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   Old Thread  #175 4 Mar 2021 at 11.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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just got good price on this brolly before I buy now that they been out awhile is there anybody not happy with thereís that would advise not to buy one I know there was a couple that had a problem so apart from those
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   Old Thread  #174 24 Feb 2021 at 5.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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okay thanks very much. Think i need to see one in the flesh before committing as i do really like the look of it. Thanks again.
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   Old Thread  #173 24 Feb 2021 at 5.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes sitting on my bed its fine about 2 " space above my nut ......... im 5ft .8"

I dont ever roll it up I letterbox if rain is driving in otherwise its normally off cant sleep sleep with a door due to claustrophobia same as cant ever have a bag zipped up
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   Old Thread  #172 24 Feb 2021 at 5.03pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Can you see out with the front in and the door rolled up
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   Old Thread  #171 24 Feb 2021 at 4.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yes it IS very low I think some websites have it wrong its only 1200mm

but I can sit on my compact bed with a bedchair buddy and no problems as I bought it for barbel fishing I rarely sit in it I take a small cheapo brolly and chair or bucket seat and sit on my rods just reeling in during the day and sleeping in it and in a 10 hour storm with proper 2 hours of torrential rain and gale force wind it was totally rock solid and dry

I bloody love it
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   Old Thread  #170 24 Feb 2021 at 4.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yeah that's what I was thinking - I'm 6ft so the height (or lack of) is putting me off.
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   Old Thread  #169 24 Feb 2021 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Considering itís a little lower than a v2 brolly youíd certainly struggle if your slightly taller. Only thing that put me off these tbh
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   Old Thread  #168 24 Feb 2021 at 4.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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sorry to hijack this thread - photos look great and am possibly looking at getting one - primarily to use a day shelter. My only concern would be that there is not enough height to sit on a chair without literally touching the roof. What do you think? Thanks.
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   Old Thread  #167 24 Feb 2021 at 2.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well it looks a good set up thanks for help
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   Old Thread  #166 24 Feb 2021 at 1.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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mine is the compact bed you dont like lol (Compact Ė 200cm x 78cm (w))

but I love !!!

and bought my brolly from TFT pre order cheap price gone up now though
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   Old Thread  #165 24 Feb 2021 at 11.32am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thank you for photos I see it has a lot of cover with bed at back is it a standard size bed or compact I have a v2 and was looking at sonik shelter but thought didnít want to buy something that looks like what I have already got so was looking at wychwood I was buying it to fish rivers day or night and carp fishing the same I thought it might be a bit big to use v2 for rivers for day and day carp fishing havenít heard anymore about leaking where would be the cheapest place to get one thanks
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   Old Thread  #164 24 Feb 2021 at 10.52am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #163 23 Feb 2021 at 10.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It's a lot lower than the v2
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   Old Thread  #162 23 Feb 2021 at 9.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks very much for your help
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   Old Thread  #161 23 Feb 2021 at 9.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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To add to the pm I sent you, if itís just something to sleep under you want then the wychwood is perfect, itís very cosy.

The Sonik is far bigger.
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   Old Thread  #160 23 Feb 2021 at 7.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Does this brolly look a lot smaller than the v2 and is it noticeable being a 55 that itís easy to put up and fit in swims than a 60 brolly I have a v2 thinking of getting wychwood for days summer quick overnights no front or ground sheet
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   Old Thread  #159 3 Feb 2021 at 9.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I had used mine twice pre lockdown and on both occasions it rained heavy, one overnight session for 12 hours straight and another overnight session for a couple of hours, never had an issue with any leaks.
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   Old Thread  #158 2 Feb 2021 at 6.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yeah its those one or two bad experiences that really make you think. I've got quite a bit of Wychwood gear and really rate their stuff but I'm hesitant about this brolly based on Secret Agent's experience...
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   Old Thread  #157 2 Feb 2021 at 6.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They've delayed the release of it - I've been in touch with ESP. They've got no confirmed date but are hoping for later in 2021.
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   Old Thread  #156 2 Feb 2021 at 6.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have one
and have only managed one 48 hour session in it and on the second night a big storm all night it rained and for 2 of those hours it was proper torrential ! perfect no drips rock solid love it

