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Thinking about buying Ultralights in Omnipat?

#1 User is offline   xscout 

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:32 AM

I picked these up last week, top and bottom, and I haven't been so comfortable playing paintball before. I'm in Houston, Texas (Northside) and last weekend it hit 107 on the heat index, with humidity around 80%...in laymans terms "hot as hell and wet as a sauna".

From the neck down, I was comfortable and sweat free.

While playing, numerous folks came up to me and asked about the Ultralights, and many comments were made about how they changed color as I walked through the woods, and shadows, brush, foliage all were incorporated into the camouflage. I'm a former Cavalry Scout for the US Army, a Recon specialist, and I lived in the woods back in the day...these absolutely blew any other summer weight BDU I wore out of the water...and that includes the 100% cotton ripstop ODs I wore while doing OPFOR. I have been using my old BDUs, camo shorts and tshirt, ODs, civillian MARPAT, whatever the terrain dictated to facilitate in concealment (or heat allowed), so when the Ultralights came out, I seriously considered them...but the Special Ops Camo is too green for what I play in most the year, besides being expensive.

But when the Omnipat came out, I figured I'd cough up a portion of my stimulus check and get some new camo...and I'm happy I did.

They are not cheap, but they are very well made, you can wear kneepads and elbow pads under them, they are as comfortable as they are advertised to be, and the Omnipat camo does actually appear to change color and blend in to the environment its in.

I'll be adding to this review when it gets colder here...like in the 40s. Most likely I'll just layer some clothes under the Ultralights to cut down the wind and that will be sufficient; I'll let y'all know.
I might get my wife to take some pics, but looking all "commando" in my backyard doesn't do the camo justice.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:12 PM

I've had my ultralite Omnipat shirt for a few months and finally really used it during last weekend's Decay of Nations scenario in Corona, CA. Temp in low 90s with maybe 60% humidity (high for Socal). The fields were very overgrown with weeds and there was lots of good opportunity to use the cammo. I thought it worked great, I was never seen before I started shooting and not easily even then.

As for the heat issue, if you were moving in the open or running the hot air just pumped out through the mesh. Very nice. But if you were stuck in the bushes unable to move, or even just sitting around the camp, the 100% polyester really retained the heat.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 02:56 PM

Been playing in the cold and wind, and all I can say is wear some sweats under the ultralights and you are good to go. The OMNIPAT blends in to the dead grass and scrub in South Texas, just as well as it did in the greener spring/summer...this camo pattern was worth every cent.

In steady wind it can be breezy, but dressing in layers allows it to breath without freezing your tush, always a consideration.

If you are playing in rainy/wet cold windy conditions, wear something waterproof under it, but be careful about sweating and then getting chilled...just say no to hypothermia!
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:01 PM

i'm definitely going all out Omnipat for my equipment and clothing.
"Do to others as you would have them do to you." Luke 6:31
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:25 PM

Do you recommend the Ultralights over the Fusions then?

Thanks.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:52 PM

I only own the Ultralights, but some other guys at the scenario field I play at were in the fusions, and they were really warm during summer play.

But this is South East Texas, so your mileage may vary. I love them, they go great with all the dead grass and dry foliage during Texas winters, and they blend well during the green and wet spring/summer months. The jersey fabric is just awesome.

But if it was really blowing wind, wet/raining AND cold, I'd throw wet weather gear over the whole thing and keep playing in a green hefty bag, lol.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

i have a fusion jersey and pant set up.. id say get an ultralight top, and stick with the fusion pants.. the top can be kinda hot.. even though there is mesh in the arm pits.. the fusion pants are just higher quality than the omnipat pants.. you will like the fusion pants better.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:18 PM

Do it my friend has them and he loves them, they are so light its incredible!
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