Hunting Camouflage Comparison by Gray Light Productions

The guys over at Gray Light Productions have a great hunting camouflage comparison over at their forum.  The comparison features several of the most popular (and newest) hunting camouflage patterns, including: Realtree AP, Realtree Max-1, ASAT, Mossy Oak Treestand, Gore Optifade Open Country, and KUIU’s new Vias pattern.

Realtree AP

Realtree AP

Realtree Max-1

Realtree Max-1

ASAT

ASAT

Mossy Oak Treestand

Mossy Oak Treestand

Gore Optifade Open Country

Gore Optifade Open Country

KUIU Vias

KUIU's Vias

Be sure and visit the thread for many more comparison photos in varying terrain.

This comparison really shows the different approaches that the patterns take at concealment; some patterns try to blend the person in to the surroundings (realism), while others try to break up the outline of a person (fragmentation).  I typically wear Realtree AP, and I am pretty happy with how it performed in this comparison.

How about you? What pattern do you typically wear?  How has this comparison changed what you thought about a certain pattern?

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  • http://www.thewilltohunt.com TheWilltoHunt

    Cool Comparison! The Realtree AP looks best to me but then again I’m not a deer!

  • http://soleadventure.com/ Mark

    “The Realtree AP looks best to me but then again I’m not a deer!”

    Great point! The most common criticism against realism patterns (such as Realtree and Mossy Oak), is that they are made to appeal to the hunter’s eye, and not an ungulate’s vision.

  • http://www.antlersandgills.com stephanie

    We prefer Realtree AP as well. For us, we think it is just the best pattern on the market. It does its job of concealment, quite well.

  • http://www.MissouriHuntersJournal.com Missouri_Hunter

    I love seeing these types of comparisons. I think that alot of hunters don’t take the time to consider the type of terrain that they will be hunting in and select the appropriate camo for that particular hunting location. Now I know that budget limits this also but selecting the right camo to purchase for an all purpose or specific need is more than just buying what is cheapest.

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  • chris

    looks like its been a while since last post here….. but i really like the ASAT.