Anyone used one of these swags?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 00:57
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I currently have an Oztrail Simpson swag which I like, however I find I get condensation on the outside of it which seeps into the inside despite waterproofing. I've decided I want to look for something with better quality canvas to prevent this and also a PVC base.

I usually just roll the swag out and jump into it without worrying about poles or ropes, so i'm not too concerned about that stuff.

I stumbled across this swag. Swag website

Has anyone ever used one of these? Any other recommendations for what I am looking for?

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Reply By: Member - silvwayne - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 06:45

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 06:45
I have a Wilsher swag, as do all my mates and family. Have had it for about 14 years and used it in rain and frosty conditions. never got wet or cold. I highly recommend them.
Website: www.johnwilsher.com/
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Reply By: Member - cherrywipe - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 07:00

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 07:00
Hi Arod,
I had swag similar design to that one ,found it very cold when using the pole setup.
Have You thought about re waterproof ing you old swag? Camping stores have spray cans to do the job.
Stay warm.
Cherry.
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Reply By: Dereki - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 08:10

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 08:10
Hi

I thought the condensation on the inside was from breath/body heat etc and forms on the inside due to the warm moist air being cooled by the cold canvas. I don't think it is coming though from outside.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:10

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:10
Just as Dereki has posted, regardless of what type of swag you own, you will still suffer from the same condensation in the right conditions.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:47

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:47
Have the same problem with my canvas tent. Most condensation forms around my head and end up with a wet pillow where it touches the canvas.

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:45

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:45
That is a seriously good buy if the quality is up to the original price tag.

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Reply By: Honky - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:47

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 09:47
Most likely is condensation from inside.
Even worse if you thow a plastic tarp on top. If you use a plactic tarp make sure there is an airgap.

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Reply By: Member - d_p_gardiner - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 11:13

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 11:13
Saul Swags
These are "Old School" swags.... no zips, no poles, lots of canvas
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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 16:28

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2012 at 16:28
Any swag you have to stick you head inside of is going to have heaps of condensation. Unless it's pouring rain keep your head out of your swag.
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Reply By: Pebble - Wednesday, Jul 04, 2012 at 22:11

Wednesday, Jul 04, 2012 at 22:11
We ended up buying Burke & Wills swags of a style pretty much similar to what you linked. Coolabah singles for the kids each and Redgum Double for us. But brands are subjective, everyone's favorite will be the one they have!

We've only spent one cold night in ours and there wasn't any condensation issues. But your climate may differ and we did have the flap at the head end open for ventilation....it was cold but not freezing cold.

So do you sleep in your swag all zipped up, or your head sticking out? If the ones you linked to are a similar style to what you own now then perhaps try using you current one with the poles and ropes at each end so you can allow a bit more ventilation to see if it solves the problem? I know that even in tents (camper trailers etc) you still get condensation issues if everything is zipped up and shut tight.
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