AOS Double Swag

1 comments

Best Double Swags in Australia – Reviewed & Compared

Gearing up for a camping trip with your partner or a mate and need a double swag to keep you out of the elements?

Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, I will be reviewing and comparing the best double swags in Australia to help you figure out which one suits you best!

Sound good? Let’s go!

 

23Zero Bandit 1400

XTM 4x4 Double Swag

Coleman Instant Swagger 2P

AOS Bushman Deluxe Queen

Burke & Wills Grampian Double Dome

Darche Dirty Dee 1400


Our Pick
23Zero Bandit Swag
Best Value
XTM Double Swag
Coleman 2 Person Swagger Instant Up Tent
AOS - Bushman Deluxe Double Swag
Burke & Wills Grampian
Darche Dirty Dee 1400 Swag

Cell

4.65 ★ (see 13 reviews on Snowys)

Cell

4.65 ★ (see 3 reviews on Snowys)

4.6 ★ (see 18 reviews on Snowys)

205 (L) x 135 (W) mm

215 (L) x 140 (W) mm

240 (L) x 180 (W) mm

214 (L) x 150 (W) mm

205 (L) x 140 (W) mm

215 (L) x 140 (W) mm

95 cm

83 cm

120 cm

90 cm

81 cm

85 cm

19 kg

14 kg

9.1 kg

17 kg

17.8 kg

15 kg

304 L

190 L

58 L

388 L

294 L

232 L

400 GSM

400 GSM

Polyester

475 GSM

540 GSM

420 GSM

70 mm

50 mm

None

70 mm

75 mm

70 mm

2 years

1 year

1 year

10 years

Lifetime

2 years

One size

Best Double Swags Australia

23Zero Bandit Swag 1400

23Zero Bandit Swag

Our Pick

Pros
  • Very high build quality
  • Full canvas construction - 400 GSM
  • 95cm head height - very spacious
  • Durable canvas carry bag included
  • 70mm thick foam mattress
  • 4 doors/windows - easy access
  • 2 year warranty
Cons
  • Quite heavy at 19kg
  • 1.5m long when packed
  • 135cm wide sleeping area a little tight

This is it, folks! The 23Zero Bandit 1400 is, in my opinion, the best double swag in Australia. It is widely loved by swag users for it’s rock solid build quality that won’t let you down no matter the conditions.

It is constructed from thick 400 GSM canvas, but the really awesome part is that all of the seams in the swag are fully sealed from the inside. This means that the swag is fully waterproof even without seasoning.

Waterproofing can be a major headache for canvas swags and tents alike, so having this all sorted before you even buy it is a huge relief.

There’s 4 doors that also double as windows, plus 2 additional windows, 1 at each end of the swag. This makes access super easy and also means that you’ll have enough ventilation to keep you cool or prevent condensation buildup.

The 70mm mattress is nice and comfy. The whole thing is backed by 23Zero’s excellent 2 year warranty.

Just be aware that the swag is quite bulky when packed. Make sure that it fits comfortably in your car before locking in a purchase. Also bear in mind that 19kg is pretty heavy, so avoid parking far away from where you want to set up.

It comes in 900, 1100 and 1400 sizes (sleeping area width).

XTM 4x4 Double Swag

XTM Double Swag

Best Budget Double Swag

Pros
  • Considerably cheaper than other swags on this list
  • Thick 400 GSM canvas
  • Small when packed down
  • Good quality, strong seams
  • Fairly light at 14kg
Cons
  • Mattress only 50mm thick
  • Only 83cm internal height

If the 23Zero Bandit swags are out of your price range but you still need something decent, the XTM 4x4 double swag is a solid option.

It’s far cheaper than the other swags on this list (assuming you sign up for a free BCF membership) yet it is still built quite well.

The seams are solid, the waterproofing is decent and the swag on the whole feels good - not cheap or poorly made.

I would prefer it if the 50mm mattress was a little thicker and more comfortable, but it’s not terrible by any means.

It also has a head height of just 83cm, which is low but manageable.

Still not sure? Find out more over at our XTM double swag review!

Kings Big Daddy Deluxe Double Swag

Kings Big Daddy Deluxe double swag by the beach

Runner Up

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Head height of 100cm - very spacious for a swag
  • 70mm thick mattress included
  • Mattress 150cm wide - wider than most of the others
  • Mattress 210cm long - suitable for tall guys
  • 400GSM cotton canvas construction
  • Storm flaps to keep water out
  • Can enter swag from either side
  • Sets up easily
Cons
  • Waterproofing not so good
  • Some have commented that the poles are bit flimsy
  • Quite bulky when packed - 1.6m long
  • Fairly heavy - 16.9kg
  • Only a 1 year warranty

The Adventure Kings Big Daddy Deluxe is a decent bit of kit that is probably best for those who usually head away for a weekend or a couple of days at a time.

It is a large, spacious swag with a nice wide mattress and plenty of head space. The swag can be accessed from either side.

Like the 23Zero Bandit, it is made from 400 GSM canvas. However, there have been a number of complaints about the quality of the waterproofing on this swag. Many people have found that this swag readily leaks water at the first sign of rain.

This may well be a seasoning issue, however, as this swag does need to be seasoned properly before it will be waterproof. Check out this article on how to season your swag.

Otherwise, the fast setup and low price make this a very popular choice.

Check out my full Kings Big Daddy Deluxe review!

Coleman Instant Swagger 2P Tent

Coleman 2 Person Swagger

Best Hybrid Option

Pros
  • Very affordable (although need to budget for separate mattress)
  • Simple and fast setup
  • Very spacious - 180cm wide, 120cm head height
  • Plenty of windows for ventilation
  • Front door can be converted into an awning (poles included)
  • 1,500mm waterproofing
  • Performs well in wind and rain
  • Very light at 9kg (although mattress is separate)
Cons
  • Polyester rather than canvas construction
  • No mattress included!
  • Only a 1 year warranty