From time to time I manage to get a hold of fabric in some rare patterns. One pattern that has always eluded me has been the Army trial pattern, Desert Brush. I finally lucked out and was able to get hold of a small quantity. Desert Brush was part of the Natick camo trials to find a universal camouflage for the Army. In the end Desert Brush was the overall winner. However for some reason it was tossed aside and the decision was made to go with the current UCP instead, which wasn’t even part of the trials. After finally seeing this pattern in person I can’t understand how anyone could believe UCP would be a more effective camouflage for multiple environments then Desert Brush.
Up till now I’ve never seen a good photo showing the pattern so I thought I’d share. I also included a shot of Urban Track, which was part of the same Natick trials. I’ve read that the colors for the current UCP were taken from the Urban Track pattern.
Before you ask, the fabric is NOT for sale and I WILL NOT be making gear in the pattern.