Drake Ghillie Shallow Water Chair Blind
Whether set up in dry corn, cattails, buck brush, or in the timber, there are two things you can be certain of - one, you will be completely invisible to the ducks, and two, you will be incredibly comfortable. With straps on all 4 sides, brush the Chair Blind to the environment you are hunting. And the best part, lift the seat, fold one side, then the other fully brushed, secure the latch and you can take off - It’s that easy and fast. Other than incredible portability, the beauty of this blind is it’s small footprint. It can look like a small clump of willows. You can see skid blinds from 100’s of yards away. You brush this with corn and it disappears. When sitting on the ground, it’s about 55” tall, but when you put it in 20” of water, the profile shrinks to 35”. That’s not much sticking out of the water. You can also control the height of the chair up to 5” with individual pins in each leg. While shallow water field hunters will love this chair, timber hunters will use them as well. Whenever you are standing next to a tree, there are roots to make it awkward, but you have to hide behind them. With this chair, you can sit the chair in front of the tree closer to the hole and everyone appreciates a place to sit. You no longer need a tree to hide in the woods or buck brush. It is the buck brush. And the bonnet completely conceals the hunter, at the same time, allowing him to never lose sight of the ducks. The adjustable legs allows you to sit right at water level, or even in the water, if you want a lower profile. The mud pads prevent the legs from sinking too deep in the mud and works to stabilize the Chair. This can also be the perfect blind for your young hunter that needs the perfect hiding spot.
Height - 60” to 55”
Interior - 30” x 30”
FOLDED 60” x 30” x 7”
WEIGHT 30 lb.
FEATURES & MATERIALS
1) Oversized Seat for Comfort
2) Strong, Durable Aluminum
3) Rugged HD2™ Material with Grass Straps
4) Flip-Top Bonnet with See- Through Mesh
5) Legs Adjustable by 5”
6) Mud Pads to Stop Sinking
7) Super-Fast Breakdown
8) Collapse/Transport While Brushed
Ratings & Reviews
Great gag gift
I have never written a review in my life but felt compelled.
1. The seat doubles as a secret trap door. The pin that attaches the fold down chair easily slips out upon any movement and when you stand up to shoot the seat can come out of the slotted from side bar.
2. The door that attaches with magnets to allow for easy release is as worthless as an empty box of donuts. Unless you can keep the chair squared up and level in the “shallow water” there is absolutely no way to keep it attached.
3. The really cool looking canopy has two pins that won’t stay In and two whimpy snaps on the back to keep it from coming forward are worthless.
Overall my biggest gripe is its flimsy and just can’t get right. You feel like your siting on a wobbly rocking horse.
Probably should go with the Momarsh Invisichair
by Mike Cruce
The pins are worthless. I replaced mine before the first hunt but forgot the seat pin which wiggles out easily. Magnets on door flap are not strong enough to keep it closed so if you touch it while ducks are working it will fall and you will flare them. The other side of the flap is secured by snaps. One of these broke after one hunt. The buckle that keeps the chair folded for transport is plastic but under tremendous tension and should be metal. Legs are not independently adjustable so uneven ground is difficult to hunt and affects the functionality of the canopy. There are no pockets, loops, etc. inside to hold anything like coffee cup, calls, shells.
Purchased Nov 2020
I’ll start off by giving you the facts first (opinions to follow).
Preface - I have only used this blind in the marsh and amongst the cattails. I have NOT used it in shallow water settings yet.
Fact 1 - the chair legs are adjustable for height (L & R side) they are NOT independently adjustable as is some other chair blinds
FACT 2 - the flip top bonnet does have only 1 hitch pin holding the top attached to the frame on each side. The hitch pin can become undone easily during folding. This can be rectified with adding tape to the pin or a simple oring
Fact 3 the front door/magnet attachment is not the most positive attachment. It stays closed during winds up to 30mph but there is no simple way to close it well while seated in the blind
I want to start this off with I have plenty of drake stuff and love them. But. This missed the mark. It never feels sturdy even sank in silt. The seat is so far to the back of chair you find yourself feeling like you are in a low rider. Once you actually grass it up the small mags on the door aren't strong enough to hold it shut. The pins that hold in the legs will push out when the chair sinks in the mud. I wanted to love this and was one of the first to order it. The biggest positive was that I told drake all the issues I had and the customer service was top notch. Took both of them back no questions asked other than to give some feedback of the issues. I'd still be interested in a 2.0
This blind is very easy to carry and is perfect for the small ponds I hunt. I did notice on the flip top the material was sewn incorrectly exposing the shiny metal ban on one side. Was an easy fix with some spray paint.
A not so happy customer
by Jerry Vee
I own 4 invisichair blinds but wanted to try this because it was on sale and I wanted to save some money. I can honestly tell you that you get what you pay for. First off, if you are a bigger person, this chair is NOT for you. The legs are not very sturdy and the seat is not solid as with Momarsh. When I initially set this up, the "magnet door" broke. The magnet which was glued fell off. Not a hard fix, but I replaced it with a stronger magnet which is much needed to handle the weight of the door and raffia grass. It's overall a clumsy design and it won't last long. If I could return it, I would. Save your money and buy something else. Not a Happy customer.