Swag Camping Trade Industry Secret Revealed…

“Finally… here is how You can Get the #1 Best Selling Quality Handmade Australian Swag for $200 off retail price, Direct from the manufacturer to You…

…and You can Order from Home … Delivered FREE to your door with the Added Safety of a 100% Completely Happy money back Guarantee…”

SwagsAustralia.com
VikingSwags.com
Quality Handmade Australian Swags Since 1972
Half Price Direct To You

From: Steve Henry

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Viking Swag,

Swags and what people want them for have really changed a lot in the past 10 years so a couple of years back we took a big trip and looked at all the best swags in Australia and asked just about everyone we met what they really, really wanted in a swag and put all the best bits together into the design of the Viking Swag. It has been our best seller ever since.

Here is all the information on how you can get your new Viking Swag direct for $200 off retail price, plus specifications and every other question we could think of that you might want to know about swags in general, and why we believe this is the best value for money swag in Australia, as it has been designed to be a very tough, super light, compact swag you can put up quickly and easily in a variety of shapes to suit all different weather and situations.



“What a great Aussie Swag”

manno swag

“What a great Aussie swag ,very easy, very practical to use, and well made
I have been using swags for 20 years an this is the best by far
If you are thinking of buying one dont think just buy you wont be sorry
Good to see a Aussie bloke having a go
Thanks for your help steve much appreciated”


(manno)Glenn Manning, Kingsgrove NSW 2208



 

Attention… Limited Time Offer… at the end of this letter there is also a special offer for you, but it is only until the stock is sold. If you are interested please call and let us know as the last time we had a special like this we sold out in 2 days...

Also, occasionally we get very cheap ex trade show demo model swags so if you want you can receive the short list email Swags Australia newsletter which also has local fishing secrets, good 4WD secrets plus bushcraft and SAS survival tips and up to 90% off on camping gear specials from around Australia.

We don't do spam or rent your name to anyone else, and you can cancel anytime you want.

If you are interested just fill in the Swags Australia boxes on the top left side of your screen and click YES and we will do the rest.

 

Here is the first question most people ask us

Who are you, why don’t you have a shop, and why are the swags so cheap?

We are a family business and have been making high quality handmade Australian swags now for over 27 years, supplying just about every area in Australia and New Zealand.

We are located in Queensland and 8 years ago decided to supply direct to the public in an effort to fight ridiculous rising insurance, transport, and retail costs.

We believe that owning your own swag should be affordable as it gives you one of the simplest and best ways of experiencing this wonderful country without all the bulk and bother of tents.

The reason you can now get your Viking Swag for below half the retail price is because we don’t have to pay any of the huge costs involved in running a retail store. Staff wages, holiday pay, electricity, rent, special insurances, advertising, phone bills… they all add up and the costs are normally passed on to you.

We supply direct to you at below half the retail price, and to make it even easier and completely safe, send your swag by registered courier and offer you a full money back guarantee if you are not completely happy, as well as our industry leading 10 year warranty, covering you against any faults.




“The design is excellent ”

“the perfect bed for indoor & outdoor, camping, fishing, surfing, travelling, spare bed for guests, sports camps, students, all purpose, all weather. I have owned swags for 17 years of bush work and fishing and this is without doubt the best I have owned. It is light yet tough and very, very good in wet weather.
The design is excellent and I don’t have to worry about poles as I can just use rope.”

 

David Pilborough, Kentucky Overland Australia






“Thanks for the fishing swag!”


andrew fishing swag


“We have been living in the Torres Strait now for 2 and a half years and have been on many camping and fishing trips in all kinds of weather. Our (Viking) swags have kept us very comfortable on all those trips.”


Andrew Denzin, Thursday Island, FNQ QLD 4875


Why is the Viking Swag so popular?

There are some very good swags available in Australia … and there are some absolute shockers. The trouble with the good swags is that they usually cost upwards of $500 (we know, the Viking Swag, King Single Size used to retail for up to $600 before we started supplying direct).


Here is an article from EzineArticle.com that answers a lot of common questions about choosing your swag...



Here are the 7 things you should avoid, as well as the things that will make life easier for you, when choosing your new swag…

1. Avoid like the plague any canvas that isn’t Australian made as it is usually imported because it is cheap. Anyone can call any fabric canvas just by dipping it in some waterproofing chemical but it takes a lot of work to make a canvas that lasts.

2. Avoid swags where the foot end is sewn shut as swags can get very hot inside without ventilation and on a wet night you want to be able to get the foot of the swag up off your feet and gear because no matter what some people might tell you, canvas isn’t waterproof – it gets wet and swells in the rain. This is why swags are different to nylon tents which are completely waterproof but don’t breathe and so can be sweatboxes on hot nights.

3. Avoid swags that have a canvas base as water will come up through the base from wet ground. Usually you will find this type of swag has a plastic sheet built in to the bottom of the mattress. Again, canvas is not waterproof and there is nothing worse than sleeping on a wet mattress.

4. Avoid swags that have a complicated set up or can’t be set up without poles. Many times on your journeys poles will be lost or broken and then that type of swag is useless.

5. Avoid swags that are big and bulky, often you will need to share luggage space with other people so you don’t want to not be able to fit your swag in because it is too big.

6. Ask yourself do you want a swag that is light, tough, compact, and which can be put up and down easily even if you forget or run over the poles? Imagine it is pouring rain and you are tired and want to set up quickly, or it is a cold wet morning and you want to break camp and be on your way…

7. It is only when the weather turns foul or biting insects are around in their thousands that you suddenly realise why you want the best swag and become glad you spent time in choosing the best swag rather than just a cheap knockoff.

Whether it be camping, fishing or just some bush time away, you want the swag you choose to last you a long time, so it is best to get it right the first time.






