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Offline jbird68

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Tent material on Flip-overs
« on: Jan 18, 2018, 11:43 AM »
I've been looking for two-man flip-over for me and my teenager. I've noticed that some look canvas and some look like nylon. Are there advantages/dis-advantages to one over the other? Weight, Wind resistant, water resistant, likely to melt or burn if too close to a heater, light transfering though etc.

Shappell look like nylon
Frabill has some that look like nylon and some that look like canvas.
Eskimo all look like canvas
Otter look like nylon
Clam look like canvas


Offline Old Goat

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Re: Tent material on Flip-overs
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2018, 07:39 PM »
300 denier to 1200 and about a buck per roughly I have the lightest flip over made it is 340 d 

Offline TheCrappieFisherman

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Re: Tent material on Flip-overs
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2018, 11:05 AM »
Otter probably has the most durable shelter material out there from comparing in stores. That also makes it the heaviest. the pro xt flipovers are 1200 denier. Also note that denier is the a measurement for the thickness of fibers used. Does not correlate to the amount of insulation. Higher denier=more durable.

Offline davearnold5511

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Re: Tent material on Flip-overs
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Before I purchased a shelter I called every manufacturer for specs. I fish on the eastern slope of the Rockies where Hub style shelters don't stand a chance in the 50 mph winds.

Otter Pro sleds have the largest size square tube versus other's round tunes, and have 1200 denier fabric standard.

I am from Montana and ordered mine from an outfit in Minnesota and went and got it since you can't buy them around here.

Can't tell you how many times I'm the only guy on the ice in a shelter, with other poor folks dying out there on 5 gallon buckets, because the wind folded their hubs into garbage piles.

And I should be getting paid a commission from Otter because of the # of people who have come over to check out the Pro sled and have said they would buy one.

Just my 2 cents worth... and I don't work for Otter, but it's the best $ I've ever spent.

Offline davearnold5511

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Re: Tent material on Flip-overs
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 2018, 11:42 AM »
Forgot to add... the 2 man Otter Pro setup is called the cabin, the 3 man sled is the lodge. 2 man is plenty, and the padded swivel seats are a nice touch.

I run a Mr Heater Big Buddy heater backed right up against the wall of the tent and it is fine.

No light comes through the 1200 denier material, except pinholes at stitches.

Due to the high winds I face, I added anchor straps through eye bolts in the back of the sled. I use up to 8 anchors, 4 in the straps on the sled, 4 for the skirt to hold it down. That keeps me on the ice.

Hope that helps.

Offline Uncle Al

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Re: Tent material on Flip-overs
« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2018, 06:27 PM »
From my experience most uninsulated flipover tents are made from 600 denier polyester outdoors material,


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