Avid has taken the 'dead space' beneath the traditional bivvy table and made something with form and function.
RRP: £49.99 | www.avidcarp.com
If you look at a product and your initial reaction is 'blooming heck, why hasn't that been done before?' then generally you know it's got potential.
The Bivvy Organiser from Avid is one of those. Suspended beneath the traditional four-leg bivvy table is a zip-up pouch and, very neatly indeed, a holster for a gas canister.
Firstly, let's look at the main pouch. It's just such a simple idea done well. The pouch works perfectly with Avid's Tuned luggage range (accommodating one larger bag or two smaller ones), or it can be used for stowing whatever you wish.
If you fish without a groundsheet in your bivvy, the elevated storage space could come in very handy in muddy conditions.
The zip's decent, the material just the right colour, and it still all folds down underneath the collapsible legs when not in use.
The holder for the gas canister is a great little addition. In the coldest weather, some gas can become harder to burn and less economical, so raising your bottle off the cold ground in a fabric overcoat is a nifty idea.
This little pouch can also be unclipped from the main table and used on its own.
The table top is made from lightweight metal with a textured effect and there are also two handy carry straps on either side of the unit to help when shifting it around your bivvy.
Perhaps we would have asked for a hole or clip to keep the gas pipe securely in place on its route from the pouch to the table top, but that's a minor gripe.
At £50 it's not cheap, but it effectively does more than one job so we expect to see a lot of these on the bank.