I believe that the pattern works for the desert, but I've yet to see how the damn grey and white blends in with wooded areas. I've expreimented with a pair of pants. I just don't see it. Now the actual cut of the uniform is great. And it's only being issued to US Army forces. Not all US Armed Forces. The US Marines have their MARPAT, US Coast guard Blue BDUs, and the US Navy and US Air Force have Woodland and Three Tone Desert BDUs.