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Nothing to see…
with GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment

GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment makes you unrecognizable in the eyes of your prey. How? Through the Science of Nothing, the first technology of its kind based on the visual capability of deer, elk and other ungulates.

The human outline registers as a threat to prey.

GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment incorporates a macro pattern of large fragmented shapes – mathematically configured to match those of the animal kingdom – that breaks up your body symmetry and outline.

GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment includes a micro pattern of small fragmented shapes – matching the fine texture that defines our world – that makes you fade into the background.
(See Figure 1)

Open Country...
The Open Country pattern uses the larger neutral areas of the pattern—the macro-pattern—more critical to concealment at greater engagement ranges.

...vs. Forest
For close range tree stand hunters, the Forest pattern uses “Vertical Effect Compensation,” making the micro-pattern more critical. Why? The vertical effect of trees makes it easier for ungulate prey to detect a hunter. With the new Forest pattern, Gore has optimized the contrast through shading and colorization to account for how ungulates see when they look up in a wooded environment.

In layman’s terms, it’s why a wine stain shows up more readily on a striped shirt than on a paisley one. And it’s why the Forest pattern vanishes into the forest canopy.

Bottom line: GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment is in a category of its own.

Next: Play our Spot the Hunter game.

Vertical Effect Compensation: Hidden in Plain Sight
Photo of micro-pattern and ink stain
Figure 1 – Compare the patterns
Open Country: accent on the macro. Forest: the micro pattern is emphasized
Ungulate vision: can you spot the hunter?

Can’t spot the hunter in either photograph? Neither can an ungulate. That’s because the hunter is wearing GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment.