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   Old Thread  #266 25 May 2009 at 3.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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please repost that question in the tackle section, this is the review section
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   Old Thread  #265 24 May 2009 at 5.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #264 20 Apr 2009 at 3.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Pioneer Ultralite

Ive had this for over a year now and have to say in the main been very happy with it

Good points

The S lock ensures that the bivvy can be errected in 10 seconds (though must add the bars supplied initially snapped off but 1 call to trakker and they were replaced)

When up and pegged down its as solid as a rock and has been through all types of weathers without any leaks

It packs away neatly into the bag which inturn fits into my quiver

Bad points

Can only really fault the door as it is a double zip system this can come undone if unxipping in a rush (on the odd times I have had a run as an example) and is a pain to get back on
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   Old Thread  #263 14 Apr 2009 at 1.25am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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hi sharky, try un-clipping the far left and far right toggles on the ground sheet to relieve the tension thus making it easier to put the poles together. i have the 1 man double top extreme mk 2. spot on bit of kit. contrary to what ive read in the past, it is exactly the same size as the original double top (the one without the peak!) but just has the added advantage of a very generous peak to prevent rain coming in. unfortunatly this does add to the weight and you wouldnt want to carry it far!!!! other than that, its a big
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   Old Thread  #262 23 Mar 2009 at 7.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi sharky i`m thinking of getting the Double top pro mk2 one man, i think it has the same mesh for the inside, is the inside lining realy thin and could tare easly, I really like the nash pro but not able to see in one as tackle shop round my way have none on display, or the fox euro easy.
Cheers fella.
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   Old Thread  #261 22 Mar 2009 at 6.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Nash Double Top Extreme Mk2 2 man

I bought this bivvy a few months ago for 280 but only used it for the 1st time this weekend. Its the only pram hood style bivvy I've owned and i do find it fairly difficult to connect the poles, (maybe because its new), another theory is that as its a 2 man bivvy, there should be 2 people setting it up which would make it easier, I put it up on my own just to see if i could do it. I'm hoping it will get easier with more practice.
I bought this as i rarely go fishing alone and its getting silly with 2 of us sleeping in a brolly.

Pros:

Its massive inside!, easily fit 2 bedchairs plus all the gear inside... infact you'll get 3 in there if you fancy being friendly.
Has a very large peak.
Vents front and back.
Integral fly sheet and sewn in ground sheet.
Porch area for shoes and bait.
Has an excellent mud flap to stop the fly sheet door getting covered in crap while you're going in and out which is velcro'd down for easy/quick removal.


Cons:

Possibly too big for some swims
Ground sheet is that thin plasticy stuff... although there is a heady duty 1 available for 50
The size of the bag is huge! 5' long and about 2' wide (picture to follow)



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   Old Thread  #260 10 Mar 2009 at 8.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Had a pioneer for a couple of years now and i have mixed feelings about it, putting one up in even moderate wind is an nightmare and can result in damage but to be fair trakker have always replaced parts no problem i've also had the s clip fail during heavy rain, an almighty bang and then the bivvy onto of you this is not uncommon i've seen other pioneers erected with the handles left in and bungee straps wrapped around them?
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   Old Thread  #259 9 Mar 2009 at 1.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've had one of these Razorbacks for over 12 month now, i too have it in the VT5000 material, I find it very practical for and easy to set-up and put down, it takes me about 3 minutes from out of the bag to it being pegged down and ready for the groundsheet. I have used my Razorback in all weathers, i must admit i really havnt had any trouble in any weather.

Advantages of he VT5000
very light
fits in my quiver holdall
easy to set up and pack down
easy to move whilst still set n- up if i fancy a change of swim
the VT5000 material is extremely waterproof and it dries quicker than it gets wet, the dropletss of water just run off the shelter.

Disadvantages
One thing that I really think that Venture have got wrong on this bivvy/shelter is the 3 tension elastic pegging cords at the left and right of the bivvy/shelter that you pull over your bivvy pegs to keep the bivvy/shelter tight. I have had trouble with each of these imo they are to short and when ive stretched them the elastic has pulled away am going to contact Venture after some new ones to replace them. ( I'll let you know about the venture aftersales service.)


the other disadvantage is that when you have the Razorback set at a low setting then the door (should you wat it on) does'nt zip all the way down. But i guess that if your on a longer session and you need the door on you would have the Razorback set at its higher setting anyway as you would want more headroom.

