Is the H.E.C.S. Suit for real or a stab at science fiction ?
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H.E.C.S. is the revolutionary and only technology available that blocks your energy, preventing those creatures from sensing your presence. But is the H.E.C.S. suit the best hunting gear ever, or a hoax? Let’s take a look!
I will be honest with you and tell you that at the beginning of this test and review, I don’t believe a word of it when it comes to the crazy claims that this suit blocks your electromagnetic field and makes you invisible to wild life! But we will check it out and see where it leads!
H.E.C.S. uses a carbon fiber conductive mesh that is integrated into garments which, when you wear them, create a Faraday Cage effect that keeps your electrical energy field from getting out, and being sensed by Wildlife. Or at least that is the claim!
We will look a little deeper into the claims , and technology with some real world testing and see where the H.E.C.S. suit lands , Will it be in the realm of reality, or just another absurd marketing plow to separate your money from your wallet?
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Will the arguments about the H.E.C.S. Suit be as strong as those about camo?
If you polled 100 hunters about the best hunting gear, the chances you would get 100 different answers would be quite possible. If you polled about Camo patterns you might get 4 evenly represented opinions out of 100 people.
Fact is that there is so many products and gear choices on the market, it makes you wonder how another camo pattern or next best idea ever could possibly ever get traction ! But new products and services pop up in the hunting industry all the time and do well .
Among these newer items is one that I almost bought as a novelty. Actually my son bought it for me as a gift. I wanted it as a camo conversation piece and since you have a choice between Realtree and Mossy oak it would be another good camo outfit after I got a few laughs out of it. But wait a minute ! After I opened the fancy packaging and looked it over, I decided to give it a try and see if there was anything to its claims of effectiveness .
In steps the story of the H.E.C.S. Suit !
The reluctant H.E.C.S. test
The package was opened and the camo pants, shirt, and face mask removed twice and then put back in the package before I ever decided to actually try it out. It looks good, that’s not the issue. I was scared someone would see me and figure out what I’m doing and call the men in the white coats to come get me! But after a while and on a boring late winter day I decided to give it a try. I put the suit on and backed out again.
The suit stayed in my plastic tote with my other hunting clothes for another month. It was thin and I thought it would be a good camo outfit for turkey season and early deer season here in the south. But my curiosity finally go the best of me on a mid February day and I put the suit on again. This time I actually walked out of the house with it on !
As I walked across my back yard and crossed the creek I thought debunking the claims would be a good article for my website ! You see H.E.C.S. stands for human energy concealment system. It is supposed to hide your electrical field from game by the use of the Faraday cage principle that is commonly used in microwave doors to protect us from potentially dangerous microwaves. By blocking your electrical energy field it is supposed to cloak you from the “6th sense” of wildlife. STOP ! Don’t call the white coats yet! Let me finish.
The first test
I got to the area where I had planned to put a turkey blind around 4:30 in the afternoon. I figured 2 hours later I would be started on my article explaining why the H.E.C.S. suit is a complete hoax .
I sat near the base of my ladder stand and pulled my phone out so I could text my wife and tell her what I was doing. Just as I started typing 2 squirrels ran down a tree near me in a barber pole pattern. They were really raising a fuss ! I figured they saw me and were upset at a 6’4″ man in his 40s sitting on the ground in a rediculous suit.
But they didn’t stop at the bottom of the tree. They ran straight towards me and one of them ran across my leg, and into the woods they went . While I was surprised, I’ve had squirrels get close enough to touch before, so I figured that doesn’t prove anything. That was the only close wildlife I saw other than a few birds that afternoon. So I went home .
Did I temporarily lose my mind ?
The next Saturday we were to help my sister and her family move into their new house about noon. When I got up from bed I put the crazy suit on and hurried back to my spot in the woods to put my blind up because it was only a few weeks until turkey season kicked off, I hurried to get the blind up and staked out because I had to go to my sister’s house to carry furniture. I Put my chair inside and sat down. And waited .
About 10:30 I started thinking about calling it a day after watching crows and a few cardinals play around and the usual squirrel sightings. It was nearly time to be a mover for the day!
I looked to the left and right and even stuck my head out the window, nothing. Then I unzipped the door and stepped out. About 25 yards up the hill behind the blind was a doe ! Busted I thought! She looked at me and took off ! But she only went about 10 yards and turned and looked at me.
