What’s with this camo pattern?

March 11, 2016

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Can you see the hunter in the image above?

Hunting is all about using everything in your power to your advantage – and that’s why Hunters Element choose to use Desolve Camouflage patterns.  Desolve patterns are different to most camo out there on the market not only in how they look but also because they are based in scientific research.

Traditional “stick and leaves” camo (aka mimicry camo) is designed to look like the area it is used in which makes sense right?  Until you think about it from an animal’s perspective.  Ungulates (hooved animals) have been scientifically proven to see different to humans which means that camo designed to deceive human eyes doesn’t actually work for deer and goats.  If you think about it they are wired to see movement and as soon as your camouflage of sticks and leaved moves away from the bush that matches that pattern you stick out like a sore thumb.

How do we know it works?  For starters the Hunters Element design team are hunters themselves and have tested it thoroughly.  Secondly nature proves that it works.  Ever seen a tiger or a leopard using branches to sneak up on it’s dinner?  Thirdly, and the basis of this blog, is that the science proves it.

Ungulates have been proven to have “reduced visual acuity” meaning they see everything with a slightly blurry effect and are also effectively red-green colourblind, seeing the world in shades of brown, grey and blue.  Desolve camouflage patterns use a mixture of small and large patterns (micro and macro) to create visual confusion, taking advantage of the ungulates inability to see sharply.  The highly contrasting colours add depth to your form and the ungulate simply can’t figure out what it is seeing.  Desolve patterns don’t rely on blending in with the background, they actively confuse your prey so they don’t know they are in your sights.

There are 4 patterns that Hunters Element products are available in.  The different colours are  for personal choice and hunter confidence – the ungulates can’t tell the difference between Bare, Veil and Fire but if you have confidence in your gear you will have a much more successful hunt.


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A brown toned, high contrast camo designed specifically for summer, alpine hunting where the area is barren and dry.


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The first pattern that Hunters Element chose to use, Desolve Veil is perfect for bush country hunting with a few more green tones than Bare.

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The blaze orange version of Desolve Camouflage still works just as well as the brown toned versions due to the fact that the ungulates see this as brown.  The same high contrast and macro/micro patterns ensure Fire is a superb camo that keeps you seen!

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Wing is slightly different in that it is designed around bird vision and the elevated perspective that they are looking at hunters from.  Stick & leaves camo really doesn’t work from above – how many rushes grow across the ground?

Whatever your preferred hunting location, style or weapon Hunters Element gear in Desolve Camouflage will give you the advantage.


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Size Chart


Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size.

XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53



WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your trousers would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. 

INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our trousers, to the base of the inner leg.

XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85



Our outer layer trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular trousers. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular trousers. Below are the dimensions of the outer layer trousers.

XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85



This is the measurements of the person, not the garments.

8  84cm / 33" 74cm / 29.1" 106cm / 41.7"
10  89cm / 35" 78cm / 30.7" 110cm / 43.3"
12  94cm / 37" 82cm / 32.3" 114cm / 44.9"
14  99cm / 39" 86cm / 33.9" 118cm / 46.4"
16 104cm / 41" 90cm / 35.4" 122cm / 48"  
18 109cm / 43" 94cm / 37"   126cm / 49.6"
20 114cm / 45" 98cm / 38.6"

130cm / 51.2"



All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe.

US FOOT LENGTH (approximate)
7 9.6 in / 24.4 cm
8 9.9 in / 25.2 cm
9 10.25 in / 26 cm
10 10.6 in / 26.8 cm
11 10.9 in / 27.8 cm
12 11.25 in / 28.6 cm 
13 11.6 in / 29.4 cm

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