10 Best Ghillie Suits For Hunting In 2019

Best Ghillie Suits For Hunting

If you would like to know which ghillie suit was my favorite, then I would recommend the Red Rock Outdoor Gear Ghillie Suit if you do not want to read through the entire article.

So you want to know which ghillie suit is the best?

If you have answered “yes” then you are in for a treat as I have listed 10 of the best ghillie suits for hunting that you will ever find online.

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Using stealth or camouflage is one of the best ways to avoid detection or perhaps a bullet or two. By camouflaging yourself into the environment is one of the best ways to avoid detection. One of the best ways to do this is by shattering your bodies outlines and using color/texture blending.

Think of an optical illusion. How many times have your mind been playing tricks on you? This is where ghillie suits come into play. The word “ghillie” is an old Scottish term used to describe a special kind of game warden which used to protect their game from poachers.

Enough of the history lesson and let’s get to the suits themselves. In this article, I will cover 10 of the best ghillie suits that met a very specific list of criteria. I only focused on suits that can be broken up into parts as I am not a fan of uni-suits. The suits also had to look realistic enough and not wear out very easily. Depending on the season and which area you would like to hunt, I believe that I have covered most areas.

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So you want to know what is the best ghillie suit?

Finding the best possible ghillie suit for yourself can be a problem especially if you are new to the hunting or airsoft theme.

Why?

Because there are a lot of different types of ghillie suits such as threaded or leaved ghillie suit (there is also a hybrid type available). You also need to take the type of environment in mind before buying a suite.

So without further ado, let’s get to the basics.

1. You have a color theme for each type of habitat

It is important that you know exactly the type of habitat/biome in which you will be hunting. Another important aspect is also going to be the season in which you will be hunting as well.

The first habitat type that I will look at is the Woodland.

a) Green colors that resemble Woodland (Summer months)

Forest type ghillie suits

The most colors associated with woodland are light/dark green with some brown colors as well. The majority of the ghillie suits in this article will also be compatible with the woodland landscape.

Some of them might include the following:

1. Red Rock Outdoor Gear

2. Ghost Ghillie Suit™

3. CamoSystems Jackal Ghillie Suit

There are also more ghillie suits available in this review that can be used in the woodland landscape.

b) Brown colors that resemble Autumn (light and dark)

Ghillie suits best for autumn

When you think about Autumn, you will start to see that the life in plants and trees will start to go away. The dark and bright green colors will then be replaced with light to dark brown colors which will also bring a lot of leaves with it.

The best ghillie suits for hunting in the autumn/winter will be the ones that are brown and also leavy. Below is a list of some of them:

1. OUTERDO

2. Arcturus 3D Leafy Ghillie Suit

3. North Mountain Gear 3D Leafy Suit

These were about the best ones that I could find for Autumn.

c) Arid to Semi-Arid conditions that have sagebrush

arid conditions

If you would like to go and hunt in an area that is very dry where you might find a lot of small bushes scattered around the area, then I would highly recommend a ghillie suit that might resemble a Sagebrush.

The best option is going to be the Warrior Ghillie Suit™ that comes in Woodland and Sagebrush.

The sagebrush color has a mixture of light green and brown which resembles the bushes located in dry and arid areas.

d) Light brown to tan colors that resemble the desert

If you have been part of the military in Afghanistan then you might be familiar with this type of ghillie suit and area. The color theme that represents a desert is mainly light brown to the color tan.

There is no green or even dark brown colors seen in the desert.

The best suit for this environment is going to be the Red Rock Outdoor Gear which also comes in Acu Camouflage and Woodland Camouflage.

2. What types of ghillie suits can you expect to find?

There are basically 3 types of ghillie suits available in the market.

The first type is going to be the threaded type. This type will also resemble most of the ghillie suits that you will find anywhere online.

All of these suits will have a base or foundation to work from which can be a jacket and pants that are made from polyester or nylon netting.

Then the manufacturers will stitch the threads onto this netting. The threads will also be in different colors to make the suit more realistic.

