Wildlife Watching Supplies C33 Lightweight Bag Hide
£67/$84 wildlifewatchingsupplies.co.uk Granted, this isn’t the most sophisticated form of cover, but then wildlife isn’t too snobbish about style. What you get is a large yet lightweight and breathable fabric bag for you and your camera to nestle in or under. Whether you’re on a chair with a tripod, crouching, or even lying flat for ultimate stealth, this hide will have you covered.
There are two openings, one for your head, one for a lens, and when you’re ready to move on, it packs down small and weighs just 460g. It isn’t waterproof, but a thicker, rain-resistant version is available (£83/$104) if you’re happy to carry a bit more bulk.
It may not be ideal in the wet or for longer stints where the comfort of a self-supporting hide is hard to beat. However, this hide does a decent job of masking your outline and is just the ticket for occasional or spontaneous wildlife shoots.
Compact camouflage option that keeps both you and your gear under wraps Cons
Not ideal for longer shoots; this ultralight version isn’t waterproof We say
Great value and a must for the occasional wildlifephotographer’s kit bag Overall score