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New tents and awnings out now

By Dean Mellor, 24 Nov 2019 Outdoors

New Alu-Cab EFS Yakima tents and awnings feature

We take a closer look at some new tents and awnings on the market.

Alu-Cab Generation 3 Expedition Tent

Ironman 4x4 Accessories is now the Australian distributor for Alu-Cab, and the Generation 3 Expedition Tent is one of the brand’s signature products.

This hard-shell rooftop tent features lightweight aluminium construction and a streamlined aerodynamic profile. The wind-resistant gas strut pop-up design means you can literally set up (or pack away) camp in seconds, while the tent’s dual-layer canvas provides protective insulation.

Additional features include triple point window/door access with rear door awning, quick release ladder that stows away inside tent when closed, 75mm high-density foam mattress with zip-off cover, integrated cargo rails for optional load bars, and internal storage pockets, USB ports, 12V power outlet and lighting.

The tent weighs 88kg and measures 2300 x 1400 x 280mm when closed, yet it offers a generous interior height of 1600mm when open.

RRP: $5600
Website: ironman4x4.com

EFS Awning Range

EFS 4X4 Accessories has developed a new awning range that’s made from tough 280gsm rip-stop poly-cotton canvas with a 50+ UV rating. Housed in a heavy-duty UV-treated black nylon bag, the awnings feature aluminium camlock poles, additional canvas corner reinforcements, high-quality zips and materials, Velcro fasteners, and are supplied with included mounting brackets, ropes and pegs.

Optional extras include side and front walls. The awnings are available in the following sizes: 2.5 x 2.5m ($268); 2 x 2.5m ($254); and 1.4 x 2m ($240). Side walls and front walls to suit range in price from $65 to $81.

RRP: From $240
Website: www.efs4x4.com.au

Yakima SkyRise HD tent

The all-new Yakima SkyRise HD tent body is ruggedly constructed with 600D Ripstop polyester fabric and a 3000mm waterproof PU coating. Paired with a weather-shedding waterproof rainfly, the rooftop tent is claimed to provide complete protection from the elements.

Weighing it at just 52kg, the SkyRise HD Tent offers room for up to three campers, and features include extra-large windows, doors and skylights, a thick wall-to-wall foam sleeping pad, guy lines and D-rings for windy conditions, abrasion-resistant tent floor with textured finish for durability, height adjustable ladder with auto-close function, and tool-free and lockable vehicle mounts for easy installation and removal.

RRP: $2200
Website: www.yakima.com.au

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