The only problem that I have with these threads is that the catch onto debris. The best suit in this category that actually does not catch onto debris is going to be the CamoSystems Jackal Ghillie Suit that is also the most expensive.

The second type is going to be the leavy type. The base is the same as that from the threaded type but instead of using threads, the manufacturers will attach 3D synthetic leaves varying in size and color.

The best suit in this category is going to be the North Mountain Gear 3D Leafy Suit which looks the most realistic.

Let’s finish off with the third type.

The third type is going to incorporate both the thread and the leaves as a hybrid. This combination might make the ghillie suit even more realistic.

There is only 1 that I could find and recommend which is the North Mountain Gear Hybrid Suit which has both a green and brown color option.

3. What can you expect from the pricing?

The pricing will heavily be influenced by how dense the threads are stacked onto the suit and also the stitching. Some suits that are not that densely stacked will be less expensive.

The cost of ghillie suits

You can expect to pay from just under $30 up to $130 per suit.

On average you can expect to pay from $40 up to $80 if you want one that is good quality without breaking the bank.

If you are someone that does not have a very flexible budget and you would like to know which product is the least expensive, then I would highly recommend the OUTERDO ghillie suit.

If you have a more flexible budget and you can afford the best then I would highly recommend the CamoSystems Jackal Ghillie Suit as this one is also stacked to the densest.

4. You need to consider the weight

The weight is also very important for when you do not want to carry a suit that is too heavy. The factor that contributes to the weight is the type of thread and also the amount stacked onto the suit.

As a general rule the denser the thread that is stacked, the heavier the suit.

The lightest ghillie suit in this selection is going to be the OUTERDO that also weighs 16 ounces and is also a leavy suit.

The heaviest suit in this selection is going to be the Ghost Ghillie Suit™ as this one weighs 112 oz and is very densely stacked.

5. What sizes can you expect?

Here is where it gets interesting.

When it comes to ghillie suits you will find that most of the time that some of the sizes will be grouped into one size.

For instance, the sizes Medium and Large will be grouped into one size. You will also find that the X-Large and XX-Large will also be grouped into one size.

Ghillie suits make this possible by how much they can be adjusted. Features such as elastic bands and drawstrings will make them much more expandable.

6. It needs to be comfortable to wear

This is a huge one because you might get times where you have to wear this suit for the whole day.

The secret behind the comfortability is going to be the elasticity, adjustable drawstrings and also elastic waist and wristbands.

The weight can also have an effect on how comfortable it will be.

#1 Red Rock Outdoor Gear Ghillie Suit

If you would like to have a ghillie suit that is realistic and also comes in 3 different color themes then I would highly recommend the suit from Red Rock Outdoor Gear. Regarding the price all I can say is that this suit ranges from $40 up to $80 depending on the size and the supplier. The size also ranges from Medium up to XX-Large.

More features available:

  1. Made to be tough, lightweight and flexible. This suit is made out of 98% polyester and 2% spandex. The polyester will make the suit stronger and also lighter. The spandex will also make the suite more flexible which will, in turn, make it more comfortable as well. There is also nothing worse carrying a suit that is too heavy.
  2. This suit can be easily dressed. This suit is broken up into 4 wearable pieces. The first 2 main pieces are the jacket and pants. Then you will get the hood for which you can use on your head and also a gun wrap that will cover your rifle as well. This will also greatly improve the dressing and undressing of this suit.
  3. Can easily carry your gear. You will also find a stuff sack for where you can put all of your other accessories in such as your bag.
  4. Has 3 color themes to choose from. The color themes will include Acu Camouflage, Desert Camouflage, and Woodland Camouflage. Each of these types will depend on which habitat type you plan to use it with.

What we liked

  • Very high quality.
  • Also comes with gun wrap and sack.
  • 3 Colors available.

What we didn’t like

  • Some people might complain about strand falling off.

