21301 ‘Hobart’ Traditional Canvas Swag Bedroll

(3 customer reviews)

The epitome of traditional swag camping. An updated version of the age-old Aussie bedroll combining shelter and mattress in one lightweight roll.

Hobart Canvas Swag Bedroll
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Hobart is the epitome of swag tradition. A simple bedroll with integrated PVC bucket floor and bug-stop mesh. It is ideal for a no-frills night under the stars.

Features include:
420gsm proofed super-tough poly-cotton canvas
75mm high density supportive mattress with removable cover
50mm heavy duty webbing compression straps
Internal pocket for keys, torch etc
PVC boot mat
Strong 550g PVC floor
Double zip allowing full length entry and additional ventilation
4 eyelets/tie off points at head end
1 eyelet/tie off point at foot end
1 eyelet/tie off point midway along side
Bug-stop insect screen
Large head flap

Please note: Hobart is supplied with pegs and guys but without poles.

Hobart is a traditional style flat bedroll swag. Just add your blankets or sleeping bag and get a really cosy, comfy rest after a hard day in the great outdoors.

Just throw Hobart on the floor and in a minute or two and you’re ready to sleep under the stars. The swag can be used with the supplied mattress, with your own or with none, depending on your preference. Hobart will roll up smaller without the 75mm mattress so it can be carried on foot some distance.

Approximate dimensions:
Internal height at head end: 550mm
Height at foot end: 300mm
Rolled up with mattress: 920mm x 300mm
Rolled up without mattress: 1000mm x 150mm, can also be folded flat
Unrolled: 2100mm x 900mm
Mattress: 75mm x 2000mm x 900mm
Weight: 6kg (including mattress)
Weight: 4.15kg (excluding mattress)

Stock is dark green although some of the images show the brown swag.

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 4×4 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.

Still not sure? See the reviews on our ‘In the Press’ page. Once you ditch nylon for canvas there’ll be no going back!

Swag care instructions
Blog post: The Benefits of Swag Camping

3 reviews for ‘Hobart’ Traditional Canvas Swag Bedroll

  1. Björn (verified owner)

    Not yet tested, but already enthusiastic!

    Hi to the team and many thanks for the fast delivery and the good support.
    At first I was sceptical if it was a good idea to order a Swag from England these days, which will be delivered to Germany. When I received my order confirmation via email, I missed a delivery date and wrote an email. Within shortest time I got an answer (thanks Olli) and in the further process also current information about where my long awaited Swag is at the moment. Today it arrived and even if I could not test it yet, the Swag makes a high-quality and well processed impression. Thanks a lot!

  2. Luke

    The most versatile one of the lot! Worth the wonga mate but would recommend a rain fly over it for added rain protection. Had it in the Landy, on the beach, in the woods, at the festival. The next one on the list is the desert.

  3. Craig McHugh

    This has to be one of the best sleeping shelters I have owned. It’s very durable and for my use is a shelter that suits my needs. Keep up the good work. Craig. (Isle of Man).

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