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Ultralight Ghillie Suit kit

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:28 PM

What's included:
One 5' x 9' nylon netting.
Seven colors of Next Generation Synthetic thread. (3.5 lbs. total)
Complete directions on how to assemble kit into a lightweight Camouflage Ghillie Poncho.

Colors offered-
Brown, Black, Gray, Light Green, Olive Green, Tan & Dark Green

Instructions on coverting to Military style crawling suit
crawling suit conversion
Note: I used two tubes of Shoe Goo to attach the suit.

(Note: I bought mine as custom kit from Ghilliesuits.com with the following colors
Brown, Gray, Light Green, Olive Green, 2 Tans & Dark Green
which is no longer offered on their site.

I did find the normal kit here paintball ultralight kit for $59 + shipping)

Is there enough synthetic jute to make a complete suit? Yes and no.
Do to the area I play in there is a lot of tan grass mixed in so I nuked the black and opted for an additional tan. With the color pattern I used (every fifth slot a Tan, in this order 1,3,5,2,4, and then five rows of different color combos alternating between starting from the Left and Right using each of the 6 colors) their would not have been enough tan in the normal kit. As it stands now; withthe custom kit I will have enough syntheic jute and netting to make an additional head cover and a market cover in my color pattern.

Weight: Light under 5 lbs and not as hot as normal jute suits

What I like about the Synthetic jute Vs. Normal Jute: Will not rot and melts under flame instead of turning you in to a human torch.

What I don't like: The thread doesn't fray out like real Jute and shouldn't fade as fast as real jute.

Comments on the Colors: The Brown is DARK Brown, almost black, and the tan is a light tan. Other colors are normal.

Comments on the kit itself: The instructions on how to assemble it are good but they don't list any sort of color pattern (you have to come up with your own) which is not a big deal to me. If you can't come up with it on your own you may have a problem. The time estimate is a bit unrealistic for construction, but Ghillie suits take time to build and you should already have known that before you sarted.

Effectiveness: So far it looks good but the true test wil be this summer.

Over all I am impressed with the kit and would actually recommend it for making a ghillie suit. At $60 its hard to beat. The results are better than most "do-it-yourself" projects I have seen and just as good as real jute kits. Plus since you make the color scheme it matches your enviroment better than premade suits.


Edited: Suit finished & Pics added to thread

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:22 PM

can you post a pic of two of the thread, and whatever youve done to your netting? ive been considering buying this
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:45 AM

Can do...

I took these at the Northglen La Quinta in Colorado and in the mowed field next to the hotel. As you can see the field has been mowed to reduce fire dander so it offers little concement and as these where taken 26 Mar 08 the field still hasn't fully "greened up yet" (it will get a little greener but not a whole bunch). The field's vegitation matches the areas I play in and built the suit for however they grass is usually 1-2 1/2' tall.

No natural camoflauge has been added, I just laid out the jacket and started taking some pics at various distances and with different zooms.

Back View
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Side View
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Front View
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Directly on top
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Various Distance
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As for how I did the netting; I laid out the DCU flat, put the netting down on top of it, then I used a sharpie marker to to dot where about 6" of knots were. I then moved the netting off, put ShoeGoo on the dots and then replaced the netting. Once the shoegoo had dried and the 6" of netting was secure I would then repeat the process working up the DCU.

Edit In: Guess who was watching Mythbusters?

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:05 AM

Inside the DCU jacket, the red dots show where I ShoeGoo'ed the netting on to the jacket.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:56 PM

alright, thx alot man, im thinking im gonna buy it.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:20 PM

Very nice! :tup:
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