Thus really is a great tube. Its built like a tank. Very durable, floats and seats you high. The two pockets are huge and come with cupholders!
Ive floated probably 40-60 hours in this, so its gotten a fair amount of useage. Ive read a lot of the other reviews and will try to make notes and clarify things for all of you a bit.
It does come with two rod holders. For those of you confused, the rod holders are the velcro straps alongside the storage pouches, on the side closest to you. Im not a huge fan of them. They are velcro, and extended useage can result in the harder, stiffer side of the velcro scratching the finish of the rod, so I dont use them. Now, I dont know if you can count this as a minus, because ALL tubes use the velcro as rod holders, but I build custom rods, so Im picky about how they are stored.
The rear mesh area can be used as storage, but be advised most of it will be under water, so don't put anything back there if it needs to stay dry. It works excellent for atoring an anchor or as a livewell. I usually like to put decent fish back there till I can photograph and release them, as Im not a fan of whipping out my expensive phone out on the water.
The seat back has a mesh storage pouch, but again, the bottom of that pouch will be underwater while you sit in it. This is a minus for me, i wish it was higher and dry. I tried putting my hiking boots back there and found out the hard way.
This is a big tube. 17 pounds doesnt sound like much, but by the time you get those storage pouches full and all the gear with it, it adds up, plus it will weigh a bit more wet after use. Its not unbearable by any means, but I would choose a smaller, lighter tube if you're going to be hiking in a distance. The shoulder straps are almost useless. They are extremely narrow and uncomfortable. But, easily fixed by ordering a pair of clip on padded backpacking straps, which you can find online for under teen bucks.
Someone else said they were disappointed after it got a leak when they put a crankbait into the side of it. Really? Kinda duh on that one. Any inflatable will leak if you jam a treble hook in to it.
Allmof the parts, including bladders, are available on CA's website, so Im not sure why people are having trouble in that department.
It may have sounded like I picked the tube apart, but I really do love it. Compared to my old tube, its like moving from a Yugo to a Mercedes. It has a few shortcomings, but all tubes do, and they are easily remedied. Its not a bass boat, its a minimilist way of getting off the shore.
|商品尺寸||142.24 x 111.76 x 48.26 cm; 6.35 公斤|
|商品特征||Outdoor Recreation,Sporting Goods,Boats & Kayaks|