Just got my first float tube, need suggestion on what to store it and carry it around in. Some hiking, not much.
I keep mine fully inflated and packed, stored upright in my garage on 2 points- then slide it into my hatchback car or strap it to roof within 15 minutes when ready to go. Saves bladder stress of inflation/deflation, saves surprise from undiscovered leaks when arrive at destination, saves time packing/unpacking the pockets, saves forgotten equipment and lures, etc. Use back straps when hiking if it is inflated, but watch out for thorns, fish spines. Lower the pressure by 30% if exposed to sun/heat or driving to higher altitudes (mountains)and raise the pressure by 30% before launching into cold water.
If you will be storing or transporting it deflated, it is better to roll it into a bundle and tie it than to have bladder creases with folding. You can use a carry bag for transporting while deflated or a plastic storage container for long term storage.