Mr Swagman’s Classic swag is the most versatile swag on the market. It has the ability to be used as a plain flat swag, which can be partially or fully zipped open; or it can be set up to hold the canvas off your body and provide insect protection with the full-length head to toe midge proof meshed windows.
NOTE: All insect mesh features here are only for the single Classic swag. The double Classic swag does not incorporate the full-length insect mesh, it has a head and foot end window for ventilation. The double Classic swag has a single spreader bar at the head end not a second one at the foot end like the single Classic swag. The double Classic uses an adjustable pole at the head end and a fixed-length pole at the foot end.
Mr Swagman has selected the finest quality canvas for use in his swags. The canvas is a 100% cotton fabric that offers maximum breathability, is rot-resistant, mildew resistant, U.V. stabilized and waterproof. The canvas is a 15-ounce ripstop, heavy-duty material that is the ideal choice for use in Australia’s extreme conditions. Mr Swagman has chosen to use a ‘Desert Sand’ colour canvas for its cooling qualities and its Australian outback rugged image.
The base of all Mr Swagman swags is a high quality, flexible 650gsm ripstop PVC, which allows you to use the swag on all ground surfaces – wet or dry.
If the weather is cold or raining; keep the top canvas layer zippered on for maximum protection.
If it’s hot, simply partially or fully zip off the top canvas layer to expose the full-length midge proof mesh for maximum ventilation.
The perfect way to watch the stars while you fall asleep with no worries about being bitten by annoying insects.
Mr Swagman’s single Classic swag offers three methods of use:
1) As an open flat swag with the canvas laying on your body and the head flap laying off to one side. No need to use the poles or ropes and perfect for inside a tent or at your mate’s place.
2) An easy one-step setup with a rope at the head end which ties to the bars of your 4WD, motorcycle or tree. This rope holds the canvas off your head and top half of your body for comfortable sleeping. A foot end rope is also supplied to keep the canvas off your feet if needed. This rope is best used during rain or extreme cold for added comfort. At other times it is not needed.
3) The Classic swag is provided with two extendable poles to use at the head and foot ends. Ropes and pegs are used with these two poles to quickly set up the swag, which ensures the canvas is held off your body from head to toe. This setup provides a very comfortable sleep, regardless of the weather. This is the best set up for using the full-length mesh screen as it is all held nice and taught.
NOTE: All insect mesh features here are only for the single Classic swag. The double Classic swag does not incorporate the full-length insect mesh and has a head a foot end window for ventilation.
Mr Swagman’s Classic swag features easy access, zippered front and side entrance and an overhanging head awning to provide protection from the rain. The head awning can be held open on the swag to allow maximum ventilation through the mesh, or it can be held closed ensuring no rain enters the sleeping area. When these flaps are in the closed position, a small enclosed area is formed to leave your boots and clothes in.
A spreader bar is used at the head and foot ends to provide extra shoulder room, which results in a better nights sleep.
An external PVC ground flap is ideal for standing on once your boots are removed to keep your feet clean. This PVC flap is then used to protect your boots from rain and dew overnight.
A high density, 70mm egg-crate style foam mattress, with a removable cover is included in the price of all Mr Swagman swags. They provide maximum comfort by preventing the user from touching the ground, ensuring a good nights sleep.
These foam mattresses incorporate ‘Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial protection’ – resists mould, mildew, bacteria, odours and dust mites, which are triggers of allergies and asthma.