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.
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
This post has been edited by Meline: 28 March 2008 - 10:11 AM