Caddis Navigator II Float Tube
I've been using this float tube for the past year. It was a great buy. I liked the design of the two pontoons, the seat was placed in a great position. Lots of storage. It was able to hold both my bait caster and open open reel. It's BIG GUY safe too. I'm 6'1” 320lbs. I haven't noticed stretching on the seams. A word of warning, if you do decide to go to higher elevation be sure to let some air out of the bladders, as the higher you go the more inflated they get!!! POP! Lesson learned! I'm replacing mine.
June 25, 2009
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
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