Carp Brolly Guide
Hello, and welcome to our carp brolly reviews!
When it comes down to choosing either a brolly, brolly system, or bivvy, it can be a difficult decision.
We will say is that a carp brolly really comes into its own on an overnight session, especially in cool conditions.
The benefits of using a brolly include that the majority are quick and easy to setup and pack down when you’re in a hurry to start fishing, whilst still offering some protection to sleep under.
Not to mention a place to store and keep your tackle dry.
Choosing A Carp Brolly
These days, your existing brolly can be converted into a ‘brolly system’ by purchasing an overwrap to bring it in line with the characteristics of a bivvy.
Now, we’re not here to argue about whether to choose a brolly or bivvy, but rather to suggest suitable rollies styled for you.
Why a Brolly?
- Super quick and easy to erect (most of them anyway!)
- Perfect for mobile anglers
- Very portable and easy to transport
- Can be upgraded with an overwrap for bad weather or cooler conditions
- Can be more open than a bivvy
- Great day shelters
- Overall, incredibly versatile!
If you’re interested in buying a carp brolly suitable for you, then read on as we discuss the benefits and features in our carp brolly reviews
Video Brolly Guide
Daiwa Mission Overnighter Review
Keeping with a very traditional brolly shape, whose name suggests, is perfect for overnight sessions.
Part of the popular ‘Mission’ series, there are plenty of extra features to keep anglers interested.
Its very easy to setup by simply pushing the centre up (like you would an ordinary umbrella) and then making any adjustments to straighten everything out and place where you want it to sit.
All that’s left to do is to peg down the rear using the two heavy duty pegs, screw in the storm poles and you’re all set!
There is plenty of room for a bedchair (the Daiwa Mission Bedchair fits beautifully!), as well as all your gear that can be stored at the back.
If you’re on just a day session, there is bags of room to place your carp chair neatly inside to stay dry.
The side panels really help keep sidewinds at bay or passing rains showers where you just want to stay dry for a while.
There are two central storm poles to the front that keeps the shape really well and prevents whipping winds from carrying the brolly off!
To further enhance the protection and stability, there are two storm caps located towards the sides which could be used with two further storm poles if required.
If the weather is not looking to good on your next fishing outing, there is an additional overwrap that you can buy to turn this into a full brolly system.
Daiwa Mission Overnighter Overwrap
*2 Storm Poles
*2 Heavy Duty Pegs
*Highly durable canopy
*Velcro groundsheet supplied
*Telescopic alloy storm rods
*PU Coated Material
*Dimensions: 230cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Carp Hideout Rating
JRC Defender Brolly Review
An affordable entry level brolly system that is very stable and makes an ideal bankside shelter.
At 60 inches, its very spacious inside (plenty room for a bedchair and your tackle), whilst offering great protection during bad weather conditions.
The seams are all taped, and the storm wings and drain system minimise any build up of water that can sometimes happen with other brollys or bivvies.
Its very easy and smooth to setup, and once erected, it really does look like an expensive brolly system that isn’t going to get swept away!
It can be pegged out at multiple pegging points, which is useful when fishing on uneven terrain, with the heavy duty ‘T’ pegs providing excellent grip on most surfaces.
Other features of the JRC defender is the rod straps which allow you to rest your rods securely against the front whilst you bait up or replace your rigs.
The wide rolled up entrance (complete with mozzy panel) gives you a good view of your swim at all times.
Available in a portable carry case, making it easy to move around the lake.
Again, this is another carp brolly that can be converted with an overwrap which is available.
This will minimise condensation in cooler weather, and gives you that extra bit of insulation.
*26 inch Storm Poles
*4 Storm Caps
*8mm Fibreglass Poles
*Extended Side Wings
*5,000HH 210D PU Coated Polyester Taped Seams
*Front Rain Gutter
*Multiple Pegging Points
*Velcro Rod Retaining Straps
*60” Oval Brolly
*Internal Dimensions: 240cm (W) x 185cm (D) x 135cm (H)
*Transport Size: 183cm (L) x 15cm (D)
Trakker MC-60 V2 Brolly Review
A well know brand for producing quality carp shelters, the MC-60 Brolly is no different.
