Eskimo Ice Fishing Shelters – Fish In Warmth

Are you looking for that perfect ice shelter? If you are you have come to the right place. Eskimo ice fishing shelters are proven products that have stood the test of time.

I like the bright red color of their ice shelters. It makes it easy to see them out on the ice if it’s a cloudy, windy day. That is a safety feature in itself.

Eskimo ice fishing shelters

Eskimo shelters are built well, and they are easy to set up and takedown. You can have your shelter up and ready to use within minutes. They are also very portable. They fit in a duffle bag! How about that for portability.

In this article, I will be reviewing 3 of Eskimos ice fishing shelters. I will compare price, special features, and the various specifications of each so that you can have an informed opinion on which one would be best for you and your specific situation.

Quickfish 2

Product: Eskimo Quickfish 2
Cheapest Place to buy:
Collapsed Size: 45″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″
Warranty: 1-year Limited
My rating: 9.2 out of 10

Eskimo Quickfish 69151 2 Pop-up Portable Ice Shelter, 2 Person , Red

The Quickfish 2 ice shelter by Eskimo is a great fit for the ice angler who are new to the ice fishing sport. This shelter is priced at $139.99 on Amazon. Which is a fair price for a nice shelter as this one is. Only takes about 60 seconds to set-up! Now, that’s no time at all!

This ice shelter fits two people comfortably. You could probably crame four people in there, but I wouldn’t recommend it. And that’s to close for comfort for my taste lol. Once the Quickfish 2 is set up, it is 60″ x 60″ and elbow room of 76″ x 76″ making it a nice sized ice shelter for two people. It’s 67″ high and 21.5 lbs.

The Quickfish 2 fits in a backpack. So you can strap it on your back, and off you go. It has mesh pockets on the inside for storage of equipment and extra skirting which to snow on top to help keep the wind out and the warm in. This ice shelter is not insulated to make that clear and made out of 300 Denier fabric. That stuff is as tough as it gets in a material.

Windows are removable for ventilation purposes. Self-tapping ice anchors to keep the shelter in place. With the anchors and the snowpack, this shelter will not be going anywhere.

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Quickfish 3

Product: Eskimo Quickfish 3
Cheapest Place to buy:
Collapsed Size: 52″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″
Warranty: 1-year Limited
My rating: 9.4 out of 10

Eskimo 69143 Quickfish 3 Pop-Up Portable Hub-Style Ice Fishing Shelter, 34 Square Feet of Fishable Area, 3 Person Shelter

And we have the Quickfish 3 which is a step up from the Quickfish 2 in that it fits three people comfortably.

Also, the whole unit fits right into a duffle bag for easy transport. With 34 square feet of fishable area and 70″ x 70″ total room on the inside. Maximum height of 80″ for the taller ice angler. And you have 90″ x 90″ of elbow room to stretch those tired ice fished arms out when needed.

It only takes about 60 seconds to pop-up like the other one and comes with removable windows, durable fiberglass poles, extra-long skirting, and six self-tapping ice anchors.

It comes with four removable windows for ventilation. It fits in a duffle bag that can be worn on your back or put in a sled for easy transport. This ice shelter is made out of durable 300 Denier fabric. Also has two doors with YKK zippers for easy opening and shutting. It has sturdy hubs to keep it from collapsing in on you.

The -Quick fish 3- is not insulated, but you can opt for the Quickfish 3i- which is an insulated version of 3. The price for the  Quickfish 3i is $258.99. Less than 100 dollars more so if you want extra warmth in ice shelter you would want to go with the 3i version. The insulated version will keep you 35% warmer than the non-insulated version with Eskimos insulated quilted fabric.

If you have a couple of other anglers to fish with you will want to pick this one up for sure.

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Quickfish 5i

Product: Eskimo Quickfish 5i
Cheapest Place to buy:
Collapsed Size: 63″ x 11″ x 11″
Warranty: 1-year Limited
My rating: 9.3 out of 10

Last but not least we have the Quickfish 5i. This Eskimo shelter comes with all the features of the other two shelters plus it’s insulated for extra warmth in those cold wind wiped days we can have out on the ice. This ice shelter fits about five people comfortably. One or two more if you want to feel like your in a can of sardines lol.

