Eskimo Quickfish 3 Pop-up Portable Ice Shelter, 3 person (Insulated or Non-Insulated)
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60 Second Set-Up
QuickFish ice shelters come fully assembled and pop-up in under a minute. Simply pull out each side and roof hub, and you're ready to fish!
Eskimo uses only YKK zippers to secure our doors. These premium zippers won't break or snag in the cold like competitor shelters.
Our flexible vinyl windows give clear views outside and can be opened or fully removed for additional venting.
All-Metal Hubs & Solid Poles
QuickFish pop-ups incorporate high-quality and durable metal hubs and solid fiberglass poles to ensure years of dependable use.
|QuickFish 2||QuickFish 3||QuickFish 3i||QuickFish 5i||QuickFish 6|
|Capacity||2 People||3 People||3 People||4 People||6 People|
|Fishable Area||25 Sq Ft||34 Sq Ft||34 Sq Ft||64 Sq Ft||68 Sq Ft|
|Weight||18 lb||26 lb||34 lb||45 lb||40 lb|
|Carrying Bag||Cinch Backpack||Cinch Backpack||Cinch Backpack||Oversized Duffle||Cinch Backpack|
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I wish the poles had tie-downs mid length to hold them in place once the tent is setup, especially by the door, as it seems to slide into the opening.
Im definitely looking forward to getting out on the ice this year and putting this to the test.
Shipping was faster than expected, and the seller threw some extras in the box that only sweetened the purchase.
The first time setting it up, I felt like the hubs were a little hard to pop out. Since then, they pop out fine, and I think they just need to be broken-in initially. On the 2nd attempt of setting it up, it took me just over 2 minutes to totally assemble it, and that includes removing it from the bag. (Not including ice anchors). It's super easy. Taking it down is just as easy, and after you've done it a couple times, you will notice it folds up a certain way.
Putting it back into the bag is a little tricky, but it only takes a couple of minutes. There is a strap that goes around it after you fold it all up. It helps cinch it together and makes it easier to get into the bag. Push the material of the shelter inward as you pull the bag over it. It's not going to slide right in, but its not hard.
It comes with 6 anchors with ropes in a nice little case. You can buy a drill bit for a cordless drill which is supposed to drive these into the ice easier. I have done it by hand and it works just fine. Sometimes its hard to start them, but once they bite in, its smooth. I highly recommend anchoring a corner of the shelter into the ice before setting it up. This will keep it from blowing away, and also from sliding around as you pop-out the hubs.
They recommend setting up the shelter so the door-side is facing away from the wind. You will want to put at least 2 anchors on the back side, and maybe another one with a bungee strap (instead of the included ropes) connected to the back hub. I also put one on the corner just below the door. So when you zip/unzip the door it doesn't pull the shelter up.
I feel like this is just enough room for 2 adults, or maybe an adult and 2 kids. 3 adults in here could be done with minimal gear, but if you plan on fishing 3 adults often, get a larger one. Although its not insulated, a Mr. Heater Propane Buddy keeps this very warm, and retains the heat very well even after you shut it off. I didn't need to run the heater nearly as much as I thought I would.
There are 4 windows, each one can be removed, and each one has a shade to block out the light. There are also 2 vents that you can open. Condensation can happen in these, especially when using a heater, so these help some.
The storage bag has straps, so it can be carried on your back like a backpack. I don't know what it weights, but its not a burden.
Although I have only used it a few times, I am really enjoying the shelter, and it totally changes your ice fishing experience for the better if you have never used one. One more tip- after its popped up, with your one security anchor I mentioned, don't install the additional anchors just yet. Drill your ice holes, then slide the shelter out of the way to clean the slush out, and place the shelter back on, its much easier than trying to fling slush out the door after its already setup.
I hope this review helps. If you want to see a video of it, and get an idea of it's size, copy and paste the link below, or just search "Maine Angler" on YouTube and you should find it. After a full season of use, I will update this review. Thanks!
There's lots of room inside for three people to fish. I love that I can stand up inside of it. It has a very high ceiling.
It comes with four ice pegs that screw into the ice. If there is a wind, there is a rope tie down.
The unit weighs just under 40 pounds. It is considerably more difficult to take down and stow than it is to set up.
Worth the price. A quality product.