Budget Peaked Bivvys under £200

I have been on the look out for a good bivvy in the entry/budget range of the market since I  returned to fishing four years ago.

I have been using my father-in-laws Trakker brolly dome that he didn’t like. It did the job but is more suited as a shelter rather than a 48hr session bivvy. I was for ever banging my head on the mechanism inside.

I have had my eye on a number of bivvys over the last couple of years in the £100-£200 price range.

The main features I was looking for were.

  • 1 man but with plenty of space
  • As much height as possible
  • Peak to stop rain coming in
  • Heavy duty groundsheet option
  • Winter skin option

From asking questions on the club forum and looking at angling material. I had a few option in mind.

Chub S-Plus Max

The S-Plus Max bivvy is the top of the range hooded version of the new S-plus range. With its extended hood, storm side panels and rigid frame the S-plus Max provides maximum all-round protection from the elements.

The frame is manufactured from 5 section 6061 pre-formed aluminium tube, which makes it quick and easy to erect. Supplied with a complete set of in-line tension bars, T-pegs and shock corded pegging points the bivvy is very stable even in strong and gusty winds.

The S-plus Max features a three way door system which offers many options. The door can be opened from the top or bottom and even completely removed if preferred and is fitted with a clear vision panel, mosi window and cover. Complete with detachable lightweight groundsheet and carry bag.

An overwrap and heavy duty groundsheet are available as optional extras.

  • Rigid 5 section 16mm 6061 aluminium poles
  • 5000mm Hydrostatic head waterproof cover
  • Ultra stable in-line frame support
  • Detachable lightweight groundsheet
  • Shock corded pegging points
  • Supplied with T-pegs and carry bag

Costs

  • Bivvy £129
  • Overwrap £80
  • Heavy duty groundsheet £30
  • Total £230

Vision Kashkym Prodome 1 Man

Featuring 3 Easy-Rib style ultra-light 6061 aerospace-grade aluminium pole supports and tension beams, fully taped seams throughout, reinforced pegging points and new windtex fabric technology. The dome has a rubberised heavy gauge groundsheet where the main body of the bivvy sits. The second groundsheet then clips on, and the integrated twin skin is clipped to the main outer skin forming a formidable and state-of-the-art bivvy system. Featuring heavy duty T-Bar pegs, clear infill door panel and durable carry case.

Features include the following:

  • The system features removable groundsheet.
  • Featuring 3 “Easy-Rib” style ultra-light 6061 aerospace grade aluminium pole supports and tension beams.
  • Fully taped seams throughout.
  • Reinforced pegging points and new Windtex fabric technology.
  •  The dome has a rubberized heavy gauge groundsheet where the main body of the bivvy sits.
  • The second groundsheet then clips on, and the integrated twin skin is clipped to the main outer skin forming a formidable and state-of-the-art bivvy system.
  • Featuring heavy duty “T-Bar” pegs.
  • Clear infill door panel and durable carry case.
  • 315(W) x 225(L) x 140(H)

Costs

  • Bivvy, overwrap and twin skin £179.99

Prologic Deluxe Dome 1 Man

Prologics development team found that the perfect colour that really came out as a unique “blend in” at the waterside – was not green – but more brown.

For years, Prologic have worked with their carp and specimen proanglers across Europe, to come up with the new Green colour, that would blend in perfectly with most waterside environments across the EU and that would be a good match for winter, spring, summer, and autumnal colours and tones. A superb 4 season blend in colour that also matches Prologic’s very successful Max4 Camouflage perfectly!

Features include the following:

  • Alu ridged Stormsafe frame.
  • 100% Water Proof 5000mm Outer Fabric.
  • Wide double stitched taped seems.
  • Extra tough 100% waterproof ground sheet.
  • Flip out doormat.
  • Roll back front and side panels.
  • Flex front door, with several options.
  • Back wall mozzi mesh ventilation window.
  • Oversized zippers.
  • Rod holder straps front bow.
  • Multi aligner pegging points.
  • 13 Deluxe Ground Pegs included.
  • Oversized carry bag.
  • Removable groundsheet.
  • One man dome: 215x260x125cm & 11kg
    Two man dome 260x345x170cm & 15.6kg

Prologic Deluxe Overwrap

Features include the following:

  • 100% Water Proof 5000mm Outer Fabric.
  • Wide double stitched taped seems.
  • Roll back front and side panels.
  • Rod holder straps front bow.
  • Multi aligner pegging points.
  • 13 Deluxe Ground Pegs included.
  • Flex frontdoor.
  • Oversized zippers.
  • Oversized carry bag.
  • Sizes & Weight:
    One man overwrap 215x260x125cm & 3kg
    Two man overwrap 260x345x170cm & 3.9kg

Costs

  • Bivvy, wrap and heavy duty groundsheet £150 from climaxtackle limted stock left.

Final decision

So after a lot of thought I decided that any of these bivvys would be suitable and would gladly have brought all 3 of them.

The Chub is the perfect one to buy for a first bivvy costing £130 and the groundsheet/overwrap can be brought separately.

The Vision one is a great all round package and I think would have been the one I would have picked from these three.

Eventually I choose the Prologic one mainly due to the full package ticked all the boxes for me. The offer from Climaxtackle was the clincher £150 and I got everything I wanted.

I was such a good deal that both myself, Steve and Phil got one.

I will post up a long term review in the future to let you know how we are getting on with the bivvy. So if you are on the look out for a budget bivvy take a look at anyone of these three!!

If you’ve got some tackle you would like to review or be reviewed then please let me know.

Tight lines

Barrie

3 thoughts on “Budget Peaked Bivvys under £200

    • Some anglers have to buy twice as we are unable to afford high end gear. This review is on the budget end of the market and are my opinions, would love to buy a higher end bivvy but I can not afford to go along that route.

  1. have the pro-logic new green 1 man, I brought it from Danson Angling and it came with the overwrap also for £150.00. It does not look flimsy in real life and it is actually a £300.00 RRP bivvy on offer (I suspect introductory priced to get the new colour noticed on the bankside). I had looked at dozens of different bivvies before deciding on this for its material, build, quality and value price. It has a removable heavy duty gs, great pegs, fantistic large peak and great ventilation. It’s a great buy.

    Martin Evans

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