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Mike Stark

What's the best 1 man shelter???

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im looking for a 1 man shelter....i would be using it to run and gun....looking for something light yet durable.

any ideas???

thanks

mike

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get the team wild one man!!! it has everything you are looking for and much more! windows open twice to make a "hole" so no foggy windows to look out . with a comfy bench seat! not to mention its looks awsome!!!

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I paid 199 for mine this spring but there is one for sale on FM for like 75 bucks. but thats a 2 man. very unbreakable with support bars to hold the top down during a wind storm!

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I like my Frabil Recon. I'd go bigger if I could but it would'nt fit in the trunk of my car.

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I really like my FT Pro - very roomy. Big enought for 2 holes (dead stick + jigging). But I am second guessing my self. Kinda thinking I should have gone with a Scout for more proablity and light weight for when I am pulling by hand.

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the wild one man is a little too heavy for me(55lbs)...im looking for something really light that i can pull on foot...i have no snowmachine or wheeler

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i like the fish trap scout, 47 pounds, i have also got the yukon 2-3 person one and they both have very good material and the seats are great to sit in!! 4 star rating

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55 lbs is nothing to pull on the ice (or even through a good amount of snow.) I think the Clam scout trap is right around 50 lbs too. You'd need to get a hub or pak shack to get much lighter, then you'd loose mobility and would likely need a sled anyhow...

Anyone know what the lightest 1 man trap is? The Frabill recon is listed at 32 lbs., not sure if that includes a seat or not?

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IMO they currently dont produce the best one man portable.The fishtrap pro guide is close but,It needs more headroom.I also dont like portables that,when you set the hook are hitting either the front wall or the roof.

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fishwater you into WP?

55lbs sled plus gear plus hiking in....it adds up...sometimes i will hike a few miles to get to a lake...every pound makes a difference

the frabill recon is 32 lbs....that is more like it

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A lot of the one man shacks include a seat that adds a lot of extra weight. To reduce weight, you can take the seat out and cut another 10-20lbs (guestimate). Something to consider as you look at the options.

I do that with my fishtrap pro ... makes a difference. I just use my bucket for my seat. Not the most comfortable but works for me. Anyways, most times I get out and do some hole hopping to stretch the legs.

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I like my Clam Guide. Comes with two seats, but I only mounted one. Plenty of elbow room. Very light.

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Had a PakShack and returned it and got a FishTrap Scout. Loaded the Scout last night into my dads pick up when it was full of gear by myself. In the tub there was my MarCum, tackle bag, rod bag and a few other things. Doubt it weighed 90 pounds with all that stuff in it.

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so with theses flip over shelters with sleds.....there is room to store gear in the sled before you fold the shelter down???

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The best one man shelter is a two man. You won't be sorry you've got the extra room.

That said, I've got the Eskimo Quick Flip II andreally like it.

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Yes there is room to store gear (before or after you fold down the shelter). If you are toting a power auger, you will have to secure it on top some how, other wise everything else typically fits inside the sled. I actually carry mine in my hand when towing my sled.

Definitly make sure you buy the travel cover for the flipover style. Worth it to make sure you don't lose anything while towing.

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I have a Recon, and the new Commando.

The Recon is very light, but the headroom is tight width is a bit tight for me too...and you need to sit on a pail..tough on the back.

The Commando is the nicest 1 man I have ever used by far. May very well be the best on the market right now? Lots of storage, durable tarp, front door, 3 windows, lots of headroom, and fishing area...and the deluxe seat that moves left and right..is sweet. The retail for $279

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I also am a huge fan of the otter/team wild shacks. I have used the 3 man team wild for nearly a year now and really like it. These houses are probably a bit heavier than some other ones because the sleds are built so heavy duty. Believe me it is worth it when pulling behind a snowmobile or wheeler. But in your case Mike a bullet proof sled isn't really needed as you will be pulling it by hand. My buddy has a little 1 man fish trap (the scout I think its called), I have used it and its pretty nice and light.

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I have a Eskimo Quik flip II, but wanted something a little smaller and lighter. I got a Scout Pro, It's also easier to heat.

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anyone use the pak shack???

I too had bought the pak shack and returned it for the Recon. It serves it's purpous for the right person but for as much as I get out the quality was a factor. I also don't like how the "camp style" chair sits. Nice for lounging but no for fishing IMO.

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Originally Posted By: mstark83
anyone use the pak shack???

I too had bought the pak shack and returned it for the Recon. It serves it's purpous for the right person but for as much as I get out the quality was a factor. I also don't like how the "camp style" chair sits. Nice for lounging but no for fishing IMO.

Wish I would have taken mine back, quality was not very good but it was light.2 of the hubs broke on it the same day, used it less then 15 times over 2 years.Just bought a used fishtrap pro and betting I will like that a whole lot more.

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I have a HT Polar Escape i think its called, i dont think they make it anymore but i love it, its pretty light and is a great size for a trunk of a car. But have heard of the Recon

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