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Fabrics Used by Wiggy's, Inc.

Wiggy's offers a number of camoflauge materials that are, and have been, used for diffrent products....


Multicam MultiCam© by Crye Precision

The MultiCam© pattern is really the best all around camo pattern you can find. For concealment, this pattern is far and above those we have used in the past. The following is from the MultiCam website:

The Basics

MultiCam© is a single camouflage pattern designed to help the wearer hide in varied environments, seasons, elevations, and light conditions. It was designed to address the real-world need for concealment in different environments, with one basic kit of gear. While there are many great location-specific patterns. MultiCam© is designed to work well across a very broad range of environmental conditions when observed in both the visual and near Infra Red (night vision) spectrums.

How it Works...

The pattern is designed to reflect some of the surrounding colors of the environment. It takes on an overall green appearance when under a green forest canopy and an overall tan look when in the open desert. By adapting to varying local lighting conditions, the pattern blends well in many environments, elevations, seasons, weather conditions, and times of the day.

The design takes advantage of the way the human eye/brain perceives shape, volume and color. Since only a very small portion of the human eye perceives color, the brain does a lot of "filling-in" for the eye. MultiCam's® unique design takes advantage of this principle and helps the observer to "see" the pattern as part of the background. This helps the wearer's profile begin to loose its edge and fade into whatever color or shape surrounds him. It works on the principle that an observer can see something but still not recognize it as anything to be interested in.

The scale and contrast of the pattern elements are designed to work well when observed from both distant and close ranges. We all know the idea is to break-up or disguise the human form, but without a ghillie suit or a rock to get behind, this is typically done with heavy contrast between large elements of a pattern. However, high contrast, large element patterns stop working in open terrain (e.g. "chocolate chip" in open desert.) They also tend to stop working as the observer gets closer to the camouflage, since the large pattern elements end up being out of scale with the highly detailed surroundings of the observer. MultiCam® relies more on a blending effect than a contrast effect to disguise the wearer. This effect allows it to perform in a wide range of environments, and keeps the pattern effective even at close distances where pixilated or blocky patterns often stand out against natural (non-blocky) environments.

Military Patterns Past & Present

Marine Corps Marpat Marine Corps Marpat
Army Digital ACU Army Digital ACU
Air Force ABU Air Force ABU
Woodland Camo Woodland Camo
Desert Camo Desert Camo

Supplex Nylon

Supplex has a very close look, feel and durability to cotton, though these are where the similarities halt.

  • Supplex manages moister much more efficiently than cotton, drying in less time and absorbing less moisture to begin with.
  • Because of the weave of the yarns, Supplex has a high water and wind shedding capability. Bringing you close to the proof material line without stepping over it.
  • The abrasion and tear resistance is as high as it is with cotton, however you will not find strings and threads fraying if that barbed wire fence gets the better of you.
  • Supplex is light and an added bonus, the color stays with the garment for much longer than many other materials, even thru multiple launderings.

Urethane Coated Nylon

Urethane coating is a waterproof film adheared to the nylon at the mill. It IS NOT the type of material that you may have experienced "peeling" in the past. Urethane is 100% water proof which will keep moisture (either side) from passing thru. The products such as our shelters and clothing that we use the urethane material on have been seam taped for 100% waterproofness.

Ventile® Cotton

Ventile® is made from 100% cotton, densely woven in the U.K. from the finest, long staple fiber. Ventile® is not coated or laminated, yet the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibers when wet provide excellent weatherproofing.

It is an entirely natural product that offers a unique level of comfort, look, and feel as well as being windproof, highly breathable, very durable, and quiet. Ventile® fabrics are used in some of the world's finest outerwear performance garments and have military, medical and work-wear applications.


The long pedigree of the fabric goes back as far as the late 1930's. With war looming, the British government thought that there would be a shortage of flax that was used in those days for fire hoses and water buckets. An alternative was required and research was commenced into the use of cottons, woven in such a way as to keep water in ! And it worked.

The requirements for research though changed during World War II. Britain depended upon convoys carrying vital supplies, but our Russian convoys across the Arctic Ocean were particularly susceptible to attack from submarines and long - range bombers. Home based RAF fighter escort cover was impossible because of distance.

So, Winston Churchill promoted the concept of catapulting expendable Hurricane aircraft from the decks of merchant ships to provide local cover. There was no means of landing back on the deck. The pilot had the choice of ditching the aircraft or bailing out into the sea. There was no problem in spotting the pilots who had signals and lights, but the water was so cold that life expectancy was only a few minutes. Most died from exposure.

There was an urgent need for a new, protective clothing fabric that would be comfortable in the cockpit under combat conditions and that would also keep a pilot warm and dry in the sea.

After many trials, the scientists at the Shirley Institute in Manchester U.K. developed the fabric called 'Ventile'. When made into finished garments, life expectancy in the sea was extended from a few minutes to 20 minutes and rescue was now a real possibility. 80% of anti-submarine pilots who fell into the sea now survived.

Ventile® fabrics for RAF clothing went into mass production in 1943 and the military association still remains today. Garment designs have changed over the years but you will still find Ventile® suits in modern Tornado jets with the RAF and other NATO air-forces.

(Information given by the Ventile Web Site, www.ventile.co.uk)

Depending on the item, certain patterns may not be available. Please feel free to call with any questions. +1 (866) 411-6465 or contact us »

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