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    X Camo VS. Multicam

    I apologize if this has been covered before, i tried using the search tool and it came up with nothing.

    my question:

    what is your input on X-Camo versus Mulitcam?

    x-camo: http://www.militaryoutdoorclothing.com/home.php?cat=90
    multicam: http://www.multicampattern.com/


    I am trying to find an all around platform and from what i gather, that platform is multicam. i ran across this xcamo, and thought "digital multicam".

    i am thinking that the original multicam would break up the wearers outline better due to the larger softer patterns versus the digital smaller more defined pattern.

    suggestions???

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    Ive only seen the multicam in person, my brother swears by multicam (he just got back from Iraq).

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    good luck finding ANYONE who stocks quality gear in x-camo. most companies are going to make you source your own material, purchase it, and send it to them in order to make you anything in it.

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    I think the larger tonal blocks of the multicam help break up outlines and shpe better than the x-cam. it seems like anything with a small pattern tends to blend into a single color at a distance. maybe that's the idea, that the single color will appear as the predominant background color but I don't know enough about it to tell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ra2bach View Post
    I think the larger tonal blocks of the multicam help break up outlines and shpe better than the x-cam. it seems like anything with a small pattern tends to blend into a single color at a distance. maybe that's the idea, that the single color will appear as the predominant background color but I don't know enough about it to tell...
    this is what i was thinking..there are pictures on the web of multicam blending into objects near AND far...

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    X-Cam has black in it. Thats a major no-no in the world of camo.

    Otherwise its major problem seems to be its got so many colors in such a small pattern. Multicam has 6ish colors in it, but they are big and small splotches. That makes it work so well.

    AOR-1 really seems to work in Arid enviroments because its three colors and therefore it has bigger splotches of color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calicojack View Post
    good luck finding ANYONE who stocks quality gear in x-camo. most companies are going to make you source your own material, purchase it, and send it to them in order to make you anything in it.
    Bingo.
    It doesn't matter how much better a given pattern is over another if you can't get your gear in that pattern.
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    I have a few sets of both. I prefer the genuine Multicam.

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    SMETNA ,

    Thanks! why do you prefer the genuine multicam though? just wondering to try and get a few perspectives on both...



    Has anyone had any experience with M.O.C in terms of the quality of their products???

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    1) The digital patterns stand out at close-range. It's not natural.
    2) The collar ripped on my x-camo top, with 1 wash cycle and about 12 hours worth of wear. Not cool.
    3) There are no LBE's, Vests, pouches, or anything else in X-camo. This isn't a big deal to me though, just a minor hit against xcamo. Anyone who needs every little piece of gear to color coordinate is a poseur.
    4) MOC uses thin/cheap fabric IMO. And since they're the only ones making xcamo, you have no choice. Lots of companies make multicam gear out of a plethora of materials. Rip-stop, cordura nylon, whatever. I have a thicker set for brisk weather, and a lightweight thin set for dead of summer.

    A plus for Xcamo though, is this:

    It's not all that popular. If you want an effective set of unique camo fatigues that don't look like everyone else's, look no farther.

    I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMETNA View Post
    1) The digital patterns stand out at close-range. It's not natural.
    2) The collar ripped on my x-camo top, with 1 wash cycle and about 12 hours worth of wear. Not cool.
    3) There are no LBE's, Vests, pouches, or anything else in X-camo. This isn't a big deal to me though, just a minor hit against xcamo. Anyone who needs every little piece of gear to color coordinate is a poseur.
    4) MOC uses thin/cheap fabric IMO. And since they're the only ones making xcamo, you have no choice. Lots of companies make multicam gear out of a plethora of materials. Rip-stop, cordura nylon, whatever. I have a thicker set for brisk weather, and a lightweight thin set for dead of summer.

    A plus for Xcamo though, is this:

    It's not all that popular. If you want an effective set of unique camo fatigues that don't look like everyone else's, look no farther.


    I hope this helps.
    haha!!! i dont mind following the 'trend' when it comes to camo. its not trendy because its cool, its trendy because its efficient.

    this is kind of what i was thinking while looking at it online, however, i have no experience with MOC so i dont know how thier stuff holds up. this is good to know! Thanks SMETNA

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    The effectiveness of Multicam comes from the digital fades, you lose that with "X Camo."

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    I don't know if it is the same stuff but I saw some Chinese vendor at the SHOT Show this past January that had something similar if not the same -- a Digital MC more or less.

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    Is that cammo the same that 511 sells? It looks very similar but, I'd still go with Multicam or even a faded set of BDUs.
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    if you do the research. multicam was developed by military Optical and neurological scientists during the FFW trials as an end all be all camouflage (for now) and is designed to confuse the brain via optical inputs with digitally blended, naturally occurring colors. hence the reason there is no black in the pattern.

    this is why multicam is so good and after its initial release, everybody and there brother wanted it.

    i had one of the first 500 units of the combat shirt and combat pants, and had first hand training experience with one of the prototype armor carriers thanks to greg thompson, and angie from crye precision, and can say first hand it is the best camo on the market in the world.

    everything else is a sad, poor quality copy, that can never live up to the patented CP multicam simply because its patented.

    from what i can see on the sites pictures, the x-camo has some dark colors (maybe black) and the pattern is much to small, resembling ACU. my guess would be that in a desert or jungle enviroment it would stand out to much due to the very tight grouping of multiple colors.

    if you really want the best, go with the multicam.
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