Welcome to the Top 10 best bedchairs for 2019!
Why wouldn’t you want to feel as comfortable fishing as you would at home?
That’s why I’ve handpicked a good selection of bedchairs that will give you the best night’s sleep, and only interrupted by the sound of your alarms!
I’ve singled out models from all the top brands, and included wider fishing bedchairs that some anglers prefer.
Let’s jump into my bedchair buying guide!
Trakker Levelite Oval Bed System
BEST ALL ROUNDER
The innovative shape of the Trakker Levelite Oval Bed System is designed to eliminate cold spots at both the feet and head end.
A unique ‘flat profile’ bed system that includes a removable 3-season sleeping bag, making it easier to clean or store away.
To get started, there is a simple button which activates the leg mechanism for a super fast setup, as you get everything ready for your bivvy.
Heavy duty zips, internal and external baffles and a pillow retainer are all present on a very decent sleeping bag covering Spring, Summer and Autumn fishing trips.
Anglers who appreciate a good night’s sleep will enjoy the adjustable lumbar support giving you a much firmer mattress that typical bedchairs.
This bedchair also features rotating mud feet, keeping you in control when setting up without a groundsheet on slippery surfaces or slopes.
Can be converted into a winter bed system by purchasing the Aquatexx Oval Bed Cover to give you increased warmth throughout those chilly evenings.
The Trakker Levelite Oval Bed System truly is a bedchair that provides the best comfort all night long.
Revolutionary oval shape for optimum use of space
Save more space inside a fishing shelter compared to a traditional bed
Standard-Compact hybrid size (standard width/compact at head and toe)
Bed system which incorporates a sleeping bag
3 season, roomy box section sleeping bag with crash zips, internal and external baffels and pillow retainer
Bag can easily be removed for cleaning
Totally flat profile for a perfect night’s sleep
Adjustable lumbar support for a firmer mattress
Double-hinged technology for compact pack-down with no parts sticking out
Super-quick to use; simply unclip and unfold
Unique patented leg mechanism – push the button and it drops to position
Rotating mud feet
Can be transformed in to a five season bag with addition of Aquatexx Oval cover
Material: Aluminium/Steel frame
Weight: Without bag 11.7kg; With bag 15.2kg
Dimensions:L213cm x W93cm(open): L71cm x W93cm(closed)
Bed Height: 33cm- 42cm adjustable
Trakker Levelite Oval Bed System Video Review
Trakker Levelite Wide Oval Bed System
- Weight without bag 12kg
- Weight with 15.4kg
- Open Dimensions: l210cmxw100cm
- Closed Dimensions: l71cm x w100cm (closed)
- Bed height 33cm
- Bed height extended 42cm
Trakker Levelite Bedchair Accessories
Nash Indulgence SS4 Bedchair
The Nash Indulgence range of bedchairs are hugely popular due to how comfortable they are.
Built around a new frame/hinge configuration that features a thicker hollow fibre and foam mix mattress filling.
This is topped off with a luxury thick peachskin zipped duvet to speed up ‘warm up’ time giving you that premium comfort quickly.
Two models are available – the four-leg SS4 and the SS4 wide which has a longer mattress and frame to cover more ground for the larger angler, or those who enjoy the extra space.
After prolonged use, some bedchairs can often sag in the middle.
The SS4 has enhanced lumbar support which eliminates this.
When choosing which bedchair to buy, the little extras can often sway you!
Fast fit elastic loops allow you to add a Summer Shroud, Winter Shroud or pillow.
Additional perimeter Velcro straps are included so you can easily attach Indulgence Mattress Sheets if you so wish.
Carp anglers wanting luxury will surely have the Nash Indulgence SS4 high on their wishlist!
Upgraded 4 Season deluxe zipped duvet with Nash body baffles
New frame and hinge configuration significantly decrease transport size
on barrows and in vehicles
Longer and higher SS4 frame option for taller anglers
Extra thick luxury peachskin covered dual hollow fibre and foam filling
Enhanced central lumbar support eliminating ‘sag’ over time
Perimeter velcro tabs for easy fitting of optional Indulgence Mattress
Twin mesh valuables pockets for phones, remotes and keys
Fast fit elastic loops for optional extra Indulgence Summer Shroud,
Winter Shroud and Pillow
Dual side packaway compression straps for a flat load base on Trax
Fold flat mud feet with pegging holes
Mattress Dimensions (cm): 216 x 78
Weight (kg): 16.1
Leg Height (cm): 38-52
Nash Indulgence Bedchair Video Review
Nash Indulgence SS4 Wide Edition
Nash Indulgence Bedchair Accessories
Avid Carp Memory Foam Bedchair
Billed as ‘the new standard in comfort’, the Avid Carp Memory Foam Bedchair is all that and more!
