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Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« on: Jan 28, 2022, 09:01 PM »
My friend is 6 ft and weighs 250 plus.  He is refered to as Big Earl but most of us.  Can any of you tell me who makes the largest 1-man flip over shelter?  My friend would like to be able to stand up straight in it if possible.  I love my EVO 1, but it is too small for Big Earl.  What are your experiences in this area of equipment?   
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2022, 09:19 PM »
He may want to consider getting the smallest 2-man flip over, remove one seat and center the seat you don't remove.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2022, 09:51 PM »
Shappel FX150 if you can find one. Clam legend or otter cottage would be good higher end options.
A 2 man with seat removed would be the way Id go, Clam nanook or ice runner expedition

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2022, 11:18 PM »
I have the ice runner expedition. 62 and I can stand up. Only downside is you gotta bring your own chair. Borderline one man carry but drags nice bc its light. Pleased with it so far.  Plenty of space for 2 big adults and very roomy for one.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2022, 11:24 PM »
Hell im 6'2" and 290 and fish out of a tiny fx100.theres not many flips that you can stand in if 6ft.maybe the clam legend.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2022, 02:25 AM »
Otter XT Cottage is marketed as a 2-man that comes with one seat and you have to buy the second seat.

Just dont buy the second seat.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 2022, 04:39 AM »
Im 6' 3" 300lbs I have the Eskimo wide 1 Inferno. I cant stand in it. I have a hard time fishing in it . I feel cramped. Buy a pop up & take a stool

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #7 on: Jan 29, 2022, 05:20 AM »
I have the ice runner expedition. 62 and I can stand up. Only downside is you gotta bring your own chair. Borderline one man carry but drags nice bc its light. Pleased with it so far.  Plenty of space for 2 big adults and very roomy for one.

looks nice but cant get one now.  says taking pre orders for sept. 22!  must be a good seller eh. lol
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #8 on: Jan 29, 2022, 07:25 AM »
I run a non-insulated Clam Yukon with one seat removed. Plenty of room to stand and lots of elbow room and a lot lighter with one seat removed.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #9 on: Jan 29, 2022, 07:50 AM »
I was in the same place. Wanted to get a one man flip to replace my Clam Big Foot XL. I also wanted a little elbow room. I went with the Clam Nanook XL. Very happy with my choice. I use it as a one man with just one seat. It is light enough to load in an SUV by my self. Im older and walk with a Smitty with no problems. It is also tall enough for me to stand.  I considered other 1 and 1 1/2 man sleds and really like the extra room of the Nanook XL. Very happy after a couple seasons of use.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #10 on: Jan 29, 2022, 07:58 AM »
its the height that is gonna be tough. My buddy is over 6 feet, he got an otter lodge after searching high and low for a tall enough flip over, its huge but he can stand up just fine.

If he can deal with not standing up, any smaller 2 man will be better for him.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #11 on: Jan 29, 2022, 08:25 AM »
Im 6' 3" 300lbs I have the Eskimo wide 1 Inferno. I cant stand in it. I have a hard time fishing in it . I feel cramped. Buy a pop up & take a stool

I'm about the same size as you and have the same hut. I love the damn thing until I need to climb out of it without flipping it over. The door just seems super low.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #12 on: Jan 29, 2022, 08:42 AM »
I am short, round, and beat up. And these old bones don't move like they used to. Gettin in and out of a flipover is tough for me ,  not to mention way too confined a space. I am currently using a polar bird 4 T  pop up.
THEY say it's a 4 man....to me, it's a perfect 1 man, I love the room.   upside , lotsa room, not too heavy.  Downside   I have too much crap I bring so the sled is overflowing.  Good luck in your search, hope you find something you like
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #13 on: Jan 29, 2022, 08:54 AM »
Clam Nanook with one seat removed, and set in the middle of the tub.  that's what I use, and it's the best one man around.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #14 on: Jan 29, 2022, 09:03 AM »
I'd go with an Eskimo Sierra thermal without the second seat installed.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #15 on: Jan 29, 2022, 09:05 AM »
I know you said flip over, but if he could do a suitcase style....Shappel DX3000. I'm 6'1, 240, and can stand up in my DX4000. (they don't make that one anymore) The 3000 is just a bit smaller, height is the same.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #16 on: Jan 29, 2022, 02:02 PM »
Clam X100 is 70 high which is the highest center height I have seen in a 1 man.  He would still need to hunch over to get in and out but could almost stand up straight. 

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #17 on: Jan 29, 2022, 02:05 PM »
the Clam X100 is 89lbs so a 2 man wouldnt be much more weight if any of you removed the 2nd seat.  I have the Clam Voyager as a one man with a dog so I never have the 2nd seat in it.  Works great for me. 

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #18 on: Jan 29, 2022, 02:38 PM »
I did a little research of my own this morning and found this information.



And checking websites for availability shows most of these are out of stock this season.  After looking at all of these myself, I'm thinking maybe get rid of my Eskimo EVO 1 and Clam Nanook XL Thermal and get one of the Clam Legend XLs next fall.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #19 on: Jan 29, 2022, 02:40 PM »
Clam nanook xl here too.  It has been a great shelter for the wife and I the last couple seasons but works awesome as a one man with the seat in the middle.  It's in that perfect size and weight range where it's definitely not too heavy to load by yourself but has plenty of room with insulation.  On top of that I only paid 430.00 with free shipping so it was hard to beat.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #20 on: Jan 29, 2022, 04:00 PM »
I love my Legend XL Thermal! That said, I'm finding more and more I'm using a hub more even when fishing by myself. Unless he's gonna run and gun a lot, I'd consider looking at a hub with the full door like the Eskimo Outbreak XD series. I have the 450xd and it's got a bunch of room, I had 3 tip downs going in it the other day. A smaller one like the 350xd or 250xd would be similar. I'm 6' and can stand up straight and walk around in there. Plus the full door makes for easy in and out.