Here is what just some of the many people who are using Viking Swags have to say about Viking Swags...


“Very happy with the swag!”

car 12 swag

“Dear Stephen,

Since we last spoke I've used my swag more than 20 nights in all types of
weather, hot, cold, dry & wet. Needless to say I'm very pleased with it.

I'm very happy with the swag and Variety Queensland is a great cause.

In total the Queensland Variety Bash raised a staggering $1.5 million net
for disadvantaged children in Queensland. We're delighted to say that thanks
to many generous sponsors and personal fund raisers including Viking Swags
our car raised $30,000 to make us number 10 fund raiser out of 177 vehicles.
We want to improve on that this year and we'd like your help1

We are having another charity auction on Saturday 3 March and we'd be
delighted to be able to auction a Viking swag again because last time it
worked very well.”

Thanks & regards,
Graham Bowring
7:31 AM Friday, October 27
On behalf of Car 12
Variety Queensland



 


“Very happy with the product!”

“put the swag to the test on the weekend at straddie.
Rained two out of three nights and i didn’t feel a thing….. VERY HAPPY
WITH THE PRODUCT.”

Shane Nipperess, Moorooka, Qld 4105


 


Here is an another article, this one from ArticleArmies.com, which many customers have found helpful...




Why is the Viking Swag both the best, and the best value, camping swag in Australia and New Zealand ?

1. Simply designed and easy to put up (and down) in all weather and all conditions, if you forget or break or don’t want poles, it is just as easy.

2. Extra long (2.70m) from end to end awning and wide (1.0m) means more room and comfort so your swag is never too hot or closed in, even on hot and humid nights.

3. Open ended style with generous 72cm height and built in pole eyelets. Can be erected in dome shape at one or both ends if flexible poles are used as double strength sleeves are built in Head and Foot. Can also be set up in ‘A’ style classic shape with or without poles. Your Viking Swag can be put up simply and effectively with just rope, or can be used indoors or out in flat bed style (See here for different shapes your Viking Swag can be set up as).

4. All Viking Swags are hand made from special industrial strength Australian canvas used in buildings, trucks, boats and caravans… very, very tough but light to carry, breathes well, and excellent protection against heat and rain.

5. All sewing is hand sewn flat seamed using high grade SEXT97 thread which swells when wet to keep out moisture, and is UV treated so won’t rot in the sun.

6. Built in woven new polymesh non-rip extra tough groundsheet stops all ground moisture in even the wettest weather.

7. Over 37 years Australian canvas sewing experience.

8. Mattress made from special density quality Australian foam with removable, washable cotton poplin cover. Can be rolled and stored away without cracking or splitting. Very comfortable. Longer than a Queen size bed at 1.88 metres.

(ed. We recommend to people that they also use a sleeping bag inside their swag as it is easier to clean after fishing weekends. Should you be interested in sleeping bags we have tracked down a very good deal for a true minus 5 degree, quick dry, King Single, Australian Brand Name Sleeping Bag special offer, includes 3 separate gift vouchers ($20 each) off our direct price… now $47 plus freight... They are really very, very good, I bought an ealier model 2 years ago and still love it!).

9. Extra length rain awnings at both ends means you don’t have to worry about condensation as you have airflow. For those who don’t care about condensation and are camping in high wind areas we can build in head and foot wind flaps with Velcro fastening.

10. Ultra fine grade high strength nylon Sandfly 2716 grade netting with guaranteed zipping fastened at both ends for easy nighttime access. We use this because we find that standard mossie netting as used on a lot of swags can often let in small midges and when cotton based can become loose and rot.

11. Number 10 wide tooth exterior all weather zipping with double tab sliders allows easy assembly, and gives you complete protection from snakes, spiders, insects.

12. All corners have ground peg all weather eyelets for staking on windy days and internal pockets for gear storage.

13. Adjustable super strong rollup straps and quick release buckles are sewn on so they can’t be lost. Straps are made extra long for when swag has sleeping bag and other stuff inside and can be tied together to make simple shoulder carry strap.




How will my Viking Swag be delivered?

You can take advantage of direct ordering so that wherever you are in Australia you can simply ring direct and order your new Viking Swag and we will send it to you immediately using Australia Post’s new receipted delivery courier service (which is excellent as if you can’t be home for delivery you can collect it at your convenience from your local Post Office).

What type of canvas do you use?

Canvas making has changed a lot in the past 30 years and it is no longer true to say that the heavier the canvas, the better it is. In fact sometimes the extra weight is a hindrance.

20 years ago, heavy grade cotton canvas had to be used as, like any cotton fabric, it got soft and loose over the years. Then for a while polyester canvas was trialed but it did not swell sufficiently when it got wet.

The new canvas we use now is a special grade, best quality, Australian industrial strength 15oz canvas (the same as used in buildings, boats, and trucks) which is very, very tough but also easy to handle, lightweight to carry, and highly water resistant.

We also buy in bulk and pay for all stock up front which is so unusual that manufacturers give us huge discounts as there is no debt. We also buy entire runs of canvas and because we only make swags the cutting pattern is the same so there is no expensive wastage (in fact the Viking Swag has become so popular that it is the only swag we now make!)





Chose the Viking Swag to be his bed for the next 6 months!

ben's doco swag

Ben Pedrochi and his 2 mates are making a documentary travelling around Australia about camping and lifestyles and people and have chosen Viking Swags to be their beds for the next 6 months.
If you are interested in learning more about Ben and his documentary and why they chose Viking Swags please email us at support SwagsAustralia.com

“The swags are great. The doco's going to be about all the different ways you can live in Australia and the journey of finding the right one for you. I can't wait to go thank you again mate”

22 November
Ben Pedrochi, Eden Hill WA 6054



Why don’t you include poles?