however Secret Agent had a faulty one that was replaced with a 2nd faulty one could be a fluke ?
as mine is superb sadly it wont get used for a long while due to the dreaded big C
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   Old Thread  #155 2 Feb 2021 at 6.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Neil is a top bloke
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   Old Thread  #154 2 Feb 2021 at 6.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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New lo pro due this year I believe.
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   Old Thread  #153 2 Feb 2021 at 4.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The wychwood hd 50 or 60 mk1 was imho apart from the original Aqua was the best brolly ever made why change they had very good material on them if they just put in vents and space saver frame the jrc brolly looks good so does the sonik the new wychwood looks good hope the leaking is a one off
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   Old Thread  #152 2 Feb 2021 at 3.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone else had bad experience with their Wychwood Tactical Brolly? I need a new one and had narrowed it down to ESP lo pro (discontinued); this one; or the Sonik AXS brolly.
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   Old Thread  #151 12 Jan 2021 at 7.47am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Oh no I've just had one of these arrive for short sessions.... going to put it up at the weekend and get the hosepipe out!
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   Old Thread  #150 11 Jan 2021 at 11.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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wow going to go and check the inside of mine in the morning thats not good at all !
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   Old Thread  #149 11 Jan 2021 at 11.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I remember those pics... After that hike round to Ladders!
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   Old Thread  #148 11 Jan 2021 at 10.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think Iíll deffo give those a wide birth! Thanks for the feedback hope your next shelters better!
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   Old Thread  #147 11 Jan 2021 at 9.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
So..

My first one leaked, first night under it was a nightmare, leaked from everywhere:

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The ebay seller sent me a replacement immediately and couldnt have been more helpful. Strangely it didnt rain properly for a good few weeks so I couldnt test it out. Then it rained and I got wet. Again.

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This time the seller refunded me in full no questions asked, Neil at Ludlow Tackle was most helpful on both occasions and is a top man.

As I have no other shelters I had no choice but to carry on using one so chucked a can of Fabsil at it which improved it slightly but the next time I used it this happened.

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I see other people are having no issues with theirs but all in all I'm not overly impressed which is a shame as apart from the getting wet bit it's everything I want in a shelter

I have since replaced it with a Sonik AXS shelter but havent been able to use it yet.
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   Old Thread  #146 11 Jan 2021 at 12.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I used mine on a 48 hour session the second night a storm it rained ALL NIGHT and for 2 hours between 02.00 and 04.00 it was proper torrential I used the groundsheet so if ANY water had come in
it would be easily seen it was 100% perfect and rock solid in the winds

I could not be more pleased with the way it performed in challenging conditions
the only negative point ((for me ))would be its a little lower than the 50" MHR on its highest setting it replaced

Barry (Secret Agent ) must have his replacement by now but hasn't posted how he has got on with it ???
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   Old Thread  #145 11 Jan 2021 at 12.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Glad I read this as was about to buy one! I do t see how the zip cover at the back is waterproof as doesnít Velcro down? Bit of wind and rain it will surely flap about and come through the zip? I think Iíll wait for you lot to field test and get a mark 2 lol
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   Old Thread  #144 9 Jan 2021 at 8.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi all anybody know where the front panels are in stock??

Cheers
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   Old Thread  #143 20 Nov 2020 at 3.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No problem Mark drop me a PM with address, when my replacement turns up i'll post the other one.
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   Old Thread  #142 20 Nov 2020 at 1.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Please mate that would be great,
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   Old Thread  #141 20 Nov 2020 at 1.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Please mate that would be great
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   Old Thread  #140 20 Nov 2020 at 12.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
When my replacement turns up anyone's welcome to mine if they want it.
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   Old Thread  #139 19 Nov 2020 at 11.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Mine should be available this weekend hopefully.
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   Old Thread  #138 19 Nov 2020 at 8.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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you do realise the complete front is only £29 ? and I thought Joe said he would have one for you soon ??
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   Old Thread  #137 18 Nov 2020 at 6.20am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Il take your old front if it's still available mate..
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   Old Thread  #136 17 Nov 2020 at 11.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks matey Im pretty sure my clear door wont be any good
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   Old Thread  #135 17 Nov 2020 at 10.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No problem as soon as I get it I will let you know Gerry. I'll also post some photos of the brolly with it in place.
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   Old Thread  #134 17 Nov 2020 at 1.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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can you post up when you get it Joe please ?

