Alu-Cab Shadow Awning Left Side
The Alu-Cab 270° Shadow Awning is stronger, lighter, and easier to use than other awnings on the market.
It is so well constructed that it can easily be opened and quickly stored away again.
When opened, the awning covers an area of approx. 10 m². It covers the side and the rear of your car and protects the area underneath from sun and rain.
When closed, it is 2.60 m long and weighs approx. 25 kg.
Whether you’re exploring the Outback, trekking through Nevada’s Death Valley, or charging red sand dunes in the Kalahari, no camping accessory’s job is more vital than the ability to cast shade.
For seasoned campers, an awning is very often the first accessory they bolt to their vehicle, knowing that the ability to cast as much shade as possible (in the quickest time) is crucial to overland travel. What you do not want is to be battling with poles, pegs, and guy ropes in the blistering midday heat, or when rain is thundering down.
This is why our globally popular 270º Shadow Awning is designed to open and set up, all in one. There are no additional steps or poles to pitch; you just unzip the bag and swing the awning through a full 270º. It is so easy; one person can manage it.
This wrap-around effect means that you get to enjoy 10 square meters of shelter around the full working area of your vehicle, especially where it’s needed – at the rear, where your drawer system, fridge, and supplies are stored.
The awning features four heavy-duty aluminum arms that span the 270º spread, making the Shadow Awning resistant to inclement weather. If conditions happen to get worse, the awning’s center arm features a tucked-away drop-down pole that can be used to brace the awning for extra support. Furthermore, each of the four arms boasts a tie-down strap for really gusty conditions, and you can also equip the awning with the optional Storm Kit.
Because we’ve made these extra supports a step-by-step option, you save the time of pitching poles and securing ropes when wind or rain isn’t a problem – perfect for a quick trailside lunch break! Lastly, because the 270º Shadow Awning is made from reflective ripstop material, the awning casts a noticeably lower-shade temperature.
Without a doubt, the Alu-Cab 270º Shadow Awning is one of our proudest products that’s all out #DesertProof and Africa-proven.
Awning (excl. vehicle-specific brackets)
Cover in black
Set of pegs
The material is acrylic impregnated, with a heat reflection silver coating on one side. It has an additional water repellent coating on the surface side, which allows water to bead off. It's 315 g/sqm, has a water head of 600mm, and is made from a 100% polyester base cloth that is impregnated with an acrylic-based resin. It also has a built-in Fungal resistance chemical to prevent mold.
The Alu-Cab 270° awning has three folding arms, which are made of a 1.6 mm thick aluminum hollow profile. The rectangular profile provides additional stability without adding weight. A support foot is included in the scope of delivery.
The hinges to which the folding arms are attached are made of 5 mm thick stainless steel with nylon bearings.