Tanglefree Layout Blind

tanglefree layout blindWhen it comes to picking out a layout blind for field hunting there are plenty of options in size, manufacture, or camo pattern. However, Tanglefree layout blinds provide all three of these. With plenty of models to pick from, you’ll be sure to grab a layout blind that fits your size, style, and hunting conditions. Being that Tanglefree is a leading in creating waterfowl hunting products from blind bags to decoys, it’s no surprise they’ve thought of everything when it comes to creating the best layout blinds.

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Flight Series Tanglefree Layout Blind –

Size – 84″ x 37″ x 17″
Weight –
19 lbs
Material –
600DTanglefree Layout Blind

Tanglefree is one of the first waterfowl companies to introduce an Optifade pattern layout blind in the industry. If you don’t know what the Optifade pattern is, just look at about every waterfowl hunters clothing today. People are ditching the marsh grass for the science pattern of “nothing”. If you’d you like to read more about the pattern read more here. However, what you need to know is that the pattern is one of the newest advances when it comes to concealing yourself. Hence, why Tanglefree pushed hard to get their Flight Series Tanglefree layout blind made of durable 600D polyester in Optifade Marsh pattern.

Inside The Layout Blind –

When you open up the doors of the Tanglefree layout blind you’ll notice that Tanglefree didn’t cheap out and just make the doors a brown canvas. Because we know all too often that a flock of geese will come onto your spread when no ones looking. Therefore, having the doors made with the Optifade camo pattern helps to not only conceal your layout when the doors are closed but when the doors are open as well.

Inside you’ll also notice is that there are waterproof zippered pockets that allow you to extend a goose flag through without having to keep an arm out of your layout blind. The best part is that Tanglefree has two slots for a flag. The first is on the top of the doors and the second is on the side of the blind.

When it comes to cold season weather and gear, space inside the layout blind is a must. Therefore, with the Flight Series Tanglefree layout blind you’ll be surprised how much room is inside the blind. Tanglefree designed the blind to have a low and wide footprint to help cast fewer shadows once the sun gets up. Additionally, inside you have two shell pockets and a very comfortable backrest that makes this layout perfect for those all day hunts.

Outside The Layout Blind –

When you step outside the blind you’ll see that the blind has a very durable and stiff design. As the frame is made of lightweight aluminum tubing that helps give way to the shape of the blind. As stated before the entire blind is wrapped in heavy duty canvas material that helps conceal the blind. Plus with the added stubble straps you have plenty of spots to stuff, corn stalks, wheat, beans, or what every type of cover your in.

Conclusion –

When it comes to comfort and space, the flight series Tanglefree layout blind is the best option. With plenty of room and comfort, you can sit in this blind all day no matter what the conditions may be. However, if you’re looking for something that is a little lower in profile and lightweight. Tanglefree has plenty of options listed below to fit that need.

The Landing Zone Tanglefree Layout Blind –

Size – 85″ x 36″ x 17″
Weight –
16 lbs
Material –
600DTanglefree Layout Blind

One would think that the Landing Zone from Tanglefree would be a step down when you look at the price compared to the Flight Series. However, that’s not even close. Instead, the Landing Zone is built a bit different when compared to the Flight Series that allows for the more economical price tag. Tanglefree built the Landing Zone to be a more compact version of the Dead Zone. Well what does that mean to you, it means that this is the blind you need if you want the best of both worlds. The Landing Zone has plenty of room for any size hunter, however, it’s not so big that you’ll be drowning in it.

Inside The Layout Blind –

When you set this blind up the first time you’ll notice that the doors have a very sturdy aluminum frame that holds the canvas above your face to conceal you perfectly. The doors have a hinge design that allows you to push them open when you hear those infamous words, “take’em”. I’ve never had to think about leg room in my blinds since I wasn’t gifted with being over 6 feet, however, I do hunt with a couple guys well above and this blind still has plenty of leg room when wearing boots and thick gear.

The inside floor of the Tanglefree layout blind has a layer of insulation to help keep you warmer. I know laying in a frozen farm field can be like sitting on the ice when the winds howling and the snows falling. Therefore, having a blind with a little-added insulation helps to keep your core and feet a little warmer this fall. Lastly, while hunting grain fields they can be muddy, dirty, and a mess. No matter what when the birds are flying, no one is trying to think about keeping the inside of your blind clean. Well, Tanglefree thought of it, they installed a zipper at the bottom of the blind so you can open it and brush out the mud, stalks, and dirt that builds up after a hunt. Plus it makes it much easier to flush out the shells and coffee cups after a great goose hunt.

Outside The Layout Blind –

Offered in Realtree Max5, the Tanglefree layout blind has a great outer 600D shell to keep you concealed and out of the elements. The durable material is plenty thick enough to be dragged around without creating any holes or tares. Plus Tanglefree installed a single drag handle that makes it quite easy to move a blind if you’re in need of moving your hide. It also folds up to a compact frame size that can be carried in-and-out of the field with the single shoulder strap. Lastly, with plenty of stubble straps, you’ll have the ability to hide the blind in any situation, corn, wheat, beans, or marsh you put it in.

Conclusion –

Overall, if you’re looking for a blind that stands the test of time and you can continue to hunt from. Then the Landing Zone is the definitely the Tanglefree layout blind that you need. It’s the best blind when you’re looking for a low profile but comfortable hide to sit in all day hunting.