A rough rule of thumb is that swags are for sleeping in while tents are for living in. Swags are meant to be quick and easy to put up in all weather or even if you just want to start fishing before the light goes. The last thing you want to be doing is stuffing around setting up camp. Equally on a cold wet morning you want to be on your way quickly without fuss. For these reasons we advise people to just use rope. You leave the rope permanently attached to the head and foot of your swag and upon arrival just tie the head off to a fence, tree, whatever is handy. If it looks like rain or is a hot night, tie the foot end off as well. About the only other thing you might want is 2 or 3 ground staking pegs.

Having said that if you prefer poles, particularly if you are going to be in one spot for a while or if you just prefer the greater room inside they afford you, your Viking Swag has all weather toughened eyelets for ‘A’ shape style AND special double strength sleeves built in at head and foot for flex poles for dome shape.

We can supply you with a 2 set of new, head and foot supa-pole twist lock, hard structural aluminium poles and rope sliders for pretty much what they cost us (they are made locally by Supa Peg at Yatala and are probably the best rigid pole on the market) or you can get standard flex or straight poles from any K Mart store quite cheaply.

Spend the extra money if you like but we did a big survey last year and found that most people never used the poles or forgot them and they told us to offer the swags at a lower price without poles so…


There are some swags that have mesh ‘sky windows’ or an internal mesh shell made from mossie netting.... Why don’t you do this?

Two reasons, the first being that sky mesh windows require stitching in the body of the swag and regardless of how good your thread is, it is still a weak spot in heavy rain. Your Viking Swag has no stitching in the body, which means you keep dry in even the wettest weather. And to those of you still considering mesh sky windows remember that bats and flying foxes often urinate overhead, not to mention bird poo …

The second reason is that full mesh internal shells invariably become soft over the years and end up getting tangled and torn on shoes or gear stored in the swag. Your Viking Swag is specially made so nothing can catch or tear with fine grade high strength nylon sandfly mesh at the head and foot opening to allow ventilation.

What size is best?

For most people we recommend the King Single and all the prices and dimensions here are for that. The mattress length is 1.88 metres and the swag width is 1 metre (mattress width is 75cm). Including awnings the swag length is 2.70 metres. Rolled up new the weight is approx. 5.9 kgs, diameter 45cms and width approx. 1 metre.

We also make the Viking Swag in Double size. The length is the same as the King Single but the width is 1200 mm (1.2MTRS), weight is approx. 7 .9 kgs. Double cost is King Single plus $100.

Can I make it longer?

Yes, Both your Double and King Single Viking Swags are available in plus 4” (plus 100mm) length. The extra length is in both mattress and canvas and the cost is plus $35 for the King Single and $45 for the Double. This covers the cost of the extra canvas and mattress.

Can I make it wider or custom size?

Yes, we can pretty much make your swag to suit you if you want a wider mattress or whatever you want.


What is the best swag for bike and motorbike travel?

The problem is of course space and most bike swags roll
up small but are little more than sleeping bags when they
are set up, which is ok on a fine night but if it is hot or raining
then you want a bit more space inside.

After a lot of testing we have found an ideal set up for bike swags combining the size and many benefits of the King single
Viking Swag with a great mattress.

Basically we take out the usual swag mattress we supply and replace
it with one of the new self inflating matresses specially made for us by
Oztrail (one of the largest and best manufacturers of Australian Quality
Camping Goods).

This mattress works by having an outer shell with locking valves
so when you roll up the mattress you compress all the air out and then lock off the valve when rolled, sealing it at a smaller size.

When you want to set up just unroll your swag and then unscrew the
mattress valve, it inflates itself as the air gets sucked in by the
expanding foam, very good design, no pumps, suction or blowing needed.

Very light, very compact, but with all the room and benefits of a full King Single size swag.

You simply will not find a better bike swag mattress combination than this.

Cost is plus $50 ( we take off the cost of the Gold medal mattress which we usually supply) mattress dimensions are 195cms x 70cms x 8cms.


Can I have a Self Inflating Mattress instead of the usual mattress with my swag?

Yes, please contact us about this excellent way to save space as we have just found a way to supply a high quality self inflating mattress at half retail price.

 



All of these pictures below are the same one Viking Swag that can be set up in a number of different ways.

It can be dome or triangle shape, one end or both, or flat bed because of the unique loose cut construction

The insect meshing works in all shapes as it is cut loose to make either a dome shape or a triangle shape but it is secured at all edges by either stitching or zipping so nothing can get in except you and whoever else you invite in.

This is probably the most asked question so again, all of the shapes you see below can be made by your Viking Swag.

Some of the pictured setups below use flex poles, some use straight poles, and some are with no poles just rope, but ALL of the shapes can be made by your one Viking Swag.

As you can see, it can be put up as “A” shape, and Dome Shape (at one end or both), and can be a simple Flat Bed.

The whole point of having a swag is that it should be tough, light and easy to put up – even in the pouring rain.

The new Viking Swag is simply designed and easy to put up (and down) in all weather and all conditions and if you forget, or break, don’t want poles, it is just as easy

dome one end swag
Dome Shape One End Only, Brisbane River (Mud Crab Bend, King Arthur Terrace Reach) in background. Rolled King Single Viking Swag standing on end at right to show height of roll compared with setup swag.

triangle swag
Classic Triangle Shape, Best poles and down ropes are by SupaPeg, we supply them at cost price if you really want them. Lovely set up if you are going to be camped somewhere for a while.

rope swag
Easy way just use rope, This is the #1 most preferred setup and easiest, I have used 4 corner tentpegs here to lay out the groundsheet flat. Good even in strong wind and rain conditions.

lazy swag
Lazy man’s (or girl’s) set up, usually swag is like this if you are inside a tent or friend’s house. Usually swag is a bit bulkier as most people leave a sleeping bag or some bed linen and pillow in their swag.

full hoop swag
Full Dome Head and Foot, everyone likes the look of this but we have found most people end up just using rope. Whole point of swag versus tent is less set up, more Rum and Coke time.

rolled swags
King Single and Double Viking Swags rolled and ready to go. Extra Long Adjustable Straps are tied off in the middle so you can hump swag on your shoulder.


