Africa!


Contribute to Trad Gang
Become a Trad Gang Sponsor


Abowyer, Inc.




Author Topic: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa  (Read 249 times)

Offline coaster500

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3633
Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« on: April 18, 2012, 11:10:00 AM »
I want to buy a leafy suit for my trip next month. What would some of you recommend for South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal area?

Thank you
The American system of democracy will prevail until that moment when politicians discover that they can bribe the electorate with their own money

Offline SHS

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 60
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 03:30:00 PM »
Hi Coaster 500

I would go for darker greens and black maybe a little bit of yellow grass.

Please view this link:
 http://www.mossyoak.com/Camo/Obsession.aspx

All the best for your hunt!

Best Regards
Louis van Bergen

Offline coaster500

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3633
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 10:04:00 PM »
Thank you Louis for the help  :)


  :campfire:
The American system of democracy will prevail until that moment when politicians discover that they can bribe the electorate with their own money

Online fujimo

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3543
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:31:00 PM »
sorry Kip, for seeing this only after you have returned from africa- but thought i might just answetr anyway- for the benefit of others.
i assumne you are hunting in winter( hunting is available all year round in africa).
but nothing beats the asat leafy suits. i am originally from natal, in S.A. and i took calgary chef back there hunting- check out his thread "40 days in africa" (i think!!)
look at all the natural colours on the game there, and believe me they hide pretty well!!- look at the dirt and the tree trunks- thats where you are gonna be hiding. besides all the acacias etc lose their leaves- not too much bright green moss and green oak leaves around in the semi-arid bushveldt.the asat is on a mesh backing wich helps with ventilation too - the asat is the best- without a doubt!!- personal experience.

Offline za_boy

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 46
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 05:16:00 AM »
+1 on the ASAT all year round in all bush conditions for South Africa.
Pronghorn takedown 55@28"
A&H ACS takedown 50@28" on order

Offline LBshooter2

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 130
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 07:29:00 PM »
ASAT
Barta Bow 50lb @ 28
Bear Kodiak Hunter 50@28
Bear Grizzly 45lb @ 28
Bear Grizzly 50 lb
Joe Walsh Custom LB 52@27
Byron ferguson safari, 66 in 59@28
Predator 55@28
Black Widow SA2 51@28

Offline calgarychef

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 1196
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2012, 04:59:00 AM »
I just saw this one too, ASAT all the way.  Actually the only place I've been let down by the colours was in Scotland during the green season.  I was sitting down in the bush once with Fujimoto and he was avout 15 yards away and of course I knew exactly where he was but darned if I could actually see him, asat is that good.

Online fujimo

  • Trad Bowhunter
  • **
  • Posts: 3543
Re: Leafy Suit choice for KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 08:09:00 PM »
i know the colour thing seems a worry (it is always a worry to me too!!) - especially when one is in the moister climes-and hence greener shrubbery.
however, besides the good colours on the asat pattern, i honestly believe the pattern combined with the "leafy" effect actually breaks up the human profile-and creates an unrecognisable shape.
last weekend i shot a blacktail at 6 yards standing with my back against a luminious green 10' high young hemlok tree, and nothing in front of me.when the buck got broadside i started my draw slowly- he stopped and looked at me with his head bobbing and peering curiously at me- but he couldnt figure out what i was.
so i swear by the ASAT.
i would however love to see them increase their product range a bit- with camo nets etc.
wayne

Users currently browsing this topic:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
 

Contact Us | Trad Gang.com © | User Agreement

Copyright 2003 thru 2019 ~ Trad Gang.com ©