Camo Pattern Buyer's Guide

hunter in camo

You might be in the market to buy new camo or you're new to hunting in or with camouflage gear. Wearing the right camo pattern for the environment you're hunting is essential. This guide will help answer some of your questions about camo patterns and how best it is used for concealment from the game you're hunting.

Review this camo pattern buying guide and the environments they excel in, ensuring you're always hidden when hunting.

4 River Bottom, Leaves, Branches & Tree Camo Patterns

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Waterfowl Jacket in
Mosy Oak Bottomland

Mossy Oak Bottomland Camo PatternMossy Oak Bottomland Camo

Bottomland is Mossy Oak's original camo pattern, created by Toxey Haas two decades ago. The same field-proven components and colors, the same dirt and bark elements, the same ability to blend into dark environments and obscure a hunter's outline from every angle - all carefully enhanced with digital technology for even greater subtlety and realism.  

Ideal for deer hunting plus hunting duck, and turkey hunts.

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Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Camo PatternMossy Oak Break-Up Infinity

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Mossy Oak Break
Up Infinity Stand

Unprecedented depth, unequalled detail and elements with remarkable contrast offer hunters another dimension in camouflage. The combination of leaves, limbs, acorns and branches were selected to create unmatched realism and contrast to break up a hunter’s silhouette. The background of actual images from the woods create a multidimensional depth of field.

Ideal for deer hunting plus hunting turkey, predator hunts and just about any big game hunt.

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Mossy Oak ObsessionMossy Oak Obsession

snake boots
Mossy Oak
Obsession Boots

This patterns uses several innovation elements to get you closer to game animals. It has a lightened background of textured bark with carefully selected spring- and fall- toned elements as well as limbs and shadows. Everything is designed to replicate nature. If you hunt from the first day of the archery season to the last day of spring turkey season, you will love obsession.

Ideal for waterfowl hunting plus hunting turkey, early dove hunting and deer hunts.

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realtree xtra camoRealtree Xtra Camo

Snake guard shields
Realtree Xtra Snake Guard
Shields

Xtra is designed specifically for hunters who hunt in many different regions. Its a one-camo-fits-all pattern.

It offers hunters the ideal camouflage solution for altering their silhouette among the bare limbs of a tree in fall. Realtree Xtra works extremely wellin a variety of habitats from the Southeast, to the Northeast and Midwest and some location in the West.

Plus, this camo pattern utilizes digital technology to exactly reproduce the details and subtleties of actual tree limbs laid over the neutral tones most commonly seen in terrains such as: pine/coniferous, open/arid/brushy, river bottom, hard woods/mixed forest.

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Ideal for deer hunting and turkey hunting


shotgun, mossy oak duck blind camo
Shotgun Mossy Oak Duck
Blind

3 Marsh & Waterfowl Camo Patterns


Mossy Oak Duck BlindMossy Oak Duck Blind

Built on a base background of true dirt colors with different tones to represent wet and dry ground, with elements of millet, wild oats, corn stalks, phragmites, Johnson grass, soybeans and native grasses selected to achieve maximum effectiveness

Ideal for waterfowl hunting and dove hunting.

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Mossy Oak Shadow Grass HabitatMossy Oak Shadow Grass Habitat

Waterfowl Layout Blind
Waterfowl Ghillie Layout Blind Mossy
Oak Shadow Grass Habitat

The key elements in Shadow Grass are first the dark shadows that are cast from the blade of grass. Of all elements found in the outdoors, shadows more than anything are constant. These shadows run at different angles to add contrast, break-up the pattern and retain "Long Distance Visual Integrity". Second is the realistic detail in each blade of grass found on the pattern.

Ideal for waterfowl hunting and dove hunting

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Mossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades Waterfowl Jacket


Mossy Oak Shadow Grass BladesMossy Oak Shadow Grass Blades Camo

The most versatile and effective waterfowl pattern accurately creates the perfect grass pattern by arranging every blade of grass in a natural position with shadows falling across each other on a thatched background provides a realistic, 3-D appearance and superior ability to break up a hunter's outline.

Ideal for waterfowl hunting and dove hunts.

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Snow / Winter Camo Patterns

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TrueTimber MC2 Snow
Parka

True Timber Snow Camo PatternTrueTimber MC2 Snow Camo

In the forefront of this snowy landscape, overlapping limbs blend with twigs, rock, prairie and sagebrush to create an incredible multidimensional camouflage pattern. This high-resolution pattern combines light and dark contrasts, along with snow covered branches to create one of the most detailed, versatile and efficient snow patterns on the market.

Disappear in winter landscapes with cold-weather colors that keep you concealed in partially snow covered and fully snow covered environments. Unique shapes and symmetry combine with form-blending false edges for maximum concealment. Designed with western terrain in mind

Ideal for scrub lands, high timber, cedar breaks and mixed timber plus bushy terrain.

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General Camo Patterns

True Timber Strata Camo Pattern TrueTimber Strata Camo

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Youth Bolt-Action Rifle,TrueTimber Strata

Natural hues and shades disappear in any hunting landscape. Unique shapes and symmetry combine with form-blending false edges for maximum concealment.

An all-purpose tactical pattern, Strata incorporates both macro and micro camo. From the open country of the west, to the mixed forests of the south, to the leaf barren late season hardwoods of the east this all-purpose hunting pattern is very effective.

