Paintball Camouflage Tips
(New Albany, IN)
I cant believe no one has mentioned the importance of camouflage in paintball. I wear camo all the time. I will never go into the field without camo on. You can rent camo overalls from almost every pball field out there. Now you don't have to a wear head to toe gillie suit, or go invisible like the Predator, but you do need to at least cover the largest parts of your body, such as your torso and legs. Besides not even the best camo can make you disappear, it only breaks up your body shape. So a player with a keen eye will spot you every time. You also have to stay low and quiet if stealth is your objective.
Of coarse some camouflage is better than others and you have to pick the right camo for your environment. For example, the new digicamo may be the best camo ever developed, because it breaks up your body shape at more distances than the old tiger stripe/woodland camouflage, which was more effective in close-quarters combat such as Vietnam jungles. But in most paintball situations you are mid to long range (comparatively) to your opponent, and ANY digicamo is perfect for this situation. As far as Realtree goes, well...its good for tricking deer who use their sense of smell first and sight second, but not very good against humans who have keener eyesight than deer.
PICKING THE RIGHT Camouflage
If your field is in the tropics and you have alot of dirt/sand around then you want to choose something with a little more brown in it like desert camouflage. If your in the woods (and most of you are) digicamo works best but the old woodland pattern will work in a pinch. If your in an urban environment...well your choices get a little tricky, and nothing is perfect in urbans, but the camo that the army now wears is definitely a good choice.