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   Old Thread  #244 6 May 2019 at 11.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Does anyone know if the V1 overwrap and V1 mozzi mesh fit the V2 brolly? Cheers
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   Old Thread  #243 15 Feb 2019 at 4.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Probably wants a smaller footprint?
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   Old Thread  #242 15 Feb 2019 at 2.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Why would you do that?

I would ditch the overwrap though, bit pointless.
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   Old Thread  #241 12 Feb 2019 at 8.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm sticking with the composite bivvy v2 think I'm too tall for the brolly
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   Old Thread  #240 12 Feb 2019 at 8.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a brand new unopened tempest v2 bivvy system , overwrap and skull cap that i am selling and getting the tempest v2 brolly and skull cap with front infill to replace it. I rate them highly .
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   Old Thread  #239 11 Feb 2019 at 12.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think this has answered my question
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   Old Thread  #238 11 Feb 2019 at 12.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are there any tall users of the tempest brolly v2? Im 6ft 4 wondering if I will see out the thing at the lske without being bent double on the bed chair? I bought the composite v2 but I'm thinking it's footprint may be too big for where I'm fishing and as you can buy an infill panel for the brolly I may be better swapping for that setup?
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   Old Thread  #237 21 Nov 2018 at 8.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have to say I was quite pleased with it for it's first outing but time will tell especially as we move deeper into winter and I've used it in some big winds.


used mine in 65mph winds the other week ( set up right on the end of it ) and it was solid as a rock , it was certainly bivvy destruction weather and it stood firm , great shelters , love mine
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   Old Thread  #236 21 Nov 2018 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's how the Youtube vid shows it, slacken off all velcro straps, remove the front poles and then you can fold it back before folding the brolly up. Still appears to me that will save time from completely undoing it and having to rethread all the velcro straps!!
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   Old Thread  #235 21 Nov 2018 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You'll struggle to raise the locking bar with the 3 short poles in place. Just loosen the velcro and pop the poles out. The front then folds back and you'll be able to reach the locking mechanism of the brolly. I certainly wouldn't be removing it completely, as the velcro strips can be a bit fiddly to feed through the clips.
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   Old Thread  #234 21 Nov 2018 at 12.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I saw one broken down at the weekend with just the velcro loosened and the front bars in place? I hope that is the case as i've just bought a skull cap for my Mk1. It was a Mk1 version i saw broken down.
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   Old Thread  #233 21 Nov 2018 at 6.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've now put the groundsheet in the bag for the infill panel and just put the infill panel in the brolly bag loose as I'm packing it all in the brolly bag it saves all the **** on the groundsheet getting on everything.
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   Old Thread  #232 21 Nov 2018 at 6.56am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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So I've been told and it was my intention to but what I found at the weekend is you have to undo the velcro on a few of the retaining straps to get at the clip for the tension bar and fold that back then pull the 3 short bars out at the front and fold back so beings as you've got that far you might as well take it off save faffing about.
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   Old Thread  #231 20 Nov 2018 at 9.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm not usually a fan of the "in thing" when it comes to fishing gear but took the plunge on a V2 Brolly myself lately. Have to say having popped it up in the garden at the weekend it was quite amazing just how quickly it's up and ready to use. Can't wait to use it. I'll be getting the groundsheet, skull cap and infill panel to go with it and that'll do me 90% of my fishing I reckon
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   Old Thread  #230 20 Nov 2018 at 9.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice! I will order one too then.

Oh, about the skull cap: I thought you can leave it on?
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   Old Thread  #229 20 Nov 2018 at 9.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iv been using the brolly since it came out . I really rate it and canít see me ever going back to a conventional brolly.

Iím still undecided about the skull cap though ? Do people rate them and are they extra hassle ?
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   Old Thread  #228 20 Nov 2018 at 5.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't even remember my skull cap coming in a bag, anyway I just leave it attached to the bivvy so probably binned the bag it came in. My groundsheet however came in a bag, I haven't used it yet but I doubt it will ever go back in there once it's been used
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   Old Thread  #227 20 Nov 2018 at 2.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The last Trakker bivvy I owned was the original Armo when they came out but my wife bought me the V2 Brolly, infill,skullcap and groundsheet last week, it was supposed to be for Christmas but as I had Little Farriers booked with three mates this weekend just gone it was given an early bath, I have to say I was quite pleased with it for it's first outing but time will tell especially as we move deeper into winter and I've used it in some big winds.

To set the full system up with pegging out no more than around 3 minutes if it was just the brolly on its own less than a minute and from that aspect I was very pleased, if I have any gripes it would be that they supply it all in it's own bags/sleeves except the ground sheet which is the bit that lays in the mud or on the damp ground especially this time of year strange for the few quid it would cost why not supply it with a bag? other than that is the bag that the skullcap is supplied in is a square peg round hole scenario after you've taken it out again for a few pence extra of material to make the job simpler, an added bonus is I can get it all in the brolly bag including the quicksticks so one bag fits all scenario get a thumbs up from me.

