Why a swag? The choice was easy as swags have advantages over traditional tents including an inbuilt mattress (thickness is generally between 50mm to 70mm), they are quick to set up and you can fold back the canvas for a view of the night sky. 

I read several reviews on line from the following sites:

  1. https://outbackreview.com.au/best-swags-australia/
  2. https://www.snowys.com.au/blog/best-swags-for-camping/
  3. https://queenslandcamping.com.au/the-best-swag-australia/

The original contenders were the XTM 4×4 Double Swag, the Kings Big Daddy Deluxe, the ARB SkyDome swag and the winner the Darche Dusk to Dawn 1400.

The end choice was rather simple the Darche Dusk to Dawn 1400 was the choice from 2 of the review sites and faired well on others.


  • 420gsm proofed poly/cotton 16mm grid ripstop canvas.
  • Anodised 7001 alloy 8.5 Dia poles with hard wearing pole sleeves.
  • HF welded PVC bucket floor.
  • Heavy duty zipper with storm flap.


This is a spacious swag with internal measurements of 2.15m (L) x 1.4m (W) x 0.81m (H).

It weighs 15kg when packed.

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