In development since 2016, our EXTINCTION™ pattern is the ultimate tundra camouflage, perfectly fine tuned to perform in Canada's harshest hunting environment. Besides being a menacingly effective arctic camo, EXTINCTION™ is also appreciated for it's esthetic appeal by those of us who spend our time south of the circle.
What this camouflage is good for:
Extinction™ camouflage is intended for summer and early fall use in open tundra regions, as well as in tidal zones and on mountains (above the timberline). It's bedrock and low vegetation composition make it useful in other regions as well, and it has been worn with success in the boreal and mixed wood forests of the Canadian shield in Eastern Canada.
Extinction™ camo is adept for both stand hunting and spot-and-stalk hunting, making it perfect for sheep and caribou hunting in the far north.
The Extinction™ camouflage pattern is designed for big-game hunting and waterfowl hunting in high latitude and high altitude environments. Where the trees stop, Extinction™ begins.
Why this camouflage works so well:
Extinction™ is a somewhat higher contrast camo pattern, though not too high. It's contrast and exposure levels are fine tuned for open environments, intended to reflect rocky and gravelly terrain. This allows you to blend into areas with terrain like that, such as riverbeds, rocky mountainsides and ocean shorelines, but also allows you to morph into a substrate-like form in areas with heavier vegetation - i.e. it allows you to become a boulder in the woods.
Extinction™ camouflage has a double light aspect, meaning that shadows on the pattern go in two directions. This is because inconsistent shade direction causes a separate level of outline disruption, helping you to disappear by breaking your figure into smaller shapes.
Extinction™ is also tactfully disrupted by computer generated 3D meshing, which forms the "skeleton" of the pattern. This is exposed throughout the pattern to add to the contrast.
Tips for arctic hunting:
Wear plenty of layers. Many people who lack experience in being outdoors in the winter for long periods of time make the mistake of assuming one very heavy piece of outerwear is sufficient for enduring the cold. This is rarely the case, actually, and most woodsmen will agree that it is better to wear multiple layers of clothing on both upper and lower body parts. This allows you to temporarily adjust your internal temperature (such as undoing your outer coat while exerting yourself to stop yourself from sweating and getting wet and cold later). It is also a good idea to overlap clothing layers, such as wearing a one piece union suit under a shirt and pants, under bibbed overalls under a sweater and parka, for example. And as always, be aware of the conditions you are facing, and prepare for them before heading out into the wilderness!
Bring fire-starting supplies with you wherever you go. We recommend taking at least two different means of fire-starting and keeping them in different spots on your person. That way, if one fails or gets lost, you have a backup. Some old timers we know would keep a book of matches in their hat, the idea being if they ever fell through ice, their head would be the only thing guaranteed to stay dry.