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Backintofishing
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   Old Thread  #57 11 Feb 2024 at 10.46am    Login    Register
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Any idea when they are releasing it or any details on it?
Jon
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Jon
   Old Thread  #56 25 Oct 2023 at 4.50pm    Login    Register
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Great. Thanks very much
zinno
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   Old Thread  #55 25 Oct 2023 at 4.03pm    Login    Register
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Team outdoors Nl: SolarCH02

Carperworld Nl; SolarCH02

I also bought the Avid Heated sleeping bag 120 at Henkkoster.nl/150 at Carperworld.

Jon
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Jon
   Old Thread  #54 25 Oct 2023 at 3.46pm    Login    Register
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Any chance of a link?
zinno
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   Old Thread  #53 25 Oct 2023 at 2.53pm  1  Login    Register
Solar CH sp C-tech (CH02) is 239 in Belgium/Netherlands currently

Stock clearance because new bedchairs are arriving in 2024

239 is an insane price for one of the best bedchairs on the market, so definitely keep an eye on deals
Exiledcarper
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   Old Thread  #52 25 Oct 2023 at 3.04am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #39
I had a similar experience while fishing a three day competition at a Texas lake last November, with temps taking a plunge well below freezing at night.
While I was cozy in my Trakker AS 365 and Levelite ELS, my Wife had a couple of awful nights on airbed with numerous blankets.
Needless to say, she now has a brand spanking new Trakker Lumbar bed and has filched my AS 365.
I bought a Cyprinus Magnatex bag for her also, but she wanted the Trakker.
The Cyprinus bag is very toasty too, I must add, but I will need a lighter bag for our far more prevalent warmer night time temps.
I used the Cyprinus early this month, with temps in the 50' s F and it was too warm really.
Thinking Trakker Big Snooze might fit the bill ?
I haven't tried the Trakker Lumbar Bed, but she says it's very comfy.
My older ELS is still the best bedchair I hwve slept on to date.....

colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #51 20 Oct 2023 at 9.28pm    Login    Register
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Will try one of the inflatable mattresses hopefully it works

I believe there are new solar beds due early next year, I think the new version would benefit from a better mattress, I know avid have basically copied the c tech with their new bed and put a memory foam mattress on top. Don't know the build quality would match that of solar though

The other thing all beds should have is the tension straps going round the sides of the bed, I know fox do it on theirs. It helps get the bed much flatter when packed away
vossy1
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   Old Thread  #50 20 Oct 2023 at 1.34pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #49
I looked into mattress toppers a while ago, you can a get them custom made quite reasonably (sub 90) by places that do custom narrow boat mattresses, also custom van ones,
Personally I've just changed my helium 3.8 SIM for a deeper Outdoor Revolution 7.5cm, I have to let a bit of air out of the 7.5 as find it a bit hard, but I bought it bigger for that reason.
Hudson
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Hudson
   Old Thread  #49 20 Oct 2023 at 5.00am    Login    Register
What are peoples thoughts on a memory foam mattress topper
As opposed to a self inflating mattress? Was thinking of cutting and getting one covered myself but theres one in the market made by a firm called abode
carpy09
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carpy09
   Old Thread  #48 19 Oct 2023 at 1.39pm  1  Login    Register
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Get yourself on Amazon and purchase unigear ultralight inflatable mat will improve the comfort a lot 17.99. I use 2 of them on my fox mk2 flatliner and never get back ache at all decent nights Kip pain free
colcarp
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   Old Thread  #47 19 Oct 2023 at 11.46am  1  Login    Register
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Not sore hips but a sore back. Just done 2 nights on it and used a thicker sim which has made a massive difference. Couldn't get on with a thin sim as the base is so firm. Link below to what I'm using now. Bulky but does the job!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0BN3CLDG2?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
colors
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colors
   Old Thread  #46 18 Oct 2023 at 9.58pm  1  Login    Register
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I've recently bought the c tech, did a 3 day session and was completely crippled.

