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Old 09-16-2018, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Durable pop up blind?

I'm tired of buying Ameristep and other cheap blinds only to have the fabric rip or poles break in the first season. I know Double Bull blinds used to be made of a heavy duty canvas like material, but maybe not all of them now? What pop up blinds do you guys use that can withstand a rough season in the Texas hill country being left out in the field from say August to January or so?

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Old 09-16-2018, 10:27 PM   #2
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Rhino blinds work for me
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:47 PM   #3
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Luke, I'm wondering the same thing.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:47 PM   #4
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With proper care, my Browning Phantom has lasted years.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:48 PM   #5
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Rhino blinds work for me
I don't leave my Rhino blind out all the time, but mine has lasted me a long time. Plenty durable imo.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:59 PM   #6
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My gander mountain deluxe popup is going on its 3rd season. It sits out from September through January. No rips, doesn't even leak in the rain.

Unfortunately, probably going to be hard to find one haha. I have seen the barronett blinds hold up well.

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:05 PM   #7
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My main criteria is heavy duty cloth, not that thin coated nylon.

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:38 PM   #8
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I just put up my Rhino Deception blind today. Plenty impressed.

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:41 PM   #9
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Txfireguy, I purchased this blind from Sportsmansguide. It has the thick cloth. I paid $116. Very impressed.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:45 PM   #10
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Rhino is a good blind. it lasted 3 years in direct sunlight before it finally collapsed, baronett doesn’t seem bad either. I got one that’s on its second year and it hasn’t faded much, but it’s in the shade and doesn’t really get direct sunlight for long
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:16 AM   #11
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My cheap Barnett Ground Pounder is on it's 4th season and I've left it out pretty much the whole time and is just now fading. Other than that it's in great shape.

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:31 AM   #12
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Xenex is a pretty awesome blind !
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:33 AM   #13
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Txfireguy, I purchased this blind from Sportsmansguide. It has the thick cloth. I paid $116. Very impressed.
They sold out of these but yeah they are great blinds as well
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:39 AM   #14
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Roger's Sporting Goods has a lot of their blinds on sale. A lot are sold out. I bought one of the Primos. Figured I would try it out.

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https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/...nd-blinds.html
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:34 AM   #15
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My double Bull lasted over ten years. The panhandle winds finally took it out last year.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:48 AM   #16
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Bought a double bull last year, thick material and has warranty.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:17 AM   #17
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I have two DoubleBulls with heavy fabric. Both less than three years old but both had issues with the hubs popping the poles out . Primos improved the design after I bought first one and cheerfully shipped replacements. Having said that, I’m hunting in east Texas where wind and sunlight not as big an issue in thick forests and shade. If you don’t have west Texas wind or southwest Texas sun I’d buy the cheaper Ameristep Brick house blinds or similar for 1/3 cost of Doublebull and throw them away at end of season.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:28 AM   #18
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I have been getting Amristep from Bass Pro lately. This will be first year to try it out. Bought the Gearguard 2 year warranty because the sales associate said it would replace any blind that rips or poles break. Hope thatís true & hope the blind lasts. We leave ours our all year because we also hunt exotics. Have used Primos XL Club blinds in past with fairly good results. Went Ameristep because of sale price.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:51 AM   #19
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Another blind that is made out of good material is the Primos Double xxl Ground swat grey Rogers has them on sale for 124 they are good blinds for the money
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:43 AM   #20
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Xenek or Double Bull.

I really like my Xenek.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:55 AM   #21
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I bought an Ameristep before the season last year. Has been out all season and still in good shape. I have put water & solar proofing on it and it still looks good.
This is my second Ameristep and the other one lasted 2 years after moving it several times. Here is my current setup:
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:59 AM   #22
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Forgot to mention I paid $159 for this blind at Cabelas
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:03 AM   #23
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If you look on eBay you might be able to find an Ameristep Carnivore. Dang good blind for the price. Thick material, with silent window feature. Does have the zipper back door which I prefer.

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:34 AM   #24
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Another vote for the Double Bull. They are on sale right now for $250 and a $75 rebate. Not bad for a blind that retailed for almost $500 not long ago... I ordered 1 the other day and it is the heaviest fabric I have seen. The backing on the fabric is super thick also. Set it up this past Saturday to be ready for the opener.
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:58 AM   #25
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I am going to order that Primos Double Bull blind from Rodgers I think. $249.00 with a $75.00 rebate. I bought a Barronet last year and it served it's purpose but didn't hold up the entire season.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:04 PM   #26
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Great price on the double bull.

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:09 PM   #27
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We have several of the Double Bulls and a couple by Primos after they bought them out. I wouldn't hesitate to by more from Primos. Especially at the $249 price I've seen.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:20 PM   #28
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Sounds like double bull it is. Where's are you guys finding them for $250?

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Old 09-17-2018, 02:40 PM   #29
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I personally would go with Rhino. I've had the Original DB and one after Primos bought them out. The Fabric on the Rhino is as good as the Original DB if not better and Primos DB fabric seamed a little thinner to me then the original fabric. I've had my Rhino for 6 years now, 1 year in the South Texas sun and the rest of the time it's been in the shade but has gone through several floods and is still good if it makes it through our current flood and it should since it probably wont be in more then 1' of water. I can't believe it survived the flood after Harvey since the water was at least 2 ft over the top of it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:52 PM   #30
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Barronett...Dicks/ Field and Stream carry them on the shelf. $199ish
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