Dirty Dee Swag


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Darche is legendary for crafting some of the best swags on the market – it’s a key part of the company’s history. The Dirty Dee series is no exception, offering some of the best value around. Featuring a PVC floor, heavy waterproof canvas shell, and ample ventilation, this tent is sure to keep you comfortable in any conditions, and is perfect for solo travelers looking to try out a swag for the first time

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    Swags have been used for decades in Australia – now they’re ready for Canada’s most unforgiving terrain. With ultra fine insect mesh, a comfortable mattress and 800mm PU waterproofing, the Dirty Dee is one of the best value swags on the market today. Whether you are a single sleeper in the 900 or looking for a two-person 1400-sized swag, the DD has you covered!

    A heavy duty ultrasonically welded PVC floor prevents ground moisture and ensures you can set up just about anywhere – grass, mud and even snow. Easy deployment means you can quickly get some rest on the included 70mm/2.75″ mat after a long day in the backcountry. Stowage is just as simple – just take down the poles and roll it up, mattress and all. The built-in compression straps make pack-down very easy.

    We often get asked what the difference is between a Dirty Dee and the Dusk to Dawn swag. It really comes down to design – both models offer the same high-quality materials, sleeping area, and mattress. The Dusk to Dawn features dome-style construction and a larger side opening, while the Dirty Dee has more windows and roll-up end flaps.

    The ridge pole trigger locking system developed by Darche makes the Dirty Dee swag the ultimate freestanding tourer. Its near-vertical walls and ventilation points provide functional design without compromising on comfort. It also pairs nicely with fitted accessories like the ATM Air Mattress, Cold Mountain Canvas sleeping bag or waterproof Nero gear bag.

    • Available in three widths: 900mm (35″), 1100mm (43″) and 1400mm (55″)
    • Two-Person 1400 is slightly wider than a Double bed
    • Free standing 5 pole swag with near vertical walls
    • 6 ventilation points ensuring optimum cross flow ventilation
    • 2 large entry doors
    • Zip down head and foot window
    • 420gsm poly/cotton 16mm grid ripstop canvas
    • 800mm PU waterproofing with internal seam sealing
    • Super-fine 125gsm insect mesh
    • Heavy duty, HF welded, laminated 600gsm PVC bucket floor
    • Anodized Hi-tensile 9.5mm dia., 7001 alloy poles
    • 2 x 22mm/25mm dia. alloy trigger lock ridge poles
    • 2.75″/70mm poly/cotton covered high-density foam mattress
    • No. 10 easy action zips on all doors and windows
    • Canvas swag bag with side grab handles included
    • Dirty Dee 900 is compatible with XL100 Stretchers
    • Dirty Dee 1100 is compatible with XL100 but may overhang approx. 5cm on each side
    • *Pictured Accessories (cot, sleeping bag) are not included


    2150mm (85″) L x 850mm (33.5″) H by:

    900mm (35″), 1100mm (43″) and 1400mm (55″) wide

    *Product configuration may vary from photos. Exact size may not be shown. Pictured with optional extras, available separately. Please verify exact specifications and contents before purchase.

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    In 1991, Darche revolutionised the traditional swag market with the introduction of the Dome style swag. DARREN O’DWYER, the founder of Darche with his wife CHERYL (DAR-CHE), embarked on an eastern Australia journey. Wanting a shelter arrangement that was quick, practical and easy to stow, Darren used his imagination and created a canvas shell with fibreglass poles and the dome style swag was born. Darren realised he required a suitable and purpose-built factory arrangement in order to suffice demand. Using Australian supply chain partners, Darche became the leading swag and canvas converter in Australia

    Today Darche is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who have been actively involved for over 20 years in supplying textile and trim componentry to Darche. Charles Parsons are the largest textile wholesaler in the Southern Hemisphere with offices in every capital city of Australia, including offices in Fiji, Auckland and Shanghai. The day-to-day running of Darche occurs in a warehouse facility based in Thomastown, Victoria with a site area of more than 40,000m2. Darche is overseen by experienced textile product developers, business strategists and passionate staff who are keen outdoor enthusiasts with sound knowledge and experience to match.


    We are passionate, dynamic and keen. We enjoy the same lifestyle choices as our consumers. We strive to provide our consumers the very best value, reliability and service and most importantly we recognise the trust they place on us. We welcome our consumer’s feedback both positive and negative and promise to keep delivering whilst listening. We are mindful of our vulnerable environment and build our products to last the journey. We encourage life time use and if over the years it requires attention, even if it is a discontinued product, we endeavour to find a solution, on a best effort basis, to have it back and performing for you.


    Darche’s growth and shortage of experienced canvas converters and local machinists, has seen Darche establish reputable off shore assembly and supply chain partners. Operating from four major plants purposely selected and audited by Darche. Machinists, assemblers, finishers, tool makers and QA/QC supervisors are included in our required workforce of over 180 people over our four plants. It is vitally important to note Darche do not use Trading Houses or vertical arrangements off shore to source product. We at Darche develop all product prototypes in Australia and are involved from concept through to market release. Utilising Charles Parsons accredited laboratories and leading processes, all developments are then vigorously tested at the Thomastown facility and again in real life situations by developers.


  • Specs

    Shipping Weight 35.2 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions 37.8 × 12.8 × 14.6 in

    900mm (35″), 1100mm (43″), 1400mm (55″)


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    Dimensions (Unpacked)

    2150 x 900 x 850mm (85 x 35 x 33.5"), 2150 x 1100 x 850mm (85 x 43 x 33.5"), 2150 x 1400 x 850mm (85 x 55 x 33.5")

    Dimensions (Packed)

    950 x 400 x 400mm (37 x 16 x 16"), 1150 x 400 x 400mm (45 x 16 x 16"), 1450 x 400 x 400mm (57 x 16 x 16")


    28lbs, 32lbs, 35lbs


    420gsm polycotton canvas


    70mm (2.75")

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