Best Bedchair? The Wychwood Tactical Flat Bedchair Review

wychwood tactical bedchair reviewThis week’s tackle review is the popular Tactical Flat Bedchair by carp tackle innovators Wychwood.

After featuring this bedchair in our 9 of the lightest bedchairs on the market guide, we knew this bedchair would be perfect for keeping mobile and ideal for long hauls to the lake.

This review is designed to cover all the features included with this bedchair so you can make a decision if this is the right bedchair for you.

Let’s get started!

The review

One of the biggest benefits to owning the Wychwood Tactical bedchair over any other bedchair on the market, is how lightweight the bedchair really is.

The Tactical bedchair by Wychwood is available in three different sizes/weights, suiting every type of situation and anglers preference. The range includes; Wide – weighing in at 7.5kg, Standard weighs 7kg and Compact weighing in at as little as 6.5kg.

wychwoodbedThe bedchair includes Wychwood’s stylish and unique camo patterned material, which is used throughout their full range of luggage and tackle items.

The bedchair has a built in padded fleece mattress and offers a flat profile design, giving you a great night’s sleep. As well as the mattress, the bedchair includes a built in small padded pillow.

It packs away so compact due to the locking strap included, the locking strap also doubles up as a super convenient carry handle, great for keeping mobile.

wychwood locking strap

The locking strap makes it super easy to fold it away is a hurry, you can fold it away with your sleeping bag still on the bed too, ready to set up in the next swim.

wychwood bedchair under brollyBecause of it’s compact profile and fold away design, it’s perfect for small cars.

If you decide that the compact size option of the Tactical bedchair is the one for you then this will fit under most day shelters/brollies on the market such as the Wychwood solace 60.

It’s lightweight, compact design is ideal for fishing mobile. Whether you’re fishing a lake, river or canal, it definitely suits a lot of different situations.

The bedchair includes simple individual adjustable legs, great for any uneven ground you may come across.

wychwood leg

The sturdy frame creates an extremely flat profile and doesn’t stick out like other bedchairs on the market giving you a good night’s sleep.

Having been developed and tested over many years by the Wychwood pro angling team, the quality definitely shows.

A quick low down of the pros and cons

Below is a quick overview of the pros(the good things!) and cons(the bad things) so you can see if this bedchair is the right one for you.


  • Weighs as little as 6.5kg
  • Compact fold away mechanism
  • Total flat profile for extensive comfort
  • Non-stretch side fixings to reduce sag
  • Quality camo patterned material throughout
  • Comes in 3 different sizes; compact, standard and wide

Cons –

  • A shoulder strap included would of been handy
  • Would be a bonus if a waterproof bedchair bag was included
  • No solid colour option – camo material only
  • To back chair style adjustments – completely flat (does keep the weight down and keeping it completely flat and comfy)

How much is it and where can I find it?

wychwood tactical bedchairWith all the features included plus it’s reasonable retail price, the Wychwood Tactical bedchair is a real winner for most anglers on the bank.

You can usually find this bedchair in most large tackle shops for around £100-£130 but you find it online from sites such as ebay or amazon for a little cheaper.

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9 of the Lightest Bedchairs in Carp Fishing under 10kg

9 of the lightest bedchairs in carp fishingThis week we discuss nine of the lightest bedchairs on the market under 10kg.

Why the lightest you ask? We look into why having a light bedchair has major benefits when carp fishing.

This all started when I was researching the weight of my current bedchair. My current bedchair weighs currently just a little over 10kg so I wanted to see how many bedchairs are on the market that are under 10kg.

I spent around 3 months researching bedchairs from throughout the internet plus asking my fellow anglers their thoughts.

The guide

The list below is a collection of the lightest bedchairs on the market and by no means the best on the market in terms of comfort but if you looking to keep mobile or travel light, a lightweight bedchair under ten kilos is ideal.

Here’s your guide to the lightest bedchairs under 10kg:

9 – Levelite ELS Bedchair by Trakker – 9.8kg

Quick Summary

  • Firm mattress
  • Extra lumber support in key areas
  • Strengthened legs and frame
  • Various models available such as compact, standard and wide

You can find it here

8 – Fox Warrior 6 Leg Bedchair – 9kg

Fox Warrior 6 Leg Bedchair

Quick Summary

  • Cam-less fold flat design
  • Padded mattress
  • Fold away locking strap for easy transportation
  • Extendable swiveling mud feet

You can find it here

7 – Chub Outkast Flatbed Bedchair – 8kg

Chub outkast flatbed bedchair

Quick Summary

  • Flat design
  • Smart folder design
  • Oversized swivel mud feet
  • Cam-less

You can find it here

6 – Nash Indulgence Air-Lite 2 Bedchair – 7.7kg

Nash Indulgence air lite 2

Quick Summary

  • Extendable swiveling square mud feet
  • Padded camo mattress
  • Flat fold away design
  • 4 leg bedchair

You can find it here

5 – Trakker RLX Flat-6 Compact Bed – 7.3kg (standard version 7.5kg)

Quick Summary

  • Flat fold up design ideal for using in conjunction with a sleeping bag
  • Foam mattress
  • Cam-less frame
  • 6 leg bedchair

You can find it here

4 – Diawa Mission Bedchair 6 Leg – 7.3kg

Diawa missions 6 leg bedchair

Quick Summary

  • Light and strong aluminum frame
  • Six leg design
  • Pivoting mud feet and adjustable legs
  • Quality foam mattress

You can find it here

3 – Avid Road Trip Bed Bedchair – 7kg

Quick Summary

  • Flat design
  • Padded mattress
  • Stable frame
  • Small built in pillow

You can find it here

2 – JRC Stealth X-Lite 3 Leg Bedchair – 6.7kg

Quick Summary

  • Comfortable and stable design
  • Thick padded mattress
  • Large mug feet
  • Adjustable legs

You can find it here

1 – Wychwood Compact Tactical Flat Bed – 6.5kg (standard version 7kg and wide version 7.5)

Wychwood tactical flatbed compact bedchair

Quick Summary

  • Small built in pillow and fleece mattress
  • Flat profile design
  • Stylish camo material
  • Lightweight aluminum frame

You can find it here

UPDATE: Check out our full review on the Wychwood Tactical Flat Bedchair which covers all the features including a pros and cons sections.

UPDATE: Trakker has just released as new version of their RLX Flat called the Trakker RLX Flat-6 Superlight Bed weighing as little as 6.1kg, wow!! Check it out here for more details.

Honorable mentions

Fox Flatliter bed and bag system – combine weight of 12kg

Quick Summary

  • Bed chair and sleeping bag combo
  • Lightweight flat design
  • Unique leg system
  • Comes with a 3-4 season sleeping bag

You can find it here


Thanks for reading our guide to the lightest bedchairs on the market.

If you have any questions or know of any other light bedchairs that’s not featured in this guide please let us know in the comments below.

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