The beauty of fishing, one of the most popular pastimes of all, is that you can take your time. Unless you’re under match conditions there is never a time limit, and as long as the fishery allows you to be there, it’s up to you how long you stay.
Every angler likes to make sure they have the best gear for the job at hand, and that means adding to your regular kit. For example, if you like night fishing – or even if you just require a bit of additional comfort – you might want to invest in a bedchair.
You may already have one and are looking to replace it with a better or newer model, or you might be looking for your first one, so we’ve taken a look at the best bedchairs you can buy right now, so you can choose the one that suits your requirements and budget.
Let’s have a look!
Our first bedchair is from one of the biggest names in fishing gear, TF Gear, and it’s a large one so if that’s for you, it might be the one! This one measures 210cmx120cm, so will accommodate tall people, and is made from very strong material with padded edges for extra comfort, and is also fully sprung. Four adjustable and strong legs mean you can make sure you are on the flat wherever you pitch it, and folds down into a nicely compact carry package with a weight of less than 13kg. It’s good, big and sturdy, and not badly priced either.
Key Features – TF Gear brand, large size, four sets of legs, adjustable, foldable, quite light
What you want in a bedchair is something that will be comfortable and large enough to accommodate your weight and frame, will be foldable to a smaller size, and will be light enough to carry from car to peg. This model from Theseus appears to fit most of those requirements. It’s large enough, at 198x74cm when erected, has padded edges for comfort and adjustable legs, and folds to a neat size – plus it weighs in at just 8kg, which is very useful. All in all, a decent bivvy bed at a good price.
Key Features – standard size, only 8kg, padded edges, compact when folded, good price
It would appear that the six-leg design is pretty much the standard for bivvy chairs, and this model – from Bison – is another example of such. Made from suitably strong material with padded edges, and with legs adjustable for the terrain, it measures 200x75cm, so is standard size too. This one folds down to an easy to carry size and is finished in a dark green colour – again, pretty much the standard – and weighs just 8.6kg, so is again very light. At the price, this is a decent quality bedchair that is well worth checking out further.
Key Features – standard size, 8.6kg, padded, six adjustable legs, price
Just to be extra clear, this is not a chair, but a bedcover for a chair. Why would you need one? Fort chilly nights this well-made and quality cover could be a welcome boost, and it also comes with a built in mosquito net for keeping the insects at bay. It has a soft feel and fleece lining, measures 210cm x 145cm so will fit most standard or larger bedchairs, and at a shade less than £20 could well be worth adding to your shopping cart!
Key Features – bed cover, fleece lined, mosquito net, fits most sizes
One of the selling points for this bedchair is that it comes complete with a neoprene pillow. That’s a neat addition, but what about the chair itself? It measures 207x83cm, so is a little larger than standard, has fully adjustable legs with full mud feet, is padded where it matters and of course, comes with a pillow for added comfort. When folded it is an easy to carry size, and it weighs just 9kg so is not at all heavy. It’s a decent product at a reasonable price, so worthy of inclusion here.
Key Features – pillow, 207x83cm, adjustable legs, mud feet, strong material
To go with the bed cover we reviewed earlier is this Koala Products bedchair, and it’s a neat model that is pretty much what you would expect from a standard version. It has six fully adjustable legs, it is made from coated material that is comfortable and strong, and it is padded and foam filled for comfort. You get a neoprene pillow with this one too. It measures 210x80cm, so is slightly oversized, and folds down to neat carrying bundle, and weight is very impressive at around 5.5kg. It’s a contender for the best value here, without a doubt.
Key Features – pillow, padding and filling, 210cmx80cm, fully adjustable, only 5.5kg
This is another from the TF Gear range, and represents the quality you expect from one of the angling world’s best-known brands. It’s slightly bigger than standard at 206x82cm, and comes with additional padding for lumbar support and an advanced tension system. This one has six fully adjustable and foldable legs, is made from very strong and durable material, and folds into a neat package that weighs less than 8kg. It’s decent model from a top brand, but a bit more expensive than some comparable models.
Key Features – TF Gear, advanced tension, extra comfort, 206x82cm, 8kg weight
That’s our selection of the best bedchairs, so which is for you? Let’s see!
It’s not easy to choose one from all of these for you, as to do that we’d need to know your height and weight! If you need a very big bedchair, the choice is the first one from TF Gear which is a great size and a very nice model. If a standard size chair will do, and you’re looking for value for money, our choice would be No.6 from Koala, as it does the job very well, is extremely light for carrying around, and is a decent price.