When “expensive” camo is referred to, it’s usually not the pattern itself that results in higher cost – it’s higher quality construction and better-performing fabrics.
While I don’t have a great deal of disposable income, I also don’t have qualms at all about paying for good quality hunting clothing. It’s more than just the benefit of camo – it’s equipment that I truly depend on when I’m miles from a road in any and all weather conditions, just like my pack and everything in it. It needs to not just help me blend in – it needs to breathe, insulate, block rain and wind, and maybe even save me on a night out. Most cheap hunting clothing from the big box stores is most definitely a case of getting what you pay for. And if you only hunt in mild, dry conditions, maybe you can get away with that. But if you hunt in anything else, buying good quality stuff pays for itself. And if it comes with a good, break-up pattern (not that MOBU stuff), it’s icing on the cake, as far as I’m concerned.