So there's 2 types of camouflage we looked at here: Desert and Woodland MARPAT. There's a Military Issue version and a Civilian Issue version of each as well, for a total of 4 articles. First, there's the obvious differences between the real-deal and the civvie stuff which is the color of dye they used. The Digital Woodland (Civilian Woodland MARPAT) has a greener hue to it whereas the USMC Woodland MARPAT has more of a brown tint. The Green and Brown colors are noticeably darker on the USMC version. On the arid side, the USMC Desert MARPAT is also darker than the Digital Desert (Civilian Desert MARPAT).
|The genuine USMC Woodland MARPAT is on the right|
I was not expecting to dig into this camouflage to this extent, but one thing led to another and we just decided to go all out comparing the two. You can purchase the Civilian Issue Digital Woodland and Desert camouflage from several websites and stores, but the genuine MARPAT is strictly military issue. I've been fortunate enough to land my hands on some of this excellent stuff and I'm certainly proud to wear it during our outdoor games. It's just neat knowing what separates my genuine schtuff from the rest of the civvies I'll be tagging it up with!