Greg says:

    UCP was defenatly one of the “worst” one size fits all stuff never works in the end,Thank god there doing something about that,Though this pattern could use allittle more Brown and Tan in it and to see Gray in place of where Black would be it has plenty of Green too,Not to be seen by night vision is important but so is hiding in the shadows in the treelines in the distance or up close in the daytime or night,witch is were the idea to put the black splotches on BDUs and other uniforms came from i guess.