As a hunter, I always look to remain undetected by whichever animal I am hunting. A hunting blind is my preferred method for staying hidden when I want to ambush my prey. Hunting blinds are essentially camouflaged enclosures that a hunter can see out of but are camouflaged specifically to defeat the eyesight of game animals.

Often, I would build a blind on-site from natural materials. This was a time-consuming process that took away from time I could have spent chasing game animals. With the reduction in the cost of many fabrics and materials, there are many affordable and effective hunting blinds that hunters like me can purchase.

When you are looking to buy a hunting blind, you’ll see that there is often a choice between 360 and 270 blinds. But which is the better option?

What are 360 Hunting Blinds?

360 hunting blinds have a field of view to the hunter that covers the entire area. This allows hunters to spot game animals regardless of which path they take past the blind.

A 360-degree hunting blind is designed with the aim of providing the hunter with a field of view that covers all 360 degrees. To do this, most of these types of blinds are actually small towers that elevate the hunter above the terrain. The hunter can sit in the blind, above the animals, and wait until they walk by.

360 Hunting Blinds

Materials Used and Their Benefits

There are many different types of materials found in the construction of hunting blinds. Often, elevated 360 blinds will be made from either wood or composite materials, while portable ground blinds are made from plastic. 

Benefits of Plastic Hunting Blinds

Plastic hunting blinds have several benefits that set them up to be an ideal option for hunters. Not only is plastic widely used and readily available, but it offers several advantages over the materials used in 360 blinds.

Durability: Plastic hunting blinds are highly resistant to wear and tear. This is critical for any hunter, because they will be transporting plastic blinds through the brush and forests to get to the ideal hunting spot.

Lightweight: Plastic blinds are lightweight, which makes them easy to transport over any distance. This means that you can set these blinds up virtually anywhere. The ability to move to more favorable locations is a massive advantage to the hunter.

Weather Resistance: Regardless of the weather outside the blind, you will be dry and warm inside of the blind. Plastic is fantastic at keeping the elements outside the blind from making the hunter cold and wet.

Disadvantages of the Hunting Stand Blinds

360 hunting blinds are good for offering a wide range of visibility, but they have several drawbacks that 270-degree hunting blinds do not. 

Visibility: Since many 360 hunting blinds are built from wood and elevated like a tower, they stand out amongst the foliage of the environment. Often, they are much higher than the surrounding brush and trees which makes them easy for game animals to spot.

Installation and Maintenance: These elevated 360 blinds require significant effort to install and maintain compared to portable plastic blinds. Once they are installed, it is impossible to move to a new location without completely disassembling and rebuilding in the new location.

Prices of 360 Hunting Blinds

When we compare an elevated 360-degree hunting blind to a TideWe 270-degree hunting blind, the 360-degree blind is far more expensive. The cost of materials, installation, and maintenance makes these blinds out of reach for the average hunter where a 270-degree blind costs less than three hundred dollars, a 360-degree blind will set you back several thousand and have all the disadvantages of a static hunting blind.

Reviews of 360 Hunting Blinds

When we analyze the common customer reviews for 360-degree hunting blinds, there are two main complaints that customers have. These are issues that TideWe 270 blinds do not fall victim to.

Installation and Maintenance

Despite the wide field of view and comfort these blinds offer, their installation and maintenance are a thorn in the side of many hunters. Once set up, moving the blind is exceedingly difficult. This means that when the animals associate the blind with danger, your success rate will be dismal.


Since these blinds are elevated above the ground, they are often easy to spot, and game animals will often notice how they stand out from the environment. The hard edges and angles of their construction are unnatural, whereas a portable TideWe blind blends into the environment better.

Comparison with 270 Hunting Blinds

360-degree hunting blinds are great if you have property to hunt on, are hunting over bait, or are more concerned with comfort than success rates. TideWe 270 hunting blinds, on the other hand, are lightweight, portable, camouflaged, and have a lot of room inside. They also have a wide 270-degree field of view, which is more than enough for most hunting situations.

While the 360 blinds rely on windows to provide lines of sight for the hunter, the TideWe 270 blinds are made from a unique fabric that lets the hunter see out but not for the animals to see in. From the outside, 270 blinds are virtually invisible, while on the inside, the hunter can see clearly. In regards to shooting, the 270 blinds have windows that are designed to open silently, providing the hunter with a good shooting window. 

The 360 hunting blinds are static, while TideWe’s 270 blinds are highly portable. A hunter can set up the blind, and if the hunting is no good in that location or the wind is not in their favor, the blind can be moved to a better location with ease. 

In terms of cost, the TideWe 270 blinds stand out as the affordable options well within the budget of any hunter.

two hunters sit in the 270 hunting blinds

Conclusion: TideWe 270 Hunting Blinds vs. 360 Hunting Blinds

For hunters who frequently change locations and require ease of installation, the TideWe 270 Hunting Blinds are the preferred option. They have a perfect balance of functionality, portability, and stealth, suitable for dynamic hunting conditions. 

If you are a hunter who is constantly on the move, seeking out the best hunting spots but does not want to sacrifice the concealment of a good hunting blind, the TideWe 270 blind is the best option.


Paul Barker

Paul Barker

Paul Barker is a ghostwriter for TideWe. With years of experience in hunting, he has unique insights and suggestions for outdoor activity. Sharing his passion for hunting to help those who love hunting makes Paul happy.


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