Simon King Ultimate Wildlife Hide
This beast boasts a 150cmsquare footprint and a maximum height of 165cm, so you’ll have no trouble getting comfy. Weighing in at 4.8kg and stowing in a bulky 70cm round pouch, it’s not overly portable, but it does sport some basic backpack straps to help lighten the load.
The pop-up design is similar to that of the CJ Wildlife hide, but in this case two poles also need to be inserted to prop up the roof, and there are optional pegs and guy lines – but you can still be inside in two minutes.
From there you’ll appreciate the large openings on all sides, three of which are set within even bigger 97cm-wide panoramic windows ideal for video panning. The front also gets a useful ground-level opening. Stealth is excellent, too, thanks to window nets, realistic camouflage patterning, and even some faux foliage that breaks up the roof outline.
Pros A doddle to set up; excellent camouflage; good range of viewing ports Cons Heavy on the go; large pop-up design is something of a handful to pack We say
For long stints out in the field when only a proper hide will do, this is superb Overall score