It’s incredibly compact, lightweight, very quick and easy to setup, and packed full of features making this one of the leading carp brolly systems on the market.
You can actually slip this easily into a single rod quiver holdall without any problems at all!
It can be fully customised by adding additional elements that are available including an infill or insect panel, three-quarter groundsheet or centre pole for further stability.
The major improvement to this 60 inch, modular system is the an upgrade to the material used.
It now has a 10,000mm hydrostatic head material to further boost brolly performance.
A proper no-nonsense brolly that allows you to stay very mobile as you hunt out carp around your local lake.
*Upgraded 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head fabric
*Velcro rod strap
*Two x 24″ Quicksticks.
*Supplied with carry bag and T-pegs
*Material: 210D polyester. Weight: Approx 5.5kg
*Dimensions: Approx 135H x 180D x 270W cm.
*Transport size: 190 x 20cm
MC-60 Video Review
Nash Groundhog Review
Made from Nash’s specially designed Aqua Sense Hydra, a forgiving material that’s both waterproof and breathable.
The ‘Groundhog’ is a four-rib, space saving fishing brolly, which means the purposeful design fits in tight spaces, whilst still offering anglers plenty of room inside.
The central stub provides additional headroom so you can sit freely on your bedchair without having to duck and provoking neckache!
With a speedy construction, there are two 36 inch storm poles which you screw the central bar into the stub and erect like you would any brolly. Then, it’s just a case of positioning the storm poles and the brolly is now completely free standing!
For extra stability during windy conditions, you can peg it all down ready to focus on what matters most – fishing!
Additional features include rain gutters which allow the water to run-off safely to the sides, a robust groundsheet which can be removed if you wish.
It’s actually quite lightweight at just 3.2kg, meaning roving anglers can move around freely without worrying about settling in a swim if setting up a full bivvy.
A top brolly that carp anglers will absolutely love to bits!
*Extreme waterproof Aqua Sense Hydra cover
*Spaceframe rib & hub for vastly increased internal room
*Reinforced rib ends
*Supplied with twin 36 inch storm sticks
*Four swivel storm rod caps
*Four rear rib ground contact for total stability
*Rain gutter prevents front water run off
*Optional heavy duty groundsheet
*Weight: 3.2 kg
The Groundhog Brolly has now been discontinued by Nash.
Trakker Tempest Brolly V2 Review
Trakker seem to up their game when it comes to making reliable fishing shelters – and the Tempest Brolly V2 is no exception!
Mega strong, easy-to-use and very quick to put up and take down, it’s packed full of features carp anglers crave.
You’ve a choice of not one, but two infill panels, both of which can be fully zipped into the front. This really boosts your options, especially with the all the extra add-ons that can be purchased such as a utility front, skull cap, insect panel, overwrap and groundsheet!
Moving onto the rib construction, and the frame, like its predecessor, really maximises space due to the external ring system (rather than internal on other brands).
The waterproof material has also been boosted, so you know get a 10,000mm hydrostatic head together with a rejuvenated block design.
What else is there you may ask?
The Tempest Brolly V2 has anti-twist poles, which means they won’t turn when the weather turns nasty.
Overall, Trakker have provided us anglers with a simple, back-to-basics brolly that’s packed full of features, with the Tempest range continuing to impress.
Did we mention how lightweight it is?
*Ultra-strong, easy to use and ultra-quick to assemble
*External ribs for maximum internal space
*Incredibly lightweight with small packdown size
*Dual rod straps
*Supplied with tension strap, carrybag and T-pegs
*Anti-twist pole system
*Upgraded 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head fabric
*Material: 210D polyester
*Weight: Approx 5kg (plus pegs weighing 0.75kg)
*Dimensions: Approx 125H x 230D x 250W cm
*Transport size: 110 x 23cm
Tempest V2 Video
Alternative Carp Brolly
So, that sums up our carp brolly reviews!
We hope we’ve made you think about choosing a carp brolly for your future fishing trips!
Until next time – be lucky!
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