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Kulkyne Homestead Swag Review – Single & Twin

Thinking about buying a new Kulkyne swag but wondering whether it is any good?

This Kulkyne Homestead Swag review will give you all the relevant information you need to know. We will get into the details such as its size, material, setup process as well as the overall pros and cons of this product.

 

Kulkyne Homestead Single Swag

Kulkyne Homestead Twin Swag


Kulkyne Homestead Single Swag
Kulkyne Homestead Twin Swag

225 x 100 cm

225 x 158 cm

80cm

80cm

440GSM canvas

440GSM canvas

2 years

2 years

Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Made of 440GSM canvas - you don’t have to worry about tears and leaking
  • Comes with a stretcher - it's much more comfortable to sleep in because it isn’t set up on the ground
  • Comes with 2 free heavy-duty bags for the stretcher and the swag
  • 100cm wide for the single and 158cm wide for the twin gives you lots of space
  • Longer and wider than most swags making it perfect for taller people
Cons
  • Takes longer to set up
  • You have to pack two bags for the swag and the stretcher
  • Very expensive
  • Does not have a PVC base - it might not be suitable to be set up without the stretcher

Size

Swags are known to be cramped up spaces. However, the Kulkyne stands out compared to other swags in its category simply because it is way more spacious than the others.

The Kulkyne Homestead single swag is 100cm wide, 10cm wider than the likes of the ARB SkyDome and the Darche Dirty Dee which are already quite spacious. This makes it perfect for larger people to sleep comfortably.

The twin swag sits at 158cm wide which is very roomy for a couple (for comparison, most double swags are just 140cm wide). Both models are 225cm long making it suitable for tall people too. Most other ‘long’ swags are just 215cm long.

In terms of head height, the Kulkyne swag offers 80cm of hip-to-roof space, making it feel roomy but not quite providing enough height to fully sit up.

Weatherproofing

The swag is made of thick 440GSM canvas which is thicker than most swags in the market.

The Kulkyne swag is waterproof and resistant to tear. In addition, it comes with a free fly that is custom-made for the swag that you can use to provide more shade during hot weather.

There are no known issues with water leakage from the Kulkyne swag. However, it is worth pointing out that the base of this swag is made with canvas and not PVC.

Weatherproofing

Meaning, if you set it up to the ground instead of the stretcher, it may not be as waterproof as other swags with a vinyl base, especially if it rains overnight and water pools under the swag.

Thankfully, this swag comes with a free stretcher, which means you shouldn’t have to worry about this. It is one extra thing to set up though, which is a bit of a pain.

Bedding

The bedding included in the Kulkyne swag is 40mm thick which is quite thin compared to all the swags in its class.

However, for this swag, you don’t really need a thick mattress. Since the swag comes with a stretcher, it is more comfortable than other swags as you are set up off the ground.

Bedding

Alternatively, you can check out some of these thicker mattresses if you want a more comfortable night’s sleep.

This swag is fairly comfortable as it is, and not just for those who are used to roughing it in swags, so you shouldn’t need an extra mattress.

Setup

Setting up the Kulkyne Homestead Swag is simple.

Remove the stretcher and the swag from their respective bags. Then, unfold the stretcher and place the swag on top.

Place the end of the swag into the edge of the stretcher and insert the lock rod provided for all four edges.

Once that's done, all you have to do is set up the swag by installing the poles in their respective places and clip the swag into them. You don’t have to peg the poles into the ground. The poles attach to the stretcher which is convenient, especially if you are camping on rocky ground.

The whole process takes less than 10 mins for experienced users. For first-timers, give yourself 15 mins or so.

Known Issues & Warranty

Known Issues

Overall, the Kulkyne Homestead Swag is considered a high-quality swag. However, we’ve found some potential problems with its design.

The base is made with canvas instead of PVC which is common to other swags so that could be a problem when setting up the swag to the ground. Luckily, this swag comes with a stretcher so most people aren’t going to set this swag up on the ground.

However, if you are really tired at the end of the day, you might not want to bother with the stretcher. This is no longer an option if there is a chance of rain overnight.

One owner complained that it took him 20 minutes to set up because it’s hard to attach the aluminium pole rings to the pin.

However, the aluminium poles should be attached to the pin attached to the steel ring of the swag and not the pin on the lock rod, which is what he did. So his issue was a mistake in the setup rather than the swag itself.

Warranty

The warranty for the swag itself is 2 years for any defects in materials or workmanship. However, the warranty for the poles is only 6 months.

We haven’t found anyone complaining about the quality of the poles though so I guess the poles don’t need to be replaced too often. This has been an issue in the past with some Darche swags, so it’s something to be aware of.

In terms of honouring claims, Kulkyne is in good standing with its customers and appears to respond to claims quickly.

Find out more about the Kulkyne warranty.

Price

The Kulkyne Homestead swag is more expensive than other swags like Darche Dirty Dee, 23Zero Bandit, and even the ARB SkyDome.

However, this swag has pretty unique features, particularly the stretcher that comes with the package, the free fly with pole, as well as the two heavy-duty swag and stretcher bags.

Overall, we consider the Kulkyne Homestead swag good bang for your buck if you’re looking for a large sleeping space that is elevated off the ground.

Kulkyne Homestead Swag - FAQ

Where are Kulkyne swags made?

Kulkyne swags are supplied by Hooper Imports which imports directly from factories in China.

Is the Kulkyne Homestead swag stretcher reliable?

Yes, the stretcher of the homestead swag is very reliable. The single homestead swag is rated at a maximum load of 150kg and the twin swag is rated at 250kg.

Final Thoughts - Kulkyne Homestead Swag Review

The Kulkyne Homestead swag is unique compared to most swags that we’ve reviewed so far simply because it comes with a free stretcher.

It's perfect for campers who aren't comfortable with setting up their swags on the ground.

Another thing that’s worthy of mentioning is the amount of sleeping space it offers. The Kulkyne Homestead single and twin swags are quite spacious even for a big guy or couple.

Aside from the longer time it takes to set this up, I believe this swag is a worthy contender.

Have you tried out the Kulkyne Homestead swag? I’m keen to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Review Summary

Reviewer: Louis
Review Date: 2022-03-10
Reviewed Item: Kulkyne Homestead Swag
Author Rating: 4/5
Product Name: Kulkyne Homestead Swag
Price: AUD $599
Product Availability: Available in Stock


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Louis

While Louis does most of his trips near his home in south-east Queensland, he has been camping as far afield as South America and Africa. He loves researching, testing and experimenting with camping gear whenever possible.

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