Small and lightweight, our Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T review highlights everything you need to know before purchasing this brolly.
Styled like a traditional umbrella, but with sides, it spans around 60 inches which gives you plenty of room to feel comfortable in.
It’s predessor was the Tempest V2, which was hugely popular and I have to say that this seems just as good!
Gone is the aquatexx fabric, which has been replaced with 10,000mm hydrostatic head material which holds up just fine.
The open front still exists, and as normal, there are a multitude of extras which includes a utlity front, skull cap, an overwrap and a groundsheet.
You also have the option to choose from two infill panels that can now be zipped into the front.
For winter fishing, these are certainly required for you to feel that extra bit more comfortable!
As you can see, the Tempest Brolly 100T has more headspace then the original Tempest V2, meaning you don’t feel like you have constantly arch your back whilst watching activity in your swim.
By the way, in case you wondering what the ‘T’ stood for – it means tall!
The anti-twist pole system remains strong, and they really do keep the shape of the brolly well. There are 5 in total, including the central bar.
We hope our Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T review so far is giving you an indication of the sort of features you can expect so far?
After talking to Trakker, we have also learnt that the groundsheet and skull cap from the Tempest V2 also fit this upgraded model, which is a bonus, and we wish more tackle companies offered interchangeable extras because carp fishing can be expensive enough!
Anyway, let’s begin a more in-depth review.
TRAKKER TEMPEST BROLLY 100T REVIEW
So, what is different between this and the V2?
Well, apart from the increased height, the modular block has also seen a significant improvement.
It is now a lot more stronger and stable – even in high winds!
As we briefly mentioned, the brolly now includes twin vents which improves ventilation so that cool air can circulate better in the summer, and condensation is also reduced further.
Aside this. the fabric has been replaced so it feels lighter and hence the redued weight offers a signifcantly lower packdown size too.
The Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T review video below guides you through whats been improved upon…..
- Material: 210D Polyester
- Weight: Approx 6kg (plus pegs weighing 0.85kg)
- Dimensions: Approx 150H x 235D x 250W cm
- Transport size: Approx 36 x 20cm
Is the Trakker Tempest 100T Brolly quick to assemble?
Yes it is!
We found it very easy to assemble and pack down, like most Trakker bivvies and brollys due to the modular block system.
After we had placed our luggage, bedchair, sleeping bag and cooking equipment – there was still bags of room left!
Does it include a groundsheet?
Unfortuantely, the Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T doesn’t include the groundsheet, but is very reasonably priced.
What Trakker Tempest 100T Brolly accessories are available?
There are plenty of accessories to enhance this brolly! We’ll begin with the infill panel…..
Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T Brolly Infill Panel
This will transform your brolly into a full fronted setup to offer even greater protection against bad weather. You can simply zip it into the front of your existing 100T brolly in just a few seconds!
The infill panel itself features a letterbox style opening and features dual zipped doors.
Included are tie backs, and a roll-up mozzie panel and comes supplied in a carry case and t-pegs to peg into the ground.
- Material: 210D polyester
- Weight: Approx 1kg
- Transport size: 40 x 25cm
Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T Brolly Insect Panel
Useful for the summer months when these insects are more prevalent, the insect panel can be zipped into the front entrance and features tie backs for both the door and side panels.
- Material: Polyester mesh
- Weight: Approx 0.5kg
- Transport size: 40 x 25cm
Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T Skull Cap Wrap
Adds an extra layer to your Tempest Brolly whioch works to reduce condensation, with the peak offering you extra protection when fishing in poor weather conditions.
Easy to attach, the extended sides and rear provides floor to ceiling coverage.
Other features that may interest you include rain gutters to divert rain away from you, if like me you prefer to sit at the front to get a better look at your swim!
Dual rod straps and a zipped carry bag complete the bundle, which i think is a great addition when fishing in the heart of winter!
Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T Social Cap
This hasn’t been released until recently, and what a welcome addition!
We were glad we were able to add this to our Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T review because if you do like to take a lot of tackle to cover all eventualities, then you may be grateful for the space!
Featuring twin side openings (great for summer) the social cap is very easy and quick to assemble, whilst it uses the same material as the brolly.
Dual rod straps, 16mm powder-coated poles and a carry case complete the setup.
Ideal for longer weekly sessions or trips to France.
- Material – 210D Polyester
- Weight – Approx 2.9 kg (plus pegs, tension strap and carry bag weighing 1.6kg)
- Dimensions – Approx 126cm (H) x 248cm (W) x 105cm (D) Transport Size – 102 x 18cm
Is the Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T a better version than the V2?
We think so due to the improvement of existing features, such as more headspace, a stronger composite block and robust poles.
The extras, such as the social cap, really do make this a brolly system for the serious carp angler that is able to fish on a regular basis and is seeking a shelter that won’t let them down, whatever the weather.
We hope you enjoyed reading our Trakker Tempest Brolly 100T review?
Going forward, we are planning on reviewing more brollys and bivvies, rather than a ‘best of’ collection, which aims to go more in-depth and help you buy the right tackle for you.
Until next time, stay lucky on the bank!
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