Top 270 Degree Awnings for Overlanding
If you are looking for a 270 degree awning for your next overlanding trip, then you have come to the right place!
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Vehicle awnings have been around forever; however, 270 degree awnings are relatively new. They are like regular awnings but way larger. They are named 270 degree awnings because they extend 270 degrees around (or 3/4s of a circle). They are perfect for people who camp with families or in groups, or even for individuals who just want more sheltered space around camp. They are also a great addition to roof top tents as they provide way more shade and weather protection, and cover more ground, than traditional rectangular awnings.
Since a lot of companies make 270 degree awnings today, it can be hard to find the right one. So, to help you pick the perfect awning, we will review 4 of the best 270 degree awnings currently on the market. Without further ado, let's jump right it.
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Our Pick: Overall Best 270 Degree Awning
OVS Nomadic 270
Nomadic 270 by Overland Vehicle Systems is the best 270 degree awning currently on the market.
Built to withstand high winds and bad weather conditions, Nomadic 270 by Overland Vehicle Systems is the best 270 degree awning currently on the market. Because of the pair of reinforced large hinges and heavy-duty rafters, the Nomadic 270 requires no poles to be set up, unlike conventional awnings.
Even though you can use the OVS 270-degree Awning without poles, it comes with aluminum poles to use in especially windy conditions to keep the awning sturdy. The body of the OVS Nomadic 270 is made of 600D poly cotton ripstop cloth with heat-sealed seams to ensure there are no water leaks during heavy rainfall.
As for coverage, Nomadic 270 covers about 129 sq ft of ground, and installing this on your vehicle is pretty simple - it shouldn't take more than a few minutes. Plus, you can add walls to it and turn it into a proper tent in case you need extra sleeping space.
The following pieces of equipment are included with the Nomadic 270-degree awning purchase: 6 Pivoting & Telescoping Aluminum Poles, 6 Sets of Shock Cord, 6 Heavy Duty Stakes, Travel Cover, 3 Heavy Duty Mounting Brackets and Hardware, Nylon Reinforced Tie Down Kit.
- Pro: Covers 129 square feet of area
- Pro: Built to withstand high winds
- Pro: Can be installed on any aftermarket/factory roof rack
- Pro: Freestanding awning
- Pro: Easy installation
- Con: 129 square feet is not small - this awning is bulky
Largest 270 Degree Awning
Overland Pros Wraptor 6k
Wraptor 6k by Overland Pros is the largest 270 degree awning currently on the market.
The wide coverage provided by the Overland Pros Wraptor 6k is the major reason it is so popular. Unlike conventional 270 degree awnings, which typically cover 100-120 square feet, the Wraptor 6k provides a gigantic 130 square feet of coverage. It just barely beats the OVS awning in this regard. So, no matter how sunny it is, you can rely on Wraptor 6k to provide you with all the shade you require. Or, no matter how rainy it is, you can have plenty of dry space.
The Wraptor 6k's body is made of 280gsm poly-cotton ripstop waterproof canvas; this ensures that it can withstand the harshest weather conditions with ease and that water won't leak through the fabric when it rains heavily. Also, the Wraptor 6k is equipped with strong support poles and guy lines to keep it sturdy and solid when camping in windy conditions.
Wraptor 6k is available for both driver and passenger sides. Most rear doors swing to the passenger side, so we recommend the driver's side for those vehicles. If your car has a swinging rear door, then we suggest the side opposite to which it swings.
Setting up and taking down the Wraptor 6k is easy peasy. It can be done in under 1 minute. As for the installation, you can install it on any full-size, 4-door SUV, van, and trucks. It also includes a travel cover to keep the awning safe during your journey.
- Pro: Made with high quality fabric
- Pro: Option to add walls
- Pro: Can be used in windy conditions
- Pro: Covers 130 sq ft of area
- Pro: Includes support poles and guy lines
- Con: More expensive than OVS
- Con: Large and bulky in every way
Best Premium 270 Degree Awning
Manta by Eezi-Awn is the best premium 270 degree awning currently on the market.
