Hiking float tube choice?

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

  1. Dave Henry Member

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    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 The user formerly known as "Zekester"

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    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 New Member

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  4. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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  6. scho0558 Member

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    +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.