Plano, IL (September 30, 2018) – With 55 percent more fishing space, the Fortress Shelter will feel more like an ice castle more than a shanty. Frabill engineers are also ice anglers, and when they went to work designing the perfect shelter, they kicked it out of the park.

New Kick-out-Hub Technology makes use of the patented hub extensions to expand the useable ice surface protected by the shelter. Gear can now be stored in corners that never existed, leaving anglers with more area to fish.

New pull tabs on each of the four hubs allow you to grab, pull, and pop out each side to have your shelter standing in a matter of seconds. Pop the top, and you’ll be looking for your fishing rod to start angling.

When it’s cold out, simplified set up, and takedown, is imperative. The new hub design makes setup and breakdown a breeze, to ensure you aren’t left with frozen fingers and a shelter that won’t fit back into its storage bag.

The increased ice area within your shelter means a bigger footprint on the ice, and the angled design of the kickout cuts down on flat surfaces sides to catch the wind, that, in turn means greater stability in wind and harsh weather.

The Fortress Shelter folds up to a compact unit that weighs just 33 pounds. It is designed for the adventure-seeking angler that doesn’t hesitate to get off the beaten path.

Compact doesn’t mean small. With 80 inches of head space, getting in and out of your shelter is easy. Plus there is plenty of room for solid hooksets and to stand while fighting a fish. With 69 square feet of fishing space, the Fortress is a big compact shelter.

Seeing is believing, and with 55 percent more fishing space, any angler that has spent time in a shelter will automatically see the difference in a Fortress Shelter.


Fortress Shelter, Model No. 260


MSRP $349.99

  • Side door
  • Three angler capacity
  • 600 D poly top, 300 D poly bottom, 600 D poly skirt
  • Top welded insulation
  • 33 lbs
  • 57″L x 8.26″W x 8.26″H folded
  • 80″L x 80″W x 80″H set up
  • 69 square feet of fishing area

The Fortress Shelter is the new age fishing shelter, with durable construction, lightweight materials, ease of operation, and more fishable space for up to three anglers. Why settle for less?

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Frabill, Inc. has been trusted by anglers for more than 75 years to provide premium fishing equipment. Frabill’s ice fishing product lineup consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, and premium ice fishing apparel. Open water products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, accessories, and premium open water F Series Storm Gear.

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