With our 20 year heritage in swags and tents, it was a natural evolution for Darche to expand its 4X4 touring offering. Constructed and engineered to specifically suit Australia’s rugged touring conditions, the complementary range includes the Panorama 2 roof top tent with annex, Hi-View Gen 2 roof top tent with annex, the Eclipse vehicle awnings and Xtender Awning Tent. Featuring the famous Darche quality and design, the 4X4 Touring range will perform and last.
The Eclipse 180° Awning is ideal for dual, single and space cabs as well as general canopy and wagon setups.
Designed for a quick and easy setup and pack down by one person. Hinged from both ends, the Eclipse 180_ Awning spans along the full length of the vehicle as well as the rear, offering additional undercover area compared to other general market offerings (approx 123 SQF)
With optional walls erected, up to 177 SQF 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 180° Awning to extend further up to 13f 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 180° Awning will quickly become a favourite must-have for all serious tourers and campers alike.
Awning Packed Down: Approx. 88.5" x 7.8" x 6"
Each Wall Packed Down: Approx.14" x 23.6" x 2.3"
AWNING (only): Approx. 44lb ( walls sold separately)
WALL 1 (EC18W1): Approx. 15lb
FEATURES & BENEFITS
CONSTRUCTION The awning and walls are constructed using a Proofed 260gsm poly cotton ripstop canvas. The frame is a Aluminium box extrusion with steel hardware. The transit cover is constructed using laminated 600gsm PVC. AREA OF SHELTER The awning alone covers 123 SQF With walls fitted, the set up covers approx. 220SQF depending on height of vehicle. ADDITIONAL POLES INCLUDED 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 supplied spigot poles. UNIQUE POINT OF DIFFERENCE The Eclipse 180° Awning hinges from two sides, and also has a class leading larger coverage area as the front span runs along the front of the vehicle. MOUNTING ORIENTATION&ROOF RACK COMPATIBILITY The Eclipse 180° Awning can be mounted on either side of the vehicle. Mounting brackets are included and will accommodate most commercially available steel basket and flat rack set ups.
ADDITIONAL WALL USAGE With the use of Darche's Telescopic Alloy Poles 35"-90" (sold separately), both front walls are designed to be used as additional extendible awnings. FREE-STANDING FUNCTIONALITY It is designed to be a free-stander to aid in set up and pack down only, however we recommend that it is pegged down at all times. It has a large surface area, meaning sudden wind gusts could become hazardous. The Darche Eclipse 180_ Awning has been designed for general camping use under normal conditions. Always ensure all guy ropes are anchored correctly. It may be necessary to re-adjust guy ropes and pegs at times to maintain the structural integrity of the awning.
Note: To avoid chances of personal injury and or property damage, Darche highly recommends the Eclipse 270_ Awning should NOT be erected during windy conditions. Damage caused by wind and/or adverse weather will not be covered under warranty.
ONE-PERSON SETUP The Eclipse 180° Awning is designed as a simple 1 person set up and pack down. Inclement weather may require the assistance of another person. WATER RUN-OFF Included guy ropes need to be fixed between rafters to create a water run off valley. WARRANTY 2 Year factory warranty.