Limited Edition Mystery Ranch 1-Day Packs in PenCott-GreenZone™

Collaborating with one of the most-respected technical bag-makers in America, HorNest Gear in Singapore has released a special collection of 1-Day backpacks from Mystery Ranch in PenCott-GreenZone™.


The production run was limited to 50 pieces only, and each pack has a special hand-written, numbered label inside.

10303458_10205223487079556_6614712338605942330_nEach pack also comes with a special limited-edition MOTUS design patch.

10422322_10205106680159456_6864438772796132747_nThis is a strictly limited edition, so get one while you can!

10406451_10205209398727356_1046399050499977844_nVisit the HorNest website and Facebook page for pricing and further info.

UP CLOSE LOOK: Sedran Colonial Guard – ‘HALO: Nightfall’

Whether you’re a fan of HALO or not, there is a lot to enjoy in ‘HALO: Nightfall’.  Of particular interest for us is that the Sedran Colonial Guard force in the movie wear battle dress uniforms in PenCott-BadLands™ camouflage pattern.  So we did some research and made some screen-grabs to give you a closer look.

Insignia of the Sedra Colonial Guard.  Image created by Sal of halofanforlife.comInsignia of the Sedra Colonial Guard. Image created by Sal of

The Sedran Colonial Guard is the primary military force of the remote Outer Colony of Sedra and is led by Colonel Randall Aiken, a former elite SPARTAN-II super-soldier. Many soldiers in the Sedran Colonial Guard are well-motivated and dedicated to the defense of their homeworld – as Private First Class Talitha Macer explains at one point; “We’ve lived in a state of perpetual war, surrounded by enemies. We were born fighting.

Colonel Aiken 1Considering the temperate forested terrain of Sedra however, perhaps GreenZone™  would have been a more appropriate choice of camouflage…

Nightfall_-_Sedran_forestForested terrain around Sedra City on planet Sedra. (source: Halopedia)

The ‘HALO: Nightfall’ costume department created a distinctive look for the Sedran Colonial Guard troops by using BadLands™  Combat Patrol Uuniforms (CPUs) from Helikon-Tex, with a few cosmetic alterations.  For Colonel Aiken’s uniform, and also for his close protection team, they used BadLands™  CPU trousers from Helikon-Tex paired with BadLands™  ‘Einsatzkampfjacken’ (‘Operational Battle Jackets’) from Leo Koehler.  Besides some minor cosmetic changes, it also looks like the costume department ‘aged’ the uniforms with some sort of over-wash as well.

Sedran Colonial Guard forces


SPOILER ALERT – PenCott™ camouflage on-screen in “House of Cards”

Hyde Definition’s cutting-edge PenCott-BadLands™ and PenCott-GreenZone™ camouflage patterns continue to show up in interesting places – this time they are featured in Season 3 of the award-winning Netflix drama “House of Cards”. 

house-of-cardsCaution, this announcement carries a SPOILER ALERT…

Seen in a crucial and dramatic segment of Season 3; PenCott™ camouflage patterns are seen in use by ’Russian’ soldiers taking part in a peacekeeping  mission in the Middle East.   The Russian soldiers are seen wearing BadLands™ uniforms, whereas GreenZone™ uniforms are worn by the Russian officers and by Russian President Petrov.  All of the PenCott camouflage uniforms used are the CPU (Combat Patrol Uniform) model made by Polish company Helikon-Tex.

Russian soldier in PenCott-BadLands uniform and capRussian soldiers in BadLands unifoms stand guard


‘HALO: Nightfall’ released on DVD, Blu-Ray and online platforms

‘HALO: Nightfall’ depicts events between the fourth and fifth Halo games and follows the efforts of a group of soldiers as they try to stop the spread of a terrifying weapon.

HALO-Nightfall posterIn the wake of a biological attack on the planet Sedra, ONI Agent, Jameson Locke, and his team work with a local Sedra Colonial Guard commander to locate the origin of the bio-weapon; leading them to an ancient, hellish artifact, and ending in a desperate fight for the team’s survival.

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IWA 2015: the PenCott™ spring offensive

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.