Just a reminder, some of the swag shape pictures above use flex poles, some use straight poles, and some are with no poles just rope, but ALL of the shapes above can be made by your one swag.

 



What is your guarantee and will you really refund if I don’t like it?

Simply… Yes.

The magazines, journals and newspapers we advertise in wouldn’t allow us to keep advertising if their customers complained. If you want you can read some of the attached customer testimonials to show you what people really think.

Of course all the manufacture of your Viking Swag is covered for 10 years but because we want to make it as safe for you as possible we guarantee that if it is not exactly what you want for any reason simply return it to us within 2 weeks and we will refund your money (the only thing not covered is the cost of delivery and handling King Single $39.95 and Double $49.95). As well, your Viking Swag is sent via Receipted Mail so it must be signed for by you, can’t get lost, and if you are not at home for delivery they will hold it for you at your local friendly post office.

Having said that we try to give you as much information as possible so that you are not wasting your time and if you have any further questions when you order we are more than happy to answer in detail.

We are a registered merchant with Commonwealth Bank Cardlink Australia and accept all major credit cards over the phone or you can simply do an internet funds transfer or send a cheque or money order, whatever is easiest and best for you.

Why do you have awnings at the head and foot instead of completely sealing up the swag?

The big reason is what no one tells you… canvas can get very hot to sleep in on hot nights and if you seal it up the condensation and heat are amazing. Your Viking Swag has awnings head and foot to stop rain as well as fine grade high strength sandfly meshing at head and foot so you can still get a flow of air through your swag. For those who don’t care about condensation and are camping in high wind and cold areas we can build in head and foot wind flaps which are sewn in at the base and attached in 3 positions around the top with Velcro fastening.


What about the mattress?

Once again, beware cheap mattresses. You can’t judge a mattress by its thickness as foam is basically bubbles of air which can be blown bigger or smaller. The real test is density, firmness, and durability. Your Viking Swag includes a high quality industrial grade mattress, good up to approx. 110kgs, from a respected local manufacturer with a removable washable cover, not some cheap fairy floss from overseas.

Limited time FREE upgrade to new Gold Medal Mattress…

As a special offer we are able to include for you a free upgrade to the new Gold Medal Mattress but as it is a special promotional offer we can only supply while stocks last. I tried one on a fishing trip recently and they are brilliant, very, very comfortable (normally cost an extra $42).


How much can I get one for?

Although we have been making swags for years we have just started out on the Internet and so wanted to offer you a pretty much irresistible offer (it might sound mercenary but we also know that for every Viking Swag that is bought we get another 4 or 5 orders over the next 6 months from people who have seen them and want them for themselves so we want to get as many out there as possible, even at this low price).

We talked long about this as we know the price is already crazy low and didn’t want to make it too gimmicky or sales pitch like. Remember these are the same quality if not better than swags you find in the shops for between $500 and $600 (we get a lot of people who tell us that they thought our swags must have been cheap as the price was so low but when they get them they are over the moon and tell all their friends!).


“Beseiged by Gree Tree ants, again my swag came out on top!”

ti sunset swag

“Have just returned from 6000km tour thru Qld.gulf country using viking king single sleeping rough with two companions using other style open swags very interesting comparison…

… when we got to walkers ck. near Normanton the mosquitos were in plague proportions and mine was the only protected swag.

also one night we were beseiged by green tree ants again my swag came out on top.By end of trip after some cold wet windy nights there were no more adverse comments about my swag.

After seeing and trying various types of swags am extremely happy with performance of viking king single,many thanks for excellent design.”

07 September, Ian Shipard, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155



 

So here is the offer we have put together until stock runs out. This price and all the bonuses are only available until stock runs out. We think we have plenty of stock but each year seems to get busier and busier as word of what we do spreads (we are already having to take on new help to keep up with sewing and stitching). Should your order be urgent let us know and we can work through the night or send your Viking Swag express freight.

Viking Swag King Single Size, (was retail $640)
SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER $397 including Free Secure Receipted Delivery to anywhere in Australia. (Viking Double Swag is plus $100.)

And here are some bonuses we have put together to make this even better for you, again only while stocks last.

Bonus 1… Limited Time Limited Stock upgrade to new Gold Medal Mattress. I tried one on a camping trip recently and they are brilliant, very, very comfortable (normally cost an extra $42). They are good up to about 110kgs and excellent for bush work (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 2… SOLD OUT Swag Storage and Protection Bag. This simple white polyweave mesh style bag is perfect for storing your swag and includes a name and address sticker so you can't lose or forget it. (INCLUDED FREE). ... UPDATE SOLD OUT ...Storage bags sold out.

