Atom Plus Bivvy
Many of you will remember the release of the Atom shelter in 2015 from Aqua Products, designed and sold as the smallest and lightest shelter on the market and targeting anglers who wish to take the absolute minimum when fishing. There has since been a demand to retain the exact same design but to increase the overall dimensions of the system, providing that little extra room inside for added comfort.
That very demand has been answered by Aqua with the release of the Atom Plus, weighing in at only 6.3kg, clearly still very much suited to the angler who likes to keep on the move.
Performance-grade Aquatexx is synonymous with the Aqua Products range and the Atom Plus makes full use of this durable material. By utilising the pram-hood bivvy design with two pre-formed aluminium ribs that break down into five pieces, the pack-down size measures in at an extremely compact 78 centimetres long and 21 centimetres wide. That’s the equivalent of two average sized two-litre water bottles sitting side by side!
The overall size of the Atom Plus when erected measures 265 centimetres wide, 167 centimetres deep and 155 centimetres high. A single rear vent provides adequate ventilation reducing condensation and with the internal dimensions of the bivvy now increased, most single bedchairs will fit inside no problem at all, without touching any of the sides, giving the added benefit of sleeping bags not getting wet from any possible moisture on the inside of the Atom Plus.
The twin zipped door has several functions whereby it can be simply rolled up and tied back to enable a clear view of the lake, or only the clear window on the door can be exposed, still providing a view of the lake while avoiding poor weather conditions, or the entire front door can be also used as a canopy. Brass storm pole attachments have been fixed on to the door that require the use of storm poles (not included) to take advantage of the canopy system, ideal especially during warmer spells.
Tension strap, auger point pegs, heavy duty groundsheet and carry case are all included.
Atom Plus Wrap
Available separately is the Atom Plus Wrap making use of exactly the same quality Aquatexx material, following the same principles as the bivvy, so designed to be lightweight and compact.
Not only is extra storage space created under the front wings once applied to the bivvy, the twin skin system, complete with a rear vent and peak formed by using a single five-break aluminium pole, helps to protect users from the harshest of elements.
The Atom Plus wrap weighs in at only 3.1kg and packs down to the same dimensions of the bivvy, measuring 78 centimetres long and 21 centimetres wide.
The overall dimensions of the wrap, having covered the Atom Plus bivvy, measure 268 centimetres wide, 183 centimetres deep and 123 centimetres high and it comes complete with auger point pegs and carry case.
Total Carp Verdict: One of the most innovative bivvy and wrap designs out there, found in one very small package.