There is a ton of gear to choose from these days, in a very broad range of prices. And while we would never discourage anyone from saving some money, there is a reason Darche tents and awnings will forever fall into the "buy once, cry once" category of purchases. As a 30+ year old company, Darche buys and delivers only the best materials, designed and tested in the harsh Australian Outback. From their ultra-durable stainless steel and brass-bushing hinges on the 270 and 180 awnings, to the premium heavy-duty ripstop canvas tents and swags, you can be sure that Darche Outdoor Gear is designed to last a lifetime, and trusted in the harshest environments on the planet.
We all know you have "likes to chill" on your Hinge profile, but do you even take chilling seriously? Everyone likes to chill, but only the most professional loungers and procrastinators can really appreciate the true gift that 270 degrees of shade can give you.
There are a ton of 270 awnings out there right now. Some are good, some are not. We have a strict no shit-talking policy here at GTFO, so we aren't going to say anything bad about other awnings, but we will tell you that the other good ones out there, are probably made by Darche.
The Eclipse 270 is the original Australian full-coverage awning. It provides more shelter, more options, and better quality parts than anything on the market. From the stainless steel hardware to the real copper bushings, this awning will literally last forever.
Setup only takes one person, and everything packs away neatly in the supplied case.
There are also endless accessory walls, so you can create a home base that's got more room than your bedroom at home to provide protection from wind, rain, and the monsters in the woods at night.
From the manufacturer:
The Eclipse 270 is the ultimate in camping accessories with incredible versatility and the ability to customize your awning to suit you group size, weather conditions and destination. Attaching to small and large vehicles the Eclipse 270 is the next generation in high-quality camping space creation!
11.5m² of cover easily mounted to the vehicle. Designed as a freestanding unit for easy setup and pack down. Easily set up by one person.
(New) Aluminum hinge system. Hinged from both ends, the awning spans along the full length of the vehicle, as well as the rear, offering additional undercover area compared to the general market offerings.
(New) Stronger 320gsm poly/cotton grid ripstop canvas. (New) Lightweight box tube alloy rafters. The Eclipse 270° Awning features 3 pivoting alloy telescopic leg poles which are neatly stowed along the rafter when packed away—3 additional leg poles in a separate carry bag are also included.
1500mm PU waterproofing with HF seam sealing Optional walls available (sold separately)
Dimensions: (19.5ft) 6000mm L X (13ft) 4000mm W x (6.8ft) 2100mm H (average height)
Packed down: (86") 2200mm L x (7") 180mm W x (7.8") 200mm H
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