Simulated Deer Vision – Testing 30 Hunting Camo Patterns LARGEST COMPARISON

Simulated Deer Vision – Testing 30 Hunting Camo Patterns LARGEST COMPARISON

YOU MAKE THE CALL! 30 Hunting Camo Patterns are shown in deer vision to help you pick the best camo for your hunting environment. A quick explanation about deer vision is shared so you can see how I created a filter to represent deer vision. Camo brands represented in this video are: ASAT, Badlands, Browning, FirstLite, Huntworth, Kryptek, Kuiu, Mossy Oak, MultiCam, Natural Gear, Nomad, Real Tree, Sitka, UnderArmour and Vintage Woodland.
The camo comparison playlist is available here:

0:00 Intro
0:23 Light Correction
0:42 Deer Vision Explanation
2:21 Camo Presentation


  1. ODD Rocket on October 22, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Can you also do a Turkey Vision test?

  2. Robert Lucas on October 22, 2021 at 8:48 am

    That was great, but you should also do a comparison when there is no leaves on the trees, much different

  3. Ethan Henry on October 22, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Great stuff!
    I would love to see this in a western/scrub chaparral environment next!!

  4. David Gonzalez on October 22, 2021 at 8:53 am

    You left out pnuma terra. Thx

  5. Poe Outdoors on October 22, 2021 at 8:59 am

    I’ve never been noticed so little by deer when I started wearing Kryptek Highlander, it is my go-to. Well done, great info!

  6. Chad Roehrick on October 22, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Very interesting to see it this way. Thanks for the video!

  7. K Curcio - Curshman on October 22, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Been taking pics of myself during archery in camo in the woods and changing the photo to simulate deer vision for years now to compare.. you will learn from it….

  8. Lc Gilbertson on October 22, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Out of curiosity a few months ago I got a uv flashlight and shined it on the different varieties of camo I own. My theory being that what the flashlight causes to glow for my eyes, natural uv will cause to glow for a deers eyes.
    I ended up with a few articles that I no longer completely trust and a few that I trust implicitly.

  9. manacle75 on October 22, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Good video. Really shows how a lot of camo is just sale appeal, like fishing lures. BTW…those crows found a hawk or an owl in your testing area.

  10. Tim Gruver on October 22, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Interesting how human eyes still see more detail. Must be the predator factor from evolution. IMO, after hunting for over 55 years, and many $ spent on camouflage is that the pattern isn’t as important at all. What animals pick up on is MOVEMENT. And the human shape/form. I learned years ago the "ghillie" type dress works the best overall. I use two different colors base loose-leaf jacket and pants, green for spring & summer and a beige/brown base color for late fall and winter. The design breaks up the human form tremendously, especially if one is still or moves slowly. This is great camouflage for the bowhunter. Excluding all the other factors, wind direction, lighting, noise level from brush and leaves as you move a little to maybe draw a bow etc, animals in general don’t seem to notice this camouflage nearly as much as regular camouflage. Your video here is very informative. The sad thing is some camouflage sold at the sports stores is so bright with color enhancing chemicals to appeal to the human buyer it is a blinking neon sign to deer and nearly all other animals

  11. Rob Teaster on October 22, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Great video. Hope to see another like this one with a larger field in view. Good info to know.

  12. Rico11b on October 22, 2021 at 9:11 am

    Red is the shorter wave length, not longer. I think you got that backwards @ 00:46.

  13. TBOR-101 on October 22, 2021 at 9:12 am

    If done by elevating the camo types…woodland camo may have an edge over the fancy stuff… I watched several times to make sure and each time the old woodland pattern had more distortion to the human shape. I know it’s the green causing this 3D distortion…so it may well be the best early season choice but that is dependent on filter accuracy. Interesting experiment, I like it.

  14. The Hunter on October 22, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Very impressed with the First Lite patterns, and the Veil Whitetail pattern. The Sitka Elevated II was a lot better on the ground than I thought it would be. Great video, can’t wait for more.

  15. John Covington on October 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Test skre solace!

  16. Cai Lauj on October 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

    this simulation was on ground. most whitetail hunters climbed a tree or something that has skylights, clouds will determine how much a deer can see what ur wearing.

  17. Keith Sadler on October 22, 2021 at 9:22 am

    In Northeast North Carolina because of the swamps I usually hunt I go with Mossy Oak clothing.

  18. Mk cl on October 22, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I hunt in firstlite fusion, which Performed well here, however camo is third to wind awareness and terrain. Excellent video thank you

  19. Jacob Napier Outdoors on October 22, 2021 at 9:23 am

    The real tree timber did the best in my opinion

  20. banjoworx on October 22, 2021 at 9:24 am

    A slight blur effect on the deer vision would’ve been nice, since they only see about 20/40. I have a feeling that would make the patterns with more contrast disappear better, since they’d still be breaking up the human outline.

  21. Daromir Firunsson on October 22, 2021 at 9:24 am

    The deer vision should be blurry too. They can see more as a human and are good in detecting movement, but they don’t see sharp like a human. So camo with macro patterns would work better. Some pattern with just small details look cool, but are a one colored human-shaped blob for deer.

