Bedchair Reviews 2023

Bedchairs are a necessary piece of kit for any angler doing overnight sessions. being comfortable while waiting for that dream fish of a lifetime to come along!

These are my top bedchairs based on comfort and value for money Updated 2023


Hey there fishing enthusiasts! Get ready to say goodbye to those uncomfortable nights on the bank. The Benchmark Bedchairs are here to take your fishing experience to the next level!

Think luxurious comfort, think Benchmark. The Memory Foam mattress is a dream come true for anyone who wants to relax and catch some z’s on the bank. And with Avid Carp’s LevelTech design, you’ll never have to worry about stability and security ever again. This bed is designed to keep you level, steady, and snug, giving you the best sleep you’ve ever had while fishing.

Say goodbye to those boring, ordinary bedchairs and hello to the Benchmark LevelTech range. No shortcuts were taken when it comes to quality and attention to detail. The LevelTech leg system is a revolutionary design (patent pending) and features a stepped track and cam system that locks securely into place. And the best part? No moving parts to worry about, just a robust, maintenance-free system powered by opposing magnets.

Setting up your bedchair has never been easier, thanks to the spirit levels built into the hinges. This ensures that your weight is evenly distributed over the mattress, and with the lumbar support system, you’ll never have to suffer from back pain during those long fishing sessions. And did we mention the 50mm Memory Foam mattress? Unmatched comfort and support, are guaranteed!


  • LevelTech leg system (patent pending)
  • The one-touch leg mechanism makes for easy work of leveling your bed
  • Stepped inner leg eliminates slippage
  • 2x spirit levels built in to throw hinges
  • Lumbar support system
  • 50mm fleece-lined memory foam mattress
  • Reinforced Frame support for unrivaled strength and longevity
  • Pivoting Mud feet for solid positioning
  • X Model features 4 legs for increased support and strength
  • Reinforced material in areas around hinge points to eliminate wear

Cyprinus Memory Foam fishing bed chair

This Cyprinus memory foam carp bedchairs offers very good value for money with the added benefit of having memory foam, which seems to be the norm now with mattresses at home. It’s not the lightest carp bedchairs on the market but one that very much does the job for comfort and value for money.

The detachable Memory Foam mattress is designed for ultimate comfort that helps to reduce problems caused by other bedchair mattresses. If you suffer from a bad back this is the bed for you as the new memory foam mattress supports your back, It offers a more even weight distribution, meaning a more relaxed and comfortable sleep. Made from a mix of aluminum and steel tubing, providing strength and lightness in all the right places. Around the memory foam mattress is the extra padded outer bed.


  • Highest Grade Aerospace Materials.
  • Memory Foam Detachable Mattress.
  • Unique padded outer mattress.
  • 6 x Easy Lock Adjustable Legs.
  • Rapid Folding Mechanism.
  • Extra rigid frame technology.
  • Memory Foam Thickness 5cm
  • Rated to 200kg

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Nash Indulgence Sleep System Range

The Nash indulgence series of bedchairs have many different options and price ranges, this one here is a good balance between comfort and value for money. Nash launched the Mk 2 Air Frame Sleep Systems, which quickly became the carp world’s top seller and was acknowledged as the ultimate fishing best bedchair. So it seemed logical to us to strip the duvets off and offer them as a carp bedchairs option. Air Beds were born. The first truly all-season bed chair, Air Beds should not be confused with traditional bedchairs. Use in conjunction with the new patented Air Bed Conversion Bag or Air Frame Accessories and you can now enjoy optimum warmth in winter, as well as comfortable nights, and sleep on the most humid of nights. Available in both 3 and 4-leg format in Standard and Wide Boy there is an Air Bed to suit everyone.

  • Strengthened oval cellular frame. For correct body alignment and support. Lay flat frame with head section. Fast-fit elastic loops around the Air Bed skirts
  • Incline through leg adjustment. The Mesh Base provides airflow comfort. Removable deep pile bedchair-reviews-nashfoam. Air Shroud and Air Shield Underlay
  • Hollow fibre insulated mattress. One-touch adjustable legs with fold-flat mud feet. 
  • Compatible with Nash sleeping bags. Which can be left in place for storage. Compatible with Indulgence Air Frame Pillow. Secure Indulgence Air Shroud and Air Frame Pillow

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Fox Flatliter Mk 2 System

The Fox flatliner mk2 range of bedchairs comes in two sizes the standard size is 214cm long by 87cm wide, min-height 40cm, max height 50cm which is the same as the mk1 and a smaller size for the angler that likes to sleep under a smaller bivvy/shelter that size is 200cm long by 80cm wide, max height 45cm, min-height 35cm.

