Camouflage is used the world over by man and beast, to hunt, to hide, to be seen. While many animals have specialized their camouflage to the local environment, military needs are more varied. More often than not military applications must be useful in multiple locations and in varying conditions. What is the most affective camo pattern, past or present, could be argued until the cows come home and new patterns are being prototyped every day. What we're concerned with here is the popular opinion on production prints.
Whether serviceman, serving or retired, pattern aficionado, paintball or airsoft warrior, or simply like to voice your opinion on the best looking cloth -here is the place to vote.The best military camouflage patterns is an open list, please add any missing patterns and respect the criteria.
CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern)Canadian Armed Forces
FlecktarnGerman Armed Forces
MARPAT (MARine PATtern)United States Marine Corps
MultiCamUnited States Army
MTP (Multi-Terrain Pattern)British Armed Forces
M81 WoodlandUnited States Armed Forces (1981-2006)
M05Finnish Defence Forces
TigerstripeUnited States Armed Forces (Vietnam Era)
EMR (Digital Flora)"Russian Digital camouflage"
DCU (Desert Camouflage Uniform)United States Armed Forces (1992-2011)
DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material)British Armed Forces
M90Swedish Armed Forces
DBDU (Desert Battle Dress Uniform)United Stated Armed Forces (Persian Gulf War Era)
Estonian Digital Pattern
TAZ 90Swiss Armed Forces
Vz.2007Slovak camo pattern.
DPCU (Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform)Australian Defence Force
Type 09 "Tibet"
Chinese Type 09 Mounta