Aqua’s Fast & Light is a return to a ‘traditional’ oval-brolly system. With customers constantly requesting a ‘stripped out’, ‘proper’ brolly system, Aqua set to work. The result proved so popular that it despatched almost all of the shelters the first day they came into stock.
The old 50in and 60in oval brollies proved bestsellers for Aqua and this shelter has drawn on key features from both. The new 55in brolly features the thicker-diameter, stronger frame that was used in the 60in brolly, which offers more strength and rigidity. Utilising the mechanism from the original 50in brolly, which is smaller and sits closer to the frame than its bigger counterpart, has maximised internal space and improved headroom. Along with taking the best of ‘the old’ the Fast & Light benefits from plenty of new developments too.
The performance-grade Aquatexx material is virtually bombproof and the frame has been designed so that four ribs touch the ground at the back of the shelter, thereby aiding stability and preventing wind from getting underneath it. Furthermore, the unique ninth rib creates an apex at the front. Not only does this improve visibility when you are sat under the brolly, but it causes water to run off to the side of the bivvy rather than in front of it.
All Aqua stockists now have stock of the Fast & Light, so get down to your local dealer and check one out first hand.
At a glance:
• New brolly for 2012
• 55in oval brolly supplied with heavy-duty pegs and a carry bag
• A unique ninth rib at the front creates an apex to improve visibility and run water away from the brolly opening
• Made with performance-grade Aquatexx material
• Extended storm sides
• High-tensile-steel frame
• Four ribs touch the floor at the back for improved stability
• A groundsheet and storm poles are available separately
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