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#2 OUTERDO Ghillie Suits

The ghillie suit from OUTERDO is surprisingly good especially for one that is very inexpensive. If you are short on a budget and you would like to have a ghillie suit that has acceptable quality then this one from Outerdo is for you. This Ghillie suit will work best in a forest as it has leavy textures and brown to green colors.

More on the Outerdo suit:

  1. Made to be strong and also lightweight. This suit is made out of polyester fabric and nylon rope which is both strong and also very lightweight.
  2. Very comfortable fit (only 2 parts). The trousers also have an elastic waist which means that it is much easier to fit and also have an elastic ankle strap. There will also be a hood attached to the jacket. The hood can also easily be adjusted with a drawstring in case it is too loose or stiff around your face. The jacket also has a high-quality zipper and flex-cuffs around the wrist area.
  3. The suit will not catch onto branches. One very prominent feature of this suit is that it only has 3D leaves attached to it. This greatly decreases the chances of catching onto branches or hanging in your face from your hood.
  4. Comes in 2 types of appearances. This suit has 2 types of appearances where the first one is darker in color as the second one.

The only problem that I had with this suit is that it only comes in 1 size and you need to know your measurements before buying this suit.

What we liked

  • Have 2 colors available.
  • Very inexpensive.
  • Does not catch onto twigs.

What we didn’t like

  • Some people might have size issues.
  • Only comes in 1 size.

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#3 Ghost Ghillie Suit™

If you are serious about quality and camouflage, then I would highly recommend the Ghost Ghillie Suit. The most prominent aspect of this suit is that it is very densely threaded which also gives it a more realistic appeal and would also make it heavier than some of the other suits. It is also important to note that this suit might also be very expensive compared to the others mentioned in this article.

This suit will weigh around 6.5 pounds which are 1-2 pounds heavier than most other ghillie suits.

All of the features associated with this suit:

  1. It is durable for years to come. Most low ghillie suits have a big shedding problem. This ghillie suit has double stitched threads which will drastically improve the durability for years to come.
  2. It is very easy to wear this suit. These suits also come in a set of 3 parts which includes the jacket, pants and rifle wrap. It is important to keep in mind that the hood and the jacket is one unit.
  3. This suit is extremely comfortable. This suit also has adjustable drawstrings that will enable you to adjust how the suit will fit on your body.
  4. Comes in more than 1 size. This suit also covers 4 sizes which include the following: Kids size, Young Adult, Regular, and X-Large.
  5. Can choose between more than 1 color. This suit has 2 basic colors which include the Dry Grass and Woodland. Both the woodland and dry grass suits have a large variety of colors for a more realistic blend.

The only 2 minor problems that this suit has is that it is heavier and also more expensive than most of the other suits.

What we liked

  • More than 1 color available.
  • Large variety of sizes.
  • Is very durable and of high quality.
  • Very easy to wear.

What we didn’t like

  • Might be too expensive for most people.
  • Is heavier than most other ghillie suits.

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#4 Arcturus 3D Leafy Ghillie Suit

If you have a fetish for leavy type ghillie suits and you did not like the Outerdo ghillie suit, then I would highly recommend the Arcturus 3D Leafy ghillie suit. This ghillie suit is much like the Outerdo ghillie suit, but only of higher quality. It is also important to keep in mind that the Arcturus is much more expensive than the Outerdo ghillie suit but also less expensive than the Ghost ghillie suit.

More info on the Arcturus:

  1. Very realistic and good quality. The suit has a strong lightweight polyester mesh which will act as the base for this suit. The base will then be covered with leaves (1000 3D leaves to be more or less exact).
  2. Will not catch onto any foreign material. Just like the Outerdo suit, this suit will not catch onto branches and twigs which is a great positive for me.
  3. Come in easy to wear parts. This suit is also a 2-part ghillie suit which will have the jacket and the pants. The jacket will come with a hood and will also open with a zipper. The jacket will also have elastic wristbands. The pants, on the other hand, will have an elastic waistband which makes it easier to fit and a drawcord.
  4. Has 2 main sizes. This suit will come in Medium/Large and X-Large/XX-Large. This will allow for an easier fit because of the drawstrings.
  5. Can choose between 3 main colors. This ghillie suit comes in 3 basic colors which include Dark Woodland, Fall Forest, and Summer Green. All of these colors will depend on the season and the type of forest that you will be visiting.

