Darche’s Eclipse 270 Gen 2 Awning brings next-level shade to your 4WD camping setup. Offering a huge 120 sq-ft of instant cover, it spans the full length of your vehicle then wraps around to the rear, giving you greater cover than a standard pull-out awning.
Designed for an easy one-person setup, the unit is freestanding during setup and pack down. The heavy-duty swivel hinge system holds the entire kit up while you extend and tension the awning arms and release the three pivoting alloy telescopic leg poles stowed along the rafters. Attach the final leg poles and you’ll be under cover in a matter of minutes.
The awning is made from premium 320gsm ripstop polycotton canvas and has an impressive PU 1500mm water rating, plus seam sealing that will keep you dry in extended rainy conditions. Gutter pulls also allow you to fasten additional lines that prevent water from pooling on the awning.
Gen 2 awnings feature a redesigned 600gsm PVC transit cover with drain holes for moisture, and is spacious enough to allow for easy packing – you can even keep the pole bag inside!
The three included heavy-duty mounting brackets suit most commercially available flat roof rack or steel basket set ups and provide ample support for the awning – they even feature a small hump to clear the edge of your roof rack. You can also mount the Eclipse using the built-in nut channels on the back of the awning body itself.
There’s a host of accessories available for the Eclipse series. You can maximize coverage with wall kits, or expand with bug-free shelter provided by the Eclipse Retreat Annex. Imitators come close but never exceed the shelter provided by a Darche Eclipse 270, thanks to an extra rafter arm providing total coverage of your tailgate area – giving you protection from rain and sun where you need it most.
Make sure to check the weight rating and suitability of your roof rack and vehicle with appropriate manufacturers prior to purchase. Most OEM roof racks are not compatible with the mounting system. We recommend professional installation through one of our approved installation partners.
Vehicles with a hatch that rises above the level of your roof rack may interfere with the rear section of the awning – for this setup we recommend a Darche Eclipse 180-degree awning. Pickup trucks with an appropriate rack can use either model, depending on the mounting points available.
Extended mounting brackets are also available as an upgrade to the standard brackets. All EC270 awnings ship in two packages – the awning itself, and the standard brackets. All awnings come with standard brackets, so if you need the extended version instead, please contact us.
LEFT HAND VERSION: Suitable for mounting on the left-hand side (eg. driver’s side on LHD vehicles) and is ideal for rigs with a swinging door that opens from left to right, such as a Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco, Lexus GX460, and Land Rover Defender & Discovery I/II.
RIGHT HAND VERSION: This awning is meant for mounting on the right-hand side (eg. passenger side on LHD vehicles) and is ideally suited for rigs with a swinging door that opens from right to left such as the Mercedes G-Class.
- Provides 120 sq-ft of cover in all weather conditions (250 sq-ft with optional walls)
- Suits vehicles or mounting locations 1.6-2.1m (63-83″) high
- Available in Left or Right hand versions to suit various vehicles
- Freestanding set up mode allows for quick and easy one person set up/packdown
- Lightweight and strong construction with high-quality precision made hinges that include bronze bushings, steel pins, and cast aluminum rafter arm ends
- Includes 3 x pivoting telescopic leg poles stowed in the arms plus 3 x additional leg poles in a separate carry bag (can be stowed inside the awning transit cover)
- Includes 3 x mounting brackets, 2 x steel-buckled tension straps, transit cover, guy ropes and pegs
- 3 Year Warranty