SKU: T050801741

Eclipse 270/180 Retreat Annex


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The versatile Eclipse Retreat Annex is the perfect add-on to your Darche 270 or 180 Awning and ideal for your next open road adventure. It suspends from your awning to add a flexible and multi-use shelter to your camp setup. Use it as overnight shelter for swags, a contained cooking area, or as a place to get away from mosquitos & other insects.

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    On Backorder: ETA is Autumn 2024. Please contact us for details.

    The versatile Eclipse Retreat Annex is the perfect add-on to your Darche 270 or 180 Awning and ideal for your next open road adventure. It suspends from your awning to add a flexible and multi-use shelter to your camp setup. Use it as overnight shelter for swags, a contained cooking area, or as a place to get away from mosquitos & other insects.

    There are three large entries to this annex giving you unlimited access no matter where you pull up, plus it has rear access so you can get to your vehicle without stepping outside. Both sides have double D-doors and the front has a massive single entry with a privacy door that can convert to an awning extension for extended shade and shelter (telescopic alloy poles sold separately). All front and side entries have dual-zippered privacy and fine mesh doors that will give you plenty of ventilation while keeping insects at bay.

    Like all Darche gear, it’s built to last. Made from durable 210D ripstop polyester Oxford, it can hold its own in harsh environments. The Retreat Annex also has an impressive PU 3000mm water rating and all seams are heat sealed to keep you dry in rainy conditions. It features a removable 600gsm welded PVC bucket floor with adjustable corner points to suit various vehicle heights.

    Finally, the Retreat Annex is fully compatible with 270 and 180 wall kits, giving you the ultimate in four-season shelter and providing more protection from insects and moisture than awning walls alone.

    SAFETY NOTE: Ensure that the Eclipse Retreat Annex is pegged down at all times using the included hardware. Extra care must be taken in inclement weather to ensure the awning is not overloaded by wind or snow build-up.

    INSTALLATION NOTE: Minor modification is required for awnings manufactured before Nov 2020 (instructions included.) This product is not compatible with the Eclipse 180V Compact Awning, or Eclipse Slimline pull-out awnings.


    • Attaches to either Eclipse 270 or Eclipse 180 Awning (including Freestanding models)
    • Creates additional shade, storage and shelter options for your awning setup
    • Adds sleeping quarters for up to four people
    • Exceptional ventilation and access with three entries plus rear opening for vehicle access
    • Dual-zippered privacy and super-fine insect doors
    • Front privacy door converts to an awning with telescopic alloy poles (sold separately)
    • Removable floor with adjustable corner anchoring points allow for height adjustment to suit your vehicle
    • Generous internal storage pockets
    • Two power cord access slots
    • Rear zip door allows easy access to vehicle or camper trailer
    • Can be used in conjunction with the Eclipse Awning Walls (sold separately)
    • Heavy-duty PVC bucket floor helps prevents moisture ingress
    • Includes storage bag & pegs
    • 3-year Limited Warranty

    *Product configuration may vary from photos. Shown with optional extras, available separately. Please verify exact specifications and contents before purchase.

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  • Specs

    Shipping Weight 34.3 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions 27.6 × 13 × 11.8 in
    Dimensions (Packed)

    700 x 300 x 250mm (28 x 12 x 10")

    Dimensions (Unpacked)

    2700 x 2400 x 2000mm (106 x 95 x 78")


    1800mm (71")


    14kg (31lbs)

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“We didn’t set out to change the world, or even the landscape of camping in Australia, we just needed some camping gear that suited our lifestyle, so we designed it ourselves… as it turns out – it suited the Australian lifestyle too!” – 

Darren O’Dwyer
Darche Founder and designer of the original dome swag.

Established in 1991, DARCHE® has become one of the best-known – and loved – Australian camping and outdoor adventure brands. Today DARCHE® enjoys an iconic Australian status in the camping and 4×4 touring market, but it was from humble beginnings that this brand was conceived.

Born of necessity – as many great things are – Darren O’Dwyer saw a hole in the Australian outdoor market. While he loved nothing more than hitting the road with an old fashioned rollout swag, he found his sleeping arrangements were not all that appealing to others, namely his wife, Cheryl.

While planning a road trip along the east coast, Cheryl declared there was no way she was sleeping in one of those things – the bugs will get in!

Avid campers, the O’Dwyers knew a thing or two about the conditions their swag design would have to endure on their adventure, so with help from his brother Dave, Darren set out to design a shelter that suited the rugged, Australian landscape… and the wildlife that inhabits it.

It had to be tough but comfortable, waterproof yet breathable, quick, practical and easy to stow. It had to provide a fully enclosed shelter with enough space around the skin to protect from bugs and mozzies, and it had to be completely zip sealed to keep the critters and creepy crawlies out – no easy task. Together, the O’Dwyer’s created a canvas shell with zippered doors and windows, and of course – a flexible fibreglass pole, designing Australia’s first dome swag. It was a talking point at many camping spots throughout their journey along the east coast, and remains an icon of the Australian camping scene today.

With a passion for outdoor adventure, It was a natural progression from the original dome swag to an impressive range of roof top tents and awnings. Superior canvas quality being the foundation of long lasting, rugged outdoor gear.

“It was about quality. We built them to last! And they did. 30 years on and we still see a few original DARCHE swags out in the wild – it’s a great feeling to know you’ve changed the way people camp today”

Three decades on and DARCHE® continues to lead the outdoor space with innovative designs, superior quality materials and commitment to our heritage. We offer a full range of products for serious tourers and campers alike. Still firmly committed to the swag market, our range extends to awnings and roof top tents, furniture, sleeping gear and a range of accessories to suit the 4×4 touring and camping environment, tried and tested by people who live and breathe everything outdoors.

To ensure that DARCHE® remains one of the most respected outdoor brands globally, we live by the philosophy of innovation and quality, refining and developing new materials, designs and technologies that will service the next generation of outdoor adventurers and protect the environment that they love to explore.

In 2013 DARCHE® introduced the Air-Volution™ range of swags and tents with patented technology that drastically reduces setup and packdown time without compromising on quality and comfort.

Today, DARCHE® is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who bring over 100 years of textile experience, product development and strategy to compliment DARCHE®’s extensive outdoor expertise.