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The Best Military Camouflage Patterns

Updated August 27, 2018 55.6k votes 10.1k voters 118.1k views46 items

List RulesOnly military production camo (any era). No self made. No custom. No hunting. No prototypes.

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.
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  • 1
    1,906
    1,026

    CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern)

    Canadian Armed Forces
  • 2
    1,953
    1,058

    Flecktarn

    German Armed Forces
  • 3
    2,561
    1,444

    MultiCam

    United States Army
  • 4
    2,230
    1,254

    MARPAT (MARine PATtern)

    United States Marine Corps
  • 5
    1,350
    772

    MTP (Multi-Terrain Pattern)

    British Armed Forces
  • 6
    909
    523

    Pencott Greenzone

  • 7
    1,379
    910

    M81 Woodland

    United States Armed Forces (1981-2006)
  • 8
    568
    361

    OCP

    US Army

  • 9
    394
    240

    Italian Vegetato

  • 10
    954
    664

    M05

    Finnish Defence Forces
  • 11
    1,266
    943

    Tigerstripe

    United States Armed Forces (Vietnam Era)
  • 12
    483
    391

    Omnipat

  • 13
    778
    703

    EMR (Digital Flora)

    "Russian Digital camouflage"
  • 14
    509
    473

    SS-leto

  • 15
    803
    767

    DPM (Disruptive Pattern Material)

    British Armed Forces
  • 16
    675
    648

    DCU (Desert Camouflage Uniform)

    United States Armed Forces (1992-2011)
  • 17
    779
    846

    M90

    Swedish Armed Forces
  • 18
    352
    386

    Surpat

  • 19
    658
    785

    DBDU (Desert Battle Dress Uniform)

    United Stated Armed Forces (Persian Gulf War Era)
  • 20
    359
    458

    Estonian Digital Pattern

  • 21
    252
    334

    Pencott Badlands

  • 22
    420
    570

    TAZ 90

    Swiss Armed Forces
  • 23
    268
    381

    Vz.2007

    Slovak camo pattern.
  • 24
    425
    608

    DPCU (Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform)

    Australian Defence Force
  • 25
    205
    301

    Type 09 "Tibet"

    Chinese Type 09 Mounta