Extra roomy and very dependable, the traditional design of the Mitchell Expedition Jumbo Swag from OZtrail is an easy choice for your camping and touring adventures.
Constructed from tough 230gsm SatProof ripstop canvas for robustness, with a solid PVC vinyl floor, and three Durallium 7001 alloy poles for structure. You’ll get plenty of ventilation through the full-size No-See-Um mesh panels, and it’ll provide some protection from insects as well. If you’re expecting wet weather, then you can still ventilate through the mesh by zipping the entry up as there are protective head and foot awnings.
With a 5cm high-density open-cell foam mattress included for comfort, and internal storage pockets for stashing your phone and keys – the roomy Mitchell Expedition Jumbo has everything you need for your outdoor escapades.
This is a great lightweight swag for the weekend camper, occasional swagger or someone looking for a cheap starter swag, the lightweight 230gsm canvas is still really warm in cold weather and all the zips, poles and stitching are all really good quality. Really quick to setup and with the optional centre ridge pole can be setup as a free stander. The 50mm mattress is probably the only drawback, it took over a week and a hot bath to fully decompress, probably just bad luck and this particular swag was older stock that had been sitting around compressed for an extended period of time. But even then I think 50mm is being generous 40mm is probably more accurate, still comfortable enough on soft ground. I use a self inflating mattress over the top for extra comfort on harder rocky ground, but for the price ($170 - Aug '18 on special) you can't go wrong and plenty of money left over for a self inflators if desired.
I spent the last 16 nights in a row in the swag and this style is so much better than my previous one which was flat.
It is easy to erect and although comfortable I will add another 30mm foam for the rocky ground I uncounted in some parts of West Australia
Some of the other swags are described as ‘waterproof’. How does this swag compare and handle heavy rain? Thanks!
The Mitchell Expedition has a thick 230gsm Satproof™ 600 Canvas... which means that you'll be dry as a bone even in the tougher conditions.
Just make sure you season your swag (how-to video here), before your first use. Laine :)
Without the included mattress, how small do you think this would pack down to, and what is the pole length when packed? I’m after a swag like this that I can minimise the size of, as I already have an Exped synmat.
Whilst taking the mattress out of your Oztrail Mitchell Expedition Jumbo Swag will certainly help you cut down on some space, it's not going to be a huge amount. Having just given it a whirl, it saves you about 5-7cm in diameter when you roll it up without the mattress.
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