February 17th, 2010, 10:27 PM
New Ground Blind Review
My wonderful wife got me a great valentines gift this year: a new ground blind. I had found one called the Killzone 360 at
which was only $119 dollars (compared to $200 plus for equivalents from BPS, etc) with free shipping!
We received it four days after we ordered it (great for free shipping) and it literally took 50 seconds from the time I cut the tape on the box until it was fully set up in our living room. This sucker is big! I am 6'3" and I could almost stand up inside. The sides and top pop out with web strap handles (which could also be used as anchors to trees, etc. for heavy winds. It has shoot through mesh and a camo backing on the mesh wich is held up by a silent bungie and plastic s hook system and each side panel of the mesh backing is helt together with silent magnets. The shoot through mesh is zipped on and the zipper makes a slight noise when moved quickly but it silent when opened or closed slowly.
It also has removable top vents on two of the four sides but does not have a bottom.
I will try to post some pictures if y'all are interested.
February 18th, 2010, 12:03 AM
Still waiting on video to upload, but here are some pictures.
Stand in bag
Out of bag and laying in the floor
February 18th, 2010, 12:06 AM
Step 4: (popping out the sides)
With the mesh pulled forward and the backing down (Mesh comes all the way out, just left it hanging there for the pic)
Attachment system for mesh and backing
February 18th, 2010, 12:07 AM
For height reference (I am 6'3")
Places to weave in cover
February 18th, 2010, 01:26 AM
Video of breakdown and pack up in under 1 minute.
February 18th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Looks good, the video is even better. Does it seem like it's pretty well made.
February 18th, 2010, 02:26 AM
Yup. Obviously, I haven't taken it out in the field yet but It seems sturdy and seems like someone put a good amount of thought into the fit and finish. Materials aren't flimsy like an old surplus poncho or anything.
I was VERY happy ofr the money.
February 18th, 2010, 03:56 PM
What is the sheen like on this? Is is shiny or dull?
I am considering one. I am 6'4" and was wondering if the windows are a good height for shooting out of when seated.
February 18th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Shot out of it today (sitting in a collapsible bag chair- I am 6'3") windows are perfect height top of window is above eye level and bottom of window is above your lap when sitting down. I could shoot basically any angle I wanted to out of the blind. There really isn't any sheen to the fabric. It is much thinker than poncho or tarp material. Somewhere between the thickness of that and canvas. Texture of the material is kind of the same as canvas.
Also I filled a 5 gallon bucket 3/4s full and kind of threw it over the top. No water leakage.
It really seems like it will hold up for the long haul and opening and closing windows etc are dead silen. I couldn't recommend it enough.
February 19th, 2010, 08:51 AM
Thanks for all the informatin, I will be buying one of these in the next month or two.
February 19th, 2010, 02:42 PM
How much was shipping on that?
February 19th, 2010, 03:43 PM
February 19th, 2010, 03:44 PM
only took about 3 days to get here too
February 19th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Cool. That might be something we look into pending we decide the 72 inch diameter will work good enough. It should though, we normally like to have one that is 75 or bigger but I would think that one would be enough.
Originally Posted by Plyr58
I do like the pretty open windows there doesn't seem to be very much as far as blind spots for filming.
February 19th, 2010, 04:45 PM
I can set it back up and take some more pictures from inside if you need me too, but basically, the windows can be totally opened on three sides and most of the way on the side with the door.
February 19th, 2010, 04:46 PM
also, as you can tell, I am a big boy and we fit two guys my size in there no problem. 3 with bow might be a little much, but could definitely be done. Since the sides kind of slope out a little in the middle where the support braces meet it makes it a little more roomy.
February 20th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Yeah if you wouldn't mind some pics from the inside would be nice.
I just had a little issue with one blind last season and a blind spot while filming.
February 20th, 2010, 12:59 PM
ill try to get some later on today for ya
February 20th, 2010, 06:03 PM
February 20th, 2010, 06:04 PM
February 20th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Thanks for the new pics and posting some other pics and info about the blind.
I showed it to my dad and he seemed pretty interested too. I will let you know if we decide to get one.
February 21st, 2010, 11:13 AM
It is definately a great price. My only concern is that the material does look shiny from the pictures??
Exo Mountain Backpacks
February 21st, 2010, 01:31 PM
It really isn't shiny. There is a little sheen to it because of the material it is made out of, but it appears to be woven rather than a sheet of material so the sheen isn't bad. I haven't seen any other blind from any of the big manufacturers that was less shiny than this one.
Originally Posted by Hammer0419
February 21st, 2010, 07:19 PM
Exo Mountain Backpacks
March 6th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Been thinking about one of these (or may the popup version).
Curious about the weight?
After having DB and Ameristep blinds I'd like something lighter to pack.
Also, does the window shade slide up/down?
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