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Helikon - SWAGMAN ROLL Poncho

Note: NEW Stock will not be available until 2022 - Remaining stock is only available while supplies last.

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 a rain-protection poncho.

In Australian slang, ‘swagman’ means a traveling workman. Something like an American cowboy or a trapper, occasionally on the lookout for work on the Frontier. The difference was, the Australian swagman traveling on foot, and carried all his belongings in a bedroll. With our Swagman Roll® we salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets – but 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™.

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 it as if it was a blanket, line your hammock with it – or just wear it as a stand-alone long, warm coat.

FEATURES

 

  • Warm hood
  • Integral transport pocket
  • Zippered front pocket
  • USGI poncho compatible
  • Can be used as an 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
  • Designed with Survivaltech.pl

 

Specs:

  • Weight: 745g / 1.64 pounds
  • Dimensions: 145 x 200cm / 57.04 x 78.74 in
  • Material: Nylon

 

Designed in Poland & made in China 

    Order can take up to 3 business days to process through our warehouse. During high volume time, it could be up to 6 business days. All transit times are based on once your order ships.

    WITHIN UNITED STATES:

    We offer the following options:

    • Standard Shipping - average transit time is 5 to 10 business days; however, most arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
    • UPS Ground - average transit 1-5 business days

    OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:

    Shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE any duties, taxes, and/or import fees impost by your country's custom and/or clearance offices.

    We offer the following services to most areas:

    • UPS Standard to Canada - average transit 1 to 3 business days
    • UPS Worldwide Expedited - average transit 2 to 5 business days
    • UPS Worldwide Express - average transit 1 to 3 business days
    • FedEx International Economy - average transit 2 to 5 business days
    • FedEx International Priority - average transit 1 to 3 business days

     

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    Helikon - SWAGMAN ROLL Poncho

    $130.00 USD

    SKU:PO-SMR-NL-11

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    Product Description

    Note: NEW Stock will not be available until 2022 - Remaining stock is only available while supplies last.

    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 a rain-protection poncho.

    In Australian slang, ‘swagman’ means a traveling workman. Something like an American cowboy or a trapper, occasionally on the lookout for work on the Frontier. The difference was, the Australian swagman traveling on foot, and carried all his belongings in a bedroll. With our Swagman Roll® we salute these intrepid men, trembling on chilly mornings in their moist blankets – but 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™.

    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 it as if it was a blanket, line your hammock with it – or just wear it as a stand-alone long, warm coat.

    FEATURES

     

    • Warm hood
    • Integral transport pocket
    • Zippered front pocket
    • USGI poncho compatible
    • Can be used as an 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
    • Designed with Survivaltech.pl

     

    Specs:

    • Weight: 745g / 1.64 pounds
    • Dimensions: 145 x 200cm / 57.04 x 78.74 in
    • Material: Nylon

     

    Designed in Poland & made in China 

      Order can take up to 3 business days to process through our warehouse. During high volume time, it could be up to 6 business days. All transit times are based on once your order ships.

      WITHIN UNITED STATES:

      We offer the following options:

      • Standard Shipping - average transit time is 5 to 10 business days; however, most arrive in 5 to 7 business days.
      • UPS Ground - average transit 1-5 business days

      OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:

      Shipping charges DO NOT INCLUDE any duties, taxes, and/or import fees impost by your country's custom and/or clearance offices.

      We offer the following services to most areas:

      • UPS Standard to Canada - average transit 1 to 3 business days
      • UPS Worldwide Expedited - average transit 2 to 5 business days
      • UPS Worldwide Express - average transit 1 to 3 business days
      • FedEx International Economy - average transit 2 to 5 business days
      • FedEx International Priority - average transit 1 to 3 business days

       

      Customer Reviews

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      Zebulun Turner (Georgia, United States)
      Great piece

      I have used this for 9 nights over a 3 week period so far. I am not sure of the outside temperatures I have used it at yet, but I have used it inside with the AC at 70 degrees F, and it was comfortable to almost too warm when fully zipped. Looking forward to using it this fall and winter (in tandem to another bag). Highly recommend

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      Corey Lowder (South Carolina, United States)

      Great product for the money, would definitely buy again.

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      Phil Williams (New Jersey, United States)
      Great

      Stood out in the recent down pour and I was dry and snug. Perfect. Well constructed

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      john Norris (Massachusetts, United States)
      functional, and adaptable

      I just got back from a three day camping trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I used the roll at night as a blanket, and in the cool mornings in poncho roll mode to wear. It performed as expected

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      Barry Jeffrey (Indiana, United States)
      Great piece of gear

      Corporal Kelly influenced me to get one. I have wanted one for most of a year but it was always sold out. I was finally able to get one and I am happy. I have used it as a poncho, sleeping bag liner for my patrol bag, a carry bag for odds and ends. It is amazing and I definitely owe Shawn some bacon wrapped bacon for pointing me in the right direction.

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