Guru Huntress: No confusion about Diffusion camo’s coverage

If you do not believe the saying that a turkey can see a tossed coin in the air at over 100 yards, you should try simply blinking with a hen staring you down at close range. You won’t see anything but tail feathers waddling away quickly in the opposite direction, along with that tell-tale sharp sound; putt, putt, putt. The natural fact that when one sense is weak another is stronger is never more evident than with turkeys; not having a keen sense of smell, a turkey’s best defense is its impeccable eyesight.

For a successful hunt, it is imperative to disguise yourself and break-up your outline. Turkey hunting does not always allow you to pick the best spot because of the fact that once you locate a roosted bird, you are forced to quickly set up in a spot that is hardly ever predetermined and often not always ideal.  Usually you can brush-in an area quickly enough by clipping off leafy branches and laying them in front of you at a tree base. The majority of the time it is hard to break-up your upper body outline because of the need to have mobility to use a turkey call or to swing and shoot a shotgun.

Russell Outdoors has designed the Diffusion multi-dimensional camouflage, remarkable apparel that blends a hunter into the environmental surroundings and breaks-up outlines for superior concealment. Diffusion multi-dimensional camouflage is in Mossy Oak Obsession and available in three separate pieces: a pullover jacket, pants and a balaclava.

The garments are made of silent ultra-durable 60%-cotton/40%-polyester mesh fabric base with a top layer of 100%-polyester leafy Intrigue 3-dimensional camouflage by Milliken. VaporTec technology moisture management material is strategically placed throughout each garment to wick away perspiration and allow for regulated body temperatures in various elements. Each garment is 100% breathable and made ample enough to be pulled on easily and worn over clothes.

The Diffusion jacket is pullover style with a ¾-front neck zipper, a hood with an adjustable elastic cord, elastic cuffs, elastic drawstring bottom and a roomy, front-zippered pocket. The tail length on the jacket is ample enough not to ride up when you sit down or move around. The front kangaroo pocket is designed so that the entire suit can be rolled up and packed in the pocket for storage.

The Diffusion pant has an elastic drawstring waist and pocket slits for access to pant pocket. The pant also features below-the-knee-to-ankle side-split pant legs with snaps and adjustable snap closure ankles, allowing  for easy  pull-on over your hunting boots.

The Diffusion balaclava is designed to wear with or without a ball cap. It has enough material in the neck length to cover well or to tuck into the pullover. It is designed to move freely when you turn you head left or right or up and down.  The balaclava incorporates the leafy Intrigue 3 dimensional camouflage design on the top and front with VaporTec on the backside. There is a single hand cinch draw cord for quick, easy adjustment.

The Diffusion multi-dimensional camouflage in Mossy Oak Obsession is sold as separate pieces at your local Russell Outdoors retailer. You can locate the closest retailer to you at the Russell Outdoors website at or to view the entire line of gear wear from Russell Outdoors. ~Nancy Jo Adams

Follow Nancy Jo’s adventures at her most excellent blog.

Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer was compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

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The Conversation

  • Nancy Jo Adams says: March 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks Jeff!! I wore my Diffusion suit to the woods this weekend and we were able to get some film footage of two good toms. I am looking forward to the toms heating up and getting vocal. I hope you are having a wonderful turkey season; if it hasn’t started, it will be here before you know it. Good luck.

  • Jeff says: March 19, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Great review NJ. Looks like good camo. Thanks for leaving the link to the review on Talk Hunting.

    • Women's Outdoor News says: March 19, 2010 at 7:45 am

      Thanks, Jeff, for taking the time to come on over to this site, where Nancy Jo reigns as the Guru Huntress. I’ll have to check out Talk Hunting during my next coffee break.

  • Women's Outdoor News says: March 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Wow! A visit from the Guru … aren’t you going out turkey hunting this weekend, too?

  • Nancy Jo Adams says: March 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Wendy and Barbara. Good luck this weekend Wendy…I just know you will bag that first turkey!! Can’t wait to hear all about it. Don’t forget to take your Commando Call with you…I will be field testing mine this weekend as well!! Stay tuned for a future product review!

    Nancy Jo

  • Women's Outdoor News says: March 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    We all look forward here at The WON to reading the Guru Huntress’s reviews. We know we can trust her judgment and will not lead us astray! Thanks for reading and for commenting. Good luck with your turkey hunting.

  • Wendy Pettis says: March 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Another awesome review!!! Thank you!!! Just in time for turkey season!!!!