Best 2 Man Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

Fishing Bivvy Reviews

Come and discover the best 2 man pop up fishing bivvy as we talk about features, build quality, setup times and reliability. Let’s go!

The bivvy is one the most essential pieces of fishing gear that you will need to survive on the bank.

They are designed for no other purpose than to keep you safe and comfortable whilst fishing at night.

All bivvies are not created equal, and finding the best 2 man bivvy for fishing is not easy.

Our comprehensive reviews below are designed to take you through all the important details of choosing the right 2 man pop up bivvy for fishing.


Trakker SLX V3 2 Man Bivvy

A popular pram hood style pop up bivvy now in it’s third generation, our first pop up fishing bivvy on our list is the Trakker SLX V3.

Trakker SLX V3 pop up Bivvy 1

The twin-skin inner capsule is fully enclosed, increasing air flow throughout which reduces any condensation that can build up inside. 

This is further boosted by the inclusion of a rear zippered vent that can be opened or closed as you wish.

As for the bivvy structure, the frame is fashioned in such a way that even in adverse weather, it just does not budge.

Trakker SLX V3 2 Man pop up Bivvy

This is why Trakker are known for making some of the most stable shelters around.

In better weather, you can open up the front in a letterbox style format or use the tiebacks to secure the door and side panels. 

A peak at the front allows you to admire full panoramic views of the lake , whilst shielding you from the sun. I found this to be useful in bright light which can impact your eyesight, especially as you watch the water for showing fish.

Trakker pop up Bivvy

Included in the bundle is a heavy-duty groundsheet, tension strap for maintaining shape, carry bag and strong t-pegs.

Overall, a tidy and stable pop up fishing bivvy that you can rely on.

  • Twin-skin Inner Capsule
  • 10,000mm HH Rating
  • Front Bivvy PeakHeavy Duty Groundsheet
  • Supplied with T-Pegs & Carry BagDual-zipped Doors
  • Dual Rod Straps
  • Frame Supports
  • Weight: 10.4kg
  • Height: 1.45m
  • Width: 3m
  • Depth: 2.6m
  • Transport Size: 110cm x 32cm

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Nash Titan Hide XL

Increased head space, and floor area, makes this pop up bivvy a must for anglers that are seeking a spacious shelter.

Nash Titan Hide XL

Released in 2019, the Titan Hide XL offers increased head and floor space, with room for a large bedchair or more tackle.

Nash have opted to install an internal meshed roof, which is secured using elastic and toggles, which prevents condensation ‘drip’ from the roof – one of the likeliest places this can happen.

This can be left in place.

Nash Titan Hide pop up bivvy

With much more floor space than the original Titan Hide, this accommodates larger Nash bedchairs such as the Emperor or wide models of the Indulgence range.

I found that there was still additional space for my luggage, either placed under the bed or to the front offside.

What about the technical details?

Well, Nash have chosen to use a 5000mm HH, rather than 10000mm, which does keep the weight down.

However, the magic is in the centre block, which features a five-leg system and strong centre block.

Nash Titan Hide Rear of Bivvy

This gives the Titan increased space and a super-fast setup compared with other bivvies’ of this shape and size.

Extra features you may want to hear about include a removeable internal damp skin (mentioned above), rear mesh vents, twin Velcro rod straps, t-pegs and carry bag.

A great pop up bivvy if you want to get fishing quickly, but with enough space for larger bedchairs and extra luggage.

  • Inner Plastic Loops (2022 model)
  • 5,000mm HH Rating
  • Nylon Taoe SeamedHigh Strength Centre Block
  • Flat Back ProfileTwin Velcro Rod Straps
  • Supplied with T-Pegs & Carry Bag
  • Weight: 6.2kg
  • Height: 1.52m
  • Width: 2.8m
  • Depth: 2.1m

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Fox Frontier Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

A block style heavyweight  pop up fishing bivvy offering plenty of useable space.

Fox Frontier Fishing Bivvy

The Fox Frontier has been 5 years in the making!

The key feature here, dubbed ETS, which stands for Easy Tension System, offers a super quick setup and pack down, yet offers much more useable space and headroom than most other bivvies’ out there.

Built on an aluminium frame to keep the weight down further, Fox have opted to keep using ever reliable Ven-Tec fabric.