The overall weight will be 18 ounces in total. The only con about this suit is that it does not have a rifle cover.

What we liked

  • Good quality and very realistic.
  • Has 3 basic colors.
  • Does not pick up debris.

What we didn’t like

  • Rifle cover not included.

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#5 Pinty Ghillie Suit

If you would like a threaded ghillie suit but the Ghost and the Red Rock ghillie suits were too expensive then I would highly recommend the ghillie suit from Pinty. This suit is right in the center when it comes to the price range compared to all the others that I have reviewed which might be less than $50. Lets get started with some of the features:

Some of the features of the Pinty suit

  1. Is very good quality and is also very durable. This suit is multi-layered which means that this suit will be very dense. The threads will also be double stitched which will help with the quality and durability of this ghillie suit.
  2. Can be easily worn or taken off. This suit will also be divided into 5 parts which will include the following parts which include the Hood, Jacket, Pants, Rifle cover and Stuff Sack. Because this suit is divided into parts, it can easily be taken on or off.
  3. Fits very well and can be adjusted. The pants will also have an elastic band in the waist area which will make them an easier fit for most people.
  4. There are 2 main sizes available. There are only 2 sizes available which are the Medium/Large and the X-Large/XX-Large.
  5. Blend in very well into the woodland forest environment. The Pinty ghillie suit is only available in the color/texture woodland forest which will resemble a dark green color. This suit is also threaded and does not resemble leaves like the previous one does.

Also, keep in mind that this suit will also weigh between 62 and 70.5 ounces. The only con that I could find was that this suit only comes in 1 color/style.

What we liked

  • Very good quality.
  • Double stitched.
  • Has rifle cover as well.

What we didn’t like

  • Only one color available.

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#6 North Mountain Gear 3D Leafy Suit

If you would like to have access to the boss of all leavy ghillie suits, then you will like this one from North Mountain Gear and it is also the high quality and very realistic looking. This suit is also expensive as it is in the same price class as the Ghost Ghillie suit. This suit also comes in several sizes which will be better explained in the next section.

The features of the North Mountain Gear Suit:

  1. This suit will make you blend in better and is very durable. This suit has full sized 3D leaves that are also double stitched which will make this suit almost last a lifetime. The leaves will also be fitted on the surface of a polyester camo hunting suit that is also breathable.
  2. Can be easily dressed and silently undressed. This suit will come in 2 parts which will include the jacket/hood and also the pants. It is also important to note that the hood will be attached to the jacket. The jacket will have a  full front zipper that will not make any noise and cuffs and waist are also elastic. The legs also have zippers for easy on or off.
  3. You can also carry items with you. This suit is also equipped with 2 large front pocket in which you can carry valuable items.
  4. Can choose between 2 main colors. You will have the brown and green main colors where the green is better suited for the summer months while the brown is better served during autumn.

This ghillie suit also has 3 sizes to choose from which include Large, X-Large and XX-Large. The only con about this suit is that it can be somewhat expensive for some people but the quality really makes up for it.

What we liked

  • Can be easily and silently dressed.
  • Looks very realistic.
  • Is very durable.
  • Come in 2 colors.

What we didn’t like

  • Can be too expensive for some people.

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#7 Gloryfire Ghillie Suit

If you cannot afford the Ghost ghillie suit, but you would still like to get your hands on a suit that is very similar, then I would highly recommend the suit from Gloryfire. This suit also makes the use of multiple colored threads to that will help you to blend in better with your surroundings.

This suit is also half the price of that of the Ghost suit. This suit also only comes in one size which is Medium/Large. The weight of this ghillie suit is also around 67 ounces.

