YOU may have spotted this deluxe carp bivvy at 2017 angling shows – we did, and it’s super robust and hardwearing – a bivvy for life.
It’s also inflatable, with high-pressure 56-PSI ‘fire hose’ air tubes and a Storm Force 12 rating.
Made in Holland, from Tencate 100 per cent cotton canvas, it is super strong and a top spec piece of kit.
Very breathable and waterproof, because of the cotton canvas construction, the tents keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Karsten tents are already much sought after among serious campers. We’ve seen this one called the ultimate fishing bivvy, and would agree. It’s a modular system with a 2.2-metre square base or 2.4-metre square base, which you can then add to.
The curved awning and front wall section/porch can simply be zipped in to extend the usable space. But the 220 base pod on its own starts at a hefty £1,088.
If you spend a lot of time on the bank on big waters, at home and abroad, we would recommend you check these canvas shelters out.
The fixtures and fittings are all top notch, and the sewn-in groundsheet ensures the bivvy is waterproof to that height.
The erection time of three minutes for the main pod is also pretty impressive. With the awning secured on the front, expect it to be nearer ten minutes.
It also comes with a five-year guarantee, available exclusively in the UK through the Camping Travel Store.
Prices: Base pod 220 around £1,088; Curved Awning around £240; Front Wall around £270