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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to get an umbrella for hunting and there are several out there. I was wondering if anyone has good things to say about a certain brand or any insight on which one to get?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 09:58 PM
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Re: Umbrella

I just bought one that has a wind vent in the top, seems like a good idea. 20 bucks. No review yet, it's my first one.
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I always have a small one in my pack. If there's a brief shower I use it and then keep hunting. It's been well worth it on countless times. 30 mins of rain can soak you and then ruin your hunt.

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They are well worth the $20-30 you spend. I have used it a couple of times where I would have quit for the day because it was raining so hard. Some people say the rain and wind makes noise with the nylon. I find that the wind/rain are making noise with everything else and the umbrella noise is drown out.
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I carry one when I think it might rain, it has been a useful tool more than I can remember. It keeps the snow off of you too.

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Re: Umbrella

I brought one before last deer season and it came in handy.
It rained hard and was fairly windy but I stayed dry underneath.
Since I was on public ground you are not suppose to screw anything into the tree to hold up the umbrella, which is what you need to do. I took along a 4" cut of a 1"X3" and a 1" ratchet strap to screw the mounting bracket, then you have 3 tie's that conforms the umbrella to the tree.

Kept me, a backpack, Thermos, cushion and rifle dry. Sets up in seconds and the instructions claim you can also use it as a ground blind. It was big enough so I see no reason why you couldn't.
For what I paid even if it lasts only 2 seasons it was worth the investment already.
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Re: Umbrella

I have the same kind that birch812 is describing. In fact I was at a yard sale that had 2 for sale and I bought them for back ups just in case mine ripped. I always carry mine if there is a chance of rain or put them up the night before over a ladder stand if they are calling for rain the next day so my seat is dry and it is ready to go. I also like to use it in muzzleloader season especially if it is snowing. Very easy to set up and well worth the $20-30.

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They have one with straps it's much better than the screw in type.
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Very worthwhile investment.. Always have one in my backpack....
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