Amazing quality and really helps keep me hidden!
While I have not yet had opportunity to use on a hunt, they appear exactly as advertised! At first glance I wish they were slightly longer. Essentially an option between the two sizes. But who knows, after using i May find they work perfect! It’s only for that reason I give 4-stars (pending use)
Dan—let us know what you think after you put them to use! We're here if you have any questions or need anything else. Thanks!
The branches came in boxes that were about 6-8 inches too short so Novix had to bend and tape the ends of the branches together in a "U" shape so that they would fit. The last time I ordered these, the boxes were sized correctly. I assume the issue was an oversight between the branch manufacturing and packaging specifications. It was only a slight inconvenience though. I assume the packaging issue is only temporary until they exhaust their mismatched packaging/product inventory. Be careful when cutting the tape though because it is under quite a bit of pressure. Once you cut the tape, the branch ends will spring forward.
It would be great if Novix would start offering the old attachment blocks and dovetail brackets again instead of providing flimsy rubber coated metal wire. The wire will never hold up to wind or ice accumulation but the old blocks will. I ended up having a local company re-engineer the older style blocks instead of using the wire ties. It was a bit of an expensive hassle, but it was worth it to me in order to avoid the branches bending or shifting during bad weather. Although the Camoflex brand has changed hands over the years, I have used the branches for over a decade and they continue to last.
My main issue is with the lack of quality mounting blocks and hardware. That being said, I still think the concealment these branches provide are worth purchasing and investing some additional time and cost into developing higher quality mounting options. I am very happy that I am at least able to purchase these branches again as prior companies that owned the brand never successfully reintroduced theses branches to the market. It might be cheaper to use real branches instead, but you won't have the option to bend real branches to perfectly fit your specific situation. In addition, real leaves will shrivel up and fall off within a few weeks.