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06 Nov '15

Natural Jute vs Synthetic Thread Ghillie Suit

Posted by mariel mendoza

Natural Jute vs Synthetic Threads

There are two basic types of materials used to make a ghillie suit: jute strands and synthetic strands. Jute is a natural material, and synthetic material is man-made. Both types of ghillie suits are popular, and both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Natural Jute Ghillie Suit

  • Made with natural jute strand material
  • Heavier weight keeps you warmer in cold climates
  • Traditional ghillie suit material, proven as effective camouflage
  • Must be coated with flame retardant

Synthetic Ghillie Suit

  • Lightweight
  • Water-proof
  • Rot-proof
  • Mildew resistant
  • Fire-retardant
  • Washable
  • Odor-less & Non-allergenic

Although up close you might see minor differences between the two types of materials (jute strands tend to be straighter and synthetic strands slightly curled), synthetic and jute ghillie suits are equally effective at blending in with the natural environment.

Some prefer synthetic ghillie suits because of their light weight and their ability to keep the body cool in hot, sticky climates. Others prefer the traditional choice of jute material. The choice between the two types of material is primarily a personal preference and not because one provides better camouflage than the other.


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