New 270 Awning available.

alia176

Explorer
I measured a brand new to me Bush 270XT awning on a bath scale and it is 53# without the brackets. I didn't order any brackets as I made my own for the Thule load bars.
I also measured my Batwing and it is 42# without the brackets.

Currently I have three Thule load bars supporting an Autohome Columbus but I'll be adding one more load bar to support the hinge area of the Bush unit due to the extra weight and leverage being put on the load bars and the rain gutter during deployment. Again, I have no roof rack.

270deg awnings

Wraptor 6k - 70lbs ( bracket weight is 5lbs x 3) https://overlandpros.com/product/wraptor-6k-270-degree-freestanding-vehicle-mounted-awning/, 88", sq ft?, $849
Wraptor 4K - 61lbs (includes bracket weight 5lbs x 2) https://overlandpros.com/product/wraptor-2500/, 86" length, ?? SQ FT, $800
Alucab Shadow - 24kg/51lbs https://www.alu-cab.com/product/270-shadow-awning/, 102" length, 100 sqft, $1,500
Rhino Rack Batwing - 47lbs (40# minus brackets) http://www.rhinorack.com/en-us/products/sport-leisure/shade/awnings/batwing-awning-left-_33100, 98" length,115sqft, $800
Rhino Rack Batwing compacct - 40lbs https://www.rhinorack.com/en-us/pro...de/awnings/batwing-compact-awning-left-_33300, 79" length, 69sqft, $688
OVS Nomadic - 72lbs https://overlandvehiclesystems.com/...lack-cover-universal/#product-tab-information, 88", 129 sqft, $900
OVS LT (lighter model) 53lbs, https://overlandvehiclesystems.com/...7-dark-gray-cover-with-black-cover-universal/, 83" long, 80 sqft, $699
Peregrine 23Zero - 51lbs https://23zero.com/product/peregrine-270-us-drivers/ 88" length, ? sqft, $1,000
Darche Eclipse GEN1- 60lbs https://artemisoverland.com/products/darche-eclipse-270-vehicle-awning-us-drivers-side, 87" long, 123sqft, $1,249
Darche Eclipse GEN2- 48lbs https://backwoodsoverland.com/product/darche-eclipse-270-awning-drivers-side-generation-2/, 87" length, 124 sqft,$1,150
Kingsmen 270, 70# https://www.kinsmenhardware.com/products/awning, 91" length, 168 sqft, $2,150+4mos lead time
James Baroud 270, weight? https://adventure-ready.com/store/james-baroud-falcon-270-awning/, ? length, ? sqft, $1500 (driver side only)
Bush company 270XT, 61lbs (53# minus brackets), https://www.southernxpeditions.com/bush-company, 90" length, 86 sqft, $1450, no poles are required or provided.
Bush Company 270 MAX, 73lbs (new to the market) https://cascadiatents.com/bush 270xt max awning left.html, 90" length, 130 sqft, $1750
Ostrich Wing 57lbs, https://www.ruggedbound.com/products/ostrich-wing-awning , 104" length, 120 sqft, $1480, no pole design,
Howling Moon 6 panel awning 2.5m- 38kg/83lbs with reflective material - https://www.howlingmoon.com.au/product/6-arm-270-degree-swing-awn, 98" length, ? sqft, $1795 AUSD
Howling Moon Swing awning 2.5m, 55lbs, https://www.howlingmoon.com.au/product/270-degree-awning, 98" length, ? sqft, $1390 AUSD,
Quick pitch weathershade 270, 60lb, https://artemisoverland.com/collections/quick-pitch/products/quick-pitch-weathershade-20-sec-awning, 101" length, 161 sqft, $1350
EEziAwn Bat 46lbs, https://www.equipt1.com/products/bat-270-awning, 95" length, 80sqft, $1300
EEziAwn Manta 50lbs, https://www.equipt1.com/collections/270-degree-awnings/products/manta-270-awning, 100sqft, $1400


360deg awnings

RLD DESIGN GhostAwn 360 Awning - 48lbs (weighed by Shoredreamer) https://www.rhinoadventuregear.com/products/rld-design-ghostawn-360-awning, 96" length, $1,400

Bundutec Bunduawn 360 DEG 44lbs, https://bundutecusa.com/bunduawn/ - no pole design 96" length - $1,515, 108" length - $1590, and 116" length
 
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Qomomoko

New member
6 months and the choices have almost doubled since Mid last year.
I almost got the darche 270 (2nd gen) over OVS 270 bc of the 20# difference thought it looks ( re reading the comments) that the OVS might be the same weight and considerably cheaper ( both with or without walls)
and seem like both are much more similar in use and single hand deployment.
Those of you that have ordered, have you mounted? any comparison updates?

