A camouflage that exemplifies our country's largest ecosystem as well as paying tribute to Canada's important logging history, BOREALIS™ is the definitive coniferous camouflage. With tones, shading, and a colour spectrum all perfect to be worn in northern timber, BOREALIS™ camouflage is photorealistic enough to fool the sharpest eyed game in the bush.
What this camouflage is good for:
Borealis™ camouflage is intended for use in the coniferous forests of the boreal, pacific, cordilleran, and atlantic regions of Canada, and is also very useful in softwood stands in the Great Lakes region.
Borealis™ camo is meant to be versatile in practice - it can be worn during spot-and-stalk situations, and stand hunting at both ground level and in a tree stand (though we recommend using your best discretion when selecting a camouflage pattern for use in a tree stand, as every tree is different and we can never guarantee a pattern will be suitable in every tree).
Borealis™ is designed for big-game hunting, predator hunting, and bear hunting.
Why this camouflage works so well:
Borealis™ camouflage is photo-realistic, which makes it excellent for the pursuit of sharp eyed game such as turkeys and predators. However, despite the realism, the intent is not to make you look like a tree, but rather to use natural elements to form an effective disruption pattern (which will still hide your form even if dim-sighted animals such as moose cannot appreciate the realism).
The background of the pattern is composed of spruce chips at various stages of drying. These were arranged in different ways until the blend between the light tan wet chips interplayed with the grey dry chips to create an effective disruptive pattern. Computer software was used to ensure this, as it is very difficult to make out with human eyes.
The foliage in Borealis™ is also boldly outlined, which not only increases contrast but keeps this camouflage functional for a longer time if printed on poor quality fabric.
The Story of Borealis™
Borealis™ camouflage is worth more than the sum of its parts. Not merely a perfect camouflage for coniferous environments, it is an embodiment of a major force in Canada's economic history: namely, logging.
Great Canadian Camouflage's J.R. Lucas, who also co-manages 2 privately owned forests in Eastern Ontario, used by-products of his axe logging as the principle elements of this camouflage pattern. He used a double-bit axe (which was found in a barn in British Columbia) to fell White Pine, at one time the most sought-for tree in Eastern North America, White Spruce, Black Cherry, Trembling Aspen, and Tamarack. He harvested these trees in order to manage wildlife habitat on one of the private forests.
At one time over half of Eastern Canada's pioneers were employed in lumber camps throughout what was at the time the frontier of civilization. Western Canada, though quite a bit later, was also heavily influenced by the practice of logging.
Despite popular belief today, logging is important to the management of wildlife habitat, and as such is an essential factor in the conservation of game animals, big and small.
We pay tribute to that, with Borealis™ camouflage