I saw this article this morning and wanted to share http://www.military.com/news/article/army-selects-new-camouflage-patterns.html. In a nut shell Multicam along with 3 other commercial companies and one design from Natick Labs have been designated as finalists in the search for the New Army Camo. Wait for it. The powers that choose always mess it up aka Army Digital. From my generation can any one remember the great sleep shirt vs 5 button sweater argument of the 80's or the skis that were not really good for downhill or cross country modes.
Multicam was in the running for the original Army Camo Uniform but did not get selected because of price. Multicam Camouflage is a single pattern camouflage designed to hide the wearer in various environments, seasons, elevations and light conditions. We think that in many environments this camouflage will be perfect.
How does Multicam work? It reflects the surrounding environment, disguises volume and shape and balances shape and contrast. Have you ever been in the woods and you'll see a shape of an animal or a person that stands out. This camo counters that.
Barre Army Navy Store has tons of options in Multicam Camouflage Clothing and Equipment including boots, field gear and all types of clothing: http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/multicam-camouflage-clothing--equipment-c759.aspx