Best Camouflage Netting: Leaf Camouflage Netting?
Leaf camouflage netting is a type of camouflage netting which consists of leaves or other plant material placed over the body. The term leaf camouflage refers to camouflaging oneself from view using foliage such as leaves, branches, grasses, etc. In some cases, the foliage may even cover part of the body. Leaf camouflage nets are used primarily during the day time when it is not too bright outside and there is little light pollution.
The best thing about leaf camouflage netting is that it does not obscure your vision at all. Leaves do have a tendency to reflect some of the sunlight so they will hide you from sight if you stand out in full sun.
However, if you are wearing clothing then the leaves will only show up against it. If you are wearing sunglasses, then the leaves will appear black against them.
There are many types of camouflage netting available in the market today. Some of these include:
Mesh Backing – Mesh backings consist of woven fabric strips sewn together to form a patterned covering over your body. They are usually made from nylon or polyester fibers and come in various colors and patterns.
Metalized Sheets – These are thin sheets of metallic material that can be applied to your clothing or skin in order to deflect the sunlight and provide an excellent camouflage depending upon the situation.
Non-Metallic Patterns – These are made from a non-metallic fabric and the patterns can be very effective in various terrains and situations if used properly. They can either be woven or printed on to the fabric.
Specialty Camouflage – These are meant specifically for a certain purpose such as Concealment, Disguise, or Deception.
Uneven Surface Patterns – These types of camouflage nets have patterns that break up the outline of your body by imitating the irregular surface of a natural background.
Natural Materials – These types of camouflage nets come in the form of faux branches, leaves, or twigs and are usually made from foam or cloth. They are very effective in providing camouflage in natural surroundings.
Specialist Patterned Fabric – These are large sheets of fabric with a repeating pattern on them. They usually come in a variety of colors, patterns, and types.
Camouflage paints – These types of paints can be applied directly to the skin or clothing to break up your outline. They are best used for short term protection from visual observation only.
There are several different types of camouflage nets available online. There are also different places that you can use camouflage nets.
The following are some of the different types of camouflage nets and how to use them:
Butterfly nets – These types of camouflage nets are used in tropical areas where there are a lot of butterflies in the area. They are also the preferred method for hiding amongst flowers.
Concealment Camouflage – These types camouflage nets are used when you do not want anyone to see you.
Sources & references used in this article:
Camouflage shield for archers by RR Mathias – US Patent 4,817,579, 1989 – Google Patents
Snag free reversible camouflage netting by SD Smith, WN Easterling – US Patent App. 12/465,367, 2010 – Google Patents
Apparatus for manufacturing camouflage netting by H Thuswaldner, S oren Andersson – US Patent 5,593,534, 1997 – Google Patents
Camouflage eyeglasses by T Evans – US Patent 4,812,031, 1989 – Google Patents
Foldable dummy object for camouflage purposes by F Gretzmacher – US Patent 5,285,804, 1994 – Google Patents
Camouflage netting by H Thuswaldner, S Andersson – US Patent 5,492,748, 1996 – Google Patents