Rated 4 out of 5 by WesternNYHunter Stowaway Hunters Blind
I got this blind and set it up in the living room a few times before taking to the woods. I find the blind a bit unwieldy, but not difficult to set up in the field. I can assemble it from a seated position. It will move slightly in the wind and staking may be necessary. But, so far it hasn?t been a problem. I agree that it?s somewhat overpriced. I?d like to see additional magnets put elsewhere on the blind to hold the window flaps when open. The bag for the stakes is brown, making it easy to misplace in the leaves - a bright color may be a better option. Stowing the blind back into the bag is a bit tricky but not impossible. I?ve been using my blind on a frequent basis for deer and turkeys. No success yet, but it?s just what I wanted for my purposes.
November 21, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Zenwar Stowaway Blind
Pros: Shock corded poles work. Although heavier than expected, still portable with other gear.
Cons: Purchased this item based on a review/recommendation of a national outdoor publication. I don't know what they were thinking--the item is much flimsier than expected, is unstable (won't erect and stay erected), is so lightweight that it will move (and right much) unless staked down (instuctions say you can stake it down if you choose--in my view it will be absolutely required), the instructions are hard to work through, and the item is way overpriced compared to similar items. Also hard to repack. I would stay away from it.
October 5, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Marmota Lightweight ground blind
I bought this for hunting from the ground for turkeys and deer with my kids. I have not used it in the field yet, but I can say it is very light, compact, plenty big enough for two hunters, and is easy to set up. The fabric and pole system are reminiscent of a quality mountain tent. The brush straps and magnetic window closures are nice features. However, the fabric is a little shiny, and it remains to be seen how it will hold up to wind. If it does not flap or blow over in a strong wind, then I would give it five stars.
October 5, 2011