Swag Mattresses

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 16:59
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In case there are still people out there thinking standard swag matresses are crap...
A single self inflating matress fits straight in and gives you a great sleep.. No more hips and elbows hitting the ground..
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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 17:28

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 17:28
but what is standard these days...
sizes appear to change to meet designers dreams or market expectations...cant see this happening with self inflating matresses
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 18:07

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 18:07
Voxson ,
I put a self inflating mattress in on top of my swag mattress - it is as comfortable as my inner spring queen at home . I can recommend it too .
Cheers ,
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 18:35

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 18:35
Having tried every kind of camping/bush sleeping "mattress" know to man and having spent about twice as much, collectively, as I would have done on a self inflating mattress, I am a totally converted self inflating mattress person. Wonderfully comfortable - they are a bit large when deflated but that's a small price to pay, I reckon.

If I buy a swag (and I think I may) then it would _have_ to be capable of taking my self inflater.

Anyone care to make recommendations for a swag?

Mike Harding

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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 21:00

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 21:00
Bushwakker swags.
Can't beat em.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 02:05

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 02:05
Have only tried one so I am limited in brand experience, but I wouldn't be without it.

Spent 4 weeks on a "Top End" tour from Adelaide and Mate, my swag is the best investment I have made. I use it both out in the open as a stand-aloner, or inside a tent or camper as a mattress only.

The brand is "Down Under" and the style is Jumbuck XL.

Actually have two. My Bride loves the swag as well. Don't need any self inflating mattress, or anything else with it. Don't need to pump them up, or let them down, or repair a puncture in them.

I also find a sleeping bag too restrictive, so I just use mine as a "quilt" inside the swag, when necessary.

They are also handy for "temporary" bedding at home when visitors stay overnight. Too bloody handy I reckon:-)

The only problem I have is my "freeloading" friends and relatives wanting to borrow them all the time.

Get the message? I LOVE my swag!
Bill


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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 06:37

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 06:37
mike we have 2 brads of swags the down under and the souther cross single and a southern cross double.
I am a big fellow and when not the wife i prefer the sothern cross single.

All the best Eric
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 07:34

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 07:34
G'day Mike,

for my money you cannot go past
Jolly Swag.
I have had a Matilda for 15 yrs and love it. Very tough products.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:05

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 20:05
Single Airbed, that you inflate yourself is even better.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:15

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 at 22:15
Not cheap but the thicker Thermarests are brilliant. Wait til Rays has a big sale and they aren't too bad. Work it out on dollars per night used over the next 5 years or so and it doesn't hurt at all

Now who did I lend my original swag mattress too? Bugger it who cares they can have it....

Dave
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 14:49

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 14:49
I have both a thickish self-inflating mattress and several swags with 50mm foam. My preference is for the foam mattress as its wider so I won't slide off the edge, and they are about the same for comfort.

One exception is my oldest swag which had a cheap mattress, and I slipped the self-inflating in as extra comfort and that worked well too. Just had to have the valve at the far end so it would deflate as it rolled up.
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Reply By: Earvin Johnson - Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 16:49

Friday, Apr 01, 2005 at 16:49
Not having tried a self inflating mattress in the swag I can't compare but I can tell you that I have never had a bad nights sleep since I had the swag.

Although last weekend I had a wombat check me out through the mesh and thenbleepright next to my head. Boy do they stink, really tested my sleeping ability.
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