The Theseus Quick-Up Bivvy/Shelter comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

OFFERING a perfect entry into overnighting, the fast-to-assemble Theseus Quick-Up Bivvy/Shelter from Fishing Republic, can be erected in a couple of minutes.

Despite the bargain price, there is no skimping on features. The door has decent zips, and can be rolled up for day use. Elasticated fibreglass poles help keep weight down, yet speed up assembly. A heavy-duty groundsheet is built-in and two window panels allow you to keep an eye on what’s happening outside. Also supplied are guy ropes and a carry bag.

For those starting long-stay sessions, this neat olive green bivvy will provide a useful shelter.