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Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« on: Oct 11, 2017, 09:36 AM »
Has anyone been able to check out the new flip over shacks from Eskimo this year? I worked the Thorne Bros Annual Portable Mods event in September and was able to check out the new Sierra Thermal. I have to say that I really liked what I saw and felt. 75% of the times that I use my 2 man flipover I am pulling it out and around on the ice by hand because of this I don't want a shack that's more than 85lbs or so as I like to stay mobile if I can. My old shack weighed 72lbs and fit this niche perfect but I wanted an upgrade to the seats and Thermal fabric.

The Sierra is offered in a non-thermal and thermal option. The non-thermal option weighs in at 74lbs and the Thermal option weighs 82lbs. The seats are very sturdy, have high backs, are made of breathable mesh and swivel. Another feature that I really like is being able to remove 1 of the seats (and added weight) if I choose to. I also liked the feel of the Square poles/tubes. I think my decision to upgrade and sell my old flipover is made up.

http://www.geteskimo.com/sierra-thermal-sled-shelter

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #1 on: Oct 11, 2017, 10:09 AM »
Seems like a nice flip over balancing size and weight.

I keep getting tempted to buy one from SG with the double discount option, but, something of this size and price and lack of returnability, I really prefer to see it first.  One of the many things I plan to check out at the St. Paul Ice Show in December. 

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #2 on: Oct 11, 2017, 11:16 AM »
I keep getting tempted to buy one from SG with the double discount option, but, something of this size and price and lack of returnability, I really prefer to see it first.  One of the many things I plan to check out at the St. Paul Ice Show in December.

I definitely agree. That's a purchase that warrants seeing and messing around with it in person before making a decision!

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #3 on: Oct 11, 2017, 01:18 PM »
I haven't checked one of them out in person but from what I saw on the website I like it.  I was also looking at the Grizzly and like it also but I don't think it's worth double the money. 

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #4 on: Oct 11, 2017, 01:31 PM »
...I was also looking at the Grizzly and like it also but I don't think it's worth double the money.

My thoughts exactly. Plus the weight penalty. 

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2017, 09:38 AM »
That does look nice and at a great weight... I mostly walk also.  What were your thoughts on the tub, durable and deep enough? I'm guessing that's one of the big spots they cut weight. Wonder how it compares to the clam nanook, I've fished in one and it did the job, not a favorite though.

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #6 on: Oct 12, 2017, 10:35 AM »
That does look nice and at a great weight... I mostly walk also.  What were your thoughts on the tub, durable and deep enough? I'm guessing that's one of the big spots they cut weight. Wonder how it compares to the clam nanook, I've fished in one and it did the job, not a favorite though.

The tub seemed shallower then my current Frabill Trekker II but I am okay with that. The bigger/deeper the tub the more stuff I seem to cram into it making it heavier and defeating the purpose of trying to stay light and mobile. If I pull the trigger I will be buying the Hyfax Runner kit and installing it while assembling to protect the investment.

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Re: Eskimo Sierra Shelter
« Reply #7 on: Oct 12, 2017, 11:52 AM »
That does look nice and at a great weight... I mostly walk also.  What were your thoughts on the tub, durable and deep enough? I'm guessing that's one of the big spots they cut weight. Wonder how it compares to the clam nanook, I've fished in one and it did the job, not a favorite though.

•Item Number: 702551
•Capacity: 2 people
•Set-up Size: 60" x 84"
•Opened height: 67"
•Collapsed Size: 19.5" x 31.5" x 60' l
•Sled Size: 7" x 31.5" x 60"
•Fishable area: 22.5' sq.-ft.
•Weight: 74 lbs.

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