CARPology Reviews

Rods on lockdown

Speero’s range of rod protection keeps your kit safe and looking good

You might not yet have heard of Speero but, trust us, you soon will. This British company staffed by plenty of experienced heads in the world of textiles and carp fishing have burst onto the scene in the last few months with a big range of luggage and accessories. Designed and tested with a focus on durability and ease of use, the launch lineup is brimming with good ideas that looks set to expand into 2020 and beyond. Most of the items can be ordered in a standard green colour or a DPM camo pattern, so you can match them with your existing kit or your style preferences. This time around we’re taking a closer look at some of the Speero kit for housing and protecting your rods.

Quiver System Base
The main item in the Speero Quiver System, this tough over-the-shoulder rod bag is made from 600D Cordura material with military-spec zips and tough nylon clips for durability. It can take five 12ft or 13ft rods and has two large zipped pockets on the outside and a large main compartment for a brolly. The padded shoulder strap is adjustable and there’s a padded strap to retain the rods without causing any damage. All stress points are reinforced and it’s available in DPM or Green.

Quiver System Hood
This neat little hood slides over the top of the Quiver System Base and your rods to give extra protection from the weather and from knocks. Like the Base, it’s made from 600D Cordura material, has a military-grade zip and comes in both Speero colours. It’s padded for extra protection and has multiple clipping points depending on whether you’re carrying 12ft or
13ft rods.


Reel Pouch System
These well-padded big-pit reel pouches have the added benefit of having protective covers for your rod tips and butts, held firmly in place with elasticated material connected to the pouch. That stretch enables the standard product to fit both 12ft and 13ft rods, and you can use these on their own or in conjunction with the Quiver System Base and Hood. Available in both DPM and Green.


Tiptops Rod Lead Band
Looking for Providing the same ‘tiptop’ protection to your rod tips and butts as the Reel Pouch System, but without the padded reel pouch, these elasticated protectors have a sliding band that can be used to trap your lead and stop it knocking against your precious carbon. These work on 12ft and 13ft rods and are available in Green or DPM.