Overall I can see this becoming my goto option all except the one lake I fish which I would probably struggle to get it in most of the swims.
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   Old Thread  #226 20 Nov 2018 at 11.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Thanks chaps
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   Old Thread  #225 20 Nov 2018 at 11.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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About 1 minute, minus pegging.
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   Old Thread  #224 20 Nov 2018 at 11.08am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I recon a minute or 2-3?
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   Old Thread  #223 20 Nov 2018 at 11.01am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Rather than start a whole new thread can someone tell me approximately for the average man how long does the Tempest Brolly take to put up compared with other brolly systems?
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   Old Thread  #222 20 Nov 2018 at 6.36am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good to know that. Thanks! To me, the headspace inside the bivvy matters most.
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   Old Thread  #221 19 Nov 2018 at 5.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I agree I don't believe that claim, because if you compare the measurements of both versions on the trakker website, it indicates the V2 and V1 are the same height, but the V2 is less wide and deeper than the V1.
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   Old Thread  #220 19 Nov 2018 at 5.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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they said the same to me,however when I questioned them about it being lower...it's not actually lower by frame size,the zip in bit around the front makes the view out and getting in and out lower,add on if you zipp on the front and then roll the door up it lowers it slightly again...head height actually sitting in is no different to the mk1.
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   Old Thread  #219 19 Nov 2018 at 5.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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But that would make the footprint bigger than the v1 and that sure ain't the case...
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   Old Thread  #218 19 Nov 2018 at 4.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I just had Trakker confirm to me that the V1 and V2 brolly are the same size. Maybe the people who say the V2 is lower/smaller, have had their shops put the tension straps in at different (longer) lengths?
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   Old Thread  #217 9 Nov 2018 at 3.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks that's useful to know.
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   Old Thread  #216 9 Nov 2018 at 1.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes it does. The mk1 skullcap also fits the mk2
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   Old Thread  #215 9 Nov 2018 at 12.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I also have a Mk1 Tempest Brolly but am thinking of getting the Mk2. Does anyone know if my Mk1 overwrap will fit the Mk2?
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   Old Thread  #214 9 Nov 2018 at 11.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking about selling my old (never used) one for the new one. I hoped the material would be about the same lol. I think it's very handy you can zip in the infill panel instead of having to put another tent up and attach it to the brolly.
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   Old Thread  #213 7 Nov 2018 at 3.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think the material is better but not not superior but the paint on the poles peels off too easy imo where you take them apart worse than the mk1. The elastic in the poles seems more hard wearing not had one break yet....
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   Old Thread  #212 7 Nov 2018 at 3.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone of you got the new tempest brolly and can compare to the old version? I would like to know if it has been improved, especially the material?
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   Old Thread  #211 24 Oct 2018 at 10.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Tempest brolly infill panel in stock at Tacklebox, I know a lot of people were after one
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   Old Thread  #210 7 Jan 2018 at 8.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think thats at the peak however the back comes up higher and doesn't slope as much on the Air hence why the difference
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   Old Thread  #209 7 Jan 2018 at 4.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes 5cm which would still give over an inch clearance
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   Old Thread  #208 7 Jan 2018 at 4.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The brolly IS a lot smaller..
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   Old Thread  #207 7 Jan 2018 at 3.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Either your bedchair is a lot higher than mine or the brolly is a lot smaller, ive just put the tempest air up in my garden on flat ground with trakker bedchair and trakker nano chair on it.

With my normal positioning of the chair which is further back than the boss my head doesn't touch the roof i have to push the bedchair all the way to the back to hit my head. With my head under the boss area there is about 3" clearance.
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   Old Thread  #206 7 Jan 2018 at 1.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iím 6í2, have an els and trakker bed buddie and in standad mode plenty of head height 👍
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   Old Thread  #205 7 Jan 2018 at 12.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im just under 6'2" and use an ELS - used to use a mk4 indulgence. Its close but I can sit under the tempest brolly without my head touching the top sitting on the bedchair with a bed buddy. Or at least I can with it pegged out in normal mode - i.e. with the tension strap. With the tempest you can actually drop it a little - not as much as a traditional brolly but definitely by a good 6 to 9" I recon. Thing is I don't always use the bed buddy, and more often than not use an old chub snooper chair. Theres so much cover I can put my bed to the back of the tempest and still have room at the front for my old chub chair and still be pretty well covered - my feet stick out if I straighten my legs.

I think the answer about whos heads touch and whos dont is simply down to everyones slightly unique physiology. Some peoples top halves are longer than their bottom halves, some are heavier than others so perhaps sink down more on the chair or bed chair. In a round about way I think you're right - you just have to try it yourself.

FWIW: I think the tempest is a really good shelter - after being a die-hard traditional brolly user Im certainly never going back. Quality isnt great but is good enough, and the materials used make it nice and light. Combine it with a mozzie front and its probably the shelter I use 90% of the time. But still wont be getting rid of the M3 any time soon.
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   Old Thread  #204 7 Jan 2018 at 12.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You wouldn't be able to sit in the brolly and your head not touch the roof where the centre boss is. I do the same 're putting spare rods behind. My head touches the centre boss with the bedchair buddy on..
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   Old Thread  #203 7 Jan 2018 at 11.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I do Similar ,does seem to help
I found it can be a bit low at times otherwise
So I now set the bed up put my bag at the back and adjust the brolly to suit
So my head does nt touch the roof
Doing it this way the bed does nt touch the sides causing damp ingress either
Also easier to level the bed up this way
I do have the skull cap fitted Which certainly helps coverage from the elements though
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   Old Thread  #202 7 Jan 2018 at 10.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes
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   Old Thread  #201 7 Jan 2018 at 10.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is the width ok for any bed? Thanks
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   Old Thread  #200 7 Jan 2018 at 9.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Doesnít 6Ē13 make you seven foot and one inch?
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   Old Thread  #199 7 Jan 2018 at 9.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Loved it, but sold it, 6 feet 13and touching the roof when sitting on fox flatliter😭
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   Old Thread  #198 6 Jan 2018 at 9.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The thing is it depends what bed you have, and also how you set the brolly up. The height can be adjusted a lot with the tension strap. On my own I keep it quite tight, therefore making the top higher, when I have taken my godson I've lowered it down to the make the footprint bigger
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   Old Thread  #197 6 Jan 2018 at 7.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seems a compete opposite view here. Some saying the head touches sat on the bed some saying its fine with room> ??????

My mates just got one so i best try his first.
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   Old Thread  #196 6 Jan 2018 at 6.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Has anyone used a Trakker Levelite Longback Chair under a Tempest brolly. I wouldnít mind getting one of these but I think it might be too high.
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   Old Thread  #195 6 Jan 2018 at 5.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've got the brolly and a flat 6 bedchair. I'm 5'10 and my head touches the roof when I'm sat across the bedchair.
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If you are talking about the brolly then it's ok if on a level bit of bank where you don't have to extend the bedchair legs at the front, other than that I'd say the headroom isn't great when using a bedchair buddy on a sloping bank.
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   Old Thread  #193 6 Jan 2018 at 4.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a trakker levelite and tempest air, im 5 10 and haven't hit my head ive never looked to see how close it is though. I also dont put the bedchair right to the back and keep my quiver spare rods etc behind the bedchair whether this helps or not i dont know.
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   Old Thread  #192 6 Jan 2018 at 4.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There's plenty of headroom mate, no need to push your bed right to the back either as there is loads of coverage. My mate who is over 6 foot uses one with no problems. The height is adjustable easily enough using the tension strap
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   Old Thread  #191 6 Jan 2018 at 4.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for replies.... My bedchair is trakker levelite els - bedchair buddy is diawa mission backrest.
Doesnt sound great for head room and its the only thing putting me off but its a big put off
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   Old Thread  #190 6 Jan 2018 at 3.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I am 5ft 8, have a fox rx2 bedchair and sat on the bedchair buddy with the bedchair pushed right back my head hits the roof. If you have a low bedchair like a ss3 / 4 etc ( I class the fox one a medium height one) then you may well be ok..

