The research you're referring to is marketing, not research. I make a living doing research and I know what research looks like. I also know what marketing guised as research looks like and that is exactly what that is.Well, you can either believe the research that has been done or not. I chose to believe it and have had many many positive experiences wearing my SubAlpine being stickbow close with elk. I find it extremely effective with the main objective Of being very comfortable in just about all field conditions.
This has a lot of good information on Optifade and how it was developed and how it works:
The traditional approach to hunting has been to smell, sound or appear as something familiar to prey - through cover scents, calls and camouflage patterns of sticks and leaves. GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment is the first concealment system designed around animal vision and not human eyesight...www.optifade.com
Movement and wind are SOOO much more crucial than a camo pattern. I wear plain colored pants and shirts regularly bow hunting and have no issues inside of 20 yards as long as wind holds up and I control my movements..... second part can be difficult when mack daddy walks out haha
Well I've exhaustively researched people's idea of researching research and my research concludes that the research is you will know which guys "run" solids because they will tell you,repeatedly.The research you're referring to is marketing, not research. I make a living doing research and I know what research looks like. I also know what marketing guised as research looks like and that is exactly what that is.
What brand is it? I'd like to switch to American made if it's qualityIf Sitka were my choice, subalpine would be the choice whether in black timber, quakes, or hunting open country. However I have went with camo that is 100% Made in America in multi cam. No mas made in china camo for me.
I’ve got several pieces from XGO currently. I have base layers, a couple shirts, a vest and a pull on hoodie. All in multi cam accept the base layers which are in desert sand I believe they call it. All I did was a search for American made camouflage. There are several other companies I’m looking at.What brand is it? I'd like to switch to American made if it's quality
I use subalpine for archery elk in Colorado. It works great. Also, Kuiu Verde is an awesome choice for early season hunts. Just depends on your budget and availability of product. I have the Kuiu verde pack and am considering alternating Sitka and Kuiu camo.