180 XT Max Awning
The 180 XT MAX Awning is the ultimate solution as a free standing shade awning in terms of massive shade coverage (8.53m2 / 91.82ft2), and wind resistance. Weighs only 57.3lbs and can be easily mounted to most roof racks or heavy duty load bars and is easily set up or taken down by one person in about 60 seconds.
The awning has two fully trussed arms that sit at 90o degrees at each end of the frame, as well as an additional aluminum pole at the front and rear end of the awning that fold out to be parallel with your vehicle, providing an incredible amount of shade (91.82ft2) for you to set up your camp kitchen, swags or just a shaded seating/chill out area. When extended the rear of the awning measures a total of 5.84m / 19.16ft.
The 180 XT MAX Awning has a heavy duty stainless steel hinge at the rear and also the front section of the frame, all of the arms are made from an aircraft grade aluminum alloy, and the front and rear single arms are strengthened with a honeycomb cross section throughout their length.
The canvas on the awning itself is a 320gsm/11.3oz poly-cotton rip-stop canvas in The Bush Company’s traditional olive green color that is mold and mildew resistant. There are no seams in the canvas section (not including the edges) and the canvas is pre-treated during manufacture for water resistance. Like any canvas it should be seasoned before use by pre-wetting and drying, and over time if the stitched areas show signs of water ingress this is easily treated with a canvas aqua proof product to seal the stitch holes. Where the canvas is attached to the ends of the trussed awning arms there is additional triple reinforcement to eliminate chafing, while the front and rear arms slide into a triple stitched canvas sleeve.
The structure of the awning is made from an extruded alloy composite which has been specifically designed to provide the elasticity, strength and durability we require. The main bracket for the hinge is constructed from 316 marine grade stainless steel providing huge strength. The arms on the awning have been gusseted for additional strength, which enables the awning to be fully free standing without any poles in even very strong wind conditions.