Modern Igloos Are Built With Modern Tools
From Backpacker.com to Mt McKinley, experience shows an igloo is quieter, warmer and better in windy conditions.
If you basecamp for two or more days in snow then the igloo will surprise you.
But how do you build an igloo? Our ICEBOX® Igloo Maker finally controls the snow and speeds up the process. It solves the challenge of building the dome shape and molding the blocks of snow.
Top 5 Reasons To Basecamp With An Igloo
- Warmth:“On our coldest night, at 9 F outside, it was 37 F inside the igloo.” (read review)
- Lightweight:The kit fastens easily to a backpack.
- Big Sleeping Area:Adjustable to sleep up to 6
- Quiet:Snow absorbs sounds so howling winds disappear inside the igloo. Read testimony from climbers on Denali
- Cooking:Stay out of the elements by cooking inside with a camping stove. This is easily accomplished by incorporating a ceiling “chimney”.
BACKPACKER.COM FIELD TEST & REVIEW
In 2017 the ICEBOX® Igloo Maker was put to the test.
Conclusions: We were surprised by how well the tent held its own, temperature-wise, and it went up in a fraction of the time it took to make the other shelters. For backcountry trips where you’re breaking camp every day, it’s arguably the only option.
However, if you’re setting up a basecamp and have time to kill, it’s hard to pass up the warmth and headroom of an igloo. When the forecast calls for extremely cold temperatures, the igloo is our unanimous first choice, and worth the effort and weight.
The Takeaway: Overall, igloos are the warmest and sturdiest winter backpacking shelters we’ve tried. (Most of our igloo weekends end with a ceremonial “Fiddler On The Roof” photo-op, where we take turns summiting our shelter. No one has ever fallen through.) They’re comfortable, with the most headroom by far. And, like the quinzhee, you can just leave them there to melt. (link to full article)
Create an unforgettable winter camping experience, build an igloo with the ICEBOX® Igloo Maker!
Get involved With the Community.
Our new forum format is a great place to talk to other members and to collaborate and share ideas on building igloos. Whether you are new to snow camping or a seasoned winter camping expert, our forum is your place to share and explore.
Check out the ICEBOX® Tool in action.
Our how to videos make it easy to see how your new ICEBOX® tool works. We also show many of our customers and partners videos that are all very useful. Send us your ICEBOX® video! Our videos show just how easy it is to build igloos!
Check Out Our Photo Gallery.
We have igloo pics from around the world! Igloo and snow shelter building is a blast and we have taken many pictures of the fun. Get ideas or share your pictures with us. We love to post our customers pictures for everyone to see their handywork.
Explore the ICEBOX® Snow Shelter Building Tool.
Whether your looking to build an igloo with the kids or you are a serious winter camper, you need an ICEBOX® tool. Igloos and domed snow shelters are easy to make and fun for the entire family. Get out there and have some fun!