The Rig’em Right HydeOut XL has been in our hands for almost six months. We had the opportunity to use it in turkey and deer season as well as a couple of trips out photographing and scouting. The ability to see through this blind as well as the GORE® OPTIFADE® Subalpine pattern on this blind makes it one a pretty cool addition to our tool set.
The Rig’Em Right blind has a 360 degree view which is an advantage to help you see through the blind in all directions. It does require you to keep your movements to a minimum and your lights and cell phones reduced during the low light of early morning, otherwise you will get picked off quickly in dark conditions. After sunrise, you are more than okay to break out your cell phone. With the entire blind covered in Sitka Optifade you can keep your camo clothing on and ignore the black hoodie you have been wearing with other blinds. Even the case is covered in Optifade so you can stash it pit pf sight.
The blind has silent entry and clips for all of the windows. You can roll the windows up and use them to get shots all the way around the blind. The windows are large which is great but in high winds it has the tendency to turn the blind into a bit of a wind sail. We use Orange Screws to keep the blind on the ground in severe wind and we were able to secure the blind in winds well over 20 mph sustained during our Spring turkey hunt. It was an adventure and when the winds gusted up over 40 mph we decided to pull up the stakes and get out of the wind. We knew the turkeys were not coming into the open and our day was done.
One of the issues with most blinds is the blind bag. This is one of the areas where Rig’Em Right has knocked it out of the park. It comes in a bigger than average blind bag and the backpack straps make it easy to carry in with padded shoulder straps. The blind itself comes with straps to add in sticks, twigs and grasses to the blind to color it all in. The heavy duty steel tent stakes can be tossed in the trash and replaced with small Orange Screws.
Like with any blind, keep your voice down and your movements slow and relaxed and you will maximize success. This blind is easy to brush in and hunt with and most importantly see out of which is important to us especially when taking young hunters into the field.
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