The Down and Out Warrior Hunting Blind
Do you like the utility of pop-up blinds but have a love-hate relationship with them? Sure, they’re portable, roomy, and blend in well with the landscape. However, there are also cons such as fading, failing rods and zippers, and wind-flap.
Down and Out Hunting Blinds offer all of the positives without the pitfalls mentioned above. Their newest ground blind offers patented BlindFold technology, which allows the structure to be assembled in less than five minutes. And this is no embellishment. As opposed to pop-up (tent-like) blinds, it’s a rigid structure, able to withstand harsh weather, including snow. Its six panels are each attached to a stout, powder-coated aluminum frame that’s lightweight enough for easy maneuvering and setup.
Archery Ground Attack
Avid bowhunters are always looking for good reliable ground hunting solutions, and the Down and Out Warrior blind fits the bill with five of the six sides having 13×25-inch vertical windows and a 23×14-inch horizontal window. As such, both vertical and horizontal bows are accommodated.
Is stealth concealment what you want? Check. The windows function on a whisper-quiet elastic cord-and-clip system, and the oversized door panel is fitted with a silent magnetic closure. Combine that with roomy 360–degree visibility and DarkOut black interior; this is a bowhunter’s dream.
Each 9” x 25” vertical bow window provides an option to shoot-through mesh or peels open the magnetic closures with complete silence.
If you’re a ground-dwelling archery hunter, the Warrior may be the ticket. The strong and seamless design is an innovative alternative for any “run-and-gun” bowhunter. Conversely, unlike typical pop-up blinds, they are sturdily made to be left out all season for turkeys or big game. It’s spacious 72” diameter means unobstructed bow drawing and room for a fellow hunter.
If you’re a gun or crossbow hunter, no problem. Each 15”x14” window has an integrated, stable shooting rest that is a part of the powder-coated aluminum frame.
As part of the GSM Outdoors family, the Down and Out Warrior blind is in good company with such popular product brands as New Archery Products (NAP), Stealth Cam, and Big Game Tree Stands, and Hawk, to name a few. It is now part of the Hawk line of stands and blinds. Spacious, portable, stout, and covert – this one has it all. If you want to take your bowhunting game to a new level, you’ll want to consider this revolutionary ground hunting option.
- BlindFold folding panel design – No hubs. No Rods. No Hassles
- Two-minute setup; one-minute takedown
- Patented six-panel folding design
- Complete No tool assembly
- Heavy-duty EZ-Fit case with handles and shoulder strap
- All-steel stakes (included) — fit through integrated stake holders or straps
- Full-size (wheelchair accessible) 35″ x 60” magnetic door for silent, easy access
- Full 360° viewing and shooting – Bow, crossbow, and gun
- 9” x 25” vertical shooting windows are ideal for bowhunters (6 sides)
- 5” x 14” horizontal shooting windows with built-in gun rails for rifle hunters (6 sides)
- DarkOut all-black interior
- Fully replaceable panels and windows
- Ultra-sturdy, powder-coated all-aluminum frame
- Premium, over-engineered full-length HardCore panel hinges for long-lasting durability
- Heavy-duty 600 denier No-Shine Cordura fabric resists water and fading
- Heavy-duty roof struts allow All-Season Roof to support a snow load
- Magnetized windows and door are super quiet – No zippers or Velcro.
- The outer windows are camo shoot-through mesh.
- Industrial-strength Fumble-Free elastic cord/clip system for silent fabric window operation
- Magnetic closures on shoot-through mesh windows are silent
- Stable gun rail/shooting rest at each of the five rifle ports.
Key Features: Down and Out Warrior Blind
- Panel dimensions: 35” x 61”
- Blind diameter: 72”
- Height at peak: 76”
- Door dimensions: 35” x 60”
- Window dimensions: Gun/Crossbow – 15”w x 14”h; Bow – 9”w x 25”h
- Weight: 61 lbs.
- Compatible with the Down & Out Custom Accessory Hanger
Based in Texas, Jerald Kopp is President of 1st Light Hunting Journal. His articles cover a variety of topics about hunting and the outdoor lifestyle. Jerald is an avid outdoorsman with deer hunting and whitetails being by far his greatest passion. He was introduced to hunting and fishing at an early age and has been enjoying it for 40+ years. In 2005, he established the Empowerment Outfitter Network (EON) – a faith-based non-profit organization that provides hunting opportunities for disabled and terminally-ill children and youth. When not hunting, he spends his time traveling and enjoying life with Amy, his wife of over 30 years. Jerald and Amy have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.