Trakker's levelite oval bed systems

Trakker has long been well regarded in the bed department and its Levelite range revolutionised carp beds with their extreme comfort, support and of course that ideal flat profile. Trakker then broke the mould once more with the creation of its oval beds and since then, the Oval Bed System has been overhauled with the added bonus of greater support, strength and adjustability.

So why an oval? This revolutionary shape allows the user to optimise the use of internal space within their bivvy or brolly. By taking away the corners, if you will, you can now squeeze your bed even further back into your shelter, increasing your protection and of course allowing more space for your tackle, luggage and cooking equipment, or indeed guests.

But more than merely saving space, the areas that have been sculpted away were, in fact, dead areas. Let’s face it… no-one has a large rectangular head, and we all probably use the same sweet spots for our heads – slap bang in the middle – but never utilising the rest of the area, purely because we can’t. The same applies at the feet end; this is the smallest part of your body, nowhere near as wide as your shoulders or hips, so again why do we need all this space? We don’t, and as such we are simply trying to heat up a large area we aren’t necessarily going to use, and by using your body heat to warm this area up you are actually prolonging the time before the entire bag is warm. By simply reducing this area at the bottom it is now much faster going from a cold bag to being nice and toasty, which we think is a great idea.

The Bed System is exactly that; a fully encompassing system comprising the bed base with a fully removable sleeping bag that has a hydrophobic, robust honeycomb outer top layer, with a removable reversible inner for 3-season or 5-season use, which has a smooth polyester lining. There is a pillow retainer on the base layer, and full-length 10mm crash zips on both sides for a rapid exit with external baffles to prevent cold air penetration, and internal filled baffles to prevent heat escaping.

Double-hinged technology has been used in the aluminium and steel frame in order to allow the user to fold the bedchair as flat as possible, making it easier to transport on and around the bank as well as packing it away at home or in your car. The bed itself boasts six adjustable legs with rotating mudfeet, with a leg on each end for optimum load distribution across the frame of the bed itself.

The Levelite Oval bed range features three beds to suit all anglers; the standard V2, Wide and Tall. The standard V2 system weighs in at a combined 16.6kg and measures 210 centimetres long by 90 centimetres wide in the centre. The height can be adjusted between 35 to 42 centimetres. As the name suggests, the Wide version provides a little extra width (100 centimetres at the widest point) for bigger anglers or simply those who want that extra space and luxury. Finally, there is the Tall version, which is not only wider like the Wide, but also features longer legs allowing the angler to be raised higher off the floor. This makes the bed a lot more comfortable to sit on for those of us with longer legs!

Regardless of which bed you choose and which bivvy you put it in, after a few nights using the oval beds, you will understand just what a fantastic idea this is!

RRP £499.99 / 509.99 / 519.99