Barronett Ground Blind Review – Snake Eyes Venom Series

by HuntingFreak

Barronett Hunting Blind Review

We’ve talked before about how effective a ground blind can be for hunting. If you have never hunted from a ground blind, you don’t know what you’re missing. These days we set about as many ground blinds as we do tree stands. We get them out early, brush them in, and hunt them when the conditions are right.

Ground blinds are excellent for youth hunts, for hunting in the rain or snow (better than sitting at home on the couch), and for areas where we can’t get a tree stand. Besides deer hunting, we also use them a lot for turkey hunting. You can pop them up anywhere and turkeys don’t seem to mind.

We have used, tested, and done a review on the Barronett Snake Eyes Series blinds in the past, so this year we were excited about the new Snake Eyes Venom series. This is a 5-hub style ground blind that has no loose poles to mess with and pops up in seconds. I knew that Barronett was going to make some changes to improve an already excellent ground blind and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one for testing and reviewing.

Camo Pattern

Mossy Oak Break Up InfinityProbably the biggest notable change to the Snake Eyes Venom ground blinds is that they come in Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity camouflage. The definition of the camo pattern definitely helps the ground blind blend into it’s surroundings. Although in the future I would like the blinds to be available in multiple camo patterns, I will say that you can’t really go wrong with the Break-Up Infinity camo.

Fabric and Stitching

Another big time change is the quality of the fabric . This year they went with a heavier canvas type fabric and also improved the stitching. Although the blind is now 12 lbs heavier weighing in at 29 lbs, it is now a lot quieter and more waterproof than before which is a huge plus.

Window Configuration

Ground Blind Window HooksThe 6-panel windows open horizontally, vertically, or both ways giving you unlimited options. The windows dip down giving it that “snake eyes” look and allowing the shooter to take seated shots.

The windows come with zippered 3-panel shoot through mesh that is removable depending on your preference. They kept the zippered roof allowing for more room, shooting options, and air circulation.

As an added benefit, they attached interior hooks to hold up the windows that you want opened. This small but needed improvement makes it so much easier and quicker to open a window and keep it open.

Concealment Options

Plenty of Brush LoopsI can’t express my excitement enough about the amount of loops they added to the exterior of the blind for brushing purposes.

There are brush holders that run vertically on each corner,  horizontally above the windows, under the windows, continuously all around the outer edge of the roof, and up further in the middle of the roof. In total, I counted 180 brush holders!

Brushed in Ground BlindWe brushed in our first one not using even half of the loops and you can barely see the ground blind at all! Not only is this important to conceal it from deer, but in my opinion concealing it from dirt bags that like to steal things is almost priceless – or at least worth the cost of the blind.

Overall Dimensions

The largest blind is the Snake Eyes Venom 375. This is the replacement for last year’s Snake Eyes 350. The set up size is still 90″ x 90″ which has a huge 3.5 person capacity – great for a hunter and a cameraman. The footprint is 62″ x 62″ which is actually 8″ smaller than last year so it doesn’t take up as much ground space when set up but still offers the same roominess. They did increase the overall height from 80″ to 84″ giving you even more head room than before.

The smaller Snake Eyes Venom 250 has a set up size of 75″ x 75″, a footprint that measures 59″ x 59″, and a height of 67″. It weighs 25 lbs and has a 2.5 person capacity.

Price and Final Thoughts

The new Snake Eyes Venom 375 ground blind currently retails at $299.99 and the smaller 250 Venom ground blind retails for $249.99.

Barronett BlindsI realize that price may be a concern and that we happen to test the more expensive models, but Barronett does offer ground blinds for every budget. They have the Big Mike Hunting Blind that currently retails for $149.99, the Wind Storm that is only $89.99, and the Grounder Series blinds that range from $99.99 to $159.99 so there are other options.

I am a huge Barronett Blinds fan and no I don’t get free products or get paid to say that, it’s the honest truth. I still tree stand hunt, but over the past couple of years I have seen the advantages of adding ground blinds to my hunting arsenal. It just gives you more options and range of hunting ground and to me that can be the difference between eating a tag sandwich or having a successful hunting season.

Drop a comment and tell us what features you like best about the new Snake Eyes Venom Series or any of the other Barronett blinds.

{ 12 comments }

jake January 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm

after working with kids with disabilities also with wheel chairs, we were setting up two smaller blinds to hold three people now seeing your blind it can handle a wheelchair and two more people. cant wait to see the blind in use to bag a tom and see that big smile on the youth hunter. thanks great product

Karl Miller December 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I have to retrack my previous feelings about the barronet ground blind that I have been having troubles with the poles in that they did evetually call me back and are going the extra mile to make things right. They have agreed to replace the poles which have been breaking premature. The call was made to me after 7 which showd me that they too are working late and are busy.
THANKS again

Oliver November 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I love that they are using the Break-Up Infinity pattern, it is such a good pattern. I agree I would love to see some diffrent patterns, but this will definately work. I also like the brush holder deal because I am tired of trying to drive limbs, sticks and vines in the ground and all on top of the blind. This is for sure a blind I would love to try out with my better half and my kids.
+1

Jimmy Alexander sr September 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I have never won any thing in my life. Need one real soon.

Christopher G September 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

I love that they are using the Break-Up Infinity pattern, it is such a good pattern. I agree I would love to see some diffrent patterns, but this will definately work. I also like the brush holder deal because I am tired of trying to drive limbs, sticks and vines in the ground and all on top of the blind. This is for sure a blind I would love to try out with my better half and my kids.

Dave Bachelor September 21, 2011 at 11:39 am

This new and improved Barronett Ground Blind is awesome! The improved camo, more durable and weather proof canvas, and the unlimitted window options make it a must on the gear list! Excellent product!

Caleb September 20, 2011 at 11:42 pm

These blinds are sick!

George Lawver September 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

like the idea of attaching sticks and brush with the straps

Duane September 20, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I have the grounder 350 and if the snake eyes is anything like it i’ll have one soon

Jeff Lilja September 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

Likes the change in materials. Willing to sacrifice the extra weight for better waterproofing. The hieght issue is an extra bonus for us ,as being able to move around and stretch a bit on long days really helps. Nice changes!

stephanie wheeler September 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

When I seen this ground blind I was amazed on the size and the mossy oak pattern I really like that the turkeys don’t mind them I have never shot a deer let alone a turkey I would love to use your product!!!!

John D September 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

I like having all those brush holders and the mossy oak is good camo.

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