White River Fly Shop Lost Lake Round Float Tube
BOUGHT THIS PRODUCT THIS YEAR AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. I HAVE FLOATED ON SMALL PONDS & LAKES IN EASTERN KANSAS AND ON GRANDLAKE, OK. NEVER HAVE i HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT. I HAVE LEFT IT AIRED UP FOR 5 DAYS STRAIGHT WITH NO AIR LEAKAGE. VERY STABLE IN THE WATER EVEN WITH THE ROCKET BOATERS WAKES ALL AROUND.ONLY CON IN MY BOOK IS GETTING IN & OUT OF THE H2O BECAUSE OF THE ROUND DESIGN. BUT I EASILY ADAPTED TO THIS PROBLEM. EASY TO USE.EASY TO CLEAN. AND EASY TO TAKE IT ANY WHERE & ANY TIME. NO BETTER WAY TO FLYFISH IN MY BOOK. A+++++
July 13, 2009
Great value for the money. I have four of them and they work well. The only thing I would improve is to provide manufacturer's address so as to be able to replace individual chambers when they leak or break. I put a hook through one and need to replace it.
Boston valve is big improvement over another type tube I have that has to be deflated slowly.
May 7, 2006
Not so good
bought one last month and don't like it nearly as much as the old truck
innertube based float tube I bought 15 years ago from BPS. The main
bladder leaks air so that within an hour on the water the tube is
developing creases and starting to "sink" -- not dangerous, just
clearly not holding air. I also have to say, I like the old style with
a pouch in front and the space on the side for the elbows free -- but I
can't find a tube like that anymore. And, I'm not sure of the value of
storage in the backrest -- who can reach it while you're in the tube?
I'm now trying to decide whether to have the main bladder replaced on
this one or returning it and upgrading to something better.
July 4, 2006
Well worth the price
I bought 2 about 2 1/2 yrs ago and have used them quite a bit. Very pleased. Very comfy even on a 5 hr float. This may not be recommended but I store mine inflated and they have barely leaked in 2 + yrs. Another reviewer made a comment about not holding air... I recommend you return it. When you first fill the bladders make sure they're perfectly positioned (valve aligned w/access port) or you'll have trouble later trying to top them off . I need to get another one (I have 2 boys).... I may opt for the U-shaped to make casting forward easier.
November 29, 2006