Saw some new ones on the list, the Wraptors seems cool too but heavier and more $$.

great, great thread.

EDIT::
After reading and re-reading, the Aluminum vs Steel hinges (Darche #2 vs Nomadic) is probably less than 5#.
The canvas probably is what makes 15# plus in the difference. Darche changed form 280 gsm to 320 gsm while Nomadic is 600D.
Darche Gen 1 Steel hinge/280 gsm/ 60#
Darche Gen 2 Alum hinge/320 gsm/48#
Eclipse Steel hinge/600D / 72 #

So canvas difference between the 2, probably not as important, but I would say then adding the walls weight (depending on what each is made) is also a factor.
Darche Wall 1, 260 gsm 10.5#, Wall 2, 10.5#, Wall #3 10.5 (all listed at 10.5# is suspect IMO)
Nomadic Wall 1, (??) , 15 #, Wall 2, 15#, Wall #3, 15# ( all listed at 15# is suspect and probably also miss information but it is what is listed)
 
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alia176

Explorer
6 months and the choices have almost doubled since Mid last year.
I almost got the darche 270 (2nd gen) over OVS 270 bc of the 20# difference thought it looks ( re reading the comments) that the OVS might be the same weight and considerably cheaper ( both with or without walls)
and seem like both are much more similar in use and single hand deployment.
Those of you that have ordered, have you mounted? any comparison updates?

Saw some new ones on the list, the Wraptors seems cool too but heavier and more $$.

great, great thread.
The Wraptor 85 lbs INCLUDES heavy brackets so keep that in mind. I don't know if most of these companies are including the weight of their beefy brackets. I'll modify the post to make that more clear.

Someone stated earlier that the OVS is a copy of the Darche 2nd gen, not sure if anyone is able to refute or reinforce that.
 

BikeTraveller

New member
I’m probably going to order an OVS LT for my (new to me) 2013 Suburban that currently has just a factory rack (rails+crossbars that can adjust). Not sure if I can mount to that somehow, or if I’d need some other sort of rack. I have some various Yakima gear on my other car, so adding Yakima cross bars would make some sense for me.
 

alia176

Explorer
I’m probably going to order an OVS LT for my (new to me) 2013 Suburban that currently has just a factory rack (rails+crossbars that can adjust). Not sure if I can mount to that somehow, or if I’d need some other sort of rack. I have some various Yakima gear on my other car, so adding Yakima cross bars would make some sense for me.
I think you can go either way as I did. The cross bars on my 4runner are flat, so I built a pair of L brackets out of 1/4" steel, drilled two holes and transferred the holes to the cross bars. A simple nut/bolt solution was used to secure the L brackets to the cross bars. But this was for a light awning that's 90deg, not a 270deg, which typically are heavier. You make the call if two brackets and two cross bars are sufficient, which I'd think they would be since OVS LT are supported by their poles. One downside to using the factory cross bar solution is that they may not spread out far enough to adequately support a typical 270deg awning. If this was a true free standing unit, then I'd not go this route. Given that you're driving a Sub, why not go with the full size OVS unit? Just curious as one can never have enough shade IMHO and once you've convinced yourself to go down this rabbit hole, what's a couple of more hundies? :rolleyes:
 

BikeTraveller

New member
I ended up ordering the regular 270 version. Campsaver had a 20% off coupon, bringing down the gap in price with the LT (they don’t have the LT listed at all yet). Thanks all
 

alia176

Explorer
Please let others know about the 20% off coupon for purchasing this awning but I'm not quite sure where you should start a new thread on it. It needs to be searchable, hence my indecisiveness.
 

Thinman

Well-known member
It looks like they give out a 20% single-item coupon when you sign up for text alerts.

I've never seen the site. Anybody have any feedback on them? Pretty hard to pass up
 

BikeTraveller

New member
Yep, I used that text alert coupon. Info about it popped up when I first visited the site (so no cookies from the site yet).
I saw another forum someone had bought via them and at least received the unit
 
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