Designed and built in-house, PenCottCamo.com is the new central, brand-hub for the PenCott® family of camouflage patterns from Hyde Definition Ltd.
This is the first time that the PenCott® pattern family has had its own dedicated website, and greatly expands and improves upon the PenCott® pattern content that has been previously held on the HydeDefinition.com website. Among other enhancements, the new site features an in-depth look at the development of the patterns, what makes them so effective and where the name ‘PenCott’ comes from.
Another key highlight of the new site is the wide-ranging and ever growing gallery of submitted photographs showing the performance of the patterns in-the-field around the world. There’s even an interactive map of the world that lets you select to see photos of the patterns in use by country (and by state in the US).
A useful section of the site for Makers is the page covering the range of different PenCott® pattern fabrics and materials that are now available – as well as links to sources where they can be bought.
Consumers will find the full, up-to-date listing of PenCott® garment and gear producers – with links off to their websites – an invaluable resource for getting kitted up in PenCott®.
Finally, the Blog section of the site will present all of the latest news related to the PenCott® patterns, as well as additional original content relating to the field of camouflage history, design and technologies.
With the launch of the separate PenCottCamo.com site, the legacy HydeDefinition.com site will be revamped and refocused to cover the consultancy services and other camouflage projects that Hyde Definition works on.
Check out PenCottCamo.com today – and also don’t forget to follow PenCottCamo on Facebook and Instagram too.
Mil-Spec grade and Berry-compliant, 70D ripstop nylon fabric with a DWR finish and a PU-backing is now available in PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage from MMI Textiles.
This 70D ripstop nylon fabric is perfect for tent flies, hammocks, bashas, groundsheets, rucksack covers, and any other application that requires a light-weight, waterproof, and exceptionally well-camouflaged solution. In fact, bashas and rucksack covers made from GreenZone™ 70D ripstop nylon fabric are currently available from 0241 Tactical and M-Threat Industries.
To purchase fabric, and to see the whole range of PenCott™ camouflage fabrics now available (including unfinished 500D Cordura nylon – perfect for lamination projects) visit MMI Textiles PenCott™ camouflage web page.
There was a huge increase in the number of companies featuring products in PenCott™ patterns on their booths at IWA this year – here’s a run down, in no particular order.
New things on their booth this year were the ventilated CPU Boonie Hat and the PCS Smock – both items were displayed in the GreenZone™ pattern.
You can download a PDF copy of Helikon-Tex’s entire 2015 Military and Law Enforcement catalog here.
Our PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns will be featured with quite an impressive list of exhibitors at this year’s Enforce Tac and IWA…
Italy’s renowned S.O.D. Gear was one of the very first high-end, real-deal manufacturers to pick up on the PenCott™ patterns, and sent them off with some pretty cool dudes to open doors and meet people in some interesting places… S.O.D. Gear will be at Enforce Tac for the first time this year.
One of the most eagerly awaited appearances at this year’s Enforce Tac and IWA has got to be Direct Action – the new advanced, professional brand from under the umbrella of Helikon-Tex. Enforce Tac / IWA marks the first public unveiling of the full line of Direct Action gear and clothing. Be sure to drop by and check them out.
A brand that’s gained an outstanding reputation for innovation and high-quality over the past few years, UF PRO will be showcasing their range of superb products – including new items like their Monsoon SmallPac system and Hunter Sweater in GreenZone™ , and their brand new Striker HT hot weather BDU in BadLands™ will make its debut at this year’s IWA.
Another long time provider of high-quality items in PenCott™ camouflage patterns, Leo Koehler will be displaying their wares again this year at IWA – visit them at stand number 343 in hall 9.
The Polish super-company that’s been most active with the PenCott™ patterns, Helikon-Tex will be showcasing their 2015 line-up at IWA. Drop by to see what’s new, chat to their crew, and pick up a catalogue (or two).
Polish outdoor gear and backpack manufacturer Wisport will be bringing out several products in GreenZone™ and BadLands™ soon. Drop by their IWA booth to find out more – Hall 9, Stand 344.
Saving the biggest news for last! - the Tacticaltrim booth at IWA will be something like PenCott™ Zentrale this year. Not only will they have samples of the full range of PenCott™ camouflage fabrics on hand, they will also be featuring the first European unveiling of Murdock Webbing company’s jacquard-woven GreenZone™ webbing, and they will be showcasing the first public appearance of the full range of PenCott™ camouflage products from Tasmanian Tiger.
Tacticaltrim will also be featuring several special guests and partners on their booth as well – including:
Congratulations to our friends at FRAG OUT! magazine – they’ve been appointed as a media partner of IWA Outdoor Classics and Enforce Tac 2015.
Until then, check out the latest issue of FRAG OUT! online. Features in the latest edition include:
- HK416A5 in Action
- FN Minimi Mk3 Gun Pr0n
- Tactical Combat Casualty Care
- Direct Action Gear Behind the Scenes
- AK Assault Rifle Training Pt 3
- NFM Arc’teryx Khard Pack Pouches Suite
- and much more
Click here to read
Yesterday’s online and paper editions of the Austrian newspaper ‘Heute’ (Today) featured an article and photo gallery of the Austrian Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorist / special operations unit ‘Einsatzkommando COBRA’.
In the photos below, we see a two-man sniper team in their standard-issue GreenZone™ camouflage smocks and trousers from SABRE in Germany. COBRA has been using a range of GreenZone™ camouflage clothing and equipment made by SABRE since 2012.
Einsatzkommando (EKO) COBRA is a member unit of the ATLAS Network of European police special operations units. EKO COBRA regularly conducts training exercises together with colleagues from Germany’s GSG9, France’s GIGN and RAID, Britain’s SCO19, and others. Within 28 member states of the ATLAS Network, EKO COBRA is said to provide the subject matter expertise in the area of raids on buildings.
See the full ‘Heute’ article and photo gallery online here.
The official website for EKO COBRA can be found here (in German language only).
hat tip to David Jaklin
Stay tuned for further info coming soon…
Last week, MMI Textiles publically presented the full range of PenCott™ pattern fabrics for the first time at the annual conference and exhibition of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The attendance at the booth was very good, we made several great new industry connections, strengthened ties with existing ones, and generally received a very positive response to the strategic partnership between MMI and Hyde Definition. We look forward to many more successful ventures together.