Gear Pine Survey: Greenzone vs MultiCam Recoil Staff July 10, 2016 Join the Conversation Pine Survey has been conducting a comparison of the PentCott Greenzone and Crye Precision MultiCam patterns. While the results are interesting, they're not entirely surprising. In fact, they reinforce a problem yet to be satisfactorily resolved anywhere: that of commonality. Multiple camouflage patterns are logistically problematic (and expensive), usually necessitating the use of one or two patterns that best suit anticipated operational areas. Unfortunately, no camouflage pattern is truly universal, which means no one or two patterns (or single, neutral hues like olive drab or grey) will ever be as effective in a particular terrain or micro-environment as a pattern intended specifically for that environment. It's a dilemma many military and LE units deal with. Ah, but if you have the luxury of using something intended for that locale… Pine Survey: Greenzone vs MultiCam The author explained comparison thusly, Both patterns were tested in a typical European mixed forest with a high foliage canopy and some basic bushes and little trees on the ground. The pictures portray three different positions: Standing in the open (to get an idea of the pattern in this surrounding and if the colors match it). Kneeling behind some basic undergrowth (to mimic basic concealment). The prone position (to mimic basic up to ideal concealment without using vegetational enhancements). These three examples were photographed with a wide angle lens at first and then with a zoom that mimics the actual picture the human eye would perceive at the actual distance. So in the end I came up with 6 pictures of each pattern. He goes on to discuss that aforementioned dilemma. “This review displayed the performance of two camouflage patterns currently being deployed in military and law enforcement. It shows the dilemma of all terrain patterns and the possibilities of patterns specifically designed for certain environments… With current developments in the European security landscape, one has to reconsider though, if it makes sense to have a camouflage pattern, which does its job overseas quite well, but functions only satisfactory in our own backyard…” The imagery and author takeaways are worth the time to check out. You can do so right here if you'd like to read the original article in its entirety. Pine Survey is on Facebook here. You can subscribe to their YouTube channel here. Explore RECOILweb:Monday Morning Carry - Remembering the Longest DayEraThr3 New EraFord Announces Limited Edition GT 66 Heritage EditionColt Releases New Expanse M4 NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.