Best swags in Australia

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The best swags in Australia

For those who like to go on big adventures, you'll want to find the perfect accessory when it comes to sleeping under the stars.

Swags come with an in-built mattress and many will be good to fend off all weather conditions and more importantly keep you snug. They come in many different sizes from single to double and all the way up to dome which is generally considered the biggest.

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team has picked the products featured in the list based on actual customer reviews on Amazon Australia. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the swags with the highest review within the criteria judged.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best swag for most people: Darche Air-Volution AD 1400

Darche Air-Volution AD 1400

Pros

  • Can inflate in less than 20 seconds
  • Lots of storage

Cons

  • Requires pumping to erect
  • Does not have traditional poles
Price (RRP): $849.00
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Why we chose it

The Darche Air-Volution AD 1400 is a real game changer in terms of taking swags to new levels. It can hold up to 6 people and has 5-star reviews across Snowy's and Tentworld.

The inflatable poles in this product are made from TPU which is puncture-resistant and it is protected by PE pole sleeves which are very durable. The Air-Volution is made from high quality proofed canvas that helps prevent leaks and has a reinforced PVC floor. Among its other features are an under canopy full zip down head and two-way entry with storm covers.

In terms of specifications, the Darche Air-Volution AD weighs around 16.5kg and it has a 50mm poly cotton covered mattress. The product also comes with a 2-year warranty.

Among the reviews posted about the product, the product was praised for being a "great tough swag" and it was commended for its size.


Best double swag: Sahara Nomad Double Dome

Sahara Nomad Double Dome

Pros

  • Very spacious in size
  • Well ventilated

Cons

  • Swag can fold up if both ends aren't anchored
  • Quite tight to fit into carry bag
Price (RRP): $299.50

Why we chose it

For those who like to sleep under the stars, the Sahara Nomad Double Dome Canvas will be a suitable option for many. This is a big swag that can easily fit two people. Containing a 55mm mattress and using top quality 14oz tear-resistant ripstop cotton canvas, this model is waterproof and it is very spacious inside.

In terms of product specifications, the swag has super strong and sturdy 8.5mm aluminium poles which are twice as strong as standard fibreglass poles. There is a three-quarter length zip-off canvas flap with heavy-duty zips as well as a sandfly proof fly-mesh and mosquito net top.

The swag comes in khaki brown and weighs around 11kg with a bag. Length wise, it is 215cm while the width is 140cm and the height is 80cm. The swag is double stitched and bound and is accompanied by pegs and a peg bag.

Customers praised the swag for its size and the way it has been stitched together.


Best swag for summer: All 4 Adventure Single Swag

All 4 Adventure Single Swag

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Good at keeping out the rain

Cons

  • PVC floor not as substantial as other swags
  • Tie ups for side covers could be better
Price (RRP): $399.99

Why we chose it

The Australian climate in summer is notoriously very sticky and if you want shade from the blistering heat, then the All 4 Adventure Single Swag will deliver it. With over 30 reviews published on BCF, the All 4 Adventure Single Swag gained an average of 4.6 stars out of 5. This product really holds sway with customers who want a true camping adventure.

The All 4 Adventure Single swag has a 70mm high-density, foam mattress with a poly-cotton upper and Oxford base mattress cover to provide you with a comfortable night's sleep. Designed to deal with hot and humid nights, this swag can keep pesky mosquitoes at bay and the ventilation is fabulous too. There is also a 500gsm PVC bucket floor to help safeguard you against debris and wetness.

Dimensions wise, the All 4 Adventure Single Swag is 210cm in length, 85cm in width and 68cm in height.


Best four-season swag: Darche Nebula 1550 Swag

Darche Nebula 1550 Swag

Pros

  • Robust enough to withstand all weather conditions
  • Only takes 90 seconds to set up

Cons

  • Awning poles sold separately at some stores
  • Could do with a thicker mattress
Price (RRP): $719.00
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Why we chose it

If you want a swag to get you through all the seasons, then this roomy Darche Nebula 1550 swag ticks all the boxes. This swag has been well received across sites including Tentworld, where it holds a full 5-star rating.