Featuring a twin layer, four season sleeping bag, this can be completely removed from the bedchair if necessary.
This will allow you to air your bedchair, or clean your sleeping bag if required.
Whilst fishing in the warmer months, you can sleep under the upper thin layer to give you comfort and protection during the mild nights
If you peer underneath, you’ll notice complete lumbar support to minimise back trouble, backed up by an ultra comfortable memory foam mattress.
No other mattress comes close to the comfort of Memory Foam!
The reinforced frame is strong and contains two steel throw hinges allowing you to pack everything away compactly, even with the sleeping bag still attached.
These hinges also offer a totally flat surface.
A security strap keeps the bedchair locked and stable at all times.
Additionally, the presence of three strategic legs can be altered into six different positions to further maximises the comfort of the Avid Carp Memory Foam Bedchair System.
Removable one-piece Memory Foam mattress
Lightweight aluminium frame
Lateral Sleep System design
Unique leg adjusting mechanism
Extra-large mud feet
Open: H 37-47 W 85 L 205cm
Closed: H 80 W 85 L 35cm
Fabric: 100% Polyester
Avid Carp Memory Foam Bedchair Video Review
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Daiwa Black Widow Bedchair
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY
Perfect for newcomers, or those returning to the sport, the Daiwa Black Widow Bedchair offers fantastic value for money.
Designed around a strong steel frame, the mattress is cushioned in the back and head areas.
Not only does this offer total comfort, but ensures a decent night’s kip.
It can sometimes be difficult to set up in an uneven swim, so the six adjustable legs will help you create a flat surface.
The leg lock system and moulded swivel feet also helps to keep the bedchair stable.
I liked the fact that the Black Widow Bedchair weighs under 10kg, which is ideal when you want to travel as light as possible.
A popular bedchair that offers basic features, but still gives anglers a decent sleep.
Back rest height: 51.5cm
Dimensions: 210cm x 80cm
Min Height: 30cm
Max Height: 40cm
Folded dimensions: 81cm x 83cm x 23cm
Avid Carp Road Trip Bedchair
BEST FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT
Probably the best named bedchair on the market, the Avid ‘Road Trip’ is really comfortable, reliable and great for light travellers.
Weighing in at a just 7kg, this is easy to transport anywhere around a lake.
On closer inspection, the mattress is foam filled and fleece lined and includes a built-in pillow to save you even more space on the barrow.
The 3-legged design features Avid’s unique ‘rock steady’ system so it can be setup on steep slopes or uneven ground without having to worry about slipping.
Perhaps underrated, I did appreciate the features this had to offer, which included adjustable hand wheels so you can raise or lower into your desired position.
Finished off in a really nice Khaki fabric, my opinion is that this is also one of the best looking bedchairs currently released.
Totally flat profile
Tapered frame layout
Easy lock adjustable legs
Lateral sleep system design
Rapid folding mechanism
Three legs for even weight distribution
Open: H 32cm x W 81cm x D 208cm
(Maximum adjustable height 45cm)
Closed: H 25cm x W 81cm x D 85cm
Fabric: 100% Polyester
Avid Carp Road Trip Video Review
Wychwood Tactical X Bedchair
In the competitive bedchair market, Wychwood have opted to create a practical design that is lightweight and comfortable, but offers good value to anglers.
Cue the Tactical X, which is all of the above.
Available in three sizes, the frame is aluminium which is why they are so light!
An excellent feature is the adjustable lumbar support, so can tailor the bedchair to suit your sleeping position.
A padded pillow and fleece-lined mattress enhances comfort, as does the completely flat profile.
On occasion, storing your bedchair can be awkward.
Wychwood have introduced clever hinges that are oversized to accommodate your sleeping bag, even when transporting.
If, like me, you’re a huge fan of camo style carp gear, make sure to include the Tactical X Bedchair on your shopping list!
Adjustable lumber support
Padded pillow and fleece-lined mattress
Large hinges allow for storage of sleeping bag inside bed during transit
Tactical X Flatbed Compact – 2000mm L x 780mm W – 7.5kg
Tactical X Flatbed Standard – 2150mm L x 860mm W – 8kg
Tactical X Flatbed Wide – 2150mm L x 1000mm W – 8.5kg
Tactical X COMPACT
Tactical X STANDARD
Tactical X WIDE
Wychwood Tactical X Chairs!
JRC Extreme Bedchair
I’m a huge fan of the JRC Extreme range, and this bedchair is no exception!
There are two models currently available at the moment.
A two-legged and four-legged version, with the latter offering more stability, but slightly heavier as you’d expect.
Over at the JRC website, I recently learned that the mattress was ‘computer designed’.
For this, JRC have chose a memory foam padding because it offers unrivalled insulation in winter, but keeps you cool in summer!
Furthermore, there is no handwheel to adjust things.
