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Bivvy/shelter Recommendations

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Drake267, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Drake267

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    Hi all, I’m after a fishing bivvy/shelter. More for day use than overnight. I want something a little more than just an umbrella. What would you guys recommend, something decent but without breaking the bank, I’m not a devoted carp fisherman, just something for occasional use at the reservoirs. Cheers.
     
  2. Jukebox

    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    My money would be on a brolly system or a Chub tribrid if you can find one :thumb:
     
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    Titan Hide XL

    You’ll thank me later ;)
     
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    Bit overkill for the odd day though....and eye wateringly expensive :D

    On fairness though....its a damned good shelter:thumb:
     
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    Now I know you’re a Nash guy @mikeyhall1 but that’s a bit expensive when I can get this cheaper and it includes more :D not really after too much. Just something for day use but more than an umbrella. Though my mates got one from Germany and it looks pretty good. I’ll see tomorrow as we’re fishing Hury Reservoir in the morning. I may splash out a little more on one and use it as a tent too at times.

    https://www.anglingdirect.co.uk/jrc-extreme-tx-1-man-bivvy
     
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    aqua do good stuff pricey but you get what you pay for with a bivvy
     
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    Hide XL is £250 buddy, smaller one £200. But there’s a few out there a bit cheaper too
     
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    I have a JRC Contact 2 man bivvy that I use as a base camp for when I go wildcamping. It has seen me through years of AGF meets and many HFT Nationals and still looks brand new. Not even a zip failure in five years. I paid £110 for it and they are still available on the bay for that price.
     
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    Hi as @mikeyhall1 said the hide xl. I've got the standard hide and the xl, hide for day sessions xl for weekends, there quick and light the hide xl has the extra size and comfort, two rear windows, skull cap to stop condensaton drip, Extra ground sheet and zip on front.
    Both are brilliant bits of kit. Both very quick to put up best bivvys by far.you certainty get what you pay for the hide will give years of service I love both of mine
     
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    Jukebox Better to burn out...than to fade away.

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    Yes mate...I've got a number of bivbies and brollies (don't ask, I have issues) and my go to bivvy is the tribrid.
    Sets up quickly and has a really good amount of space.
    Unzip.the front and its a lightweight day shelter...zip the front on its a bivvy....drop the overwrap on and its a wet weekender.
     
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    Cheers guys, I’ll check them all out, Will see what my mates is like in the morning too as he is raving about it.
     
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    Cheers Mick, I’ll take a look at those. Sounds ideal for what I want.
     
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    I was at the foot of Place Fell on Ullswater last year in the bivvy and half expected to be blown into the lake the wind was that strong. Considering it wasn't tethered down with guy ropes the thing saw me through the night. well impressed. Like you I sell loads of stuff but this one really is a keeper.
     
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    Cheers mate, got to admit though, I like how easy that Titan is to put up.
     
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    Sell stuff? What do you mean? :D I like the look of the JRC extreme too. I’ll have a good look at them all during the week, I’ve a week off so plenty of time to sort one. I’ll also get to try my binoculars tomorrow up at Hury. Never been used yet! Not properly anyway.
     
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    I'm in the lakes again Monday for 5-days. Those Frontiers will be around my neck even in my sleep.
     

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