Nash Groundhog FS Brolly
With new Small Frame System.
spec wise the big one for me is the fibre glass frame, it is the lightest strongest frame, and most importantly rigid frame we have ever produced ( umbrella wise).
It comes with two zip on/off front options full mosquito mesh and a waterproof front with see through windows, heavy duty groundsheet, pegs and all sticks are included.
The two fronts, the heavy duty groundsheet sticks and all, up the total weight. However the umbrella on its own is amazing, as light a feather!!
It is always the way that when you drop a product, everyone wants it. Never has there been a better example of that than with our Groundhog and Hog umbrellas.
Despite Kevin Nash and other top anglers such as Sean Harrison and Lee Jackson saying the Groundhog is the best brolly/bivvy concept they have ever used, sales originally never reached expectation.
Since dropping the designs, we have had an increasing number of anglers asking us to bring it back.
These new Hogs are a vast upgrade from the original, as new innovative materials and manufacturing techniques have improved them greatly. For example :
~ new and improved fibre glass frame systems which dramatically increase the strength and rigidity yet reduce the overall weight of the brolly.
~ Both Groundhog and Hog enjoy our twin front systems championed in the Titans, of separate, zippable, on-off front and mosquito mesh front options.
Comes complete with :
2 x large front storm poles
2 x small side storm poles
1 x set of bivvy pegs
140cm(H) x 270cm(W) x 210cm(D)
Nash Groundhog FS Brolly
Total Carp magazine review
Sadly, given the inclement conditions over the time that this shelter was first here for testing, I have only been able to do one night under it, and used it for a couple of short, afternoon sessions.
I will put that right by using it a couple more times over the spring and, all being well, report back.
From what I have experienced so far, this is an improvement on the original Groundhog and this can be seen in many key areas. The material remains drum-tight in cold conditions and there’s plenty of room underneath what is, essentially, a luxury brolly-type shelter but with all the bells and whistles.
I fit my bedchair underneath without too much drama and found the front infill easy to attach. It also significantly increases the coverage.
The only downside that I can see so far is that it is a bit on the heavy side, especially if you take all the additional infill, groundsheet, poles, pegs and so on. That said, if you predominantly use a barrow (which, let’s face it, most people do) then this will not be an issue. So far, it’s pretty impressive.