Digital Concealment Systems has challenged itself by developing a new generation of camouflage patterns for Advanced Tactical Concealment Systems (A-TACS). They've already paved the way with their revolutionary organic "digital" camouflage designs as seen in the arid A-TACS AU, the lush A-TACS FG, and A-TACS LE for law enforcement. DCS used what was great with their first generation camo and took it to the next level with the new "X" series of camouflage, starting with A-TACS iX.
Extreme Camo for Intermediate Environments
The new A-TACS iX Camo is a perfect blend of colors from A-TACS AU and FG, making this single pattern the "go to" choice for transitional environments. This gives the user the largest range of concealment without the need to switch out entire camo patterns or compromise effectiveness. For users already sporting the original AU and FG patterns, adding A-TACS iX seamlessly blends with existing gear, allowing them to equip the new pattern without loss of compatibility.
In addition to containing proven colors and camouflage design technology, A-TACS iX adds a new layer of depth and definition by enhancing edge detail in the transitional areas of light and dark. The patented "pattern within a pattern" design of A-TACS Camo gives the user the same concealment advantage up close as it does at a distance.
Setting a High Bar for Camouflage
A-TACS iX in vinyl form is currently available as GunSkins camo wraps for your AR-15, shotgun, pistol, and more! When equipped with matching apparel, there's certainly no denying the benefits of hiding in plain sight. A-TACS iX specific uniforms and gear are currently available from producers such as TRU-SPEC, UR-TACTICAL, WISPORT, and TACTICAL PERFORMANCE, INC.
We've given the new iX pattern the official GunSkins seal of approval. We can vouch for the practical application of using this new pattern during one of our recent hunting expeditions. The tones matched perfectly to our ghillie suit. We hunt in the Great Northwest, which is home to a variety of scenery including dry grass, sage brush, and evergreens all year long. This combination of median greens and desert tans makes tactical A-TACS iX a great choice as a hunting camouflage.
With A-TACS iX leading a new generation of camouflage, A-TACS is looking to update their original AU and FG patterns with the same treatment. In addition to the snow specific "ATX" pattern, the entire line of A-TACS "X" series of camouflage will offer a complete multi-environmental concealment solution. As with A-TACS iX, we'll thoroughly test and evaluate the new entries when they are released in the coming years.
We don't believe in a single "end all" camouflage that magically trumps all other patterns in effectiveness and popularity. However, it wouldn't surprise us if more and more of our guns are given the iX treatment throughout year. We're excited for DCS Camo's new "iX" camo as it makes its way from being the new kid on the block to standing alongside the tried and true giants such as Military OCP and Kryptek's Highlander.
DCS Camo won us over with the original A-TACS Camo years ago. It's refreshing to see them continue to push the boundaries and bring something new to the market. As tactical camouflage becomes more popular, even making its way into the hunting scene, it's relieving to see something fresh like A-TACS iX. Who knew after all these years it was possible to fall in love with camouflage all over again?