Awning: Different variants & protection when camping

Awning – additional space, sun, wind and privacy protection with an awning! Enthusiastic campers know it’s on the campsite like to get really warm. So that the sun doesn’t dazzle, at least when eating and sitting together, it makes sense to use an awning. But the robust protection can also usually keep rain and wind away and also serves as a privacy screen if you want some privacy. This multifunctional travel companion should definitely be with you on your next camping holiday in order to be able to enjoy a carefree and relaxed time.

Why is an awning useful?

You are looking for an additional shadow place for your Roof tent , Folding caravan or your camper? Then awnings are definitely a good choice. These are available in different designs and variations and serve as sun protection for almost every motorhome, roof tent and Co. But an awning is also an advantage as a rain cover in light showers and as protection from strong winds.

Since most of the camping takes place outdoors, your living area can be easily and easily expanded with a roof awning. This offers many advantages and flexibility compared to, for example, one Awning , because it can be set up faster and does not take up any storage space. Especially if you change campsites more often, it makes sense to have an awning installed directly.

  • Extendable living area
  • Additional shadow space
  • Protection from the sun
  • Water and wind repellent
  • Privacy protection for more privacy

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Which variant is right for me?

If you like to sit in the shade without having to put up an entire awning and a parasol is not big enough, then an awning is just right for you! But since there is not only ONE awning, the question arises: which is the right one for me and my loved ones?

The most popular variant, for example, is a roof awning that enables protection with the help of erecting poles. A side awning is located on the side of the vehicle and is primarily recommended as wind or privacy protection. In addition, some awnings can be made into a complete with front and side panels Awning awning be upgraded. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can opt for a classic roof awning, convert your awning into an awning or choose between other different variations.

Roof awning: For families and beginners in camping

The roof awning is probably the most common protection among awnings and is especially suitable for families and newcomers to camping. It is easily attached to the vehicle before the trip and simply extended if necessary. It consists of an attached roller blind with a retraction mechanism so that it can be pulled out horizontally to the desired length. Depending on the variant and manufacturer, the awning is then hooked into a corresponding bracket or kept tensioned by the enclosed support rods. This keeps out the sun’s rays as well as rain and wind, as the material is usually water-repellent and robust. When retracted, it does not take up any space and is protected from wind and weather.

The advantages of a roof awning:

  • Uncomplicated fitting and simple assembly
  • Flexible and quick to pull out
  • Light and compact transport
  • Effective sun protection
  • Weatherproof protection from wind and rain

Side awning: protection for more privacy

As the name suggests, the side awning is attached to any side of the vehicle. Unlike the roof awning, this is not attached to the vehicle itself, but to the floor. The side awning is simply rolled out and inserted into the floor using the existing rods. When dismantling, the awning and the bars can be easily removed and stowed in the car or folding caravan. This awning can also be used as sun and wind protection, but above all it is an excellent protection to keep out disturbing views and to create some privacy.

The advantages of a side awning:

  • Can be set up on either side of the car
  • Uncomplicated construction
  • Protection from sun, wind and rain
  • Privacy protection for more privacy

Sack and cassette awning

Two other types of awnings that are popular with passionate campers are on the one hand the cassette awning and on the other hand the bag awning. The sack awning consists of a cloth and a frame and can be stored practically completely in a bag. No additional space is required as it is simply pulled through the welt strip and works without a crank mechanism. If necessary, it then only has to be rolled out. It protects effectively against the sun, but also against wind and rain and is therefore a practical must have for camping.

The cassette awning, on the other hand, is found on most camper vans and buses these days. In transport it weighs a little more than a sack awning because it is stored in a well-protected sheet metal box and contains a roll of cloth and the articulated arms that pull both the fabric and the cover. In this front panel are in turn the front bars, which are folded down and thus serve as a support.

Our favorites: Shadow and Skycamp awning

If you are still looking for a suitable awning for your vacation, then you should definitely take a look at the shadow awning and the roof tent awning from CAMPWERK.

Shadow awning

This vehicle awning provides your very own shady spot on hot days and also provides a dry shelter during rain showers. The awning is easy to set up and is available in widths of 140, 200 and 250cm. Especially if you only travel with your car and roof tent, this awning is a clear purchase recommendation. This not only gives you protection from the weather, but also additional space to spend your time on the campsite comfortably.

Awning Skycamp / X-Cover

If you are traveling with the roof tent on your vacation or you may still have one Buy a roof tent then this awning is a very special tip! To match yours Skycamp roof tent this protection is ideal for a cozy day at the campsite. So you are not only protected from wind, rain and sun, but also the eye-catcher on the campsite due to the chic design.

Reading tips! Additional space, sun and privacy protection

If you need more suggestions and tips to make your time at the campsite as pleasant and carefree as possible, then read more articles about tent extensions, sun sails & Co.

Tarp: The practical outdoor tent

Especially if you are an enthusiastic camper with the camper or roof tent, it makes sense to also pack a tarp tent. This can be used flexibly as wind, rain or sun protection and is therefore ideally used as an additional living or sleeping area. Whether as protection or additional space – a tarp is definitely a flexible must have on the campsite and should therefore not be missing on your next vacation in order to be able to enjoy a carefree and carefree time. So read more about the practical outdoor tent here!

Parasol & awning

Of course, on a camping holiday you are mostly out and about during the day and can cool off occasionally, but even at breakfast or when sitting together in the evening, the sun can thwart many holidaymakers’ plans. So that you can start your morning at the campsite relaxed and end your evening comfortably, we recommend sunshades or sails in addition to a fixed awning, which can be stretched in front of your tent or roof tent.

Awning: More space when camping

An additional space on the campsite is not only suitable as protection from the sun and prying eyes, but also so that you don’t have to spend your time in the roof tent, camper or tent. In an awning you can relax and end the evening with your loved ones, prepare a warm meal and play board games late in the evening without having to worry about rain. Read more about the super practical must have for your next camping holiday here!