  22. Patriotic Man on October 22, 2021 at 9:24 am

    This would be better if you also changed the woods to the way deer see them. Only changing the camo doesn’t give a true representation.

  23. Brandon Smith on October 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

    These tests are awesome! Thanks for doing them. My only suggestion or request is that you do them from the ground looking up into the trees is possible as most hunters are hunting from tree stands and that how most deer will view them.

  24. Daniel Cline on October 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I once bought a camo jacket at a second hand store my intentions turKey hunting un fortunately the maker which I’ll refrain from mentioning emblazoned thier emblem in red white and blue on the upper left chest area almost exactly the size and shape of a turkey head I declined on taking a shot to the chest !

  25. por lao on October 22, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Need to test it on a real deer , to proof it.

  26. brandon perault on October 22, 2021 at 9:26 am

    That vintage army woodland is pretty impressive. Would love to see how 3D woodland would look to a deer that’s what I use.

  27. JEGS WarChiefDinoGod on October 22, 2021 at 9:27 am

    im shocked with how much these patterns SUCK

  28. Daniel Cline on October 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Loved the first kryptec pattern

  29. Meh_tr0 on October 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

    My colorblind ass already having the filter built in.

  30. Cleveland Taylor on October 22, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I would like to collab with you concerning camo patterns. Please reach out to me when you have a chance.

  31. David Petroski on October 22, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Good video. I like how you incorporated the deer vision. It appears as though most patterns will work. Some may be slightly superior than others but I wonder if enough to effect ones ability to hid from a deer.. So then it comes down to fit, the clothes function, quality and your price range. I don’t think anyone could go wrong with any of these patterns.

  32. Nathan Wood on October 22, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Really interesting test. I was very impressed with the First Lite Specter and Kryptek Highlander. The only negative thing I’ll say is that the Badlands patterns aren’t correct. I own Badlands camo in both the Approach and Approach FX pattern. Looking closely at the "Approach" in the video, the jacket appears to be in Approach but the pants are definitely Approach FX. Whereas the "Approach FX" in the video actually shows both the jacket and pants in Approach. Don’t take my word for it though, compare it with the images on their website!

  33. Echo Auxgen on October 22, 2021 at 9:35 am

    First things first never ever wash hunting clothes with regular washer detergent, since the late 70’s and 80’s color brighteners have been added! So when your grandfather says "No need for the camo just wear some jeans and plaid shirt", at sunrise/set you will glow like a State Troopers blue lights you can see for 20 miles away (reason for the blue lights is for color blind divers can not see the red kind). Second look at your camo how dense is it from a distance, a deer, even though not sharp at its back sides, sees movement very well like a black gun barrel when lifted to shoot it will see it 100 yards away in a open field (I know for a fact). Third if a deep woods hunter look around what do you see, brown leaves so some sort of brown camo but not dense! You can buy the expense stuff (mostly for their warmth) but desert camo is the best it blends with the brown leaves. Now for safety, you need to be seen by other hunters, you wear camo so your spouse can not see you in a recliner, you may get laughed at but those sweats you see in a store that are hunter orange with small black limbs all over that break up the orange cost the least but may save your life. Yes you are required to wear a full orange vest most states but not in a stand or blind. But if you have a backpack the top of the sweats will fit over it. You will get more deer wearing the sweats as outer clothing than with any camo and you will come home alive! I have even painted my tree stands orange, easy to see them at 3am. Lastly use green headlamps, red head lamps spook racoons, deer and racoons hang out together also you have noticed deer see your trail cams at night and come and look anyway, they see a bright white light the reason for the new blackout cams! Also you can get some desert camo from a Army surplus and dye them hunter orange, let your buddies laugh but you will bring home the monster buck and alive!! Remember you have to walk in and and pull something out. Also Moose and Elk have deer vision also, so be seen by other hunters the most but invisible to the deer.

  34. ArbitraryLifestyle on October 22, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Superb idea and great execution man!!

  35. Jay Bailleaux on October 22, 2021 at 9:37 am

    Whitetail sc2 did best to me

  36. Duane Holcomb on October 22, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I hunt in big hardwoods I find drab colors are best. For where I hunt,,,dark browns blacks and dark grey. I feel work for me. Doesn’t have to be expensive. Being still and quiet is the main thing. They see movement really good scratching you ear or turning your head. Can give your position,away move slowly. When looking about.

  37. Jim S on October 22, 2021 at 9:42 am

    more important to break up the human form…camo doesn’t work on deer like it does on humans and birds.

  38. BRETT MICHAEL CALL on October 22, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Mossy Oak looked pretty good.

  39. Too Hard Too Make on October 22, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Goodness the background sound is therapeutic after living in the city for so long.

  40. Peter Myers on October 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Camo clothing is a big scam. I rarely wear a pattern i. In the NC woods I got away with wearing an O.D. green fleece top and brownish work pants, and I got within bow range of my P.B. buck . He never knew I was there.