I suffer with my back terribly, the old nash indulgence wide boy I used for a few years which had no lumber support at all made it worse

Past few years managed on flatliter mk2 which was pretty decent, I'd start to get back trouble on longer trips using it but was happy with it. It had seen better days hence the c tech, my god I've never been in so much pain before. Maybe it's just to firm for a side sleeper with back issues, I'm used to pain but that was genuinely horrific. Just wondering if any other side sleepers who suffer with back issues have had similar?
chanmenie
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   Old Thread  #45 18 Oct 2023 at 9.35pm  1  Login    Register
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Yeah Im a side sleeper, and no no issues with my hips
bigfishnet
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bigfishnet
   Old Thread  #44 18 Oct 2023 at 6.56pm  1  Login    Register
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I had the non SP one that's supposed to be softer.
Even with a Helium 3.8 SIM I still got sore hips and legs...... now got a Flatliner which I have no trouble with
I'm 6'4" and weigh well north of 20 st which probably doesn't help haha!!
You did ask though !
carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #43 18 Oct 2023 at 6.40pm    Login    Register
Anybody a side sleeper on these beds? Do you wake up with sore hips ? Thanks in advance
stuart666
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   Old Thread  #42 23 Jul 2021 at 9.59am    Login    Register
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Definitely 😀
braders1978
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   Old Thread  #41 22 Jul 2021 at 10.20pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #39
Worth it though
BlankasorusRex
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BlankasorusRex
   Old Thread  #40 22 Jul 2021 at 9.01pm    Login    Register
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stuart666
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stuart666
   Old Thread  #39 22 Jul 2021 at 8.52pm    Login    Register
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Ive just got back from a camping trip with the wife and kids and i felt a bit guilty lying there in absolute comfort like a king on my sp wide bed while they kept rolling off the air bed as it had a leak. Im definately going to hell when i pop my cloggs.
r0bertb00th
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r0bertb00th
   Old Thread  #38 22 Jul 2021 at 5.05pm    Login    Register
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Order placed many thanks gents
Carpmanchris
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Carpmanchris
   Old Thread  #37 21 Jul 2021 at 9.27pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #35
yeah, mine also said the same but wasn't as long as stated. Worth the wait too at that price.
stuart666
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stuart666
   Old Thread  #36 21 Jul 2021 at 4.27pm    Login    Register
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When i bought my sp ctec chair it said 1-2 months then it arrived 3 days later.
r0bertb00th
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r0bertb00th
   Old Thread  #35 21 Jul 2021 at 12.58pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #34
Showing as 1-2 months on Amazon for the standard at 257 or 340 for the wide

I cant find many tackle shops with stock
Carpmanchris
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Carpmanchris
   Old Thread  #34 21 Jul 2021 at 10.54am    Login    Register
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Robert - I bought the Solar Ctech SP bedchair a few weeks ago, partly on the basis of the reviews on this forum. For me, Amazon turned out to be the cheapest at 256 which seemed far cheaper than tackle shops. So Jeff Bezos got my money I'm afraid.

I havent looked back. Oh man, what a bedchair. It's really firm, especially in the middle, where it is sewn together rather than attached by elastic cord, so when you sit on it, it doesn't sag! My previous bedchair was a 20+ year old JRC Coccoon which has been relegated to the 2nd Division! Buy with confidence mate.

Oh, it's pretty heavy compared to my old JRC, but seeing as I park in my swim on my syndicate means weight isnt an issue. I use my old Gardner Carp Duvet on it and it fits perfectly.
r0bertb00th
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r0bertb00th
   Old Thread  #33 20 Jul 2021 at 9.47pm    Login    Register
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Im well covered on the bag front

Personally cant fault the fortis but Ive got an old trakker 365 ss and Ive got more bed hair covers than I care to mention Aqua new and old logo plus the daddy of all covers the Cotswold Aquarius with the clip in fur
rubin2408
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rubin2408
   Old Thread  #32 19 Jul 2021 at 9.26pm    Login    Register
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Solar c tech with Gardner duvet bag for winter and the gardner bedchair cover for summer and the cover for added layer for winter👍
stuart666
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stuart666
   Old Thread  #31 19 Jul 2021 at 9.09pm    Login    Register
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You wont be disappointed Rob, best bed on the market 👍🏻
r0bertb00th
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r0bertb00th
   Old Thread  #30 19 Jul 2021 at 7.53pm    Login    Register
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Thanks for the feedback Ive decided to get the c tech bed and use my fortis bag