In addition to adding a Compact to the range, they have also implemented a number of other key changes that add to the improved ‘comfort factor’. First up the supplied sleeping bag has changed dramatically, with a new improved hollow fill that not only aids warmth but is also softer and allows the bag to sculpt around your body, very much like your quilt at home would.

The lining of the bag has also been tweaked so that the top half is now fleece, which again aids warmth and also feels much softer against your body and face. The bottom half remains polyester, which means you don’t stick to the bag when you move around at night. Another handy feature of the new bag design is a much larger, padded internal zip baffle, which ensures the warmth is kept inside and the cold is kept outside. The bag is rated as a 3-season.

A further significant improvement is the way that this new bag attaches to the bed itself. Previously it was attached to the underside of the bed with Velcro strips, however, we had reports from some users that they felt slightly too constricted within the bag, so we, therefore, changed the design so that the bag now zips to the size of the mattress. This means that there is much more ‘give’ in the bag giving you much more usable space inside. We have also upgraded the mattress on the bed itself, so it is a firmer, high-density foam that again makes the bed even more comfortable to lay on.

As with the original Flatliter design the MK2’s feature a flat frame to mimic the design of your bed at home. They also feature dual hinges that enable you to fold the bed up with the supplied sleeping bag still attached, and thanks to the new tension strap design (straps on both sides that go around the frame rather than over the mattress) it is now possible to fold it far more compact than previously. Further features that have continued from the original Flatliter include the single legs at both ends to aid stability whilst keeping weight to a minimum and a lumbar support to prevent mattress sagging.

Further featuresbedchair-reviews-fox-flatliner
• Twist-Lok leg adjustment
• Mud feet with pegging holes
• Heavy-duty dual crash zips

13.3kg – Standard including sleeping bag
12.6kg – Compact including sleeping bag

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The trakker RLX flat 6 fishing carp bedchairs will fold completely with a winter bag stored inside, it features a super lightweight flatbed, It’s quick to use simply unclip and unfold without having to turn a cam lock handwheel so it makes it very quick to set up.

  • Super-lightweight flatbed with sleeping bag storage option
  • Completely level bed profile for a perfect night’s sleepbedchair-reviews-trakker
  • Incredibly light; weight reduced further by the removal of the handwheel
  • Super-quick to use; simply unclip and unfold
  • Will fold down comfortably with a winter sleeping bag stored inside
  • Freestanding in the closed position
  • Ergonomically-designed mattress for optimum comfort
  • Six-leg design with individually adjustable legs for maximum stability

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The Avid Benchmark gets my best buy because of the features and value for money ♥

The Avid bedchair features to model the benchmark and the benchmark X Both feature two reinforced steel throw-hinges that allow you to pack your sleeping bag away inside the bed which helps in the setup and pack down times and storage, they also feature a 2″ memory foam mattress which is a must-have for extra comfort. Other features are that both Benchmark series now boast an improved leg mechanism. The Rock Steady system. This adds stability, reduces slipping, and rocking, and protects a UK-sourced spring mechanism. It’s a massive leap forward

Benchmark & Benchmark X Features Include bedchair-reviews-avid

    • Lumbar Region Support System
    • Removable one-piece Memory Foam Mattress
    • Symmetrical Frame Layout
    • Easy Lock Adjustable Legs
    • Lateral Sleep System Design
    • Rapid Folding Mechanism
    • Easy Open Security Clip and Strap
    • Four Legs for Even Weight Distribution
    • Setting the Benchmark for Comfort

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Cyprinus Memory Foam 8 Leg Extra Wide X-Wide Bedchair

This is the X wide version Cyprinus bed chair, it doesn’t use the cam wheel system but the ever-popular throw hinges, which offer the best in the totally flat surface without that annoying cam wheel that you can end up laying on!

As it doesn’t have the cam wheel it uses straps to secure the bedchair once folded up for easy transport, with the four adjustable legs you know you have a good chance of getting it nice and level on them slopping uneven swims!

The memory foam offers the best in comfort and is becoming standard now with sleep systems, The memory foam can be removed as it’s velcroed in place.