then I can chase the shop I bought mine from I also bought the clear door that I think will need to be changed too ?
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Cheers mate that would be great.
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   Old Thread  #132 15 Nov 2020 at 8.01pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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can any one tell me please Does the brolly feel heavy to carry in a quiver at 6k and where is cheapest place to get one
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   Old Thread  #131 15 Nov 2020 at 8.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Possibly, wychwood contacted me and said I will have a replacement this week.
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   Old Thread  #130 15 Nov 2020 at 7.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Possibly, wychwood contacted me and said I will have a replacement this week.
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   Old Thread  #129 15 Nov 2020 at 4.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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probably be dependant on who you purchased it from mine is coming from total fishing tackle
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   Old Thread  #128 15 Nov 2020 at 4.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I believe the new fronts are being sent out shortly. Hopefully most people will have them before the end of the week.
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   Old Thread  #127 15 Nov 2020 at 0.00am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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what do you know that I dont Joe ? lol
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   Old Thread  #126 14 Nov 2020 at 4.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I'll take one of the faulty fronts off someone as well if anyone wants rid
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   Old Thread  #125 14 Nov 2020 at 2.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I might have one for you at the end of this week.
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   Old Thread  #124 14 Nov 2020 at 10.22am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ah no worries cheers
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doubt it as they wont have the replacement one yet probably be after Christmas when the new ones come mate
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   Old Thread  #122 13 Nov 2020 at 11.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone got one of the solid fronts that didn't do the letter box they don't want.?
Have an idea on converting mine....magnets...
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   Old Thread  #121 13 Nov 2020 at 4.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Jim
My Large size Fixnzip arrived today and just fitted it and now Im able to letterbox the door

works a charm so pleased thank you mate perfect until the new fronts arrive from China
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   Old Thread  #120 25 Oct 2020 at 9.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thats a bit worrying !!

but I was in 2 solid hours of proper torrential rain when I used mine last week it rained normally all night ( and the Barbel went nuts during it ) and as I had the groundsheet in if there had been any trace of leaks it would have shown up and nothing it was perfection
so hopefully its a one off keep us updated with the replacement m8
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   Old Thread  #119 25 Oct 2020 at 8.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Anyone else out in the rain under theirs last night?

I was and it leaked like a sieve I got set up just before dark then it started lightly raining, within half hour I noticed wet patches on my bed cover, the rain got harder and the dripping got worse as I watched the wet patches merge into one massive patch leaving my bed cover a soggy mess, thankfully it didn't go through. It persisted down for a couple of hours and everything under the brolly was getting wet, I had to try and push it all under the bed.

Water was dripping from all the velcro sections that hold the material to the ribs, from every one of those plastic toggles that hold the mesh bags and from the 5 black hooks.

I contacted the ebay seller, the always helpful Neil from Ludlow Tackle, and he is posting another on Monday.

Hopefully the new one will be good and this is a one off problem from Wychwood. Shame because until it rained I really liked it.
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   Old Thread  #118 22 Oct 2020 at 5.04pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Didnít realise theyíd been that delayed Gerry. That makes it more understandable I suppose and fair play to them if all goes to plan with the replacements.

Iíve got a lot of time for Wychwood gear and how theyíve remained fairly quiet on the ďsceneĒ despite being around for so long I donít really know. Theyíre media presence and website leave a lot to be desired which could be part of the reason.
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   Old Thread  #117 22 Oct 2020 at 10.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Could you get away with using the front peak bars for the brolly gerry?
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Looks like they nailed it with this. If Gerry is happy itís gotta be good. :-)

And seems they dealt with the door issue as well as they could.

