Outhaus Davenport Canvas Swag 1100

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Outhaus Davenport Canvas Swag 1100

Davenport is a large swag measuring 1100mm wide and can fit two people if they like each other. It's like a Rockhampton and Palmerston hybrid.

Perfect shelter to sit under an awning or tarp for added protection and dry seating space.

Outhaus Davenport Canvas Swag 1100 Specifications & Features:

420gsm proofed super-tough poly-cotton canvas
Strong 550g PVC bucket floor
PVC boot mat
YKK zips
Shooters window with roll-up awning at head end with bug mesh, solid or completely open modes
70mm high density convoluted foam mattress with removable cover
Strong, lightweight aero-grade 10.5mm aluminium poles
Zip up bug-stop mesh layer
Half length openings on either side
Bug mesh on either side
Internal gear storage pockets
Heavy duty 50mm webbing compression straps
Can be used with or without supplied spreader bars

Just add your blankets or sleeping bags and get a really cosy, comfy rest after a hard day enjoying the great outdoors.

Approximate dimensions:
Rolled up with mattress:1150mm x 370mm
Unrolled: 2000mm x 1100mm
Head height: 800mm
Mattress size: 70mm x 2000mm x 1050mm
Weight: 9.6kg (including mattress, pegs, ropes & poles)

Need to know more about swags?
Canvas swags are a relatively new concept to the UK and, hopefully, this guide will give you more of an idea of what you can expect from this famous well-proven icon of the great outdoors.

It is an evolution of the days of Waltzing Matilda and the Australian 'Jolly Swagman' travelling from farm to farm looking for work and sleeping by the billabong under the coolibah tree in his simple bedroll - essentially his blanket in which all his belongings were kept.

The first thing to acknowledge about a swag is that it would be a mistake to call it a tent. In Australia, tents are tents and swags are swags. The humble swag is better thought of as a sleeping system. It is an extremely comfortable mattress set inside a strong, hard-wearing canvas shelter. You can keep some items inside with you and sometimes even have more than one of you but you're not going to be doing any cooking in there and getting dressed is easier outside than in.

Outhaus swags are made from very heavy-duty waterproofed polycotton canvas and have strong waterproof PVC bases so they can be used on their own in all weathers. However, most swags are top loading, which means that if it's raining and you want to get in or out, you're going to get wet, as is the inside of your swag. To this end, the most popular way to enjoy a swag is to think of it as just the bed part of your camp setup (similar to how you may view a hammock). Pitch an awning on your 4x4 or a tarp between some trees and have the swag pitched at the edge of this shelter. Then you have a large area for cooking and other activities, with your comfy canvas bedroom on the outskirts. This means that you're going to have a roof over you, protecting you from the weather and you can sleep with just the bug net, even if it's throwing it down outside.