Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Leafy suit

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Will tell 20-Sep-21
RD 20-Sep-21
Supernaut 20-Sep-21
Archer22 20-Sep-21
Longhunter 20-Sep-21
[email protected] 20-Sep-21
Wapiti - - M. S. 20-Sep-21
hawkeye in PA 20-Sep-21
Ben 20-Sep-21
Babysaph 20-Sep-21
BRIBOWl 20-Sep-21
LBshooter 20-Sep-21
stykzz 20-Sep-21
shortdraw 20-Sep-21
Desperado 20-Sep-21
Popester 20-Sep-21
Will tell 21-Sep-21
Will tell 21-Sep-21
Thumper 21-Sep-21
loose arrow 21-Sep-21
PEARL DRUMS 21-Sep-21
gluetrap 21-Sep-21
benzy 21-Sep-21
sir misalots 21-Sep-21
Wapiti - - M. S. 21-Sep-21
Therifleman 21-Sep-21
Sawtooth (Original) 21-Sep-21
nineworlds9 21-Sep-21
Shortbow 22-Sep-21
Vtbow 27-Sep-21
hawkeye in PA 27-Sep-21
Vtbow 27-Sep-21
George D. Stout 27-Sep-21
Sawtooth (Original) 27-Sep-21
hawkeye in PA 27-Sep-21
Vtbow 27-Sep-21
hawkeye in PA 27-Sep-21
curve51 28-Sep-21
Will tell 28-Sep-21
BigHorn 29-Sep-21
Adam Howard 29-Sep-21
Basinboy 01-Oct-21
lawdy 01-Oct-21
bentstick54 03-Oct-21
Blue Duck 03-Oct-21
Desperado 04-Oct-21
Supernaut 04-Oct-21
From: Will tell
Date: 20-Sep-21




I'm not much for trying new things but I bought a leafy suit to go over my hunting clothes. I made a Ghillie suit but it was way too heavy and bulky. Anyone have any luck or advice?

From: RD
Date: 20-Sep-21




I've had pretty good luck using a leafy suit on tree stand in early season and still hunting.

From: Supernaut
Date: 20-Sep-21




I like my leafy suit. The best tip I can give you is to carry it in and then put it on where you plan on hunting. The material is not very briar friendly.

Best of luck to you!

From: Archer22
Date: 20-Sep-21




I used leafy suits extensively when I was younger, deer would almost literally walk on top of you. That said, I have two suits and have not used them in 10 years. Don't know why I quit using them. Maybe I will try them this season. Side note: mine are way warmer than they appear, would not want to hike in one. Also, they don't serve much purpose and make you stand out in late season.

From: Longhunter
Date: 20-Sep-21




I use an ASAT Vanish Pro leafy suit-available on ebay-not too hot, easy to put on once you get to your spot-I agree with Supernaut-NOT something you want to wear on the way in!

From: [email protected]
Date: 20-Sep-21




Same as this ^^^^

Just the top over a sleeveless tshirt it's so hot here.Also use it for turkey season

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 20-Sep-21




I have the one that Big Jim sells.I think it's called bush in a bag. It's a bag with a strap to place over a shoulder then u stuff ghillie in the bag. Very light and easy to put on. Just need to do some adjustments so bow string doesn't snag anywhere.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 20-Sep-21




I really like my leafy jacket and also have a headnet to match. I usually sit so no need for the pants. Like said if in thick stuff carry it. Have had good luck treating it for ticks also. It is hard to draw on a deer under thirty feet though. They just seem to sense something.

From: Ben
Date: 20-Sep-21




I have shot turkeys with a leafy suit sitting in a fold up chair and a few bushes around me. I think they are excellent.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 20-Sep-21




I get spotted in my leafy suit on the ground. Not so in my ranchosafarii ghillie

From: BRIBOWl
Date: 20-Sep-21




I have asat version looking forward to using it this fall.

From: LBshooter
Date: 20-Sep-21




My leafy ASAT suit is awesome ! Wear it most of the season , even in snow , nothing better.

From: stykzz
Date: 20-Sep-21




X4 on the ASAT. Works great.

From: shortdraw
Date: 20-Sep-21




Get a allpredatorcalls.com Kill suit Sapper. They are light weight and really work good. I have had deer inside of 15yd and they never saw me. The price is good too at $69.95

From: Desperado
Date: 20-Sep-21




ASAT leafy suit or Rancho Safari long coat depending on the weather....Both priceless !!!!!!!!

From: Popester
Date: 20-Sep-21




Desparado x 2.

From: Will tell
Date: 21-Sep-21

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I like it.

From: Will tell
Date: 21-Sep-21

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Looks like it'll be easy to carry till I get to my stand.

From: Thumper Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Sep-21




ASAT Vanish Suit is great.

Lifesaver for me here in our heat of early bow season. Lightweight, packable, and cool.

From: loose arrow
Date: 21-Sep-21




Home made ghillie suit here, it helps to have something behind you, especially if you expect them to walk by on a trail and may look in your direction. I have been out in the open and they did not like what they saw, so they left before I could get a shot.

When I made my ghillie, I included light colored burlap as well as dark, it worked when I was in 10" of snow.

Have your hands on the bow because you never know when, or where, they will show up. On the ground, even small movements are easier to see.

I hope you have success with your new setup.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 21-Sep-21




I like mine. It will work as a cover up suit and I use it for ground hunting to make "blind walls" to hide behind. They are light enough and pack down small enough to carry out every time.