Not overly keen on ss and Ive always felt my wide boy was overkill so many thanks for all the feedback
Doing_a_brew
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Doing_a_brew
   Old Thread  #29 18 Jul 2021 at 10.57pm    Login    Register
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Thats a shame - TFT were selling them for 85, I actually got mine free from them as they were giving them away with a 300 spend last year and I wanted a deeper chirp anyway.
stuart666
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stuart666
   Old Thread  #28 18 Jul 2021 at 8.54pm    Login    Register
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I wish they did a wide version of the 365 to fit my wide sp bed. I had to get the gardner plus duvet to fit it. Great bag but hate the toggles to attach the inner section. Zips are much better.
Nelbow
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Nelbow
   Old Thread  #27 18 Jul 2021 at 8.07pm    Login    Register
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Nice! Although they're either discontinued or no one stocks them anymore. Price looked to be similar to the 365. Good to hear another contender though.
Doing_a_brew
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Doing_a_brew
   Old Thread  #26 18 Jul 2021 at 7.33pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #23
Avid Thermafast 5 is super warm for winter fishing. I use a Trakker big snooze through summer/early autumn, as you say though theyre nowhere near warm enough for cold weather. The Avid is, and its half the price of the Trakker 365.
stuart666
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stuart666
   Old Thread  #25 18 Jul 2021 at 7.28pm    Login    Register
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Ive owned an original snugpack softie shirt which i got from gazza products if anyone can remember them and the zip is still in perfect working order on that and its 20 years old.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #24 18 Jul 2021 at 7.03pm    Login    Register
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Who has told you that,I have had two of them now and it's a superb bag.
Nelbow
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Nelbow
   Old Thread  #23 18 Jul 2021 at 6.11pm    Login    Register
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Awesome review Chuffy. As you say pros and cons and very much personal preference. I want something that will keep my toes from falling off during winter so if its a case of over heating/too warm, doesnt bother me.

Thanks again and sorry to slightly digress away from the OP, but it kinda links.
Chuffy
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Chuffy
   Old Thread  #22 18 Jul 2021 at 1.54pm    Login    Register
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It is if you want to save weight. These are my views having owned both the 365 and the Snugpak.

For a proper 5 season bag the 365 is one of the best bags out there IMO but it is twice the weight of the Snugpak and bulky so doesn't fold up as well in the bedchair, however it' waterproof and has proper chunky crash zips so what's not to like.

The Snugpak is also brilliant but for different reasons as it's not waterproof (water 'resistant' like the jackets) and doesn't have chunky zips like the 365 and they can catch when zipping up if not careful. What it is though is very lightweight and very breathable. I find it regulates temperature very well and I never seem to get too hot in it whereas you can in the 365. Also the zip-off extra layer is far easier to deal with than the extra inner bag of the 365.

As you can see pros and cons with both, not least the price. I basically got the Snugpak because I wanted to save some weight/bulk, (the extra breathability that it seems to have being an added bonus) and had the money at the time burning a hole in my pocket, really glad I bought it as I really rate it.

The Solar bed is quite heavy so I personally would try and save the weight with the sleeping bag, with the 365 on it would be just shy of 20kg
TeeCee
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   Old Thread  #21 18 Jul 2021 at 1.11pm    Login    Register
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Snugpak zip's and bags are notoriously crap. Buy something decent like the Trakker 365 and be done with it.

Snagpak... Lol.

zinno
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   Old Thread  #20 18 Jul 2021 at 12.28pm    Login    Register
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Total fisbing tackle Sungpack compact 239.95 + 20% off at checkout.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #19 17 Jul 2021 at 9.26pm    Login    Register
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Nelbow
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Nelbow
   Old Thread  #18 17 Jul 2021 at 9.22pm    Login    Register
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250 for the Fortis bag?