Edit - I have the tempest brolley and is with the tension strap clicked in
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   Old Thread  #189 6 Jan 2018 at 3.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Plenty of room. I'm 5ft9 and there is loads of room still when sat on my bed buddy
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   Old Thread  #188 6 Jan 2018 at 3.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Currently considering a tempest brolly or tempest air.

One comcern is head room. Im 6ft tall. What is it like say on a bedchair buddy on the bedchair for headroom. Thats my only concern for both. The air is a fraction higher at 5cm.
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   Old Thread  #187 21 Sept 2017 at 11.24am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I bought mine in Poindestres in Southampton, they do mail order, give them a try 👍
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   Old Thread  #186 21 Sept 2017 at 9.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Where did you manage to get hold of one ? ....ive tried googling and looking on the trakker website but all I can find is the extension for the utility front ?
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   Old Thread  #185 21 Sept 2017 at 8.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes mate, I think it was about £60 👍
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   Old Thread  #184 20 Sept 2017 at 9.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can you buy just the composite groundsheet on its own ?
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   Old Thread  #183 20 Sept 2017 at 8.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one bud

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   Old Thread  #182 20 Sept 2017 at 7.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's handy to know
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   Old Thread  #181 20 Sept 2017 at 1.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Mate, the Trakker Composite Bivvy full groundsheet is the same footprint as the the Brolly and fits perfectly
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   Old Thread  #180 20 Sept 2017 at 6.28am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nice one mate

I will buy the brolly and wrap first and then look at this. Don't understand why they don't sell a zip in infill for the brolly and full groundsheet really?

Custom carp products, I have heard of them bud, I have a chair by them, bought it off somebody on here, tidy piece of kit

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   Old Thread  #179 19 Sept 2017 at 10.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have just had a look Chris, and Custom Carp Products do bespoke groundsheets. (I thought they did and wasn't sure..)

No price listed but could possible do slight custom overlap one or a full one if you prefer??

They also do custom sides which a few mates have which are spot on too and may be of interest.

He has made me a few bespoke bits which were top notch and is a nice bloke as well is Jon!!
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   Old Thread  #178 19 Sept 2017 at 9.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brilliant bud

Shame they don't make a full groundsheet then. TBH I really, like the look of them. Sounds perfect for my needs.

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   Old Thread  #177 19 Sept 2017 at 9.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have the brolly and the overwrap. The groundsheet isn't a full one as said and I just use a couple of strategic placed splash mats to fill a gap at the chosen side and in the front. The advantage of this is that you can wash them off and dry them if they get overly muddy.
No draught issues but I generally sleep with The door zipped from the top down about a foot to 18" off the floor.
It properly peed down on me last week I zipped it up and was fine..really light too!!
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   Old Thread  #176 19 Sept 2017 at 9.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Brilliant bud, the wrap sounds perfect then

That's why I want the groundsheet. I have an old Nash oval groundsheet could, butcher this

I might invest

Anybody know if the composite one fits?
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   Old Thread  #175 19 Sept 2017 at 9.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Got both. Fits ok , no gaps. They do an extra groundsheet to fit the utility front but Its no good with the wrap. Like I said I just use an old groundswell first and lay the trakker one on top. Helps keep the cold from coming up from ground too.
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   Old Thread  #174 19 Sept 2017 at 9.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi mate. That's interesting, with the wrap or utility front. I'm guessing the condensation runs down the single skin front? expected really, roof is dry with the wrap?

A full groundsheet is something I would really like.

Do you have the wrap or just the utility front then?

If so how did you find the fit of the wrap, does it go right down to the floor to prevent gaps or does it fit like an armo one. Last thing I want I is a wind blasting in


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   Old Thread  #173 19 Sept 2017 at 8.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I used mine all last winter with no issues. Not entirely condensation free but wasn't really a problem. I used an old nash groundsheet under the tracker one as I don't think they do a full one. I have a utility front for mine which makes it massive , too big for a lot of swims on my lake...
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Bump

What's people's thoughts on these with the wrap as an overnight winter shelter?

Does the wrap fit well or let in drafts

Do they do a full groundsheet.

Any long term users feedback appreciated

Failing this I will just by a wrap for my armo, just a lot of messing about
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   Old Thread  #171 8 Sept 2016 at 10.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You want 36inch Storm poles & yeah the aqua sticks will fit
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   Old Thread  #170 8 Sept 2016 at 10.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was gonna buy some Trakker quick sticks for use with the Tempest brolly
Can anybody tell me is it the 48" I require?

Also are the Aqua sticks compatible?

Many Thanks
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   Old Thread  #169 8 Sept 2016 at 1.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great, thanks for your assistance
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   Old Thread  #168 8 Sept 2016 at 1.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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My poles are easy to take apart, certainly the elastics are not so strong as to make it awkward.
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   Old Thread  #167 8 Sept 2016 at 10.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes seen that, think I'll be OK with that part.

I presume taking the poles apart is OK (that's the hard bit with my bivvy when packing away) ?
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   Old Thread  #166 7 Sept 2016 at 10.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There is one tricky bit requiring strength when you pull the lever over the boss. Hard to describe but it is a 35 seconds into this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YmQ_QPZaa4w

You need to try this and check it is OK for you before you buy
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   Old Thread  #165 7 Sept 2016 at 1.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Unfortunately I've injured my arm and now find it difficult to disassemble my Fox Royale pram hood bivvy, how easy in terms of strength required are these to erect and pack down ?
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   Old Thread  #164 29 Jan 2016 at 7.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I used mine for the first time today on a local runs water and was well impressed it went up in seconds I was getting battered by the wind all day and it stood up to it very well it's defintaly a solid shelter I love it I do agree though an optional zip in door would of been ideal for what I was facing today.
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   Old Thread  #163 28 Jan 2016 at 9.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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For me, this is the post of the year!

Its only 28 days in
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   Old Thread  #162 28 Jan 2016 at 9.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
"yes you can but the wrap cheaper than an infill, but i am not chinese and i use the best zips on the market ykk"

For me, this is the post of the year!

