Re: Float Tubes - The Good, Bad, and Ugly
thanks GRN. caddis makes shoulder straps too for their models though probably not as... elegant as the fat cat's. i have a caddis float tube. the shoulder strap idea is only good for a day trip as far as i can tell. what i'm REALLY looking for is a float tube with a detachable backpack designed for it, a serious backpack with good storage for a sleeping bag and tent, clothes, etc. the backpack could double as a gear bag while using the tube. think something along the lines of say, the fishpond shooting star with it's backpack and detachable chest pack. modular design is what i'm talking about. i'll probably just try to strap a float tube to the exterior of a standard backpack in the end. that way with it deflated it would cause less problems with trees on a trail. i know some lakes in the sierra i'd love to hike out to with a tube but certainly would want to stay a night or two.