Instead, a unique cam-lock system creates a perfectly flat surface EVERY time.
As I walk around to inspect things further, I noticed two zipped side pockets that would fit my receiver perfectly.
The legs are adjustable, and as standard on most bedchairs, also features large mud feet to give improved grip on uneven surfaces.
Overall, I was very impressed with the JRC Extreme Bedchair.
It was stable, incredibly lightweight and I didn’t want to get up once I had led down on it!
New and unique JRC Cam Locking system.
Removable padded mattress.
Swivel and fold flat extra large mud feet.
Two side pockets.
New matt olive coloured industrial powder coated 6061 aluminium frame.
Fully adjustable legs.
100cm wide and 215 cm long.
JRC Extreme Bedchair Video Review
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Chub Outkast Flatbed
A relaxing bedchair, the Chub Outkast Flatbed is fully equipped with a padded mattress that is reinforced with a strong mesh central section.
Chub inform me that this makes the bed lighter and more comfortable.
Thanks to some clever hinge design, the bed is 100% flat when folded out fully, and a sleeping bag can also be stored away when transporting.
Built around a compact 6-leg aluminium frame, all the legs can be adjusted to suit the ground, with the oversized mud feet keeping things stable.
Topping things off is a comfortable looking shaped pillow.
Anglers looking to get both good value, and a great night’s sleep, won’t have any qualms with the Chub Outkast Flatbed at all.
Strong compact 6-leg aluminium frame
Full-flat design thanks to folding brackets
Smart folding design that leaves plenty of room to fold the sleeping bag in
Oversized swivel mud feet
Thick padded mattress with extra strong comfortable mesh centre part
Comfortable shaped pillow
Chunky leg locks for complete stability
Length (cm): 197
Weigth (kg): 8
Height (cm): 36.5
Width (cm): 79
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Trakker RLX Flat Bedchair
Our second from Trakker, and slightly cheaper alternative, is the RLX Flat Bedchair.
Built with an aluminium and steel mix, this completely flat bedchair is super light at just 7.5kg.
Achieved by doing away with the handwheel, its quick to put up and can be stored away compactly, even with a sleeping bag attached.
The ergonomically designed mattress will ensure you get plenty of rest throughout the night, with the adjustable legs helping out with any stability issues.
Rigorously tested, and modelled on a classic mattress which offers complete support for your back.
Trakker have actually ‘doubled up’ the hinge workings on this model.
Common problems with closing when filled with bag and pillow are long gone due to the inclusion of a nifty tension strap.
When you’re ready to fish, or pack up and go home, this strap beds everything down into position for flat barrow placement, or packing into a tight space in your car or van.
A tidy bedchair with a host of features, I did upgrade this to the Oval Bed System.
I can confirm that it gave me some great sleep and was very comfortable with no complaints at all.
Super-lightweight flat bed with sleeping bag storage option
Completely level bed profile for a perfect nights sleep
weight reduced further by removal of handwheel
Super-quick to use
simply unclip and unfold
Will fold down comfortably with a winter sleeping bag stored inside
Freestanding in closed position
Ergonomically-designed mattress for optimum comfort
Six-leg design with adjustable legs for maximum stability
Material: Aluminium / Steel frame
Dimensions Open: L 214cm x W 78cm
Dimensions Closed: L 76cm x W 78cm
Trakker SLX Bedchair Video Review
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Fox R3 XL Bedchair
This recently released range of Fox bedchairs are comfortable and kitted out in the all familiar camo pattern.
The R3 bedchair is the largest of the three, with the R1 the smallest and R2 as a standard model.
They all have a fold flat profile for maximum comfort, and a cam-free design allows anglers to use the maximum available width.
With any bedchair, the mattress can be a key selling point.
The R3 XL features full lumbar support, giving a firm mattress with no sagging whatsoever. Fleece-lined, and fully padded, you’re guaranteed a superb night’s sleep if the fish aren’t biting!
Transporting this bedchair could not be easier.
Double hinges allow you to store a thick winter sleeping bag.
Side straps allow you to pull everything nice and tight for storing sweetly onto your barrow.
All six legs are completely adjustable, with each containing oversized swivel mud feet for better stability wherever you choose to setup your bivvy.
A valiant effort by a respected carp brand, the Fox R-Series range of bedchairs raises the bar once again when it comes to fishing as comfortably as you can.
Fold flat profile for maximum comfort
Cam-free design for maximum usable width
Full lumbar support to ensure firm mattress with no sagging
Fleece-lined, padded mattress
Features camo pattern on trim
Extra padding at head end
Double hinges allow for a sleeping bag to be folded inside
Unique side straps for ensuring bed is compact when packed away
Large swivelling mud-feet
6 adjustable legs
Size: 220cm x 100cm x 40cm
Maximum height: 50cm
Folded size: 100cm x 100cm x 30cm