It's a fair question. Why do your eyes skip right over a motionless deer in plain view?
The reason is simple, and rests on the elemental process of vision perception. Countless
light rays reach the eye every instant. The brain compares the light information and
then decides what are the objects and what is the background.
Game animals rely mostly on contrast or sudden changes in brightness to separate the objects
from the background. A sharp contrast like a silhouette against the sky is instantly
recognized. Individual trees in a forest take a little more attention. The deer or
mountain lion is a stand of trees in not seen because the trees offer more contrast than
fur. The eye picks out the trees and ignores the fur.
To conceal yourself from this process you h have two basic choices. You can wear a
disguise that makes you appear to be a harmless thing like a tree. Or you can conceal
yourself by avoiding the eye altogether. Mother nature designs fur to avoid the eye and
Omnitherm's EYE-D-VERSION pattern works the same way. Slight movement is less likely to be detected.
Omnitherm's EYE-D-VERSION PATTERN gives the eye nothing to find, so the movement is
not associated with any object.
Omnitherm also offers other exclusive camouflage advantages. We dye each strand of
woolen yarn with organic colorfast dyes that are absolutely ultraviolet (UV) neutral.
We began using UV neutral dyes for Omnitherm used by U.S. Military special teams -- UV
neutral dyes reduce detection by guard dogs. Game animals see UV too, especially at dawn and dusk.
Because Omnitherm colors are woven in, you don't get the sharp contrast lines of
printed fabrics where one color changes to another. Yet because we use fine index looms,
you still get a distinct pattern that dissolves your outline into the background.
Omnitherm EYE-D-VERSION comes in three patterns. Use Autumn or Timber in the forest or
the bush where dark colors will absorb more light. In open country, above timberline,
or up in a tree when all the leaves are gone, use Blowdown.