- The Science Of Nothing
- The Technology of Comfort
Nothing to see…
with GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment
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)
The Open Country pattern uses the larger neutral areas of the pattern—the macro-pattern—more critical to concealment at greater engagement ranges.
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.