The history of camo clothing
Camouflage was introduced in the U.S. Military during World War I, with trench and aerial warfare. The U.S. Army started to develop concepts of hiding military vehicles and equipment with camouflage that blended into their surroundings. It wasn’t until World War II where soldiers began wearing camouflage uniforms.
Artists and naturalists initially contributed in creating camo patterns. As time went on, neuroscientists and psychologists used algorithms to study how the human eye sees and detects objects to make complex camo patterns. As camouflage was used in the military, hunters started to use it, too.
Camo in Hunting
When it comes to hunting camo, there are a lot of choices. It all comes down to picking the pattern that matches your hunting environment. We break down the different patterns into three categories.
Grass and Leaf – When you think of cam, grass and leaf camo is what usually comes to mind. Whether you’re hunting waterfowl in the marshland, or you’re stalking a whitetail in the woods, there’s a pattern to match. It’s important to research your hunting area before buying your camo gear.
Snow – Snow camouflage is designed for hunting in snow covered areas. It typically consists of whites and greys. Some patterns also come with branch and leaf graphics for better concealment.