Just bought one of these SP C Tech beds as have the chair and its solid, and comfy. Have a Trakker Big Snooze but its no good in winter. Is the Fortis really that good?
Chuffy
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Chuffy
   Old Thread  #17 17 Jul 2021 at 9.19pm    Login    Register
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Ok cheers
braders1978
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   Old Thread  #16 17 Jul 2021 at 9.18pm    Login    Register
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I have used it with and without the sim and slept perfectly on both occasions.I will probably use the sim in colder weather to stop any chance of cold air coming up
Chuffy
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Chuffy
   Old Thread  #15 17 Jul 2021 at 8.37pm    Login    Register
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Tony do you find this bed does away with the need for a SIM, is the mattress that good?
strawberryblond
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   Old Thread  #14 17 Jul 2021 at 4.01pm    Login    Register
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C Tech Bedchair for me, Fortis Bag and Trakker Armo Sleeping bag sleeve (anyone remember these).
Just bought a Berghaus SIM to add even more comfort
stuart666
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stuart666
   Old Thread  #13 17 Jul 2021 at 3.46pm    Login    Register
I hate sleep systems. I use a gardner plus carp duvet on my wide sp ctec bed and its almost like sleeping at home. Its by far the most comfy and best built bed ive owned Rob. I bought the solar sp ctec chair to match as well not long ago and thats brilliant as well. The only issue i can see with the chair is the little nylon bushes that the base sits on takes all your weight and only supported with an m5 bolt so time will tell how reliable that is.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #12 17 Jul 2021 at 10.39am    Login    Register
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The sleep system is quite heavy and bulky tbf,that's one of the reasons I chose the bed and fortis bag.Im happy to have a bit of extra weight for the build quality of the sp c tech bed
Notts485
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   Old Thread  #11 17 Jul 2021 at 10.20am    Login    Register
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Nearly bought one then seen the weight. Good for helping with bad back. That would cause a bad back. Ok if out of van way to heavy for Barrow. I will stick with my Terry hearn extralight with upgraded cord. The solar one is just too heavy
zinno
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   Old Thread  #10 16 Jul 2021 at 5.31pm    Login    Register
-Sp have higher leg option 48cm vs 40cm on the Ch08d
-2D vs 3D matras witch one is best is personal choice, for me the 2d matras was better to lie on.
-Sp hinger are very strong but the CH08 is also very strong

You don't make a wrong purchase with either one



fishie
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fishie
   Old Thread  #9 16 Jul 2021 at 5.04pm    Login    Register
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As an afterthought I should have got the bed chair and Snugpak/Fortis bag but hey ho the way I use it now with extra bag is good for me
allrounder2
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   Old Thread  #8 16 Jul 2021 at 4.47pm    Login    Register
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ive had the wide boy SP for a while. mega firm, looks decent quality. bulky piece of kit especially with the sleeping bag folded in, goes with the territory i suppose though.
TeeCee
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   Old Thread  #7 15 Jul 2021 at 10.04pm    Login    Register
I've got the top one they do without their sleeping bag. When I hear things like "it's the best thing like evaaaar", I've always been disappointed when I've got said kit it my hands, not this time though.

This bedchair is made to last, super comfy once you get used to the initial hardness of it, to the point it actually sorts my back out on the weekend after a week sleeping on my bed at home which is a decent mattress.

I honestly think this is the very best bedchair I've ever owned over the many years of carp fishing and wouldn't hesitate recommending it to anyone over anything else on the market. It's really surprised me that a company that has only recently come to the table with a bedchair has made the best bedchair that has been made so far, big statement I know, I believe it to be absolutely true.

