NEW DESIGN | QUICK AND EASY SETUP: The Ridge Pole Swag by Ironman is a completely new design; moving away from the three-hoop concept to a simplified two-hoop with a tensioning centre ridge pole. It’s not a new concept, but one that simplifies set-up and pack-up within minutes.
SPACIOUS AND COMPACT: The Ridge Pole Swag is designed to offer greater internal volume, with no tapering at the waist and legs, while remaining compact in transit like a traditional swag.
RUGGED MATERIALS: What’s really important in a ridge-pole design, is the quality of materials. A genuine 420gsm poly-cotton canvas gives the swag structural integrity in the dome to minimize drooping and remaining full waterproof.
PROTECTIVE BASE: The base is constructed of a 600gsm PVC, which wraps 4″ up the swag walls. This depth is what protects you and the mattress from ground water seepage in inclement weather.
180° VIEW: Roll up the full access side doors for a full 180° view of the night sky.
Let’s talk mattresses! This is no eggshell mattress with a deceptive height to density ratio, we’re talking a full 2.8″ high density foam mattress.
Sandfly-proof mesh on all windows provides protection from bugs and insects. Full Length windows on both sides allow easy access. Rolling up the poly-cotton access doors reveals a 180-degree view of the night’s sky, while at both the head and foot ends are zipped access to meshed windows for improved airflow.
The swags also come with a full set of guy ropes to tension out the rain flaps at each end as well as the awning poles, however, given the type of design, the swag can be set-up free standing without guy ropes in dry and calm conditions.
A great feature of the Ironman 4×4 Ridge Pole Swag is the included awning poles, which allow you to transform the swags entry flap into an awning for increased shelter from rain and frost. Additionally, each swag is sold with a complementary PVC shoe storage cover to keep your swag clean and your boots dry!
PRE-SEASONING YOUR SWAG:
Ironman 4×4 swags come complete with a canvas carry bag.
It is important to soak your swag! The way canvas and stitching works, you need your swag to get completely wet and then completely dry so the canvas and stitching can contract and expand to properly seal the canvas and stitching, creating a truly watertight above. The best method is to set up the swag, remove the mattress, zip up all of the windows and awning then soak the canvas until completely wet. Allow to fully dry then repeat the process. Check for any leaks in the seams and use a wax stick on the seams where any moisture is showing.
VENTILATION IS KEY:
Heavy duty canvas is great for keeping water and sun out while providing great temperature control. However, when you’re all tucked up in bed on a cold night, you need to allow for ventilation to avoid condensation build up. It can be a pain the morning when you go to roll up your swag and the inside is wet from condensation, leave the head and foot windows open for fresh air and ventilation to minimize condensation.
MOISTURE EQUALS MILDEW:
If you want a nice clean and fresh smelling swag every time you open it, be sure not to pack it away wet! Even condensation or excess dampness on the PVC base when rolling the swag can be cause for your swag to start to grow mold when in storage. When rolling your swag, wipe the PVC base with a fresh cloth or towel as you go, or when you get home set it up somewhere dry for 24 hours and pack it down again.
AWNINGS MAKE IT EASY:
While your swag is waterproof, setting up under an awning keeps mildew, condensation, and precipitation to a minimum. So if you have the option to set up under an awning, you will be grateful in the morning for a dry swag that is super easy to roll up and pack away.