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Helikon-Tex Offers PenCott-WildWood Camouflage

PenCott-WildWood® is a new pattern based on the well-proven and widely used PenCott® pattern geometry, developed at the request of Polish Special Forces. Working in close cooperation, Hyde Definition® and Helikon-Tex® created WildWood® to be an optimal pattern for the temperate woodland and grassland areas found in Central and Eastern Europe – and other similar terrains around the world.

The process began with re-appraising the GreenZone® pattern to boost the brown tones and desaturate the green tone. In-field digital colour sampling was used to analyze and verify the individual colours in the palette. Through several iterations of evaluating digital prints in-the-field we optimized and defined the final colour values and printing standards for the production of WildWood® fabrics.

WildWood® incorporates all of the features that make PenCott® patterns the most advanced and effective concealment solutions on the market today:

· 3-in-1 / 360° pattern geometry: the inclusion of large, medium and small fractal shapes makes the patterns effective at close, mid, and long range – and, because of its non-linear orientation, the full effectiveness of the pattern is retained whether the wearer is standing, kneeling or prone.

· Depth + Blending + Disruption: the combination of multi-sized fractal shapes, high-difference boundary layers and a hypoacuitively dithered micro-pattern creates the illusion of depth, whilst also creating a pattern that both blends into the terrain and disrupts the shape of the wearer.

·    Natural tones and textures: the complex, hybrid design of WildWood® also delivers a pattern that looks more ‘organic’, natural and textured than typical digital patterns.

WildWood® is the optimum camouflage solution wherever the vegetation is a bit drier or sparser. WildWood® joins the existing PenCott® pattern family of GreenZone® for verdant environments, BadLands® for semi-arid environments, SnowDrift® for winter environments and SandStorm® for arid environments.  WildWood® is also very compatible with GreenZone® and BadLands® clothing and equipment.


2 Responses to “Helikon-Tex Offers PenCott-WildWood Camouflage”

  1. Joe says:

    Finally, PenCott Transitional (although it’s not supposed to be).

    Looks good.