Camouflage is a science. It encompasses vision, sound, smell, movement, vibrations and EF waves. These have all been taken into account when developing our products, particularly our visual camouflage, anti-microbial fibers for zero odor and materials used to reduce sound. Even our zippers and clasps are quieter.
FORLOH Deep Cover
Designed by bow and rifle hunters for use in dense, lush, early season and pre-frost-burnt vegetation. It’s especially effective under lower light—ideal for the key hunting times of dusk, dawn and intermitted light conditions such as under the canopy of trees, or high in a tree stand. Deep Cover is highly effective in wet and rainy conditions too. FORLOH’s Crypsis Technology and disruptive coloration combine in Deep Cover to work effectively at shorter contact distances as one would expect in densely vegetated areas.
Designed for use in exposed areas of sparse vegetation, particularly post-frost burnt vegetation, above the treeline, in the rocks and desert arid climates . FORLOH’s Crypsis Technology is especially important here to avoid detection in later seasons, at higher altitudes and in barren landscapes.
Designed for the winter months. Whether you’re ice fishing, hunting Snow Goose, shoulder season elk or early spring bear - our Snowfall camo will help you get closer than you ever thought possible. Snow has a spectrum of shades and FORLOH’s Snowfall camo is designed to match the color of snow across that spectrum from heavily shaded snow to snow in direct sunlight. To effectively work at close contact, not only does Snowfall have multiple ‘shades of white’, it also has shades of brown to blend harmoniously with dead grass, and snow covered rock, the subtle disruptive coloration keeps the eye tracking across the wearer, even for animals with full color vision.
A bit more on our Camouflage
Effective visual camouflage renders a target indistinguishable from irrelevant background objects. Most technologies available attempt to disguise the body shape and match the color palette and patterns of the environment. At FORLOH we have a more scientific approach. We have studied and subsequently developed our camouflage to a higher level of scientific research – based on an animal’s visual processing model.
At FORLOH we focus on two interrelated; but logically distinct mechanisms of effective camouflage. CRYPSIS & DISRUPTIVE COLORATION. These are the foundation of anti-predator defenses.
- Crypsis - background pattern and color palette matching, to prevent object recognition.
- Disruptive coloration – bold contrasting colors to disguise form and shape.
To fully understand how effective these are however, our research started with how an animal’s visual system receives signals. In short, an animal goes through the following process in a matter of seconds. It is in these few seconds where FORLOH’s visual camouflage excels.
- Stimuli – the animal will normally detect movement as a primary stimuli.
- Image acquisition – the animal will concentrate their vision at that stimuli, analysing the visual information.
- Image calibration – the animal will make a series of decisions based on coloration and object recognition. Specifically looking for natural (eyes) & non-natural stimuli (straight lines like zippers or block color knee pads) on the target.
Edge Detection – the animal will then combine:
- Spatial scales of the target (is this the size of a predator? Are its patterns a natural scale?)
- Spatial coincidence of the target (is this the shape of a predator?) – specifically looking at the edge of the target.
- Decision – flee or not.
All of this happens in a matter of seconds. It is these crucial seconds of decision making that FORLOH R&D team have focused on. Our camouflage patterns work with this decision making process in mind, to visually make our hunters indistinguishable at varying distances, in varying conditions. Especially in those few seconds of decision making by the prey.