Anglers use float tubes to reach remote areas or on smaller bodies of water.
But which one should you buy? We combed through reviews and top lists to find out which tubes are worth considering.
List after list, these seven float tubes came up toward the top for fishing, with reasonable prices, portability and inflatability.
1. Fish Cat 4
The Outcast Fish Cat 4 is one of the best-selling float tubes in the United States. It’s reasonably priced at $229 and only weighs 14 pounds. The seat and backrest are made out of foam, and it can hold up to 250 pounds.
2. Nevada Gold
The Caddis Nevada Gold is a reasonable $149. The U-shaped design provides stability and maneuverability.
It also has an oversized, adjustable seat and a 225-pound rating.
The Cumberland Fishing Float Tube by Classic Accessories prices out at $299.95, but it will hold up to 350 pounds. A high, adjustable padded backrest makes long days of fishing comfortable.
4. Camo Gunnison
Another entry from Classic Accessories, the Camo Gunnison is set up for backcountry hunting and fishing. The hydrodynamic hull shape offers improved tracking and steering. The Camo Gunnison can hold up to 250 pounds and sells for $206.95.
The Teton Float Tube from Classic Accessories is priced at $129.95, but reviewers call this model sturdy with plenty of pockets for fishing. Weight limit: 250 pounds.
Classic Accessories Togiak Float Tube is made for fishing in comfort. One reviewer wrote that it was like fishing from his recliner at home. It costs $245.95, but it’s easily portable and holds up to 300 pounds.
7. ODC 420 Lightweight Combo
The ODC 420 Lightweight Combo Float Tube from The Creek Company really is lightweight, weighing in at just 9.5 pounds. Still, it holds up to 300 pounds. This float tube has been upgraded and costs $299.99.