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Posted: 8/15/2021 11:38:14 PM EDT
Just curious what everyone here’s favorite camo pattern is for AZ? Obviously it’ll be dependent on your region, I don’t expect Flagstaff to choose the same as Tucson.

What’s the best all around? Maybe Multicam?
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Seems like a lot of green for how harsh and brown/tan much of our desert is here.

Multicam Arid?
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Probably pretty good for the desert, might be too desert oriented to be applicable up north.

What about Kryptek Highlander?
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I think this might be one of the most versatile choices for Arizona.

But I want to know what you guys run and why. I don’t currently have an extensive gear load out. My work gear is all black, for work policy reasons. But I’m wanting a good camo load out for camping and hiking. Right now I mostly have some random stuff in coyote and FDE, nothing in a pattern.

Link Posted: 8/16/2021 1:12:07 AM EDT
For the flat grassland in the Prescott area, I like British desert camo.  It doesn’t usually make my head fall off like in this picture though.

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Link Posted: 8/16/2021 3:13:52 AM EDT
Digital desert is OK, but what I really think is the best for the scrub desert is Rhodesian.
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 8:53:28 AM EDT
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Ive had good results using Rhodesian, all over the state, when hunting 'yotes or javelinas.
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 9:13:53 AM EDT
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Dbl tap
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 10:07:38 AM EDT
I really like kuiu “Valo” color.

Depends on what it’s for tho.
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 12:16:23 PM EDT
Firstlite Cipher


or just their tan



Link Posted: 8/16/2021 3:53:50 PM EDT
Still have a bunch of BDUs to cover pretty much any terrain.
3 color woodland, MARPAT desert, and even some old chocolate chip pattern, plus my old grid pattern.
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 4:35:04 PM EDT
I personally use allot of the cabelas western zone, but I agree the kryptic is pretty spot on for color palette.
Link Posted: 8/16/2021 8:16:03 PM EDT
Regular Multicam is the best all-around camo for Arizona, hands-down.

I use German Wustetarn down in the low desert and it works fairly well. Desert DPM works all right for grassy areas. Rhodesian brushstroke (green dominant) is great in heavily-vegetated- dense scrub, riparian, pine country, and alpine - areas, but tends to have too much green for more open country. French leopard/lizard performs much better than one would think in mixed scrub and and forest areas. Even in low scrub, it can be difficult to pick out at-range. Flecktarn does a good job in dense pine and spruce/fir forests.

From my own observations, solid colors stick out pretty good in any the state's environments, as does ATACS-AU (as much as I like it aesthetically). I've found myself able to pick out any of the Kryptek patterns at long distances with ease. Both Kryptek and ATACS tend to merge into a solid color while doing little to disrupt/blend the wearer's outline into the background. Forget about M81 Woodland unless it's extra salty. The Rhodesian arid/brown-dominant brushstroke I have doesn't blend into much, which is the reason the Rhodesians withdrew it from service fairly quickly.

Link Posted: 8/16/2021 10:18:01 PM EDT
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To blend in, around Phoenix metro…



In flagstaff, Sedona… I go with the man bun

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Otherwise, I’ve got some coyote colored jackets and still have some tri-color desert bdu’s

Link Posted: 8/17/2021 11:37:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By XNARC:
To blend in, around Phoenix metro…

https://i.imgur.com/Eq6D2IQ.jpg

In flagstaff, Sedona… I go with the man bun

[https://i.imgur.com/2NFhLMz.jpg

Otherwise, I’ve got some coyote colored jackets and still have some tri-color desert bdu’s

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LOL
Link Posted: 8/17/2021 11:58:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By yipykyah_mf:

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Originally Posted By yipykyah_mf:
Originally Posted By XNARC:
To blend in, around Phoenix metro

https://i.imgur.com/Eq6D2IQ.jpg

In flagstaff, Sedona I go with the man bun

[https://i.imgur.com/2NFhLMz.jpg

Otherwise, I've got some coyote colored jackets and still have some tri-color desert bdu's


LOL
Oh, shit.


