Our Ghillie Suit setup:
Our Ghillie Suits are extremely modular. Generally, they combine a sturdy base (durable mesh jacket, pants, etc.) with attachable vegetation (both artificial and real leaves).
This mix allows you to adjust your Ghillie suit to all sorts of fields. If you are to maximize the effect, pick the Ghillie base most similar to your game field. You can even take a photo and compare it. Then you can easily attach artificial vegetation using our quick-pin system or go with local leaves and grass, which you attach using rubber bands found all over the suit.
Lastly, to keep the suit compatible with your regular gear, our Ghillies come with holes that allow you to access your gear. In case you want to max it out, we have also created 3D Ghillie Battlebelts that blend in perfectly.
What is a Ghillie Suit?
In short, Ghillie Suit is a type of clothing meant to maximize the camouflage effect by combining a few key attributes. Mostly used by snipers, a Ghillie suit uses natural colors to allow its user to blend in with the surroundings. On top of that, such a suit has to break up the silhouette to achieve "invisibility". This is usually done by attaching vegetation.
However, if a Ghillie suit combines those two features, it is still not enough for a proper suit. Besides just color and silhouette, one should also keep in mind how loud the Ghillie is when moving, as well as whether the base material is breathable and durable at the same time.
How to make a Ghillie Suit?
There is no right answer. There are multiple options and approaches one can take when making a Ghillie Suit. Some may use burlap strips, whereas others will opt for raffia, etc. The best solution depends heavily on the current environment where Ghillie should blend in.
Despite a ton of options, we strongly recommend everyone to start with a very solid Ghillie suit base. The base means the clothing (Often hood + jacket + pants) that is then adjusted using local vegetation. You see, with the cheapest options out there, you mostly get just weak fabrics with wrong color corrections.
If you want a proper Ghillie suit, it will require some effort. Also, in most cases, this is not a one-time effort as nature colors change drastically throughout the year. For this reason, you might have to readjust your Ghillie every time you use it. If you want to get some tips on Ghillie crafting, make sure to check out our blog or a video where Dag, our Head of Textile Development walks you through the process of making a great Ghillie Suit.