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Fanny Pack Badlands Approach
Fanny Pack Badlands
Approach


Badlands Hunting Camo Pattern Badlands Approach Camo

Badlands used 20 years of gear building and hunting experience to focus solely on the concealment factor. Based on gray scale coloration, Badlands Approach Evasion Technology appears differently in changing environments and shifting light, allowing the user to blend in more effectively, more often.

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Gloves Cabela's Outfitter Camo


Cabela's Outfitter Camo PatternCabela's Outfitter Camo

Cabela's Outfitter camouflage features muted greens and grays in a design that’s more open than most other camouflage on the market today. The shadowy pattern is excellent for hunting in the open country of the West and among the pine and cedar forests of the high country.

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mossy oak break-up country pants
Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Pants

 


Mossy Oak Break Up Country Camo Pattern Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Designed with an equal focus on blending in and breaking up your outline. In addition, our elements are true to nature’s size and provide the perfect amount of depth and shadowing, which make the pattern adaptable to a number of hunting situations and light periods throughout the day. So, no matter where you hunt, becoming a part of your surroundings won’t be a problem anywhere across the COUNTRY!

Ideal for deer hunting plus hunting turkey, predator hunts and just about any big game hunt.

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Multicam Hunting Camo Pattern MultiCam Camo

MultiCam Camo Hydration Pack
MultiCam Camo Pack

Designed to address the real-world need for concealment in different environments, with one set of clothing. While there are many great location-specific patterns, MultiCam is designed to work well across a very broad range of environmental conditions when observed in both the visual and near Infra Red (nightvision) spectrums.

 

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Natural Gear Universal Camo PatternNatural Gear Camo

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Natural Gear Camo T-
Shirt for Men

Destroys your outline virtually anywhere. Natural Gear camo pattern helps you hunt without being seen or heard. The camo is designed from soft edged photo images of natural elements, the true colors of nature and vertical patterns.

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Under Armour Ridge Reaper Forest Camo Ridge Reaper Camo Forest

ridge reaper camo forest hood
Ridge Reaper
Camo Forest Hood

Built with a color palette that works best in locations rich in foliage and that have a variety of timber. These environments include, but are not limited to, deciduous forests, coniferous forests, boreal forests, and tropical rain forests.

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Western & Open Country Camo Patterns
 

A-TACS AU camo pants
A-TACS AU Camo
Pants

Browning Hells Canyon Camo PatternA-TACS AU Camo

A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) Camo utilizes numerous shades of green sampled directly from a variety of arid and urban elements combined with various shades of earth and small amounts of green, A-TACS AU Camo is designed to be effective in a wide range of temperate environments and utilizes.

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Badlands Hunting Camo PatternBadlands Approach Camo

Badlands Approach Camo  Jacket
Badlands Approach
Jacket for Men

Badlands used 20 years of gear building and hunting experience to focus solely on the concealment factor. Based on gray scale coloration, Badlands Approach Evasion Technology appears differently in changing environments and shifting light, allowing the user to blend in more effectively, more often.

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King's Camo Desert Shadow Camo PatternKing’s Desert Shadow

Unlike camouflage geared toward woodland hunting that leaves your human form protruding and dark colored in open-country settings, Desert Shadow totally swallows your outline in its realistic shades of Western vegetation and landscape. Match the high mountains of Montana to the low desert of Arizona. Blend in a wide variety of terrain regardless of where you hunt.

 



Kryptek Highlander Camo Pattern Kryptek Highlander

tent, kryptek highlander camo
Slumberjack Nightfall 1-Person
Tent

Incorporates proven principles of visual deception based on the mimicry of foliage, animal, marine and geographic visual qualities in a wide range of environments. The pattern uses a multidirectional design for effective concealment in a multitude of terrains that have either a lateral or vertical flow.

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Mossy Oak BrushMossy Oak Brush Camo

 Mossy Oak Brush camo kit for ATV
Mossy Oak Brush camo kit
for ATVs

Perfect concealment in western rangeland, mountain foothills and any open cropland areas. Background of dead grass and dirt create a base that will blend into virtually any open country surrounding. Whether chasing pronghorn in the plains, mulies in the foothills or waterfowl in cropland, Mossy Oak Brush provides the most effective concealment in open country.

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optifade windstopper jacket for men
OptiFade Subalpine Camo
Jacket

 camo pattenOptiFade Concealment Camo

The first science-based concealment pattern from W. L. Gore. OPTIFADE Concealment camo results from studies done on how deer see their surroundings. It works by preventing animals from recognizing a hunter as a predator, even when detected. OptiFade Subalpine camo is designed for spot-and-stalk hunting in western mountain environments.

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Under Armour Ridge Reaper BarrenRidge Reaper Camo Barren

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Ridge Reaper
Camo Barren Pant

Built with a color palette that works best in locations absent of abundant foliage and deciduous forests. These environments would include, but are not limited to, high desert, rocky, mountainous terrain, sage fields, and vast desert.

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Blaze Orange & Orange Camo Patterns


Blaze Orange Apparel for HuntingBlaze Orange

Upland Blaze Orange Vest
Cabela's Upland Blaze
Orange Vest

Highly visible in all types of weather conditions, Blaze Orange also known as hunter orange is a requirement in most states during big-game firearm seasons. Check regulations in the state where you hunt.

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