The Oztent Jet Tent Bunker XL has a little more length and width to cater for larger frames, or campers who like to have extra wriggle room. The simplicity of a swag combined with the luxury of a camp stretcher creates a single person shelter that provides a good night sleep on any terrain.
Cosy when the weather turns bad, the steel frame keeps you off the cold ground, and a 100% waterproof heavy duty rip-stop polyester fly keeps you reliably dry. During summer, the elevated bed allows all round ventilation, no-see-um mesh provides insect protection, and fold up side flaps on the fly enable plenty of ventilation.
The heavy duty waterproof base features sewn in padding for comfort and warmth, and thanks to four interior organiser pockets and the expandable vestibule, you can keep all your essentials handy and stay in bed all day!
Having decided to move to the next level of comfort and after much consideration of options the Bunker XL was chosen. Heads up to Snowys for great pricing and service (I bought instore).
A Mannagum King Single self inflate mattress is a perfect snug fit (800mm wide x 80mm) between the rails whereas anything wider would accentuate the natural roll to the centre.
A sheepskin single (900mm) under blanket and fitted sheet constitute the underlay. A 50mm thick mattress would suffice, however there seems to be noting available in this size.
Field testing has encompassed conditions from a good dew to 25C night minimums and using a sleeping bag zippered about 500mm at toe then sort of as a doona I was extremely comfortable.
One minor drawback is that the setup is a little drafty (getting into 4th season conditions admittedly) as unlike most tents with a sewn in floor it is not fully enclosed to the ground.
However with some ingenuity and Velcro this issue could be resolved quite easily. My wife always said she was claustrophobic in a swag and given a trial has changed her view.
I am not the best of bed companions and a bar down the middle is a passion killer so choices are limited.
This is a great piece of kit which will allow maximum comfort in situations where one wishes to travel vehicle only.
So much so that SMWBO is getting one for her birthday!!!.
These will be used in conjunction with a vehicle awning.
To Snowy's - add the Mannagum mattress to your product range!!!
The configuration of this product would be ideally suited to Qld coast camping given the flexibility of ventilation options.
I previously used a swag on a stretcher, but set up and pack up was a struggle, the Bunker has solved that problem beautifully. With a self inflating mattress it is very comfortable. Because of weather conditions I have used it more without the fly cover and it's brilliant. Snowys service and help is as always, fantastic !!. Very happy all round. Thanks.
Easy as pie to set up the 'inner' - about 30sec once out of the bag. I use it under an awning off the side of my Outback - so haven't used the fly yet - love the feeling of sleeping outside. That is also fits across the back of my wagon is just a bonus. It feels solidly built, and has already paid for itself in just four free-camps while travelling that would otherwise have been motels.
What a great company to deal with and an equally great product that arrived at my house 3 business days after purchase.
I was very happy with the jet tent on my 1st outing with it. I slept in it for 3 nights in low single figure temperatures with one night being quite windy with some rain and I stayed dry warm and comfortable throughout. Set up was as quick and easy as the videos on YouTube and I'm very happy with the product.
Having designed the forerunner of all modern swags (The DB) over 40 years ago, having reached 84 years of age with titanium knees and arthritic wrists it was time for a change.
For a recent re-enactment of my Madigan Line crossing of the Simpson Desert 38 years ago (desertwalker.com.au), enter The Bunker XL from Snowys SA.
For those needing to get up off the ground, this is a must have product. Excellent design, well thought out solid structure, easy to assemble and non claustrophobic with good headroom – it’s a home away from home. It perhaps needs an extra couple of centimetres fly width at the top for easier assembly. The Black Wolf Mega Deluxe camp mat added an extra level of luxury. Well done Oztent.
Comfort cannot be denied. I added a S2S insulated comfort plus sleep mat and a S2S EbIII quilt to entice my 13yo daughter to use this setup for an extended trip. She was snug as a bug her first nite at 2C. Time will tell on durability - this setup is her bedroom for our 9mth trip!! I will report back but so far it looks promising!!
Very quick shipping, overnight from ADL to MEL. Read a reviews of the product before purchase and the real item did not disappoint. Faced really bad weather in mid September in the high country with close to zero degrees, quite cosy inside, although inner liner quite wet from condensation. Good for vehicular camping as quite heavy, but really quick to set up and pack up.
Hi I purchased this tent and just did a 21 day Cape York tour erected the tent every day and packed it away each morning was the easiest unit to erect and was the most comfortable camp stretcher I have ever slept on
Would highly recommend this to anyone
We have just had a weekend of camping in the Hill End region NSW, very cold, we took these Oztent Bunkers along and they were the best, out of all the sleeping gear I've tried over the years these are the best, comfortable, easy to put up and pack away, cosy, just make sure you use an inflatable mattress in cold weather
Recently slept in this in sub 0 conditions with rain in the Victorian high country. Stood up to the test!
I like the size Bunker XL but would have preferred this in a polycotton canvas which the regular size does. Why did they make the regular size in poly cotton canvas and not the XL size. I see the polycotton canvas as more breathable for Australian warmer clients and heavier duty. Weight factor isnt an issue as I would use it for vehicle camping and would presume the weight between the 2 sizes in a polycotton would be not much. Also I have read some reviews about concerns zip quality, do the stretchers use YKK zips ? Why go polyester over cotton canvas? I have used / owned the oztent RV5 for many years. Im deciding if I should buy a jet tent stretcher or not, but kind of wished the XL size came in a polycotton canvas.
You raise some fantastic observations. As you've already mentioned, the reason for the difference in the fabric is due to increased weight and the strain that it puts on the frame. I agree that it would be fantastic if both models were in a poly cotton canvas and this is something I'll certainly pass on to Oztent.
They also don't use YKK zips in either model. In saying this, we don't often see Oztent stretchers returned for zipping complaints.
What are the differences between the fabrics used for the XL and the standard size.
The main difference between the two is that the polycotton canvas and polyester is that the canvas will be a little bit more breathable, and it’s also generally a heavier duty fabric. Both fabrics are completely waterproof, so they will perform the same out in the elements.
I was wandering if you could use the bunker like a stretcher and put your swag on it with no fly screen if you wanted to? Thanks
I've just double checked with the display model, and I've found that the walls/roof of the Jet Tent Bunker XL Stretcher is sewn onto the base of this stretcher, so you won't be able to use it as a standalone stretcher with a swag Greg.
Would a Megamat 10 LXW self-inflating mat/mattress match up well with the Jet Bunker XL?
The Megamat 10LXW will work nicely in the Jet Tent Bunker XL, and definitely add a lot in terms of comfort and insulation! A great choice :)
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