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TESTED AND RATED BY CHARLES PARSONS LABORATORY IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS/NZS 4399.
UPF is a measure of the amount of harmful UV radiation that penetrates fabric and reaches our skin. Darche Eclipse awning canvas is rated UPF 50+, the highest achievable rating possible.
WITH OVER TWO YEARS IN DEVELOPMENT, THE ECLIPSE 270° AWNING IS A CLASS LEADING DESIGN.
Designed as a freestanding unit to ease set up and pack down only, the Eclipse 270° Awning is easily set up by one person. Both Australian passenger side or Australian driver side mount options are available. Hinged from both ends, the Eclipse 270° 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. 11.5m2).
With optional walls erected, up to 20.5m2 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° Awning to extend further up to 4.2m 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° Awning will quickly become a favourite must-have for all serious tourers and campers alike.
GENERAL INFO & FAQS
Awning Packed Down: Approx. 2250mm x 200mm x 150mm
Each Wall Packed Down: Approx. 360mm x 600mm x 60mm
FEATURES & BENEFITS
The awning and walls are constructed using a hard-wearing 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 11.5m2
With walls fitted, the set up covers approx. 20.5m2 depending on height of vehicle.
ADDITIONAL POLES INCLUDED
3x 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 270° 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
Available in Australian passenger side or Australian driver side mount. 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 90-230cm (sold separately), both front walls are designed to be used as additional extendible awnings.
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 270° 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.
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.
Included guy ropes need to be fixed between rafters to create a water run off valley.
2 Year factory warranty.
We aim to dispatch all items out within 3 working days after payment has cleared. This is just a guideline as we can often dispatch your item quicker, within 1-2 working days. Carriage costs are for UK mainland ONLY. Please contact us for delivery costs if outside UK Mainland, we can ship worldwide. Highlands and Islands are not included within the UK Mainland. * (Post codes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE PO30, PO34-40, IM, BT & Channel Islands).
We use a range of courier services so as you, as the customer, can get the best delivery prices available. The majority of our items will be sent Royal Mail (3-5 day delivery). If your item is slightly larger it will more than likely be sent with the courier, My Hermes (3-5 day delivery). If your item is a large or heavy item such as a bumper, winch etc we will use TNT courier service (Next working day). We can send items that we have in stock out for next day delivery if you request however this will be paid for by the customer. If for any reason we are unable to supply your item to you within the time scale provided above we will contact you letting you know an approximate lead time.
Please note that our delivery costs are all subject to size and weight restrictions. Extremely large and/or heavy items will incur a shipping cost (or an additional cost than our website states).
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