Oztrail Biker Swag

Submitted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 23:20
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I asked a question about swags a few weeks ago and got recommended the Oztrail Mitchell Swag.

I've since come across the Biker Swag made by Oztrail. It appeals to me as it's a lot smaller, lighter and therefore easier to pack.

Main differences between the Biker and the Mitchell that I can see are:
-only 2 poles for the Biker
-Biker is 10cm shorter, 15cm thinner than Mitchell
-Biker has PVC base compared to Mitchell
-Anything else I missed?

Has anyone got any comments about how much these differences will make to me if I got the Biker over the Mitchell? I've never owned a swag before so I'm not sure how noticeable these differences will be.
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 23:25

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 23:25

How big are you ... as well as being shorter a lot of the so-called biker swags are a bit narrower. Some may require a mattress (that's why they fold up so thin in the pics).

If you can try before you buy.



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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 07:24

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 07:24
I agree with Rocco,

Definitely try before you buy.
The differences will be noticeable.

Space when inside the swag is a big plus.
The other is a quality mattress. Buy one with a high density foam "ripple" mattress. Otherwise you may be thoroughly disappointed.

Anything less and you may find you are simply sleeping on a piece of canvas.


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Reply By: arod - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 17:46

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 17:46
Thanks for those thoughts.

I guess a compromise between the two is the Oztrail Simpson.

This is the same weight as the Biker swag, midway size in terms of size between the Mitchell and Biker and has the same mattress as the Mitchell.

The only thing is that this one is a tent style swag without a flyscreen-I've heard these can get quite warm and uncomfortable in warmer temperatures.

Any comments on this?
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 20:50

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 20:50
Its quite simple really..........
The more you put into it, the more comfortable and homely it is....the harder it is to pack.
The less you put in it, the less comfortable and homely it is.....the easier it is to pack.
What comprimisers you make is up to you?

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