Floating Hide II Combo

(3 customer reviews)

Inflatable floating hides are a unique way to explore the lakes and ponds and get a close look at the waterfowl that is living there.

For the second generation Floating Hide we started all over again but put all our knowledge on the table.

  • We would like to have it lighter and smaller
  • We would like to have a lower mounting plate
  • We would like to keep the travel ability of the original FH
  • Furthermore: it must be as stable and sturdy and reliable as the original.

By using modern techniques like 3D-printing for complex parts, lightweight alloy for the ‘bridge’ and a much lighter construction for the floats we were able to get the total weight down to 5.3 kilograms. It is easy to attach all kinds of accessories to suit your needs for photographing waterfowl in shallow water or in deeper ponds. More info at our FAQ-page


Air pump

A high volume air pump for floating hide.  5 liter per stroke. Quick inflating / deflating. Special valve used in rafts. It can also pump in reversed direction to quickly (and fully) deflate the floating hide which can be useful for packing.

Slider for Floating Hide II

This slider is mainly an add-on for the Floating Hide. The purpose of this custom made 35cm long slider is to make it possible to position your camera back and forth at exactly the right spot. We thought it would be a good idea to make the positioning for the camera/lens combination more flexible.

Included in the package are two mounting screws to fix the slider to the main board of the Floating Hide and a simple manual. You have to drill two holes in the mounting board to accommodate the slider - an easy job if you follow the instructions. On top of the slider, you can mount any ballhead or gimbal or our new FlexShooter ballhead.

Additional Information

Weight 5.3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 60 cm

3 reviews for Floating Hide II Combo

  1. Jens Söderlund (verified owner)

    I have used it for about a month and a half and I am loving it. I find it very easy to manoeuvre and hold steady even when you’re not standing on the bottom of the lake or creek. Of course, it takes a little more effort when you have to tread water, but it works fine. I have taken pictures of Sandpipers and Kingfishers and you don’t scare them at all. And if you don’t scare them you don’t disturb them. I have seen a lot of amazing things and taking a lot of great pictures.

  2. Sabine Schroll (verified owner)

    I have since about 2 weeks and love it already! The learning curve is steep and the perspective so fantastic. Kingfishers made their cleaning splashes only a half meter beside the hide. Setup is easy and quite fast.
    If you want to increase the madness from sitting squeezed in a small tent then go for the hide in the cold water! Absolutely worth it even without photos the experience is awesome.

  3. John W Gerlach

    I have been using it this spring of 2020. Doing my part to social distance from others is easy in this floating hide as there is never anyone else out their among the waterfowl. It is awesome and so easy to use. I regularly have wild birds swim within 15 feet of me, and the white pelicans swim over and peer into my lens from only feet away. This is the best way I know of for photographing birds, something I have been doing full-time for 4 decades.

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1x Floating Hide bag with logo
2x Black poles with inflatable floats
4x Webbing closed webbing straps
1x Splash cover
1x Zipper pouch
2x Tripod screw ¾”
1x Hex key
2x Salt resistant Neoprene O-ring
1x Plastic reducer
4x Tube supports
1x Plate for camera mounting
6x Tubes (500 mm)

1x Tent bag
1x Tent
2x Pre curved: Aluminum tent poles