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What is a Freestanding Awning and How Does it Work?

What is a Freestanding Awning and How Does it Work?

Today, we're diving into the world of freestanding awnings – a game-changer in the realm of outdoor shelter solutions. It’s the durability, convenience and performance of a traditional 4x4 awning without the visible frame and extra set-up step. But how do they work? Let’s get into it.

What Exactly is a Freestanding Awning?

A freestanding awning is an independent canopy designed to provide shade and shelter outdoors. It attaches to the roof of your car like a traditional 4x4 awning, but the key difference is its innovative design. Models like the DARCHE Freestanding 270 Awning stand on their own, thanks to their built-in support system, so you can enjoy cool breezes, unobstructed views and a clutter-free campsite.

How Do Freestanding Awnings Work?

The beauty of a freestanding car awning lies in its simplicity and functionality:

Portability & Easy Set Up

Designed with user-friendliness in mind, a freestanding 4x4 awning can be set up quickly in a matter of minutes. 

Simply unzip the transit bag, tighten the arms with the cam buckles and you’re done - no poles or guy ropes required unless there is wind. Plus, height-adjustable brackets make it suitable for all kinds of terrain. 

Stability & Support

Our range of freestanding car awnings features strong X-tube aluminium alloy rafter arms as well as a state-of-the-art backing plate and hinges. This combination provides a stable structure that resists winds of up to 30kph and provides protection from the elements.

Why Choose A 4x4 Awning From DARCHE?

When selecting a freestanding awning, it's crucial to consider quality and performance. The DARCHE 270 freestanding awning is the only one on the market with a wind rating backed by science. Put simply, if your 4x4 awning isn’t tested, don’t trust it. 

Whether you’re on a school holiday camping trip with the family or a weekend away with your mates, you need the peace of mind that comes from using tried and tested outdoor gear. 

Hard-wearing & Durable

Our entire freestanding awning range is made with heavy-duty 320gsm ripstop polycotton canvas with a 3000mm waterhead rating. You’ll be protected from the elements all year round. Heavy rain? Fine. Hail? No worries. Scorching sun? Bring it on.

Wind & Weather Tested

We’ve spent years developing and testing the 270 awning to ensure it provides unparalleled performance you can trust. Using a state-of-the-art Omega wind meter, we put this baby through its paces. Even with extreme wind, the 270 freestanding awning outlasted other brands with an average breaking point of 43.5kph.

Low Cost to Repair

A freestanding car awning isn’t just a purchase, it’s an investment. The models in our range have been built to last, but all parts are designed to be easily replaceable. Repairs are easy and affordable so you’ll be able to enjoy your 4wd awning for decades to come. 

Freestanding awnings are a step ahead, incorporating robust materials and smart design to ensure durability and ease of use. It’s an essential piece of camping equipment for anyone who loves spending time outdoors.

With DARCHE's range of high-quality freestanding awnings, you're equipped to tackle any adventure, confident in the knowledge that you have a reliable, portable shelter at your disposal. So order online today or visit us in-store to learn more!

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