In a nutshell, the idea behind camouflage is to break up your outline to make you blend in to your surroundings. In a professional manner "a concealment by means of a disguise". I use Predator -brown deception. I purchased directly from Predator.com and the customer service is 100% Incredible. Absolutely friendly people and very patient. I was sold on it because of "unbiased" reviews and seeing that as you are farther away, you don't look like a dark brown/black blob. I used Mossy Oak and I took pictures of myself next to trees and shrubs and grasses and I just looked like a black blob past 20yards. I did the same with Predator - brown deception and it completely breaks up my outline. I even "lost" limbs because they blended into the surroundings. Incredibly durable materials. I have yet to test the "waterproofing" of the parka, but i'll spray it down with waterproofing spray anyways. Shirts and pants can run circles around thorny bushes without issues. I'm sure digital camo will be sufficient. HOWEVER, there are "official" military digital camo patterns that our freedom fighters use in Iraq & Afghanistan, and then there are "knock-offs" that look like military digital, but truly are not. Remember, your hard earned Tax dollars went into YEARS of extensive research and funding to create our current MARPAT & ACU camo that our armed forces use today around the world. Just make sure they are legitimate patterns.If you want "generic" camo that is great, look at Real Tree Hard Woods.Simple looks of Predator and ASAT made me believe "hey that's just TOO SIMPLE, how can that possibly work?". FREAKING-A. Look at a Siberian Tiger
: bright orange
back, pure white belly, black/brown
stripes. How in the world can a PREDATOR survive to an amazing 500+lb killer successfully? How about a mountain lion or a deer. It is just one simple shade of color! We can BARELY see them until they move. Cover yourself HEAD to TOE. Must cover SKIN, it reflects light really easily. Look @ the pictures I loaded, you can ALWAYS see skin first. Im wearing Mossy Oak top, Real Tree Hardwoods bottom. Buy Predator Camo. It should last a VERY LONG TIME.FYI, it should be said: wash ALL your camo inside-out and AIR DRY. Use a hunting detergent, unscented.