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Air awnings are all the rage, we have a Kampa Air Awning ourselves. Of course, not everyone likes them, you could say from “traditionalists” prefer the pole awnings. It’s a very personal choice, for me, the air awnings have the following advantages

  • Easier to erect
  • Easier to pack away
  • Better in adverse weather conditions
Bestseller No. 1
Kampa Rally Air Pro 260 Caravan Inflatable Awning 2019*
  • KAMPA RALLY AIR PRO 260 SERIES V INFLATABLE CARAVAN PORCH 2018
  • This is the new updated Series 5 version and brings even more features and improvements
  • Zip out side panels allow the fitting of an annexe
  • Dual Roof System gives improved performance and greater headroom
  • AirFrame' pole system
Bestseller No. 2
Kampa Ace Air Pro 400 (2017) Inflatable Caravan Awning*
  • Weather shield Pro fabric - further improved for 2017
  • Limpet Fix Ready
  • Suits caravans with attachment points between 235-250cm high
  • Inflatable - utlitising Kampa's unique one point inflation system
Bestseller No. 3
Kampa Rally Air Pro 330 Inflatable Caravan Awning 2019*
  • Inflatable caravan awning
  • Quick and easy to pitch
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Durable
  • Model 2020
Bestseller No. 4
Lichfield Dakota Caravan Air Awning, Excalibur, 4 m*
  • Lichfield AirOdyssey inflatable technology allows for pole free pitching and easy erection on the caravan site (double action pump included)
  • 150 D polyester fabric - waterproof, durable and reliable fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable and at 150 D it increases strength and keeps weight low
  • All seams are factory taped which provides a watertight seal and the Lichfield airflow ventilation panels create a comfortable flow of air through the awning which significantly reduces condensation
  • Side doors and a curved front door give multiple access options which can be unzipped at the top for enhanced ventilation
  • Supplied with a foam draught pad for a neat fit, adjustable rear support poles, PVC draught skirt and two wheel arch covers, webbing storm straps, steel rock pegs and mallet and a double action AirOdyssey pump
Bestseller No. 5
Kampa Rally Air Pro 390 Inflatable Caravan Awning 2019*
  • Inflatable caravan awning
  • Quick and easy to pitch
  • Large panoramic windows
  • Durable
  • Model 2020

Just looking at the short list above, better in adverse weather conditions.. I feel a lot happier with a Kampa air awning on the caravan in high winds. I’m a bit paranoid as I have had a metal pole hit me on the head as well as one damage the side of the caravan. Peg them down well enough and they won’t fly off.

An awning is often termed “divorce in a bag” by witty caravanners. But not so with a Kampa air awning. Well, I think with our awning I can do it pretty much by myself. I also use a Kampa Gale, which is a 12v compressor and pumps the awning up to the required pressure.

Our Kampa Air Awning weighs in at about 25kg’s so it’s still quite heavy. But it’s all in the one bag. There’s no separate bag for poles, which is something you could easily forget. Or at least I could easily forget…

As mentioned earlier, I have had a few mishaps with poled awnings whilst erecting in the wind. I know it is not advisable to do this, however, sometimes you can start out and it’s a calm day, then within 30 minutes, you have near gale force wind blowing around your ankles. You can’t leave an awning halfway up. The wind also makes an air awning troublesome to erect, however, it’s just going to blow around a bit, it’s not going to through heavy poles and you and your caravan.

We’d recommend a Kampa Air Awning over a poled version, especially for beginners.

*Last update on 2019-12-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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