Custom gear, made in the UK should not be cheap. If it is then we are underpaying our craftsmen [need a Union Jack emoticon]
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   Old Thread  #161 28 Jan 2016 at 12.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Decisions decisions. Guess I could have a smaller window that only starts from about a foot off the ground. It doesn't need to go right to the floor. Presumably the clear window will be in a normal green outer frame so that you've got something to see the zips onto properly? Think that'll be the way to go.
Didn't want the composite cos 90% of the time I won't even use the front, so it'll be neater and lighter to just have the option of a zip in infil, as and when I need it. To be honest, I'll probably only need the plastic window about 2 days a year when in a swim I can't turn the bivvy round out the wind in, so I may still just go for the solid roll up door. Don't need letterbox either, but will prob have sleeves for the storm poles either side of the door, just to stop it flapping in the wind.
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   Old Thread  #160 28 Jan 2016 at 11.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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the clear pvc i use is quite thick .5mm so does not screw up, i would recommend you fold the panel onto the door and roll it up, if you want to screw it up and chuck it in a rucksack then just have a solid infill
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   Old Thread  #159 28 Jan 2016 at 10.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Why didn''t you lot just buy the tempest composite and roll the front back??? Less hassle than a wrap and cheaper than having a front added
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   Old Thread  #158 28 Jan 2016 at 10.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Andy, thanks for your reply. I realise the clear window will roll up fine as a door, it was more the scrunching it all up and throwing it in the rucksack at the end of the session I am concerned about, ie how much bulkier and harder to fold up it'll make the whole thing. How flexible/supple is the clear plastic you use? Also, how will it cope long term with being folded/screwed up, is the plastic likely to split over time through repeated folding etc? Totally agree it's a lot less aggro to zip a front on than put a wrap on though.
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   Old Thread  #157 28 Jan 2016 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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having a clear window sewn it will add weight but it rolls up no problem,
adding the front takes a fraction of the time of adding the wrap.
yes you can but the wrap cheaper than an infill, but i am not chinese and i use the best zips on the market ykk
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   Old Thread  #156 28 Jan 2016 at 7.58am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This is my concern too. Considering you can just get the tempest wrap for around £95 might be worth just getting that. I would rarely use the front unless the weather is really bad so don't want something that will compromise the entire point of the tempest (ease of setting up and packing down).
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   Old Thread  #155 27 Jan 2016 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Was thinking about having that option on my one, sewn in clear window with no privacy cover as the only time it would ever get zipped down would be if the rain is driving straight at me. My only concern with that would be how much heavier would it make it and how much less flexible/foldable it would be for packing up purposes?
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   Old Thread  #154 27 Jan 2016 at 6.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had him make a front for my tempest air cost £160 with a clear panel in the door
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   Old Thread  #153 27 Jan 2016 at 2.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine arrived today and I'm going to do exactly the same before I even use it. Look on his Facebook group page (Army Andy bivvy repairs) and you'll see infils in both dpm camo and olive green on tempest airs. Look top quality
Prices start at £120, depending on requirements.
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   Old Thread  #152 27 Jan 2016 at 11.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have just bought the tempest brolly. Thinking about getting a front made by army Andy.anyone had a front made for these and if so any good? cheers
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   Old Thread  #151 1 Dec 2015 at 2.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've been using mine for about 5 months, and I'm super impressed with it. The material (Nylon) is very good, light weight and seems to be hard wearing, and 100% waterproof. I put mine away wet regularly as I only do over nighters and usually have to pack up at 5am and it will stay like that until the weekend after and so far no seams lifting and no mould. If you don't use the tensioning strap it can be set up very low which in most cases negates the need to have a door on it in the rain. I usually set mine up with the strap which makes it sit quite high but I like to sit on my bed chair buddy under it which is easily achieved with head room to spare. If the weather does get rough I also purchased the JRC mozzie mesh which fits it a dream, this also doubles up as a worst case scenario panel for the front to deflect the rain, which it also does very well and for £30 you cant grumble. I fished last Friday in 50mph winds and heavy rain head on and although rain was getting in I still stayed dry on my bed.

Negatives points are it breaths about as well as Amy Winehouse , which personally doesn't bother me as find me a single skin bivvy that does.

and that's about it.

I would go as far to say its my favourite shelter I've ever owned and the lightest, and the quickest to erect.
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   Old Thread  #150 1 Dec 2015 at 0.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Seriously thinking about getting one of these , my only worry is that im going to get soaked using it open. Any more reviews now it's a little colder?
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   Old Thread  #149 25 Oct 2015 at 6.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Still well pleased with mine, it's been used and abused with no issues so far.
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   Old Thread  #148 25 Oct 2015 at 6.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Me and my twin brother each bought the Tempest Brolly, Wrap and groundsheet yesterday.

To early for me tell on how well it performs yet, but still interested to hear how the mid term reports are going for everyone else?
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   Old Thread  #147 25 Oct 2015 at 5.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I was just wondering how people are getting on with these now that they have been out while and have any more issues surfaced with them as I'm probably getting one to replace my scope bivvy which is ebay at the moment. I'll probably add the overwrap and groundsheet to a bit further down the line as well also how low can it be set up thanks.
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   Old Thread  #146 12 Oct 2015 at 1.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks for the tip
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   Old Thread  #145 9 Oct 2015 at 11.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Jrc one fits ok
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   Old Thread  #144 9 Oct 2015 at 4.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I also have a tempest brolly and have been using it without issues for about a month now.... Great bit of kit that has quite a small footprint - ideal for my overnight angling
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   Old Thread  #143 9 Oct 2015 at 4.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
make sure you check the nuts and bolts on the center boss . ive just sent mine back after using it twice , 2 of the nuts had gone missing and i noticed one of the poles would not stay in when pushed together . i should get a replacement next week . just my luck i get a dodgy one !
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   Old Thread  #142 9 Oct 2015 at 9.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Been using my Tempest brolly all summer it's naked form. No wrap or groundsheet.
Its denfinatly the right brolly for me. I love it.
Still early days on quality but so far so good no complaints and the nylon material has been spot on in heavy rain.
I have the wrap and groundsheet for when the temperatures start to drop.
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   Old Thread  #141 9 Oct 2015 at 9.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Received my tempest brolly yesterday.
Up in seconds and looks very sturdy. The material looks good as well and seem to be more bomb-proof then the aquatexx version. Also got the wrap and groundsheet.
Hope it will last the test of time...
Can't wait to get it out on the bank!
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   Old Thread  #140 12 Aug 2015 at 5.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have the nash one, I bought specifically for my tempest air, it doesn't fit that very well tbh, will give you coverage but it's a bit of a **** about. It's seemed to fit a 60" and to be fair dies that job very well. Having owned the Berkley, JRC and Nash covers over the years I would reckon the JRC one would be you're best bet.
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   Old Thread  #139 11 Aug 2015 at 10.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anybody got some pictures of this set up with a mozzie mesh (jrc or other)?

