10 Best Ground Blinds
Wouldn’t you like to increase your chances of having a successful hunt? We know that we would. However, if you’re like us, you probably don’t want to invest too much money in a tree stand, as they can be costly and hazardous to use.
That’s why we like to use ground blinds. It keeps our feet on the ground and provides a safe and effective way to remain unseen by whatever we’re am hunting, be it deer, bear, or turkeys.
However, not all ground blinds are created equally and picking one that has all the features you’ll need can be a daunting task. Luckily for you, all of the footwork has already been done to find the best ground blind.
This handy guide will show you what’s on the market and offer a review of the three best that were tested.
Top 10 Ground Blinds Comparison Table
|1. Barronett Blinds Big Cat Hunting Blind||70” Wide |
|2. Ameristep Care Taker Hub Blind-Realtree Xtra||69" Wide |
|3. Ameristep Evolved Ingenuity 1RX2S010 Hunting Doghouse Ground Blind, Camo Pattern, 60 x 60 x 66-In.||60” Shooting Wide |
|4. Ameristep Tent Chair Blind-Realtree Xtra||30” Wide |
|5. Primos Double Bull Deluxe Ground Blind, Truth Camo||60” Wide |
|6. LOOGU Custom Woodland Camo Netting Camping Military Hunting Camouflage Net||Multiple Sizes Available||$$||4.2|
|7. Primos 6093 Up-N-Down Stake Out Adj||12’ Wide |
23” to 36“ Tall
|8. Ameristep Brickhouse Blind||75” Wide |
|9. Primos Hunting The Club Ground Blind, Ground Swat Gray, X-Large||58” Wide |
|10. Big Game Treestands The Charger Blind||66" Wide |
66" Long x 64" Tall
Depending on what you are hunting, where you are hunting, and whom you are hunting with, there are a host of features to consider when trying to find the best ground blind for you.
- Type of Game. What kind of animal will you be hunting?
Depending on the kind of animal you are hunting, you’ll want to pick the right blind.
For instance, deer cannot see colors, but instead look to for disturbances in natural patters. Therefore, you’d need a blind that breaks up you silhouette.
Turkeys, on the other hand, can see colors, so you would need a blind that camouflages you or hides you from their site entirely.
- Habitat. What is the landscape that you’ll be using it in?
What does it need to look like? Will you be using it in the desert, a snowy mountain field, or a lush green forest? You should try and pick the blind that matches your terrain the most closely so that you have the best chance at staying hidden.
- Size. Will it fit you and all your equipment?
You want to make sure that you have the right blind for whatever size equipment you need to fit in it. Another thing to consider is if you will be sharing this blind with someone else during a hunt. It would be impossible to fit two people comfortably into a blind built for one and have it remain effective.
- Features. What do you need it to have?
You want to make sure that the rig you purchase has everything you deem necessary. Some things that you’ll want to consider are:
- Size of Entrance. You should try to pick a blind that is easy to get in and out of with your gear on.
- Ease of Use. If you are looking for a blind that you will put up and take down each time you are afield, you want one that is easy to use.
- Number of Windows. The best blind is one that has lots of ways for you to see and shoot in multiple directions.
- Material. Since the name of the game is concealment, you want something that is made with a quiet material that is unlikely to spook game if touched.
Top 3 Best Ground Blind Reviews
1. Barronett Blinds Big Cat Hunting Blind
This ground blind was found to be the best of the ones tested. It features a huge interior, which would allow its user to stand and move around from window to window in silence to assure you of the perfect shot. This large size also would allow for a group hunt.
It is very easy to set up. All you have to do is pop it up in your location and hunt! This ease of setup is accentuated by that fact that it is also easy to transport, meaning that you could start in one location in the morning and move to a different place in the afternoon.
Summary: While this was one of the most expensive units that was tested, its size and features make it the best ground blind available. It is easy to setup and take down, all while being easy to transport.
2. Ameristep Care Taker Hub Blind-Realtree Xtra
This blind is another good value. It was one of the cheapest blinds that was tested, and had a lot of great features. It is very easy to setup and transport.
However, what is probably its best feature is the 360 degree wrap around windows. This allows for the hunter to be able to see out of the corner of the blind, which might make the difference between a successful hunt and going home empty handed.
The fabric on the outside of the blind is also a plus. It is designed to keep out mosquitos, resist hot and cold, and absorb the hunters scent.
Summary: Even though this blind is priced as though it would not have lots of great features, this is not the case. It gives the user an easily transportable blind that has full view windows to make sure you get the perfect shot.
3. Ameristep Evolved Doghouse Ground Blind
The blind is very similar to those that we tested. It just is missing some of the fancier features of the other two. While it is easy to setup and transport, it is not overly spacious. In fact, this one of the smaller blinds that were tested.
Once it is setup, it does not provide quite as much of a full range of view as the other two blinds. Also, while the material that it is made with is water proof, it will not keep out insects or mask the hunter’s scent.
Summary: This is a no frills option for the solo hunter. It is solidly constructed, easy to transport and setup, and will provide a good value, just without some features offered by some other blinds.