Darche Eclipse 270 Awning
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Due to the overwhelming response to the announcement of the Darche 270 awning, our entire first and second shipments have been sold. The next shipment is due in November in limited quantities. We are taking pre-orders for this shipment now.
Designed as a freestanding unit to ease set up and pack down, the Eclipse 270° is easily set up by one person. Hinged from both ends, the Eclipse 270° spans along the full length of the vehicle as well as the rear, offering additional undercover area compared to other general market offerings (approx. 11.5 M2)
With optional walls erected, up to 20.5 M2 of sheltered area can be achieved. Each optional wall can be set up as a wind and weather break or as an upright awning extension, allowing the Eclipse 270° to extend further up to 4.2 meters in total, featuring 2x pivoting alloy telescopic poles which are neatly stowed along the rafter when packing away.
Made from Darche’s proven and hard wearing proofed poly cotton ripstop canvas, a strong light weight box tube alloy rafter system, and pivoting from heavy duty steel and alloy swivel hinge system, the Eclipse 270° will quickly become a favourite must have for all serious tourers and campers alike.
Area of Shelter?
The awning alone covers 11.5m2
With walls fitted, the set up covers approx. 20.5 M2 depending on height of vehicle.
Is it the same as other 270° awnings on the market?
No. The Eclipse 270° Awning hinges from two sides, it also has a class leading larger coverage area as the front span runs along the front of the vehicle.
What side of the car can I mount it on?
Available in Australian passenger side mount.
Can walls be used as extendable awnings?
Yes, both front walls are designed to be used as additional extendible awnings (poles not included).
Roof Rack mounting?
Mounting brackets are included and will accommodate most commercially available steel basket and flat rack set ups. (Including TJM, ARB etc.). Mounting hard ware for Whisper and Rhino bars will be available for purchase separately.
What’s it made of?
The canvas is a Proofed poly cotton ripstop canvas as are the walls. The frame is Alloy with steel hardware. The transit cover is made of laminated 600gsm PVC.
Does it need to be pegged down with guy ropes? How many guy ropes does it need?
It is semi-designed to be a free stander, but we recommend that it is pegged down at all times. It has a large surface area so sudden wind gust could become hazardous.
How does it perform in strong wind?
Optional walls/awning extensions?
Walls are sold separately.
How many people are required to set up?
One person. The Eclipse 270° Awning is designed as a simple 1 person set up and pack down & inclement weather may require the assistance of another person.
Does it come with poles?
2x pivoting alloy telescopic poles are included and purposely fitted under awning arms for easy access and stowing. Each rafter has a purpose drilled hole for additional spigot style poles if your set up requires or in case of an emergency.
What about water run off?
Included guy ropes need to be fixed between rafters to create a water run off valley.
Weight Awning: Approx. 24kg
Awning packed down: 2250 x 200 x 150mm
2 Year factory warranty.
Reviews of Darche Eclipse 270 Awning
Darche Eclipse 270 Awning(5) By: Jo Catto on 26 August 2017The awning is great, good quality and sturdy, easy to set up, so 5 stars for the awning itself, we only received 1 orange guy rope with the whole awning, considering there are 6 poles which for the money was abit disappointing, at least expected the same amount of guy ropes for the number of poles. I wonder is 1 guy rope all you get or ours was packed on Friday afternoon?
Tentworld ResponseGlad you're loving your new Darche 270 Awning Jo! Very sorry about the guy ropes you definitely need more than one. We're already in the process of having that sorted and will have this rectified for you ASAP. Kind Regards & Happy Camping Tentworld Team.