AOS Bushman Apex Deluxe Swag set up in Australian outback

Updated: January 25


Best Traditional Swags Australia – Ultimate Guide [2022]

Most swags sold these days are actually a variety of swag known as dome swags. While this style is very popular, many still prefer the traditional swag design, ie. a mattress between two pieces of canvas.

However, there are quite a few different options out there, so it can be difficult to know which one to get.

Below, I have assembled a list of the best traditional swags in Australia, to help you figure out which one is right for you!


AOS Bushman Deluxe Apex Single Swag

OZtrail Cooper Expedition Single Swag

Darche Traditional Single Swag

Our Pick
AOS Bushman Deluxe Single
Best Value
OZtrail Cooper Expedition Single Swag
Darche Traditional Single Swag

4.65 ★ (see 6 reviews on Snowys)


200 (L) x 71 (W) cm

200 (L) x 75 (W) mm

215 (L) x 75 (W) mm


28 cm


8.7 kg

4.0 kg

7.6 kg

104 L

34 L

31 L

475 GSM

230 GSM

16 oz

70 mm

50 mm

70 mm

10 years

1 year


Best Traditional Swags in Australia

AOS Bushman Deluxe Apex Single Swag

AOS Bushman Deluxe Swag

Our Pick

  • Made in Australia
  • Full canvas construction
  • Very high build quality
  • Swag carry bag included
  • 4 steel pegs and 2 sand pegs included
  • 70mm thick mattress
  • Can enter from either side
  • 10 year guarantee!!
  • Sleeping area only 71cm wide
  • On the heavier side at 8.7kg
  • Exactly 2 metres long - a bit tight for tall guys

Aussie Outback Supplies (aka. AOS) are the producers of some of the highest quality swags in Australia. All of their swags are entirely Australian made, which is becoming increasingly rare.

The Bushman Deluxe Apex range are made from high quality canvas and come with a swag carry bag, 4 steel pegs and even 2 sand pegs for beach camping.

It has a 70mm mattress, and the unique design allows you to enter the swag from either side.

The best part about this unit is that it is covered by the AOS 10 year guarantee! If a manufacturer offers a 10 year guarantee on their product, especially something as hard-wearing as a swag, you know it must be good quality.

It even comes with a built-in bottle opener!

The Australian swag is available in single, king single, double and queen sizes

PS. If you like buying Aussie gear, check out my full list of Australian made swags!

OZtrail Cooper Expedition Single Swag

OZtrail Cooper Expedition Single Swag

Best Budget Option