Our standard patterns have all been tested in outdoor environments.
To determine the camouflaging capacity of each individual shade, we studied how they blended and interacted with the surroundings. 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.
We have standard patterns for every possible environment and season. Our Ghillies and Multipurpose Shelters can be produced in any of the following patterns.
Our 16 Standard Camouflage Patterns
Below are our most popular and versatile patterns
Pattern n.2 - MULTILAND:
Pattern n.3 - GREENZONE (PenCott inspired) :
Pattern n.7 - MOUNTAIN TRANSITION:
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 boreal woods and on high-altitude mountain ridges approximately 2000 meters above sea level. It can be integrated with any of our camouflage fibres.
Pattern n.10 - MT-27 Multiland-Transition:
Pattern n.10 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.
Pattern n.6 - SNOW - Waterproof/Breathable Leaf-suit:
Pattern n.15 - Realtree Xtra Waterproof/Breathable Leaf-suit:
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.
Pattern n.9 - Broad-leaved Woodland Leaf-suit:
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.
Camouflage Materials for Ghillie Suits:
Every Pattern can be integrated with other camouflage materials such as raffia, wide raffia, sisal fibres and fabric strips.
Patterns n.1, n.2, n.3, n.7 and n.10 can be produced entirely in raffia. (Pattern n.3 was originally designed to be made of raffia, rather than jute).
On request, we can design and produce a custom pattern for any environment or season. However, a personalized solution is unlikely to be as effective as our 16 available patterns.
Here on the right you can see our camouflage materials: jute, raffia, wide raffia, sisal and non-eco friendly waterproof fabric. They can be integrated with all our patterns.
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.
RAFFIA GRASS: Raffia resembles grass and works in several environments due its natural appearance. We employ several different shades of ecologically-dyed eco-friendly raffia. Ghillie suits made entirely of raffia are lighter and more breathable than jute ghillies. Raffia 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 rustling sound: as such, it requires the wearer to be careful in their movements.
SISAL: An environmentally-friendly 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.
RAFFIA STRIPS: our raffia strips are made from eco-friendly raffia fibres, designed to simulate dry autumn foliage and arid land vegetation. They're broader than raffia grass and produce the same rustling sound. However, this can be minimized through careful movements.
Raffia strips may impact your ghillie suit's versatility, restricting its camouflage effectiveness to specific areas characterised by broad leaves.
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, Raffia Grass and Raffia 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.
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 retain 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).
Take a closer look at the effectiveness of our camouflage patterns...
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In this last section are videos showcasing specific phases in the development and manufacturing process of our camouflage patterns, as well as comparisons between different materials. We strongly suggest you read this page of our website to gain a better understanding of our work and approach.
Testing the effectiveness of our red sisal fibres and 3 different shades of dyed jute.
Jute? Raffia? Artificial foliage? What are the best materials for a ghillie suit? The answer is simple. Check the video below...
W-IR-C fabric and water...
The camouflage effectiveness of our raffia...