With an impressive 20,000mm HH rating (one of the best on the market) it is stable, waterproof and offers all-weather ventilation.

The Frontier boasts some great features too, which include moulded elbow joints to retain shape and brace for the vapour peak (available separately).

Fox Frontier Fishing Bivvy Centre Block

You’ll find large camo mozzy mesh vents to the rear, along with four spacious storage pockets.

Everything about the Frontier is heavy duty, such as the cam-lok storm poles and tough-as-boots groundsheet.

If you have north of £500 available and are on the lookout for a premium block-style pop up bivvy – make sure the Fox Frontier is on that list!

  • 20,000mm HH Rating
  • Block Design
  • ETS System
  • Ventec FabricHigh, Flat back
  • Solid Front Door Infill Panel
  • Camo Mozzy VentsAll-weather Ventilation Pegging Points
  • Three Door Options
  • Heavy-duty Cam-lok Storm Poles
  • Weight: 11.75kg
  • Height: 1.82m
  • Width: 2.5m
  • Depth: 2.1m

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Avid Ascent 2 Man Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

Made from a lightweight fabric that offers complete protection from the elements.

Avid Ascent Fishing Bivvy

The Avid Ascent is a great value rib style pop up fishing bivvy that will keep you warm and comfortable, and your tackle dry all year round.

Opting for an industry fishing shelter standard HH rating of 10,000mm, moulded onto a three-rib style design, the additional peak gives extra protection – diverting rain off to the sides.

We all like a bivvy that , or a spacious rod holdall, and erects in seconds, the Ascent offers just this. This makes it a great option for short sessions where time is against us.

Airflow was good, maybe due to the oversized rear vent (and mozzy panel for summer use).

A peek inside reveals plenty of space, even after placement of your bedchair and gear.

Avid Ascent Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

Perhaps the extra-large storm peak maximises this.

You can configure the front opening either by adopting a letterbox style door or rolling up the front panel making it completely open to your swim.

A top bivvy, a great price, and superb features. What more could you want from a quick pop up 2 man bivvy?

  • 10,000mm HH Rating
  • 3-Rib Design
  • Built-in Extra-large Peak System
  • Rod Retention Bars
  • Clip-in Groundsheet
  • Oversized Rear Vent
  • Heavy Duty Pegs
  • Separated Pole Layout
  • Overwrap sold separately
  • Weight: 7kg
  • Height: 1.6m
  • Width: 3m
  • Depth: 3m

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Sonik AXS Pop Up Bivvy

Part of the Sonik AKS range, this pop up fishing bivvy is reasonably priced, spacious and takes less than a minute to setup!

Sonik AXS Fishing Bivvy

Built around a super strong central ‘hub’, the lightweight aluminium poles fan into each section, which is why it takes less than 60 seconds to erect!

Sonik have opted for a reliable 10,000mm HH made of cloudbaseTM fabric which is tough, light, and extremely waterproof.

The back of the bivvy is completely flat, and with steep sides, you can imagine how spacious it is inside.

A great feature is the addition of a peak at the front, which features a drip guard, so you can be sure water runs off correctly.

Sonik AXS Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

If, like me, you prefer to fully open your bivvy in the summer months, the AXS allows you to zip on or off the front panel as you wish.

As far as door options go, the front panel features mozzy side windows and a fully custom door system with plenty of configuration to suit.

What is included with the Sonik AXS?

Well, you get two 48 inch quick-connect storm poles, clip-in groundsheet (huge fan of these) four vent spacer bars, t-pegs all packed into a compression  bag to minimise storage capacity.

Weighing just over 9kg, it is neither the lightest, or heaviest pop up shelter on the market. However, after taking into consideration all the great features, build quality and price, I would have no hesitation about buying this bivvy.

  • 10,000mm HH Rating
  • CloudbaseTM Fabric
  • Strong Central BlockClip-in Groundsheet
  • Integral Front Peak
  • Drip GuardHeavy Duty Pegs
  • Quick-connect Storm Poles
  • Overwraps sold separately
  • Weight: 9.2kg
  • Height: 1.75m
  • Width: 2.6m
  • Depth: 1.75m

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Fox EOS 2 Man Pop Up Bivvy

A 2-person pop up bivvy that offers unrivalled value when compared to other models with similar features.

It was fairly quick to put together, with space to fit two standard sized bedchairs. There was plenty of additional room for any luggage, which I placed underneath the bedchairs and to the front.

