Kryptek FAQ

Kryptek FAQ

We've compiled a list to some of our most frequently asked questions. Find all the answers to yours in this FAQ: 

What does Kryptek Mean?

The name Kryptek is a combination of two Greek words: Kryptos, meaning "hidden" and Technos, meaning "technologies." Simply put, Kryptek's purpose is reiterated in its name: hidden technologies.

Does Kryptek do a military discount?

Yes, Kryptek offers discounts to active duty military members and veterans. Kryptek also extends discount programs to Government employees, law enforcement and first responders, outdoor industry professionals, guides and outfitters and professional athletes.

Who uses Kryptek Camo?

The Kryptek family of camouflage has been rigorously tested by the U.S. Department of Defense with Highlander, Mandrake, Nomad, and Wraith being selectively used by both U.S. and Coalition Special Operation Units as well as Law Enforcement units and SWAT teams around the US.

Kryptek also offers a wide range of highly-technical outdoor apparel used by outdoor enthusiasts and hunters all over the globe. From tropical fishing to extreme cold weather conditions, Kryptek has a solution.

How many patterns does Kryptek Offer?

Kryptek was the first company to have developed proprietary Camo patterns for every global scenario. Kryptek currently offers 11 different color ways, each specifically tailored for specific environments. From alpine hunts to highly classified SPEC-OP missions for US and Coalition forces, Kryptek has a solution.

What is Kryptek Camo?

After multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kryptek's founders agreed: the most effective passive concealment measure on the battlefield was camouflage netting. First used in combat during World War II, netting technology ultimately became the inspiration for the Kryptek family of camouflage patterns.

Kryptek camo gear provides combat proven features designed for ultra-high performance technical and tactical outdoor adventure apparel. Kryptek products are continuously tested and proven in austere combat environments along with extreme hunting conditions. Constant improvement and feedback is implemented into future designs with the end goal of providing products to outdoor adventurers who demand the utmost in quality and overall performance in their gear.

Kryptek camo patterns are the only patterns in the outdoor industry that have been extensively tested by the government. For over two years the U.S. The Department of Defense tested the best patterns in the world, making Kryptek camo the only camouflage in the civilian hunting market that has proven effectiveness backed by the U.S. Military.

Founders:

Kryptek was started by combat veterans Butch Whiting and Josh Cleghorn. Conceptualized in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, a new approach to camouflage and outdoor apparel was born.

CW3. Josh Cleghorn began his military career as a Navy Deep Sea Diver stationed at SDV Team 2. After six years involved with Navy Special Warfare and Special Operations, Josh Joined the army where he and Butch Whiting were Apache Helicopter Pilots together. After his Iraq deployment, he was assessed and selected to the U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). These aviators are highly trained and skilled pilots operating exclusively in classified missions. Josh piloted the well known MH/AH-6M Little Bird. Josh’s time spent in both Naval and Army special warfare units garnered him the opportunity to make lasting friendships with some our nations top tier-1 operators. Many of them have since become members of Kryptek’s ProStaff.

MAJ. Butch Whiting is co-founder and CEO of Kryptek Outdoor Group. Butch has an impressive military history that includes numerous awards and deployments. Butch piloted the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter ands served combat duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan. During his military career, Maj. Butch Whiting has received two Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Support Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, Senior Aviation Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. Butch is also a passionate hunter and has pursued big game on multiple continents.

Where is Kryptek Featured?

  • Video Games
    • Many popular video games uses Kryptek patterns such as: Rainbow Six Siege, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Movies
    • Kryptek is featured in a large array of popular movies such as: Jurassic World, Furious 7, American Sniper, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Transformers: The Last Knight, and The Expendables 3.
  • TV
    • Kryptek can be found in many popular shows such as: The Blacklist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Dual Survival, Ultimate Survival, Dude You’re Screwed, National Geographic, Gold Rush, The History channel, Skull Bound TV, The Discovery Channel, Petersen’s Hunting Adventures, Extreme Desires and much more!
  • Magazines
    • Many magazines such as Outdoor Life, Tactical Weapons, Guns & Ammo: Sniper, Recoil and Tread have featured Kryptek on their front cover.

What is Kryptek’s Mission?

Kryptek provides combat proven features designed for ultra-high performance technical and tactical outdoor adventure apparel. Kryptek products are continuously tested and proven in austere combat environments along with extreme hunting conditions. Constant improvement and feedback is implemented into future designs with the end goal of providing our products to outdoor adventurers who demand the utmost in quality and overall performance in their gear.

Where can you buy Kryptek?

100% of Kryptek’s offerings are available on their website at www.kryptek.com. You can also buy Kryptek at outdoor supply stores such as: D&B Supply, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Scheels and many more.

How Well does Kryptek Camo Work?

Kryptek was among the top patterns selected during the most extensive camouflage testing in human history. For over two years, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) tested the best patterns in the world. Kryptek is the only camouflage in the civilian hunting market that has this extremely technical and scientifically proven effectiveness, backed by the U.S. Military, now used by select U.S. Spec-Ops and Coalition forces overseas as well as elite SWAT and LE organizations domestically.

Where is Kryptek Camo Made?

Kryptek Camo is exclusively designed in Boise, Idaho. Products are then manufactured around the globe, primarily in Vietnam as well as the USA, Germany, Switzerland, and Indonesia.

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