Product on pre-sale, available for delivery between early and mid-september 2019
Stable and versatile Hide for two people. This Hide is made of a waterproof 150D « oxford » polyester, combining lightness with strength, by using an isotherm PU coating on the fabric.
This also provides protection from the sun as the temperature inside the Hide is reduced by several degrees when exposed to the sun.
The coating is also light-proof, offering total darkness inside the Hide and ensuring no silhouette of the photographer is visible when the Hide is positioned in front of the sun.
The Monal Hide has 6 shooting windows, a removable ground floor, an inner room with good ventilation and a canopy.
The Monal Hide is spacious enough and has been designed for sleep in, or for spending long sessions through all weather and / or for two people shooting side by side.
Pattern: Understorey Camo
Period of use: all year round
· height: 140cm
· length: 220cm
· width: 140cm
Size (in its carrying bag):
· height: 20 cm
· length: 80 cm
· width: 25 cm
· 3.99 Kg (without any accessories)
· 5.99 Kg (with all accessories)
Thee Monal Hide has been designed to fulfil two needs: first to allow you to sleep inside for long periods with the comfort needed for such long Hide sessions. Secondly to have enough room to allow two people to shoot side by side comfortably.
Tragopan has designed a new realistic Camo pattern more suitable for the multi-season use by the wildlife photographer, in particular by including green vegetation. Going forward, this new pattern will be the default pattern for all Tragopan Hides and accessories.
All the windows have been redesigned to fix two weak points on previous models: waterproofness, and making the windows quieter to open and close, or set up and remove the sleeves.
To avoid water leaking along the shooting windows, we’ve added a screen which entirely covers the shooting window from outside. This screen is opened with two ropes that can be operated silently from inside the Hide.
The various sleeves and mesh screen are now fixed using small clips which replace the “Velcro” tape and zipper, which were too noisy.
The small survey windows which were another source of leaking have been replaced by small sleeves that can be opened and closed with a small rope and will fit a small telephoto lens (e.g. 400 F/5,6) or binoculars. These windows give the photographer improved visibility around the hide.
Helped by its expanded canopy system, the Monal is the only Hide on the market which allows you to take pictures in rain or snow with even large lenses entirely sheltered.
The Monal Hide comprises an inner room and a roof–canopy which extends widely on each side of the tent, avoiding any water infiltration through the shooting windows.
The inner room is quickly installed, helped by the rapid deployment system, which is similar to the Tragopan V5. The canopy is installed by inserting 4 anodized aluminium poles (included) inside the pole sleeves on the inside of the roof of the Monal Hide. The canopy is fixed to the main room by four clips and webbing which allow its tension to be adjusted. The installation of the canopy is optional and it can be replaced by a camo net (like this) thrown over the inner room top, thus reducing the total weight to carry, and speeding up the installation process.
The inner room features two large vents on its top, which guarantees perfect ventilation inside.
The removable ground floor is easily attached or removed with a zipper, and offering additional protection against insects and other unwanted animals inside the tent. The ground floor is best removed for short Hide sessions, reducing the total weight to be carried out.
The Hide is delivered with 10 pegs:
On each side of the Hide, 4 strings are stitched on the outside of the Hide allowing you to attach additional natural elements from the local environment: leaves, branches, grass etc to improve the camouflage.
The Hide has two doors that can be opened and closed from either side with a strong and silent zipper.
Two pockets are located on the inside of each side of the Hide for additional storage.
The Monal Hide has 6 openings for shooting: 2 on each long side and 1 at each end, comprising:
The Monal is delivered with the following removable windows and sleeves:
The V2 Monal Hide also offers another window option: by opening the door half-way, you can create an « extra » large window which will be greatly appreciated by wildlife filmmakers. Mesh sleeves to fit this can be bought here.
The Hide comes with assembly instructions.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information about this Hide or its use: email@example.com
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