Kryptek Gear Obskura Camo

Kryptek has been known for their leading-edge technology and testing when it comes to their designs in camo patterns design and creation. They hold the distinction of being military tested when it comes to their camo patterns, so it is no surprise that they stepped up again and introduced a new pattern known as Obskura.

From Kryptek

Kryptek Obskura takes passive concealment in the visual spectrum to the next level. Obskura was born out of the vast experience and insight Kryptek gained through the U.S. Army Camo Improvement Effort and development efforts with other Foreign Militaries. In summary, the macro-pattern of Kryptek’s original family of patterns became the micro-pattern for Obskura, and elements inspired by the extensively proven Tiger Stripe Camo became the macro-pattern. Obskura comes in three color-ways: Transitional, Grom, and Nox.

Next Level Concealment

I have been thrilled getting to use the transitional pattern in recent months since its introduction. Not only myself but others are also pleased with its performance. Sure, many can and will argue that you can hunt critters just the same with any run-of-the-mill clothing and if you want to hunt in your blue jeans, go for it! But I will put my cards into the concealment Kryptek offers to keep the best odds in my favor.

Obskura vs Highlander

Many wonder and have asked what the difference is between the original Highlander pattern and the new Obskura transitional pattern. It is easy to see the difference when you look at them in pictures on the website, but what about side-by-side in the outdoors? To see the added effects that the Obskura has to offer take a look at the pictures here.

I have found that the Obskura blends better when you are in areas with shadows or dark changes in terrain such as in forested areas and places with lots of shadows. It causes your outline to break up that much better and allows you to better blend with your surroundings. I would still give the edge to the Highlander pattern in more open terrain with little shadow effects or dark contrast in the landscape.


Kryptek did a good job of enhancing their already effective camo with the new Obskura pattern. You can’t argue the testing that goes into their patterns that no other company has done within the hunting industry. Their motto of Battlefield to Backcountry really does hold true as their patterns have been tested from the most extreme bullets-flying-in-your-face situations to that of the most casual hunt. See the entire Obskura line here.

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Jared was raised to appreciate the outdoors and everything that Mother Nature has to offer. He strives to better himself in the hunting community and to also help those that are looking for the insight that they wish to acquire when it comes to hunting. He plans all his own hunts and is very proud of being a "Do It Yourself" hunter who hunts mostly puclic land. Jared is fortunate to have gained the support of various companies in the hunting industry. While he enjoys various styles of hunting, 90% of his hunting is done by spot and stalk. Jared says "Spot & stalk really pits your knowledge and experience against that of your prey on their terms. It levels the playing field more than any other style of hunting." He takes extreme pride in the knowledge and experience that he has gained over the years. As a freelance writer, he enjoys reliving hunts and passing on tips and tactics information in prose to readers. He is the proud father of two, Emmalynn and Jackson. He will teach them many of the same things that he was lucky enough to learn from his late father.