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    Default Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    Been looking at various Swags tents for a quick weekend away trip. I think it is ideal of you are doing short camps trips.(with a bit of shade)

    It seems to be rather popular in Aus and US, but the uptake here in SA seems to be the opposite. Wondering what that would be as it seems like a great products that will suite various needs.
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    Small dome tent just as easy to live with for short overnight trips. Probably no real reason to duplicate convenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip72 View Post
    Small dome tent just as easy to live with for short overnight trips. Probably no real reason to duplicate convenience.
    I agree with the easy setup. However if I look at the swags the ausie 4wd action crew use that are on stretcher legs, you don't have to wait for it to dry or get full of sand if the door is open etc. Could not understand that either, until I saw the price.

    I was also looking for a small tent and OzTent Rv5 would look the part with my setup, but saw the price.

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    Default Re: Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    Quote Originally Posted by pase4x4 View Post
    Been looking at various Swags tents for a quick weekend away trip. I think it is ideal of you are doing short camps trips.(with a bit of shade)

    It seems to be rather popular in Aus and US, but the uptake here in SA seems to be the opposite. Wondering what that would be as it seems like a great products that will suite various needs.
    I think the main reason is cost and perhaps practicality. As others have mentioned a two man nylon tent pitches quick and takes up very little space and is a quarter of the price it seems.
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    I can only imagine those during hot humid nights.....nee dankie
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    Default Re: Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    You can't get it on in a swag

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    Default Re: Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    Personally, for that price I don't see the point. The ones on stretchers/stilts look cool but I can't get past the price tag.

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    Default Re: Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    I can only imagine those during hot humid nights.....nee dankie
    I have one.
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    I sleep warm in winter and cool in summer as it has two layers of enclosure. The can be opened as well as very clever venting.

    It is absolutely water proof.

    It has enough room in it that I can put my boots on inside while it is closed. Or I can turn myself around head to toe no trouble at all.

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    Default Re: Why is the SWAGS tents not so popular here?

    They’re nice and simple, but they’re very small. Maybe us South Africans want a little bit more space in our tents? I’d rather camp in a 4 man makro special (which we did for years) before squeezing into that.

    and when I need to spend proper money on a ground tent,(which we may have to with a toddler around - roof tent might be a mission) I’d rather get one of those real deal dome canvas tents.
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