I'm in the process of updating my Sniper's hide and I'm looking for some input. My latest design is a 5'x9' Multicam in Epsilon (40D). I switched from a single pole down the length to a smaller pole across the top/front.
My challenge has always been how to allow access in and out without compromising the camouflage. With this design I'm leaning towards a 2-way waterproof zipper down the front dead center. That way it can be used for access, air ventilation, and a murder hole by unzipping the top zipper.
The pole is currently in 3 sections and measures about 28" overall. I realize it's pushing the limit for packing long gear in smaller packs but works fine in my Elberstock Phantom.
Do you think I should shorten the sections down to 18" or leave them alone?
What are your thoughts for the zippered front?