OBJECT OF DESIRE: Nash Titan TC Pro

OBJECT OF DESIRE: Nash Titan TC Pro

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If there is one bivvy design that has stood the test of time, it has to be Nash’s Titan.

This ‘king of bivvies’ has gradually evolved over its 25-year lifespan, yet has stayed true to the original principle of outright strength.

The Aqua Sense material used on the TC Pro is waterproof and breathable

The Aqua Sense material used on the TC Pro is waterproof and breathable

I bore witness to this a decade ago.

I was at Linear Fisheries during a horrific storm when a tree fell on to a Titan, and it was the bivvy’s design that probably saved the unsuspecting angler’s life.

Essentially, the frames of today’s Titans have changed very little in design – they haven’t needed to. Materials throughout, however, have been upgraded significantly.

The Titan has been an iconic sight on carp lakes for a quarter of a century

The Titan has been an iconic sight on carp lakes for a quarter of a century

Historically, one drawback of the Titan was its weight, but this has been reduced significantly without any loss of strength and rigidity.

The back of the frame has also changed to allow big bedchairs to be pushed right back, maximising internal room without affecting the Titan’s footprint.

With four models in the Titan range, my favourite is the TC Pro. It boasts the top-of-the-range Aqua Sense outer material, and has rear vents – an absolute godsend in the summer.

It can be upgraded with an additional inner mesh ‘pod’, creating a twin-skin shelter for year-round use. This is not essential to the Titan, but it’s a great additional extra if you’re that way inclined.

The glass-filled nylon block is super-strong and easy to set up.

The glass-filled nylon block is super-strong and easy to set up.

The bivvy is smaller than the TC Pro’s bigger brethren, but there is still ample room for what most of us carry.

One huge improvement on the Titan I owned a few years back is the supplied bag, which is among the best I’ve seen.

This may sound like an insignificant element, but if you’re not blessed with patience it can mean the difference between driving home with your sanity intact or in tatters.

The typical 'letterbox' opening is one of many ways to configure the Titan

The typical 'letterbox' opening is one of many ways to configure the Titan

It’s a while since a product, especially a bivvy, has impressed me quite as much as this new version of the all-conquering Titan has.

It’s a genuine upgrade to what has already been a brilliant shelter for many years.

Extending front ribs create a peak, offering extra coverage against rain

Extending front ribs create a peak, offering extra coverage against rain