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New Frabill Ice Shelters Wrapped in Warmth, Features

Ice anglers will find more fishable space, easy entry and exit, so you never feel cramped.

New Frabill Ice Shelters Wrapped in Warmth, Features

Photo courtesy of Frabill

Just because ice anglers take to the hard water in sub-zero temperatures doesn't mean they have to be cold and uncomfortable.

That’s the aim for Frabill with its new Ice Hunter Shelters, which is wrapped in plenty of quilted insulation to keep you warm, more fishable space and easy entry and exit.


The side entry in the new Ice Hunter Sidestep Shelter makes getting in and out easier than ever by letting anglers slip in on the sides without stepping over holes and gear. Both models feature side-by-side boat seats, and the larger model has almost 30 feet of fishable space, rivaling the size of many permanent shanties.

"The layout of the windows and doors make it a tip-up angler's dream," the company said in a press release.

"The Ice Hunter Sidestep Shelter is great for scanning tip-ups. The wide field of vision means you'll never miss a flag," said Dale Stroschein, Frabill ice fishing pro and Freshwater Hall of Fame Angler. "With the side door, you won't trip over your gear as you race to a big fish taking line.”

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Pictured above: Ice Hunter Front Entry (left), Ice Hunter Sidestep (right)

The Ice Hunter Front Entry Shelter is ideal for those who like to travel light and fast. The two-person model weighs only 78 pounds, and the single only 60. You can pull them on foot or with a snow machine or four-wheeler.


"The Ice Hunter Front Entry Shelter is perfect for the run-and-gun angler," Stroschein said. "The lightweight and rapid setup lets you move quickly. You can set up shallow and move deeper when the fish get light-sensitive later in the day.”


Ice Hunter shelters feature Mossy Oak™ camo patterns and a complete new window layout. The new design also creates a vertical front wall that offers more room for hook sets. This upright wall geometry reduces the risk of heater damage by moving the fabric further away from the heat source. For durability and light weight, all are constructed with alloy frames that are 30% stronger and 30% lighter. Both designs reflect the cutting edge in portable shelters.

Ice Hunter Sidestep Shelter Features


  • Sidestep entry simplifies access
  • No more stepping over holes and gear
  • Side-by-side boat seats for all-day comfort
  • Vertical front wall provides more room for hook sets
  • Wall geometry reduces risk of heater damage
  • Alloy frames are 30% stronger and 30% lighter
  • Strategically placed windows and openings
  • Quilted insulation provides sub-zero comfort
  • 28.5 fishable square feet in FRBSH285
  • 20 fishable square feet in FRBSH285

Ice Hunter Front Entry Shelter Features

  • Lightweight for the run-and-gun angler
  • Two-angler model features side-by-side boat seats for all-day comfort
  • Single angler model features a jump seat
  • Vertical front wall provides more room for hook sets
  • Wall geometry reduces risk of heater damage
  • Alloy frames are 30% stronger and 30% lighter
  • Strategically placed windows and openings
  • Welded insulation offers lightweight protection against biting cold
  • 19.5 fishable square feet in FRBSH195
  • 11.5 fishable square feet in FRBSH115

For more information, please visit frabill.com

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