Fancy getting one of these but need a mozzie cover/infill.
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   Old Thread  #138 8 Aug 2015 at 7.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah that pin is slid into the LHS and then screws into the plastic on the RHS and on my first one just kept on screwing right through as there's no shoulder/flange on the bolt to stop it so it doesn't really tighten up properly....bit weird,when I had the bolt problem I thought I'd tighten it up...........i did until it went straight through and the tension arm fell off as well!!
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   Old Thread  #137 7 Aug 2015 at 9.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Good review,
only used mine twice but agree with everything you have put.
Mine is fine but got one for a mate and the pin had fallen out of the boss tension bar
It did screw back in but does put a question mark over their quality control as you say.
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   Old Thread  #136 7 Aug 2015 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Early days you're right but first impressions:

Good bits:

Very light and very easy to put under your arm and carry to your swim "just in case"
Very very easy to put up once you've got the hang of it. 12.00pm in the pitch black with a torch took about a minute or so
Freestanding and easily maneuvered into place and if its not windy don't necessarily need all if any of the pegs, this also means should the wind direction/rain changes its easy to change its position...
Very sturdy once pegged
Boss mechanism works well but there seems to be quite a lot of pressure on it for what is really a bit of plastic....only time will tell...
Roomy but depth wise the foot print is quite large.
I'm 6'5" and the door height and headroom is fine
Material seems very good for "just" nylon certainly seems more robust than my Supa Brolly which ,to be fair, I've never had any problems with
The fact that the over wrap actually turns it into a proper twin skin is a BIG plus point not that I've had to use it.
Easy to pack away in its bag

Bad Bits:

Trakker's QC leaves a lot to be desired for a "premium" product
This is my THIRD one !!!
The 1st one lost a bolt from the boss after 4-5 goes in the garden and one of the arms detached
The replacement had two cuts in the seams near the boss so I took that back as well
To be fair they were both replaced by Browns in Haddenham without question

All in all its exactly the product I was after ,if it wasn't I would have just asked for my money back
How well it stands up to being used more regularly in the Autumn and Winter I'll let you know in a few months time .........
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   Old Thread  #135 7 Aug 2015 at 7.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair enough. I've only ever owned nylon bivvies. I don't know much about the claims of aquatex, but since owning my first one, its world's above everything I've ever had. Always taught, waterproof, and dark inside
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   Old Thread  #134 7 Aug 2015 at 7.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Two nights under one, ok😀
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   Old Thread  #133 7 Aug 2015 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Pukka mate, love myn. Done about 5 nights under it. Had rain one night and it was fine. Unpegged it and pulled it low
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   Old Thread  #132 7 Aug 2015 at 3.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just wondering how the brollies are going lads, early days I know
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   Old Thread  #131 30 Jul 2015 at 8.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did that have anything to do with the material or was it a manufacturing fault ?
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   Old Thread  #130 30 Jul 2015 at 8.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Modern nylon bivvies dont seem to sag like older nylon bivvies in my experience.. Aquatexx was originally marketed as breathable ..... a claim i believe is no longer made
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   Old Thread  #129 30 Jul 2015 at 7.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think Wychwood probably do the best nylon on their HD brollies at the moment.
It's light and pretty bombproof. No reason why other manufacturers can't do the same with their brollies and bivvies.

I really do think Aquatext has had its day. It's just the Tackle companies telling everyone how wonderful it is.
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   Old Thread  #128 30 Jul 2015 at 7.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Ahhh right, I see. Still love my brolly. I'll just make sure nothing touches the sides
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   Old Thread  #127 30 Jul 2015 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Great advice, spot on
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   Old Thread  #126 30 Jul 2015 at 7.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Trouble is Phil, your dealing with the views of the angler. Put a thin lightweight material on a bivvy or brolly and the web is full of "poor quality, thin, cheap material" etc etc.
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   Old Thread  #125 30 Jul 2015 at 6.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Aquatext is quite an old material now. It's been out a long time and there is far far better on the market now.
I have to use small one man tents that can be carried for long distances in a rucksack along with other light weight kit.
The materials used in these small tents knock spots of Aquatext. It's too heavy for a start and needs a bit of care and attention to keep watertight.

Pretty much any tent waterproof material is best if not touched from the inside and anything touching it from the inside will cause it to wet out eventually. Tents,tarps or fishing bivvies.

I defiantly think nylon is the way forward. Tent design is way head of bivvies at the moment and silnylon is being used in the manufacture of light weight tents now. It's a great material. Lighter and stronger than normal nylon and even more waterproof.

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   Old Thread  #124 30 Jul 2015 at 6.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Doyle, I have found that this happens on my Armo and on my Nashie bivvy.
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   Old Thread  #123 30 Jul 2015 at 6.14pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Guy on Cemex had his Tempest V2 Air leak from the boss area. Apparently bought less than 4 weeks ago
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Silly question perhaps, but I was told to keep my bed chair away from the sides/ back of the brolly because if it rains, and something is pressing on the material it will let water seep through where its making contact.

Myself I donít think itís true. Is this garbage?
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   Old Thread  #121 30 Jul 2015 at 2.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've got both the tempest brolly and tempest air and I prefer the nylon material over the aquatex material I find aquatex materials when wet takes a lot longer to dry out. If the tempest brolly was out before I bought the tempest air I wouldn't even have considered the tempest air
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   Old Thread  #120 30 Jul 2015 at 2.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looking at the material on that brolly, I would say if you can afford the Air, get it. I don't doubt the brolly is a good shelter, for the money, but it does seem to a budget brolly. That said, I wouldn't expect more than a few years out of an Air.

I disagree and wouldnt be put off by the nylon trakker use. Over the years their nylon bivvies have never let me down .... In fact it "weathers" in some cases better than Aquatexx bivvies i have.
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   Old Thread  #119 30 Jul 2015 at 10.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just done my first night under the brolly and love it. I was a bit scepital when putting it up in garden but give it the benefit of the doubt. So glad I did. Your right on the material, it is a little thin but beads nicely. I was worried about the rain after previously using a brolly system. It pissed it down last night and all my gear and me kept dry. If the wind blows in your face you will get wet without a front but you will with any shelter without one.