Moving her head back and forth she just stood there for about 30 seconds and then went back to browsing the ground! Holy cow ! What’s up with this crazy deer I thought.She would occasionally look my way,but never ran or acted spooked.
Then I started walking. She stopped, raised her head and looked at me, but again didn’t run! As I turned and walked away, she did the same. We walked away from each other at about the same speed.
I convinced myself that this doesn’t, mean anything. I’ve had deer close before too. Then along came the 2017 turkey season. I hunted the first few times with no luck . I could get a few birds close, but that was it. So I decided to put that suit on for the last 2 weeks of hunts. I was only gonna get to hunt a coupe of days because of work and other commitments. That’s when my thoughts began to change!
Wow what a day !
I grabbed my shotgun and started the long 100 yard walk to my turkey blind. I pulled out the old school wing bone call a friend had given me and settled in. I planned on sitting there as long as possible to both get as much opportunity to take a gobbler and test this suit. To be honest I was nowhere near convinced and was about to just use it as a thin early season deer suit. Then the day that changed my mind !
I sat for a couple of hours and had a couple of turkeys gobble in the distance, but they didn’t come in. Then a couple of hours of absolutely nothing . I decided to hang it up and leaned my shotgun up in the corner to pull off my head net. Then I heard rustling in the leaves and PURT !
There was a hen turkey right beside my blind ! Within 3 feet even ! I froze. She came in front of the blind and kept scratching the ground.
Then movement off to my right at 10 yards. Another hen stepped out from a mangle of Muscadine vines, and walked toward the blind. It wasn’t 2 minutes before there were 6 turkeys right in front of my blind, and a couple came close enough to touch the blind.
I kept scanning the woods with only my eyes to avoid movement that might spook them.
Right then left and repeat. No redheads anywhere. I eased my phone up to the window to take a picture and the hens bolted. I suppose they saw the glare of the phone.
After a few minutes 2 of the hens came back as close as ever. Not feeling like I was gonna see a shooter I very slowly eased my head net back on and propped my arms on the window seal of the blind.
I kept experimenting until I had my chin resting on my arms and my head outside the window. The hens looked dead at me 10-20 times and never went on alert. I was amazed !
Some of you probably read this blog thinking I was gonna tell you some crazy story about riding a 12 point buck through the woods and the deer never saw me. But this site is about honesty.
And anyone who turkey hunts will understand that things like what happened in that blind are unusual to say the least ! But still doesn’t prove a thing.
I was half way convinced that the suit might be the reason for these crazy things happening, Or maybe it’s just coincidence. I gathered my eqipment and I walked out of the woods towards home.
As I approached my house I could see my chocolate lab CoCo was in the back yard. I came through the woods and slowed and watched her . She always barks and goes crazy when she sees me coming out of the woods because to be honest, she’s daddy’s girl !
She looked my way a couple of times but never indicated that she was aware I was there ! If you knew my relationship with my CoCo you would know that this is even more unusual than the episode with the turkeys !
So do I believe ?
I will say that I am looking forward to the coming deer season! I want to see what happens when I am in a hunting situation in my Summit Goliath!
If the results I saw on the ground were any indication, hunting out of a stand 30 feet up should be amazing!
If I can have these types of results while not taking it seriously, I want to see how the results are with my bow in my hands ! And can you imagine what possibilities are when I am looking at old big boy through my Vortex Scope!
I’m not ready to tell you that you will be completely invisible to game and animals. But I can tell you that this suit does something I don’t understand. The animals I interacted with knew I was there but weren’t scared !
It’s kind of like they didn’t know what I was. I am looking forward to the next deer season so I can really test the H.E.C.S. suit ! But right now, I really think that there is something very special about that suit!
As someone who is a doubter on most products in the hunting industry, I will admit that the H.E.C.S. suit HAS MY ATTENTION! It sounds crazy, but In thought the same thing about the Illusion Extinguisher game call too when It came out! I was wrong there as well! What I thought was just another noise tube, has really gotten my attention and proven it’s self!
So if I were just telling you this to get you to click the link, this blog may have contained more elaborate details and untruths to get you to buy from my affiliate link. But all I can say is that this product may actually be the game changer that the H.E.C.S. people claim it is ! I’m gonna continue to test it and use it,because there’s something special about it!
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