Realtree’s New Xtra Camo

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effectiveness realtree xtra

Hunters take note:  Realtree introduced a new hunting camo called Xtra.  Calling it the “industry’s more realistic pattern,” Realtree uses a pattern that includes a foreground, mid-ground and background.  In theory, this adds visual depth to the pattern and increases the ability of the wearer to blend in with the natural environment.

Two patterns of this new camo is available:  Xtra and Xtra Green.  As one might expect from the name, the “Green” pattern incorporates more green into the pattern.  A total of twelve earth tones are used in the Xtra camo pattern.

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“New Realtree Xtra and Xtra Green truly live up to their names, giving hunters extra effectiveness in the field,” said Realtree Designer and President Bill Jordan. “All throughout the development process, we focused on creating incredible depth, visual confusion and 3D effects in the pattern mid-grounds and backgrounds while still retaining total sharpness and detail in the foreground elements. The result is as close to nature as we’ve ever gotten.”

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  • electrozity8

    I’m not a huge fan of these “fuddy” hunting camos usually but I saw this Xtra camo a couple months ago and though it is a great camo for recreational hunting.

    • calool

      wouldn’t work well for much else though. i wonder if they’ll produce some kind of military style

  • noob

    Now this is effective camouflage. I wonder what the infrared reflectivity is like – it should be mottled and disruptive, in IR as well as visual, and not a solid light or dark.

    • flooby

      why bother with an IR signature on this? it isn’t demonstrated as generic enough for multiple environments (it is shown with one specific, optimal case) and deer/turkey/bear whatever don’t have FLIRs roaming through the woods.

      • unger

        Well, that rather depends on which sort of bear you’re talking about. Wolverines!

        (sorry, I had to.)

      • MurphyzLaw

        True, however, several game animals do see significantly farther into the infrared spectrum than humans do.

  • phuzz

    I thought for a second that the first picture had some huge photoshop blur in the center before I realised there was someone there. Very effective.

  • Hikerguy

    Looking at both pictures and comparing the bow and camoflauged shotgun helps me to under stand why our troops in Iraq and Afganistan wanted to camo their black weapons. Those are the best hunting outfits I’ve seen.