For the money these really are a superb piece of kit. I can't see a problem with it lasting as long as it's looked after. I've already got the wrap so that's the winter sorted, not tried fitting it yet though .
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   Old Thread  #118 30 Jul 2015 at 8.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looking at the material on that brolly, I would say if you can afford the Air, get it. I don't doubt the brolly is a good shelter, for the money, but it does seem to a budget brolly. That said, I wouldn't expect more than a few years out of an Air.
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   Old Thread  #117 30 Jul 2015 at 0.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pram hoods were my preference but then I owned one of the first aqua pio ultralites, would hope the tempest air and wrap would be as good but like the cayman pro for it's lack of rear vents as less to go wrong, not sure the tempest would be as good as a pram hood in gales force winds.
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   Old Thread  #116 29 Jul 2015 at 10.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have no complaints with the Brolly so far .... I wouldn't pay Tempest money up the range though. Just a personal preference to bomb proof pramhoods if spending big bucks
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   Old Thread  #115 29 Jul 2015 at 9.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Like Kev I am considering the air v2 and wrap or cayman pro and wrap, did compare this tempest brolly with the v2 but the brolly is obviously much cheaper and although very good value I cant see it lasting.
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   Old Thread  #114 29 Jul 2015 at 9.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I did consider adding a wrap myself but it needs pegging independently. Brolly with wrap will be heavier, bulkier and slower to erect than the Cayman IMO. Hiwever you would gain a condensation free shelter if went that route though.
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   Old Thread  #113 29 Jul 2015 at 9.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Paul,

I appreciate the lack of a peak may still be an issue, but with the weight saving of the Tempest Brolly and the flexibility of potential for year round use, would the brolly with the wrap be a good compromise? Or would the wrap just be to much messing about?

I personally am considering either the Air V2 or Tempest Brolly, but would just keep the wrap either in the car or in the barrow bag for when I knew that I would need it.
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   Old Thread  #112 29 Jul 2015 at 8.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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For minimal extra weight and marginal extra set up time (if include peak and tension bars) you get the option of either an open front shelter thru to a full coverage bivvy with peak. It's also a more comfortable height without being a too big footprint. To gain maximum protection with Tempest it needs pegging very low.
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   Old Thread  #111 29 Jul 2015 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All pics taken at 'Standard height' or using tension strap as guide to width
One with the evening/day session kit
and another with the overnighter kit. Trakker rlx flat 6 in there to give an idea











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   Old Thread  #110 29 Jul 2015 at 7.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Any particular reason ?
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   Old Thread  #109 29 Jul 2015 at 6.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Used my Tempest Brolly three times .... Dug the Cayman back out for this trip .... As good as the Tempest Brolly is, I still prefer the Cayman
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   Old Thread  #108 29 Jul 2015 at 5.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Will the tempest brolly fit in a Cotswold roving quiver?
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   Old Thread  #107 27 Jul 2015 at 7.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have seen it but it doesn't give great perspective of internal space with all the kit in it. So I would like to see some pics of it with people's gear in
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   Old Thread  #106 27 Jul 2015 at 6.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There is a video on trakker website i think
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   Old Thread  #105 27 Jul 2015 at 6.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does anyone have a pic of the brolly setup on the normal height?
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   Old Thread  #104 27 Jul 2015 at 9.48am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I just got back from a weekend trip in this wet weather using my Trakker Tempest brolly for the first time in the wet.

To say it was a bit wet is an understatement. I set up Friday lunchtime in the rain and I packed up yesterday afternoon in the rain. The brolly performed brilliantly and kept me the dog and all my kit dry all weekend.

Did not move all weekend as we were on fish and had a couple of beauties.

Very pleased with my brolly. Just got to hope the build quality is good and it lasts the test of time.
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   Old Thread  #103 27 Jul 2015 at 7.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ignore this, miss read your post
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   Old Thread  #102 26 Jul 2015 at 11.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've been waiting for the new fox supa brolly compact mk2 but now I can't decide, this looks very impressive the only thing putting me off is it looks quite big and might be a struggle when fishing in tight swims
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Getting the hand of it BUT notice 3 of my nuts are missing off the block. Email sent to trakker
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I did the same, thought it was a manufacturing defect then it popped up. Definitely a knack to it
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Haha
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   Old Thread  #98 23 Jul 2015 at 6.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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me,only just
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   Old Thread  #97 23 Jul 2015 at 5.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Who won Andy?
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   Old Thread  #96 23 Jul 2015 at 5.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i wrestled with mine first time putting it up
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Make sure all the poles are aligned and curved round the same way in an arch.
Fan it out as wide as possible.

Then try try and open it.

If all the poles arenít aligned it wonít open, donít force it.
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I just brought one thought sod it. Trouble how do put the thing up. I've pulled it to my chest but then it goes down hill . Seem tight I've check ever where but I can't get the front of it up.
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   Old Thread  #93 19 Jul 2015 at 10.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm afraid that's still a fair bit of wedge for me at the moment.
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Wise words !
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   Old Thread  #91 19 Jul 2015 at 9.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Doing my first night under mine and pleased so far with plenty of coverage especially if you peg it low without using the clip and super quick to put up.
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   Old Thread  #90 19 Jul 2015 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very true, however this product is £180 as opposed to £600. I spend more a year on hair stops
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I would wait a year or two to be sure and ignore the initial praise. I remember when the fox supas first came out, everyone was gushing with praise. One year later when they were all leaking and people realised they were trash then they were quick to put the boot in.

The tempests do look very good, but build quality takes a while to assess.
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I Just order me one yesterday if its not up to my liking I get the new fox compact when out next month
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Like you, I'm going to wait and see how the latest batch of Trakker field testers get on with this one over time.

The V1 Tempest was always going to be hit & miss as it was completely new design and was (still is imo) silly money which added salt into any quality issue wounds (understandably). The more recent models that have been out a while of the Tempest Air and full size V2 version would suggest that the quality issues have been mostly resolved.
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Yes it works fine and it's cheaper than the nash one.
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Ok, but it works keeping the mozzies out? I live in Sweden so sending it awto Andy and having him to make one will cost mor than an owerwrap. Thanks for the quick reply.
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I got a a JRC mozzi throw for mine and it fits it ok. It has some clips which clip on to the ribs.
Saying that I am probably still going to send it to army Andy to have a zip in mozzi front made as it will be neater.
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Totally agree Kayne, I had exactly the same experience. I have a Tempest Mk1 and love the design but the quality is shocking, I mean really shocking. I have so many problems with it and it is unusable now. I felt as if I and others who got them were field testing for Trakker who should never have released it as it was. Fortunately I did not pay anywhere near full retail for mine as it was an ex-demo.

