With this test series we take a look at unhooking mats and of course, protection is paramount here. As much as we all love a pocket-friendly product, we honestly believe that this is one product that no angler should scrape on, ever! What we are looking for here is the complete protective package, how much padding is on offer, can the carp be retained for short periods without flapping off or out of the mat and how mobile the entire bundle is. Yes, before you say it, the carp we have used for illustrative purposes is rather large, measuring in at a whopping 84 centimetres long and 56 centimetres from dorsal fin to pelvic fin, hence the tight fit.
Weighs: 2.3kg With an adjustable padded, removable strap this is another fantastic roving product for river anglers and carp anglers alike. The Beanie Mat has a tough Aquasense Hydra retention cover making it ideal to throw over the top of your barrow when taking a wet walk around the lake. The inclusion of an extra-tough, wipe-clean and waterproof base helps prevent the mat from taking on water. The mat itself has a high-density base with polyball beanie topper for maximum carp protection that the carp seem to bed down into rather nicely.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS 9/10 PROTECTION 7/10 VALUE FOR MONEY 8/10 TOTAL: 24/30
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