Originally Posted by blademaker22
I can see how it could present some serious problems in low-light-angle situations around sunrise or sunset, or near water, or in the wind.....basically the most common conditions that I hunt in. Maybe if there was a polarized filter layer that could cut glare a little bit. I guess I would have to walk around one in person to make a real informed decision.
As far as sun reflections goes the only thing reflecting in it would be the ground. Since the panels tilt forward at the top any light source like the sun hitting it would be reflected onto the ground in front of it and you wouldn't see any reflection at all.
As a quick experiment get a handheld mirror and angle the top forward towards you, then take a flashlight and shine it on the mirror from all different angles. You'll see that the flashlight beam gets reflected at your feet and you can't see it at all, and the only time you can see it is if the flashlight is below the level of the mirror and pointing up at it. That means the only time you'd see a sun reflection in the hunting blind is if you had it on the top of a mountain or hill with the sun below you, or if you were trying to use it in a tree stand.
You could cheat at pool like that using a mirror and a flashlight or laser to get the right angle for the pocket too.
If I had one of those mirrored hunting blinds I'd make mine go the whole way around me, put it on a rotating platform, put some turntables, speakers, lasers, and dry ice inside of it, and have a party out in the woods.