Dusk to Dawn 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 Dusk to Dawn is a dome-style swag in three sizes with plenty of room for you and your gear. Featuring a full-length door, PVC floor, heavy waterproof canvas shell, and ample ventilation, this swag is sure to keep you comfortable in any condition

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  • Details

    The freestanding tapered dome design of the Dusk To Dawn improves stability, shape and comfort with 180° star gazing views. Its features include an easy to use adjustable ridge pole with trigger locking system, along with two simple side poles. In moments you can be set up and ready to relax. Thanks to the ultra-fine insect mesh, airflow and stargazing are possible while keeping out pesky bugs. Solo sleepers will enjoy a single 900 swag, while couples can easily share a 1400-sized model – equivalent to a double bed!

    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 Dusk to Dawn swag and the popular Dirty Dee 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 Dusk to Dawn series pairs nicely with fitted accessories like the ATM Air Mattress,Cold Mountain Canvas sleeping bag or waterproof Nero gear bag. By adding a set of Swag Awning Poles, you can use the flaps on a Dusk to Dawn as additional shelter.

    • Available in three widths: 900mm (35″), 1100mm (43″) and 1400mm (55″)
    • Two-person 1400 is slightly wider than a Double bed
    • Free standing dome style swag
    • Tapered walls improve stability and shape
    • 2 x full length entry doors for easy access
    • Spacious internal sleeping area with convenient storage pockets
    • Cross flow ventilation system with zip down windows at both ends
    • Storm covers can be used as awnings  (Poles sold separately)
    • 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
    • 70mm poly/cotton covered high-density foam mattress
    • 22mm/25mm dia. alloy trigger lock ridge pole
    • Anodized Hi-tensile 9.5mm dia., 7001 alloy poles
    • No. 10 easy action zips on all doors and windows
    • Canvas swag bag with side grab handles included
    • Dusk to Dawn 900 goes well with the XL100 stretcher

    Dimensions: 2150mm (85″) L x 850mm (33.5″) H x 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 36.5 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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