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mulecrazy 01-12-2012 01:48 PM

Frabill headquaters 6-man tent
 
Anyone have any experience with these ice fishing tents? How do they hold up to wind wear? How quick are they to set up? Looking at getting one of them, but want to know what kind of product we are looking at.

Thanks.

TROLLER 01-12-2012 04:36 PM

You need at least one helper and do not I repeat do not attempt to put it up in the wind.

Watched a couldpe guys at PCR tring a few weeks back and they were chaing down the lake for a tore up tent.

Other than that what a great tent for a few guys to fish out of. My experience as i am sure everyone else is that if it says 4 man then it's a 2 and so on.

hosmerunited 01-13-2012 03:00 AM

i like mine. it is great for 3 guys with real lawn chairs, heater, gear and holes. does get tight with 4 guys. have only used it several times the first year i bought it and i have not used it since however plan on doing so soon.

jts1 01-13-2012 03:07 AM

Just took my 6 man back today and got a fatfish. As said before its a pain to set up alone. And only really good for 3 guys with good chairs and heaters.

skidderman 01-13-2012 03:23 AM

I had a Frabill & it was junk. If I was to buy another I would either go Eskimo or possibly look at others. If you look at the sewing in the Frabill you can see daylight through the seams. If it doesn't bother you then OK but for me, never again. My 2 bits & that is what my Frabill was worth.

mulecrazy 01-13-2012 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skidderman (Post 1254603)
I had a Frabill & it was junk. If I was to buy another I would either go Eskimo or possibly look at others. If you look at the sewing in the Frabill you can see daylight through the seams. If it doesn't bother you then OK but for me, never again. My 2 bits & that is what my Frabill was worth.

I have used the eskimo quickfish 6 in the past and really liked it. If it is like you say then that confirms my worries about why it is a fair bit cheaper. I think I will just wait for the quickfish to come on sale.

I am not really worried about setting it up by myself, If i am fishing alone I am usually just outside anyways.

iliketrout 01-13-2012 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skidderman (Post 1254603)
I had a Frabill & it was junk. If I was to buy another I would either go Eskimo or possibly look at others. If you look at the sewing in the Frabill you can see daylight through the seams. If it doesn't bother you then OK but for me, never again. My 2 bits & that is what my Frabill was worth.

X2!

Eskimo Fatfish all the way!

rustynailz 01-13-2012 02:06 PM

I have the Clam Command Post. Buddy had the Frabill and it was a nightmare. Every time out something else went wrong with it.

I've had mine for going on three years and it's been absolutely fantastic. Easy up, easy down, tons of room, no issues whatsoever other than the bag that they send with it is a piece of crap. You can set it up by yourself as long as the wind isn't too bad.

The Clam is a couple bucks more than the Frabill but I think it's worth it hands down.

iliketrout 01-13-2012 04:58 PM

I've heard good things about the clam tents, but I prefer the Eskimo simply because the windows are velcroed in and in extreme cold I always seem to have some crack. If one cracked in a clam tent it would be PITA to replace it.


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