Wildlife Watching Supplies C30.1 Dome Hide (large)
The snappily named C30.1 tent hide has the same footprint as the Simon King hide, and though it’s 15cm lower, it is noticeably lighter, at 3.3kg. There’s enough room to sit in a chair and easily swing your camera between the three windows, with the extra-large 55x28cm netted front opening being large enough for panning.
Set-up is a breeze if you’re already handy with tents, as just two flexi-poles hold the structure upright. There’s no groundsheet to worry about, so when the birdie has his back turned, you could pick the hide up from within and sneak closer.
At 60x25x14cm packed, it’s not the most compact cover, and the large assembled size could make it a struggle to slot into dense woodland. It’s also a pity that a ground-level window costs extra, but we like the five realistic camouflage options, with those suited to wetter climates being rain-resistant.
All the space you could want, with plenty of openings for your camera; relatively light Cons
Bulky when on the go; no low-level window as standard; most expensive hide here We say
A great option, but pricey when compared to the Simon King hide Overall score