USIA’s Camo Patterns

Posted by JJ Wright on 2nd Apr 2020

USIA’s Camo Patterns

USIA offers many different options for our products. Pockets. Zippers. Protective padding. Some of the most popular options we offer are the many different colors and camo patterns available for your next suit or waders. We get plenty of questions regarding our camo patterns, so this quick and simple guide should come in quite handy in helping you make an informed decision when you make that all-important purchase of world class outdoor gear.


Probably our most popular camo pattern, MultiCam was designed for the use of the U.S. Army in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. It is a seven-color, multi-environment pattern extremely versatile and at home in many different environments from arid deserts to wooded terrain. It pairs well with most other colors and works as a stand-alone pattern also.

ATAC Desert

This is our second-most popular camo pattern, and is quickly rising to the top as the best-selling. ATAC patterns were created to perform in climatic zones containing either arid or timber climates. The desert pattern is mostly brown with small samplings of green.

ATAC Foliage

As the name implies, ATAC Foliage is similar to ATAC Desert, except that it was designed for temperate, forested climates where green colors dominate. The two ATAC patterns are different not only in color but also in their design. In other words, they are not the same pattern in different colors, to do so would minimize effectiveness.

ACU Digital

Primarily applied in the U.S. Army's Combat Uniform (ACU), the Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP, also known as ACUPAT or "digicam"), was developed as a "universal camouflage" that works equally well in all environments. Being composed of a slate gray, desert sand and foliage green pixel pattern, the pattern becomes darker or lighter depending on exposure to sunlight.

3-Day Camo

This is the classic camo pattern originally made famous by General Norman Schwarzkopf and the American Army during the first Iraq War. Officially known as the Desert Camouflage Pattern, it is also known colloquially as "coffee stain camouflage", and features a three-color desert camouflage pattern of dark brown, pale green, and beige.


This iconic camo pattern is a modification of ERDL, the iconic pattern made famous during the Vietnam War era. It is a four color, high contrast disruptive pattern with irregular markings in sand, brown, green and black. The Woodland pattern was one of the first camos USIA offered, and still remains popular with outdoor sports enthusiasts.

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