Whether you’re touring on the bike or heading up the river for an overnighter, the Ranger Solo + Swag from Darche is the conveniently compact and lightweight shelter.
Made from a 12oz proofed polycotton ripstop canvas with a full-length 600gsm welded PVC bucket floor and zip closure storm cover– you’ll be protected from the elements while you sleep in this swag. Stash your helmet, boots, or other gear in the unique Hutch™ compartment out of the weather and access it from inside your swag through the removable mesh panel. It’s simple to set up using the anodised 7001 aluminium alloy 9.5mm head and foot poles, and you can zip open the entry to expose the superfine insect mesh which provides ventilation and bug protection.
You’ll sleep soundly on the 50mm high-density foam mattress, and you can store this swag in the heavy-duty PVC weatherproof ‘dry’ roll bag and strap it to your pannier for transport. Finished with the pegs and guy ropes you need to set it up, the Ranger Solo + Swag from Darche is just the right shelter for the lone traveller on the road.
320gsm polycotton ripstop canvas
Full-length 600gsm welded PVC bucket floor
50mm high-density foam mattress
Zip closure storm cover for airflow control
Superfine 125gsm insect mesh for bug protection
Hutch™ storage area for helmets, boots, gloves, and other gear
Removable mesh panel for access to the Hutch storage area
Anodised 7001 aluminium alloy 9.5 head and foot poles
PVC water-resistant dry roll bag with D rings for storage on motorcycle pannier
Pegs, guy ropes, and PVC dry bag included
200L x 45W cm
280L x 77W cm
50L x 35W x 35H cm
Max. Head Height:
320gsm Polycotton Ripstop Canvas
Superfine 125gsm Insect Mesh
600gsm welded PVC
9.5mm Anodised 7001 Aluminium Alloy
Not Specified by Darche
Staff tip:It's best practise to season your swag a few times, even if it comes seam sealed, pre−seasoned, or waterproofed. For more info, check out our blog post below.
Can this swag be used with a spreader pole to make it free standing?
Denis - Belconnen, ACT (1 year ago)
This swag doesnt have the corresponding eyelets for use with a spreader pole. In theory, you could retrofit eyelets to the central pole tab on either end, however, given that this is a top entry swag I feel like a ridge pole would negatively impact access. Doesn't mean it's impossible though! Just an important consideration.
Lauren - Snowys(1 year ago)
Mattress shape1 answer
Hi is the mattress 45cm wide the whole length? If so could foam be cut to make a mattress the same coffin shape as the swag?
Jo - Myrtle Bank, SA(3 years ago)
We don't currently have a display model to double check this, but the sleeping area in the swag is quite rectangular, with the head end having a triangular shaped hutch area for gear storage. The supplied mattress is 45cm wide, so that the overall roll is 50cm long, and will fit on a motorbike. If you wanted to use it for other types of travel you could get some foam and have it custom cut to fit the full width of the swag, however, it will roll a little longer.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
Self inflating mattress to suit?1 answer
Are there any self inflating mattresses that would suit the Ranger solo (replace the supplied one)
Max - Launceston(3 years ago)
It's a bit of an odd size due to its shape and as such we don't have any mattress that will fit the 45cm width. Most of our Self Inflating air mattresses in our hiking range are above 50cm in width. It might be worth asking Clarke Rubber if they have any similar type foam that could be cut to size.