Deben Group Industries Ltd Cube Blind
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- Last updated: 26/01/2017
The Cube Blind is manufactured from Durashell and treated with Shadow Guard, these materials offer a hard wearing, waterproof and virtually rip proof construction. Exterior camo is Realtree AP HD (all purpose high definition), but instead of using edge relief (small ‘cut leaf’ shapes to break up straight lines) there are loops on the exterior to insert local foliage, should you want to dress it up some more.
It’s In The Bag
It comes in a 44 X 10 X 6” nylon bag with shoulder straps; the whole package weighing a tad over 18 lbs stowed. To deploy; place the hide on the ground and open it out into its full base size of 58” X 58” – you’ll recognise this by its pegging loops. Then with the roof eyelet facing upwards lift it up and due to what is known as a ‘HST’ (Hub Style Technology) the Cube extends to its full height of 66”.
The hub is a 2” diameter 1” thick metal disc that holds four metal arms. There are five hubs inside – one in the centre of each walls and the middle of the roof. Once pulled up into position the arms lock out, whereupon each extends into a corner to give the Cube such superior rigidity. As the outer material is attached to the arms there’s no need to tie anything on or assemble any rods.
For securing to the ground there are eight pegging points plus on the outside of each hub are metal eyelets for attaching guy ropes. The windows are well designed, as you can choose to have them open but use the shoot thru mesh as concealment or have a simple open aperture instead. Setting these up to suit is simple and easy.
Unhook the inner material and you will find the window has a full, see-through mesh covering attached by strong, double-sided Velcro to the inner sides of the frame. This is peeled back to offer an aperture on the large and the smaller corner windows. While in the main windows you have a 5 X 3” oval port (peephole) to poke your barrel through.
The main windows with peepholes measure 31” wide at the top and due to the inward facing angular design are 7 ½” wide at the bottom. There are four of these (one per side) and on three corners of the blind there are smaller ones this time angled down from one side at the top with the longest side being “20” in length and the shorter one 12”.
To take it down, close all windows and the entrance and un-peg it. Then push in the hub from the outside in the centre of each wall and then push down on the roof hub whereupon the hide will collapse to the floor. Gather all outside bottom corners together with the hubs at the other side. The Cube can now be returned to the carryall.
I’ve tested a lot of hides in my time and in my opinion the Cube Blind is without doubt the best ever. Very impressive!
For: Easy to deploy with all the angles covered
Against: Not a lot
Verdict: Probably the best portable hide system around