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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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