The frame is Aluminium to try and keep the weight down obviously it’s not the lightest bedchair with having the 4 leg system. weighing in at 15gk

  • Lumbar Region Support System
  • Removable one-piece velcro memory foam mattresscyprunus X wide bedchair reviews
  • Easy Lock Adjustable Legs
  • 100% Aluminium Symmetrical Frame Layout
  • Lateral Sleep System Design
  • Rapid Folding Mechanism
  • Easy Open Security Clip and Strap
  • Four Legs for Even Weight Distribution
  • the Benchmark for Comfort
  • Specification
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Dimensions: Width: 98cm, length: 206cm
  • Min height: ~28cm Max height: ~37cm

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Sonik XTI Bedchairs 3 Sizes

Soniks range of bedchairs covers most needs from the compact size if you want to keep size and weight down to a minimum then up to the Wide range for that extra comfort.

The weight difference between the compact and wide isn’t that much as they quote the compact at 7.3kg and 8.5kg for the wide, which seems rather light.

The foam mattress is a good 5cm thick so about 2 inches. It also has a flat profile for extra comfort with added lumbar support.

With an Aluminium frame to keep the weight down to a minimum that does seem to make the difference compared to just metal framed bed chairs. Again it uses a hinged system rather than the cam lock which most best bedchairs seem to be doing now. And it just uses a strap for when it’s folded away.

  • 3 Sizes in the range: Compact / Standard / Wide
  • Black anodized aluminium frame, that’s ultra-light, super strongSonik XTI Bedchair reviews
  • 5cm thick foam mattress & flat profile for extra comfort; Padded pillow area; Designed to work with the Sonik
  •  XTI All Seasons Sleeping Bag
  • Super quick and easy to setup and take down; Retaining strap for easy transportation
  • XTIBEDCSML Compact 2000mm [L] x 780mm [W] X 380mm (H) 7.3kg
  • XTIBEDCMED Standard 2150mm [L] x 860mm [W] X 380mm (H) 8kg
  • XTIBEDCLGE Wide 2150mm [L] x 1000mm [W] X 380mm (H) 8.5kg

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JRC Cocoon 2G Levelbed Bedchairs

JRC has been around a few years now and does some nice kit. They have 3 versions of their Bedchairs Which are standard, compact, and Xl version.

They use an aliminium frame to keep the weight down which is flat when fully down which is why they named them levelbed! The mattress is thick but isn’t memory foam which is a shame. It does come with an integrated pillow and zipped storage for keys wallet ect.

It does boast an anti-sagging system that should keep your back supported without it losing support over time.

  • Oversized brackets to fit any size sleeping bag
  • Large leg locks for safety and easy handling in the bivvybed chair reviews
  • Compact transport dimensions
  • Extra thick padded mattress with luxury suede finish
  • Custom-designed JRC swiveling mud feet
  • No elastic around the frame to ensure even distribution and tidy folding of the bed
  • Integrated zipped pouch for storage of valuables or receiver
  • Integrated pillow in the head part

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Trakker Levelite Oval Wide Bed System

A new concept with bedchairs from trakker with this oval wide bed system. It’s not to everyone’s taste but it’s nice to see something a bit different that does the job and saves a bit of space and weight. This is perfect due to its shape for just using a small shelter that maybe a normal-sized bed chair would struggle to fit under.

It has its own integrated 3-season sleeping bag which is what you’d want due to its shape I’m not sure if a normal sleeping bag would fit. You do have the option of turning into a 5 season sleep system with the addition of aquatexx oval bedcover, which is perfect for when going into autumn/winter fishing.

One nice feature is the ability to adjust the firmness of the mattress so if you like a firmer support like me you can adjust its lumber support.

  • Revolutionary oval shape for optimum use of space
  • Save more space inside a fishing shelter compared to a traditional bed
  • Standard-Wide hybrid size (wide width/standard at head and toe)
  • 3-season, roomy box section sleeping bag with crash zips, internal and external baffles and pillow retainer
  • The bag can easily be removed for cleaning
  • Totally flat profile for a perfect night’s sleep
  • Adjustable lumbar support for a firmer mattresstrakker bedchair
  • Double-hinged technology for compact pack-down with no parts sticking out
  • Super-quick to use; simply unclip and unfold
  • Unique patented leg mechanism – push the button and it drops to position
  • Rotating mud feet
  • Can be transformed into a five-season bag with the addition of an Aquatexx Oval cover
  • Registered design
  • Material: Aluminium/steel frame
  • Weight (without bag) 12kg
  • Weight (with bag) 15.4kg
  • Dimensions: L210cm x W100cm (open); L71cm x W100cm (closed)
  • Bed height: 33cm
  • Bed height extended: 42cm

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