To be fair to wychwood they are one of those slightly under the radar brands that rarely gets it too wrong on design, price or quality. IMHO.
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   Old Thread  #115 22 Oct 2020 at 6.23am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Fair play to them. Iím sure people that ordered a front would rather have a front with that is functional but without letterbox door option than no front at all. Especially now the weather is turning.
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   Old Thread  #114 21 Oct 2020 at 11.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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think you have to be a bit fair Tom
as it was way later than planned due to covid in Feb they said in the early spring but then Covid happened the dates changed to July that came they said August that came (China were late) then it finally arrived in Sept and think they rushed them out as people like me that had pre paid were screaming at them
but the important thing is they withdrew the fronts as soon as they realised and said keep the few fronts that made it out and when the new ones arrive they will send them out cant do anymore than that
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   Old Thread  #113 21 Oct 2020 at 11.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looks good that Gerry.

Surely the fronts should never have made it out if they had been made wrong?! QC canít be great if something like that slipped through the net (pun).
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   Old Thread  #112 21 Oct 2020 at 6.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Itís a 2 part zipper body that screws together, you can adjust the tension. I got the large size and worked fine. Think it came from overseas as took a while to turn up. Iím sure it was the factories fault but frustrating nonetheless, however this did the trick.

Worth having one or two should a zip go on something.

Ps, so I basically added this as a third zipper which allows the door to be opened letter box.
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not sure how that thing you posted works ? anymore pictures

And apparently its not Wychwoods fault the chinese factory cocked up and whywood have said anyone thats purchased the front can keep it and as soon as the new fronts are ready about a months time they will send you the new one out they have been withdrawn from sale as soon as it was realised they had been made wrong
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   Old Thread  #110 21 Oct 2020 at 2.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!


I got myself one of the brollies. Pretty annoying not able to use it as a letter box door. I had ordered one of these zip repair kits to try something on my tempest. Fitted it to the Wychwood brolly an now have a letter box door.

Works very well, not as good if it had been factory fitted but happy with the result.
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   Old Thread  #109 20 Oct 2020 at 10.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #107 20 Oct 2020 at 10.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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its a 55" mate
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   Old Thread  #106 20 Oct 2020 at 9.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looks quality really appreciate the pictures.
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   Old Thread  #105 20 Oct 2020 at 9.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Would you say Oldgeezer it's a 60 inch or 55
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   Old Thread  #104 20 Oct 2020 at 9.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Totally agree with your review, used mine for the first time few weekends ago and can't fault it. Plenty of room, not too low and keep me nice and dry.

Haven't tried the fronts yet but they look good too.
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   Old Thread  #103 20 Oct 2020 at 8.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just did a 48 hour on the sloping bank of the River Trent had 2 hours of torrential rain so good test it passed with flying colours
sooo much more room than the 50" compact it replaced the flatter back means the bed can go right back
it does not look it but its on a bit of a sloping bank hence the front compact bedchair legs extended the groundsheet has a really clever toggle system so much better than the velcro AND the lovely wide doorway on the zip on front is perfect


LOVING THIS WIDE DOORWAY JUST PERFECT

FOR BARRY AND FOR ANYONE ELSE THAT WANTS TO KNOW THE IS THE FRONT DOORWAY SUPPRT BAR CORNER FIXING SIMPLY CLIPS OVER THE FRONT RIBS

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   Old Thread  #102 19 Oct 2020 at 7.57am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Its a doorway support bar
If you sit on your bed the door way has 3 ribs the bar hooks over the left and right doorway ribs the centre doorway has a clip that clips over the centre of the doorway support bar if you still don't get iter me know and will take some pictures and post when I get home mate
But I'm loving this shelter
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   Old Thread  #101 18 Oct 2020 at 8.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It sits just shorter than my rods in the quiver
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   Old Thread  #100 18 Oct 2020 at 8.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Loved it. I had it on its lowest pegging points and could comfortably sit on my bed, probably could have got my bed buddy chair in there as well, would have easily fitted on the higher pegging points.

