Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SatSkin Concealment - 3D Camo Pattern

There are many different camouflage patterns out there and I am always interested when a new one pops up. Recently I stumbled upon a new up and coming company that grabbed my attention, SatSkin Concealment. They are not your usual camo pattern and that is their intention.



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.

www.SatSkin.com

Twitter: @SatSkinCamo
Instagram: @SatSkin_Camo
Facebook: SatSkin Concealment



Friday, September 2, 2016

Glass It Up - Gear Review

Glass It Up Minox MD 50



Whether it is scouting during the off season or spot and stalk hunting during the season, we all know the importance of taking the time to glass for the game we are hunting. There are plenty of digiscoping adapters out there that you can quickly attach to your smartphone and then to your optics. Recently, Glass It Up sent one of their adapters for me to try out and I have to say, I was very impressed.


There are companies that ask for your specific model and make one to fit. It helps ensure that it fits nice and snug without any issues. So when I saw that the Glass It Up adapter uses bands to help make it fit, I'll admit that I was a bit nervous. The idea that I would have to be carrying rubber bands plus the adapter made me leery at first.























I did quickly find out that by attaching the rubber bands to the eyepiece on my spotting scope that I was able to use the scope without any limitations. This put my mind at ease and it was simple for me to keep the bands on the eyepiece and keep my phone in my pocket with the adapter.



Glass It Up Review Phone Case



The adapter uses an adhesive strip to attach to your phone case. These are the same strips that you can pick up at any department store. I did have a concern as I used my phone case because it is one that my dad had painted for me. My biggest worry was that it would peel off as I was taking it off. Here is the result:

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The nice thing is that you can get an inexpensive phone case and attach this adapter to and leave it in your hunting pack. The adapter worked really well and was very simple to use. The nice thing about the Glass It Up is that it is versatile to your optics. I attached the bands to my spotting scope and to my binoculars. It was easy to just swap from my spotter to my binos.


Here are some images that I was able to capture.

Idaho Antelope
Glass It up Review














Elk Glass It Up
Glass It Up on Spotter
















Idaho Cow Elk


For under $30 you can get one so they are extremely affordable. This is a great way to get into digiscoping and to add one to your pack.

www.GlassItUpoi.com

Go give them a follow

Instagram @glassitup
Twitter @glassitupoi
Facebook Glass It Up Optics Imaging


Disclaimer:


As with all reviews on High Country Bowhunter, the following review is my honest opinion, I received the Glass It Up free of charge and agreed to provide a review in exchange. I am not sponsored by or associated with Glass It Up and accepting no other compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review.  My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.