The MAD Slimline Holdall 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.

I LIKE the look of this Slimline holdall from MAD. It seems compact, but well padded.

There are holdalls for 10 ft, 12 ft and 13 ft rods, and two and three-rod options.

Generously padded throughout and designed to store made-up rods, it’ll handle any size of big pit reel comfortably, the MAD crew confirm, and rods with 50 mm butt rings.

There are also external pockets, and straps on the outside for a landing net, extra rods, a sling or shelter. Not bad.

Price: £49.99.