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05 December 2007 - 12:44 AMNormally, I would wear full Multicam BDU's (in the newer ACU cut) which I have loved for some time now when I had lived in So Cal, but since moving to Texas back in March, the heat and humidity in North Texas is too much to bear in regular camo. I mean, back in So Cal, I had no problems playing when it was even 100 in the shade, but the humidity in Texas is just way too much for regular BDU's (if you are not used to it). So for awhile now, I have been using the Invert woodland camo jersey and the XSV camo pants (made by Clutch). They made playing out here bearable, but they just had way too much black in them, and not enough of the camo pattern to be decent for concealment. I could have bought the SpecOps digi jersey gear, but to me the colors are just too dark, I liked Multicam for its chameleon qualities to conceal in almost any terrain. And I sure as heck was not impressed with the PCS camo jersey gear, nor any of the ACU camos available (though I think those are excellent for winter!).
Now, I just got my new Omnipat gear in time for a scenario game over this past weekend out in Harwood, Texas, which is somewhat north of Houston, and east of San Antonio. The temps were in the high 70's to the low 80's, with high humidity due to it being cloudy most of the time, and occasional sprinkles. The game started on Saturday at 10 AM, and ended Sunday at 2 PM - non stop except for a few meal breaks.
I was totally blown away by these new Omnipat Fusion camos! Even in the heat and humidity, the only part of me sweating, was my face where the foam padding of my Grill mask was. Everything else was quite comfortable, though later when I switched from using the vest and remote with my X7 to an NXe pod harness and my 07 EGO, it was even better. Nearly felt like I was just walking around in a T-shirt
The Omnipat camo performed beyond expectations! Everyone who saw them in the camp area (and those who did NOT see me in the game) were extremely impressed. There were some comments that it was "too green", and a few said "too brown" - but that was because it actually DID keep changing its color qualities in different light and background terrain. Well, after using these, lets just say that the new Omnipat Fusion camo are now my PRIMARY camos, and the Multicam gear has now been shoved into the back of my closet.
To give a fairly decent persepective on how they compare, here are a few pics of me in the Omnipat gear next to other camos. When I got my new Operative vest in Omnipat, it was missing the 2 pouches I normally have on the right side, so I had to take the 2 off my Multicam Operative vest. So you can also see a closer difference right on the vest itself between the 2 camos.
Omnipat vs ACU
Onmipat vs Marpat
Omnipat vs Multicam (notice how much greener the MC looks here!!!!)
Not a side by side, but here is our Smart Parts team jersey in old Tiger Stripe, and the SpecOps Digi pants at the same event
And here is one with me out in the bush during the game
And just for giggles, here is me ages ago in what used to me my favorites, the British DPM camo (a much superior woodland pattern in my oppinion!)
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