Bonus 3… We pay the GST included... Wouldn’t it be great if everyone did this! (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 4… Free upgrade to the new polyshield super strong dark green groundsheet base (value $27). This is the new floor base that has everyone in the camping industry excited. Designed for tent floors to support tables, eskys, walking in boots on it. Incredibly tough, we will be including it in all our swags this year at the new higher prices (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 5 … Your two year subscription to the VIKING SWAG BARGAIN HUNTER REPORT. Seriously good tips and secrets on how to get the best deals on camping equipment, cars, boats and much more at well below half price. Your First Edition alone will show you where to get the information on dirt cheap air travel anywhere anytime and how to save $5,000 or more off any car purchase new or used. Will be emailed to you immediately upon order. Value $127 (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 6 … 3 x separate $20 discount vouchers (for use on 3 separate sleeping bags by you or your friends) off the very popular -5 degree, quick dry, Brand Name Australian Sleeping Bags (We have a deal with the manufacturer that we are only able to offer them at this price as long as we don’t advertise the name on the Internet, that is why we say Brand Name, rest assured they are very, very good and also come with money back guarantee) through us normally $67 plus delivery, NOW with $20 discount voucher only $47 plus delivery! (They are really very good. I bought one 2 years ago and still love it!) (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 7 … (value $243) We just wanted to remind you that these are not cheap canvas swags. The 15oz canvas used in your swag is rated in the top 3 sheets in Australia and the only reason more manufacturers don’t use it is because it is so expensive. We are able to offer it to you at this price because of a bulk canvas purchase we did last month. These swags retailed for over $600 four years ago and if anything the canvas is better now! This price will not last, we can’t make it any clearer than that (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 8 … The manufacture of your Viking Swag is covered for 10 years but because we want to make this as good for you and as easy as possible, we also guarantee that if it is not exactly what you want for any reason simply return it to us within 2 weeks and we will refund your money in full (the only thing not covered is the cost of the secure receipted delivery) (INCLUDED FREE).

Bonus 9 … Free Secure Freight Delivery to your door (value King Single Swag $39.95, Double Swag $49.95). That's right, while stock lasts we will pay all the freight costs to get your swag to you quickly and securely using Australia Post's Secure Receipted Delivery Courier Service (and if there is no one home when they call they will take it to the nearest Post Office for you) (INCLUDED FREE).

Yes I would like to order…what is the fastest way for me to order and get my new Viking Swag and Bonuses?

The fastest way to order is to call the workshop direct on 0403 777 827 .

Quite often we are so busy making swags everyone is out of the office in the workshop so feel free to call anytime and you can always email us direct at steve@SwagsAustralia.com.

We are a registered merchant with Commonwealth Bank Cardlink Australia and accept all major credit cards over the phone or you can simply do an internet funds transfer or send a cheque or money order, whatever is easiest and best for you.

Alternatively you can order now through PayPal.com secure site even if it’s 2.00 in the morning...
Please note that the top of your screen will show the same SwagsAustralia.com banner but the host payment will be listed as to Stephen Henry Consulting (that’s us) / PayPal.com

Click Here Now to Buy Your Viking Swag...

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We currently have plenty of stock and will send your order immediately but please remember that every week we get more and more orders so sometimes are flat out keeping up as word of what we do spreads. If we cannot send your new swag immediately we will of course let you know upon ordering how long we anticipate delivery to be.

Remember also that if it is not exactly what you like you have our 100% completely happy money back guarantee.

Thank you again for your ongoing support. We genuinely appreciate word of mouth referrals and happy customers and perhaps you might know someone or a family who are looking for some great gifts or perhaps an organisation that might need a number of camp beds for the holidays… please spread the word and let your friends know…

swagstephen swag

Steve Henry

SwagsAustralia.com
VikingSwags.com
Quality Handmade Australian Swags Since 1972
Half Price Direct To You



Workshop direct 0403 777 827

P.S. Canvas prices have gone a bit crazy recently and even though we think we have enough stock things move very quickly this time of year. These are the last of the bulk canvas buy we did last month and will go very quickly at this price so please let us know if you are thinking of ordering more than 12 as we will have to set aside new sewing space!

P.P.S. Remember also that the Free upgrade to the new Gold Medal mattress is only available while stocks last.

P.P.P.S. One more free bonus… We have just received an order of groundsheet/fly tarps that we have not been charged for as there is only 4 eyelets instead of 8 on each one (the eyelets are in the corners but not in the middles). They retail for about $15 but as we have received them free we are going to pass them on free until they run out. They are a very good little fly tarp, 1.83m x 2.0m , perfect for a spare groundsheet or camp fly tarp or trailer tarp. Sorry but it has to be first in best dressed as we only have a few. (They are that funny blue tarp colour) SORRY ALL GONE... JUST SOLD OUT OF TARPS, HOW QUICK WAS THAT!

That’s it, we update this site daily so when the canvas is gone we will have to change the price. Thanks for your support.

swag Site Updated Today (code sjhviking).

Yes I would like to order…what is the fastest way for me to order and get my new Viking Swag and Bonuses?

The fastest way is to call 0403 777 827 and talk directly with us or you can call 24 hour support on mobile 0403 777 827.

Quite often we are so busy making swags everyone is out of the office in the workshop so feel free to call anytime and you can always email us direct at steve@SwagsAustralia.com.

We are a registered merchant with Commonwealth Bank Cardlink Australia and accept all major credit cards over the phone or you can simply do an internet funds transfer or send a cheque or money order, whatever is easiest and best for you.

Alternatively you can order now through PayPal.com secure site even if it’s 2.00 in the morning...
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Here is what some others have to say about choosing Viking Swags...


“Thanks for the fishing swag...”

t swag

“Thanks for the great Viking Swags. They are so versatile; sometimes we just throw them on the ground for the night, or in rainy weather we tie the ends to a tree and stay very dry.

We have also just rolled them out in the boat for overnight fishing trips. The mosquito netting on either end is fantastic as it keeps all the mozzies and sandflies out.

And after all this use, they are still in great condition!”

Sunday 12 March
Theresa Hxxxx, Thursday Island, FNQ QLD 4875








“How impressed I am with the swag

“Hi Stephen, Just a quick message to say how impressed I am with the swag. Myself and friends stayed at Elanda Point for seven days in the new year, they slept in a camper trailer while I roughed it (in style) outside in the Viking Swag. The swag was subjected to a variety of conditions over the week, high winds and extremely heavy rain one night and came through it with no problems, I remained dry and comfortable. I have attached a shot of the swag for your interest. Many Thanks.”

