standardised ghillie camouflage patterns

Here below are shown our main standardised camouflage patterns. The  main patterns are listed in order of versatility and all-year round adaptability (Pattern n.10, n.7, n.2). Then are displayed 2 patterns for grassy environment (Pattern n.1 Arid and Pattern n.3 Greenzone) and 2 patterns for deciduous areas (Pattern n.9 BDW and Pattern n.15 Realtree Xtra). The last 2 pattern are specific for use as the Pattern n.6 snow (alpine use) and Pattern n.17 Lagoon (amphibious use).

How to chose your Ghillie Pattern?

We provided the worldwide mapping of climates and biomes for each of our standardised pattern. So, check the area you need to operate and find the right pattern using the color code reference below the Pattern's image. The climate and biomes map is show in each pattern image and in greater detail here after the pattern section. Keep on mind that the Koppen and Geiger climate classification is a general reference, so make sure to check visually is the patter match visually the area of use. If you have any dubts send us an email for a free consulation, you can provide pictures and along with seasonal featues and intended use.  

Infra-red spectrum (NGV + Thermal) and UV capabilities?

All of our Patterns have excellent visual and IR effectiveness, for more info check the test section in this website for 2 hours of IR NVG video effectiveness report. Thermal camouflage is provided by all of our patterns. Thick Jute patter provide a reduction of human thermal signature between 10 and 25 celsius degrees depending the environmental condtion, (check our test section for more info about thermal signature disruption). Specific thermal camouflage is provided by our Thermal IR Ghillie Suit which can be gharnished with any Ghillie Pattern. The visual effectiveness is shown here in this section for each pattern subsection and on our YouTube channel [go to playlist]. UV effectiveness report will be available in 2022, however we states here that no breaches in UV reflectance have been found across our materials and patterns. 

Further info about our Patterns

Consider that all our Ghillie have all been tested in outdoor environments. To determine the camouflaging capacity of each individual colour shade and material, we studied how they blended and interacted with the surroundings. In a second instance, each standard pattern was then tested in a variety of environments to evaluate its versatility and achieve the highest possible degree of adaptivity, regardless of the specific environment the pattern was designed for. All our camouflage patterns can be modified for specific needs and custom patterns can be developed on demand. 

Disclaimer: keep on mind that our pattern are designed to blend in the designed environment as baseline effective camouflage. Therefore, if it is not possible to apply vegetation or natural element, the Ghillie will perform effectively. However the use of local vegetation and natural element (dust, sand, mud, snow) must be considered in order to maximise the camouflage effectiveness of our Ghillie Suis.  

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Pattern n.10

MT-27 Multiland-Transition

Pattern n.10 is a versatile and highly adatpable jute based pattern. It is essentially a Multiland pattern featuring the mid-range brown of Pattern n.7, making it the intermidiate option between Pattern n.2, Multiland (light), and Pattern n.7, Mountain Transition (dark). Pattern n.10 MT-27 is composed of the three universal colours of natural camouflage: tan, mid-range brown and olive green. It's designed for habitat transitions and for adaptability to several environments and seasons, making it a reliable, versatile choice for temperate environments. A full rafia version is available on demand.

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Pattern n.7

WOODS-MOUNTAIN TRANSITION

Versatile and adaptable jute based pattern developed specifically for a mountain environment, whether it be woods or ridgetops. This pattern accounts for habitat transitions during hunting and wildlife-monitoring expeditions. It is highly versatile and effective at different latitudes. The baseline is most efficacious in woods and on high-altitude mountain ridges approximately 2000 meters above sea level. It can be integrated with any of our camouflage fibres. 

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Pattern n.2

MULTILAND

This highly versatile pattern is suited to several environment types, from arid fields to wooded and mountainous areas, and adapts well to every season.  In rich green surroundings, achieving a good degree of concealment will require the addition of a fair amount of mud or vegetation, particularly in the Northern hemisphere, where the baseline is most exposed. Multiland is best suited for temperate and arid environments. It is based on jute and rafia but a full rafia is version is available on demand.

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Pattern n.3

GREENZONE (PenCott inspired) 

Inspired by the PenCott Camouflage GreenZone pattern, we developed the Greenzone for green areas such as mountain fir woods, meadows, northern forests and mountain ridges during summer. It can be integrated with any of our camouflage fibres.  Despite the intense green colouring, it adapts well to broad-leaved woods and to the autumn season. Pattern n.3 is made using only rafia in order to blend effectively in lush grassy regions. In tropical and fully humid hot environments it finds the right placement since the high breathability provided by rafia on ProAto Ghillie bases. In addition, rafia is highly lightweight and retains less water than jute, cotton and other synthetic fabric, therefore is handly suitable to being use in tropical biomes.

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Pattern n.1

ARID

Pattern n.1 Arid, is a base pattern for arid and dry environments. First version was developed with natural jute and shades of reddish sisal with addition of brown rafia. In a second instance we proposed the rafia version, which is lighter and more breathable. This version is more suitable for hot areas and seasons. As the pattern n.3, the Ghillie is made in rafia therefore is highly breathable and does not retain water as many other materials and fabrics, therefore the use in hot and/or wet and rainy enrvinment is suggested (for example, dry and cold autumns in continental climates or arid deserts in middle-east).

