Eclipse 180 Gen 2 Awning
Darche’s Eclipse 180 Awning brings next-level shade to your 4WD camping setup. Offering a huge 88sq-ft of instant cover, it spans the full length of your vehicle by expanding to nearly three times the mounted length, giving you more shelter than a standard pull-out awning. 180-degree awnings are the ultimate add-on for shade & weather cover
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Darche’s Eclipse 180 Gen 2 Awning brings next-level shade to your 4WD camping setup. Offering a huge 88 sq-ft of instant cover, it deploys to almost three times its packed width and extends almost 7 feet from your vehicle, giving you greater cover than a standard pull-out awning.
Gen 2 features include a redesigned removable 600gsm PVC transit bag with ample room to pack up your awning, and drain holes for any moisture that might stay inside. You can even pack away the additional poles inside the cover.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Eclipse 180 is suitable for either side of a vehicle or trailer, and especially suits vehicles where a hatch would interfere with a wrap-around awning. If you have a side-opening rear door, you might want to consider the Eclipse 270 for maximum coverage at the rear of your vehicle. If you need more coverage, an available wall kit significantly increases the amount of shelter provided.
Extended mounting brackets are also available as a replacement or upgrade to the standard brackets. All EC180 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.
SAFETY NOTE: Ensure that your awning is anchored with all legs, straps, guy ropes and pegs at all times when in use. Damage to the awning or your vehicle may occur if the awning is not fully supported. We also do not recommend using the awning in heavy snow conditions due to the weight build-up that snow can cause. Weather damage is not covered under the standard warranty, but we do stock various replacement parts that are available for purchase.
- Provides 88 sq-ft of cover in all weather conditions
- Suits vehicles or mounting locations 1.6-2.1m (63-83″) high
- Freestanding set up mode allows for quick and easy one person set up/packdown
- Lightweight and strong construction with high-quality precision made hinges
- Includes 2 x pivoting telescopic leg poles stowed in the arms plus 2 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
- Expandable with Awning Walls (sold separately) in either solid or PVC window versions
- Available Eclipse Retreat Annex Room
- 3 Year Warranty
*Product configuration may vary from photos. Shown with walls and other optional extras, available separately. Please verify exact specifications and contents before purchase.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In 1991, Darche revolutionised the traditional swag market with the introduction of the Dome style swag. DARREN O’DWYER, the founder of Darche with his wife CHERYL (DAR-CHE), embarked on an eastern Australia journey. Wanting a shelter arrangement that was quick, practical and easy to stow, Darren used his imagination and created a canvas shell with fibreglass poles and the dome style swag was born. Darren realised he required a suitable and purpose-built factory arrangement in order to suffice demand. Using Australian supply chain partners, Darche became the leading swag and canvas converter in Australia
Today Darche is proudly owned by the Charles Parsons Group who have been actively involved for over 20 years in supplying textile and trim componentry to Darche. Charles Parsons are the largest textile wholesaler in the Southern Hemisphere with offices in every capital city of Australia, including offices in Fiji, Auckland and Shanghai. The day-to-day running of Darche occurs in a warehouse facility based in Thomastown, Victoria with a site area of more than 40,000m2. Darche is overseen by experienced textile product developers, business strategists and passionate staff who are keen outdoor enthusiasts with sound knowledge and experience to match.
We are passionate, dynamic and keen. We enjoy the same lifestyle choices as our consumers. We strive to provide our consumers the very best value, reliability and service and most importantly we recognise the trust they place on us. We welcome our consumer’s feedback both positive and negative and promise to keep delivering whilst listening. We are mindful of our vulnerable environment and build our products to last the journey. We encourage life time use and if over the years it requires attention, even if it is a discontinued product, we endeavour to find a solution, on a best effort basis, to have it back and performing for you.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Darche’s growth and shortage of experienced canvas converters and local machinists, has seen Darche establish reputable off shore assembly and supply chain partners. Operating from four major plants purposely selected and audited by Darche. Machinists, assemblers, finishers, tool makers and QA/QC supervisors are included in our required workforce of over 180 people over our four plants. It is vitally important to note Darche do not use Trading Houses or vertical arrangements off shore to source product. We at Darche develop all product prototypes in Australia and are involved from concept through to market release. Utilising Charles Parsons accredited laboratories and leading processes, all developments are then vigorously tested at the Thomastown facility and again in real life situations by developers.
Shipping Weight 46 lbs Shipping Dimensions 93 × 9 × 7 in Coverage
2230 x 160 x 180 mm (88.0 x 6.5 x 7.0")
6160 X 2070 x Max. 2100 mm (236 x 157 x 83")
Max. 2100 mm (83.0")
Lightweight Box Tube Alloy Rafters; Stainless Steel and Alloy Hinge
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