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PenCott-Snowdrift Camo from Hyde Definition
Historically “snow camouflage” has consisted of solid white clothing to blend in with the blanket of white surrounding the subject. However, more advanced snow camouflage patterns take various shadows and other natural surfaces of mixed-terrain environments into consideration.
The PenCott pattern is “multi-directional, multi-scalar and includes both a micro-pattern and a macro-pattern for close range concealment and long range disruption. PenCott also includes an innovative midi-pattern (middle range), and false edges at the high-difference boundaries of the dark patches, to further confuse the eye.”
Some, such as the self-proclaimed “nerds” at Kit Up!, are skeptical of the inclusion of darker colors in a snow pattern stating “snow is the one medium in the natural environment that’s pretty darned solid and universal in color, and unless there’s science to counter this, logic would say that you can get away with a lot of that color in your snow camo since it tends to cover all others. Likewise, if you have too little of it, you’re going to stand out.” Others believe the PenCott-Snowdrift offers an innovative solution to a lack of proper snow gear.
Hyde said they believe the new camo option offers a more versatile pattern to cover a wider variety of terrain than any other snow camo that currently exists. Additionally the camo design company noted that its images of Pencott-Snowdrift (pictured right) are computer simulations and not yet actual uniform prints. We’re curious to see what the real thing will look like in the field.
What do you think of the new PenCott-Snowdrift Camouflage pattern?