Sarah Wakely
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This full awning from SunnCamp is rather distinctive; it makes use of inflatable technology more usually seen in porch awnings. Sarah Wakely takes a look.

Overview

An impressive three years of development went into SunnCamp's Icon Air before it went into production. But the time taken seems to have been worth it, because it promises, and delivers, a lot.

One of the prime reasons behind this is because it's a full, inflatable awning that's also reasonably light in weight. What's more, that 325cm depth is quite quirky, too.

You can also add an annexe (220cm x 160cm, also inflatable; fitting either side, or both), but if you do you should note that they attach at an angle, adding an extra 15cm.

There are a number of sizes available - they range from 11-18; here we tested the 14 (975-1000cm), which is at the mid-point of the range. It has three doors, while those models lower down the line-up have two.

This model weights 43kg, so it's still a fairly hefty piece of kit to pull through your awning rail. As such, we'd suggest removing some - or perhaps all - of the panels before you do so.

Pumping the awning up is straightforward, not least because a manual pump is included with it (an electric version is a £75 cost option) along with its own storage bag. Inflation is single-point and is available from any one of the four valves. The optimal pressure is 7psi.

The inflation points have zipped covers, for a bit of security - and they look smart, too.

The construction of the awning makes it feel sturdy and hardwearing; it's made from SunnCamp's own-specification Pro-Tek 300 denier polyester, which has a 6000mm hydrostatic head waterproof rating.

Inside there are zipped curtains that can be fully rolled down, tied back and more - they can be arranged in four different ways. The side doors, meanwhile, have a heavy-duty mesh screen.

One of the most impressive aspects of the icon Air is that it offers the overall space of a full awning, but with the practicality of a porch. What's more, this is a wind-resistant design, too - although you get storm straps as standard for extra peace of mind.

Factfile

Price £1264.99 (size 11) to £1465.00 (size 18)

Weight 43kg (size 14)

Dimensions 975-1000cm (size 14)

Pack size 80cm x 50cm x 50cm

Access Two side doors, two angled side doors, three front doors (size 14)

Selling points Large front windows, 300D Pro-Tel fabric, vertical storm pole pockets, night-visibility guy lines, storm buckles and straps, rear weather poles, draught skirt with ventilation

Optional extras Shaped carpet (£170), 12V electric pump (£75), annexe (£290)

Specs and Layout

Manufacture websitesunncamp.com

Verdict

This is a well-designed and well-thought-out awning that looks and feels great quality.

Conclusion

Pros

  • It's a full awning
  • Inflatable
  • Relatively light

Cons

  • You'll get just the one verandah pole included as standard

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