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Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by biker one, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Hello Everyone,
    I have been around this site for awhile, reading and learning lots.
    I'm very close now to buying a bike to do a bit of touring.

    I'm also in the market for a swag.
    Can anyone suggest which swag is suitable for use
    with a motorcycle?
    I plan to buy a mid size cruiser and want to set it up for doing a bit of touring.

    Thanks heaps...

  2. This might be a bit late to be of any help but I saw a swag made by Burke and Wills at my local camping store. With a name like that it should be aussie made but does pay to check. It caught my eye because its called a Biker Swag. As such it looked a bit smaller when rolled up and wasn`t quite as wide as the average swag. If your not over large, not that there`s anything wrong with that, they may be worth a look. Approx $180.
  3. Thanks for the reply, that gives me something to go on.

    biker one
  4. I traveled around Australia a few years back and slept on the ground in a sway the whole time. I cant imagine any sways being suitable for biking, mainly because they are so big and bulky.

    For biking i would use a good sleeping bag inside a bivvy bag.

  5. Trying to work out the best way to go here.
    Maybe you are right a swag would be to large to
    be easy to use.
    Have had a look at the Bivvy Bags...could be ok, have to have a closer look.
    What have others used for long trips ??

    biker one.
  6. I haven't had a long bike trip but done a few hiking trips and I don't see why a hiking tent wouldn't work for a bike trip. very light and easy to set up. Just getting my gear organised now the weather is starting to come good.
  7. I like the look of the Oztrail Biker. Looks like it would be good.
    Looking forward to seeing the packed up size.

    biker one
  8. -5 sleeping bag, self inflating mat and small dome tent. It all packs in a waterproof bag and sits across the back seat (plus I have a full size foldup allowy chair strapped on as well).


    Swags are fine if you have a car, but imagine soaking wet canvas and how much it would weigh? Plus they are very bulky and you don't get much room like in a tent to read or store your gear in.
  9. OT..

    Alright, fess up, Alex, where was that wonderful photo taken???
  10. +1.

    This is what I used for my 2wk trip to Brissy and back.


    I got it from Rays Outdoors for $49 (was on special). I got a self inflating air mattress and a -3 sleeping bag and Bob was my uncle. :cool: All three (bag/tent/mattress) fitted inside a waterproof bag which was ocky strapped to the back of my then virago 250.

    Blue waterproof bag with tent etc inside:
  11. Don't Driazabone (spelling) make waterproof swags???
  12. Somewhere along Waterfall Way :cool:
  13. Thanks for the photo, the size looks great for what I want.

    Thanks heaps.

    biker one
  14. I should have also asked are you happy with the product?
    Do you think it will do all that you require?

    biker one
  15. Yep, just add a sleeping bag and maybe a pillow.