I recently purchased a new hunting blind and was impressed with both the price and construction and wanted to share this info. with everyone. After a lot of research and consideration I have decided to go with Barronett Blinds-Grounder 250 blind. It is a 5 hub design and the setup and take down is unbelievably simple and quick.
Of course, if you are going to sit in a blind for any amount of time and be comfortable, you need a chair of some kind. My critera was for a light weight chair with a back support and I decided on the Alps Outdoors – Rhino Stool. It is a 3 legged chair and It only weighs 5lbs.
I had had been using a coil up blind but the new 5 hub design is a snap to set up and take down compared to that. You just pull on the tag at the center of each panel until it pops into place. Pop the roof into place and your ready to go! It only takes a few seconds.
The blind has one large window on each side with a center vertical zipper that will allow you to just open the left or right half of each window.
One of the nicest features of this blind is its light weight! At only 14lbs. it is one of the lightest blinds you can get of comparable size. That is important when you consider all the other gear you will packing in along with the blind.
The blind has a lot of room inside and measures 59″ x 59″ square by 67″ high!
I was pretty impressed with both the price and construction and compares to other blinds that cost considerably more.
If you want more information on this blinds or are looking to purchase one, just click on the Amazon link below.
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UP DATE 3-32-13
I have gotten a few hunts under my belt with the Grounder Blind and have a few comments to add to the post that may help you.
So far the blind is performing well with no break-downs or failures. However, I am coming to realize two things that bother me about the blind. The first is that the windows are really to large. When fully zipped down the window openings are really large and let a little to much light into the blind. You can over come the issue by leaving the outside mesh zipped at the top and pulling the Velcro attachment away from the sill at the bottom and folding it up. You will need some small clips or cloths pins to hold it at the right height but it works well and makes a big difference!
The second is that the window sills are just a bit to high. If you are a short person say 5’6″ or so and sit in a 16-17″ high chair it feels like you are almost eye lever to the sill if you sit back in the chair. I have the 3 leg rhino chair that is about 20 inches high so that fixes the problem for the most part. When videoing or shooting I have to sit out at the edge of the chair and very upright. You will have to be very careful if shooting a bow that you do not catch the edge of the blind.
That said, I still think you get more blind for the money compared to most other manufacturers and it has a lot of room. I guided a pair of hog hunter recently and these were big boys! We all fit in the blind without to much trouble.