Helikon Swagman Roll Poncho - PenCott Wildwood
When I first saw the Helikon Tex Swagman Roll Poncho I was a littled puzzled but when I got my hands on one it makes complete sense. Use it conjunction with Helikons Poncho or as stand alone product it is an ideal piece of clothing that just works
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 slang ‘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 traveling on foot, and carried all his belongings in a bed roll. With the Swagman Roll® Helikon salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets – but with their 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™.
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 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.
- Warm hood
- Integral transport pocket
- Zippered front pocket
- USGI poncho compatible
- Can be used as: emergency jacket, sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner, blanket, hammock liner (quilt) etc.
- Lightweight, non soaking, easy to transport
- Ideally fits the BOB backpack
- YKK® zippers
Watched lots of reviews of this before buying. Not disappointed. Its very well made, lightweight and so versatile. As a poncho it is superb adding warmth and comfort whilst sitting around camp, the clips mean it doesn’t flap around. I’ll be using as a quilt in hammock too. Great service from the bushcraftstore, quick delivery. Thanks.