The best portable ice fishing houses have thick, breathable material, are comfortable for the user and can be easily set up, states Bass Pro Shops. It is good to keep in mind whether the user will be fishing alone or accommodating more than one person on the ice.
Windows are another thing to consider when purchasing an ice fishing shelter since they allow users to check for tip-up and monitor the weather outside the shelter. A shelter that has the option to darken the windows is particularly desirable, notes Bass Pro Shops. Covering the windows makes it easier to see what is moving in the water when doing water sight fishing.