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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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