24 January
Peter A. Allen, Morningside, Qld 4170




 


...monster Flathead on the plastic two pound handline and slept in his swag for 2 weeks straight from the day it arrived...

bens flathead swag

“Hi Stephen, Ben loves his swag! He slept in it for 2 weeks straight from the day it arrived. Here is his fishing story.

“We were recently holidaying at a little place near Forster NSW, I fished all week off a small wharf that ran along the edge of the river where we were staying.

The fish were a bit slow on the first few days, catching only a small handful of flathead and brim. But my luck changed when we bought a cheapy $2 hand reel from the nearby service station. I was just going to use it to try and catch some poddy mullet for bait but ended up catching myself a monster Flathead on the plastic two pound handline.

I couldnt believe my eyes and just kept saying "Daaaaad, Monster Flathead, I've got a monster flathead!" When I pulled it in we measured it and it was 68cm long! I have sent a photo of it.” Regards,”

14 January
Ben Fensom and Sharon Fensom, "Navarre" Thuddungra NSW 2594



 


celia swag

why we chose Viking Swags...

"Having done extensive research into swags through the internet and having had a look at what our local stores had to offer I was convinced that you’re swags must be pretty good! 

One of the best things I found in my search was the information you gave as to what to watch out for when choosing a swag and I found that the cheaper ones fell into the “what to avoid” categories.

Having never owned a swag before (although I’ve done a fair amount of camping) I really didn’t know what I was looking for and your website was very informative and the points that you made seemed very sensible – especially to do with ventilation and waterproofing.

I have attached a photo from December with my husband wearing the backpack we use for walking taken in the Blue Mountains. 

Thank you for your help,Regards,Celia"

10 September
Celia Gander, Moree NSW 2400





Yes I would like to order…what is the fastest way for me to order and get my new Viking Swag and Bonuses?

The fastest way is to call 0403 777 827 and talk directly with us or you can call 24 hour support on mobile 0403 777 827.

Quite often we are so busy making swags everyone is out of the office in the workshop so feel free to call anytime and you can always email us direct at steve@SwagsAustralia.com

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“Best swag I have Found! ”

"Hi, I'm looking to buy byself a new swag. Can anyone recommend a brand or maker?
Cheers", Andrew...

(reply from happy dog)

There is a swag called the Viking Swag which is the best I have found.
Australian family business they have a great article on their website about choosing the perfect swag and things to avoid when buying your swag.
About half the price of in the shops, they make and supply direct and are very easy to talk to no hard sell and they REALLY know what they are talking about and have a very loyal underground following.
I found them doing internet search on Viking Swags...
Cheers Big Ears."

10.43am Tuesday 18 Ocober,
from happy dog

 


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“ This swag is incredible!”

“Stephen, it's Shane, i just received my swag today. im from ingleburn, you called me
because you couldnt find my return address. remember? i understand you would have a lot on your brain so i dont blame ya if you dont. anyway, i'd just like to say this swag is incredible. Thankyou. many of my mates own swags and this will be an envy! im using it for camping, rodeos and b&s balls. i would be much more than happy for you to use this (even if you want to change the words a little) to put on your website as customer feedback to help it sell. Thanks again”

04 September
Shane Prettner, Ingleburn NSW 2565




“Thanks for the prompt express service ”

“Stephen, The 4 Swags I ordered arrived last week and look fantastic. Thanks for the prompt express service. Have already been on their first trip. We will be trying them out again over the next few weeks, as we have a few trips organised. Regards Lawrie.”

29 February
Lawrie Hurley, Ferntree Gully, Vict. 3156



“Thanks, It looks fantastic ”

“Steve, I have received my Swag, it looks fantastic. It arrived Tuesday afternoon. Thanks very much for all your help and co-operation. Many thanks,”

24 November
Amanda Beare Pt. Lookout QLD 4183

 

“I did an extensive search of all... swags ”

“I did an extensive search of all sorts of swags before I bought one. I was looking for a double swag. I ended up buying one from Viking over the internet. I thought I had a problem when it didn't turn up as expected. I contacted the guy. He chased it up, sent me another one, and then chased up the Post Office himself. He was prepared to carry the cost himself to make sure I got my swag. He was really good to deal with. The swag is everything that he advertised. Could not be happier. We could do with a few more fair dinkum blokes like this one(source = http://www. exploroz.com/Forum/ ArchiveView)
Regards, Garry.”

04 April
Garry bmwrider

 

 

“Thanks Stephen ”

“Thanks Stephen,
Look forward to testing out my new swag.”

03 May 2006
Adam Rockett, Windsor, Qld 4030





“I like protection from the biteys and rain ”


“I have been in the market for a swag for a while now but its just never been at the top of the priorities list, also a mate that I go hunting with has an old (very ordinary) swag that he lets me borrow and this provides me with no end of discomfort, beggers can't be choosers.

Anyway I'm probably like most blokes and stuff around thinking about all the pros and cons of all the different types on the market. I like the idea of just rolling out a swag and lying in it and going to sleep but i also like protection from the biteys and rain as well, but being a lazy bastard I don't want to have to set up all the poles ropes and associated crap if I don't need to, also... the swag could just be used as a spare bed for when drunken mates can't co-ordinate themselves to call a cab.

I live up in Charters Towers, will mainly use the swag in north western qld, I'm 190cm tall and about 125kg (supreme athelete)ha ha, Ps, Have a ripper Xmas and safe new year.”

