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Best Motorcycle/Biker Swags Australia – A Complete Guide

Gearing up for some motorcycle camping and need a swag? There’s quite a few options out there and they can vary wildly in terms of price, weight and size.

Thankfully, I’ve prepared a list below of the best biker swags in Australia, to help you make your decision!

Let’s get into it!

 

Darche Ranger Solo+ Biker Swag

OZtrail Biker Expedition Swag

OZtrail Swift Pitch Bivy Tent


Our Pick
Darche Ranger Solo+ Biker Swag
Best Value
OZtrail Biker Expedition Swag
OZtrail Swift Pitch Bivy Tent

Cell

3.3 ★ (see 3 reviews on Snowys)

200 (L) x ?? (W) cm

200 (L) x 75 (W) cm

215 (L) x 70/60 (W) cm

75 cm

55 cm

47 cm

6.5 kg

8.5 kg

1.1 kg

48 L

40 L

7 L

320 GSM canvas

230 GSM canvas

Polyester

50 mm

50 mm

None

3 years

1 year

1 year

Best Motorbike Swags Australia

Darche Ranger Solo+ Biker Swag

Darche Ranger Solo+ Biker Swag

Our Pick

Pros
  • Head height of 75cm - better than other swags on this list
  • Thick 320GSM canvas for excellent waterproofing
  • Packs down to 50cm long x 35cm diameter
  • Excellent ventilation
  • 3 year warranty
Cons
  • Sleeping area fairly narrow
  • Included mattress too thin (50mm thick)

The Darche Ranger range has been a favourite amongst motorcycle campers for many years. Their latest offering, the Ranger Solo+, is another great product.

It has a higher internal ceiling and is made of thicker canvas than the OZtrail Biker Expedition Swag, yet packs down to a similar small volume.

It is highly waterproof and designed to handle a variety of weather conditions.

Swag leaning on motorcycle

As with all biker swags, the sleeping area is quite narrow and the included mattress is quite thin (allow this allows the swag to roll up to a small volume).

It comes with a 3 year warranty.

OZtrail Biker Expedition Swag

OZtrail Biker Expedition Swag

Runner Up

Pros
  • 230GSM canvas for excellent waterproofing
  • Packs down to 50cm long x 30cm diameter
  • Excellent ventilation
  • 2 year warranty
Cons
  • Internal ceiling only 55cm high
  • Sleeping area only 75cm wide
  • Included mattress too thin (50mm thick)

The OZtrail Biker Expedition Swag is another very popular touring swag in Australia. Made from canvas and suitable for almost all Australian weather conditions, it is very similar to the Darche Urban Ranger.

The main points of difference are that the OZtrail swag is made from thinner canvas and has a lower internal ceiling.

Otherwise, both swags have the same price, weight and pack down to the same size. They both have thin 50mm mattresses and narrow (75cm wide) sleeping areas. They also both have 2 year warranties.

Both are very solid choices for a motorcycle camping trip.

OZtrail Swift Pitch Bivy Tent

OZtrail Swift Pitch Bivy Tent

Best Budget Motorbike Swag

Pros
  • Very affordable - half the price of the other swags
  • Longer than the other swags (2.2m)
  • Incredibly light - only 1.4kg
  • Packs down to a tiny 51cm long x 13cm diameter
Cons
  • NO MATTRESS INCLUDED
  • Made from synthetic material rather than canvas
  • More fragile than the other swags - more prone to damage
  • Water leakage a problem
  • Lack of ventilation - condensation is an issue
  • Sleeping area very narrow
  • Only a 1 year warranty