Fox EOS 2 man bivvy

Fox have used a two-rib pram hood design with a 8,000mm hydrostatic head polyester fabric which will keep both yourself, and your cherished fishing tackle dry.

Fox EOS pop up fishing bivvy

The front can be fully rolled back to enjoy the view, but if you prefer, you can opt for a letterbox style opening which includes an integrated mesh insert, along with a PVC or solid panel.

With some great features integrated into the bivvy already, you may be pleased to know that a lightweight groundsheet is included and can be detached if you wish.

Additionally, for when  you need clip on a new rig, or re-bait your lines, the dual rod straps att he front come in handy to make this process easy.

Fox EOS 2 man pop up bivvy

Weighing in at 8.6kg, and a maximum height of 1.5m, the Fox Eos pop up bivvy is a great addition to the budget EOS range. 

In conclusion, the Fox EOS Bivvy is an excellent option for anyone that spends time in the outdoors fishing. 

It’s lightweight, compact, easily stored, and provides enough room for two people to stay safe and warm. The Fox EOS Bivvy is currently available for £229.98 on Amazon.

I was very happy once I had arranged my bedchair, fishing sleeping bag and luggage inside!

  • 8000mm hydrostatic head fabric
  • Two-rib, pram-hood designTwo-way letter box style door
  • Dual Rod Straps
  • Frame SupportsHeavy Duty Groundsheet
  • Supplied with T-Pegs & Carry Bag
  • Weight: 8.6kg
  • Height: 1.5m
  • Width: 3m
  • Depth: 2.75m

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ESP Hideout

This is an extremely good piece of kit, perfect for travelling light or for short sessions.

ESP Hideout

The ESP Hideout is more of a brolly system, than a bivvy, however, because it is a ‘pop-up’ style fishing shelter, we thought  it was worth a mention!

It can be used like a bivvy due to the full front panel (there are two actually) and features the same freestanding layout as the ESP Lo Pro.

You get a full heavyweight groundsheet, mozzy mesh panel for the door, two storm poles and a decent carry bag, which is much better than forking out extra cash for the additional add ons.

On inspection, the frame itself uses 8mm 10mm fibreglass ribs, with the latter used for the front ‘peak’. This adds strength to the front of the bivvy.

ESP Hideout Pop Up Shelter

Height adjustable, we were impressed with the small packdown size (1.8m) because it fits into most quivers.

Again, makes this a great shelter for quick fishing sessions, or when you require protection from bad weather, if only for a few hours.

You can easily fit a standard bedchair in, plus some space for the rest of your gear, such as a carryall, rucksack or bivvy table.

A great rival to the Nash Titan Hide, I really enjoyed using this pop up fishing bivvy!

The only negative was the carry bag has no handles, but I can live with that.

  • 8mm & 10mm fibreglass ribs
  • Integrated front & removable door
  • Freestanding designHeight adjustable
  • Space saver mechanism
  • One or both front panels can be used or rolled upWill fit most quivers
  • Includes heavy-duty groundsheet
  • Includes 2 storm poles
  • Weight: 7.9kg
  • Height: 1.3m
  • Width: 2.45m
  • Depth: 1.85m
  • Packdown: 1.8m

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Trakker Tempest 100 Brolly Aquatexx EV

Following the development of the Aquatexx EV fabric, this is the best Tempest yet!

Trakker Tempest 100 2 man bivvy

Retaining the original features of the Trakker Tempest, this has been given a serious performance boost.

Assembly is quicker, the frame support is stronger, and with a hydrostatic waterproof rating of 25,000mm, it is one of the most advanced shelters available.

Trakker Tempest 100 2 man bivvy_1

New ‘adaptive ventilation technology’ means that air keeps on circulating, thus reducing condensation even further. During the summer, it keeps you cool too.

Backed up by not two, but four large rear vents, this pop up fishing bivvy offers complete airflow leaving your trip worry-free.

Super compact, it utilises a composite block, which keeps the combined weight low, but retaining strength which is required in extreme weather.

Trakker Tempest 100 pop up bivvy

But wait, there is more to discuss! 

Included are anti-twist poles, a heavy duty groundsheet along with additional bolt ons such as an overwrap and skull cap.

