September 29, 2011
Camo Systems Netting: Blind Material That Lasts
By Phil Bourjaily
Camo Systems netting is the best camo blind material I have found. How good is it? It is so good I buy it at retail, which is the rarest compliment an outdoor writer * can bestow.
The ripstop, rubberized die-cut netting is more or less a civilian version of what is known as anti-aircraft netting at surplus stores. It comes in sheets sized as small as 43” x 9’ 10” for one or two person blinds up to giant 60’x 150’ pieces in case you want to hide a house.
The netting doesn’t shine, rustle (much), soak up water, rot or fall apart. And, it’s durable and it sheds burs. The reservoir I hunt is home to many varieties of cocklebur. Any other camo material I ever tried to use to hide my sneakboat, such as burlap or tyvek, wound up so sticker-encrusted, tangled, waterlogged and shredded that after two or three hunts I would have to throw it away. Not this netting, which I am currently readying for its third or fourth season. It is proof that if you spend enough to get the good stuff instead of buying cheap, you usually save money in the long run.
The “Flyway” pattern shown here (it comes in many patterns, including digital and some Mossy Oak and Realtree) blends in perfectly in marshy environments. Camounlimited.com
*Joke: Why don’t outdoor writers wear white boots?
Because no one gives them away.