From: gluetrap
Date: 21-Sep-21




got a cheapo n it works great in the early season with lots of folige.

From: benzy
Date: 21-Sep-21




Same as gluetrap. Cheapo / Wal Mart leafy suit here. I don't use the pants, they snag everything when walking in, but the top is well worth it.

From: sir misalots
Date: 21-Sep-21




got one at Menards at the end of season for $14

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 21-Sep-21




That's a great price, Where is Menards located at ?

From: Therifleman
Date: 21-Sep-21




Works as well as any ghillie for me. If you get busted wearing a leafy suit or a ghillie you can be pretty sure you set up wrong--- wind, lack of background cover or you moved too much. Of course there are the occasional old does that probably blow at their fair share of bushes and stumps.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 21-Sep-21

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Shortdraw- yep, Lawdy turned me on to them last year. It is unreal how effective that thing is. Almost unfair. Almost.

From: nineworlds9
Date: 21-Sep-21




ASAT leafy suit is superb. Ive had songbirds land on my arrow, once had a large group of turkeys stroll in front of me oblivious, and had a doe trot within feet.

From: Shortbow
Date: 22-Sep-21




leafy suits work well. I even wear the top part in a tree. Excellent breakup.

From: Vtbow
Date: 27-Sep-21




guys wilt the kill suit Sapper, do you have the mesh lined or fabric lined? how hot if you have the fabric lined? Thanks!

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 27-Sep-21




I have the mesh lined and its not hot.

From: Vtbow
Date: 27-Sep-21




Thanks Hawkeye--They seem to have a bunch of options. I had the rancho safari shaggie longcoat and it was just too bulky and cumbersome. Looks like the sapper is a poncho and then they have a suit. Whiuch do you have? lots of camo options it looks like too... thanks!

From: George D. Stout
Date: 27-Sep-21




Shouldn't a leafy suit look like leaves? That would be a camo pattern. LOL If you're using one in Pa., during squirrel or turkey season, better put a couple strips of blaze orange in the mix.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-21




My kill suit is mesh. It gets WAY too hot down here for the fabric lined model. That’s subjective of course.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 27-Sep-21




Vtbow mine was relatively inexpensive and is at least 12 years old. I don't wear going through thick stuff including green briars. It will snag on everything. But it's easy enough to put in cargo pocket until I sit down.

From: Vtbow
Date: 27-Sep-21




Thanks guys--Sawtooth and Hawkeye, you both have the sapper(Poncho) style? I"m thinking of ordering one in the woodland. Thanks for all the info!

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 27-Sep-21




Mine came as 3 piece suit jacket, pull over pants and a headnet.

From: curve51
Date: 28-Sep-21




If you're east of the Mississippi and get the kill suit you might consider getting the tan color. I had a green one and after leaf fall stuck out like a sore thumb. Now have ASAT and always consider wind,sun, and background if you want to kill a deer.

From: Will tell
Date: 28-Sep-21

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Curve I couldn't agree more. Matching colors or camo patterns with your surroundings is the difference between being seen or getting busted. I've also found that solid greys, olive and brown clothes are sometimes better than camo patterns. One day hunting it got hot and I took my camo jacket off and hung it off a small branch. I took a walk and was surprised that at 100 yards my jacket was clearly a object that stood out and didn't blend in.

I bought this leafy suit because this camo pattern looked like it would blend in where I hunt. All I have to do is break up my silhouette..

From: BigHorn
Date: 29-Sep-21




Ive used and asat suit for several years. I tell new hunters all the time that it's all they need. Just get one of these and use your regular clothes. For how we hunt around here (CT), you really don't need anything else...of course that doesn't stop me from getting all kinds of gear lol.

From: Adam Howard
Date: 29-Sep-21




My dad used one in Md archery only area, very effective, it’s not just another camo, it actually moves with the wind and breeze, and the break up is great, not just a blob, I still have it, to small for me, but if ya really wanna blend in and look more natural than anything else, they are extremely effective

From: Basinboy
Date: 01-Oct-21

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This post has me shopping for a suit Anyone have the North Mountain Leafy Suit? Looks really good and only $81 after 5% discount code

From: lawdy
Date: 01-Oct-21




My killsuit sapper is mesh lined. My winter sapper is fabric lined. I prefer the mesh lining, it’s totally silent and cool. Had a couple of chickadees land on my shoulder and head this evening. One thing they are good for is running across a back road with a car coming at night. It was all over town that someone definitely saw Sasquatch run across a logging road.

From: bentstick54
Date: 03-Oct-21




Well you all are getting me in trouble with my wife again. After talking myself in and out of purchasing so many times I lost count, you all finally convinced me to order a killsuit sapper. Supposed to be here in 8 or 9 days. Any viable excuses you can help me come up with before it shows up on the front porch would be appreciated lol.

From: Blue Duck
Date: 03-Oct-21




Bent stick - A good excuse around my house is that my occasional big delivery balances out her damn near daily small deliveries.

From: Desperado
Date: 04-Oct-21




Get an ASAT leafy suit & don't look at anythin g else !!! JMHO !!! Be safe....Des

From: Supernaut
Date: 04-Oct-21




Basinboy, I have the North Mountain leafy suit and really like it. It comes with a nice stuff sack for packing in and out. I can wear it over shorts and a T shirt when it's hot outside.





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