We are often asked why a swag is better than tent or hammock camping in a tropical climate, so we thought we’d take a few minutes to offer our opinions on the matter. While tents have their own suitability, both swags and tents have their pros and cons, here are some of our favourite benefits that a quality canvas swag can offer:

We are often asked why a swag is better than tent or hammock camping in a tropical climate, so we thought we’d take a few minutes to offer our opinions on the matter. While tents have their own suitability, both swags and tents have their pros and cons, here are some of our favourite benefits that a quality canvas swag can offer:

Very quick setup and pack up

As with the simple bedrolls of the past, a modern swag can be incredibly fast and easy to setup. Within a matter of minutes of arriving at your favourite campsite you could be rolling your swag out and be ready to get started on dinner in no time at all. Most swags like the Adventure Kings Big Daddy Swag are self supporting and do not even require any tent pegs to be stable and ready for use.

This helps to make them the perfect option for 4x4 touring, where you tend to drive until dark and pull over at night to get some rest for tomorrow. As a bonus convenience you can even keep your sleeping bag or blankets inside the rolled up swag, making it perfect when travelling and offering one of the fastest and most efficient set ups available.

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Carry the swag and not much else

If you are looking for a simple overnighter it is certainly possible to take almost everything you need in your packed swag. By laying your sleeping bag, pillows and maybe a ground floor on top of the swags included mattress before you roll it up. This offers travellers a single bag to throw in your vehicle or transport and a packed and rolled swag will generally take up less room then a tent with your bed gear.

They are ideal for hiking as they are not considered as a lightweight option but they do give you a useful way to carry all your gear and not leave anything behind, while being extremely hard wearing and comfortable.

Amazing temperature control

Swags are typically made from heavy-duty canvas that has great insulating and water proofing properties. That means when its cold outside, the swag will keep you warm and when its wet it will keep you dry.

The supportive foam mattress and waterproof PVC base add to the warmth and keep you dry, offering a comfortable sleep when you are outdoors. Most swags have great ventilation which means that, coupled with screens that are insect resistant, condensation inside your swag is almost non-existent.

In warmer climates a swag will keep you cool, by taking advantage of the ventilation and the ability to fold back the top canvas covers, leaving just the insect resistant mesh that will keep you safe from sand flies and mosquitos, while allowing you to take advantage of the cool breeze.

Enjoy the outdoors as god intended – stargazing

During the warmer months of the year it is a fantastic to spend a night under the stars. A swag, with its insect resistant mesh, allows you to sleep in comfort with the top canvas covers open, safe in the knowledge that the bugs can not get in.

A well designed canvas swag can offer you the best experience outdoors while giving you the security and privacy that you want, all the while allowing you to really be one with the outdoors.

Hard wearing and high quality

Swags were originally developed in Australian to cope with the hash Australian outback where conditions can be tough. Heavy-duty canvas and thick PVC bases are backed up with quality stitching, wide insect resistant nylon webbing and aircraft grade aluminium poles. All contributing to one of the toughest pieces of outdoors equipment, that can be relied upon for years and will typically outlast your average polyester tent.

Swags are built tough, they are designed to be used in a rough environment, they are made to offer a comfortable nights sleep while being tough as nails.

Great for sleeping during the day

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One of the great advantages of the heavy canvas is that a swag has almost a total blackout when the covers are in place, that means very little sunlight to interrupt your morning sleep in. This also means that you won’t suffer from excessive bright light in the morning and also not have an uncomfortable heat like a brightly coloured polyester tent tends to do.

The heavy canvas also offers a sense of security as it reduces any outside sounds, which is key to a great nights sleep. Whether you are a camper or 4x4’er a swag is a great way to get an incredibly comfortable night’s sleep while maintaining a feeling of safety and security that a tent tends not to offer.

Take a look out your web store or drop by our store in Davao City have a look for yourself at the benefits of camping in a canvas swag.

More details on our range of canvas swags can be seen here.