Wildlife Watching Supplies®

C30 DOME HIDE

(See bottom of page for extra Options to Customise Your Hide)

Used by the BBC for filming:

Springwatch since 2006
Halcyon River Diaries May 2010
BBC Lost Land of the Volcanos Sept 2009
BBC Natural World 2009
BBC Wild China 2008
Britain Goes Wild - 2004
Wildlife In Your Garden - 2003


Review:

Tony Dilger reviews Kevin's Dome Hide.
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Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.s

"Unlike some websites we never say we are the best, that's for our customers
to decide but what we can say is that our products are designed through experience
and are made in our workshop in Devon using the best materials.
For our Dome hides we use proofed and breathable polycotton material and high quality alluminium flexi poles.
Our dome hides pack into a small bag which is easy to carry and stow. We don't use spring out steel frames".


Have a look at our feedback page for some customer comments.


A REVOLUTION IN HIDE DESIGN - LIGHTWEIGHT - QUICK TO PUT UP - FREE-STANDING

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Dome Hide in Camouflage pattern. Ideal for woodlands, especially in dappled light.

DURABILITY

We use proofed and breathable poly-cotton for our hides instead of nylon.  The breathability of poly-cotton material performs well in the summer keeping you cooler and in the winter the breathability prevents condensation building up on the inside of the hide.

In windy conditions the poly-cotton is not as rustly as nylon would be.  The poly-cotton we use is rot resistant and hard wearing.  Our hides should give you long service in helping you get closer to the wildlife.

CARE

For cleaning if needed - just wipe with a wet sponge or hand wash in warm water.  Our poly-cotton material has a proofing on the surface which could be lost if put in a washing machine or washed in detergents.  The hides can be re-proofed.  There are sprays available from outdoor/camping shops.

Due to the natural blend of the poly-cotton materials the colours may fade if the hide is left out over a period of time.

If you leave your hide out for extended periods of time our scrim covers can help to reduce the hide colours fading.

Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles. Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles. Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.

Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.


The Dome Hide has all the features you want in a hide. I've put together the things I've been asked for over the years of running Wildlife Watching Supplies® and my own wildlife photography.

The hide is 1.3m (4' 4") square at the base and 1.35m (4'6") high at the centre. This gives plenty of room for one person and a stack of gear. (Large Dome Hide (C.30.1): 1.5m (5') square base, 1.49m (nearly 5') high at centre.)

Quick to put up. Just thread the two Aluminium flexipoles through, and then hook the ends into the brass eyelets at the corners.

  • The hide is free-standing, but in strong winds the guy ropes and pegs provided can be used. Guy rope loops are also on the inside of the hide. These can be used if you want to move the hide while you are in it.
  • Windows - One main front window and two side windows. The front window 35cm (14") x 26cm (10") has a material flap, scrim net and insect net. The side windows 15cm (6") square have a material flap and net. All the windows are large enough to put a long lens through. There is also a tripod flap at the front. (Large Dome Hide (C.30.1) has a larger front window.
  • Central back flap with overlap, Velcro tabs and tie cords (lens can be put through the flap between the Velcro tabs)
  • Made from proofed and breathable material in Camouflage pattern, Realtree Xtra pattern, all purpose green or All Terrain pattern. 
  • Folds down to fit in a bag 50cm (20") by 18cm 7" dia. and only weighs approx. 3.1Kg. including the two aluminium alloy flexipoles and pegs. Light enough and small enough to fit in your rucksack or suitcases. (Large Dome Hide (C.30.1) weighs 3.7kg)
  • Our Dome Hides have been built to last. The best materials have been used and sewn together with an industrial overlock machine to give added strength. High quality nylon webbing peg loops and nylon guy ropes used. The pegs and poles are high tensile aluminium, these are very strong, but extremely light - an important factor in designing and building a hide. Our Dome Hides are sold worldwide and we have materials for all seasons and climates including snow.


    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.s in the garden
    I made a log feeder to attract the birds. From the hide which is 4m away it just looks like a small tree. As the log feeder is moveable (metal spike) you can place it where you have the best light for the time of day that you are in the hide.

    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.s for all seasons
    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
    This Dome Hide has been in place for several years and has been through the harshest winters. The natural shape of the dome hide allows the rain to run off and be aerodynamic in the wind.

    There are no flat tops to puddle or square sides to act like sails. I check the hide and guy ropes every couple of days when I top up the bird feeders. Over the time the hide has been in place, it has kept it's weather proofing. The poly-cotton material used is ideal as it is proofed, breathable and rot resistant.


    C55 THE "SNOOT"

    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
    View of "Snoot" from the front of the hide
    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
    View of "Snoot" from inside the hide
    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.
    View of "Snoot" from inside the hide

    The "Snoot" - fits into the hide window by velcro, giving extra protection from the weather.


    C48/49/50 SCRIM COVERS for Dome Hides
    Makes your hide truly adaptable with the changing seasons. Can thread with natural vegetation.

    Shows Advantage Timber Pattern cover over camouflage pattern Dome hide

    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles.



    C48

    Scrim cover for C30 Standard Dome (Packs into bag - 53cm x 23cm dia.)

    C49 Scrim cover for C30.1 Large Dome             "       "       "
    C50 Scrim cover for C31.1 Long Low Dome        "       "       "
    C51 Scrim Cover for C31 Mini Dome                  "        "       "




    Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles. ground sheet Wildlife Watching Supplies ® run by Kevin Keatley, wildlife photographer - our camouflage Dome hides are fully proofed and breathable polycotton material with high quality alluminium flexi poles. ground sheet


    C41 & C42 GROUND SHEETS for Dome Hides
    Olive green waterproof PU nylon with peg loops.


    Customise Your Hide

    Extra Options to Customise Your Hide

    I designed our Dome Hides for my own photography many years ago. I knew the size and height of the hides I wanted. I experimented with the position of the windows and came up with an optimum design. Over the years, we have supplied many Dome Hides to photographers, film and TV companies including the BBC. We do make up specials to customer's requirements i.e. larger windows for broadcast cameras.

    We have now added some extras/options to our online shop to help you customise your Dome hide -
    · Larger side windows to match the front window size. Left & right (when sitting in the hide). You can choose both, so all three windows are the same size.
    · Zip back door (heavy duty zip with flap) in place of the tie cords and Velcro tabs.
    · Extra window available for the C30 std and C30.1 large dome hides - we will presume that you want this on the front panel below the main window (this will replace the tripod opening). If not, please let us know.

    Our C31 Mini Dome and C31.1 Long & Low Dome have a choice of ground sheets built in or not. If you regularly use your dome hide on uneven ground, then a Dome Hide without a built in groundsheet and pockets around the base instead may be more suitable. You have the option to choose which you prefer on these two hides.

    We design the Dome hides in our workshop in Devon and make them from top quality proofed and breathable poly-cotton material - now you can customise your Dome Hide when ordering from our online shop.

    THESE ITEMS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN PURCHASING THE DOME HIDES. THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE AS INDIVIDUAL ITEMS.

    Optional Extras

    Zip

    C100 ZIP AT BACK DOOR ON C30 This item is an extra option of a Zip at the back door.
    C101 LARGER LEFT SIDE WINDOW ON C30 This item is an extra option of a larger left side window.
    C102 LARGER RIGHT SIDE WINDOW ON C30 This item is an extra option of a larger right side window.
    C103 ADDITIONAL WINDOW ON C30 This item is an extra option of an additional window.

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