18 December
Grant Simpson, Charters Towers, Qld 4820

 

“Great Sevice... my husband loved it ”

"Stephen,
Thank you very much for the great service, the swag arrived a couple of days ago and my husband loved it.
I will happily recommend your company in the future.
Thanks again,

Victoria"

25 October
Victoria Davidson Duntroon ACT 2600

 

 

“ love the swag ”

"Thanks a bunch, by the way, we love the swag.
cheers,"

27 April
Stephen Bailey
Eagle Farm, QLD 4009

 

 

“USA customer says... ”

“Bought my swag last month...(12/06)”

10 January
Tim Glidewell, California, USA


 

“ it's fantastic ”

"steve just a quick e mail to let you know i recieved the swag. it's fantastic
sorry about the email that dad sent you just we both started to think this may be one of those internet scams people do to take your money, and you never recieve anything, he was also worried that i wasn't going to recieve it before i had to go bush.
Cheers Don Reid."

22 March
Don Reid, Happy Valley, SA 5159

 

 

 

Viking Swag Care and FAQ's...

1. General Set Up.

Essentially your swag is a tube structure (can be set in a triangle or dome or neither, just as a flat bed, or you can have 1 end up and 1 end down).

Head and Foot are identical so to assemble you fold the canvas over till it meets the groundsheet, then zip up the large side zip first, then after getting in to the swag you zip up the mesh screens head and foot.

Most people nominate one end as the foot with a different colour rope then leave this permanently zipped and enter in and out through the head.

A good idea is to then tie off approx. 5mtrs of rope to the middle eyelet head and foot so that you will always be able to tie your swag off to a tree or fence if you want to, if you want to be super organized perhaps you could take some ground pegs but these are just 1 extra thing to carry while the fish are biting.

Both ends are meshed and the mesh ends (like lenses in a telescope) are sewn in to the base at head and foot with a zip around the upper canvas section. They can be unzipped if you want a flat bed swag shape.

The large zip down 1 side, most people use it for assembly only, but can be used as access zip in emergency.

(Good Tip) If you are planning on using your swag on hard ground there is a thing you can buy from Target or Warehouse Stores called a Hiking Mat, about 6mm x 60mm x 1800mm should cost approx $7, they are excellent to put between your mattress and the built in groundsheet as they give you that bit of extra padding AND completely stop ground cold coming up into your back and hips as they are a closed cell foam construction. We have had plenty of good feedback from customers using these.


2. Poles FAQ?

A rough rule of thumb is that swags are for sleeping in while
tents are for living in. Swags are meant to be quick and easy
to put up in all weather or even if you just want to start fishing
before the light goes. The last thing you want to be doing is stuffing
around setting up camp. Equally on a cold wet morning you want
to be on your way quickly without fuss. For these reasons we advise
people to just use rope. You leave the rope (approx 5mtrs) permanently
attached to the head and foot of your swag and upon arrival just tie
the head off to a fence, tree, whatever is handy. If it looks like rain or
is a hot night, tie the foot end off as well. About the only other thing you
might want is 2 or 3 ground staking pegs.

Having said that if you prefer poles, particularly if you are going to be in
one spot for a while or if you just prefer the greater room inside they afford
you, your Viking Swag has all weather toughened eyelets for 'A' shape style
rigid twist lock poles AND special double strength sleeves built in at head and foot for flex poles for dome shape(open one side, stitched on other).

We can supply you with a 2 set of new, head and foot supa-pole twist lock,
hard structural aluminium poles and rope sliders t(they are made locally by Supa Peg at Yatala and are probably the best rigid
pole on the market) or you can get standard
flex or straight poles from any K Mart store quite cheaply.

We did a big survey last year and found that most people never used the poles or forgot them and wanted a swag they could use without poles.

Your Viking Swag has been designed to be simple and easy to put up (and down)
in all weather and all conditions, if you forget or break or don't want poles, it is just as easy.

On a personal note we and a lot of other people in the camping goods manufacture are
not overly impressed with the long term strength of industry standard fibreglass flexible poles. The main reason we make our swags with sleeves to fit them is that they are popular with customers who like the shape but aren't aware of the breakage rate. We are currently sourcing a better type of flexible pole.

That is why your swag has been designed to be put up in a number of different ways so
that you are not restricted to one particular style or way.

The flex poles most suitable for your swag are a standard 7.9mm flex pole most common
in camping industry. Most large Kmart and Target carry some version of these. They are approx 600mm each and you need 3 per end plus elastic rope.

The pole we most recommend however is the new lightweight twist lock rigid straight
poles from Supa Peg at Yatala. We much prefer these new rigid adjustable twist lock
poles and if you want these we will pass them on to you for pretty much what they cost us. They are very, very good and will pretty much last forever and are very quick to put up and down.

Again, we did a big survey last year and found that most people never used the poles or forgot them and wanted a swag they could use without poles.

3. Sleeping Bags
We have been able to secure for our customers an all Australian designed, true
minus 5 degree rated Full Length Sleeping Bag, (no hood which makes it
better for all swag users), which zips down side and across bottom to open
out to doona.

Two can be zipped together to make a double sleeping bag for those lucky
enough to be sharing the cold nights with a warm body other than the dog's.

The specs are 74cm x 190cm, Total Weight 1.55kgs, Outer is Breathable
Polyester Taffeta, Inner is AZO free airweave Cotton/Polyester, fill weigh
is 2 x 150gsm (which basically means it is quick drying, light and long lasting).

It has been designed for conditions ranging from hot tropical nights to cold
frosty mornings and includes the following features... Breathable Polyester,
Auto lock Zips, Zipper Guards, Zipper Draft Excluders, Velcro Closures,
Laminated Construction and latest Insulating Fibres.

As part of your bonuses with your Viking Swag you get 3 x $20 gift vouchers for these true minus 5
degree sleeping bags you can share with family or friends.

All your friends have to do is mention your name, when ordering, and we will do
the rest, (you will also receive a little gift when they order as a big thank you from us for spreading the word about Viking Swags).



