Outhaus Palmerston Canvas Swag 1100
Bigger and better for 2021. Palmerston is now a 'King Single' swag measuring 1100mm wide so can fit 2 adults as long as they like each other. Full height ends give an even greater feeling of space and the double sided awning set up allows a covered food prep or admin area.
Outhaus Palmerston Canvas Swag 1100 Specifications & Features:
420gsm proofed super-tough poly-cotton canvas
Strong 550g PVC bucket floor
PVC boot mat
Covered shooters window at one end and an unzippable boot/gear cover at the other (also accessible from inside), both with bug mesh, solid or completely open modes
70mm high density convoluted foam mattress with removable cover
Strong, lightweight 11mm aluminium poles
Robust adjustable ridge pole
Full length openings on either side
Full length bug mesh on either side
One pair of awning poles
Internal gear storage pockets
Heavy duty 50mm webbing compression straps
Just add your blankets or sleeping bags and get a really cosy, comfy rest after a hard day enjoying the great outdoors. Palmerston is the largest of our swags and can fit two people, particularly good for a parent and young child.
Rolled up with mattress:1150mm x 370mm
Unrolled: 2000mm x 1100mm
Head height: 800mm
Mattress size: 70mm x 2000mm x 1050mm
Weight: 12kg (including mattress, pegs, ropes & poles)
Add a canvas carry bag to protect your Palmerston swag from the worst of the weather or when on the top of the truck and to carry some more of your kit.
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 set up (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.