The Summit Pop-Up Ice Fishing Shelter from Clam Corp is a lightweight and compact, portable, pop-up shelter that provides 48 square feet of comfortable fishing space when set up. In addition to the innovative convex wall design that creates extra ''elbow'' space, the Summit's 78'' high center roof and large footprint (6' x 8') combine to make it the ideal base shelter and warming house.
Although the Summit makes a great base shelter, its lightweight (only 30 lbs) and quick-set design allows anglers to quickly move around without wasting valuable time. The Summit Ice Shelter offers two corner D-shaped doors for easy in/out, four clear vinyl windows with covers, two vents, multiple safety reflectors, and a wide skirt to maximize comfort and fishability. Imported.
Rated 1 out of 5 by wormandbobber poor anchoring system
I purchased the Summit shelter in late November 2010. When I was setting it up I was immediately a little suspect of the plastic clips and strap system that you use to anchor it down. My previous experience was with an red hut my buddy owns where the anchors go through short straps with grommets that are stitched to the heavy fabric in the corners of the hut. The Clam has the straps about 12" long, are in two parts and they are stitched to the light fabric body of the hut. You cannot have the straps clipped in place and put in the ice anchors - you have to put in the anchors and then clip on the straps. Once clipped on you have to cinch the hut down as tight as possible to keep wind from getting under it. With the red hut, the anchors draw the hut down as you tighten them. The red hut anchors are much better quality as well - they go in easier while the Clam ones are a bear. In fact on my second trip with the Clam I packed a drill to make it easier to get them in.
Second use turned into a bit of an experience. It was windy (Colorado high country) but we were able to get the hut in place and had 6 anchors holding the hut down - 4 that came with the hut inside and two I bought and installed outside for the tie off lines to keep the hut from popping in. About an hour later a gust of wind came along and away went the hut, across the lake, over a bluff and across a field. All 6 anchors still in the ice with the straps and clips in place. Three plastic clips were broke and one strap tore off t wall of the hut. both tie lines broke off as soon as the hut got airborne. I looked around to see who else experienced the same issue thinking that it must have been an exceptional wind event that caused the catastrophic failure. To my dismay all of the huts on the lake (50 plus that I could see) were still in place. The majority were either green or red pop ups. After retrieving my hut and any gear that blew off with it we fished the day out with no shelter. The Clam Summit is now safely back at the Bass Pro Shop return department as of this past weekend and I am now the happy owner of a red ice fishing shelter.
December 20, 2010