In this article we will look at the main type of swags on the Australian market and give you some insight into what other people are buying and why. The main types of swags we will discuss are: traditional swags, triangular swags, dome swags, swags on stretcher beds and homestead swags.
The basic swag is basically a canvas bed roll with a mattress. While this was the original kind and used to be very popular, sales of this kind of swag are now very very low. If someone is looking for a basic type at a cheaper price, they will generally look at the triangular-shaped ones.
The triangular swag is basically a traditional with some sort of a pole at the head end. Not everyone uses the pole, and when left out this kind of swag is very similar to the traditional bed roll style mentioned above. Even this kind of product is not very popular these days except for the very budget minded person who will not use it too much. In southern Australia these swags do not sell well, with many stores not even stocking them. However this kind of product is still reasonably popular in Queensland in some areas, and in some patches of New South Wales in cities like Armidale.
By far the biggest seller in Australia these days are the dome swags, with their easy to set up pole structure keeping the canvas off the person, and also having large mozzie screen windows to keep the bugs out and to keep the inside cool. In Victoria for example, at least 95% of swag sales would be of this kind.
The problem with any type of swag, especially if you are getting older, is that you have to get up off the ground to get out of them. This is leading many people to purchase stretcher beds to put their swags on, raising them up off the ground. While many people are happy with this solution, the swags and stretcher beds are generally of different sizes and the set up is not always great. Also the kind of stretcher beds used don’t have any lateral support, meaning the stretcher will rock from end to end when you move around in the night.
The product we developed and patented to overcome this back in 2014 is our homestead stretcher swag. This product uses a different design stretcher bed frame with lateral support meaning no end to end rocking around, and rather than being one product sat upon another, our patented locking system means the swag actually connects to the frame, rather than sitting upon it. I guess it’s hard to imaging this kind of product without having seen it, so if you would like to look at what the different types of swags in this article look like, please visit the link in our resource box to see pictures of the Homestead and other kinds of swags mentioned in this article.
Many manufacturers in Australia are fighting a discount war at the moment, and with this the quality of many has declined. Kulkyne Swags while losing some market share has stuck with manufacturing a quality product that will last our customers for as long as they look after their swags. If you’re looking for high quality swags, please visit our website and have a look at our images and specifications: https://www.kulkyne.com.au