Some of the features of the Gloryfire:

  1. Very durable and also denser stacked. This suit has more threads that give it a fuller and also denser look. The threads are also double stitched so that they do not fall off. This will also make this product more durable.
  2. Must put each piece on 1 at a time. This suit will come in 4 pieces which will include the jacket, the hood, the pants and also the gun wrap. This also makes it easier to dress or undress the suit.
  3. Can also carry other items as well. This suit will also come with a stuff sack which is also be used to either carry the suit or other objects as well.
  4. Fit even more comfortable. The pants will also have a drawstring that can help you to adjust the pants according to your size.

The only minor problem that I had was that the jacket makes the use of buttons to either open or close. Personally, I prefer the use of a zipper as it is more reliable.

What we liked

  • Very durable.
  • The thread are densely stacked.
  • Is very comfortable.
  • Not that expensive.

What we didn’t like

  • The jacket makes the use of buttons that might tear off easily.

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#8 Warrior Ghillie Suit™

If you want a ghillie suit similar to that of the Ghost, then you might want to look at this less expensive version. The Warrior ghillie suit is around $10 less expensive than the Ghost and is also manufactured by the same company by the name of Arcturus. This suit is also a threaded type suit similar to that of the Ghost. Let’s get to the features.

More info on the features:

  1. Comes in 4 easy to wear pieces. This suit comes in 4 pieces which include the pants, jacket, cape with a face veil and also a gun wrap. This also makes it easier to wear.
  2. It is more durable with less thread loss. The problem with cheaper ghillie suits is their thread tend to thin out over time resulting in a less desirable suit. The close stitching helps to keep the thread in place for much longer than normal stitching. The base of this suit is also made out of double layer mesh shell.
  3. Can go with 2 types of environments. You will need to choose the right ghillie suit for the specific environment that you choose to visit. There are 2 types of environments that these ghillie suits are made for and they include sagebrush and also woodland.
  4. Has 3 sizes available. This suit has 3 sizes which include Medium/Large, X-Large/XX-Large and also a size for kids. These suits are very flexible and that is why the sizes are grouped.
  5. Extremely comfortable. Because the suit is made out of mesh, it will also be breathable and the drawstrings also make it easier to fit. The waist and cuffs are also elastic which makes for a better fit.

The only minor problem that I had was that the jacket uses snap buttons instead of a zip. The problem with snap buttons is that they tend to wear out after multiple uses and they also make a lot of noise.

What we liked

  • Is more durable.
  • Comes in 3 sizes.
  • Very comfortable to wear.
  • Has a lot of thread.

What we didn’t like

  • Makes the use of snap buttons instead of a zip.

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#9 CamoSystems Jackal Ghillie Suit

If you want to take camouflage to the next level, then I would highly recommend the ghillie suit from CamoSystems Jackal. This suit has very thick straps of thread and also covers your whole body. This is also the heaviest ghillie suit so far in this review. Regarding the price, I will also mention that it is more expensive than all of the ghillie suits listed in this article and can go over the $100 mark.

More info on the features:

  1. Comes in 3 easy to wear parts. This ghillie suit comes with pants, a jacket and also a detachable hood. This makes it easier to wear as uni-suit types. The netting is also made out of polyester material which is lightweight and also durable.
  2. Very densely threaded. This suit is also the most densely threaded suit in this list. Even your face will be covered as well. This also contributes to the weight of this suit.
  3. The thread will not easily pick up debris. You will notice that the thread of this suit is flat like straps that will not intertwine with each other such as normal thread. This will also reduce the probability of picking up any type of debris.
  4. Is suitable for 5 different habitat types. The suit represented in this article is mainly a woodland type suit. There are also 2 other suits that resemble a lighter green (Killer Camo), a brownish color (Timber with Realtree), a White color (which resembles snow) and also a light brown/tan (which resemble the desert).

The only minor problem that I had was that the wrist cuffs makes the use of velcro straps because personally, I would prefer a drawstring on the wrists.