Overall

I used to be a proud owner of a Nashy Profile brolly sytem, I had it for about 5 years before i needed to change it as it was leaking after 5 years of use. I did wonder if I'd be able to better the profile as all I ever id was rave on about it, I think that with this new Venture Razorback I have in fact bettered it. The advantages far outway the dis-advantages of this product and i would reccomend it to anyone thinking of buying a new quick erect, compact, lightweight and extremely practical bivvy/shelter.

It also gets a lot of comments that it looks brilliant too - which always helps

My Rating 9/10 - i'd definaley buy another.
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   Old Thread  #257 20 Nov 2008 at 9.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
apologies for the picture



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   Old Thread  #256 20 Nov 2008 at 9.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Nash Double Top Professional
ive had one of these bivvies now for almost 18 months!
i originally bought it for 169.99 which i would stil call a bargain!
it has served me well so far and been through all types of weather conditions! even down to -6 and i still wasnt cold inside!

for the good part

Dimensions: 260cm deep x 215cm wide x 125cm high.
Unique twin-skin design, waterproof outer with fitted, integral mesh, set up in half the time of other twin skin bivvies.
Unique independent inner mesh capsule to optimise comfort and to eliminate intrusion from mosquitoes, bugs, etc.
Integral door peak helps prevent doorway rain intrusion and provides shade.
Rear vents, to maximise airflow during hot weather.
In line tension bars (supplied) to enhance total frame rigidity.
Heavy-duty zips and buckles.
Fully fitted groundsheet featuring a unique system that conceals door to avoid trip-up.
Supplied complete with pegs and carryall.

Advantages
1. it has a peak
2. pram hood style for ease of putting up
3. it has 4 air flow vents ( 2 front, 2 back)
4. inner skin can be removed in the summer months
5. extras can be obtained 3rd skin, heavy duty groundsheet etc
6. amazingly good quality for the price
7. supplied with pegs and tension bars!
8. supplied in a bag

Disadvantages
1. the bivvy is fairly long when packed down in the bag! around 5 foot
2. 14 pegs to peg in

other than that i cant fault it!

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let me know what any other Nash DTP owners think!
regards
danny
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   Old Thread  #254 5 Nov 2008 at 9.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Angling Intelligence Bivvy

I have owned this for the last year now and it has been used in all sorts of situations and weather conditions.
The best thing about the bivvy is the different ways you can use it. You can remove parts of the bivvy to suit your style of fishing. The main bivvy as a peak which for me is an imperative on a bivvy as i have the doors open always and this stops loads o frain from entering. You can remove the whole front to have it completly open. You can tghen remove the peak if ypou want to save on weight. This is what i do for day sessions and summer overnighters.
For winter use i have the overwrap which so far has stopped any condensation. Also with the winter wrap on me and a mate managed to use it as a 2 man bivvy. Altough it would only be for occasional use.
The bivvy comes with a great set of pegs and tension bars so everything goes nice and taught!!
For me i cant sing its praises enough. May mate it just about to order one too.
I paid 200 including delivery which to me for the amount of kit you get is a bargain.

Andy
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   Old Thread  #253 2 Nov 2008 at 5.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Guys

Quick Questions for those in the know, I am looking at getting a JRC STI bivvy.

Firstly, what's the difference between the JRC STI-R Bivvy and the JRC STI 1 Man Twin Skin Bivvy. From what I can tell the STI-R is just the latest version. Am I correct in this, or if there is a difference between the 2, and if so which one is better.

Secondly, I have read through basically the entire thread and have seen that overall most people are happy with the JRC bivvys. Is there anyone who can vouch for the STI bivvys I have mentioned above. Or are there better bivvys in this price range.

Honestly, at this point am sold on the JRC STI 1 Man Twin Skin Bivvy. Am looking at fishing during winter, so I want something that can withstand rain and wind.

Cheers in advance...
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   Old Thread  #252 5 Oct 2008 at 7.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fox frontier x,

possibly the worst bit of gear, i've had the stupidity to buy. the joints that are supposed to make erecting this bivvy quicker, are in reality a badly designed bit of plastic, with a locking switch, which becomes jammed and freezes up in cold weather. trying to get one of these bivvy's down can be a nightmare. also the winter wrap supplied channels water underneath and you end up with a constant drip right in the door way, so using the cheap nasty groundsheet thats supplied is out as you wind up with a great puddle under your bed chair. another thing wrong with this bivvy is the foot print of the bivvy compared to the usable space it actually provides which isn't great. all in all its a terrible bit of kit that cost me 300. on the plus side. the bag supplied is 3 times bigger than it needs to be. so you can get your bivvy in it very quickly after all the messing about trying to get it down. oh and it weighs a ton too.

score would be 2/10
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