Kryptek Camo and its parent company, Kryptek Outdoor Group was founded by Butch Whiting and Josh Cleghorn in 2011. After serving in Iraq, Whiting and Cleghorn realized that they shared a passion for big-game hunting, so they decided to transpose their knowledge of military apparel to the world of hunting apparel. This camo is unique in that they make technical hunting clothing base on tactical military apparel characteristics.
In their own words:
While serving together in the Ninewa Providence in Northern Iraq, the Kryptek founders, discovered they shared a common thread…an unprecedented passion and desire for extreme big game hunting, especially in austere environments. The type of hunting where one pushes himself both physically and mentally. They shared a common mentality and philosophical attitude about the pursuit of big game. Their success on the battlefield was directly related to this mentality. The same principles applied. Skill sets necessary in combat are often applicable to the hunter. This is where that Butch Whiting and Josh Cleghorn began their journey in what would result in the Kryptek Outdoor Group.
These camo patterns are different than most of the camo you see on the market. It decidedly confuses the eyes. This has been confirmed by U.S. Department of Defense laser-retinal tracking tests; subjects took longer to locate Kryptek than any other camo. Why? Most camo uses stick and leaf imaging for their patterns. But these designs layer micro and macro imaging that is inspired by artillery camouflage netting. The result is a 3D appearance in the 2D fabric, producing near-invisibility.
Proof of effectiveness in the industry is completely subjective and usually provided by feedback from end-users. The feedback for Obskura has been consistent: It Kicks Ass!
Listen to Dan Catlin, Senior Vice President of The Wildlife Gallery Custom Taxidermy Studio explain why this is his hunt clothing of choice.
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