Eskimo FatFish 949i Ice Shanty

Eskimo FatFish 949i Ice Shanty


You can’t always depend on Mother Nature to supply you with a nice day when you’re ice fishing.  You’ll need an ice shanty to keep to stay warm and out of the elements.  Using a portable shelter like the Eskimo Fat Fish 949 will give you and your friends the shelter and space you’ll need to stay warm allowing you to stay focus on ice fishing, not keeping your digits warm.

The Eskimo Fat Fish 949i Ice Shanty is one of the most popular four person Eskimo Ice Shelters on the market. Like all portable shelters, it’s designed to be setup and taken down quickly, which is great when your on the hunt for a big one. It has a large fishable area; 61 sq ft to be exact and will hold up to 4 people comfortably.  There’s also plenty of room for your fishing gear too.

You can easily keep an eye on your tip ups from its 6 well placed windows which allow you to see in all directions, so you can  see all the lake excitement. We all know there’s never a shortage of things to watch when you’re ice fishing.  The side pockets provide dry storage for things such as clothing, extra gloves, etc. If you’re a fan of night time fishing, the outside of the Fatfish 949i has reflective material to help ensure that your ice shanty will be easy to see at night. The FatFish series is known for its wide bottom which really does make it feel roomier inside as compared to other portable fishing shacks. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of fine shanties out there, but the FatFish definitely feels less claustrophobic than most.

Quick Stats For The Eskimo Fat Fish 949i Ice Shanty

  • Fishable Area: 61 sq ft
  • Capacity: 4-person
  • Set-Up Size(A): 94 in x 94 in
  • Height(B): 80 in
  • Elbow Room(C): 99 in x 99 in
  • Collapsed Size: 65 in x 7.5 in x 7.5 in
  • Weight: 27 lbs
  • Transport: Backpack
  • Framework: Hub-Style
  • Fabric: 300D
  • Ice Anchor Qty: 6
  • Large Mesh Pockets: 2
  • Ventilation: 2
  • Windows: 6 A-frame
  • Doors: 2
  • Gear Pockets: 2
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Plus the Eskimo Fat Fish 949 Ice Shanty has:

  • YKK Zippers for easy access
  • Large mesh storage pockets to keep essential fishing gear handy
  • Heavy-duty reinforced bottoms in the corner joints
  • Carrying bag for portability
  • Easily removable windows held on with Velcro
  • Strong ice anchors to keep it solid in the weather

The Fatfish 949 Ice Shanty is a great option for your winter time ice fishing trips with your buddies.  With the right heater, this shelter will keep you toasty warm while you and your buds tell some big fish stories. Fat Fish 949iis very similar to the standard 949, but built with a double layer of 300dD polyester that sandwiches a layer of insulation. This design provides better heat retention than the standard 949, but does add a little extra weight. If you’re looking for an ice fishing shelter big enough for you and your buddies, light enough to be easily transported, and strong enough to stand up the the elements, the Eskimo 949i Ice Shanty may be a good fit for you!

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