The Felt Outfitter has been a pet project of Jim Felt for about 5 years. He’s a fly fisher and bow hunter and he and his son always carry in all their gear for days in the woods at a time. They set up a base camp and hunt and fish from those remote wilderness locations. When Felt started making fat bikes and e-bikes, a lightbulb went off.
The Outfitter can haul a trailer with 60-100 pounds of gear (this one’s a modified BOB trailer made to fit a bigger wheel and work with fat bikes). They’re working on their own trailer, though, they’re just not ready to show it. Look for that sometime later next year.
In the meantime, check out the details below…
The bike is a Kuiu-licensed camo-painted version of the Lebowsk-e pedal assist fat bike introduced this summer.
Jim says he carries a spare battery for the e-bike, but they’re looking at new solar charging options that’ll work with high capacity li-ion batteries.
It’ll be available first of the year. Pricing will be around $5,000 to $5,500, they’re still finalizing. Felt said he wants it to be just below what hunters would spend on a quad, as more outdoorsman than you’d think are willing to use something that’s not gasoline powered if they could still get deep into the woods.
Jim and son, who has an identical bike, plan on riding 13 miles into the woods to elk hunt this fall.
The light has a removable green filter, which lets you ride out to your hunting stand without the glare that could scare off the prey or mess up your night vision.
For those of us just hunting for a good time, the new Brühaul long tail e-bike cargo bike helps take the party with you. Or your kids. Or anything else you need.
Back end is wide open to be configured to meet your needs. Under the seat pad is a cut out for a baby seat. Foot rests and stoker bars are options.
Porcelain Rocket makes the bags.
It’ll likely hit stores spring 2015, starting around $5,000.