“I just received my brand new Sniper Ghillie Suit and it has stains on the inside.”
Though it appears that the Sniper Ghillie Suit has stains on the inside, rest assured that it is not a “used suit”. What you are actually seeing is the dye that has been applied to the outside of the suit.
The way the Sniper Ghillie Suit is manufactured is to sew the just fiber to the BDU jacket. Sound simple at first, but its actually pretty clever. Its not actually Jute fiber that is being sewn to the jacket it is a thin band of burlap cloth with long thread left on one end. Imagine burlap cloth being woven on a loom, there are fibers running lengthwise as you would expect, but the cross-woven fibers are only woven for about an inch. You are left with an inch of cloth and several inches of jute fiber that can now be sewn to the BDU jacket.
Now that I have complicated that enough, I can move on and explain the stains. Considering all of the ghillie suit patterns, and that each pattern is a mix of several different colors in varying ratios it would be very expensive and time consuming to change all of the spools in the loom and store large quantities of pre-woven cloth. Instead, a neutral or base color cloth is woven and stocked. When a ghillie suit is made, that cloth is sewn to the jacket and pants and the liquid dye is applied. What you see on the inside of the jacket is a natural byproduct of the manufacturing process.
Paintball puts some serious demands on your Ghillie Suit. I have never been hunting and had to sprint 200 yards through the woods, dive behind a tree and start shooting. Deer rarely require you to lay down a suppressing cover fire as you dash across a clearing. I have yet to find any big game species that fires back with a bucket of paint. But this is the reality of paintball.
So, when people ask me what Ghillie Suit to get for paintball, I tell them, these are the tings to consider. If you wear a helmet, or have a large mask, the Paintball Ghillie Suit is made with an extra large hood, though most Ghillie Suit hoods are big enough. Because of the comparatively fast pace of painball, I suggest a Jacket and pants set rather than a poncho; in a lot of cases, a Ghillie Jacket is enough. Probably the biggest consideration for paintball is cleaning your suit. For hunting I love a natural Just fiber suit, but for paintball I strongly recommend a synthetic or ultra light. is will handle rinsing better than a jute fiber suit and will retain is color better.