The M1942 Frog Skin pattern was originally designed and tested in 1940 by the US Army Corps of Engineers. However, this first attempt of the disruptive camouflage was shelved until 1942. The first to be issued the Frog Skin uniforms were the Marine Raiders. Uniforms were received with a reversible pattern; a jungle pattern with a green background on one side and a beach pattern with a tan background on the other side.
After World War II, the United States sold the Frog Skin pattern to be used by the French Parachute Regiments in the First Indochina War. The Central Intelligence Agency later issued the pattern to the Cuban exiles for the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Finally, being used by the U.S. Special Forces for guerrilla warfare activities with the Montagnard during the Vietnam War.
At Sangin Instruments, we strive to make products with meaning. Designed and developed in collaboration with Rob Lihani of The Signal Depot, we decided to take authentic and reproduction World War II Frog Skin camouflage shelter half(s) and repurpose them for meaningful daily use as watch/gear rolls. The perfect material to keep three timepieces safe while traveling and an extra spot for a replacement strap. Built with the heritage and craftsmanship to ensure that they will last for generations to come.
**Original M1942 Shelter Half camouflage may have small blemishes due to service.