Hardwater season is right around the corner and new products are coming out! Post below anything new for this season, or new for you!
New products 2020/21
Mcgeer, in that price range, you should look at the Eskimo 949i. Same basic size, perhaps a couple inches larger. The 949i has the Eskimo exclusive insulated quilted IQ fabric, has two large D-Style doors, is lightweight and easy to set up. Retail pricing is a bit less that what you are looking at. Store prices will be even cheaper. The 949iG is essentially the same as the 949i difference being the 949iG has a grey interior vs black on the 949i.
If you want to spend a couple more $$ there is the Outbreak XD series of houses that have the no trip open to the ice door. Nothing for us or kids to trip over when walking into the house. These have the Eskimo exclusive 3 layer Storm Shield abrasion resistant insulated fabric.
Thanks Tim! I think I might be changing my mind towards the new Otter Vortex Lodge Hub... it’s listed as ‘in stock’ at my local Scheel’s -I did call and they said displays would be going up in the next few weeks
Mcgeer, doubtful that Eskimo will have them on sale till next year, as they don't want to undercut their retailers. best bet, with Ice Show's in limbo this year, is to connect with your local retailer, I am sure that they will be having ice sales as if there were ice shows. Where are you located, I can find out who has ordered this house in your area. Below, I don't recall who it was, but someone said it looks like St. Paul Ice show is still a go. Correct, unofficially they have not yet cancelled it. However the Excel where the show is supposed to be held, has cancelled all their Paramedic's for the year. They are required to have two Paramedics at each event. My buddy runs this for them. So I would venture to say we just haven't seen the cancellation yet.
Just came across this, looks like an Ice show coming back to Milwaukee, Oct. 16-18.
I was talking with the manager at the local scheels and his .02 was to buy whatever big ticket items you want early this year, he wasn't sure they were going to be able to get a second round of shacks and electronics this year because of a shortage. They weren't even able to get any Otter XT hideouts in-store, they had to special order it for me.
Sounds like the St Paul ice show is still a go so far this year, I'm interested to see if/what there deals are.
Thanks Tim!! Any chance you know when they’re going on sale...? You seem to have some sweet insider knowledge
This is an actual Eskimo release video for the Escape series houses.
Link to Eskimo Escape series house, you can see in the video how easy it is to set up
Junkie4ice and Mcgeer, Yes Eskimo already had the Outbreak 450, they now have the Outbreak 250, 450 and 650. Yes 3 different sizes, but they also have outfitted them with their Stormshield fabric which is essentially a 3 layer material that is equivalent to a 900 Denier, where the previous model was a 600 Denier. The new Escape Series houses have two side doors, not new, but a reintroduction for Eskimo. They actually had the Escape series around 2007 or so which had side doors and a skylight. The new Escape series houses have a true side door, but the sweet thing is you do not have to take anything apart to set it up or take it down. I have a video I made, I'll see if I can post it here. As far as the suits go, the differences are the amount of insulation in them from 60 Gramd to 100 grams. Also the DWR finish on them are different too ranging from a 5K/5K to a 10K/10K, and a 15K/15K waterproof finish. If you have specific questions message me. However I am heading to Lake of the Woods for a week starting tomorrow, and I'll have sketchy cell service there.
Yeah that buffalo plaid is pretty cool, I like the sweatshirts with that design.
They added the side doors to the flip overs too, new for eskimo not new for flip overs.