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Aldi Kings Camp Swag

Post by Oldbloke » 27 Aug 2018, 8:10 pm

These are on special on Saturday. Are they any good? Anyone purchased one in the past? Are they good value? $99


https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys ... mp-swag-1/
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Post by RoginaJack » 27 Aug 2018, 8:33 pm

At $99 I'd say that's very good value but would they suit your purpose in chilly Victoria?
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Post by scoobs » 27 Aug 2018, 8:36 pm

looks the same as the 4wdsupacenter ones
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Post by Oldbloke » 27 Aug 2018, 8:44 pm

Looks different to me.
Just wondering if anyone had experience with one of these?
And yes, mostly for use in Victoria.
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Post by scoobs » 27 Aug 2018, 8:48 pm

just had a look. looks like 4wdsupacenter has discontinued the one i had. looked identical to the aldi one. really good swag for the price.
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Post by bigpete » 27 Aug 2018, 8:56 pm

All stores ?
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Post by Stix » 27 Aug 2018, 9:29 pm

RoginaJack wrote:At $99 I'd say that's very good value but would they suit your purpose in chilly Victoria?


Oldbloke wrote:Looks different to me.
Just wondering if anyone had experience with one of these?
And yes, mostly for use in Victoria.


Temp shouldnt make a difference/be the same as all others, so camping in NT, SA or Vic is irrelevant...canvas doesnt keep you warm just keeps rain off you, its your bedding in the swag that keeps you warm...

Just check out the canvas specs...i rekon it'd be fine.
However i use & personally prefer a double swag, so i have plenty of room for a good few boom sticks next to me if necessary & im camped on public land....but they are more bulk to carry...:thumbsup:

I rekon they look like the annaconda ones.

For warmth put some foil sarking beneath your sleeping bag &/or matress...insulated sarking is the bomb if you can scrounge an off-cut... :thumbsup:
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Post by brett1868 » 27 Aug 2018, 10:50 pm

Ill be swagging it in rural Vic in a months time so I've got a 3300W inverter and electric blanket in my trailer :) No way I'll be cold.
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Post by Oldbloke » 28 Aug 2018, 5:30 am

I definitely need a new one. So looks like I’ll be in line Saturday.
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Post by Pythonkeeper » 28 Aug 2018, 4:15 pm

If your budget allows spend the extra coin and get the adventure kings big daddy, you won’t look back.

Plenty of room and proven quality, excellent price.

Mines been used and abused for quite some time now and I haven’t had a problem with it, it’s been in wild storms where gale force winds and 50 + mm rain in less than and hour had fallen, not a drop of water got inside.

A swag will be warmer inside in cool conditions, when all zipped up, heat from your body and breath gets trapped inside and warms up the air space and will be several degrees warmer than the ambient temps outside. I’ve slept in temps down to -6 deg C and was toasty warm in my +5 deg C sleeping bag (Colman Mudgee C5) and wearing shorts and t-shirt, I can’t sleep if I’m cold.
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Post by Oldbloke » 01 Sep 2018, 9:49 am

Well, got the swag. Looks like luxury to me. Especially compared to what I've been using for the last 15 or 20 years. :lol:

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Post by Wombat » 01 Sep 2018, 11:59 am

Did you pick up one of the cast iron skillets while you were there? $13 for a 30cm one.
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Post by RoginaJack » 01 Sep 2018, 12:56 pm

And don't forget the 4WD mats
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Post by Oldbloke » 01 Sep 2018, 1:11 pm

Wombat wrote:Did you pick up one of the cast iron skillets while you were there? $13 for a 30cm one.


No mate. Got fry pans
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Post by pete1 » 01 Sep 2018, 1:22 pm

Don't forget to waterproof it before you use it, think a few of us have made that mistake.
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Post by scoobs » 01 Sep 2018, 4:30 pm

i bought a snatch strap and some tie downs
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Post by Oldbloke » 01 Sep 2018, 9:24 pm

pete1 wrote:Don't forget to waterproof it before you use it, think a few of us have made that mistake.


What the! It must be rain or at least shower proof
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Post by Lifesaride » 01 Sep 2018, 9:59 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
pete1 wrote:Don't forget to waterproof it before you use it, think a few of us have made that mistake.


What the! It must be rain or at least shower proof


Yeah the canvas is treated, but all swags need to be seasoned by wetting thoroughly and drying a few times, so the canvas swells around the seams, to fully seal.
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