Swags go back a long way, in fact back in the 1800’s in Australia a Swagman was known as a roaming and mostly seasonal agricultural worker who did odd jobs on farms including labour work ,rounding up and shearing sheep. They mostly slept outdoors where they lay on a piece of canvas and threw a blanket over themselves at night, to keep warm. DARCHE www.darche.com.au have been taking a leading role in the design of swags in recent years and these innovative modern designs are now available in Europe through XP-edition for more information on the DARCHE products now available in Europe click here https://www.xp-edition.eu/Darche_2 Darche
Posted by TURAS – Camping and 4WD Adventures on Thursday, 17 May 2018
Darche Dirty Dee Swag – Way back in the 1800’s in Australia a Swagman was known as a roaming and mostly seasonal agricultural worker who did odd jobs on farms including labour work ,rounding up and sheering sheep.
They mostly slept outdoors where they lay on a piece of canvas and threw a blanket over themselves at night, to keep warm. When they moved on, they then rolled up the blanket, their belongings and the canvas together, threw it on their backs, and headed off for the next job, and that’s where the name for modern ‘swags’ came from.Swags have been carried by explorers, shearers, miners, the unemployed,the rich and many others over the last 200 years.
Today swags are still very popular in Australia where campers and tourers store them in the back of their utes or on the roof rack of their 4×4 as they explore and search for the best campsites.
Widely recognised as the company that have taken the design of swags to the next level Darche introduced the Dome Swag over 20 years ago. Designed to withstand harsh Aussie conditions, the Darche swag range will keep you comfortable all year round, no matter where you camp.
With interesting and progressive designs like the Dirty Dee, the Dusk To Dawn and the Nebula, these swags are feature packed with proofed poly/cotton ripstop canvas, heavy duty waterproof PVC bucket floor and 50mm high-density covered foam mattress, to name a few.
The ridge pole trigger locking system developed by Darche makes the Dirty Dee swag the ultimate freestanding tourer. Near vertical walls and all weather awnings, functionality, durability and comfort have been combined into an all-round outdoor adventure companion.This roomy swag is made from 420gsm proofed poly/cotton 16mm grid ripstop and offers generous head room within.
The swag also boasts 6 ventilation points ensuring optimum cross flow ventilation that will keep you cool on those hot summer nights.
Other features include access to the undercover front awning, seam sealed internal seams,4 internal storage pockets and anodised 7001 alloy 8.5 Dia poles with hard wearing pole sleeves.
Like all Darche products the materials are all of a very high quality. The carrier bag is a generous size and easily accommodates the swag when packing away. A big selling point for us was the 50mm covered hi-density foam mattress and the trigger locking ridge pole system.The thick mattress means you will be guaranteed comfortable nights sleep but the size of the mattress does make the swag bulkier but well worth it in our view.
The trigger locking system is a great idea allowing the swag to stand freely without needing to use the supplied guy ropes. This is a great solution for those who enjoy a bit of comfort when camping. Now available in Europe through XP-edition for more details click here.
Darche Dirty Dee Swag is available in Europe via XP-Edition