Clam’s innovative new Switchback hub shelter adjusts from 6’ x 8’ size to 8’ x 10’ in mere seconds—moving from 48 square feet of fishable area to 80 square feet in a heartbeat. This patent pending shelter is like getting two shelters in one. When the kids bring along an extra friend or two, you will have the room. The Switchback boasts 600-denier fabric with flex-tested, 11 mm extra-sturdy poles that are much larger and stronger than other brands on the market. Put a Clam reinforced hub next to a competitor’s and you’ll see the huge difference: Clam hubs are significantly larger and stronger. At only 38 pounds, it is easy to maneuver this shelter.
“To adjust from two or three people fishing inside and then expand it to allow room for four to six anglers comfortably is super,” shared Kevan Paul of Paul’s Fishing Guide of Iowa. “I guide in these hub-style shelters and I love the flexibility they afford me. If another person or two decides to come along, it still works.”
Like other Clam hub-style shelters, the Switchback comes with a generous skirt for ample snow banking, oversized carry bag that allows for easy re-packing and four ice anchors and tie downs to secure the shelter in windy conditions. All features ice anglers have come to appreciate with Clam hub shelters.
With the generous interior space in Clam hub shelters, there’s room for plenty of people. That means you’ll need to stock up on the new Quick-Pack Tables—available in both square and round styles. The ultra-light folding tables (four and six pounds respectively) offer two or four cup holders, each deep enough to hold a bottle or tall coffee cup without tipping. The 600-denier polyester fabric top is waterproof and mildew resistant on the 18″ square model and 27.5″ round. Both host a sturdy mesh storage basket under the top for easy access to mitts, gloves, bait boxes or snacks. The Quick-Pack Tables are a year-round accessory—perfect for camping or a day at the beach in addition to ice fishing, and store easily in a handy carry bag.
“These tables fold up nice and are really lightweight,” shared Paul. “They have a mesh cup that drops below the table surface, so even if the table gets jostled while moving around in the shelter, the beverage doesn’t tip over. I like the security in those cup holders for my cell phone, too. It’s in there good even if you pick the table up and move it over to another spot in the shelter. Keeps your stuff up off the ice—safer and drier.”
Working with a team of dedicated ice fishing pros, Clam is the leader in new product launches with cutting edge advances for highly efficient and productive time on the ice.
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