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Best Bivvies for Carp Fishing in 2020 – Bivvy Shootout 2020

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This week we take a look at all the latest bivvies for 2020.

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.

This year’s bivvy guide is extensive and highly detailed. So we have broken the guide up into three sections so feel free to skip to the section you are interested in using the links below.

Guide sections

Let’s get started…

Latest bivvies for 2020

Aqua Atom Plus Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • This larger version of Aqua’s ground-breaking Atom Bivvy
  • Performance grade AQUATEXX® materials used throughout
  • Single rear vent included
  • Twin rib design
  • Auger point pegs included
  • Heavy-duty groundsheet included
  • Weight: 6.3kg (8.2kg with all parts included)
Find it on eBay

Wychwood Tactical Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • Two, large, rear mozzy mesh vents
  • Full, zip in front door with a built-in peak
  • 10,000mm HH ripstop material
  • Oversized, heavy-duty carry bag with full zip
  • Heavy-duty pegs and groundsheet included
  • Weight: 5kg (10kg with all parts included)
Find it on eBay

Saber Capsule Bivvy System

Quick summary 

  • Ultra-fast set up via 5 break ribs
  • Surprisingly roomy inside
  • Zip-off front panel
  • Front and rear mozzy mesh window panels
  • Available in both our DPM Armour or Olive fabrics
  • Supplied with Heavy-duty bag, pegs, groundsheet and tension poles
  • Weight: 7kg (inc pegs, groundsheet, storm poles and bag)
Find it on Amazon

Prologic XLNT Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • Modern Crossover X-frame design for extra stability in any weather situation
  • Fully removable front panel
  • Rear vent
  • Includes a velcro-in reinforced groundsheet
  • Carrying bag included
  • Over-wrap available
  • Weight: 6.56kg (8.3kg with all parts included)
Find it on eBay

Cyprinus Typhoon Bivvy System

Quick summary 

  • Composite block design
  • Hydrotec® Polyester material used throughout
  • Heavy-duty zip in groundsheet included
  • Supplied with tension strap and T-pegs
  • Includes rod straps, two large rear vents and front mozzy mesh panels
  • Weight: 9.5kg (13.1kg with groundsheet, pegs, and poles weighing)
Find it here

Solar SP Spider Bivvy System

Quick summary 

  • Easy-Loc frame system
  • Full system including Rip-Stop, zip-in groundsheet and Mag-Loc Mozzi Door option
  • Solartex+ material used throughout, which is a breathable, coated fabric
  • A square footprint for maximum internal space
  • Rear vents with external flaps
  • Weight: 15kg
Find it on eBay

Trakker Tempest Advanced 100 Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • A full bivvy system including groundsheet, zip-in infill panel, tension strap, storm poles and T pegs
  • Two rear and two side ventilation panels
  • Vent flaps on all panels
  • Boasts quick setup due to the centred Composite block
  • Made from Aquatexx fabric which is waterproof and breathable
  • Dual rod straps included
  • Weight: Approx 9.5kg (13.1kg with plus groundsheet, pegs and Quicksticks)
Find it on eBay

JRC Stealth Bloxx Compact 2G Bivvy System

Quick summary 

  • 10,000HH Hydratex waterproof material used throughout
  • Lightweight central block design for ultra-fast set up
  • 2-way door system that offers letterbox set-up
  • Includes a front peak and large rear vents 
  • Storm pole caps and 2 x 48″ storm poles included
  • Supplied with a heavy-duty groundsheet, pegs and carry bag
  • Weight: 9.9kg
Find it on eBay

Advanta One Night Stand Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • Low profile, featuring unique flat-back design
  • Front & rear mozzie vents for full ventilation
  • Dual rod straps included
  • 5000 Hydrostatic head 210D Cover
  • Supplied with a detachable lightweight groundsheet, pegs and carry case
  • Available in one and two man models
  • Weight: 7.5kg

Sonik AXS Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • Super strong AXS centre hub for ultra-quick setup
  • 10,000mm HH CloudbaseTM fabric used throughout
  • Zip on/off front panel complete with mozzy side windows
  • Front and rear mozzi vents with internal pockets
  • Flat back, steep-sided shape to maximize internal space
  • Supplied with clip-in groundsheet, two 48” quick connect storm poles, carry case and heavy-duty T-pegs
  • Dual rod straps and storm pole connectors
  • Weight: 9.2kg
Find it on eBay

Fox EOS Pro Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • Perfect shelter for newcomers or anglers on tight budgets
  • 8000mm hydrostatic head fabric used throughout
  • A two-rib, pram-hood design featuring a generous peak for extra protection
  • Two-way letter box style door with integrated mesh insert plus PVC and solid panel options
  • Dual rod straps included
  • Supplied with a lightweight groundsheet, heavy-duty pegs and zipped carry bag
  • Available in one and two man models
  • Weight – 7kg
Find it on eBay

TF Gear Airflow Bivvy MK3

Quick summary 

  • Quick inflate puncture resistant Airpoles, provides strong rigid structure in under 1 minute
  • Sewn in heavy-duty groundsheet
  • Extended front porch, providing extra protection and increased storage space
  • 3 door options – mosquito mesh door, clear waterproof door and full storm door
  • 10,000 hydrostatic head material used throughout
  • Includes rear vents and a front peak
  • Supplied with rod straps, heavy-duty pegs, a piston air pump and carry case
  • Available in one and two man models
  • Weight: 14kg
Find it on eBay

