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walldigger
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 05:49 AM 01/17/08 (CST)
Does anybody own one of those insulated portable's. I think Frabil has them and also fish trap makes them also. They are pretty spendy, I don't know if there worth it or not.

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:55 AM 01/17/08 (CST)
Walldigger,
I've been wondering the same thing? I was also wondering how much heavier they are with that insulation on them?


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:29 PM 01/17/08 (CST)
WARNING....IF YOU DONT WANT TO READ THIS MUMBO JUMBO ABOUT THE SHELTERS, ITS A LITTLE LONG, CHECK THEM OUT YOURSELF....LINKS ARE AT THE BOTTOM! checked out the only 2 insulated portables i could find, besides having a homemade canvas, the fish trap x thermal, and the frabill r2-tec. the fish trap x thermal which is a 2-man shelter, costs $899.99 msrp plus shipping if you cant get one at a retail store near you. weighs 135 pounds and is 7 feet 8 inches long, 6 feet wide and a center height of 6 feet 3 inches stays 28 degrees warmer compared to ice shelters of the same size and heat source...looked good until i seen the new one from frabill, which comes in two sizes the 2 man and 3 man. the frabill r2-tec looks really good and WARM the 2 man is also $900 the 3-man is $1200. a little spendy for a portable for most people.. but if you can afford it its worth it..the frabill 2-man weighs 178 pounds with included equipment 89"length x 72" width x 72"height.. with an actual fishable are of 72" x "53"...the r2-tec comes with a sled that has the new glide trax system reduceing the amount of drag when being pulled on the ice - 25% less surface area on the sled hits the ice maiking it easier to pull. Finally the main reason why frabill's is going to be better in my opinion - the insulation is made by 3m....yep the one and only thinsulate..who doesnt trust thinsulate everyone whos everyone has at least 1 article of outer wear that has thinsulate...the canvas is actually called the norpacR2 and i guess is going to be put on a couple other shelters as well..who knows maybe they will do custom orders and you will be able to throw away your weak single ply canvas and have one to custom fit your shelter!!!!! heres a couple websites to check out and compare the shelters.....sorry about the extensive report but i would rather have someone say its too long, than what the heck are you talking about...hope you enjoy the info and good luck fishing


http://www.norpacr2.com/index.html
http://www.r2-tec.com/
http://www.clamcorp.com/fishtrapxtherm.html



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:59 AM 02/20/13 (CST)
ice fishing is a sport. It involves involves catching fish from within a frozen lake.

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northshorechef
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:39 AM 03/10/13 (CST)
I know a few people that have them, if its really cold (like mlk weekend '13) it would have been really nice! But most of the time they are way to warm for me, I stress for me, this year I bought one with a floor, its a nice change to no have your feet on the ice.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 04:28 PM 03/18/13 (CST)
"ice fishing is a sport. It involves involves catching fish from within a frozen lake."

Cool. Now all this mumbo-jumbo about a "portable ice house" makes sense! smile smiley




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