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Helikon Tex Swagman Roll Poncho

£138.95
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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. Then, still several decades ago, Nylon fabrics came into being. During the Vietnam War, there appeared a new blanket – the Poncho Liner. Ultra lightweight blanket doubling as warming liner for rain-protection poncho.

In Australian the slang term ‘swagman’ means a travelling workman. Something like American cowboy or a trapper, occasionally on a lookout for a work on the Frontier. The difference was, the Australian swagman travelled on foot and carried all his belongings in a bed roll. With the Helikon-Tex Swagman Roll they salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets – but with this 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-Tex Swagman Roll is not your ordinary blanket. It is more of a multifunction tool, applicable wherever a warm cover is required. You can use it as a poncho liner, emergency sleeping bag, enhance your regular 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.

Dimensions unfolded: 145 x 200 cm

SKU
HX-PO-SMR-NL-$$
Brand:
Helikon-Tex
Age Restriction:
None
Fit:
One size fits most
Materials:
Climashield® Apex„¢
Youtube Link:
lcVCqdBFMq8
Product Weight (g)
820
Waterproof:
Yes
Newest:
2020-01-23 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
96.9500
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fbt-product:
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Description


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. Then, still several decades ago, Nylon fabrics came into being. During the Vietnam War, there appeared a new blanket – the Poncho Liner. Ultra lightweight blanket doubling as warming liner for rain-protection poncho.

In Australian the slang term ‘swagman’ means a travelling workman. Something like American cowboy or a trapper, occasionally on a lookout for a work on the Frontier. The difference was, the Australian swagman travelled on foot and carried all his belongings in a bed roll. With the Helikon-Tex Swagman Roll they salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets – but with this 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-Tex Swagman Roll is not your ordinary blanket. It is more of a multifunction tool, applicable wherever a warm cover is required. You can use it as a poncho liner, emergency sleeping bag, enhance your regular 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.

Dimensions unfolded: 145 x 200 cm

Specification


SKU
HX-PO-SMR-NL-$$
Brand:
Helikon-Tex
Age Restriction:
None
Fit:
One size fits most
Materials:
Climashield® Apex„¢
Product Weight (g)
820
Waterproof:
Yes
Newest:
2020-01-23 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
96.9500
fbt-product:
/helikon-tex-canvas-belt/
fbt-product:
/helikon-tex-outdoor-tactical-pants
fbt-product:
/helikon-tex-utl-polo-shirt
fbt-product:
/helikon-tex-ripstop-baseball-cap

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  • 5
    One solution for three seasons

    Posted by Chris Hants on 30th Dec 2023

    Fantastic bit of kit, had mine for several years now, only one tiny hole! Works when wet, keeps you warm, packs down small. Warmer than a lot of other blankets. Excellent as a winter coat, works well with standard ponchos for extra wet weather. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    Essential item

    Posted by Brian Pullen on 20th Feb 2023

    Unable to fault as very well made and robust. I undertook a large amount of searching and looking at ponchos throughout the internet for an ideal product. With all the reviews out there, I kept coming back to the Helikon Tex Swagman Roll as it kept coming up as the most versatile. American reviewers stated how the hood and neck opening was small/snug and using as a summer sleeping bag was tight around the shoulders. As a European built male, I haven’t found any of these to be the case. I’m 6ft with a 44in chest, 17in neck and hat size of 58cm who had no issues with wearing the swagman. Granted you couldn’t wear a helmet under the hood, but a woolly hat was no problem under the hood. As a sleeping bag it was a comfortable size wearing non bulky clothing, but for warmth at night I wouldn’t solely rely on it unless in more warm stable climates. It’s a marvellous piece of clothing that’ll have plenty of use as it’s so versatile and comfortable to wear. I highly recommend the swagman and though it’s a high end price, I believe it’s worth every penny.

  • 5
    Swagman roll

    Posted by Carl sharp on 3rd Jun 2021

    Must have bit of kit

  • 4
    A must have

    Posted by Cornel BEBIE on 4th May 2021

    Very pleased with this item. Featherlight, very warm... Ideal for an evening (or a night) outside. On the porch or in the woods... It only misses 5 stars because I'm not that stoked with the sleeve system when worn as a jacket. It works well but it feels a bit awkward to me.

  • 5
    Swagman

    Posted by Dan on 28th Jan 2021

    Absolutely brilliant bit of kit, extremely versatile, very well made, all the YouTube hype of this product is accurate and this will be going on every trip outdoors with me, will replace my summer sleeping bag, and replace my woobie for colder trips, just buy one you won't regret it, great service as usual from heinnie

  • 4
    Swagman roll

    Posted by Moeck on 18th Jan 2021

    Good stuff for outdoor activities and duty members. Help to hold you clothes dry and warm. The converting was not perfect but okay.

  • 5
    Best thing ever

    Posted by Andrew Batstone on 30th Oct 2020

    I am a bit of a kit wh*re and generally adapt my kit to any given deployment to suit the mission or environment. This however comes everywhere with me. I love its adaptability and when I'm not out and about I'm grnerally snuggled in it on my sofa or whereing it to go out for a smoke. Honestly my most used bit of gear.

  • 5
    Awesome product.

    Posted by Nige on 16th Jun 2020

    I've tried this in lashing rain, 100% dry, everyone looked at me daft wearing this while going to the shops, who's the daft one, I was dry and warm. I've used it as a blanket, it's stunningly warm and light. Once lockdown is over I'll be back in the wilds with this in my rucksack knowing I'll stay dry and warm. Awesome product, if you spend lots of time outdoors, you need one.

  • 5
    So much more than a poncho liner

    Posted by The bigyin on 1st Mar 2019

    Yet again the customer service team at Heinnie deserve 5 stars on their own, ordered this item at 3pm Wednesday and arrived by 11am the next day, bl**dy amazing! The swagman roll is yet to be tested in anger but upon first impressions is a 5 star bit of kit . For the price you get a very warm poncho liner, blanket, hammock under quilt, emergency sleeping bag and of swagman roll all in one. All zips, cords and ties look very well made as does the whole thing in general, can't wait to get out and try it in the field .