Karsten Inflatable Air Bivvy

Once revolutionary - Still the best!

Karsten Inflatable Carp Bivvy - The Ultimate Bivvy

The Karsten inflatable carp bivvy is recognised by many as the ultimate bivvy for the longer stay angler both in the UK and Europe.  The high-pressure air tubes provide a quick set-up, the strong 100% cotton canvas material weathers any storm and the exceptional ventilation keeps the inside of the tent nice and fresh during the summer months or out of season. No wonder why Karsten have been voted Best Premium Brand for the past 7 years.

Base Tent

The 240 Inflatable bivvy has base dimension of 240cm x 240cm and a standing central height of 170cm so can easily accommodate two bed chairs and gear. It's robust inflatable tubes ensure a quick setup, approx. 3 minutes and the tough bisonyl bathtub groundsheet can handle the rough terrain of any swim. The standard base tent has a plastic window with canvas cover in the front door, a gauze window with canvas cover to the rear of the tent and the ventilation is supplied by two half-moon vents, one left, one right as well as vents in the roof under the cowling.

Shown here with the optional Travel Awning and King poles.

Comfort Awning

The comfort awning attached to the base with a zip and the edges follow the line of the base tent. The front strong lightweight aluminium poles zips into place alleviating the need of threading poles through a tight sleeve. It secures with guy ropes and provides good shelter or shade depending on the weather.

Front Wall

The front wall can be either sloping (shown here) of flat. Again, they simply zip on and peg out. The sloping wall provides even more room and comes with another plastic window in its door with a canvas cover. Shaped to deflect wind, the front wall is a great feature.

Other optional extras include a plastic window for the rear window of the base tent and a mosquito screen door that covers the base doorway keeping the sleeping area bug free.



The versatile Karsten 240 Inflatable bivvy, tailored to meet the specific needs of anglers as a premium 'carp' tent. Crafted with a sophisticated dark green camouflage colour, this Karsten Carp Bivvy not only blends seamlessly into natural surroundings but also exudes a professional aesthetic sought after by outdoor enthusiasts. Embracing the popularity of dark green among rugged campers, our entire range of base tents (ranging from type 220 to 380) can be customised to elevate your carping experience with unmatched durability and style.