And ill be ****ed if I can work out where that bloody bar goes
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   Old Thread  #99 18 Oct 2020 at 7.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Howís the pack down length guys? Very temped with one after how well my HD and MHR have lasted
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   Old Thread  #98 17 Oct 2020 at 11.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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on the 2 ribs at the front supports the little peak bit and it can only go round one way though bit hard to get on the first time
it took me a while to figure out lol
lots of coverage isnt there ? I was initially worried about it being low but tried it in the garden and it seems fine roll on Tomorrow night my first session a 48 hour up on the Mighty River Trent
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   Old Thread  #97 17 Oct 2020 at 7.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Im sat under mine for the first night tonight, loving it, its exactly what I've been looking good for since my groundhog gave up.

Where does that support bar go?
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I will let you know about Weds as I will be doing a 48 in mine
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   Old Thread  #95 17 Oct 2020 at 8.18am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Any feedback on these, as they have been available for a few weeks now?
Any teething faults etc?
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   Old Thread  #94 25 Sept 2020 at 11.17am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cannot Fault them Gerry, I own quite a few Wychwood items now and have to say apart from this little hiccup have always been happy with their quality and price point for their products.
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   Old Thread  #93 25 Sept 2020 at 10.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is outstanding customer service on Wychwoods part as apparently its the suppliers fault for fitting incorrect zips and as you say as soon as new fronts are made they will be sent out

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   Old Thread  #92 25 Sept 2020 at 9.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did it yesterday afternoon, they emailed back within the hour saying they have some on order and will be delivered by air freight approximately a month (we will see) but in the meantime I have an infill panel so they said although not ideal to keep it and they will send a new one as soon as they arrive, cannot fault their speedy reply better than I have ever had with many other fishing brands.
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   Old Thread  #91 24 Sept 2020 at 6.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Also being new to this brolly thing, what are the clips lining the roof for?
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   Old Thread  #90 24 Sept 2020 at 5.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Where does the support bar fit?
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   Old Thread  #89 24 Sept 2020 at 4.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Contacted Wychwood direct through email....suggest you do the same. Assured me they will replace asap....might take a while but it is what it is at least they are been honest in the mistake. It's when company's shy away from faults it pisses me off
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   Old Thread  #88 24 Sept 2020 at 12.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That could be months away before you get a replacement,not good
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   Old Thread  #87 24 Sept 2020 at 12.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Did you contact Wychwood direct or where you purchased it from, long story short I ordered all mine from Fishing tackle and bait yesterday TBF to them I received a phonecall from them within minutes to say they had the Brolly and grounsheet in stock but no infill panel or doors they said they had oversold those items and didn't have stock so did I still want the brolly and groundsheet and they would refund me the outstanding which I agreed and they have, I think they have already clocked this issue possibly someone local had bought one and returned it probably.

So anyway straight on ebay found an infill and clear door at Ludlow tackle ordered it and it's just turned up, aside from the Wychwood label cable tied to the infill panel saying letterbox style door it isn't.
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   Old Thread  #86 24 Sept 2020 at 11.05am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Wychwood have replied back to me and confirmed a number of the brolly fronts had gone out with the flaw in the design....lack of letter box ability. To their credit they will be sending out the correct one out to me as soon as they arrive....and I can keep the faulty one. Can't be fairer than that....
Sounds like a batch has gone out to various stores so might be worthwhile if your purchasing the brolly and extras to ask the store to check the front for this.
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   Old Thread  #85 23 Sept 2020 at 11.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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post 74 is worth reading re letterbox ?
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   Old Thread  #84 23 Sept 2020 at 11.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That's shocking mate. I ordered mine with groundsheet, infill front and mozzie panel, should arrive tomorrow

I will be bitterly disappointed if the infill can't be used letterbox style and a complaint will be going to wychwood and trading standards for false advertising.
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   Old Thread  #83 23 Sept 2020 at 8.18pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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TNT M8
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   Old Thread  #82 23 Sept 2020 at 7.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not good Gerry
Who was the courier 😡
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   Old Thread  #81 23 Sept 2020 at 7.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Don't get that oldgeezer TT have them for sale on there website now
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   Old Thread  #80 23 Sept 2020 at 6.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
UPDATE UPDATE

