Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rainboodle First time tuber
I recieved this for my birthday this year as my boyfriend and I have taken up fishing and wanted to get out to where the fish are. This tube is very easy to put together and inflate. Due to our limited car storage space we underinflated it to get to the lake and filled it up before we got it into the water. Its easy to get in and out of with plenty of storage space for tackle. We pared down what we brought but were able to fit 3 4 X 10" tackle containers and a small fly box into one of the arm pouches. The other I used for the essentials: clippers, pliers, drinks (cupholder would be nice), sunblock, waterproof camera, small towel, snacks, wet naps, stringer, lip balm (as a girl this is truely essential). There was still room in the first pouch but until I get better with the tackle I have I will just have to slowly add on. The tube moved well thru the water and I had no problems other then tired legs from kicking. Thank god for the safety strap between the legs since it does feel like you are sliding into the water. I wish all the tubes had this. Very comfortable, the netting was helpful for changing lures and retying jigs. Its not too heavy even with all my tackle and extras in it so carrying it was a breeze. I didn't have too much trouble when the wind kicked up either. It does ride a bit low in the water but I did not get any water into the back of my waders and that was even as I was leaning back against the back of the tube. I would recommend this tube to others and the price was more than reasonable for the product. I am looking forward to many more days out on the lakes and reservoirs.
July 19, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by GATICO GET ONE
ON MY SECOND ONE. FIRST ONE WAS DESTROYED BECAUSE I LEFT IT OUTSIDE AND MY DOGS GOT TO IT (DOGS ARE GONE). I HAVE USED THIS IN FARM PONDS FOR BLUEGILL AND BASS, BIG LAKES FOR ALL SPECIES AND RIVERS TROUT FISHING. IT HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN. EASY TO SET UP. LIGHT WEIGHT FOR HIKING IN AND PORTAGE. THE SHELL IS VERY TOUGH. I HAVE BEEN IN HEAVY COVER AND ROCKY RIVERS AND NO TEARS.
THIS TUBE SITS LOW IN THE WATER SO THE WIND DOESNT BLOW IT AROUND ALOT. HOWEVER, YOU DO SIT IN THE WATER SO WADERS ARE NEEDED DEPENDING ON TIME OF YEAR AND CONDITIONS. LOTS OF STORAGE, COMFORTABLE ENOUGH FOR ALL DAY TRIPS. NEED TO GET FINS. i PREFER PADDLE PUSHERS BECAUSE I LIKE TO MOVE FORWARD. THESE ARE A LITTLE BIT SLOWER BUT I DONT MIND. ALSO A ROD HOLDER IS A BLESSING, I ALWAYS CARRY A SPINNING ROD AND A FLY ROD. I ALSO IMPROVISED SOME SUSPENDERS. THEY COME IN HAND Y ON RIVERS WHEN THE WATER IS TO SHALLOW. YOU JUST STAND UP AND WADE TILL THE WATER IS DEEP AGAIN.
March 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthernDJM Perfect for shorebound angler
This is excellent for people who don't have the place to store a canoe, kayak, or boat. I find that the bladders will lose pressure over several days of use, so I keep a pump nearby. The bladders take quite some time to inflate from scratch, so get a quality pump.
Expect your elbows to get wet while fishing, and the only pouch that hasn't gotten wet yet for me is the one on very top behind the angler. I say this to warn people about putting cameras or phones in the side pouches.
I haven't had mine long enough to wear it out, so I can't say anything about longevity, or compare it to other models as it's my first one.
Lot's of storage, relatively light, and opens up a lot of water where you may not have been able to fish before. I love mine.
March 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coefficient13 better than expected
These are better than anyone would think for the price.
I bought 3 and none lose any air. Been on several trips. They are comfortable.
There is no reason for you to not have some of these.
September 15, 2011