What we liked

  • Very densely threaded.
  • Has 5 different colors to choose from.
  • The thread will not easily pick up debris.

What we didn’t like

  • Can cost you more than $100.

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#10 North Mountain Gear Hybrid Suit

All of the ghillie suits in this article was either a threaded or a leavy ghillie suit. I never thought that there would be a ghillie suit that could also be described as a hybrid as well. This is where the North Mountain Hybrid Suit (The second North Mountain Gear product in this listing) comes into play as it contains both the threads and leaves. This suit is also in the same price range as the other North Mountain Gear suit and the Ghost ghillie suit.

More info on the features:

  1. Is a hybrid between threads and leaves. This is a ghillie suit that contains both threads and leaves which makes it also more realistic and 3D looking.
  2. Very easy to use. This suit comes in 2 parts which include the pants and also the jacket that has a hood attached. This makes it easier to wear.
  3. Very comfortable to wear. This suit also makes the use of elastic cuffs, waistband, and ankles. There is also a drawstring for the hood and the ankles. All of these will make sure that this suit fits perfectly which also contributes to the comfort. This is also a very breathable design that will not heat you up in the summer.
  4. Has 2 size groups available. This suit comes in Medium/Large and X-Large/XX-Large. The larger size groups are made possible by the elastic bands and drawstrings.
  5. Comes in 2 available colors. You will have a green and also a brownish color available which will also resemble a woodland theme.

The only problem with these types of hybrid suits is that the threads get tangled up which makes the suit more vulnerable to shedding and picking up debris.

What we liked

  • Is a hybrid between thread and leaves.
  • Very comfortable.
  • Very easy to use.

What we didn’t like

  • Can be too expensive for some.

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Top 10 Ghillie Suits Comparison

Product NameSizes AvWeightPrice
1. Red Rock Outdoor Gear (Top Pick) M, L, XL, XXL<17 oz$$
2. OUTERDO (Least Expensive) Medium16 oz$
3. Ghost Ghillie Suit™ S, M, L, XL112 oz$$$$
4. Arcturus 3D Leafy Ghillie Suit M/L & XL/XXL18 oz$$$
5. Pinty Ghillie Suit M/L & XL/XXL62 – 70.5 oz$$
6. North Mountain Gear 3D Leafy Suit L, XL, XXL20 oz$$$
7. Gloryfire Ghillie Suit M/L67 oz$$
8. Warrior Ghillie Suit™ M/L & XL/XXL and Kids73 oz$$$$
9. CamoSystems Jackal Ghillie Suit Medium/Large96 oz$$$$$
10. North Mountain Gear Hybrid Suit M/L & XL/XXL42 oz$$$$

A final word about ghillie suits

I personally do not think that there such a thing as an overall perfect ghillie suit. The reasoning behind my statement is that you need to choose the ideal ghillie suit for the environment that you wish to hide in.

If you can find a suit that matches the same color and texture as the environment then I think you might have a winner. Even my personal recommendation for the Red Rock Outdoor ghillie suit might be of little value if you plan to go in a snowy area.

The only 2 points of advice that I can give is about the quality and how realistically the suit will diminish outlines and blend into its preferred environment.

If you think that I may have missed a worthy Ghillie suit, then please submit it below in the comment section.

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3 thoughts on “10 Best Ghillie Suits For Hunting In 2019”

  1. Super comprehensive review of Ghillie Suits! So helpful.

    My son and I archery hunt for elk along the Oregon coast…we’ve been thinking about getting some lightweight green Ghillie suits to take out hunt to the next level.

    One thing I was curious about and didn’t notice in your post. Are these all machine washable? I would think the suits that have sewed on leafs would be…but those with the colored string…maybe only hand wash?

    Can’t wait for hunting season and getting one of these suits!!!!

    Thanks again.

    • To be truthful, I have never thought about the washing part. It all depends on how secure the leaves and threads are attached to the mesh.  I would only recommend those that are double threaded for machine washing. The single threaded ones I will clean by hand washing.

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