For easy transport, this shelter can be put in a duffle bag which can be worn or placed in a sled. The fishable area in this one is 64 square feet with a set-up up the size of 108″ x 108″ x 108″. Height is 84″ and a whopping eight windows for excellent outside viewing to see what your neighbors are up to! It has a five-sided design for an extra fishing area and is made out of 600 denier fabric.

The poles are strong, the fabrics strong and the sturdy hubs will hold this shelter up time after time. Also easy to set up within minutes you will be up and ice fishing.

So if you have a fishing party of 5, I would put Eskimo Quickfish 5i on your Christmas list. In my opinion, it’s well worth the money.

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Now that you have three choices of Eskimo ice fishing shelters to choose from which one will you pick? Will it be the:

Now that you have all the information you need now to make an informed decision. You can’t go wrong with the Eskimo brand. They are a world-class company with durable and reliable ice fishing shelters and gear that will stand for years and they back it by a 1-year limited warranty.

Hope you got some useful information out of this review and if you have any further questions or comments please leave them below.

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Cory is a content writer-editor and founder of Tackle Box Talk. Favorite Quote: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."

12 thoughts on “Eskimo Ice Fishing Shelters – Fish In Warmth”

  1. Thanks for the great review on the Eskimo ice fishing shelters Cory. I was struggling to find a good independent review on ice fishing shelters from someone who has had practical experience with them. I see the ratings on Amazon are good too, so you have recommended a quality brand which gives me confidence in the purchase. 

    Keep up the great reviews!

  2. This article is explanatory and informative.

    The Eskimo shelters are lovely with thoughtful designs. I love the Quickfish 5i more because its more spacious and comes with the features of the other two.

    I’m a little bit claustrophobic, so something wwith more space is what I love and will go for.

    Thanks for the review

  3. Wow! This is such a neatly designed item! Do you know if only tourists would use something like this or if people who live in climates like that all tend to use this product? 

    While I can’t handle the cold climates that would require the use of something like this, I do plan to visit some of our wonderful, frozen places in the world and it’s nice to know that I don’t have to be uncomfortable even if the climate is. 

    Thanks for introducing this to me!

    • Most people that ice fish a lot use them. It can get real cold on the open lake.

  4. My husband enjoys ice fishing, but unfortunately, he has developed Raynaud’s Syndrome, which means he doesn’t get enough circulation in his hands to keep them warm in the cold.  I want to buy him an insulated shelter for Christmas so he can keep going with his buddies. My hope is that a good shelter combined with his hand warmers will be enough to let him keep enjoying himself.  Do you think that the Quickfish 3i is insulated enough for this?

    • Yes that should be perfect for him. Just make sure that he brings along some warm gloves and maybe some hand warmer packets would help as well.

      • Yep, he uses hand warmers and even has some battery operated warming gloves, although they take away some of his dexterity. Thanks so much, I think I’ve found his Christmas present!

  5. I may not be into ice fishing but I do know some fellas that are.  While I was watching the second video did I actually see some sort of heater in there?  Would that not be kind of dangerous?  Am I correct in thinking that you could use these for other things rather than just ice fishing?  For some reason when I read this article I thought about the show Mountain Men.  Often times they will be out in the wilderness and end up having to build themselves a shelter.  One of these would be handy.

    • Looks like they have some kind of portable electric heater in the ice shake must be a battery operated on or ran with a generator. Use of a propane or gas heater would not be recommended. Very dangerous I have heard of people being overcome by carbon monoxide in ice shelters. Here’s a link to an article about safety facts and carbon monoxide https://portablestylegenerator

      For your other question about using fishing shelters for other things. Yeah you could I never thought of that but they are basically like tents.

  6. That looks really cool, now it is definitely time to do Ice Fishing as well. Where do you go Ice fishing? I am planning a trip with a friend and her husband that we will go Upstate NY, the Eskimo shelter looks like a nice addition for our upcoming trip. That will definitely keep four of us in there. Neat product. My husband and his friend will love it. Maybe not for me lol Happy Holidays!

    • I ice fish in Wisconsin. Good luck on your trip to upstate New York. Hope your husband enjoys to ice shelter.

  7. I love this review of these ice shelters. These products are super cool, with not just flexibility to post up and focus on that Alaskan ice block, but my personal favorite, the Quickfish 2 ice shelter by Eskimo is a great fit for the ice angler who are new to the ice fishing sport.


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