New version of the highly successful 60″ Oval Brolly but now with the addition of 2 full length ribs that ensure that 4 ribs are in contact with the ground at all times.
JRC have also added a full length detachable pole so the brolly can be assembled quicker.There is also a few new extras available in the shape of a full on mozi cover and an overwrap also available from Keens
Highly waterproof material with hydrostatic head of 10000mm.
Bar stitched and Fully tape sealed for maximum strength and durability at all stress points and seams.
*Stainless swivel storm pole attachments included
*2 x 24″ storm poles included
*PVC groundsheet included
*H/duty pegs included
Ok, so that’s the gen up on the product but how did it perform in the real world? Well, I took my brolly down to my syndicate water Crayfish Pool, near Heathrow Airport for 4 nights of vigorous usage!
The first thing you notice with the brolly is that it is so incredibly quick to erect! Seconds and you have a totally waterproof canopy to start your session under. I was a little skeptical as to whether or not my huge Nash Wideboy bedchair would fit under it, but my concerns were flawed as it fitted under with ease!
What you have to remember though is that it is just a brolly with storm sides…..it’s not a bivvy and obviously won’t give you the same level of protection achievable with a much larger bivvy.
What you get for your money though is a very stable, waterproof and well constructed oval brolly, which if you like to travel light, as i do….will provide you with the perfect tool for moving swims quickly and keeping your kit dry on overnighters and short sessions.
It really is the most ideal bit of kit for the mobile approach as it packs down into a long narrow fabric bag which will fit into just about any rod holdall.
The ten screw in style ‘T’ pegs are a little on the weak side and the rubber heads tended to twist a bit on attempting to screw them into the hard soil of the Cray pool. I didn’t use the ground sheet as Ive never been a fan of them really.
Not because of the quality or any problems….I just prefer the quickness of not having one. Or having something else that gets damp to put into the car at the end of the session!
There are numerous pegging points around the back and sides of the brolly and these offered up a really good purchase to the ground with the pegs.
The two supplied storm poles are only designed for the sides, but there is a further two storm pole adapters at the front of the bivvy which will screw into any long bank stick or selected storm pole, which is not supplied.
Further more you can now purchase the extra mozi cover which drapes over the front of the brolly. This was a must purchase piece of kit for me due to the masses of anoying little biting insects that inhabit the numerous venues I regularly fish.
The mozi net attaches via a small Karabina to the top of the outside of the brolly. It then drapes over the front and side and pegs down all the way around.
There is a good quality, strong feeling zip down the front center of the net which allows good, quick and clear access to your rods.
If you plan to peg the mesh all around then you’ll need to get yourself about another 6 pegs which don’t come supplied. Albeit I felt that it didn’t really need them.
All in all it’s a cracking piece of kit which will save you a stack of time and effort on the bank side. It will keep you dry, warm and very mobile.
I don’t honestly know how I managed without one this long????
Great stuff from JRC….a really well thought out piece of kit which will certainly see a lot of bank side time with me. I’m smitten with it even after just 4 nights of fishing with it.
8/10 for this piece of kit….the only reason it didn’t get full marks is that I felt the pegs could have been a bit better.