Neighbour just knocked on the door with a soaking wet soggy box that they threw over his 6ft gate he has no idea if it was today or yesterday its just the brolly ..........no front no groundsheet and no clear door that I paid for tossers
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   Old Thread  #79 23 Sept 2020 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Bit off a piss off that is mate,second reason I won't be getting one,even says it on there own website as well as sellers that it's letter box,let us know what they say if you get a reply
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   Old Thread  #78 23 Sept 2020 at 4.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The infill front has a solid door and cannot be used letter box as advertised it can be set up as.....I've emailed wychwood to explain why this is so......nothing back yet. Bought the brolly / front on the basis of what was advertised so not especially over the moon with it
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   Old Thread  #77 23 Sept 2020 at 3.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is it as low as been discussed on here
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   Old Thread  #76 23 Sept 2020 at 3.57pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It does state that its letter box,I'm not saying that's right or wrong just saying what's in print
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   Old Thread  #75 23 Sept 2020 at 2.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I questioned Wychwood on this months ago
I got a reply stating that the solid panel was a solid panel
However there are plans to release a multi panel in the
future
I got fed up with waiting in the end and went elsewhere
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   Old Thread  #74 23 Sept 2020 at 1.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not saying your wrong but I have the wychwood tactical bivvy and it has four way zips to remove the mozzy panel door to put the clear infill in which I have done this goes letterbox style so it should be the same principle with the brolly for changing the door panel.
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   Old Thread  #73 23 Sept 2020 at 1.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just received mine....brolly looks good....the rib support bar is awkward to fit though.
But....also received the front brolly infill and disappointed....it states it's letter box style but it's not.....just zip up or down completely. Hate that hi
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I'll find out then wont I, paypal anyway so any dispute will go to the resolution centre.
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   Old Thread  #71 23 Sept 2020 at 9.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Heard their customer service is *****
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HERE
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who from ???
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Just ordered mine all in stock, Brolly, zip in front panel, clear door and groundsheet, I didn't go for the mozzy front as the zip in panel has mozzy screen already.
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who did you buy it from m8 ?
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   Old Thread  #66 22 Sept 2020 at 10.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I got mine today put up in the garden and perfect for my needs
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This is turning into a bit of a circus,I did notice they took all the extras off there website a while ago,no good to me if I can't have the optional zip in front
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I am a bit Miffed to be honest I

pre ordered AND prepaid for the Brolly + front+groundsheet+ clear door

it seems TFT however only have my brolly !! dont think they could organise a pissup in a brewery
still not got it yet
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Does anyone have one yet. Be interested to see if the pack down length of 1750 was correct
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I might be interested once Gerry is back with his review.
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If anyone is considering ordering one. I've can get two for 139.50 each. Or 3 for 134.85 each.

If anyone is interested give me a shout.
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Total fishing tackle ( looks like the only people to discount it ) have them in store NOW

read post 47
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Update Wychwood just announced In Stock in the warehouse and will be making there to retailers who have them on back order.
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   Old Thread  #58 17 Sept 2020 at 0.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Well done on the barbel Gerry.

I also fish the Trent, almost exclusively these days as I live around an hour away from the Newark area.

Maybe I fish it different to you, I often set up my rods at the top of the bank right next to my bivvy. This means the rods are higher so more line out of the water & theyíre right next to me at all times.

