Come rain or shine, if you’re heading out for an extended session, you’ll appreciate the protection from the elements that a quality bivvy can offer. Whether as shade against bright summer sun, fitted with a snug over wrap to keep you cosy through the worst of the winter cold, or as somewhere to keep yourself and your gear dry through the good old British rain, a bivvy is an essential purchase for most anglers. Even if you’re not intending to fish overnight, a bivvy is a useful addition to your bankside kit, allowing you to keep all the tackle, bait, tools and equipment you might need during long or short sessions close at hands, neatly organised, and protected from the weather.
The Advanta Protector Extreme 2 Man Bivvy is a solid, dependable all-weather option from Angling Direct’s own brand of quality fishing tackle and equipment. With space for two bedchairs and plenty of tackle and equipment, this is the ideal bivvy if you regularly go fishing with friends or family – or if you’re someone who just likes to have plenty of space! Whatever you could conceivably need for a session, you’ll have no problem getting it all in the Protector Extreme, with space to spare.
Advanta are building a reputation for quality, durable products which offer exceptional strength in the toughest conditions, and this two-man bivvy is no exception. A rigid five section construction features 16mm 6061 aluminium poles, giving full structural support with the flexibility to move with the wind, which helps keep the bivvy in place when the weather starts getting a little wild, while the 5000 hydrostatic head will keep you dry during the worst downpour.
Heavy duty zips, which combine with Velcro to fasten the main door and both windows, ensure that, no matter how much of a hurry you might be in, you won’t end up damaging your bivvy openings through heavy-handedness, or the awkward clumsiness that comes from cold hands and stiff joints after a chilly day by the bank. Heavy duty reinforced pegging points give this bivvy superior hold on all terrain, while the shock cords prevent pegs being uprooted if you, or another angler, should stumble against the bivvy as you’re coming back from a night-time bite.
If you regularly fish during mosquito season, you’ll be all too familiar with just how much of a distraction the little critters can be. Fortunately, with the Protector bivvy, that’s one thing you won’t have to worry about; the bivvy features front and rear mozzie mesh vents, keeping you cool and bringing fresh air through the bivvy on warm summer days and balmy evenings, whilst keeping irritating insects out, ensuring the only frustration you experience during your fishing session is elusive carp that just keep getting away from you.
With a bivvy overwrap available to purchase separately, you can quickly and easily transform your basic bivvy into a fully insulated, toasty-warm double-walled shelter, creating a real home-from-home that will keep you fishing on even the most exposed bank. Meanwhile, the heavy duty pegs that are supplied with the Advanta Protector Extreme give you complete confidence that, whatever terrain you’ve had to pitch in, and however violent the weather gets, your bivvy will stay put until you’re ready to pack up and head for home.
A large storm peak offers complete protection, and the entire front of the bivvy zips away completely, meaning that you can study the water with a full panoramic view while you wait for conditions to improve, or tie a rig that will perform well in the conditions that are coming in.
For the dedicated carp angler, a bivvy has to be close to the top of any equipment list, while anglers of any discipline who want quality and reliability at a price that leaves you with plenty of pounds in your pocket for those celebratory drinks after a session that sees you smash your personal best, then Advanta, from fishing’s leading retailer, Angling Direct, should be your first port of call. Whatever you want your bivvy to provide – shelter, storage, or a place to socialise – the Advanta Protector Extreme is one of the best, most affordable options on the market, and brought to you by a brand whose people are as passionate about angling as you are.
The Protector Extreme Two-Man Bivvy also comes with a handy carry case, making transport a breeze, while a lightweight, detachable groundsheet keeps your bivvy clean and dry on even the dampest banksides.