I had the opportunity to speak with Jayson from SatSkin Concealment and discuss the story behind the camo pattern. First of all, they are just getting the ball rolling and haven't hit production as of yet. Their main focus was getting the camouflage pattern up to their standards before pushing product out.
Jayson said he was looking at all the camouflage that was available and noticed across the board they all had a similar look and pattern. So he helped to assemble a team to help create a 3D camouflage pattern. Yes, a 3D camo! The pattern is based on satellite images of terrain. It is much different than just your typical black, brown, gray, and green.
Here is a snippet from their website:
"So, we decided to assemble a team to build a better camouflage. Our team quickly grew to include expert hunters and outdoorsmen, best-in-the-business computer modelers, 3D technical artists, photographers, conservation officers and biologists.SATSKIN™ was created to bring you the best in 3D camouflage patterning, and that remains our sole operating mandate today. Our results speak for themselves: hunters and manufacturers alike are wowed by how our patterns look on the rack and, much more importantly, how they perform in the field."
So how does it work? Well, when you are scanning an area looking for an elk or deer, you are looking for that outline of something that is out of the norm. I have scanned mountain sides many times and found some trophy stumps and rocks that looked like deer or elk. The reason being was because they had a distinct solid outline. Jayson mentioned that even with the camo patterns out there today, he feels that they still haven't been able to reach the point of being able to effectively break up the human outline.
"...the key to ultra-effective camouflage is to break up the hard lines of the human body using a concealment pattern your quarry’s eye will perceive as random and natural-looking shadow and light.SATSKIN™ patterns break up a hunter’s solid form into non-identifiable areas of light and dark, allowing the wearer to blend effortlessly with the random light and shadows of the surrounding terrain."
They have developed the "industry's first Hyper-Macro™ and Super-Micro™ textures" that result in a Distal BreakUp™ system creating "a 'visual noise' that ensures you stay 'disarticulated' at any engagement distance". Take a look for yourself on some of the camouflage patterns. The patterns are definitely unique and they are different from your normal camouflage patterns that are out there and available.
SatSkin Concealment will be producing some clothing very soon and I am excited to see what the hunting line up will consist of. I am impressed with the pattern and the technical details that have gone into the production of the pattern and their is much more to come from them besides just camouflage. They are working on what he mentioned to me as an interactive camouflage. It is definitely something to keep on your radar.
Keep an eye out on this company as I feel like they will start gaining some real traction soon! Check out their website and follow their social media accounts.
Facebook: SatSkin Concealment