Sleeping up to two people, the Darche Nebula 1550 is very versatile and it is freestanding. It has the height of a small tent, but with the convenient set-up of a swag. Coming with its own 50mm high-density mattress, it comes with a sleeping bag as well as a flysheet that will get you through all different types of weather conditions.

If you are camping in winter, you can zip it up to stay snug, and aside from affording generous headspace, there is a four-way entry and two storage pockets. The swag measures 230cm long x 155cm wide and is made from polycotton.

Customers praised the Darche Nebula 1550 swag for its simplicity to erect as well as having "loads of space".


Best budget swag: Wanderer Swag Bag Single

Wanderer Swag Bag Single

Pros

  • Has heavy duty handle which makes carrying easy
  • Compression straps make packing easier

Cons

  • Bag could be wider
  • Swag has very tight fit
Price (RRP): $79.99
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Buy at BCF

Why we chose it

While the top of the range swags can cost in excess of $500, the Wanderer Swag Bag Single does just as effective a job at a fraction of the price. Made out of waterproof PVC, the Wanderer Swag Bag is recommended for any camping trip you may undertake.

The swag has welded seams to safeguard your swag from dust, debris or water both while transporting it and for storage. As far as features go, the swag contains a roll-top closure with hook and loop and quick release buckle, along with very handy compression straps. This means you can pack it compactly, and lash points allow additional gear to be added securely. In terms of dimensions, the diameter is 46cm while the full length is 130cm.

On average, the Wanderer Swag bag garnered 4.6 out of 5 stars on BCF and many customers were pleased with how the swag kept their items dry while out on trips.


Best Australian-made swag: Oztrail Mitchell Expedition Swag

Oztrail Mitchell Expedition Swag

Pros

  • Helps you stay warm and dry in rain
  • Excellent quality and features

Cons

  • Doesn't come with a storage bag
  • Mattress could be more comfortable
Price (RRP): $299.99
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Why we chose it

The Oztrail Mitchell Expedition Swag is very reliable and comes in a dome shape. Of the reviews we came across, the Oztrail Mitchell Expedition rated very well and on Snowy's, it holds a full 5-star rating.

The swag is made from tough ripstop material for durability. There are three alloy poles that help give it its structure and the mesh panels ensure the swag is well ventilated.

To prevent rain from coming into the swag, there are zips to the entry point and the swag comes with a 5cm high-density foam mattress which provides an excellent sleeping spot.

Designed for one person to sleep in, the sleeping area is 210cm in length by 90cm in width and the product weighs 8.7kg.


Best swag for beginners: Wanderer Contour Single Swag

Wanderer Contour Single Swag

Pros

  • Easy to set up for beginners
  • Has great ventilation

Cons

  • Can be difficult fitting it back into bag
  • Quite expensive
Price (RRP): $399.99
Buy at BCF

Why we chose it

If you want a great camping adventure, then Wanderer has you sorted with its Contour swag. For novice explorers, the Contour swag has generated reviews in the double figures on BCF and it averaged 4.4 out of 5 stars.

The swag has been constructed out of strong polycotton for durability and it includes lightweight alloy poles as well as a spreader for strength. In terms of other specifications, there is a 500gsm reinforced PVC floor for added protection and 70mm high-density foam mattress to provide a good night's sleep. Moreover, the product is very easy to assemble which is great for beginners.

In terms of dimensions, the swag is 210cm in length, 85cm in width and 68cm in height.


Amazon prices last updated on 22 June, 2021 at 11:01 am

Methodology

  • We compared all the major swag brands found in the biggest online retailers.
  • We excluded brands that aren't widely available.
  • The products featured on this list are chosen by our editorial team and not selected based on commercial relationships.

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