Down&Out™ XL Sets the New Standard in Ground Blind Performance

Fold it down. Leave it out.

Irving, TX – Increasingly, hunters are turning to ground blinds for their optimal concealment benefits and for their increased comfort in cold, wet weather. With those conveniences come the setup and take-down hassles associated with conventional popup-style blinds, not to mention the structural integrity when hunting in heavy snow climates. See this blind and other Down&Out models on display at the 2020 ATA Show in GSM Outdoors booth #1605.

The Down&Out™ XL ground blind solves these issues with its patented BlindFold technology. This blind not only sets up in less than five minutes (takedown is one minute), it is built to withstand snow and harsh weather, and it can be left out all season.

Measuring a generous 96-inch diameter and tall 78-inch peak height, the Down&Out™ XL sets up fast thanks to the six-panel folding design. The panels are made of heavy-duty 600 denier No-Shine Cordura fabric that resists water and fading. Each panel is secured to a robust, powder-coated aluminum frame that is not only strong and light but also won’t rust. Five of the panels include a 13×25-inch vertical window and a 23×14-inch horizontal window with built-in gun rails to accommodate vertical bows and guns or crossbows. The windows allow for customized 360-degree viewing and shooting. All windows are comprised of an inside fabric with a silent elastic cord/clip system and outer camo shoot-through mesh windows with quiet magnetic closures. The door panel also features a magnetic closure system and measures 48×60 inches for easy access and wheelchair accessibility.

No tools are required to assemble the panels or to install the heavy-duty roof struts, which are built to support a snow load. Furthermore, there are no tension rods or hubs to wrestle with. In keeping with the Down&Out™ XL’s “put it up, keep it up” construction, the fabric panels are water-resistant and resist fading.

Included with the Down&Out™ XL system are strong, all-steel stakes and a heavy-duty carry case with handles and a shoulder strap. The blind features a configured floor to adapt with Muddy Deluxe 5 and 10ft towers for elevating and it is also compatible with the Down&Out™ Custom Accessory Hanger, so you can keep select gear off the ground and within easy reach. Total weight is 81 pounds.

Model: HWK-DOX-WR200XL

MSRP: $999.99

For more information on this innovative ground blind system,

visit the Down&Out website.

About Down&Out™ Panel Blind by HAWK:

Based in Irving, TX – Down&Out™ Panel Blind by HAWK is an improved ground blind system that combines quality, rigid, stability and ample visibility of a stationary blind with the convenience and versatility of a pop-up blind. No tools are required to assemble Down&Out™ blinds and the unique heavy-duty roof struts maintain structural integrity, even while hunting in heavy snow climates. For more information about Down&Out™ Panel Blind by HAWK, please visit

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