ATA 2017: Kill the Shine in Your Hunting Blind

Ground blinds have opened up new opportunities for hunters and wildlife photographers ever since they first came to market, and hunters who have employed different models over the years have learned a lot about the features that work and those that don’t. El cheapo blinds on sale at the local discount store may work okay some of the time, but like an old flip phone, these underperforming utilitarian designs leave much to be desired.

GEAR Ameristep Supernatural Blind

Ameristep Supernatural Blind eliminates the shine and helps you blend in more seamlessly with your surroundings.

Drive through the countryside during hunting season and you’re sure to see plenty of ground blinds blinging in the sun. Wrapped in off-the-shelf nylon fabric manufactured for other purposes, these blinds stand out like a shiny new pickup truck in a junkyard.

On the contrary, you’re not likely to notice the new Ameristep Supernatural Blind on the landscape. From the southern swamps and deserts northward to the edge of the Boreal forest, this remarkable new blind disappears into the landscape like no other.

Improving on what anyone else would call perfection, the new Ameristep Supernatural Blind takes ground blind performance to a supernatural level – starting with its new NATURSHELL exterior fabric. A custom, dual-layer exterior shell employs a proprietary fabric with natural fibers to eliminate all glare and sheen. Finished in versatile Realtree Xtra camo, this incredibly stealthy exterior provides a primary defense against game animals’ highly advanced eyesight.

The Supernatural Blind also features Ameristep’s new patent-pending organic window opening shapes that blend into the environment better – no straight edges and angles to draw the attention of wary deer and turkey that have seen it all. The Supernatural’s new daisy-chain window curtain closure system is totally silent and operable with a single hand. All window openings are also equipped with replaceable shoot-through mesh camo window screens.

Borrowing standard features from other hunt-proven Ameristep blinds, the Supernatural is built on the company’s industry-leading Spider Hub frame, featuring stamped steel hubs that are stronger and more durable than the competition.

It affords maximum concealment from Ameristep’s ultra flat black, quiet Shadow Guard interior and two rows of sewn-in brush pockets above and below the windows for adding natural vegetation from the surrounding terrain. Of course, the compact Supernatural is easy to store and transport with the included backpack carrying case, and set-up and takedown is easy and lightning-fast.

Ameristep Supernatural Blind

  • Custom dual layer NATURSHELL with natural fiber exterior to eliminate glare and sheen
  • Patent-pending organic window opening shapes blend into the environment
  • Brush pockets above and below windows for adding natural vegetation
  • Silent daisy-chain window closure system with replaceable camo, shoot through mesh
  • Rugged Spider Hub frame
  • Footprint: 59” X 59”
  • Height: 67”
  • Shooting width 75”
  • Weight: 20 pounds
  • Realtree Xtra camouflage
  • Includes carrying case, stakes, and tie-down rope
  • MSRP: $249.99