Hiking float tube choice?

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by Dave Henry, May 22, 2009.

  1. Dave Henry

    Dave Henry Member

    We're thinking of picking up a couple of float tubes for hiking. The watermasters are just to heavy for a long hike. What's a good lightweight tube set up?
     
  2. Zack Leake

    Zack Leake The user formerly known as "Zekester"

    I have the U-Boat that Creek Co makes. It's not necessarily lightweight per se (just under 7 lbs.), but I can stuff it into a compression sack and get it down to the size of a smaller compressed sleeping bag. My whole setup comes in at just under 11 lbs (waders, fins, etc)

    Barring getting a Curtis Raft (cough, cough), that's what I'm going to continue packing.

    Also, I hear the Sevylor Raft is light, but super cheapo and prone to failure :eek:. I don't have one, but maybe someone else can comment.
     
  3. jhemphill

    jhemphill New Member

  4. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

  5. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

  6. scho0558

    scho0558 Member

    +1 on the Creek Co. U-boat. I have stuffed this into my backpack before and hiked it in a ways. I can't imagine stuffing and re-stuffing is good for the bladders, but it's a cheap one and works great.