Seven reasons why swags are better than tents

There are many reasons why a swag can be better than a tent when camping.

Swags are a great alternative to tents for camping. Here are some reasons why regular campers prefer them.

  1. Easier to set up and pack up

    Swags are simple and quick to set up. And when the trip is over, packing up is just as simple. Simply roll up the swag and hit the road.
  2. You don’t need extra bedding

    A tent requires extra bedding or a sleeping bag to sleep soundly at night. This adds to the bulkiness of what you need to carry to your camping site. Swags already have a foam mattress included, to keep you comfortable against the hard ground.
  3. Warmer

    Swags are guaranteed to be warmer than tents due to the heavy material and type of canvas used. They also have a smaller volume, ensuring your body warmth is kept inside the swag. The foam mattress included, is more effective than a stand alone air mattress in terms of body warmth retention. The movement of air that occurs in an air mattress tends to take the heat away rather than keeping it in.
  4. More ventilation

    On a hot summer night, just open the upper layer of the canvas and the windows for ventilation, for a cool and comfy rest. You don’t have to worry about any insects either, due to the in-built fly screen mesh.
  5. Durable

    The original design of a swag, was made in such a way that it can withstand years of use. Manufacturers make sure that swags can survive being subjected to harsh elements. Swags are not delicate. You can throw it in the back of your vehicle knowing it will survive without damage. You can even tie them down on the roof to maximise space in your vehicle.
  6. Flexible

    Swags are perfect if you have limited space at your campsite. If you have a truck, just reverse in and place your swag in the back and be elevated from the ground whilst you sleep.
  7. No pegs

    While some models of swags have pegs included in the package, you still have a choice if you want to use them. Swags do not require pegs during set-up. The structure of the swag is usually enough to keep it in place throughout the day. However, if you experience strong winds and adverse weather conditions, use pegs to secure the swag.