Maple Lake, Minnesota (May 12th, 2022) – Nearly two decades ago, Otter Outdoors brought vast improvements to flip-style shelters that were so revolutionary, they came to define the category – making Otter the highest quality, most durable, fully functional and feature-laden ice shelter on the market. That tradition continues with the addition of an easy exit, full door to their already dominant line of fully thermal hub shelters.

Just as flip-style has evolved, so too have hub shelters with the introduction of Otter’s NEW Vortex Series Pro Hubs. Early offerings in the category were initially pop-up hunting or camping blinds modified for ice, but in true Otter fashion, no product would be released into the market until it truly was a better shelter, designed from the ice up.

After several seasons of development, and thousands of hours of design and re-engineering, a superior, trip-free full door is introduced in the Vortex Series Pro Hub. Anglers now maintain easy in and out access to their hub, without worry of picking up heavy boots or ducking far below the door edge to avoid slipping or falling. Every feature and function of the Vortex Pro Hub Series was carefully designed and rigorously tested by Otter’s team of innovators and ice pros. These shelters are ready to take on the elements and extreme conditions of ice, further serving anglers who demand quality above all else.

When it comes to features, Otter has no equal. Every Vortex Pro Hub model comes equipped with our Patented Otter ThermalTec™ insulated shell, exclusive ice-lock anchoring system, overhead storage hammocks, integrated tool and rod holders, propane hose ports, removable daylight and lookout windows, poly-lined oversized carry bag and ice anchor kit. There’s even a high-compression quick release packing strap to ensure your shelter folds tightly and slips into the carrying bag with ease. Everything you need to be productive and setup on the ice along with a new exterior graphic package featuring cobalt blue poles and hubs round out these exceptional new shelters.

The Otter® Vortex Series Pro Hubs are offered in 4 Models. Pro Cabin™ (5-Sided – 48 sq. ft.) Pro Lodge™ (5-Sided – 74 sq. ft.) Pro Resort™ (7-Sided, 103 sq. ft.) and Pro Monster Lodge™ (Double Hub 5-sided – 132 sq. ft.).


Otter Outdoors™ ice fishing gear is well known in the industry for consistent durability, inventive design and an unyielding passion to remain the brand of choice for the serious ice angler. It all started with the legendary Otter® sled over two decades ago, and since that time Otter Outdoors™ has led the pack in product innovations and quality stemming from an obsession for the sport of ice fishing and a relentless passion for excellence. Visit Otter Outdoors™ at

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