Soldier Systems Daily has been informed that the Army will pair color Tan 499 with MultiCam for all findings. For those unfamiliar with the term, findings are binding tape, buckles, snaps, zippers, hook and pile tape, etc.
Originally intended for use with the 3-color desert pattern, Tan 499 was the first IR Ghillie-tex color developed by ITW Nexus. Above are ITW Nexus color chips in Tan 499 and Coyote which are used in industry to demonstrate the colors. They are perfect for giving you an idea of the difference between the two shades.
While MultiCam printed webbing is commercially available from Texcel, it is about twice as expensive as solid colored, solution dyed webbing. This has caused a bit of reticence on the part of the Government and they are weighing the decision on where printed webbing would have the most effect.