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    NZ Camo Gear

    I need to get something off my chest and my missus has had just about enough of my little rants so im posting one of them here!

    With Companies like Ridgeline, Stoney Creek and Swazi who are proudly 'Kiwi owned' making hunting apparel for 'Kiwi hunters' hunting in 'Kiwi bush'.
    Why is there camoflauge imagery of non native bush?
    They are always of deciduous forest or something, Ridgelines is called 'buffalo camo', find me a buffalo in NZ bush for christs sake!

    H&f and Huntech both have/had camo patterns in native bush, Huntech had a number of them for you to choose from.
    So surely it can't be too hard to source/make camoflauge representative of NZ's native environment.
    Am i wrong in thinking that with the price of some of these topshelf garments ($500+!!), its not too much to ask to expect a native camoflauge imagery to go with it?

    Thoughts?

    RR

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    There is a business opportunity there for you to make some RR. I agree that Mossy Oak and Woodlands camo patterns aren't ideal and that the native pattern used by H&F looks better suited to the New Zealand bush but in the end it all disrupts straight lines and causes a non moving person to better blend with the background bush. Unless you overcome the white face and hands issue while walking you are still going to be like a flashing beacon no matter what you are wearing.
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    Huntech can print whatever you want

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    Just wear multicam it's the shit

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    I havnt seen an off the shelf cammo that i like yet. It all seems to bright. I go to the surplus shops or army mates and get either brit DPM or the kiwi stuff. Matches our environment very well and is a dingy drab colour.
    I tried multicam but sit it next to the NZ DPM and our gear comes out on top everytime.

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    I find it works good in the bush and excellent in scrubby, tussocky or dry grass environments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Towely View Post
    I havnt seen an off the shelf cammo that i like yet. It all seems to bright. I go to the surplus shops or army mates and get either brit DPM or the kiwi stuff. Matches our environment very well and is a dingy drab colour.
    I tried multicam but sit it next to the NZ DPM and our gear comes out on top everytime.
    NZ DPM will be a thing of the past soon...

    http://www.hyperstealth.com/NZ-MCU/
    "Professionals are predictable but the world is full of dangerous amateurs"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter View Post
    NZ DPM will be a thing of the past soon...

    http://www.hyperstealth.com/NZ-MCU/
    Lots of surplus gear for towely then

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    Hooray!

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    I have a three piece camo outfit with the NZ ferns on it
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
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    this camo gear is so good i almost cant see it
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    BURN BABY BURN
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    Thats a nice picture of bush there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by private Ryan View Post
    Good to see she has a little blaze on so she doesn't get shot in the wrong place
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