Hide with rapid deployment, for the itinerant photographer, for sessions of various durations.
This Hide is made of a waterproof 150D « oxford » polyester, allying lightness with strength. The Hide is
delivered in a carrying bag.
Colour : brown
Pattern : Understorey
Period of use : all year round
Size unfolded :
Width x Width : 1,27 x 1,27 meter
Height with the cross poles : 1,40 meter
Height without the cross poles : 1,25 meter
Size folded on its carrying bag : Width x Width x Thickness: 0,50 x 0,50 x 0,09 meter
Weight : 4,08 KG
This hide is a more spacious version of our historical model. It keeps the major characteristics of the V4 and
previous version, but with the following modifications:
The size has been increased to offer more comfort
The two lateral sides have been modified with a window system to take opportunistic pictures
The door has been modified to create a large window offering a wider angle of view
This Hide has been realised in a waterproof 150D polyester, alloying lightness with strength. The Hide is
delivered in a carrying bag comprising two straps and allowing to carry it as a backpack, or a shoulder bag, or
even fixed in the front of a camera backpack.
This Hide is built on a structure of 4 metal frames, that unfold themselves once the Hide is taken out from its
carrying bag. (BE CAREFUL NOT BEING CAUGHT OUT BY THE OPENING).
The opening can be controlled by handling firmly the frame once taking out the Hide from its carrying bag. The
Hide will unfold itself as soon as you loosen your hand from it.
The Hide is delivered with 2 poles to bulge the roof out. The pole’s tip has to be placed inside the Hide, on the
webbing that is stitched at mid-height in each corner. By using these crossing poles, the Hide roof will raise
about 15 cm higher. The use of these poles is optional but we advise people to use them in case of rain to avoid
water accumulation on the roof, or if the Hide has to be left in the field for a long time, especially in changeable
weather. Tall people will appreciate to use them as well.
The Hide is delivered with 8 stakes, 4 stakes to fixed it on the ground using the webbing stitched at the base of
the 4 corners, and 4 stakes in case of a strong wind to reinforce the Hide stability with the 4 wind-strings
On each side of the Hide, a total of 12 thin cords are located outside of the Hide to improve the camouflage by
adding natural elements : leaves, branches, grasses…
The Hide has a single door that can be opened and closed from inside as well as from outside with a thick zipper.
The door can be half-opened, creating a large mesh window with a zipped opening in its centre, which allows
getting a lens through it.
Two of the opposite sides of the Hide have zipped windows, with a mesh and main material layers. These are
specially designed for opportunistic pictures. When all the gears with tripods…are fixed on the main shooting
side of the Hide, it can be difficult to remove everything without making a lot of noise, for this reason we’ve
created this special window which can silently be unzipped as an animal approach from the side, and take a
picture of it with a handheld camera. Each of these windows, as well as the door, includes a peephole.
The main shooting side of the Hide has the historical configuration of windows and opening of TRAGOPAN
photoblind as described below :
A special opening to let one leg of the tripod being outside of the Hide, but also allowing taking pictures at
ground level as well as using a 45° eyepiece scope for digiscoping. This opening is made of a zipper with 4
zipper puller. The 2 zippers puller in the middle creates the opening for the tripod leg, the one below creates an
inverted T shape window at about 15 cm above the ground, and the one on the top a T shape window to be used
with a 45° eyepiece scope being comfy sitting.
One main window where various sleeves and shutters as described below can be used to suit your needs. This
window is of rectangular shape.
Every main window has two small peepholes (5 x10 cm) located on each side. Each of these small windows has
one shutter made of semi-transparent net and one of opaque material. These shutters can be fixed open or close
The Tragopan V+ is delivered with the below set of removable windows and sleeves:
an opaque square sleeve with a small integrated zipped opening to use a speedlight or survey what is
happening outside the Hide. This sleeve is delivered with a rectangular opaque shutter (also with an
integrated zipped opening), which allows you to position the sleeve at the desired height and to cover
the rest of the windows with the shutter. The entire system is fixed by « Velcro ». Please note that we
also sell a large opaque sleeve which cover the entire window without the use of the additional shutter
and that you can find here (awaiting link).
A mesh square sleeve also delivered with an additional shutter made of mesh to adjust the height of the
sleeve on the window. These are also fixed by “ Velcro ”.
1 mesh shutter with a slot in the middle and which are fixed by « Velcro ».
1 opaque shutter zipped to the Hide and which the opening can be freely adjusted. This opaque shutter
can be used in addition of the mesh shutter.
To conclude, because of the use of « velcro » we advise people to set up their window configuration when they
install the Hide in order to avoid further noise during the session. After having been fixed, the different shutters
and windows can be opened or closed very silently.
A pocket is located in each one of the four sides of the Hide inside, it can be used to put the additional windows
unused or some light accessories.
The Hide is delivered with an explanation notice to fold back the Hide. This frightening step will soon become a formality after a few tries. For further information about this Hide or its use do not hesitate to contact us.