Sunday Special: Hunter & Paintball Ghillie Wear

Just what should a Hunting Fashionista wear while chasing game or other paintballers?  The first half of our name should give you a hint:  Great Ghillies And Graphics!

Because we have so many items, they are split into 2 categories — Ghillies:  Suits & Accessories and Ghillies:  Jackets & Pants.

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From the Ghillies:  Jackets & Pants Category 

This Ultra-Light Jacket is available in different sizes: ML, XL-2XL and ML Long. This item is more comfortable for warm weather hunting.

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This Ultra-Light Weight Sniper Jacket and Pants is also useful in an area of warm weather hunting. Woodland Pattern (as shown) is "all season."

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An outer shell of 3/4" netting on this Ghillie Jacket allows the user to insert vegetation or any additional material to alter coloration and pattern of camouflage.

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This Stalker Ghillie Poncho is great for crawling. Your back is completely covered. Colors available: woodland, mossy, desert, winter white and leafy green.

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From the Ghillies:  Suits and Accessories Category 

Kid's Ghillie Suits are very popular -- especially around Christmas! Three suits are available.

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This specialty product is perfect for the Bow Hunter. The shooting arm and chest areas are left without jute/burlap material, so it does not interfere with the hunter's bow-string action!

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These Blind Covers are extremely versatile and some come with their own carrying bag. Colors available: desert (shown), woodland, mossy and leafy green.

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Tomorrow: Come Back for more Fishing & Hunting Info! 

This blog is a companion to my website:  GreatGhilliesAndGraphics.com

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Matching Your Ghillie Wear to Your Hunting

 

Bow Hunters Need Freedom of Action!

Bow Hunters Need Freedom of Action!

 

The type of hunting you do will determine what kind of camouflage or ghillie suit you need.

Do you plan to stalk game?  Are you more comfortable lying down or moving?  What is your weapon of choice?

The Special Needs of Archers

Bow hunters have rather specialized needs. It is critical for archers to have their shooting arm and chest area free of extra material.

Having freedom of action is critical.  In order to be successful, nothing can interfere with the action of their bow string. Archers are usually within 20 yards of their target; there’s little room for error.

Whether you are in a tree stand, hiding in a blind or stalking, safety and flexibility are your watch words. Generally, bow hunters are covered from head to boot.

Most ghillie suits appropriate for archers have additional jute, burlap or synthetic netting/fabric. The purpose to to give each hunter enough material to individualize his suit for his unique needs.

If the ghillie suit is made of jute or burlap, it has been treated with fire retardant. If the suit is washed off (natural fabrics generally won’t withstand washing in a machine), be sure to retreat the garment with the extra retardant supplied with the suit.

The Name of the Game is Mobility

The sharp-eyed turkey offers a special challenge. Many hunters like poncho-type gear. Because only the top half of the body is covered, it gives the hunter the flexibility to stalk his game.

Another product for the upright stalk is something called a “flage suit.” It is a one-piece ghillie suit that hangs from the shoulders to the boots. The body is totally encased in the suit and usually has 2 lbs. of extra material.

Camo Blankets & Netting

The first time I saw the item below, I was convinced it was a product for the funeral industry!  A goose hunter might use this to lie down in a field, waiting for geese.

 

4' x 6' Blanket

Hunter's Blanket

These camo blankets and netting are an improvement over the old do-it-yourself methods of hiding yourself and your equipment.   I look at them as portable hunting blinds.

They can be hung from trees and draped between upright posts, so you can rearrange your temporary blind to meet your changing needs.

Keeping Your Rifle Undercover

In my last report (coming soon), the issue of covering yourself and your equipment will be discussed. You may be able to use the excess materials from your ghillie suit to cover your weapon. However, each month more companies develop camo especially for the gun. The designs are getting more complete all the time.

It makes little sense to buy a ghillie suit, yet leave your hands, face and gun shiny. Light will reflect off each of these surfaces. And your quarry will thank you, as he races away to the next county!

Paintballers and Ghillie Wear

Military snipers and hunters aren’t the only folks who’ve developed a fondness for ghillie suits.

Paintballers have joined the fun; they tend to choose suits in the new synthetic fabrics. Generally, the materials are rot-proof, easy to wash, mildew resistant and the threads used to stitch the garment are synthetic (because cotton threads would rot in the rough-and-tumble world of paintballing).

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This blog is a companion to my website:  GreatGhilliesAndGraphics.com