Otter™ Reimagines Top-Notch On-The-Ice Comfort, Functionality
Introducing the Pro XT1200 Full Thermal Shelter and XT650 Thermal-Top Shelter Series
Gone are the days of anglers shivering away the hours in cold, uncomfortable portable ice shelters. Now, hard-core ice heads can pull lunkers through the ice in style and comfort, thanks to two best-in-class new product lines from OtterTM , makers of the toughest, strongest and smartest ice shelters on earth: the Pro XT1200 Full Thermal Shelter and XT650 Thermal-Top Shelter Series.
“Designed with input from hard-water maniacs like myself, the new Otter Pro XT1200 and XT650 are the only shelters on the market that meet the standards of fanatical anglers who demand it all,” said Brad Hawthorne, ICE FORCETM pro staffer. “These models marry out-of-this-world functionality with a level of comfort that promises to change the way we think about ice-fishing.
Crafted with the four S’s — sled, structure, seating and shelter — in mind at all times, the Otter gurus’ latest efforts come ready for the ice belt’s frigid winter months with unmatched warmth, durability and a bevy of usable features.
Otter Pro XT1200 Full Thermal Shelters
The Pro XT1200 Full Thermal Shelter Series is a dream come true for serious anglers everywhere. From its shell, designed with attention-grabbing power sport graphics, to its exclusive cross-link seating system with multidirectional deluxe padded swivel bucket seats, this shelter is pure perfection — inside and out. Built around the legendary, roto-molded Otter Pro Sled, the Pro XT1200 is highly portable and features an oversized telescoping aluminum square tube frame that is sturdy enough to stand up to the fiercest blizzards the tundra has to offer.
Its flip-over design allows anglers to use this house in a variety of positions. Whether sitting or standing, the house provides plenty of head and legroom that fishermen and women will appreciate as they work over hard water.
The Pro XT1200’s fully-sewn and quilted thermal 1200 denier shell, interior draft skirt and extra-long perimeter skirting deliver unbelievable insulation, complemented by crack-resistant windows equipped with insulated covers to keep out unwanted drafts or let in light on warmer sunny days.
Ready to deploy at a moment’s notice and a cinch to tow, the Pro XT1200 boasts a custom trim-lock system that enables owners to attach the house to the sled in as little as 30 seconds. This groundbreaking thermal shelter is available in four models, including the Pro XT1200 Ultra-Wide (one-person), Pro XT1200 Cabin (two-person), Pro XT1200 Lodge (two-to-three person) and Pro XT1200 Resort (three-person) for solo and party-fishing fun on the ice.
Otter XT650 Thermal-Top Shelters
Seasoned hard-water veterans will go wild for the XT650 Thermal-Top Series. Upgraded with a denier dual layer shell that effectively reduces condensation and a new power sport graphic design, this shelter is built on an Otter single-piece, roto-molded poly sled and packed with the high-quality features ice heads desire. The key to its toughness is the XT650’s heavy-duty, oversized square tube aluminum frame, integrated with anodized receiver tubes and an ultra-glide system that gives anglers a rugged shelter they will always depend on.
As versatile as it is cozy, the XT650 is manufactured with a flip-over design that lets users set up the shelter in multiple positions and adapt to local weather conditions. The shack’s foam-padded bench seat presents owners with all-day comfort. Flip the seat up, and they can access gear from a convenient, built-in storage compartment. As anglers kick back inside the XT650 for a day of hooking trophy fish, they won’t think twice about the cold. Each XT650 model comes standard with an interior draft skirt and extra-long perimeter skirting. Sewn-in crack-resistant windows and two sealable top vents let air circulate through the shelter as needed for added luxury.
Like the Pro XT1200 Series, the XT650 line offers incredible convenience. Each option has a custom trim-lock system that gives owners the ability to attach the house to the sled in less than one minute. Its molded-in hitch pockets seal the deal by making towing the sled to the perfect honey hole as easy as can be.
Anglers can select from a variety of models to suit their unique needs, including the XT650 Cottage Ultra Wide (one-to-two person), the XT650 Cabin (two-person) and the XT650 Lodge (two-to-three-person). Ideal for both early and late ice, hard-water enthusiasts can’t go wrong when they step inside an Otter XT650 Thermal-Top Shelter.