The new Nash Titan Hide offers the ultimate in small-shelter rigidity, according to bivvy king Kevin Nash.
RRP: £274.99 (Overwrap £153.99, groundsheet £54.99, front infills from £54.99) | www.nashtackle.co.uk
When Nash reveals a new bivvy, the carp world takes note. The Titan Hide is the latest in a long line of head-turning shelters.
Packed away, the Titan Hide is impressively compact. It's 44ins long, which is the same as all the Nash Scope range, and weighs just 4.6kg.
However, despite being very light, the Titan Hide is designed to work with the elements, not against them.
The stepped-down front and the overall shape make high winds anchor the Hide to the ground, rather than try to get underneath and lift it up.
Kevin Nash equates it to Formula One downforce aerodynamics, and although we're not sure it's quite that advanced, it is a different way to look at bivvy design.
The whole system is also designed for use without the need for stormpoles, even in the harshest conditions, which cuts weight and quickens set-up time.
The flat sides really maximise internal space, meaning this is larger inside than the 'micro bivvies' that have become popular recently. A wide bedchair will happily fit in the Hide, and a standard one leaves plenty of 'living' room.
The Hide is 230cm wide at the rear, 180cm deep and 132cm tall.
When we went to see the Nash Titan Hide, the boys from Nash called it a 'naked' shelter, and it really is stripped back. A groundsheet and a front infill panel are all optional extras not included in the price.
The type of angler who almost always ditches those items anyway is probably exactly who will buy this impressive little unit.