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Helikon-Tex Swagman Roll Ponchos

SKU: 5907
$199.00 (incl. gst)

Swagman Roll Poncho

Once upon a time, the trappers, the trekkers and even the soldiers did not carry sleeping bags. They carried blanket rolls. 

Up until very recently, wool was the best blanket material. Then, still several decades ago, Nylon fabrics came into being. During the Vietnam War, there appeared a new blanket – the Poncho Liner. Ultra lightweight blanket doubling as warming liner for rain-protection poncho. 

In Australian slang ‘swagman’ means a travelling workman. Something like American cowboy or a trapper, occasionally on a lookout for a work on the Frontier. The difference was, the Australian swagman was traveling on foot, and carried all his belongings in a bed roll. 

With the Swagman Roll® we salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets – but with the Swagman Roll® you’ll never have to emulate that particular part of their lifestyle. 

The roll is made of thin Nylon fabric, filled with one of the best insulating materials mankind ever dreamed of – the Climashield® Apex™. Swagman Roll® is not your ordinary blanket. It is more of a multifunction tool, applicable wherever a warm cover is required. 

You can use it as a poncho liner, emergency sleeping bag, enhance your regular sleeping bag with it, wrap in it as if it was a blanket, line your hammock with it – or just wear as a stand-alone long, warm coat.

Weight [g]745
Dimensions145 x 200 cm / 57.04 x 78.74 in

  • Warm hood 
  • Integral transport pocket
  • Zippered front pocket
  • USGI poncho compatible
  • Can be used as: emergency jacket, sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner, blanket, hammock liner (quilt) etc. Lightweight, non soaking, easy to transport 
  • Ideally fits the BOB backpack 
  • YKK® zippers

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