Caddis® Navigator II Float Tube
Not like the old Caddis Navigator!
Well I have been tubing for over 10 years and have always used Caddis Navigators. I finally decided to buy a new tube to replace the three I have...boy what a disappointment!
Caddis has changed the way the tubes are made and I am not happy. Got my new Navigator II took it out of the box and inflated the bladders. Tube looked great until the rip-stop cover split. I know for a fact I did not over inflate because the bladders were only about 75% full....it is just cheap materials use to manufacture.
I did return it to Bass Pro and they gave me another...if it does it again I will just switch to OutCast float tubes.
April 3, 2012
nav ll float tube
i have used this tube for 9 years now and have had excellent service by it,i am a big guy 6-1,275 and its very stable,i own 2 of them,1 is a backup, i like the 4 bladder set up, much safer, takes rough water well and i agree the top bladder is not really needed, excellent back support,plenty of storage room, i fish 2 rods and use duel rodholders, this tube takes lots of air,invest in a 12volt inflator and run from the car, you will get more fishing time !!!
January 12, 2012
Oh YA !!
I got this just in time for my big summer fishing trip. With no time at all to check it out before we went, I was very happy how easy it was to Use. Along with being easy, it was very comfortable and the quality was over the top. I have had a couple of other tubes over the past several years, but this is the best yet.
August 14, 2011
The navigator II is a nice lightweight pontoon that moves across the water very nicely. I agree with the gentleman who removed the upper backrest bladder and used it for storage...I did also as the support in the U bladder is excellent. The trick to getting the bladders to fill up the pontoons is lots of air. The valves on the pontoons could be better. The are difficult to access with the U bladder filled. It would be better if Caddis put the same valve on the pontoons as is in the U bladder left storage pouch. The U bladder needs to be filled to the max or the stabilzer bar sinks deep into the bladders. I have a rod holder strapped on one side and my "fishin' buddy" "tube mount" on the other. My first trip, taught me that you can not tighten the tube straps too tight. I had to loosen both and once I did that I could get the right amount of air in the chamber...and that was to the point I could not blow in anymore. Once I solved those issues which were basically a "getting to know you" problem, I have found that this set up is great. The extra straps for my extra rod are great...as I lost some velcro attaching my accessories. If you use strap on accessories...you might want to look at other inflatable pontoons with more space for add-ons. But, other than that this was a good purchase, moves well in the water and is easy to add backpack straps to and light enough to carry. I am a professional angler and fishing report website publisher and I am happy with this purchase but Caddis could make some very minor improvements.
October 12, 2010