10 best drive away awnings 2021

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.

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 2021.

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 awaning has plenty of useable space and large windows which help create a spacious and airy atmosphere.

These easy-to-attach drive away awnings are compatible with most types of campervan. Learn more about Summer Line Adventurer Drive Away Air Awning

Summerline Adventurer Drive-Away Inflatable Air Awning

Best Inflatable Drive Away Awning

Easy Camp Podium Inflatable Drive Away Awning

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

If you’re looking for convenience, inflatable drive away awnings like the Easy Camp models are ideal. The Podium requires no assembly of poles but instead can be quickly inflated thanks to air tubes with two-layer protection and external valves.

The sewn-in groundsheet stops rain seeping in, and is standing height, making it the perfect living space addition. The guy line tie ins make it more durable in high winds, so you have no need to worry about a collapsed awning on your return. Air poles are becoming more popular thanks to their ease of installation and sturdiness.

These easy-to-attach drive away awnings are compatible with all types of campervans.

Take a closer look at the Easy Camp Podium VW Drive Away AirAwning

Easy Camp Podium Inflatable Drive Away Awning

Best For a Retro Camper Look

Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings

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

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

Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings Blue Just Kampers’ Retro Awnings Orange

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.

Best Versatile Awning

Outwell Starville SA Drive-Away Air Awning

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

Outwell are one of the leading UK camping brands, and their new-for-2021 Starville Awning boasts some spectacular specifications, as well as their single point inflation system. The reason we’ve named it the best versatile awning is its ability to be pitched in parallel to your camper. You can also roll away both side walls, as well as use it as a veranda-style awning. It has an optional inner tent, which can create an additional bedroom if needed.

Outwell Starville SAThe EasyHook system allows you to hang light systems up to 1.5kg. It’s also got a hydrostatic head of 6000mm, which handles every kind of UK rain. With the correct care, it may even be able to take on a heavy thunderstorm with no trouble. Take a closer look at the Outwell Starville SA Drive Away Air Awning.

Best For Increasing Space

Outwell Woodcrest Drive Away Awning

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

Ideal for those looking for lots of additional space, the Outwell Woodcrest not only boasts plenty of extra living space in its rooms, but also a large connecting tunnel which is ideal for storage. Designed to sit perfectly alongside your camper or attach to the rear, these drive away awnings are perfect for those travelling in large groups, or who plan to invite friends to meet them during their trip. Inside there’s plenty of space for relaxing, dining, or hosting.

Outwell Woodcrest Drive Away AwningExplore the features and design of the Outwell Woodcrest Drive Away Air 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.

Outwell Milestone Shade Pole Drive-Away Awning

Best For Privacy

Easy Camp Guard Drive Away Air Awning

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

This simply designed Easy Camp awning has four windows with toggle up curtains and a protected tunnel entrance, making it perfect for those who want a tad more privacy.

Easy Camp Drive Away Air Awning

 

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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.

Outwell Newburg Drive Away PoleAwning

 

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.

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

Best For light-filled living Space

Outwell Parkville 200SA Drive Away Inflatable Awning

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

The Outwell Parkville 200SA Inflatable Awning easily attaches to Campervans at heights of 180-205 cm. It is light-filled and compact with a tunnel tent style twin window D door access via the Link Access Zone. There are large tinted windows, low air vents and a front wall, under a canopy with windows a mesh screen door is zipped to the waterproof door making it possible to open the doors with only two zips.

Outwell Parkville 200SA Drive Away Air AwningExplore the features and design of the Outwell Parkville 200SA Drive Away Air Awning.

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.