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No0dle01
Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 07:09 pm


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Hi thanks in advance for your help. Me and my girlfriend are looking into getting a pop up hut and were wondering if insulated tents were worth the extra money. Also we were looking at the Eskimo fatfish or the woods 4 man hut at Canadian Tire any thoughts on those?

Thanks again

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rayray89
Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 07:15 pm


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Go insulated . You wont regret it

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Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 07:45 pm


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insulated for sure, if its in your budget an otter would be the way to go, as for the woods tent a tent is what it is a tent...

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No0dle01
Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 08:09 pm


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Sorry I meant to say Woods pop up hut at Canadian Tire.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 08:27 pm


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Check out the for sale pagw on this forum home page you might find what your looking for and maybe save a couple bucks

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Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 08:28 pm


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If you's are walkers I would also google smitty sleds , will make your life a lot easier, if u have machine power I would go flip over insulated otter , will last you a long time..

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Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 08:38 pm


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I have the Eskimo flatfish and love it. Keeps the heat in, very strong in the wind and nice and dark for sight fishing. All that being said it is heavier than non insulated. If you have a sled or Atv with a tow behind sled then great. If you are walking you might want to consider this. It gets real heavy when wet from snow melting on it too.

Had it for 4 years now and I am impressed with it. If you get the Eskimo, dry it out really well after each trip. Your better half will love having it setup downstairs in the house! Not.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 09:30 pm


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i have a non insulated 2 person hub style tent and with the buddy heater it stays comfortable. it is probably the smallest 2 person hut that was sold. i think the size is 5ft 6ft. I think if I had the same style but insulated, I could turn the heater off occasionally to save some propane but currently I don't mind having it run on low constantly. If it was much larger, I would need to use the heater on high or even use the big buddy heater.

Get the best you can afford or want to afford because if you don't, you'll want to upgrade in a year or two but for me, I can't see spending the extra money at the moment.

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fishmagnet
Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 09:35 pm


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Insulated for sure... I have a Eskimo 3i and love it.....
Without insulation you will get moisture/condensation build up..

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Posted: Jan 06, 2019 - 09:46 pm


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One last thing to consider, if you keep the girlfriend warm and she likes going.... You get to buy more stuff. Add a heater buddy and you have a great hut you can move anywhere with the comfort of a permanent hut.

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Chuck Enwinde
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 03:17 am


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It wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. I have too many huts, and while the two I use most often are insulated - they're not that much awesomer then the uninsulated ones. Sure, you'll burn more propane and may have condensation issues on really cold days with an uninsulated hut. But between the added weight and the higher price tag of an insulated - it's almost a toss up.

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Hunterman
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 06:52 am


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Buy all the best stuff you like now
Before your gf becomes your wife...

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Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 08:42 am


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QUOTE (Hunterman @ Jan 07, 2019 - 06:52 am)
Buy all the best stuff you like now
Before your gf becomes your wife...

Lol, very sound advice

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Chuck Enwinde
Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 08:56 am


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QUOTE (Hunterman @ Jan 07, 2019 - 07:52 am)
Buy all the best stuff you like now
Before your gf becomes your wife...

Disregard what I said. I offered advice, Hunterman offers wisdom.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2019 - 09:15 am


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I have a two person rapala non-insulated pop up with a buddy heater. It works good in cold temp with the heater on low. At -20 I have worn a light sweater and play cards with friends in it. My daughter had it 80 degrees melting the ice the other weekend when it was -10 to -15 (too damn hot for me).

I like the light weight because sometimes I walk into the back lakes and pull a sled with all the gear.

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