OUTLIE gear announces the launch of the first tent specifically designed for flats skiffs. Designed for both planned and unplanned overnight stays, OUTLIE tents are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for modern anglers.
OUTLIE started as an idea when owner and designer Doug Henderson started fishing a chain of uninhabited barrier islands, located in the easternmost point of the state of Louisiana.
With a 30 to 50 mile run from the nearest boat ramp, making the trip can take up to 2 hours. With this level of exposure; storms, swell, and wind can create a challenge or make it impossible to get back home. This possible issue is always on the back of your mind. Why not have the ability to overnight in case of bad weather? This became a problem that was worth finding the solution for and OUTLIE tents was born – the world’s first tent specially designed for flats skiffs.
Spec’d out for 4 seasons use; these expedition-weight tents are built to stand up to anything. It could be a winter overnight in Louisiana with temps around 32 degrees or a spring night in the glades where the dew falls and soaks everything without a roof, or even a high & dry situation with the no-see-ums in South Carolina. Being completely waterproof, windproof, and bug-proof ensures your OUTLIE tent will keep you comfortable regardless of which element you’re trying to manage.
During the development process, the team at OUTLIE continued to think of the possibilities this product would bring to the skiff owner. Just like the composite skiff in your garage changed the saltwater fly fishing game, the OUTLIE tent will once again push the envelope of what is possible for the modern-day angler.
A key feature of the OUTLIE tent is that no permanently mounted hardware is needed. OUTLIE tents are secured in place by a series of lightweight clamps and hooks and are compatible with all major skiff brands. When stowed, your skiff is returned to the low-profile fishing machine it was designed to be.
With an OUTLIE tent, skiff anglers have access to an adventure lifestyle previously untapped in saltwater fly fishing. Follow the striper migration in the northeast, camp in the South Carolina Low Country and the Louisiana Marsh, or hang out on the Sandbar on a Saturday afternoon.
And of course, no tarpon is out of reach.
OUTLIE and our team have designed this product to be long-lasting.
- The nylon used for the tent is nylon and the treatment is Silicone outside with good water repellency and PU Coated inside for waterproofness.
- The seams are seam taped, repelling water from all possible entry
- The PU coating on the inside accompanied by taped seams creates a 100% waterproof
- The thread used for the tent is SP thread with size of 30/3. This is a common thread size used for expedition weight tents.
Flysheet: 70D 190T NY Taffeta, Silicone/PU1500mm, FR Mesh: 15D NY No-See-Um mesh.
OUTLIE has launched a Kickstarter campaign where you can pre-order comfort, safety, and adventure for the skiff owner in your life – even if that’s you!
Follow OUTLIE’s adventures on Instagram @outliegear and visit their website HERE for more information.