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GARDNER XL SAFETY SLING MAT"This version is a massive 120cm x 97cm, with a quality 40mm foam inner for loads of protection, plus there's no gap in the padding where it folds in half""Lots of people take a partner fi shing - another situation where the Emperor comes into its own. After all, it is described as the world's fi rst double bedchair"UKCARP MAGAZINE 57 JANUARY 3RD 2012the patented twin duvet, which ensures the user keeps cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter. The mattress maximises warmth in winter and can be taken off for a comfortable, cool night's sleep on the hottest summer nights.The Emperor also features a new under webbing system, by means of which the fisherman can adjust the mattress/elastic tension, achieving maximum support without the discomfort of bottom crossbars.The Emperor is a compact solution for couples, or the giant option for an individual, and is surprisingly compact when folded. I can genuinely see lots of couples taking one on trips to France where you set up camp in a massive bivvy, and comfort and fun is the goal.I'M A MASSIVE fan of this type of mat, simply because they are so versatile and suit my way of fishing. Mine carries loads of my bits and pieces.This version is massive, 120cm x 97cm, with a high quality 40mm foam inner that provides loads of protection, plus there's no gap in the padding where it folds in half. The outer is smooth, soft and waterproof, making it very fish-Much more than a mat, more than a sling RRP £29.99www.premiumcarpfishing.comThe mat doubles as a weigh sling.A handy zipped accessory pocket.Editor Broady is dwarfed by this bedchair.198cm105cmfriendly, and it has a zipped accessory pocket. Heavy-duty webbing handles mean that the mat can also be used as a weigh sling if needed.If you need a new mat look no further - this model is great value and very practical.

ON TEST 2012UKCARP MAGAZINE 58 JANUARY 3RD 2012Three test curves, perfect action, great value RRP £49.99 -£54.99KORDA ROVEX NITRIUM II ROD RANGEwww.korda.co.ukwww.masterline.co.ukTHE HARDENED carp anglers out there will be pouring scorn on ready-tied rigs, but take my word for it, they are missing the point.Loads of anglers, for whatever reason, cannot tie rigs with ease, and I'm at that funny age where I could do with longer arms when making rigs. The chod rig, in Put your faith in these beauties£4.99 per pack of three