Like you, I'm going to wait and see how the latest batch of Trakker field testers get on with this one over time.
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Anyone tried this brolly with a mozzi-throw (JRC,Nash)? Do they fit?
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After owning a mk1 tempest I'm wary about investing in another trakker shelter.

However I did like the tempest design I just wasn't happy with the quality. I'll be interested to see how these compare with use.
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The reason is I fish so tight swims
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Tempest is different league in terms of design though and much more inside space in reality than a 50"
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Ive been looking at the sizes of the fox 50 compact and the trakker brolly and to be honest the trakker is not much bigger then I thought with the depth on trakker 210 compared to fox 175 cm
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good to see you have a nice little door mat to make it homely

Certainly plenty of room in there.
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Might be a bit to big like to see it on normal level
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Im 505/50 still Ive got the fox compact which is great for the swims I fish but I fee this might be a bit to big
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these look brilliant going to have to get myself one .
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Thanks mate
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   Old Thread  #70 14 Jul 2015 at 6.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I don't have the overwrap for the brolly but have the overwrap for the tempest air and you have to use separate pegs for pegging the the overwrap out so the brolly wrap would be the same
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   Old Thread  #69 13 Jul 2015 at 11.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Does anyone have the overwrap and tell me whether it can be fitted to the bivvy pegs or does it need pegging seperate??
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   Old Thread  #68 13 Jul 2015 at 10.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I take it all back about getting it back in the bag. I went today and had no problems when I packed up. Not sure what I was doing wrong first time. Looks like a nice piece of kit and I will probably get the overwrap and ground sheet for the colder months.
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   Old Thread  #67 13 Jul 2015 at 2.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Carpy09, just called Eric's. I told them Total Tackle are doing them for £186 so they have sorted me out for £185

I like Eric's. If I'm making a big purchase then I like to use them if I can. The last order of giving gear I made online they didn't sell what I wanted.

Excited now after reading this thread... again. Out for 3 nights this Friday 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣

Cheers fellas, tight lines 👍
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   Old Thread  #66 13 Jul 2015 at 9.45am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers, just called. They say £170.00 was a mistake but will do it for £200.
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   Old Thread  #65 13 Jul 2015 at 6.10am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ask for Steve he told me price over phone mate.
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   Old Thread  #64 12 Jul 2015 at 10.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Are Eric's still doing these for £170
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Maybe I just need more practise at putting it away, going to do a day session tomorrow so I'll have another go.
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   Old Thread  #62 12 Jul 2015 at 4.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Used mine over the weekend in some very heavy rains, I'm well impressed enough room for me, goes up and down with ease, never had a problem with getting it back into the bag though seemed plenty big enough.
Didn't feel the need for storm poles as it was very stable , however in high winds or when using the winter wrap they might be helpful.
Overall first impressions are good and I am well happy, only time will tell though!
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   Old Thread  #61 12 Jul 2015 at 4.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine went back in bag very easy
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You sure we are talking about the Tempest brolly here?
The bag has a fluted top and the brolly goes in with ease.
Well mine does?
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   Old Thread  #59 12 Jul 2015 at 11.34am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Picked mine up yesterday and impressed with the speed that it went up in. Only down side I can see at the moment is getting it back in the carry bag. Struggled with it to be honest and can only imagine what it will be like when it's pissing it down in January and my fingers are numb.
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   Old Thread  #57 9 Jul 2015 at 10.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I got mine today, looks a great bit of kit, goes up so easily
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   Old Thread  #56 9 Jul 2015 at 12.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just rang them being shipped today for delivery tomorrow
Cheers
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   Old Thread  #55 8 Jul 2015 at 8.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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ah thats a shame i will have to see tomorrow, money come out of my bank and everything. Only time will tell but thanks for the heads up
hopefully i can get a refund if they are out of stock and order elsewhere like tackle fanatics tomorrow
rang Erics first as i usual do and was told best price was £200 and when i mentioned i could get it cheeper the responce went along the lines of there selling for £220 on the website all day long so dont need to discount
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so did i matey ... i then had an email next day saying nil stock. Thats not to say they have some in since Monday.

I ended up ordering from Tackle Fanatics for very similar money
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   Old Thread  #53 8 Jul 2015 at 7.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Erics have them in stock
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   Old Thread  #52 8 Jul 2015 at 7.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It let me order on the website and got all confimation emails, will have to give them a ring tomorrow just to confirm.
Thought id seen the back of my old bivvy might have to get it back out this weekend then if there out of stock, not good if there out of stock and still lets you order
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   Old Thread  #51 8 Jul 2015 at 7.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Total Tackle were out of stock at beginning of week
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   Old Thread  #50 8 Jul 2015 at 6.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ordered mine today from Total Fishing Tackle. hopefully if its here on time will be getting its first outing over the weekend
luckily i dont use a groundsheet as £39.99 for that is a joke!
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Eric's angling phone order £170 delivered
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Tackle fanatics are doing them for £190 posted
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   Old Thread  #47 6 Jul 2015 at 4.05pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Used mine a few times now. Great bit of kit and so glade I waited for this one.

My ideal shelter

Agreed, the price of the groundsheet is a bit steep.
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   Old Thread  #46 6 Jul 2015 at 4.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Whats the best price people are getting on these anything beat the Total Fishing Tackle price? Going to order one myself in the next couple of days
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   Old Thread  #45 6 Jul 2015 at 2.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i dont take loads,i only do 24 hours max.....going to order one
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   Old Thread  #44 6 Jul 2015 at 2.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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39.99 for the ground sheet
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   Old Thread  #43 6 Jul 2015 at 1.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Used mine for the first time at weekend
Easy to put up and can set nice and low
In my opinion more than enough room but might
Be a bit small if you like to take loads of gear

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   Old Thread  #42 6 Jul 2015 at 1.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone know how much for the groundsheet?
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any user reports??
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   Old Thread  #40 29 Jun 2015 at 1.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is a brutally honest warts and all Mk1 review, but so so funny PMSL.

