The Carp Spirit Arma-Skin Super Compact 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.

Description: a compact mini shelter.

Specifications: measures 210 x 80 x 90 cm; weighs 5.4 kg; fibreglass frame; Arma-Skin Fabric with a 10,000 mm-rated hydrostatic head; pop-up design; rear vent; groundsheet and pegs.

My verdict: you may remember me mentioning this compact shelter a few weeks back after it caught my eye at the Carp Spirit Open Day.

This shelter is perfect for overnight sessions, especially when you want to get your rods out quickly and then grab some sleep before getting up for work in the morning.

You’ll also feel you’ve got a bit more privacy in those swims when you might normally be fishing under the stars.

Even though it features pegging points, you don’t have to peg it down, as you can simply clip it to the frame of your bedchair, which makes it a great option when you are fishing from concrete, tarmac or on a slipway on urban waters.

There’s enough clearance above your head when sitting on a bedchair, which has been an issue with similar designs.

A peak offers protection when it rains; a skirt around the bottom helps to keep damp out; a vent at the back offers extra airflow; and a groundsheet is supplied.

You’ll also find some pockets for storing your essentials. I’ve even seen this shelter set up for use on decent-sized boats, which might not have a cuddy type cabin.

Price: £144.99.

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