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Best Bivvies for Carp Fishing in 2018 – Bivvy Shootout 2018

best bivvy 2018

This week we take a look at all the latest bivvies released in 2018.

This guide will give you all the latest popular bivvies and includes all the features you will need to know.

Like every year our top bivvy picks include bivvies that suit every type of angler.

Whether you like to keep light and mobile or fish longer sessions and looking for extra comfort this guide will have you covered.

If you’ve just started carp fishing or would like to know more about bivvies and what features you should look out for when buying one then check out our helpful buying guide below.

Let’s get started…

Fox R-Series Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Available in both Khaki or unique Fox Camo pattern
  • Three-rib pram-hood design featuring an oversized peak for extra protection
  • Two-way letter box style door with three door options, mozzy mesh, clear PVC and solid
  • An inner dome can be added to create extra comfort, warmth and protection from insects and other annoying creatures
  • The inner dome can be purchased with the bivvy or separately
  • Includes a heavy-duty groundsheet and pegs supplied in an oversized heavy-duty carry bag
  • Weight: 15.9kg (Including inner dome)

Find it on eBay


Aqua Products M3 Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Made from Aquatexx material
  • A solid Aqua-designed frame
  • Full removable mozzie infil
  • Removable peak feature
  • Includes a heavy duty groundsheet and quality T-pegs
  • 2 different wraps available; the extended wrap and super wrap which are sold separately
  • Weight: The full system weighs 12kg

Find it on Amazon


Trakker Tempest Composite Bivvy V2

Quick Summary

  • Boasts quick assembly
  • 10,000mm hydrostatic head material used throughout
  • New revised central block that gives the bivvy a solid structure in all weather conditions
  • Dual-zipped doors on the fixed front panel allow you to create a letterbox opening
  • Dedicated overwrap and insect panel available separately
  • Supplied with a heavy duty groundsheet, quality T-pegs and 36″ quick sticks for adjusting the bivvy height
  • Weight: Approx 6kg (plus pegs, groundsheet and storm poles weighing 3.6kg)

Find it on Amazon


Solar Bankmaster Twin Rib Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Made from SolarTexx fabric
  • Includes Solar’s TRS (Tension Reduction System) making it easier to set up and it also gives the bivvy a tight solid structure
  • Twin-rib, high sided to maximise internal space
  • Zip-off front and innovative double door panel
  • Includes an oversized carry bag, heavy-duty groundsheet, T-pegs and tension bars to adjust the height
  • Weight: 9.05kg

Find it on Amazon


Sonik Sk Tek 1 Man Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Lightweight aluminium poles
  • 3 Door window options (green, clear PVC, mozzie mesh)
  • Large front and rear mozzie mesh vents
  • Velcro rod retainers and roll back open front option
  • Overwrap available which is sold separately
  • Supplied with oversized carry bag, groundsheet and heavy-duty T-Pegs
  • Weight: 6.1kg

Find it on Amazon


TF Gear Airflo Inflatable Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Set up in under 1 minute with help from the built-in super tough puncture resistant ‘air poles’
  • Solid structure in the windiest conditions
  • Conventional pram hood design
  • Available in one or 2 man versions
  • Built-in heavy-duty groundsheet and includes a carry case
  • Weight: One Man (11kg) and Two Man (14kg)

Find it on Amazon


Cyprinus Base Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Multiple front options
  • Strong cam-lock poles
  • Roomy interior
  • Peaked front design
  • 2 rod straps
  • An overwrap is available
  • Includes a ground-sheet, heavy-duty T-pegs and carry bag
  • One or Two man versions available

Find it on Amazon


JRC Defender Peak Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • 3 Door window options (green, clear PVC, mozzie mesh)
  • Front and rear mozzie mesh vents
  • Supplied with heavy-duty T-pegs, tension bars and a lightweight velcro-in groundsheet
  • Overwrap available which is sold separately
  • Available in 1 man and 2 man versions
  • Weight: 6.1kg

Find it on Amazon


Trakker Cayman Bivvy V2

Quick Summary

  • Flat back design giving huge internal space
  • Lightweight, quick to erect, two-rib shelter
  • Upgraded 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head fabric
  • Includes heavy-duty groundsheet, carry bag and T-pegs
  • An extended wrap is available separately
  • Weight: Approx 6.2kg (plus pegs weighing 3.1kg)

Find it on Amazon


Nash Titan Hide Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Compact design ideal for keeping mobile on quick overnighters and short sessions
  • Flat back design maximising internal space
  • Includes the famous titan block system giving it durability and reliability in all-weather conditions
  • Compact size when packed away
  • Includes a carry bag, storm poles and T-pegs
  • An extended overwrap and heavy-duty ground are available separately
  • Weight: 4.6kg

Find it on Amazon


Wychwood MHR Brolly MKII

Quick Summary

Wychwood MHR Brolly MKII

  • Designed for the mobile angler
  • 10,000mm hydrostatic head HD Ripstop material used throughout
  • Rear mozzie mesh vents
  • Unique internal storage pockets
  • Unique extended internal skirt
  • Supplied with 2 x 24inch storm poles
  • Includes Heavy duty T-pegs, oversized roll-top bag and groundsheet
  • Weight: 6kg

Find it on Amazon


ESP Hideout Bivvy

Quick Summary

  • Perfect for anglers that like to travel light and mobile
  • Based on the freestanding design concept of the ESP Lo Pro
  • Versatile system with integrated front & removable door
  • Letterbox door zips
  • Includes heavy-duty groundsheet & 2 storm poles
  • Weight: 4.15kg, total weight including accessories 7.90kg

Find it on Amazon


Our short bivvy buying guide

Throughout the years we have created a handy guide on what features you should look out for before buying a bivvy.

Firstly make sure the bivvy comes with good quality durable T-pegs and a compact carry bag.

short bivvy buying guide

Assuming you only fishing day sessions then a brolly type bivvy is ideal because of its lightweight structure and quick assembly, giving you more time to set up the rest of your gear and can also be super handy if it suddenly rains.

If you’re planning on using the bivvy for longer fishing sessions then make sure the bivvy comes with a heavy-duty groundsheet and find out if a overwrap is available as this will reduce any condensation, keeping you warm and dry.

Supposing you’re planning a fishing holiday abroad then a full bivvy system with front and rear ventilation is an excellent choice.

If you’re intending on taking a friend or partner night fishing or just want more space to store your gear then a two-man bivvy is highly advised.

Conclusion

Thanks for reading our 2018 bivvy shootout guide.

If you still haven’t found the right bivvy for you then check out our previous Best Bivvy 2017 Shootout, full of bivvies that we still highly recommended.

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One Comment

  1. Been looking for something like this for a while now, top guide and helpful tips, I think I might buy the fox r-series in a few months, Thanks! 🙂

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