I know the post was about a flip, but thought I'd make the suggestion in case Big Earl didn't consider it.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #21 on: Jan 29, 2022, 04:52 PM »
B. E. has a hub.  He bought it 2 seasons ago and yesterday was the first time he ever put it up - it was below zero cold yesterday.  The problem with hubs here in Mormon Mecca is that we get wind - lots & lots of wind.  Putting up and taking down a hub by yourself CAN be done successfully in the wind, but it is a Royal PITA.  I only had to do it twice to KNOW that there wasn't going to be a third time.  If some of you younger folks (you know, those of you still in your 60's) find it NOT a challenge to mess with hubs, B. E. and I are happy for ya.   :bow:

Putting up the flips in the wind is a piece of cake compared to the hubs for some of us more senior adventurers.  I'll pass along my research and some of y'alls sage advice to B. E. and let him decide.  For me, I'll live out the rest of this season with the Nanook XL Thermal and early next fall sell it along with the Eskimo EVO 1 and look at either the Clam Legend XL or the X100.  Life is good and the perch are bigger and more abundant this season.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #22 on: Jan 29, 2022, 06:32 PM »
The flips are still going to need to be anchored. I had my Legend XL flip over in what I would call a stiff breeze this year on early ice without much snow. I'm adding some kayak drain plugs to the inside of my tub so I cam anchor it down from inside, and plug the holes when I don't need the anchors. It'll stay put when you sit in it no problem, but needs some weight or an anchor to keep er put in you go check a flag or take a wee.

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #23 on: Jan 30, 2022, 08:47 AM »
The flips are still going to need to be anchored. I had my Legend XL flip over in what I would call a stiff breeze this year on early ice without much snow. I'm adding some kayak drain plugs to the inside of my tub so I cam anchor it down from inside, and plug the holes when I don't need the anchors. It'll stay put when you sit in it no problem, but needs some weight or an anchor to keep er put in you go check a flag or take a wee.
Good call on the anchor holes.  I leave my Nanook attached to the Snowdog chain of sleds and if there is a breeze, I point the chain into the wind and the flip doesn't move at all.  If B. E. gets a flip, I'll mention that anchor idea so he can anchor it as wind conditions warrant.   ;D 
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #24 on: Jan 30, 2022, 10:55 AM »
B. E. has a hub.  He bought it 2 seasons ago and yesterday was the first time he ever put it up - it was below zero cold yesterday.  The problem with hubs here in Mormon Mecca is that we get wind - lots & lots of wind.  Putting up and taking down a hub by yourself CAN be done successfully in the wind, but it is a Royal PITA.  I only had to do it twice to KNOW that there wasn't going to be a third time.  If some of you younger folks (you know, those of you still in your 60's) find it NOT a challenge to mess with hubs, B. E. and I are happy for ya.   :bow:

Putting up the flips in the wind is a piece of cake compared to the hubs for some of us more senior adventurers.  I'll pass along my research and some of y'alls sage advice to B. E. and let him decide.  For me, I'll live out the rest of this season with the Nanook XL Thermal and early next fall sell it along with the Eskimo EVO 1 and look at either the Clam Legend XL or the X100.  Life is good and the perch are bigger and more abundant this season.   :thumbsup:


Totally agree. Hubs are a PITA to put up and take down, even without the wind. But then again, when is there ever no wind on a lake during winter...it's always windy.  Had a hub for my first few years (mid 40s) and finally had enough and got a Shappel flip. Easy peasy now..

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #25 on: Jan 30, 2022, 11:18 AM »
I love using my Clam Nanook alone, lots of room and not overly heavy.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #26 on: Jan 31, 2022, 05:14 AM »
I'm about the same size as you and have the same hut. I love the damn thing until I need to climb out of it without flipping it over. The door just seems super low.

6'1 big boy here and I hear ya.  I do not think I have ever opened that door to walk in and out.  It just screams blow out my back if I try to crawl through that door.   It is nice for long walks.  I have a cottage, a lodge, a frabil pop up and an old clam GB packer shack.  I can stand in the lodge, the frabil and the clam.  The cottage I gotta crouch.  I use the cottage the most. 

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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #27 on: Jan 31, 2022, 08:55 AM »
Not sure if you can find one, but the Clam Runner Thermal was a good flipover.  They may have stopped making them, but they were used for guys that fished lakers.  The units are still around, I see them every once in awhile come up on Marketplace and E Bay.  There are videos on YouTube about them if you want to look at it. 
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #28 on: Jan 31, 2022, 09:15 AM »
Not sure if you can find one, but the Clam Runner Thermal was a good flipover.  They may have stopped making them, but they were used for guys that fished lakers.  The units are still around, I see them every once in awhile come up on Marketplace and E Bay.  There are videos on YouTube about them if you want to look at it.
They are no longer in production.
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Re: Looking for the largest 1-man flipover.
« Reply #29 on: Jan 31, 2022, 09:30 AM »
Too Bad!  If he can find one, this may be what he is looking for.  I see that they still sell the replacement shell - if he can find an old one. 
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