Floating Hide II Combo

(6 customer reviews)

$ 974.82

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. You can shoot really intimate images because you can get very close to the subject without disturbing them.

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 for maximum portability
  • We would like to have an even 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

estimated lead time 3 weeks or less

Bundle with:

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 FHII

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.

The slider comes with the special clamps for mounting it to the FHII tubes included. On top of the slider, you can mount any ballhead or gimbal or the FlexShooter head.

Additional Information

Weight 5.3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 60 cm

6 reviews for Floating Hide II Combo

  1. Geoffrey DESMETTRE

    C’est devenu ma maison secondaire. Pratique, léger, résistant. Je pratique beaucoup l’affût flottant en rivière et cet affut flottant est vraiment très très bien pensé.

  2. Agris (verified owner)

    Have been using the floating hide since summer 2019 with Canon 600/4 lens end 1Dx body. Great product: easy to carry to location, supports photographer if water is too deep to wade.

  3. Geoffrey DESMETTRE

    C’est un super produit bien fait
    Simple à mettre en œuvre, léger, discret. J’ai pu faire les photos au ras de l’eau comme je voulais.
    Couture de qualité ainsi que les matériaux. Bonne visibilité avec ces nombreuses ouvertures

    It’s a great product well done
    Simple to implement, light, discreet. I was able to take the photos at the water’s edge as I wanted.
    Quality sewing and materials. Good visibility with these many openings

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 tubes with inflatable floats
4x Webbing mounting straps
1x Splash cover
1x Zipper pouch
2x Tripod screw ¾”
2x Salt resistant Neoprene O-ring
1x Plastic reducer
4x Tube support plates
1x Plate for camera mounting
6x Alloy tubes (500 mm)

Tent
1x Tent bag
1x Tent
2x Pre curved aluminium tent poles