Chub Outkast Bivvy
£199.99 – £249.99
- Letterbox-style door with transparent and mosquito window options included
- Chubs unique Back Draft Ventilation System
- 10,000mm hydrostatic head fully waterproof
- Side panels with green mosquito mesh
- Large peak with extended side panels
- 2 x mesh storage pockets inside
- Full zip out front
- Supplied with T-pegs and an oversized carry bag
- Fits into a quiver when packed down
- Lightweight groundsheet
- Rod strap system
- Full overwrap available
- 1-man weight: 9.6kg
- 1-man dimensions (W x D x H): 2.7m x 2.3m x 1.44m
- 2-man weight: 11.1kg
- 2-man dimensions (W x D x H): 3.5m x 2.55m x 1.6m
When it comes to shelter and comfort, anglers are simple souls. You want your bivvy to be light, quick and easy to erect, strong enough to stand up to hard use and high winds, roomy enough to house your sleeping gear plus the tackle, totally waterproof, able to react to changing conditions, value for money… Actually, that sounds really demanding…
The good news is that anglers who know what they need push the sport ever forward and innovation in fishing tackle is able to react and provide them with solutions to the problems they face. The Chub Outkast Bivvy is an excellent example of how bivvy and shelter design has evolved in this way in recent years. It has a 3-pole, 4-section frame that is very easy to unpack and get standing, significantly reducing the time it will take until you’re set up and happily sat fishing. That’s good to know if you arrive at a venue as darkness falls or are planning a stalking session over a large area.
The fabric of the bivvy is fully waterproof up to a rating of 10,000mm, which means that a 10m high narrow column of water can be supported in a test environment without leaking. In terms of rain falling on the bivvy in the real world, that’s equivalent to over thirty-five times the volume of the UK 24-hr rainfall record. We’re confident you’ll stay dry with that level of water resistance! A peak over the front entrance also features extended side panels to reduce the amount of rain blown into the interior by squally gusts. Sodden ground has no place inside a bivvy and the included lightweight groundsheet also helps to reduce this risk.
The Outkast Bivvy is prepared for the other end of the weather spectrum with a collection of ventilation features which combat high temperatures and beating sunshine. Chub’s Back Draft Ventilation System means that the back panel can be opened up to promote air flow and it prevents you from being eaten alive by mozzies with a reliable mosquito mesh barrier. Mozzy mesh is also found in the side panels. The door has a zip arrangement that lets you set it as you want, including in a ‘barn door’ or ‘letterbox’ style to let you see out while letting the minimum of weather in. The choice of door and window covering is yours, with waterproof fabric, mozzy mesh, or transparent window panels included. The whole front can zip off, too.
Inside you’ll get two convenient mesh pockets for your tools and a rod strap is located by the door to assist you in rigging your rods. It’s supplied with beefy T-pegs for keeping it stuck to the ground and comes with an oversized bag, too – a cause for celebration, we think you’ll agree. Not only that, a packed-down bivvy can fit into a fishing quiver or holdall for roaming and stalking.
Available in a 1-man version with dimensions of 2.7m x 2.3m x 1.44m (W x D x H) which weighs 9.6kg, or a 2-man version with dimensions of 3.5m x 2.55m x 1.6m (W x D x H) and weighing 11.1kg, the olive-green Chub Outkast bivvy is perfect for carp angling and will accommodate you very well to fish through the spring and summer seasons.