Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products that caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Chub Vantage Bivvy ...

CHUB were particularly excited when they launched this feature packed bivvy because its breathability cracked a lot of the condensation problems single skin bivvy users suffer from.

Chub’s top spec Vantage system uses a high performance fabric called Climatex, which also comes with an impressive 10,000 mm Hydrostatic Head waterproof rating.

The bivvy is a split pole design, which provides a squarer footprint, so there’s more usable space inside.

Rear air vents, part of a unique Back Draft Ventilation system, allows you to easily adjust to different weather conditions.

The dual zip system on the front panel is particularly useful for unzipping just enough from the top to provide a full panoramic view of the water

And there are loads of door and front panel options, beneath that enlarged storm peak.

A fully protective all year round bivvy with the option of a Vantage Overwrap, and one and two man shelters.

Price: £439-£479.99.