Chub hasn’t ventured too far from an original pram-hood bivvy with the Visor and the result is a quality shelter.

The first couple of nights I spent in this, the Visor was battered by gale-force winds and, with the frame-support system in place, it was as solid as a rock. The Climatexx material is top notch, the groundsheet heavy duty and durable, and the supplied tension strap means it can be set up without the groundsheet in place. A crescent-shaped panel zips off the back, exposing a mozzie-mesh ventilation panel. The front infill panel can be completely removed and there’s a mozzie-mesh infill panel too.

The various frontage options and the choice of using a groundsheet allow the Visor to be tailored to year-round use. The extended peak on the front, the visor from which it gets its name, helps to prevent rain coming in through the open door. The two-way zips on the door enable it to be opened from the top, so you can still see out while not having to have the door fully open in poor conditions. There’s an Extended Canopy that gives the shelter a second skin and adds a small porch area, for which a separate, crescent-shaped groundsheet is supplied.

Jon Bones

CHUB VISOR BIVVY
One-man £329.99; two-man £389.99; one-man Extreme Canopy £219.99; two-man Extreme Canopy £249.99
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