10 Best Drive-Away Awnings for 2022

10 Best Drive-Away Awnings for 2022

Written by the JK Team
Published 12 April 2022
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10 Best Drive-Away Awnings for 2022

10 Best Drive Away Awnings

A drive away awning makes an excellent addition to a campervan, increasing living space and giving holidaymakers more room to dress, dine, or play. In contrast to a tent, a driveaway awning allows users to quickly access additional space, without needing to lock and unlock, and zip and unzip doorways. There’s also the added bonus of easily detaching it from your camper.

A drive away awning can be left standing during days out, so there’s no need to pack it away every time you’re on the move. If you’re looking for a way to gain more space while using your campervan, consider our top 10 best drive away awnings.

We’ve taken a close look at all the features and designs to choose from, and these are the best drive away awnings of 2022.

A drive away awning can turn your cosy camper into an inviting and spacious living area for yourselves and any friends you make along the way. For more ideas on ways to enhance your camping experience, take a look at our range of the latest accessories and equipment.

Best for simplicity

Summer Line Adventurer Drive-Away Air Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

If you’re looking for convenience, inflatable drive-away awnings like the Summer Line Adventurer are ideal. This Drive Away Air Awning requires no assembly of poles or other structural mechanisms but instead can be quickly erected thanks to its air tubes. With a generous double door arrangement at the front and the back, this awning has plenty of useable space and large windows which help create a spacious and airy atmosphere.

This easy-to-attach drive away awnings are compatible with most types of campervan.

Learn more about Summer Line Adventurer Drive Away Air Awning

Best Inflatable Drive Away Awning

Vango Agora VW Blue Air Drive-Away Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T2C, T5, T6 - Universal fittings with adapters available

The Agora awning is designed in the new VW size perfect for campervans and conversions. This inflatable awning has a front and back entrance so is ideal for left or right main van doors, allowing you to create the perfect set up on any campsite.

The front door has an eyebrow canopy to keep you dry if it's raining whilst the back has a sweeping canopy ideal for muddy boots and creating a more usable space at the back of your campervan. 

Take a closer look at the Vango Agora Inflatable Drive-Away Awning

Best For a Retro Camper Look

Just Kampers’ Retro Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

These striking, colourful drive away awnings have long been popular among campervan owners. Available in blue and grey, for left-hand drive campers, these simple but effective awnings are ideal for those looking for space and functionality as well as a retro look. 

Built with traditional tent-style poles and extra-strong pegs, the Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings are sturdy and secure. They make a practical and attractive feature attached to the side of your camper.

Take a closer look at the Just Kampers Retro Awning LHD Blue

Best Versatile Awning

Dometic Hub Inflatable Modular Shelter

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

The Kampa Dometic Hub Inflatable Modular Shelter is ideal if you need adaptability and versatility in your camping set up. Each HUB unit is a self-supporting cube, with an inflatable frame which keeps it upright and sturdy, regardless of the weather. Each one has a ground sheet and highly water-resistant roof, and then offers a huge range of different options for the sides - either walls, doors, or adding another HUB unit to the side, so you can make a whole apartment complex on your campsite by fixing a series of Dometic HUBs together! 

Take a closer look at the Dometic Hub Inflatable Modular Shelter

Best For Increasing Space

Vango Magra Drive Away Inflatable Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6 – Comes with Universal Fittings

Ideal for those looking for lots of additional space, the Vango Magra not only boasts plenty of living space but also a large connecting tunnel which is ideal for storage.

Vango’s flexible hanging system, SkyTrack II, allows for effortless attachments of storage or lighting dependent on your needs. With 10 SkyHooks provided, you can easily attach your storage or lights to the SkyTrack.

Explore the features and design of the Vango Magra Drive Away Inflatable Awning.

Best For Smaller Pitches

Outwell Milestone Shade Pole Drive-Away Awning

Suitable for : VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

Those who have limited space to pack things in their camper but require an awning to offer additional room after pitching up, should consider this compact Outwell Milestone Shade Pole Drive Away model. This dome-style awning is poled, which is perfect for those who prefer the traditional style of awning. The added mesh panels increase ventilation, and the simple design looks stylish. However, the winning feature of this awning is the small pitch size, which suits those who don’t want a large awning or have limited room.

See the Outwell Milestone Dash Drive Away Pole Awning.

Best For Privacy

Easy Camp Guard Drive Away Air Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6 –Comes with Universal Fittings

The Easy Camp Guard Air inflatable awning can be easily attached and pitched so is ideal for trips to the beach, road trips, or as a base at an outdoor event.

The awning itself is easily accessed as the front door has eyelets fitted for use as a canopy and a fold flat sewn in groundsheet. There are four PVC windows with toggle-up curtains offering light or privacy, and the access zone fits your vehicle snugly.

Discover the Easy Camp Guard Drive Away Air Awning.

Best Fibreglass Poled Drive Away Awning

Outwell Newburg 260 Drive Away Pole Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6

A poled awning is the traditional style, and fibreglass is the modern approach to this. The Outwell Newbury 260 Drive Away Awning is essentially a tent that attaches to your camper. Taking the traditional tunnel poled style from many of Outwell’s own tent range, the Newburg 260 is a simple yet instantly recognisable Outwell awning.

At 210cm high at the midpoint, it’s suitable for all families, and adds enough living room for a family of four or adds a small double bedroom with its detachable inner.

Take a look at the strong Outwell Newburg 260 Drive Away Pole Awning.

Best For Compatibility

Outwell Lakecrest Drive Away Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6 – Comes with Universal Fittings

The Outwell Lakecrest Campervan Awning is spacious and versatile with flexible van connection options. It is pitched using partial pole sleeves and clips for the handily colour-coded frame. It can be set up as a generously sized canopy by rolling away the front panel completely and removing the groundsheet. The front wall features a mesh panel and tinted windows, the door has a two-way zipper. There are also twin mesh side windows for ample light and ventilation. All have the added benefit of zip-up curtains. A large Link Access Zone has twin doors with draught skirts which ensures easy access to the van and rear wall.

Explore the features and design of the Outwell Lakecrest Drive Away Pole Awning.

Best For light-filled living space

Kampa Dometic VW Trip Pole Drive-Away Awning

Suitable for: VW T2, T25, T4, T5, T6 – Comes with Universal Fittings

The Kampa Dometic VW Trip Pole Drive-Away Awning is a compact awning offering a good amount of space without unnecessary cost. The side door on the attachment area allows you to enter the vehicle without going through the main living area of the awning, internal windows offer plenty of light and blinds are included for privacy if required. There are various methods of attachment, using the stitched in velcro straps or by using a pole and clamp kit to fix into the vehicle gutter.

Explore the features and design of the Kampa Dometic VW Trip Pole Drive-Away Awning.

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