Choosing the Right Camo Pattern

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

Is There Really a Science to It?

Camo. If you’ve seen one pattern you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Absolutely not. Not even close, Jack.

Some say there’s a science to creating quality camo patterns. And there is if you look at the technology side of designing patterns. But if you’re looking purely at how well a camo pattern blends into its surrounding environment, that’s an art. Nature itself is art. And whatever we wear while out in it must be the same.

So, naturally (pun intended), there are several questions you must ask.

  1. What geographical region are you hunting in?
  2. What type of terrain is around you?
  3. What game animal are you primarily pursuing?

Still there are other questions you must ask as well. Such as, is there snow on the ground? Is blaze orange required for the hunt? Will I be using this pattern for a variety of game animals and hunts throughout the year?

And then there are all of the patterns. EDGE. Timber. MAX-5. MAX-1 XT. Heck, we can even kick it way back. Original. Advantage Timber. Hardwoods. AP. Xtra. The list goes on and on. Obviously, there are many patterns not listed here. It’s fair to say there is a lot of history in camouflage.

Asking all of these questions and sifting through the many camo patterns out there can be, well, rather challenging. The good news — we’re here for you to help choose the Realtree camo pattern that best fits your environment, prey and needs. Here’s what you need to know about camo and how to choose the right pattern for you.

Enter Realtree’s Camo Guide.

It’s extremely easy to use and even simpler to find.

All you have to do is click here. Boom. Voila. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Then, you’ll proceed through a very short series of questions to determine the camo that is most likely to match the terrain you’re hunting in and provides a list of patterns most suitable candidates. Our camo guide does all of the work for you. Click on the pattern page links and we even provide a sample list of gear available in that camo.

Choosing the right camo pattern has never been easier. Use our interactive tool to help make the decision today. You’ll thank yourself when you have better hunts of tomorrow.

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