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best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« on: Feb 02, 2011, 12:06 PM »
I  have a frabill hub style 2 man pop up and i am looking for a single man flip over.  money aside who has the best quality 1 man? I read the frabill vs. clam posts and still not sure which to go with.  looking for easy, quick setup, comfy seat,lightweight, nice fishable space for jigging, and durable.  Not asking for much i know but would like to see what you guys out there are using and what you like the best. Any input would be appreciated.  thanks

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #1 on: Feb 02, 2011, 12:16 PM »
I just ordered a Clam Trapper 2, waiting for delivery. I based my decision on fishing area (11' ft.) , One of the lightest one man sled out there (with a seat that has a back), portability and set up (no expanding poles), Price also of course! Hoping I made the right choice?????
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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #2 on: Feb 02, 2011, 12:41 PM »
There's a thread like this either on page 2 or 3 of this category and there are probably several more in the shanty category.


I use a Otter Wild1 and love it. Best bang for the buck and the quality is great!

(actually there's one on this page as well)

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #3 on: Feb 02, 2011, 12:49 PM »
Frabill Commando. I was thinking clam or frabill. Frabill seats are hard to beat. Plenty of room in the sled and puls easy. I got a heck of a deal on mine on craigslist and my buddy with the clam is not happy with his after he sat in the frabill.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #4 on: Feb 02, 2011, 01:31 PM »
I've had 2 Clams.  My next one will be a Otter hands down.  Quality on Clams has went down hill the past couple of years.
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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #5 on: Feb 02, 2011, 01:55 PM »
If you ask me ...Otter has priced themselves out of the market ..... Why would you pay that much more then a Frabill ? Plus they are HEAVY
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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #6 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:02 PM »
I've got the Cammando and love it.  Easy to set up and very comfortable.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:07 PM »
so it looks like the otter and frabill more so than a clam.  i will have to check out the otter.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #8 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:17 PM »
As you can see I have a rover 1.5 which I really like . I can stand ..and have 16sqft of space. 279 $

But you will have to make a modification if you do not like the bench seat .... Put a boat seat in it ....
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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #9 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:23 PM »
wheres the best place you all have found to buy a shelter online?  most places you add an extra 100 bucks for shipping. Where i live most local dealers dont carry 1 mans in stock. 

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #10 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:29 PM »
join the frabill nation and go commando!!
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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #11 on: Feb 02, 2011, 02:46 PM »
This is ford or chevy...Everyone has their favorite (usually the one they own). I had a two man HT flip over and was happy with it except for the weight. I now have a shappell rover and I really like it ,it is light and functional and not crazy money.Good luck with this one !!! LOL

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #12 on: Feb 02, 2011, 04:13 PM »
I bought an Eskimo quickflip 3 about 4-5yrs ago and It has held up but its time to upgrade. Its a pain to put it together and the bars that go on the ice have bent. But it has survived for awhile. I also have a clam one person house and that thing is quality. Not very spacious but its nice.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #13 on: Feb 02, 2011, 04:52 PM »
really enjoying my 1.5 shappell  (new this year). plenty of space ... believe me I looked em over before I made the decision,,and I am glad I went with the shappell.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #14 on: Feb 02, 2011, 06:56 PM »
Clam Kenai gets my vote, the thing that really sold me was the depth of the tub on it, you can really fit some stuff in there.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #15 on: Feb 02, 2011, 06:58 PM »
Get an Otter and be done with it!  ;)

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #16 on: Feb 02, 2011, 08:17 PM »
I second the Rover 1.5. Overall very good product and user friendly.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #17 on: Feb 02, 2011, 08:19 PM »
Get an Otter and be done with it!  ;)
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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #18 on: Feb 02, 2011, 08:21 PM »
Clam Kenai gets my vote, the thing that really sold me was the depth of the tub on it, you can really fit some stuff in there.

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Re: best 1 man ice shelter to buy
« Reply #19 on: Feb 02, 2011, 09:44 PM »
Frabill Commando is what I recommend. The seat is awesome and I like the front door option as well. Most one man's that I've seen you have to collapse to exit. I can leave the door open and interact with my friends that don't have a shanty. Got mine for $230 or so on clearance from Bass Pro. Cabelas and BPS are both offering 20% off all in stock shantys. The black fabric on the Frabills also heats up and retains heat better than other colors, and I haven't needed to fire up the heater yet

 

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