As for losing a rod to a big barbel, I honestly donít know how this happens if the pod is set up right & pegged down?!
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Total fishing tackle ( looks like the only people to discount it ) now have removed the pre order msg so must have them in stock now big smile mine must be shipped to me soon then
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Tim I am buying this because I now fish 90% of the time down the river I went Barbel fishing a week ago I fished from around 1630 until 03.00 catching 15 Barbel and a chub losing 4 barbel and 4 times I had a double hook up

I was totally exhausted despite the fish still feeding I just had to reel the rods in and sleep
I normally sit on my rods on a chair............... and with a small brolly if it rains recasting every 20 to 40 mins

hopefully the Wychwood Tactical brolly will give me shelter I need for a good nights sleep and stand up to the very fierce winds you get up on the Mighty Trent
I find the river fishing so very different to carp fishing where you can spend hours in the bivvy try that and you could lose a rod from a passing boat or a big barbel
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   Old Thread  #55 15 Sept 2020 at 7.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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That is very true Gerry but thatís also the reason I sold it as my head was touching the roof whilst sat on my bedchair.

The photos on the review make it look like the inner spokes that connect to the central boss would also be in the way.

I havenít owned a conpact bed, no.
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   Old Thread  #54 15 Sept 2020 at 7.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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sounds like you have never owned a compact bed

otherwise you would know they are a lot lower with much shorter legs but as you know no one has got the brolly yet but the specs say the HEIGHT is 1200mm or 1.2m or 47.24409 inches I will let you know when it comes and even take some pictures

thats only slightly less than your 1250mm V2 Brolly you sold
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   Old Thread  #53 15 Sept 2020 at 7.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A compact bed is no lower though, whatís your point?

Are you a midget?
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   Old Thread  #52 15 Sept 2020 at 7.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Really fancy one of these for tighter swims where my tempest is too big.
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   Old Thread  #51 15 Sept 2020 at 6.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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no I will be sitting on my bedchair buddy same as all my other shelters I have a compact bed


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   Old Thread  #50 15 Sept 2020 at 6.35pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I donít get this brolly. If the weatherís crap, surely youíre going to have to be laid on your bed?!
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yep when it comes I will be off down the river for a few nights

and will give a update good and bad points
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Oldgeezer can you give us some feedback on this as and when,I'm up for one of these but the height is putting me off
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   Old Thread  #47 15 Sept 2020 at 2.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Morning Gerry

Yes! Finally itís with great pleasure I can say the brollies are in and on their way to retailers as we speak.

Kind regards,
Dan Nicholson

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   Old Thread  #46 14 Sept 2020 at 10.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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15th now for uk entry......date keeps slipping.

ANY UPDATE ?
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   Old Thread  #45 12 Sept 2020 at 6.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A cat flap looks tall to you
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HEIGHT mm Ė 1200mm
or 1.2m
or 47.24409 inches
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   Old Thread  #43 12 Sept 2020 at 5.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Looks fine to me.
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I messaged wychwood direct for dimensions
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If he is sat on the floor then that looks bloody low
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It don't look particularly low to me
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   Old Thread  #39 12 Sept 2020 at 12.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The first pic in this review makes it look really low

total carp review
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Where did you see that measurement ?. As itís not on any of the adverts I have seen ?..
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Thought they had already been on the market sold out and now waiting for another shipment
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Looking forward to seeing one, was a bit disappointed with the pack down length if Iím honest at 1750mm which is 68 inches
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   Old Thread  #35 11 Sept 2020 at 7.58pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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how would anyone know ? as they are not here yet
But I have sold my 50" mhr and pre ordered one so when it eventually arrives I will let you know mate I know its a bit low but its a 55" and will give me a bit more cover its a different design being 7 rib and apparently the bed can go right back as its flatter
I will use it down the river
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Are they any good though
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   Old Thread  #33 11 Sept 2020 at 10.31am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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15th now for uk entry......date keeps slipping.
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   Old Thread  #32 9 Sept 2020 at 11.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Must be coming in on the same boat as a load of stuff for my work. I wouldn't hold your breath about it landing then, ships are backed up at the ports currently and keep getting delayed.
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Just managed to speak to someone at Wychwood

and they told me they have a confirmed delivery shipment for the 11th September so should be in the dealers within 14 days
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   Old Thread  #30 15 May 2020 at 7.39am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Cheers Mark

