After one year of use I figured it was time to give an update on my Darche awning. I paid for this at the Overland Expo in 2018 after my wife saw just how big it was and the expo special price helped.
I am not gentle with my equipment, I buy it to be used and while I try to take care I don’t do anything special. Quick cut to the end….I love it, just wish the bag was a bit bigger around to make zipping up easier.
The awning walls fit well in a Pelican suitcase sized case and they are heavy but worth the weight and space. Yes I will get a picture of it all packed up.
The walls work well without stakes unless there is more than a gentle breeze. It is always safest to place some stakes and guy lines just to make sure the wind doesn’t make a sail out of your investment.
I fully admit we have not been through any crazy rainstorms to see how much water could come in the gaps you see above. That is mainly because I don’t like rain and I hate mud as an amputee.
I will continue to report the longterm likes/dislikes for the Darche but for not I am glad my wife convinced me to spend the money.