Daft day shelter inventions

A fishing bivvy or day shelter is designed to fit in with its environment. As well as being practical and functional, it’s often well camouflaged and comfortable too.  

Next time you’re sitting in your shelter, wrapped up snug with a flask of tea to hand, just waiting for the fish to bite, spare a thought for the occupants of these daft day shelters.

Bubble tent

bubble tent

Be warned: Dress with caution!
Source: Apartment Therapy

As far as panoramic views go, this tent is nothing if not a room with a view.

For anglers, it offers the advantage of being able to keep your tackle in view while putting the kettle on. But consider the neighbours – clear walls leave nothing to the imagination.

Car tent

car tent

Fancy camping in a town centre? This is perfect…
Source: Web Urbanist

Just as your day shelter is designed to merge with the greens and browns of the riverbank, this tent is designed for incognito urban adventuring.

It’s intended to look so car-like that nobody would give it a second glance, let alone suspect that someone might be asleep inside.  Frankly, we don’t think they’re quite there yet.

Trailer tent

trailer tent

Certainly not your average bivvy
Source: Clippesby

The ultimate in waterfront canvas accommodation, this trailer tent combines the design features of the Sydney opera house, with an armadillo.  

How well it performs as a tent we don’t know, but for anyone who wants to fade into the background, it’s a dead loss – unless of course you happen to be fishing in Sydney harbour.

Corker

cork tent

Give it a few years and it could be all the rage
Source: Dor Nob

Good for wine bottle stoppers, floor tiles and pin boards, we’re not entirely convinced of cork’s suitability for camping.  

But the fact that this tent is constructed almost entirely from cork does offer some advantages for anglers – its natural buoyancy would be useful in a flash flood.  

Unsurprisingly, this day shelter is still at the design concept stage.

Full body umbrella

whole body umbrella

Well that’s one way to deal with the British winter!
Source: Izismile

There’s nothing worse than arriving at work soaked to the skin.  But for us, this invention goes just a little too far.  

How long would it take for the clear PVC to fog – resulting in a mad blunder from pillar to post?  Not the best invention ever, and as far as angling goes – utterly useless. How are you supposed to cast?