For years I have been training retrievers and an avid waterfowler, and just got plain tired of going threw several flimsy blinds, tearing, collapsing, and simply just not holding up. I finally found the right blind – The LCS Retriever Blind. Two of the most important features that I like are the sturdy steel step in-stakes and durable, heavy-duty blind material. My favorite pattern is the Mossy Oak Shadow Grass pattern that blends perfectly into the wetland environment. After years of personally using this blind hunting as well as hunt test training, I feel you won’t find a better portable blind.