The Dead Zone Tanglefree Layout Blind –

Size – 84″ x 37″ x 17″
Weight –
19 lbs
Material –
600DTanglefree Layout Blind

Think of the Dead Zone Tanglefree layout blind as being the bigger brother of the Landing Zone. If you’re a hunter that is tall or larger, than the Dead Zone will be a much better option. Even though the blind has very similar dimensions, the Dead Zone was designed to be roomier on the inside. The blind was designed as an all-season layout blind, however, when it comes to late season when multiple layers are necessary. The Dead Zone provides enough room without having to feel crammed or restricted.

Inside The Layout Blind –

Upon entering the Tanglefree layout blind model the Dead Zone, you’ll notice that the floor is insulated for comfort. I don’t know if I’ve ever hunted from another manufacturer that added this feature. Of course, you’ll need to wear enough layers to stay warm late season, but the insulation in the blind does help create a layer of warmth between you and the ground. The frame that gives support to the inside of the blind is corrosion resistant aluminum tubing that is both used on the Flight series and Landing Zone.

As you close the doors you’ll have a mesh window that helps to conceal your face, yet provide visibility to approaching birds. The nice part is that there are stubble straps to add in some natural grass or surrounds to conceal your face even better. Lastly, the inside has easy access flagging ports to conceal your arm when flagging. If you’ve ever tried to flag with a door layout blind you tend to make a lot of movement. Therefore having the holes is a nice added touch from Tanglefree.

Outside The Layout Blind –

Although the Tanglefree layout blind has a wider footprint than some of the other blinds. It’s designed to help decrease casting shadows when the sun does come up. Therefore, even though it was created for the bigger guys or someone who wanted the added space. The Dead Zone won’t blow your cover to approaching geese or ducks.

Tanglefree added in a few features to the exterior of the blind to make it easier to use. On the outside, there are plenty of stubble straps to conceal with field cover. The blind is even designed to fold in half upon takedown, making it easier to fit in a trailer or truck. The Dead Zone even has a large shoulder strap for carrying in and out of the field that makes more comfortable for hunting with.

Conclusion –

Overall the Dead Zone is the blind that you want to take with you into the late season or if you’re a large hunter. The added room and comfort will make it easier to sit out in the field all day and enjoy those waterfowl hunting memories.

The Ground Ghost Tanglefree Layout Blind –

Size – 80″ x 25″ x 15″
Weight – 8
 lbs
Material –
600DTanglefree Layout Blind

The name Tanglefree chose for this blind is more than fitting, The Ground Ghost. There is no blind like this one. At first glance, this just seems like Tanglefree’s low profile economical layout blind. However, it’s way more than that. The one thing with waterfowl hunting that can be a struggle is the amount of gear that has to be used to shot ducks or geese. Considering you need blinds, shells, decoys, blind bags, and a shotgun, there is a lot you have to carry. Therefore, when it comes to consolidating gear or having something that is dual purpose it’s a huge win.

Well, Tanglefree has done it with the Ground Ghost. Not only is this a layout blind, but it also can fold up into a backpack that can carry two dozen decoys, yes that’s right, 24 decoys. I wish I had this back in the day when I was hunting public marshes and had to carry all of my gear in a mile, and more often than not I didn’t even take a blind because I had to take decoys with. Tanglefree has created the perfect economical layout blind for hike in locations, entry level hunters, and even the high pressured ducks and geese where low profile is a must.

Inside The Layout Blind –

As far as the inside goes on the Ground Ghost Tanglefree layout blind, there really isn’t much of one. Instead, this is designed as a laydown pad with a top cover that hides your body and feet. Therefore, instead of having doors to open and close, essentially you are in the open. This provides a very low profile and easy access to making accurate shots. No doors, no mesh to get in your face or shooting lane. It’s a very simple yet effective design that Tanglefree has perfected.

Outside The Layout Blind –

Even though this blind is less expensive and far less material, Tanglefree still uses the heavy duty 600D material. Therefore, giving this blind plenty of durability to not tear or rip while hunting. It was designed to be very low profile, so there is minimal frame so that it sits close to your body. Essentially, this blind is as large as you are, since it fits like a sleeping bag/laydown pad. If you are in need of hunting in the middle of the spread than this is the blind that will provide the least profile. This blind may not have all of the essential comforts of a layout blind such as the Dead Zone or Landing Zone. However, this blind gets the job done, and it even has an insulated backrest and floor to provide some comfort.

Conclusion –

This is the perfect blind to get started on field hunting with, or even hike in spots. It’s lightweight and will provide you with plenty of concealment. There is no other blind that has the ability to keep you comfortable, and still easy enough to carry in to any spot imaginable.

Stubble your Blind & Concealment:

A simple misconception or maybe more lazy approach to layout blinds is that since you bought camo you don’t need to stubble your blind. However, it won’t take you longer than a hunt to realize you probably will see flock after flock flare around your decoys when field hunting geese. Since you didn’t properly stubble your blind.

I always get the field with my truck and trailer I throw out the blinds first and decide what direction we are going to face and shoot. Why? Because I always stubble my layout blind first, even before I set decoys. If we set up on the “X” and are running out of time it’s much easier to have a sloppy decoy spread than a layout blind not concealed. Because birds will still come in if they don’t see you. However, if you choose to not stubble your blind you are going to find out the hard way that waterfowl have better eyesight than you think.

Therefore to ensure you stubble your blind well. I have few simple layout blind tips to be thinking of when stubbling your layout blinds.

TIPS:

  1. Give yourself 10-15mins of work per blind, setting up and stubbling your blind.
  2. Ensure that you match the stubble to your environment. Don’t get lazy and leave your bean stubble on from the last hunt while shooting a corn field.
  3. Be sure to stubble every inch of your blind, and try and keep it blending in with your ground cover.
  4. If you can grab field stubble the day before your hunt and stubble your blind at home. You can easily save 15 mins in the morning hunt.

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