GHILLIE SUITS


Ghillie Suit          GHILLIE SUIT

Get a new GHILLIE SUIT and disappear into the environment. Ghillie suits that are good enough for military snipers and perfect for concealing yourself on the hunt, paintball or just for a laugh.

A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Typically, it is a light weight garment made of net or cloth and then covered in loose strips of burlap, cloth or twine. For better concealment the attachments are made to look like leaves and twigs, and optionally augmented with scraps of foliage from the immediate area.

Wear a ghillie suit to blend into your surroundings and conceal yourself from paintball or airsoft enemies or from prey, in the case of hunting game. The ghillie suit distorts the wearers outline with a three-dimensional breakup, rather than a linear one. A quality suit will move in the wind in the same way as surrounding foliage. And, provide the best concealment possible. The history of the ghillie is an interesting path. The ghillie suite was developed by Scottish gamekeepers as a portable hunting blind. The first known military unit to use sniper suits was a Scottish Highland regiment, the Lovat Scouts. This unit was formed by the British Army during the Second Boer War. In 1916, Lovat Scouts went on to become known as the British Army's first sniper unit. The term ghillie, or gillie, is derived from gille, the Scottish Gaelic for "servant" or a "lad". In English, this term was especially used to refer to those assisting in deer hunting, deer stalking or fly fishing expeditions in the highlands of Scotland. The name could also refer to the Ghillie Dhu, the Scottish version of the English Green Man, a kind of nature spirit and guardian of trees who dwelt in the forests and hills and who was clothed in leaves, moss and twigs. The Australian Army sniper's members wore sniper suits nicknamed "yowies" , named for their resemblance to the Yowie a mythical hominid similar to the Yeti or Bigfoot which is said to live in the Australian wilder.

Hunters and nature photographers wear ghillie suits in order to approach game and wildlife in the ultimate natural setting. Select the best ghillie suit from this page and disappear like a pro.