Caddis® Navigator II Float Tube
Didn't work out
I purchased this tube for my husband for his birthday. It claimed it was crafted for larger anglers, and appears so by the photos. My husband is 6'3", 190 lbs and he was crammed in the thing. The tube across the midde with the shelf/fish ruler/drink holder was also akward & cumbersome & got in the way of him wanting to maneauver in any sort of direction.
The right pontoon kept deflating as well. I couldn't hear a leak, but there must have been one somewhere. That said, if it was just an issue with the pontoon tube, we would have exchanged it. But the whole tube wasn't going to work, so we returned the thing for store credit.
September 12, 2012
You will not believe this thing
I have been float tubing for several years using my old stand by tube. A friend of mine swore by this Caddis Navigator and talked me into trying it out. I can't even began to tell you how great this float tube is. First off the material they use is tough as nails and will hold up to even my abuse. The best part is how comfortable it is. Once I adjusted the air level a bit to make it softer on my back i felt like I was in a first class airplane seat ! I will be spending a lot more time on the water this summer thanks to my new toy.
July 16, 2012
The good...shipped fast, seems durable, lots of straps and d-rings. You also sit up nice and high.
The bad...top backrest is not needed. I had to deflate the U-shaped tube for comfort (Im 6'3" 240#). The storage bags are very small. When in the water the stabilizer bar really digs into the pontoons, and the pontoons rotate inward and everything pulls too close. I feel a little claustrophobic when fishing. And the apron sags a lot due to the rotation of the pontoons.
A little bit of buyers remorse but I am too lazy to return it.
July 15, 2012
Wow this is nice
I have bought Caddis tubes before, but this new material they are using is the best I have ever seen. I love this new Navigator. I did not think it would be better than my last tube , but it is ! Thank you thank you !
May 3, 2012