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FatFish 949 Pop-Up Shelter

The FatFish 949 pop-up shelter fits 3-4 people and provides 61 square feet of fishable area. The metal ball and socket design, along with larger fiberglass poles, give the FatFish a strong hub design for a more durable shelter. This portable shelter along with self-tapping ice anchors all fit into an oversized bag that can be easily carried on your back, allowing you to find the best fishing spot with ease. The FatFish is designed with two doors on opposite sides of the shelter to allow easy access to the incredibly large fishing area inside. Its distinctive X-style reflective trim allow serious ice fishermen to have a well-marked shelter for nighttime visibility.
SKU: FF949

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Fishable Area

61 ft2




27 lbs


More Fishable Area

The FatFish 949i offers up to 80% more fishable area than any shelter on the market with similar capacity and size

Fully-Insulated 300 Denier IceTight™ fabric

Eskimo IceTight fabric features a 59% higher thread count than comparable shelter skins. This higher thread count results in a tighter weave, and offers the wind and watertight performance that Eskimo is known for, at an average weight savings of up to 19% over most competitors. IQ™ Insulated Quilted Fabric is made up of two sheets of IceTight that sandwich insulation material, making it 35% warmer than comparable non-insulated shelters. An extra-long skirt helps eliminate drafts and keeps the elements out


Everything fits into an oversized cinch duffle bag that can easily be carried on your back

Durable Materials

All-metal ball-and-socket hub design and larger fiberglass poles increase the strength of the hub, and heavy-duty material is sewn over corner joints for reinforcement. Durable YKK® zippers are standard on every Eskimo shelter, and self-tapping ice anchors that don’t bend under pressure are easy to grip and use


Large mesh storage pockets keep essential fishing gear handy

Removable window panels

Adjust your shelter’s ventilation and viewing configurations with detachable hook and loop windows

Two doors for easy entry and exit

The FatFish is designed with two doors on opposite sides of the shelter to allow anglers easy access to the incredibly large fishing area inside

True 3-person capacity

Distinctive X-style reflective highlighting

It’s important for any serious ice fisherman to have a well-marked shelter for nighttime visibility. The FatFish incorporates reflective trim into its aggressively styled skin


  • Capacity3-4 People
  • Set-Up Size94" x 94"
  • Elbow Room99" x 99"
  • Fishable Area61.0 sq. ft.
  • Height80"
  • Collapsed Size7.5" x 7.5" x 65"
  • Weight27 lbs.
  • Warranty1-Year limited
  • Ice Anchors6
  • Ventilation2
  • Windows6
  • Doors2
  • Gear Pockets2
  • Mesh Pockets2
  • Fabric300D
  • TransportZipper Backpack

Product Documentation

FatFish Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual for FatFish Pop-Up Portable Ice Fishing Shelters


Pop-Up Shelter Operator's Manual

Operator's manual for pop-up portable ice fishing shelters


Parts Breakdown

Parts Breakdown for the FatFish Series


Ardisam Inc

All weights, specifications and features are approximate and are subject to change without notice. Due to continuous product improvements, product images may not be exact. Warning labels in some product images may have been removed for photography purposes only. Props shown in photos not included. Some assembly may be required.

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