By the way, I've only got a few bits of Solar gear like baiting needle and some unleaded leadcore, so I'm no fanboi.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #6 15 Jul 2021 at 9.41pm    Login    Register
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The hinges look alot stronger on the sp version too
r0bertb00th
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   Old Thread  #5 15 Jul 2021 at 9.23pm    Login    Register
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Good stuff so far

It sounds like I just want the bed then and not the sleep system Ill use my tech lite

So whats the difference between the beds one is 200 the other 350 ish is it worth the extra for 3D
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #4 15 Jul 2021 at 6.37pm    Login    Register
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I have got the sp c tech bed and it is by far the best built bedchair I have ever owned.I have the fortis snugpak bag on it and it's the best combination.I liked the bed so much I went and bought the chair,both of which replaced trakkers offerings,the build quality is night and day.I have finally found my perfect bankside comfort
fishie
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fishie
   Old Thread  #3 15 Jul 2021 at 6.35pm    Login    Register
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I have the last version with bag, have had it for about 2 years and i can say its the most comfiest i have slept on. Minor paint chips as expected but is holding up well, nothing broke, stitched or requires changing.

The only minor problem is that i don't think its a 4 season bag so from november to February i use a snugpak special forces 1 bag inside. Also the detachable cover i thought i would use as a blanket for hot summer nights is pretty useless as its fur lined and grips clothes and limbs

But on the whole I am very stisfied with it as I have said goodbye to bed chair back hopefully
zinno
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   Old Thread  #2 15 Jul 2021 at 6.31pm    Login    Register
The Solar Ch08 felt better for me then the Sp, it's worth to try both before buying, the sp is top built but the ch08 is also very good in terms of build quality.

I do not recommend the solar sleeping bag if you have the Fortis lite it will perfect fits the Solar standard Sp/ch08beds
r0bertb00th
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   Old Thread  #1 15 Jul 2021 at 5.59pm    Login    Register
Im in the market for a new bed and hear lots of good stuff ant the solar and so fancy a change, I'm coming from owning pretty much every Nash ss released and currently have a mf60 wideboy which is great but its bloody heavy and overkill for most of my fishing, I also have a levelite with a fortis tech lite bag which I therefore use for 80% of my fishing.

Im torn between the bed cheaper or the all singing bed (Is it worth the extra) or the sleep system but no where local has stock and so wanted to check to understand what the real differences are between them other than price.


The solar bed chair circa 200

Key Features
Utilising 2D matress. Hard-wearing material that is designed for comfort and warmth
Super-soft, suede-padded edging all round
Unique Spring-Loc leg adjustment
Unique, ultra-lumber-support matress system ensures a true, flat sleeping position without sagging
Lightweight frame made from high-tensile aluminium
Twin pivot hinge, making collapsing the bedchair with the sleeping bag simple, effortless and allows the bedchair to fold flat with the sleeping bag in place.
Super strong to accomodate the largest of anglers
Available in two sizes, standard and wide
In-built strap with quick-release clip fitting for storage


Weight- 9.3KG

Or

Solar tackle sp c tech bed chair

Key Features
Exclusive, 3D DuraDore mattress. Luxurious, hard-wearing material that is air pocketed for comfort and warmth, yet lightweight
Super-soft, suede-padded edging all round
Unique Spring-Loc leg adjustment
Unique, ultra-lumber-support mattress system ensures a true, flat sleeping position without sagging
Lightweight frame made from high-tensile aluminium
Twin pivot hinge, making collapsing the bedchair with the sleeping bag simple, effortless and allows the bedchair to fold flat with the sleeping bag in place.
Super strong to accommodate the largest of anglers
Free accessory bag (Man Bag), which is removable and compatible with all Solar chairs
Available in two sizes, standard and wide
In-built strap with quick-release clip fitting for storage

Weight- 10.5KG


OR

The sp c tech SS

As above plus:

PRODUCT INFORMATION
SP Bedchair complete with Solar 4-season sleeping bag and waterproof, Rip-Stop bedchair cover to provide a complete sleep system.

Peachskin, 5-season sleeping bag with crash zips
Waterproof bedchair cover with sleeping bag attachment points

Weight: 17kg

Ive refereed a seperate bed n bag historically so could use y tech lite with just the bed if I went the non ss route

any users feedback much appreciated
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