What is Optiview?
Arktis developed a Camouflage called OptiView. It's an all-terrain camo that's been used by UK sapper Commandos and Specialist Dutch Units. Unlike the MOD's Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) or the US's Operational Camo Pattern, it's decidedly more brown. Unfortunately Crye Precision decided to crash the party. They decided OptiView was a little too similar to their precious Multicam™® and filed a Cease and Desist against Arktis forcing them to liquidate there entire inventory. And that's where we come in.
Long story short, we ended up buying Arktis’s entire inventory to help them liquidate all the remaining & to-be-made stock before the end of 2023. This camo won’t be making a comeback so get it while you can.
The Stowaway was designed to be as light weight as possible with a very minimalistic design. The shirt snugly fits into a little pouch located at the back of the neck and is secured with a drawstring & toggle. This can be removed if being worn with chest rigs & packs.
Similar to the level 4 PCU here in the states, it's small & lightweight enough to be thrown in a daypack, vehicle glove compartment or jacket pocket. You'll hardly notice it's there, until the weather gets rough and you need that extra layer.
The textile used is a light minirip nylon with a DWR finish, which is showerproof and highly breathable. The whole garment weighs under 200g (Based on size M).
Sizing information can be found here.
- Garment constructed from lightweight nylon minirip fabric
- Water & wind resistant
- Simplistic design
- Fully elasticated hems
- Garment fully packs away into its own integrated bag
- Garments are built slightly loose to aid movement and are fully compatible with all body armor options