Double Swags: What Is the Best Size Swag and Mattress?

Double Swags: What Is the Best Size Swag and Mattress?

If you are buying a double swag there are a few issues you might want to consider. Quality and value for money is of course a factor in the purchase of any swag, in this article however we are looking at the specific issues you should consider when buying double swags.

I guess the first consideration is the width of the swag. A double swag is generally considered to be between 1.3 and 1.6 meters wide. So what is the best width? The answer to this question really depends on the user. Are you buying the swag for one person but want plenty of room to spread out? Is it for a smaller couple? Is it for a large couple? Many people always seem to think that bigger is better, but is it? The answer is certainly no for some people, the factor many first time buyers seem to miss, is that the width of the swag, is also the length of the swag when it is rolled up. This means a 1.5m wide swag is going to pack up to 1.5m long. Depending on your vehicle, this can be too long for some people, so thought should be given to this factor. Generally with most customers, if they can handle the length of the swag when packed up, they will generally go for around 1.5m wide, as it’s a spacious swag for one, and generous enough for nearly all couples.

The next consideration is the length of the swag. A standard size double swag is generally around 210 to 215cms long. While this sound like a lot, you do need a decent gap between your head and the swag, and also your feet and the swag. This gap makes you feel more comfortable in the swag and helps you avoid that claustrophobic feeling. You also need to consider that the pillow needs to fit in between the head end of the swag and your shoulders, if your head is right at the end of the swag, your position on the pillow might not be that comfortable. Our queen swag (double swag) is 225cms long, this gives anyone from 6′ to 6’6″ plenty of space and is the choice of larger guys and girls.

Next in the shopping considerations is the type of swag. When I say type, I basically mean how the swag sets up. Older style swags were basically a bed roll, where the canvas sat on top of you, but gave you no protection from mozzies and flies. 90% of swags sold in Australia these days have a dome pole structure, which keeps the canvas off your body, and makes you feel less claustrophobic. The design of the pole structure will affect the roominess of the swag and also the set up time, so please keep this in mind.

The last consideration I am going to touch on in this article is the mattress thickness. The most common mattress thicknesses used in Australia are either 50mm or 70mm. Generally 50mm is too thin to give a good nights sleep, and are only offered to keep the manufacturing cost of the swag down. I have found through feedback from swag owners and myself, that 70mm is OK for people around 90kgs or lighter. Bigger people generally struggle to get comfortable on a 70mm mattress, but a 110mm mattress is available which gives a great nights sleep. The down side to a 110mm mattress is that the swag does roll up larger, however many people, including myself, think this a fair trade off.

Kulkyne Swags have long been a favorite camping swag in Australia, with many thousands sold all over the country. If you are looking to buy a double swag or any other size, please visit our website at http://www.kulkyne.com.au or email us at sales@kulkyne.com.au.

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