If you are on the lookout for a top-of-the-range pop up fishing bivvy that is light, well built, and as waterproof as you can get, all whilst reducing condensation considerably, then the Trakker Tempest 100 Brolly with Aquatexx EV is a no-brainer.

  • Revolutionary patented design
  • Extremely quick and easy to assemble
  • Adaptive Ventilation® Technology
  • Aquatexx EV™ fabric
  • Anti-twist pole system
  • Dual rod straps
  • Weight: 8.2kg
  • Height: 1.25m
  • Width: 2.50m
  • Depth: 2.25m
  • Packdown: 110cm x 23cm

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Sonik SK-TEK 2 Man Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

This is the largest 2 man bivvy, relative to the floor space on offer, which is a mighty 3m by 3m!

Sonik 2 man pop up bivvy

I was pleasantly surprised by the Sonik Sk-Tek 2 man Bivvy for a few reasons.

First, I didn’t even realise it was bivvy when it was delivered, as the bag was so small! After checking the Sonik website, I realised that the packdown size is an impressive 110cm by 22cm! That is compact……!

Secondly, although slightly fiddly to set up the first time due to having to connect and thread all the poles, I found the doorway to be very wide.

I think this is due to the extra long storm peak which offers a bit more protection from bad weather as opposed to not having one. 

Anyway, as I said, setting it up took a while, but I’m sure it will become quicker the more familiar I get with it!

Sonik SK TEK 2 Man Pop Up Fishing Bivvy

The structure/frame itself is made up of aluminium poles and tension bars so it keeps its shape.

Furthermore, the polyester fabric Sonik has chosen has a 5,000 HH rating, but it is PU backed, so does offer extra waterproof qualities I guess.

It didn’t rain on the day of use, so nothing to report as far as it standing up to showers or heavier rainfall I’m afraid.

So, on to the features.

The groundsheet can be removed and felt tough and rigid, and there seemed to be plenty of door options which includes solid, PVC and micro mesh. 

Sonik SK TEK Bivvy

The 2-way zipped letterbox style door looked fine.

A glance around the bivvy shows a couple of rod retaining straps – standard on most bivvies these days, and the pegging points looked rather solid too.

Overall, a tidy bivvy, probably aimed at anglers who want something they can travel easily with, or seek something with plenty of floor space for extra tackle, luggage and cookware, such as your fishing stove.

PS: I managed to find some instructions on how to set up this pop up fishing bivvy here.

  • 5,000mm HH 210 PU Backed Polyester
  • Lightweight 5-section 16mm 6061 aluminium poles
  • Large peak for doorway protection
  • Tuff-lite Removable Groundsheet
  • Maximum space pole layout and inline tension bars
  • 2-way letterbox style removable door
  • 3 Door window options (green, clear PVC, mozzi mesh)
  • Large front and rear mozzi mesh vents
  • Velcro rod retainers and roll back open front option
  • Supplied with oversize carry bag and heavy-duty T-Pegs
  • Weight: 9.5kg
  • Height: 1.53m
  • Width: 3.05m
  • Depth: 3m
  • Packdown: 104cm x 22cm

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Best Pop Up Fishing Bivvy: Final Verdict

Fishing is a popular pastime enjoyed by people all over the world.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fisherman, having the right fishing gear can make your experience more enjoyable.

In this blog post, we’ve reviewed some of the best pop up fishing bivvies on the market and shared our top picks.

We hope you found this information helpful and that it will help you in choosing the right bivvy for your next fishing trip.

Thanks for reading!

FAQs

Will I have enough floor space in my bivvy?

It is worth checking to see if there is room for your existing bedchair AND your luggage. Check the bivvy dimensions and compare this with the size of your bedchair.

Do I need a 1 man or 2 man bivvy?

If you fish on your own the majority of your time, then a one-man should be fine. However, you may prefer to use a two-man bivvy, just for the extra space.

Is there a standard height that my bivvy should be?

We have reviewed a couple of low lying shelters, such as the Nash Titan Hide and ESP Hideout. If you are a tall angler, you may want to opt for something around 1.5m or above in height.

How waterproof should my fishing bivvy be?

I suggest you look for a fabric that has at least a hydrostatic head rating of 10,000mm, especially if you plan to fish for a few nights in a row. Otherwise, for day sessions, you could probably get away with a 5,000mm HH rating.

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