How is MultiCam compared to ACUPAT?




 
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January 12th, 2010  
justin1552
 
 

Topic: How is MultiCam compared to ACUPAT?


I've been looking into buying some MultiCam for airsoft ops in the woods, and I wanted to know how well do they work in the forest compared to ACUPAT. I've used ACUPAT in an airsoft tournament and as long as I didn't move I blended in fine. Would it be the same or would it blend in a little better? Pics related, ACU and Multicam patterns.
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January 12th, 2010  
PJ24
 
 
From an operational perspective (ie, I use both patterns for work), multicam is the better option if you are playing in the woods.

I don't know that I'd spend the money on a knockoff uniform for airsoft though, unless you can find a good, cheap deal. Otherwise, go to a surplus store and grab some old woodland BDUs.
January 13th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Woodland BDUs are underrated.
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January 13th, 2010  
justin1552
 
 
I like the woodland BDUs but I've never tried the MultiCam so I wanted some opinions.
February 23rd, 2010  
Supostat
 
 
Depends on kind of wood...
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I'm not sure about camo of boonie hat on the guy in last pic, but jacket certainly is Multicam.
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In general, Multicam works well in greyish-yellow, dry grass. It is too light in common green forests, and its wearer, if standing in open, can be seen easily from pretty long distance.

Actually, ACU is even worse - its color gamma totally is not suitable for vegetated areas, although works pretty well in urban areas.
March 9th, 2010  
Mimmo 11/96
 
 
I think in woods MultiCam is better, the US Army has adopted that camo x troops in Afghanistan.

I suggest, CADPAT or MARPAT in woodland digital, or the Italian "Vegetata".

April 13th, 2010  
usinfantryMOS11c10
 
 
I own a set of multicam and have to say that I have never seen anything blend in as well as it does in multiple environments.

Multicam actually looks different in different shades of light or when fitted against different back grounds, something to do with the shading and coloring of the camo itself.

However..... if you buy a knock off of this it will be a waste of time and totally useless! Everyone and their mom is trying to recreate multicam, and alot of people even use the multicam name, however it isn't the real deal.

If you want real stuff, go to www.crye-precision.com

They are the actual makers of multicam, and every product is made in the US, with the highest quality. Get ready to fork out $$$ cause you are paying for the best!
April 13th, 2010  
usinfantryMOS11c10
 
 
woops..... I had the link wrong. It's supposed to be.....

www.cryeprecision.com
April 13th, 2010  
PJ24
 
 
I agree about the knockoffs, though depending on the manufacturer they aren't terrible. I can't remember who made ours but they came in the standard ACU style and cut and weren't too bad. We used those for a bit before Crye could give us the sizes we needed.

I think my favs are still the DCUs/BDUs, modified, of course.
April 13th, 2010  
usinfantryMOS11c10
 
 
I like how Crye now has actual pants sizes instead of the military sizes, such as 32-34, like I wear, makes for a better fit. The Med-Long's I wore in the Army never seemed to fit right in the legs.
 


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