Bivvies, Shelters & Brollies

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Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments
A minimalist space-saving central joint allows the user to utilise maximum headroom especially when used in conjunction with the supplied storm poles. Benefiting from eight 8mm fibreglass ribs the shelter is light enough for a simple day session yet durable enough for a much longer time on the bank. Two rear vents allow for instant internal climate control and 10,000mm material is certainly more than adequate for our typically wet climate. £189.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  0 comments
No, we haven’t got the price wrong, you can purchase this two-man bivvy for well under £200. In fact, Angling Direct has even had it cheaper than the £174. 99 we have listed here! The overwrap has also been listed cheaper, so keep your eyes peeled and check the website regularly for a real bargain. If you fancy more room to take your loved one, house your dog comfortably or just want space and room to dry off when needs be, then look no further.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  0 comments
The conventional brolly just got better. With a huge majority of anglers slimming down their tackle and wishing to fish short, fast, effective sessions the Lo Pro was born. With a ridiculously miniscule weight of a mere 3. 3kg, excluding pegs and bag, this is an ultra-light design that will fit in most rod quivers with ease with a length of six feet.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  0 comments
There are not many more recognisable silhouettes on the bank than the Nash Titan, and brand new for 2017 the T1 is set to take the carp market by storm. Built around the famous and hugely popular predecessor, the new addition to the prestigious stable boasts more features than ever before while taking into consideration weight, ease of erection and, of course, practicality. Dimensions and weight: 275cm (W) x 135cm (H) x 197cm (D) Complete system and groundsheet 14. 9kg So what’s new? Re-engineered glass-filled nylon block design for reduced weight, enhanced rigidity and super-slick set up New frame design achieves a flat back to utilise usable space Front ribs extend to form a peak, maximising coverage for storm protection All models feature zip-off front infill panels for flexibility Legs fitted to the cover achieve a freestanding rigid design without tension straps Rain gutter to aid water run-off Front rib moulded retainers slide up and locate the cover effortlessly Low-profile storm pole attachment directly through cover eyelets support the storm peak Internal light-hanging hook beneath the central block Twin Velcro rod-retaining straps Internal mesh door with letterbox storm panel to maintain air flow while being protected by the peak Door can be supported on storm poles to create a porch extension Elasticated groundsheet attachment to pegging points for accurate bivvy position and shape Supplied with T pegs and carry bag.
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Telescopic waterproof camouflage umbrella Sturdy construction of 190T nylon taffeta and polyurethane-coated aluminium 101 centimetres of coverage when open Perfect whether you are walking the dog or doing a bit of stalking £12. 99 Like what you see? Or buy a single issue . . .
Total Carp Staff  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  0 comments
The Saber Supra Lite Bivvy is built using a 2-rib frame making it lightweight and easy to set up, this is perfect for day sessions and even overnighters. Other distinct advantages of the Saber Supra Lite bivvy is due to its lightweight nature the Supra Lite is ideal for the angler on the move, with a zip off infill panel this also gives you the option to use the Bivvy as a shelter. Having this option means you can zip the front of and enjoy those session taking in the views by the lake. The Supra Lite bivvy has a peaked front and comes supplied with groundsheet, helping to protect you from the elements.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 15, 2016  |  0 comments
We covered the original Tardis bivvy a few issues back, offering the angler a compact shelter with plenty of room internally. Well, we have the latest addition right here. The aptly named RT version, standing for Road Trip Edition, is ideal for the angler on the move. Whether it is short sessions you fish, or like me you prefer to get tucked away in the overgrown abandoned swims, then look no further.
Total Carp Staff  |  Dec 14, 2016  |  0 comments
For years I’d used a set of stainless steel bivvy pegs that were made for me by Martin Locke of Solar Tackle fame. You know how it is, though, you lose one or two of them here and there and then realise that you’ve suddenly got none left! It was a revelation for me therefore when Top-Notch brought out its version. I’ve been using these pegs for something like three or four years now and have got to say they are made from extremely good quality stainless, can be hit with a mallet if needs be and are virtually indestructible. They are available in a 5in stumpy version that are ideal for hard ground, a standard 8in version, and a nice touch is that they come supplied in a hard tubular case.
Total Carp Staff  |  Nov 03, 2016  |  0 comments
This could end up being my product of the year: I love it. Quite simply, the two versions attach to either a Tempest Composite or Tempest Brolly to convert them to a genuine two-man shelter. Essentially, an elasticated section sits over the Tempest rib and then the whole thing extends forwards to an Armo-style front pole. It’s ridiculously easy to set up and, once it’s on, you can easily get two bedchairs in lengthways.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  0 comments
The Fast & Light brolly has been hugely popular with its initial target angler, the guy who travels extra light and doesn’t want the hassle of having to carry a full-blown system around. Groundsheet, infill panel and any additional extras mean burdensome loads to these guys. However, the brolly is so good that lots of other anglers took a shine to it – those fishing slightly longer session and wanting a little but more from their shelter. So, by popular demand, Aqua introduced these wraps to create more significant coverage for those who want it.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  0 comments
UK Exclusive First Review! The improved version of Prologic’s Frame-X bivvy, I first got a glimpse of the X1 at Carp In The Park, but then more recently I saw it properly while out on the 7 Top Tips shoot with Prologic-backed Rik Johnson this month. I was immediately impressed by how quickly the innovative X-Frame design allowed Rik to set it up, literally a few seconds, even quicker than a pram-hood design. Once up, it was also absolutely drum tight and extremely solid. Even my efforts to shake the life out of it saw the X1 barely yield an inch.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  0 comments
Exclusive First Look! I remember when Trakker launched these for the awesome Pioneer a good few years back, and now the Yorkshire-based bivvy market leader is doing likewise for the hugely successful Tempest. This is music to my ears, being a Tempest brolly user, and I can’t wait for them to actually hit the shelves of Trakker stockists. Available in different sizes to fit the brolly, V2, Air and two-man, they are simple to attach via three small poles that fit straight into the front poles of the shelter itself. The material then just clips to the other poles around the respective Tempest and that’s it.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 27, 2016  |  0 comments
As a Tempest brolly user I have only ever had one slight gripe and that was the open front allowing all manner of flying critters to swarm inside for cover. I’m sure I am not alone in this and in response, Trakker has produced these Insect Panels which clip effortlessly on to the Tempest frame and have proven an absolute godsend. I attach mine as soon as I set the Tempest up, not giving the mozzies and their mates any time to descend. I will add here that it’s also important to use a groundsheet if you are going to really eradicate them because many flies and suchlike will come up out of the grass in the evening.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 02, 2016  |  0 comments
Dan Murrell’s verdict. . . I couldn’t recommend it more! 5/5 Regarded as a well-seasoned brolly angler, I was quite surprised when I first saw the Basecamper from Avid-backed Ian Russell and was actually keen to try one out for myself.
Total Carp Staff  |  Sep 01, 2016  |  0 comments
Many modern carp anglers look for ease of use in a product, and why not? With limited time on the bank you don’t want to waste it setting things up when you could be looking for fish or getting those rods in the water. This is why brollies have come back in fashion, but they aren’t very good when used as a long-term session shelter. Bridging the gap between convenience, ease of use and unrivalled weather protection, the XTI Supadome was born. Erected in no time via a push brolly-type system, the Supadome provides a large internal footprint capable of housing all your tackle, food and more while out on the bank.

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