4. Canvas, Mesh and Groundsheet Care.

You DO NOT need to wet your canvas before use as it already been "prewet" but if you want to for extra settling then first take out the mattress and dry your canvas in the shade rather than direct sunlight.

Your swag is made from industry grade strength materials but it still pays to take care to dry it properly any time it becomes wet so as to avoid mould.

Also when you roll up your swag it is a good idea to brush off any dirt and leaves as you roll.

When you return from any trip take out your mattress and air and dry your swag thoroughly before storing it.

You DO NOT need to put on extra waterproofing on your canvas as this will affect your swag's ability to breathe and lead to condensation.

(Good Tip) Never leave your swag unattended near an open fire or in the back of a ute as we hear many stories of swags lost both these ways, seriously.

(Good Tip) If you are using your swag in particularly wet weather, it is a lot more pleasant, if you are going to be camped in 1 area for a while, to tie a tarp over head. This gives you a bit of breathing space when you get out of your swag and makes for a better camp.

Cleaning your swag should be with water only, DO NOT use soap or chemicals and avoid harsh rubbing as the waterproofing CAN be rubbed off.

Your mesh screens have a small weave pattern for consideration where the smallest insects are a problem and have excellent tear strength.

5. Repairs

Repairs can be made to all parts of your swag in the event that they get torn or damaged. We carry a clear sticky product called Greenhouse Repair Tape, costs about $9 for a 25mtr roll (50mm wide or 100 mm wide) which we recommend be set on the inside and outside of the tear. Major repairs we can fix here at the workshop.


Thanks for your feedback and please email or call workshop direct 0403 777 827 if you want to order or have any other questions.

Thanks

Steve
VikingSwags.com
Quality Handmade Australian Swags Since 1972
Half Price Direct to You.

 

"I did an extensive search of all sorts of swags before I bought one. I was looking for a double swag. I ended up buying one from Viking over the internet. I thought I had a problem when it didn't turn up as expected.
I contacted the guy. He chased it up, sent me another one, and then chased up the Post Office himself.
He was prepared to carry the cost himself to make sure I got my swag.
He was really good to deal with.
The swag is everything that he advertised.
Could not be happier. We could do with a few more fair dinkum blokes like this one
Regards, Garry."

04 April
Garry bmwrider

 

Attn Stephen Henry
Viking Swags
www.VikingSwags.com
Phone 0403 777 827
Mobile 0403 777 827

Stephen, just a quick note to confirm that I have received the swag and to
thank you again for your support of Variety. That is thank you from the Car
12 team thank you from Variety Queensland and thank you from the children
that your support will assist.

If we can work a deal on two more so that I can have one for myself and a
couple for the auction on Sat 21 Jan that would be fantastic.

I was also pleased to hear that you have had some business from our
promotion. We'll give it another plug during the auction.

Regards,
Graham

08:55 AM, Friday January 13,
Graham Bowring
Brisbane District Manager

 

Attn Stephen Henry
Viking Swags
www.VikingSwags.com
Phone 0403 777 827
Mobile 0403 777 827

Dear Stephen,

Since we last spoke I've used my swag more than 20 nights in all types of
weather, hot, cold, dry & wet. Needless to say I'm very pleased with it.

I'm very happy with the swag and Variety Queensland is a great cause.

In total the Queensland Variety Bash raised a staggering $1.5 million net
for disadvantaged children in Queensland. We're delighted to say that thanks
to many generous sponsors and personal fund raisers including Viking Swags
our car raised $30,000 to make us number 10 fund raiser out of 177 vehicles.
We want to improve on that this year and we'd like your help1

We are having another charity auction next year and we'd be
delighted to be able to auction a Viking swag again because last time it
worked very well.

Thanks & regards,
Graham Bowring
7:31 AM Friday, October 27, ,
On behalf of Car 12
Variety Queensland

 

"The AAA Viking swag was the one that stood out from all the ones I had researched, though I had never actually seen one I had recieved a pamphlet on them, and from what I had seen in most camping shops the quality and pricing of swags was a little undesirable.
What made the Viking swag appealing to me was its versatility and what seemed to be ease of use. So what I have decided to do is write up a review of the swag, considering it is an over the phone or online sale you cant fully appreciate the product unless you see it in real life and to an extent use it. Over the next few days I will compile an unbiased review of the fully optioned double sized AAA Viking swag that I purchased which will include photos of the product - this way if you are considering purchasing a swag you can get the real deal from the shintara review of it."

14 August ,
Dave At Shintara.

"A few weeks ago I spoke of the AAA Viking swag and writing a review on it, never fear this is still in the process of happening. But what is happening with the swag you may be asking. Well I have returned it and had my money refunded.
Your probably thinking, "that must have been a shit swag if he returned it". Well put bluntly NO, it was a great swag and Stephen from Viking Swags deserves every bit of praise about how he handled the situation. See Stephen has a top quality product and he states that if your not happy with the swag or its not suited to what you want he will refund your money within 2 weeks of purchase.
I wanted a few modifications done to the swag that would have made it very flimsy and it would have lost alot of strength and durability. After explaining what I wanted Stephen told me what was afore mentioned and said "I have a quality product, I can make these modifications but the product will lose its quality and I dont want people to think that a Viking Swag doesnt live up to the quality of its make." He then proceded to say that he could make the modifications and not warrant the swag or give me my money back - I elected the second option.
As he promised I have my money back and I will recommend him to anyone who wants to buy a swag."

20 September ,
Dave At Shintara.

 

"Stephen,
Thank you very much for the great service, the swag arrived a couple of days ago and my husband loved it.
I will happily recommend your company in the future.
Thanks again,

Victoria"

25 October
Victoria Davidson Duntroon ACT 2600

 

"Thanks a bunch, by the way, we love the swag.
cheers,"

27 April
Stephen Bailey
Eagle Farm, QLD 4009