Link Posted: 8/17/2021 3:52:41 PM EDT
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Faded regular MARPAT


I really like kryptec.. does it work, no idea, but I look freakin bougie in it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2021 3:56:35 PM EDT
I cleaned out the attic, readying to move back to AZ, and found a duffle bag of old Chocolate Chip BDUs.

I definitely be wearing them out working on the new 'stead.
Link Posted: 8/17/2021 4:59:25 PM EDT
Multicam or earth tone whatever.
Link Posted: 8/17/2021 9:35:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By XNARC:
To blend in, around Phoenix metro…

https://i.imgur.com/Eq6D2IQ.jpg

In flagstaff, Sedona… I go with the man bun

[https://i.imgur.com/2NFhLMz.jpg

Otherwise, I’ve got some coyote colored jackets and still have some tri-color desert bdu’s

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HAHA

A good blend for southern AZ is a pair of light colored pants with a darker/greener top.

If I had to pick just one pattern, it would probably be multicam.
Link Posted: 8/17/2021 9:37:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By freeride21a:
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Came to post this.

Four deer in four years with marpat on top and woodland on bottom.

Link Posted: 8/21/2021 3:12:04 PM EDT
Pencott Badlands, DevilDog, and Wildwood are AWESOME for Arizona depending on what part of AZ and the time of year.
Link Posted: 8/21/2021 10:53:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zog117:
Pencott Badlands, DevilDog, and Wildwood are AWESOME for Arizona depending on what part of AZ and the time of year.
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Pencott is sweet too!  Totally forgot about their stuff.
Link Posted: 8/30/2021 9:35:17 AM EDT

USMC Mitchell Pattern
Link Posted: 8/30/2021 12:16:07 PM EDT
I never hunted serious game, but for jackrabbits and coyotes, Kryptek Highlander is what I used every week for about 3 years. Its color was such that made it effective in all Az seasons, southern and northern state areas.
Link Posted: 9/1/2021 9:46:54 PM EDT
Try being still.
Link Posted: 9/2/2021 8:30:48 PM EDT
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Depends what yer hidin' from.

Staying still is not an effective option against a human lookin' for ya. The human brain's pretty fucking good about picking up patterns, and the human form- or bits of it- are instantly recognizable. Quality, cheap optics abound these days, too. A deer or elk is fooled pretty easily, but someone after you, not so much. Solid colors or any pattern that blends into one is a good way to be seen. If yer just after the critters, then you have more latitude.
Link Posted: 9/2/2021 11:15:11 PM EDT
Rhodegao
Link Posted: 9/3/2021 1:15:33 AM EDT
Tried a bunch of of different patterns over the years and landed on kryptek Highlander just the best all around for me. Works well south and north
Link Posted: 9/15/2021 8:20:00 PM EDT
ATACS-AU, Flectarn...forest areas...I live in Overgaard...Multicam black after dark...
Link Posted: 9/16/2021 6:38:44 PM EDT
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Picture of a picture. Rhodesian pig hunt off Chareleau Gap near Oracle.
Link Posted: 9/23/2021 1:26:35 PM EDT
I’ve been wearing King’s Desert Shadow for the past few years. Seems to work pretty well coyote, fox and bobcat hunting. Also, it’s much more budget friendly.

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Link Posted: 9/24/2021 1:51:19 PM EDT
In Prescott/Prescott Valley my camo pattern is a beige Toyota Camry blowing thru a red light.

I don't wear camo if I did it would be a polo shirt with beige cargo shorts and sandals.

My vehicle is perfect.  A white Chevy Colorado p/u.  Utterly invisible in a sea of white trucks.  Don't think so?  Next trip out count the white p/u trucks.
Link Posted: 9/24/2021 7:55:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By VinSanity480:
I’ve been wearing King’s Desert Shadow for the past few years. Seems to work pretty well coyote, fox and bobcat hunting. Also, it’s much more budget friendly.

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I can guess that works well in pinyon/juniper country and the more vegetated parts of the desert where there's plenty of distance contrast.
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