I wonder if trakker took him on as a consultant to redesign the Tempest brolly to his preferred spec, without the flaws he found during his field testing period. LOL.
Sometimes less is more. The Tempest brolly does look good

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   Old Thread  #39 29 Jun 2015 at 11.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Let us know what you think of it. If i hadnt got the supa compact system recently for 180 quid, id of taken the plunge too.
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   Old Thread  #38 29 Jun 2015 at 11.11am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #37 26 Jun 2015 at 6.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Use the discount code of NEWSITE when checking out
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   Old Thread  #36 26 Jun 2015 at 1.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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How do you get the 15% off from total fishing tackle?
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   Old Thread  #35 25 Jun 2015 at 10.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No worties. I will let you know how it performs.
Hoping to get out early next week for 24 or 48 hrs if work does not get in the way.
I put it up in the garden again today. Got to say. I just love how quick and easy this thing is to put up. It's free standing and you can move it into postion so much easier than a brolly with storm poles.
A couple of pegs and job done.
First impressions. It's a great bit of kit and should suit my style of fishing perfectly.
Time will tell how it stands up to some abuse though.
I like to fish big wind swept pits where you have to follow the fish around. The weather can be brutal on them.
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   Old Thread  #34 25 Jun 2015 at 6.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looks a good buy with the 15% of from total fishing tackle at £186.99 ive just taken the plunge and bought one
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   Old Thread  #33 25 Jun 2015 at 5.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tempest air you seem to read or hear alot more positive feedback. Maybe as it has less to go wrong ie no mozzi windows, less zipz, less frills... Same for this brolly.

Phil, Let us know how it is in its first test of bad weather. With the 15% off at total fishing tackle its a good price.
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   Old Thread  #32 24 Jun 2015 at 2.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Top bit of kit the Tempest V1 lol ......that is terrible.
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   Old Thread  #31 24 Jun 2015 at 2.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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brilliant review
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   Old Thread  #30 24 Jun 2015 at 2.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Now that was a brilliant review, will be rushing out and buying one straightaway not.
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   Old Thread  #29 24 Jun 2015 at 1.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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There is a really good review HERE
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   Old Thread  #28 24 Jun 2015 at 11.43am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just picked mine up and put it up in the garden for the first time.
What a great peice of kit. I am really pleased with it.

Bought it to replace my first generation Groundhog.
Material is nothing special. A bit shiny but I'm really not bothered about that. As long as it keeps me dry. That's all I want from the material.

The main thing is how light it is and how quick it is to put up.
Up and down in a flash. Plus no central boss. So tons more headroom.
The Groundhog served me well and I have no complaints apart from the weight and the time it took to put up.
This is the brolly I have been waiting for. I think Trakker will do really well with these.
Quality is really good and unless it leaks. I am really happy with it.
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Anybody seen one in the flesh yet ? Wondering what material is like ? As i think the aquatex is not as good as it used to be so may just go for one of these instead. At half the price of an Air & wrap.
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   Old Thread  #26 18 Jun 2015 at 7.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yep me too , the air flies up
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   Old Thread  #25 18 Jun 2015 at 7.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No quicker than the Tempest Air

? I can put the tempest air up in a fraction of the time my brolly.
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   Old Thread  #24 18 Jun 2015 at 12.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Saw the Youtube vid last night. Not that impressed to be honest, takes longer to set-up than a normal brolly. No quicker than the Tempest Air I reckon. Shame as I was excited about this one.
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   Old Thread  #23 18 Jun 2015 at 9.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just spoke to trakker the tempest brolly will be in the shops next week
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   Old Thread  #22 18 Jun 2015 at 9.26am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Trakker dont do the chain link system on any of there bivvys anymore.
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Does anyone know if these have the chain link technology to connect the pole sections or do they have the crap elastics that fray and snap all the time (like I had on my original Tempest).
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They must be losing some wonga if they have no stock of their bivvies, hope it doesn't affect their quality control.
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Just had a reply from trakker on their Facebook page the new tempest brolly will be in the shops by the end of the June . Their will be an announcement on their Facebook page on Tuesday with some other releases of some other new products
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   Old Thread  #18 9 Jun 2015 at 2.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Has anywhere got these in stock yet?
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True. If dimensions are correct by the tackle shops advertising it, its 2.55 x 2.1 x 1.25
(air is 2.65 x 2.1 x 1.3 for comparison).
Pack down dimensions i put below were also from online tackle shop not trakker obviously.
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That does irritate me, and then I normally get distracted and start looking at pictures of naked ladies.
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Free spirit also do this go on there website to get more info on CTX rods and it's the 2013 brochure And out of date website. not helpful
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Don't you just hate it when you read about a new product on a forum and go to the manufacturers website to get more info. Only to find there is sod all about it on their website.

Come on Trakker.

Get some dimensions and video up for us please?

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This is very relevant to my interests. Awaiting reviews.
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Pack down size 110cm x 14cm i read the other night on one of the sites.
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I love my Tempest Air but they dont really age well so id be careful about buying a cheaper version, the seams and pegging points are all ok but the poles elastics and material are all now well battered and stretched/twisted.
Saying that im still gonna buy another one when it gives up as they are so good
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Sorry, read that wrong
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It's the pack down size I'm really interested the fast and light is about 6ft long
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Looking at the sizes, it's still bigger that a 60" brolly
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Be interesting to see how compare with the tempest air in size . Might be ideal for days and hopefully packs down smaller that a fast n light
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That looks like direct competition to the Supa Brolly's. Good marketing move for Trakker I'd say.
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   Old Thread  #5 2 Jun 2015 at 3.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The trakker rep took one to my local shop (I wasn't there) but they thought it was great - one of the lads in the shop has ordered one (his first change since a mk1 stealth)
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   Old Thread  #4 2 Jun 2015 at 3.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's what I'm thinking I was going to get a brolly soon as my old jrc stealth went in the tip last week as it turned into a sieve. Sold my pioneer due to the length packed down/weight this looks perfect for me and with the additional wrap could be on to a winner
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   Old Thread  #3 1 Jun 2015 at 9.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just had a look on climax. Think they will do well. Mix of the air and composite, ie air having no front and composite being polyester. Presumably has the cheaper composite block.
Brings the price right down and will make it possible for many that like the concept to buy a tempest of sorts.
Looks like it packs down v small too.
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   Old Thread  #2 1 Jun 2015 at 8.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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From just looking at it on climax tackle website it's basically a tempest air but cheaper and slight smaller dimension
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   Old Thread  #1 1 Jun 2015 at 8.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just seen the Trakker Tempest Brolly on climax Looks good to me, anyone managed to see one? What are people's Thought's on this?
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