|Dimensions||110 × 210 × 80 cm|
The Wetland hide his designed with the feedback in mind of photographers as Floris Smeets, Markus Varesvuo, Sergey Gorshov, Tuomas Heinonen and our own experiences in the field.
The Wetland Hide was built as an experiment and tested through the winter of 2018 and 2019. We have collected all the feedback and in the fall of 2020, we will offer a redesigned and optimized version of the Wetland Hide. We have no fixed date yet and no fixed tech specs – so keep an eye on the site or our facebook page. You can preorder at no cost – we will ask to confirm your order when we are ready to start production.
The blind was invented for use on high-peat and other boggy areas and for use in wet forests and snowy areas like Dovrefjell or the Siberian taiga and tundra.
We designed the hide from bottom to top for use in wet areas, so the groundsheet is extremely durable PVC waterproof material with high walls to stay dry, even on very wet soil and with tripods and heavy lenses in mind. The groundsheet has walls from 10-14 cm high and is separately fixed to the hides’ inside with side-release buckles to give you the possibility to use the hide without a groundsheet in summer periods or exchange it for a lightweight and compact summer groundsheet (will be separately available).
You can use 2 to 3 camera’s in different positions on all sides, a camera low, a camera high on each side through the zipper entries – The entry is a U-construction with four runners – on the front and in the back. On both sides you a zip with two runners allowing to place a camera as well. Little windows to look through.
The Wetland tent is not 100% waterproof. We use a very high water repellent material, specially developed for military use. Due to the number of seams, zippers, windows, we could not make the tent totally waterproof. On the bright side: the tent is much more comfortable than a nylon tent would be.
You can sleep and stay for some days in the Wetland Photo Hide, as this was one of the requests when you are shooting pictures of Capercaillie. The Wetland hide gives enough space to a photographer with his sleeping bag, camera gear and even cooking gear to spent several days in the field.
High-quality aluminium poles are used for durability and extra tent pegs are included for wet ground and redesigned stabilisation triangles to fix the hide under difficult conditions. The triangles can be fixed around trees but can also be loaded with rocks.
On the sides of the Wetland photo hide, we have added pockets. Pockets that give you the possibility to fill them with sand, stones, rocks, to stabilise the hide on the beach, in the snow and other places where pitching a tent with pegs is difficult or impossible.
With all tent pegs, groundsheet, storm triangles – we end up around 10/12 kgs this figure will be adjusted in the coming period.
We reserve the rights to modify the information, and the product whenever needed. We are also not responsible for the wrong use of our product.