V4 Vision Tech Awning + Poles
We're excited to launch the V4 Vision Tech awning. Born out of the cruelest environments, designed for the most adverse weather, it's a look at what can be done whilst having full reign over one of the most comprehensive sail lofts in the world.
The brief for us was clear; the awning had to have the same magic dimensions which fit both long and short wheel base vans, while maintaining enough cover to truly protect from the elements.
The need for a structure to withstand winds at the higher end of the beaufort scale was a must. We quickly disregarded traditional fibreglass tent poles for retaining shape and settled for a Marine G10 sail batten. The batten has an exceptional weight to stiffness rating, making it inherently strong and incredibly light. Its harsh weather properties speak from themselves in their sheer nature of application, maintaining a boats sail shape efficiently- even in storm force weather.
The marine DNA of the product didn't stop there.
The standard pole pockets for traditional awnings and tents didn't cut it either. We developed a tensioning system also used regularly in Yacht sails, allowing the dome in the roof to be put under sufficient tension to remain domed even in the most brutal weather.
The V4 -Vision Tech Awning is supplied with either our 3k, Pre-preg, 100% carbon fibre, telescopic awning poles, or our Stainless Steel poles. The kit also comes with two pitch ground peg anchors and dyneema guy lines.
This awning is the culmination of everything we've learnt on our Stitches + Steel journey and shows what can be achieved when seeking solutions dictated by the elements.
The V4 Awning
Black cloth, 2.45m Long, 1.85m Wide, 6.5mm bolt rope, leather detailing and labels and YKK zip. The guy ropes are made from Maffioli and the webbing is sourced from the sailing industry. The awning comes in it's own stow away, drawstring bag.
Carbon Poles x2
The poles are 3K Pre Preg, roll wrapped 100% carbon fibre. They are telescopic and will collapse down to 1m, extending to 1.8m at full length and have a 25mm internal, 27mm external diameter.
'The Foundation' Ground Peg
Solid steel ground peg, sold as a pair.
- Awning Dimensions: 2.45m (L) 2.45 (W), 6.5mm (D) Bolt Rope
- Carbon Poles: 100% Carbon Fibre. Extended 1.8m (L), Collapsed 1m (L), 27mm (D)
- Marine Grade Batten Lengths (May need trimming slightly on first fit).