Are you searching for the best 270 awning for your next camping trip?
While awnings have been in the market for decades, a 270 degree awning is still relatively new. They’re larger than your typical awning and are used by overland pros around the world.
In this article, we compare four of the best 270 degree awnings for overlanding on the market today to help you make a buying decision.
1. OVS Nomadic 270 Degree Awning
The OVS Nomadic 270 Degree Awning is designed to withstand inclement weather and high winds and, if you ask us, is one of the best 270 degree awnings on the market today. With its easy installation, it deploys in less than 60 seconds and, unlike other awnings, doesn’t require support poles!
You read that right – thanks to its large, reinforced hinges and heavy duty rafters, this 270 awning requires no poles to be set up. However, the OVS Nomadic does come with some aluminum poles you’re able to use just in case (they do add a bit of strength and reduce flapping in high wind)! Bonus, you get height adjustable support poles, at that!
Made with 600D poly cotton ripstop cloth as well as heat-sealed seams, this awning ensures that no water will leak during heavy rain! Included with the OVS Nomadic 270 Degree Awning, you get:
- 3 pivoting & telescoping aluminum poles (as well as 3 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
The OVS Nomadic is able to fit on nearly any aftermarket roof rack, too. Check out this video to see the OVS Nomadic in action:
OVS Nomadic 270 Degree Awning
- Will accommodate most factory and aftermarket racks
- Opened: 240″ x 157″ x 88.5″ Closed: 88” x 7” x 6”
- Comes with a four year limited warranty
2. Wraptor 6K 270 Degree Awning
You’d be surprised at how much the Wraptor 6k 270 degree awning covers! In fact, this is one of the reasons that this awning alone is so popular. While most awnings cover 100-120 sq ft, the Wraptor 6k offers 130 sq ft of coverage!
Made with a 280gsm poly cotton ripstop waterproof canvas, this awning is able to handle high winds and even some of the harshest weather conditions with ease. Not to mention, thanks to the waterproof ripstop, water will not leak through when it rains! The Wraptor 6k also has strong support poles and guy ropes that help to keep it sturdy in windy conditions.
The fact that you’re able to purchase this awning for both driver and passenger side doors makes this our favorite awning on the market. Since most rear doors swing to the passenger side, we do recommend you purchase this for the driver’s side for most vehicles. However, if your vehicle has a swinging rear door, purchase the side opposite to which it swings. Either way, this awning will look great on your roof rack!
Here’s a quick video to see this awesome awning in action:
Wraptor 6K 270 Degree Awning
- Waterproof 280G ripstop canvas
- Height adjustable poles extend to 8′ 6″, required in windy condition
- Deploys in less than a minute
3. Eezi-Awn Manta 270 Degree Awning
The Eezi-Awn Manta 270 degree awning was manufactured and tested on the trails of South Africa. It features a full aluminum frame construction with 260-gram waterproof ripstop canvas panels, a UV-resistant PVC cover, and height adjustable support poles. It is truly one of the best awnings in the market today.
Compared to the Wraptor 6k that offers 130 sq ft of coverage, the Eezi-Awn only offers around 100 sq ft. However, if you’re not looking for something huge, this awning will serve you just as good as the Wraptor 6k! It’s able to withstand windy conditions and extreme weather with little to no issues and you’re able to get it for both the driver side and passenger side!
Here’s a quick video on the Eezi-Awn in action:
Eezi-Awn Manta 270 Degree Awning
- 260 gsm ripstop canvas awning
- Lightweight anodized aluminum framework
- Available for left or right side of the vehicle
4. Wraptor 4k 270 Degree Awning
The Wraptor 4k 270 degree awning is best known as the youngest sibling to the Wraptor 6k. This awning is made with a very similar design, yet covers just 80 sq ft of space (making this the smallest awning on our list today)!
Similar to the Wraptor 6k, the Wraptor 4k is made with 280G ripstop canvas that helps keep you safe in harsh weather. You also get height-adjustable poles that are able to extend to 8’ 6”, though the Wraptor 4k is 100% able to support itself without poles (so you can choose if you want to use them or not).
This awning fits perfectly on your roof rack and, if you desire, you can add a wall set to it which allows you to have a room in the great outdoors for more sleeping space (or just added space for your adventures).
Here’s a quick video of the Wraptor 4k in action:
Wraptor 4k 270 Degree Awning
- 280gsm poly cotton rip stop waterproof canvas construction
- Offers ~80 sq/ft of coverage
- Available in passenger and driver side mounting.
270 Degree Awning FAQs
Have some questions about 270 degree awnings? We thought you might!
If you have a question that wasn’t answered below, be sure to leave us a comment and we’ll do our best to answer it!
How much does a 270 awning weigh?
Typically, you’ll find that 270 degree awnings weigh anywhere from 50 to 80 pounds.
However, they can weigh much less. The Wraptor 4k only weighs 27 pounds! This may be the exception however, as it only covers 80 sq ft of space.
Can you put a 270 awning on a dual cab?
We want to say, “Yes!” and this thread is why.
You’ll notice that in that thread, there are images shown of someone using a 270 awning along with their truck cap. So long as you do something similar, there shouldn’t be a problem!
How do you install a 270 awning?
While installing a 270 degree awning isn’t hard, there are a few ways that you can mess it up. Installing the mounting brackets incorrectly, not using enough washers with your bolts, and so much more.
To make this process easier for you, here’s a great step-by-step video on how to install the Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 270 awning:
Overland Vehicle Systems 270 LT awning install
We hope you enjoyed this post on 270 degree awnings! Let us know if you plan on getting one in the comments below!
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