Many of us were disappointed when the guys at A-TACS Camo decided to phase out their original “FG” pattern, but the good news is that ORIGINAL FG IS BACK!
Taking heed to end user and market demand, Digital Concealment Systems, LLC., parent company to the A-TACS camo brand, is bringing back original A-TACS FG, it’s flagship Foliage Green camo pattern variant.
First introduced in 2010, A-TACS FG established itself as a truly unique alternative to the heavily digitized foliage patterns that were then common in the tactical market.
When designing a green variant follow-up to the already popular original A-TACS AU Camo pattern (which we also love!), the easy answer would have been to simply re-colour the existing pattern and release it as a green variant. Taking that approach may have been easier and faster however, it was not the approach DCS took to create an effective temperate climate pattern. The characteristic environmental elements and shapes found in greener, more temperate settings needed to be addressed. The answer was to create a brand-new pattern from the ground up.
Utilizing numerous shades of green sampled directly from a variety of forested and transitional terrain elements combined with various shades of earth, A-TACS FG Camo was developed to be effective in a wide range of temperate environments. As with the original A-TACS AU (Arid/Urban) Camo pattern, the organic pixels in the micro patterns are grouped into larger, more defined “macro” shapes creating larger more defined patterns. The larger organic shapes and strategically placed shadow elements within the macro pattern help to create a unique three-dimensional effect. Additionally, strategic use of blending and colour overlays were used to create a more organic soft-edged look to the pattern.
With the introduction of the A-TACS “X Line” of camo patterns in 2015, the decision was made to begin phasing out the original two patterns in favour of new updated designs. “Almost immediately after that time, end-users and manufacturers alike have been asking for the return of our classic pattern lineup” stated Phil Duke, Pattern Designer and President. ‘Based upon this continued demand, we have decided to bring back the original line-up of Original A-TACS AU and Original A-TACS FG. Both of these patterns are joining our newly introduced A-TACS U|CON (Universal CONcealment) pattern”, Duke continued. “We are excited for manufacturers to bring forward a whole new generation of gear in these classic patterns”.
As we have always loved this pattern, and it works SO WELL for so many of our woodland game environments, we’re really pleased to share this news! For news on future product availability, visit the official A-TACS website at www.a-tacs.com