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Concamo 1 Aufmacher

“Ein Männlein steht im Walde?” A little man stands in the forest? – What an understatement…. In reality there are 15 volunteers who use different camouflage patterns. Because one thing is clear: the effectiveness of camouflage is decided where it is worn, in the forest, on the field, on the meadow, on the mountain and also in the city. And this is CONCAMO exclusively on SPARTANAT in the first field test.

Contrary to our habit of showing pictures in the only necessary size, we have loaded the photos here as large as possible: Click and then you can study and enjoy the views in detail.

Concamo schwarz-weiPlatte

The patterns that compete here with CONCAMO: ATACS FG, ATACS iX, PenCott GreenZone, PenCott BadLands, Multicam, Multicam Tropic, Flecktarn, 3 Farb Flecktarn and Vegetato.

The pictures were taken in southern Germany, between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb. The pictures are very fresh, they were taken on Friday, August 3, 2018. This CONCAMO field test was perfectly photographed by Ripperkon.

About 20 different areas were photographed, from green deciduous forest to dry quarry.

These are the first eight series, later CONCAMO will also compete in new picture comparisons in other seasons.

Here, the real CONCAMO fabric in a uniform by Leo Köhler is used for the first time. HERE was our “First Look” with original CONCAMO fabric on different surfaces.

“CONCAMO’s weakness is the extreme green season from May to the end of the year. August”, says Matthias Bürgin critically, who developed CONCAMO. “But even in this time of year, CONCAMO is at the forefront. This comparison is repeated identically in autumn and winter, so that there are neutral comparison pictures.” HERE you can read the CONCAMO interview with Matthias Bürgin on SPARTANAT.

If you are still wondering what this is in the photo: A black and white board was put up with each picture, so that the pictures correspond to the scientific standard and manipulations are prevented. It makes clear what the true colors are. The Bundeswehr does the same.

CONCAMO on the Internet: www.concamo.com

First clothes with CONCAMO are available from Leo Köhler: www.leokoehler.com

First gear in CONCAMO comes from ZENTAURON: www.zentauron.de

SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com


6 Responses to “SPARTANAT PHOTO FILE: CONCAMO Field Test 1”

  1. Pretty Boss test! Hard enough just to get that many uniforms together and then good display of environment and lighting variety.

  2. Chris says:

    Is is just me, or does there look like a big difference between the coat and pants on the A-tacs FG?

    Would that be a QC issue, or printing on different fabrics, or what?

    • Delta says:

      Good eye for details, I didn’t noticed that.
      Probably the trousers have been washed more often than the jacket (smock).

    • Luke says:

      noticed that too, I’d say the pants are ATACS AU.

  3. C. Myngs says:

    For me, each terrain area had a different “winner,” though ATACS seemed to be most usable/least bad in each location. I didn’t come away thinking CONCAMO met the developer’s hyperbole…But then again, when I first received UCP, I thought “Surely it works, the Army wouldn’t give us camo that was un-camo.”

  4. mcs says:

    Love that these photos were taken and presented with none of the usual photoshopping and spin that companies usually try to sell new camouflage patterns with. CONCAMO does appear to hold its own with the others in the comparisons, but the designer openly discussing the pattern’s strengths and weaknesses is a particularly impressive feat.

    Btw, that’s a ton of work taking all those photos, props to SPARTANAT and the volunteers!