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Shelter qualities explained

March 14, 2018   |   By Liam Arthur Shelter qualities explained - image  on https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au/news

With both the online marketplace and camping stores across Australia being packed with a full range of camping gear, off-road shelter and other accessories it is hard to know exactly what makes something good-quality, and what bits of gear you can choose to give you the absolute BEST value for money.

There are a handful of very important points to consider when choosing your brand-new camping shelter setup, so we will try and cover everything in good detail to make sure you get exactly what you need for your trips away!


If you choose the right shelter you will be rewarded with a comfortable space to protect you and your family and friends from the harsh and ever-changing weather patterns found all over Australia.For many years a tarp and a set of adjustable poles and guy ropes were the standard setup across the country, offering great waterproofing. A tarp and pole setup certainly has its upsides, but they are far outweighed by the difficulty in setting up and the difficulty of clearing pools of water from sagging in the roof above you.


With modern technology a good-quality shelter is far easier to setup and can be one of the simplest additions you can add to your camping setup, and with some fairly simple modifications to your vehicle you can have a semi-permanent shelter ready to roll out no matter where you pull up. The whole Adventure Kings Awning range can be seen mounted to vehicles all over Australia, and for good reason. Available for nearly one third of the price of similar quality vehicle mounted awnings the range of Adventure Kings Awnings are built seriously tough.

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The level of waterproofing on offer is superb, built with a 170GSM ripstop polyester, even in heavy downpours you can stay dry and comfy, and as an added benefit the polyester is also rated to UPF50+ to add even more confidence in your campsite setup.


The whole range of Adventure Kings awnings use hard anodized adjustable poles that support the hard-wearing alloy frames. The design process that durability offered by these solid awnings, the Adventure Kings awnings use metal knuckles on all hinging components, this adds stacks of durability when the weather suddenly turns on you.


Just to make setup even simpler, all camping awnings on offer by Adventure Kings, include a full fitting kit to mount up to your vehicles roof racks!


As an alternative to a camping awning, there are also many camping gazebos, available on the market. A gazebo offers plenty of versatility to your setup by allowing you to establish a solid base camp and requiring no modifications or brackets fastened to your vehicle, meaning you can escape camp and explore the surroundings without having to completely dismount camp.

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When searching for a suitable gazebo for your campsite, it can become a little confusing. With many gazebos on the market utilizing thin gauge steel frames and a low apex roof. These extremely budget conscious gazebo’s are built solely with affordability in mind and are more suitable as an affordable beach sun shade.


If you choose one of these, keep in mind that when the weather starts to turn, you will need be prepared with a broom handle to push the pooling water off the top or you’ll end up going gazebo shopping again very shortly.


When you are considering all of the possible weather you may encounter, a high peaked roof and reinforced heavy-duty steel frame, and tough frame hinges will ensure that once it is pegged out an Adventure Kings gazebo will withstand heavy weather.


Built with durability in mind the Adventure Kings gazebo range offers hammertone finish on the framework which is scratch, rust and chip resistant unlike other lightly painted units, it also is covered by a sturdy and fully waterproof 420D Oxford weave polyester which is lightweight but with the added polyurethane coating is waterproof enough to withstand an absolute downpour during a heavy rain storm.


The Adventure Kings gazebo range also offers excellent UV protection with a UPF 50+ rating which blocks over 97% of harmful UV rays.


To add to the versatility there are plenty of accessories you can add to the Adventure Kings range of gazebo’s including Gazebo walls, a mosquito mesh tent, and even a fully waterproof gazebo tent for privacy and shelter.