Will have to wait then
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   Old Thread  #29 14 May 2020 at 9.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have just spoken to my local tackle shop and 9 august now....
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   Old Thread  #28 14 May 2020 at 9.33am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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They told me mid summer when I messaged them end of last month so end of June or July ???
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Im guessing like tons of products they are being held up in china due to this virus

maybe worth contacting Wychwood to see if any of there dealers has any
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   Old Thread  #26 14 May 2020 at 7.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Has anyone heard when the release date is?
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I think I will give up
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   Old Thread  #24 12 Apr 2020 at 5.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks buddy but I need the rib length not the coverage area. Cheers
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   Old Thread  #23 12 Apr 2020 at 4.36pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The new one seems to only be 5m hh
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Think I said on another thread, I saw this at the big one in stonleigh. I thought it was very well put together tbh and looked alright. Iím not a massive fan of the combo materials but itís not too weird to look at tbh. The one I saw set up was set very low so not much room between bedchair and centre boss. It put me off somewhat but I think not set ultra low it wouldnít be any more of an issue it is in other brollies.
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   Old Thread  #21 12 Apr 2020 at 3.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I am looking for a new brolly system as my old Big Z has given up the ghost 😥😥 this one was on my list along with the saber capsule or the new solar undercover 🤔
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yes Im a bit gutted to be honest I have a virtually brand new Wychwood compact 50"

and then they bring out this wychwood tactical brolly thats 55" I would of much rather had that
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   Old Thread  #19 12 Apr 2020 at 1.16pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No reason OG just think it looks compact
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not sure why you have a laughing smiley ??

the normal Wychwood brolly dimensions are different

Height 1290mm = 50.7874016 inches
Width 2500mm = 98.4252 inches
Depth 1690mm = 66.5354331 inches


so by those measurements it seems to me the standard mk 2 brolly is 60" and the Tactical would be 55"
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   Old Thread  #17 12 Apr 2020 at 12.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Very compact 🤣
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its

HEIGHT mm Ė 1200mm = 47.2440945 inches
WIDTH mm Ė 2400mm = 94.488189 inches
DEPTH mm Ė 1400mm = 55.11811 inches
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   Old Thread  #15 12 Apr 2020 at 5.07am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Is it 55Ē side and 50Ē front and back does anyone know? Or does anyone know of a brolly with these dimensions?
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NOT 100% sure if its right
but I did read somewhere it was 55"
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Does anyone know what sized frame the tactical brolly is built on, is it 55inch? Trying to work out the pack down length as it doesn't seem to be listed on line
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brilliant, thanks for the info.
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Bivvy
HEIGHT mm Ė 1400mm
WIDTH mm Ė 2400mm
DEPTH mm Ė 1800mm
WEIGHT kg Ė Shelter 5kg (including groundsheet and pegs 10kg)

Brolly
HEIGHT mm Ė 1200mm
WIDTH mm Ė 2400mm
DEPTH mm Ė 1400mm
WEIGHT kg Ė Brolly 6kg
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in that case, seems pretty decent. Hopefully they will have both the brolly and Bivvy at the Big One Farnborough
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   Old Thread  #9 25 Feb 2020 at 2.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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1400mm they told me the height was
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Quite like the look of them, each to their own I guess.

The other weird thing is they don't mention the depth of the Bivvy only the height and width.

Either the fella in the video is the size of Tyson Fury or it's door height will e that of the Titan Hide which would be a real shame for people over 5ft7
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No worries mate, I agree does look a bit odd lol but then again I've seen loads of customised brollies and bivvies where people have a mix so I guess there is a market for it. Really like the wide doors though, perfect for getting my fat bum through lol
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Cheers mate

Edit: Not sure about the green/camo combo but the brolly looks decent. Not quite as light as I'd have liked but at least its another addition to the lightweight options.
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Total carp and carpology have both done one now, have to say it looks decent as does the bivvy
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What video buddy??
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oh really, ok thanks for the reply.
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wychwood wernt at the show mate
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I see Wychwood are launching a Tactical Brolly and Bivvy.

I don't suppose anyone saw the brolly at the Northern Angling show? Looks Awesome but not sure about the height. I've seen the video for it but it looks a bit lower then what they have said the height is, I could be wrong.

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