Kryptek was born from a grit and brotherhood that could only be forged in combat. U.S. Army helicopter pilots Butch Whiting and Josh Cleghorn flew into the unforgiving crucible of heat, cold, sand, IED’s and shifting enemy lines of Iraq’s Ninevah Province during the second Iraq War. It didn’t take long for them to understand what many battle-tested warriors know: the difference between victory and defeat, the difference between being the shooter and the target, depends as much on your equipment as it does the guy next to you.
Kryptek’s battlefield DNA is evident in everything we do. We took what we learned in the most hostile combat environments and combined that knowledge with proven tactical gear concepts, tested it with top military professionals and hunters, and then customized every aspect to perform in all potential backcountry scenarios.
Unlike traditional stick and leaf camouflage, Kryptek’s design incorporates micro and macro layering inspired by artillery camouflage netting. This creates a 3D appearance on a 2D surface and near-invisibility. In fact, the Department of Defense used laser-retinal-tracking to prove it took subjects significantly longer to locate people wearing Kryptek camouflage, scientifically verifying its effectiveness.
The industry-leading camouflage is used in all of our adventure products, which are finished with the toughest zippers and bonded seams available. Which means you get comfort, function, and performance that exceeds expectations in the most extreme environments. “Battlefield to Backcountry” aren’t just words, they are Kryptek.