Once upon a time, the trappers, the trekkers and even the soldiers did not carry sleeping bags. They carried blanket rolls. Up until very recently, wool was the best blanket material. When Nylon fabrics came into being, during the Vietnam War, there appeared a new blanket – the Poncho Liner. Ultra lightweight blanket rolled in one with liner for rain-protection poncho.
Swagman in Australian slang means a travelling workman. Something like American cowboy or a trapper, occasionally on a lookout for a work in dry season. The difference was, that the Australian swagman was travelling on foot, and carried all his belongings in a bed roll. We salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets. With our Swagman roll you’ll never have to emulate that particular part of their lifestyle. It is made of thin Nylon fabric, filled with one of the best insulating materials mankind ever dreamed of – the Climashield Apex.
Helikon Swagman roll is not ordinary blanket. It is more of a multifunction tool, applicable wherever a warm cover can be used. You can use it a poncho liner, enhance your sleeping bag with it, wrap in it as if it was a blanket, line your hammock with it – or just wear as a stand-alone long, warm coat.
Insulated, warm hood
Integral transport pocket
USGI poncho compatible
Can be used as: emergency jacket, sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner, blanket, hammock liner etc.