What's your favorite camouflage pattern?
Flecktarn, but I dont wear camo unless I'm innawoods, and neither should you. olive drab is also acceptable, but remember that the more prepared you look in an emergency, the more you stick out, camo or not. if you live less than 50 miles from a major city, know that you'll be the biggest target when the masses arrive.
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my superior opinions.
Also a good choice.
It's not cool, it's not sexy, it's not a meme. It just works for the areas it was designed to function in, most of the time
Since you've already named the objectively best Camo, Alpenflage. I'll go with US M81 Woodland for nostalgia reasons and Finnish M05 for practical reasons.
If it ain't broke don't fix it
For effectiveness, flecktarn and strichtarn, if you want something universal or don't know what to get acquire these. In the desert chocolate chip is just as good. For aesthetics, these, erbsenmuster is intimidating like it's a poisonous animal you shouldn't mess with, M81 is the classic, and I have a fondness for the blue camo the Russian national guard wears.
CP is in a class by itself.
Mr Crye (a fine arts grad of all things IIRC) invented a pattern that supposely works less on 'look alike' but more on fooling eyes into "filling in". Similar to how an IMPRESSIONIST painted, when viewed from correct distance, will look more "real" than a photograph.
All other camo is basically fashion, not science.
Everyone and their uncle is going to some CP type camo, from UK to Russia.
No one has been able to beat CP when actually evaluated.
Implying CP is better than russian partizan
Ah, knock off SS camo.
if it works it works
ATACS and its variations are very effective, especially at range, in my admittedly limited experience. It also has a very broad range of environments it could be used in. Doesn't look very cool though, just kind a muddy mess, which is the point I suppose. A sweeping color palette and relatively subtle patterning give it a bit of an edge.
German oak leaf (and by extension its Russian derivatives) are also very functional, and look pretty good.
I also really like tigerstripe patterns, KLMK, alpenflage, and the Czech and DDR rain patterns. I've actually received a fair number of compliments on the alpenflage and strichtarn.
Reminder that it's literally called "SchutzStaffel-Leto"
Flecktarn for spring/summer, Alpenflage for autumn/winter. If it worked in my locale Rhodie brushstroke would be my favorite.
second pic reminds me to ask. What camo did the Australians in Vietnam wear?
I love how goofy it is but I understand their ground is interesting colors.
I always liked old school tiger stripe. But I live in a 4-season place, so winter camo like in OP also has its place.
Damn my nigga that's hella epic.
Imagine fighting someone that looks like they're wearing the eternally screaming faces of a dozen anime girls.
Nigger that is scary.
I know what it's supposed to be, but what it actually looks like is another matter.
Not just using solid colors
I'd like to buy ten yards, please and thank you.
Am I the only one who sees ninjas doing spin kicks and backflips?
So, here's an interesting question I have. Why are nearly all camouflage patterns horizontally oriented and not vertically oriented? Wouldn't tiger stripe be more effective if the stripes were vertically oriented?
A vertical tiger stripe would look bad and stick out like a sore thumb. Camo patterns are supposed to imitate nature, not look like an art students attempt in cashing in on the Pollack look.
I prefer the real deal without the repeats.
You use solid colors under, user.
What's the best way to make and print your own custom camouflage?
I've got a photoshop of swedish m90 pattern with different colors better suited for my environment.
its basically just M90 pattern with FGN colors
What kind of fucked up place do you live in if plants are growing mostly horizontally instead vertically?
For a one off you could use watered down acrylic paint and paint it by hand. I've done t-shirts like that and it stays flexible and holds up for years of washing. If you want to do a lot of fabric screen printing is probably your best bet.
I cast my vote for Guro-flage, where instead of Ahegao meme-fetish, we get the only true Zig Forums fetish.
Most of the camo patterns in animal kingdom look nothing like what militaries are using.
And some animals who ought to know better even look like they just don't bother.
And all those animals are easy to spot and so get hunted all the time, many animals hunted to extinction. Their camo is meant for their natural predators, not for humans.
Humans have peak-camouflage capabilities, surpassing all mammals and reptiles.