Finnish m05 vs CADPAT

This is a non-scientific visual comparison of two digital patterns made for northern coniferous forests. Canadian CADPAT is now rather old pattern and newer patterns like Finnish m05 have more sophisticated pattern design.

M05 top, CADPAT bottom.

M05 on left, CADPAT on right.

M05 disappears quite fast when distance grows.

However, with darker background like spruce tree CADPAT disappears too. M05 on left, CADPAT on right on the same branch.

And here.

An another example here.

So, personally I would choose Finnish m05 because it works better at open areas and with lighter background. CADPAT is still good choice for northern forests, but it has a tendency to appear a “dark blob” without a dark background (like spruce).

M05 mesh fabric is available from this excellent seller:

And cloaks made from same material can be ordered from the same shop:

Varusteleka camouflage cloak

Commercial M05 camouflage netting

This is a commercial camouflage netting with Finnish M05 camouflage printing. This particular netting is claimed to be NIR-compliant (not to glare when viewed through NVDs).

Some distance:

And more distance:

It is very lightweight ripstop fabric, easy to carry and it moves in wind like real foliage. It is also quite effective visually.

Seller: ORIGOPRO, Finland.


This is an Israeli mitznefet, helmet cover which purpose is to break the outline of helmet and help in the camouflage.

Woodland side:

And the desert side (reversible):

Unknown marking:

On the helmet: