Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard is the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Here's his lowdown on the Avid Carp Tardis RT…

AVID’S Mk II Tardis, the Tardis RT (Road Trip), has extra features. There’s now a good-sized peak at the front, and a vent out of the back, so you have a bit more ‘climate control’.

And as well as offering extra protection, you can combine the storm peak with the matching overwrap, to give you more space to work with. You can also space the poles out, to give even more room.

With a 10,000 mm waterproof and breathable rating, it packs down to 86 cm, all thanks to the four break poles.

The rear vent offers solid and mozzi-mesh options, and can be opened from the inside or the outside.

Add the 10,000 mm waterproof Tardis RT Overwrap into the equation and you’re doubly protected. It’ll fit into the main bivvy bag, and offers a ‘letterbox’ opening in the door.

A nice touch from Avid are the outer Velcro loops, which match up with the Rod Retention bars on the main bivvy, so you still have somewhere to rest your rods.

Prices: Bivvy £239.99. Overwrap £119.99.