Featuring a full-aluminum frame construction with 260-gram waterproof ripstop canvas panels, integrated height-adjustable legs, and a UV-resistant PVC cover, Eezi-Awn Manta is a premium 270 Degree Awning that is manufactured and tested on the trails of South Africa.
It still offers solid coverage of 100 square feet and can be used in high wind and extreme weather conditions without any issues. Plus, it's available for both driver and passenger sides. A travel cover is included with your purchase to keep the awning safe during your journey.
Setting up and taking down the Eezi Awn Manta 270 Degree awning can be done in under 60 seconds without any help. Also, it is designed to mount to the side of any roof rack easily. All the required equipment for installing the awning on your roof rack is provided with the purchase.
- Pro: Sleek aerodynamic design for better fuel economy
- Pro: Lightweight
- Pro: Protection from extreme weather
- Pro: Very easy setup & takedown
- Con: At 100 sq ft is one of the smaller awnings
- Con: Nearly twice the price of comparable awnings
Roam ARC 270 Awning
Roam ARC 270 Degree Awning is the best compact 270 degree awning currently on the market.
If you want a high quality, 270-degree awning but don't want the bulk or the weight, this is the one for you. Designed to provide optimal shade and shelter in any environment, this innovative awning prioritizies comfort and convenience. Coming in at a lean 56 pounds, it's one of the lightest 270 degree awnings available. Despite that size, it still offers an impressive 92 square feet of coverage.
Crafted from high-quality, recycled 4-layer water-resistant laminated ripstop sailcloth materials, the Roam Adventure Co ARC 270 Degree Awning is built to withstand the rigors of outdoor exploration.
Setting up the awning is a breeze, thanks to its user-friendly design and intuitive features. The innovative mechanism allows for quick and effortless deployment, enabling you to create a sheltered space in about half a minute. Adjustable poles and guy lines ensure a secure and stable setup, giving you peace of mind even in gusty winds.
The awning is also versatile - it can be attached to almost any car or truck, thanks to its light weight. If you've always wanted a 270 degree awning, but have been worried about the big size or the additional weight on your rack, Roam is an excellent, smaller alternative.
- Pro: A lean 56 pounds
- Pro: Optional add-on wall set
- Pro: Water-resistant fabric
- Pro: A very tough to beat 30-second setup
- Con: Small is small - there's less protected space
- Con: More expensive than OVS despite size
270 Degree Awnings FAQ
Why get a 270 degree awning?
Customers love these awnings for the additional shelter space they provide from the elements - whether that be harsh summer sun, spring rain, or winter snow. They provide a great place to hang out around camp at any hour and in any weather. Picture a rain storm roles in and you don't want to be cooped up in the tent for hours on end - these are perfect! Or when you just need a rest from the mid-day sun and your tent is cooking in it - awnings provide an amazing shady spot to rest.
Are these awnings compatible with any roof rack?
Yes! All 270 degree awnings we have reviewed above are designed to fit on 99.9% of aftermarket and OEM roof racks, as long as they have cross bars. The one limiting factor for a roof rack with crossbars is weight. They are all light enough for any standard rack, but if you're also putting a tent and other things on the rack, make sure you are not exceeding the total weight capacity.
How much do these awnings weigh?
These ones weigh between 56 lbs and 80 lbs.
Can I attach these awnings to both sides of my vehicle?
Yes! All the above 270 degree awnings are available in two mounting configurations: passenger side and driver side. You have a choice between the two.
How much area do these awnings cover?
They cover anywhere from 92 sq ft to 130 sq ft. It varies from awning to awning.
Do they come with support poles and guy lines?
Even though all the above 270 degree awnings are freestanding, they do come with support poles and guy lines. We recommend using those in windy conditions to ensure the awning's attachment to your car does not get damaged, and your shelter remains intact.
Yes, one of the most common add-ons we get to a roof top tent order is a 270 degree awning. They can both mount to the same roof rack, as long as that rack can handle the weight of the two together. It's a great way to expand your overlanding setup.
Got a Questions About 270 Degree Awnings?
Choosing a 270 degree awning for your vehicle can be difficult, but Overland Junction is here to help. Feel free to browse our website and contact us by text or phone at 833-205-7703 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to chat about these products, or anything else you're thinking about!