Most popular carp bivvies

Trakker Tempest V2 Bivvy System

Quick summary 

  • Aquatexx® fabric used throughout
  • Ultra-strong, revolutionary-designed one-man-sized shelter
  • The design allows for quick assembly and pack down
  • Spacious interior without a huge footprint
  • Fully removable infill panel with heavy-duty zip
  • Zip and Velcro mozzie rear vents and front windows
  • Supplied with two 36ins Quick sticks, heavy-duty groundsheet, pegs and carry case
  • Weight: 7.5kg
Find it here

Aqua MK3 Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • Three rib design
  • Performance grade Aquatexx® material used throughout
  • Front and rear mozzie vents
  • Removable front peak with rod straps
  • Includes a groundsheet, auger point pegs and carry case
  • Wrap and accessories available separately
  • Weight: 5.3kg (14.3kg for the full bivvy system)
Find it on eBay

Nash Titan Hide

Quick summary 

  • Compact design
  • A quick erect, lightweight frame
  • Flat Back for space efficiency with sleep systems
  • 5000mm Hydrostatic head material used throughout
  • Boasts strong stability in any weather situation
  • Weight: 4.6kg
Find it on eBay

Fox Royale Bivvy

Quick summary 

  • A two rib, pram-hood design
  • Made from hard-wearing, breathable nylon fabric
  • Mozzy mesh panels and peak with rod straps on the front of the shelter
  • Supplied with a groundsheet, pegs and oversized carry case
  • Wrap available separately
  • Available in both 1 Man or 2 Man models
  • Weight: 13.6kg
Find it on Amazon

Most popular brollies

Trakker Tempest Brolly V2

Quick summary

  • Ultra-strong, easy to use and ultra-quick to assemble
  • External ribs for maximum internal brolly space
  • Incredibly lightweight with small pack-down size
  • Dual rod straps
  • Anti-twist poles
  • Space saver frame
  • 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head fabric used throughout
  • Supplied with tension strap, pegs and carry case
  • Wrap and other accessories available separately 
  • Weight: Approx. 5kg (plus pegs weighing 0.75kg)
Find it on Amazon

Aqua Fast & Light MK2 

Quick summary

  • Performance grade Aquatexx® material used throughout
  • 55-inch frame, ultra-compact design
  • Space saver frame
  • Extended storm sides
  • Dual rod straps
  • Supplied with pegs and compact carry case
  • Weight: 4.5kg (5.5kg with pegs)
Find it on eBay

Wychwood HD MHR Brolly MK2

Quick summary

  • Rear mozzy mesh vents
  • Protective, watertight bell cap
  • 10,000mm hydrostatic head HD Ripstop material used throughout
  • Internal storage pockets
  • Dual rod straps
  • Supplied with 2 x 24inch storm poles, pegs, groundsheet and carry case
  • Weight: 6kg
Find it on eBay

Fox Ultra 60 Brolly System

Quick summary

  • 10,000mm hydrostatic head material used throughout
  • Space-saving mechanism for increased internal headroom
  • 60 inch frame, ultra-compact design
  • Rear mozzy mesh vents
  • Extended side skirts provide extra protection from the elements
  • Supplied with zip-on, fully removable R-Series Brolly Infill Panel that features three door options – clear PVC, solid Khaki and mozzy mesh
  • Optional full mozzy infill panel and Brolly Extension can be purchased separately
  • Supplied with 2 x 24ins side storm poles, 2 x 36in front storm poles, lightweight groundsheet
  • Weight 12.9kg
Find it on eBay

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.

bivvy buying guide

Assuming you only fish 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 be super handy when it suddenly rains. Brollies are also great if you want to be mobile and move on to showing fish.

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

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 sized bivvy is highly advised.


Thanks for reading our 2020 bivvy shootout guide.

If you still haven’t found the right bivvy for you then check out our previous Best Bivvy 2019 Shootout, full of bivvies that we still highly recommended.

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  1. Scott Scott

    Could u teLloyd me where I can get the overwrap for the saber capsule 1 man bivvy

    • Mike Samways Mike Samways

      From what I remember I don’t think an overwrap is available for that specific bivvy. Hope that helps!

  2. Thomas A. Morris Thomas A. Morris

    Cheers Mike, could you get me any details on hoe to get a TF Airflow Bivvy shipped to the USA. I having a really tough time trying to get this Bivvy shipped over to the states. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Mike Samways Mike Samways

      Hey Thomas,

      Sorry to here about that. I guess it differs from company to company. I don’t really have experience with shipping carp tackle to the US but I believe companies like Trakker and possibly Nash ship to the USA and Canada.

      Let me know how you get on and I can update the blog to include information for US anglers.



  3. Victoria Edwards-King Victoria Edwards-King

    I’m on a budget but want to buy a bivvy for night fishing with oversheet.. Can you recommend what is the best one to buy

    • Mike Samways Mike Samways

      Hey Victoria, Sorry for the late reply, just got the notice. Tricky one really as a lot of the high quality bivvies with a overwrap normally around £200-£500. I would say have look at TF Gear and Angling direct’s Avanta range. Failing that have a look at Chub. Before I bit the bullet and invested in a Trakker bivvy I had a Chub bivvy that lasted years!! Good luck!

  4. Mick Mick

    Hi would you buy an inflatable bivvy or a normal pram hood bivvy. Also do you know if the inflatable bivvy go down once pumped up thanks

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