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Eclipse 180 Freestanding LED Awning

Eclipse 180 Freestanding LED Awning

Regular price $1,957.00 CAD
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Over the course of the past two years, Darche have delved deep into the world of design engineering, meticulously crafting and refining their latest innovation – the ground-breaking Eclipse 180 Freestanding LED Awning. They have rigorously tested and fine-tuned various design iterations and the driving force behind these extensive trials was simple – to ensure that when you step under a 180 freestanding awning, it's a product that's been put through its paces and proven to excel even before it hits the market.

Find out more about our wind test results here

Darche stands apart with a commitment to making awnings that have truly been put to the test, and they are the first in Australia to extensively wind-test a freestanding awning. This commitment led Darche to a comprehensive 30-day wind testing period, exposing this awning design to a spectrum of winds ranging from gentle breezes to severe gales according to the Beaufort scale.

In rigorous testing, the Eclipse 180 Freestanding LED Awning showcased its strength by holding up until 50km/hr on its initial trial, and it withstood 55km/hr winds in the next round of testing after being repaired. The wind meter employed for testing was the Omega OM-CP-WIND101A wind speed data logger system, calibrated using data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and capable of recording wind speeds every second. For more information on the wind meter, please see here.

Based on results and observations gained over the wind testing period, the Eclipse 180 Freestanding LED Awning is rated up to **30km/hr winds whilst freestanding**. However, our recommendation is that you always deploy the included poles and tie down your awning properly using pegs and guy ropes as Mother Nature is unpredictable and we want to protect your investment.

Besides its durability, the Eclipse 180 Freestanding LED Awning is also chock-full of features for your comfort and convenience, including **dual-colour dimmable LED strips** fully-integrated in the rafter arms and a redesigned powder-coated two-piece backing plate with a new canvas-style fully-enclosed transit cover, which maximises weather resistance while still retaining the ability to easily move the awning from one vehicle to another.

At Darche, dedication to crafting outdoor solutions that exceed expectations is unwavering. The culmination of two years of design engineering stands before you – a testament to Darche's commitment to innovation, excellence, and, above all, your satisfaction. We're confident this is the best freestanding 180 awning on the market.

Awning walls perfectly complement this awning, enhancing its functionality and increasing the overall coverage over 150 ft². Best of all, existing Eclipse 180 owners will find that their walls are fully compatible with the latest and greatest 180 on the market.

- Over 2 years of development and testing, improves on Gen 2 awnings in almost every way
- **NEW** Freestanding design with 30km/hr wind rating (60km/hr when tied down)
- 88 ft² of cover and the most usable shape on the market - maximum rear coverage!
- **NEW** Fully-enclosed transit cover with two-piece backing plate design maximises weather resistance while still retaining the ability to easily move the awning from one vehicle to another
- **NEW** Height-adjustable brackets suit a wide range of setup types
- **NEW** Black powder-coated X-tube aluminium alloy rafter arms, backing plate & hinges
- **NEW** Integrated dual-colour (white and amber) dimmable LED lights on four rafter arms (Requires power bank or USB port, not included)
- Heavy-duty 320gsm ripstop polycotton canvas with 3000mm waterhead rating
- All parts are designed to be user-replaceable for easy and low-cost repair
- Compatible with optional mounting brackets to attach directly on your Darche hard shell RTT
Eclipse Wall kit available (sold separately) for maximum coverage - over 150 sq-ft
- Compatible with existing 180 Gen 2 wall kits
- **Industry-Leading 3 Year Warranty with Worldwide Support**

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

*Please note that if this awning is mounted to a roof top tent, the poles must be used at all times to avoid damaging your roof top tent. Ensure that your roof mounting system is fit for purpose. For specific installation recommendations visit your local roof rack specialist.

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