The Yowie is a lightweight Ghillie Base made from Noseeum mesh, which provides a highly breathable base with low water retention.
Featuring a double hood to reduce head movement signature, 550 Paracord grid and Elastic loops for local camouflage/scrim.
Twin 19mm Fastex closure at the front and two zippered chest and arm pockets for brass or small ancillary items.
Back Drape is removable for use as a pack hide or for lighter tasks where weight matters.
Hood, arm and chest tensioners.
The BuildBy: Jim C on 10 December 2018
I'll start off by confirming that I haven't purchased this particular base; however, for those budding trainees panelled for a Sniper Cse in an ARA Infantry Bn, the building of a Yowie is a milestone that you will never forget (much like a Jedi building their first lightsabre). I have managed to build a few of these over the years, either from issued DPCU field shirts, handmade ones from scratch and purchased off-the-shelf solutions. This product being offered by SORD is outstanding in design and function. Notably, the pocket locations, lightweight breathable material (very important in NQLD and NT), the attachment points for vegetation and other camouflage materials (strands of coloured hessian) and the two piece hood (kudos to SORD for that one). The detachable cape is also great in a sniper hide in either the forward wall of vegetation or camouflaging kit in the Admin area. If you are in need of a great base, I would highly recommend this one and I'm sure many others within the community would agree.
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