"I recommend this product for anyone wanting an affordable ice shack that does what it promises."
“This ice shelter is exactly what I was looking for. The price on this was lower than the competition; and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find it better than some others I have looked at. It is very easy to set up and take down, but I would recommend using the ice anchors (included) or some form of weight on a windy day. Otherwise, you will find your tent blowing down the lake. Ha! The same can be said for any of the portable shelters on the market.
Note: You will find that (as advertised) there are some pin holes where you can see daylight where the threads are. If this bothers you, then don’t buy it, but to be honest it truly is trivial.”
“The KillZone is a very roomy and purposeful ice tent. It will take some ‘getting used to’ when setting it up by yourself. But it pops up quickly and easy to take down too. I would recommend bringing a cordless drill or hand-drill to pre-sink the holes as you will need to anchor it down during windy days. All this prep and set-up does take more time than a traditional flip-style ice shanty.
PROS- What you trade-off in true portability, you gain in extra room; ability to stand up and spread out are the advantages. The lighting inside is minimized so you can really see the holes and not spook the fish with daylight. Heats up nicely and holds heat well during sub-zero outings. I like the built in air vents that provide oxygen when running a propane heater. Can easily hold 2-3 persons plus gear; 4 might be a little tight.
CONS- You can’t ‘run and gun’ a bunch of holes and keep moving every 15 minutes; it’s too hard to set up each time. But if you want to plant yourself for a couple of hours, this is just fine. When heating, the walls tend to sweat and freeze up when you put it away, holding in moisture. Be sure to air it out before storing for the season. I am not fond of the removable plastic windows. Too hard to align properly and get a snug fit. Drilling the anchor holes can be a pain if you have a lot of snow. Harder to repack into the duffel when it’s dark outside and you’re in a hurry.
Overall, I recommend this product for anyone wanting an affordable ice shack that does what it promises. We’ll see how it holds up over a couple of seasons.”
– Review by Love to Fish in Minnesota
“I ordered this on a Wednesday and accepted the normal 3-5 day shipping time. It arrived exactly 48 hours after I had ordered it. I opened it up and it popped up within a minute. I did an inspection and there are no holes, the zipper worked and the shelter is very well constructed.
It is very spacious. You can easily stand up in it. It probably is about 6’5″ tall in the center.
I can hardly wait for the ice to freeze. I really want to get on the St. Croix and get some nice Smalley’s and Wally’s.”