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Pattern n.9

BROAD-LEAVED WOODLAND FULLY WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE LEAFSUIT:

Although specifically designed for broad-leaved woodlands in the spring and summer months, the baseline also works extremely well during winter, thanks to the ivy and oak shades of WIRC fabric. Pattern n.9 is a fully waterproof and breathable leafsuit, NIR-compliant under both active and passive IR systems. It's particurlarly lighweight: the Ghillie suit in the photo weighs 650gr. A further advantage is its reduced propensity to getting caught in bushes and vegetation compared to cotton and mesh fabric, and its permanent 3D depth effect.

Pattern n.15

REALTREE XTRA BROAD-LEAVED DRY WOODLAND WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE LEAFSUIT

Developed specifically for broad-leaved woods, particularly during the autumn and winter seasons. It's made of strips of Realtree Xtra waterproof fabric, with added wide strands of raffia that perfectly reproduce the typical mid-range colour of autumn foliage. Realtree is popular with deer and turkey hunters for it waterproof properties and stronger odor-resistance compared to jute or raffia.

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Pattern n.17

LAGOON - WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE GHILLIE SUIT

Developed specifically for amphibious use the Pattern n.17 Lagoon is a fully waterproof and fully breathable multispectral IR Ghillie Suit designed for underwater and transitional operations where the need to stay dry is required.This pattern offers a proper baseline camouflage both for woods and mountain environment and for marine and lagoon areas. With this pattern special forces operators can transist rapidily across environments still maintaining shape disruption and the effectiveness of a Ghillie Suit. + it is  highly lightweight (700gr a Stalking-Hood + back extension) and offers reduction of thermal signature. 

Pattern n.6 and n.8

SNOW - and 2-COLOURS SNOW WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE LEAFSUITS

They are patterns developed specifically for snowy, Alpine and Arctic regions. They are fully waterproof and breathable and does not feature jute or raffia, as these fibers tend to dampen and freeze in icy temperatures, increasing a Ghillie suit's weight. Even so, Pattern n.6 and Pattern n.8 can be integrated with any of our camouflage fibres. Pattern n.8 Two-colours Snow is a variation with added green ProApto WIRC fabric in order to blend in patchy snowy areas and snowy woods. Thess Ghillie patterns disrupt the human silhouette on white backdrops and snowy ridges.

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camouflage materials

We developed the largest choice of camouflage materials for Ghillie Suits. Materials are displayed above, here below descriptions are provided.

JUTE: extremely lightweight. Compared to other fibres, such as cotton, jute can greatly increase the volume of a ghillie without significantly increasing its weight.  It's ideal for disrupting the outline of the head and reducing the distance between the neck and shoulders. In addition, jute is entirely silent, producing no sound in motion, which makes it a good choice for hunting, wildlife photography and military uses. It's a versatile fibre, the intermediate step between fine threads and wider strips. Jute provide also great screen against thermal scanners increasing the overall camouflage effectiveness of the users. If immerged in water jute ratain water, however during rain exposure drops tends to flow on jute fibers without penetrating it.

RAFIA: Rafia resembles grass and works in several environments due its natural appearance. We employ several different shades of ecologically-dyed eco raffia. Ghillie suits made entirely of raffia are lighter and more breathable than jute ghillies. Rafia works better than jute in grassy environments but is less versatile than jute outside of them. The drawback of raffia is that it produces a low rustling sound: as such, it requires the wearer to be careful in their sudden movements while approaching wildlife. Rafia retains by far less water than jute, cotton and nylon.

SISAL:  a plant fiber produced from hemp. We use red sisal in our ghillies to reproduce the colour of dry leaves, autumn grass and the vegetation of desert areas. Sisal reasonably versatile and works in several environments, due to its capacity to reflect the light the same way as natural vegetation. It blends into its surroundings very effectively. ProApto sisal is also available in a tan brown shade reproducing the colour of dead grass and wildflowers. It is totally silent.

WIDE RAFIA: our wide rafia is made from eco rafia fibres, designed to simulate dry autumn foliage and arid land vegetation. They're broader than rafia and produce the same low rustling sound. However, this can be minimized through careful movements. Wide Rafia  may impact your ghillie suit's versatility, restricting its camouflage effectiveness to specific areas characterised by broad dry leaves.

W-IR-C fabric: Waterproof - InfraRed - Camouflage (WIRC) fabric is a light fabric (190 gr per sqm) we developed for our leaf-suits. It's waterproof, breathable (thanks to the net base) and lightweight. WIRC's sturdy texture makes it fairly abrasion-resistant and allows it to maintain its 3D depth at all times, even when wet or compressed. Unlike mesh and cotton fabrics, WIRC doesn't get caught in vegetation. It reflects infrared light the same way as natural vegetation, under both passive and active sensors. WIRC comes in 6 colours (ivy, oak, olive green, brown, cold white, warm white).

CAMOUFLAGE MESH: ProApto Camouflage Mesh is a thin layer of mesh that, properly cut and crafted, can emulate the broad foliage of deciduous forests. This nylon-based mesh is the same material used for our Stalking Veil. It is highly breathable and almost as effective under Infra-Red lighting as our Jute, Rafia Grass and wide Rafia strips. Similar to our leaf-suit, the Camouflage Mesh ghillie suit is specifically intended for use in deciduous forests and does not allow for transitions across multiple environments and terrains. It's only effective in areas characterised by broad leaves.