“Recce Boonies” in PenCott™ family of patterns now available from SIERRA-313

SIERRA-313 have reworked the famous short-brimmed, “recce”-style bush hats worn by UK and South African Special Forces, and come up with a unique and improved design of their own.

1009_7The SIERRA-313 Recce Boonie features a preformed short brim, a cloth foliage loop that goes all around the hat, 2 ventilation eyelets on each side, a patch of loop fastener for affixing “cat eyes”, a map/ID pocket inside the crown, and a special “signal red” band sewn into the inside of the crown for emergency signaling purposes.

10003963_10153075783456808_149340386699561614_n10250293_10153075789281808_830090652808716211_nGet them here - be sure to “like” SIERRA-313 on facebook as well.

And don’t forget – SIERRA-313 also has PenCott nametapes too!



PenCott™ Camouflage Webbing And Tape Now Shipping

Texcel Industries is now fulfilling orders for webbing and tape in our PenCott™ Multi-Environment Camouflage family of patterns.

They have all current patterns available including GreenZone™, BadLands™, SandStorm™, and SnowDrift™.  For pricing and orders contact: sales@texcelindustries.com.

Texcel PenCott webbing

For a limited time, we are also running a special promotion on our Cordura fabrics in honor of the launch of the webbing and tape products – get 20% off the normal price when you order at least 50 yards of either 500D or 1000D Cordura.  Contact orders@hydedefinition.com and mention the promo code “WEB20″.


PenCott™ camouflage featured at IWA 2013 international firearms and outdoor gear exhibition

This year’s IWA & Outdoor Classics trade fair in Nurmeberg, Germany (8-11 March) will include, for the first time, an extensive representation of the PenCott family of camouflage patterns.

Hyde Definition – UK / USA

(stand #508, Hall 7A)

Stop by the Hyde Definition booth to see samples of the full range of PenCott printed fabrics and materials – as well as garments and gear in PenCott camouflage from several manufacturers from around the globe.  Also featured will be the first public appearance of PenCott printed webbing from Texcel Industries.


PenCott camouflage photographed in the Visual, near-Infra-Red and near-Ultraviolet spectrum

The good folks at UVR Defense Tech have been conducting some independent experiments with samples of our GreenZone and Badlands printed NyCo ripstop fabrics, and they kindly sent us a few photographs recently showing some of the results of their work.

UVR Defense Tech holds a US patent for “camouflage in the near-Ultraviolet spectrum” and their UVRC product range is the only camouflage system designed for the near-ultraviolet spectrum.  UVR Defense Tech was formed around the need to address the threat created by the availability of inexpensive, UV-imaging equipment that has made near-ultraviolet camouflage a necessity for the modern battlefield.

In the photo below we see the results using PenCott-Badlands. The left panel in each image has been covered with PenCott-Badlands that has treated with the patented “UVRC-A 7%” from UVR Defense Tech.  “UVRC-A 7%” is a permanent micro-thin nano-particle film that is transparent to the visible and near-IR wavelengths, but reflects an amount of ultraviolet light consistent with the environment. In this example, the UVRC-A 7% treated fabric blends with the natural foliage that reflects up to 7% of the ambient ultraviolet light.

From top to bottom, the images show – Visible Light, near-IR, and near-UV (left panel treated with UVRC-A 7%, right panel untreated):


In this sequence we see panels of Badlands photographed at a range of 40 metres (left panel treated with UVRC-A 7%, right panel untreated):


And finally, in this photo we see a swatch of GreenZone NyCo fabric photographed close-up in the near-Infra-Red spectrum, with a leaf from a bush placed on top to show the comparative amount of IR reflectance from each.


For more information about the full range of UVR Defense Tech’s near-Ultraviolet solutions, visit their website at:  www.uvrdefensetech.com


PenCott “Quiet Loop” now available to order from Propel LLC

Propel is a woman-owned, small business based in Providence, Rhode Island that focuses on the development, marketing and sales of textile-driven products and technologies.  Their ground-breaking Quiet Loop product is redefining the hook-and-loop fastener industry in the same way that PenCott has been redefining the state-of-the-art in commercially available camouflage patterns.

Quiet Loop has a noise signature reduction of approximately 50% over regular hook-and-loop fastener material and has been in use on the US SOCOM PCU Level 9 uniform for the better part of two years.  Quiet Loop meets the physical performance requirements of A-A-55126B Class 4, is manufactured in the USA and meets the requirements of the Berry Amendment.


PenCott-printed Quiet Loop is available in the following widths:

  • 5/8″
  • 3/4″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″
  • 4″

Samples available in 1”, 2” and 4” widths.

Contact Brittany Haxton at Propel for samples and/or ordering information.


“GreenZone” IRR patches from COMBAT-ID

COMBAT-ID is the brain-child of Remik Matuszewski from Lodz, Poland – described on his Facebook page as a “one man army of ideas, stuff and technology” – and turns out unique, custom team, call sign, morale, flag and special patches.

One of the defining characteristics of his work is the use of IR reflective and glow-in-the-dark materials.  He’s also a fan of PenCott.  So recently he combined these two interests to produce the team patch for Polish paintball team “Stronghold Group”, and also IRR Canadian and UK flag patches.

“Stronghold Group” team patches.

Subdued IRR Canadian flag patch – – IRR on one side, glow-in-dark on the other. Top photo taken without flash, bottom photo with flash.

Subdued UK flag patch – IRR on one side, glow-in-dark on the other.

Velcro is sewn on around the edges of the patches on both sides so a camouflage patch cover can be fitted if desired.

You can see more of COMBAT-ID’s work on their Facebook page.