The Sportsman’s Condo are excellent products and Hunting Blinds HQ always have provided great customer service. Will buy again from here!!
Love it ,very easy to assemble, very nice hunting blind
I bought two of these and set them up, was so impressed that I bought two more. I built 8x10 platforms with decking planks so I'd be able to move around the assembly when bolting them together with less risk of falling and not having to work off of ladders. As suggested, I bolted in the windows before assembling, but before that I stood up the panels and spray painted them to match the surroundings (probably didn't matter to the deer, but I like my stands to blend in to the woods). After bolting them together I slid a cheap carpet under to seal off the planking seams before screwing the blind to the planking. This allowed for easy, quiet movement of a second hand office chair I put inside. I drilled a hole through the side to run a gas hose to a little buddy gas heater. I've been hunting steel ladder stands for 30 years in all weather, always liked to be out there in close connection to what is going on around me, but I'm telling you these stands are the nuts for midwest hunting with windy, cold, unpredictable weather. Won't be out in the rain, snow and wind any more. You can sit inside with pretty good visibility and just quietly lower the window when you see game, keep scent inside, although most of the time I leave the windows open to hear better, except when the wind is howling. You can hang hooks on the bolts that hold the sides together, for coats and possibles bags. Compare prices with other pre-assembled blinds, and figure out how you're going to get a premade blind up on a platform. These you can get up on your platform easily by section and put it together there; you really need two people to do it, but my wife and I easily assembled our blinds. Wait until the blind is fully assembled to screw the base flange to your platform, have to make sure the door functions properly. You might have to read and reread the door assembly instructions to get it right, but just take your time, everything is totally coordinated and properly pre-drilled, any problems were my fault for not reading instructions more carefully. All the necessary bolts and parts were there, with extras. We'll see how long they last, but I'm telling you that these are the best value for anyone who can turn a wrench and wants good quality. My son and grandson bowhunted out of one last year, enough room for two. Working with Hunting Blinds HQ and the shipping was absolutely painless. They should write me a check for this review, but I'm telling you that I'm very satisfied with these blinds.
The blind is just as advertised. Very well constructed
This blind seems pretty well made and I really like the 5 sided design. Mine overlooks a food plot and I have a great view of the whole plot. The only complaint I have was that the two-piece roof was difficult to assemble because the plastic lip that’s supposed slip under the other piece was distorted so much I had to use a punch to line the holes up then put C clamps either side to squeeze it together. I also had to add additional holes and bolts in places where it still wanted to pucker out so the roof wouldn’t leak. Other than that it was fairly easy to assemble. I was able to do it by myself with no problems. I agree that the holes for the window clamps were a bit close to the window and the clamps could be slightly taller to allow for the foam weather seal. It’s going to be a heckuva lot easier and more comfortable than freezing in a tree stand. I’m getting too old for that (70).