For those looking to make their trail head or race warm up zone a little more comfortable, a vehicle awning is a pretty good way to do it. Assuming you have some room around your vehicle, the awning is attached to your roof rack making transport and set up easier, and when you’re done, it zips back in place and you’re ready to go. Now with the Rhino Rack Batwing Compact Awning, that same convenient shade and protection from the elements is available for smaller vehicles.

Rhino Rack Batwing Compact awning for small vehicles, SUVs, and cars for camping, riding, hiking.

One of the the things that made the original Rhino Rack Batwing awning so popular, is the fact that it provides 270° of UPF 50+ rated shade, yet easily folds up into a single sided mount on your roof rack. However, the original was bet fit for larger vehicles – which is where the Batwing Compact comes in.

Rhino Rack Batwing Compact awning for small vehicles, SUVs, and cars for camping, riding, hiking. Rhino Rack Batwing Compact awning for small vehicles, SUVs, and cars for camping, riding, hiking.

Intended for “small to medium vehicles or short wheelbase 4WDs,” the Batwing Compact measures 79″ long and offers 6.4m² / 68.9ft² of shaded cover when opened. Offered in left or right specific designs, the awning weighs in at 39lbs which is important to consider depending on the maximum load rating of your roof rack. Out of the box, the awning will fit all Rhino Rack and Thule Aero roof racks, and it will fit a wide range of other roof racks with the correct fit kit (sold separately, including Thule square and Yakima round cross bars).

Rhino Rack Batwing Compact awning for small vehicles, SUVs, and cars for camping, riding, hiking.

Each awning is priced at $649 and includes two mounting brackets and hardware, 10 stakes and a stake bag, 8 guyropes, and two spare hinge knuckles. The awnings are available now.

Features (from Rhino Rack)

  • Provides 270 degrees of Shade covering 6.4m² / 68.9ft²
  • Awning Material (210D P/OX W/R PU2000mm):
    • Lightweight
    • Ripstop
    • Water and Mould resistant
    • Independently tested UV50+ rating
    • Endorsed by Cancer Council*
  • Pegs and guy ropes kept inside the awning in an enclosed pocket
  • Awning Legs:
    • Fold out from the awning arms for easy access and no need for separate leg/peg/rope bag
    • Adjustable and lightweight
    • Can be packed away fully extended or at pre-set length for your vehicle
    • Moulded foot for putting pegs in at the base of legs
  • Rhino-Rack branded pickup point included to tie off the awning to your roof racks
  • More space in the bag for easy storage and the bag can be replaced if it gets damaged
  • Large Rhino-Rack branded zipper tabs for easy use
  • Stylish black bag made of heavy duty 580gsm PVC
  • Rare earth magnet locking feature to secure awning arms (Neodymium)
  • Includes:
    • 10 Pegs
    • Peg bag
    • 8 Ropes (4 with hooks)
    • 2 Multi-fit brackets and hardware
    • 2 spare Hinge Knuckles
  • Designed for quick and easy setup / pack down
  • Rust-resistant black powder coated poles and frame
  • Double stitched Velcro for added durability
  • Additional tie down points located on awning (guy ropes included)
  • Bright orange coloured guy ropes provide increased visibility
  • Plastic hinges for flexibility and longevity
  • Compatible with old 270-degree awning accessories
  • Frame of the awning features channel for mounting lightweight accessories such as the Rhino-Rack shovel holder
  • Front plastic moulding provides impact protection when driving off-road
  • Mounting brackets compatible with all pioneer systems, designed to allow for installation at different heights
  • Includes 2 spare hinge mouldings
  • Fits all Rhino-Rack and Thule roof racks with specific fitting kits
  • Available in Left (#33300) and Right-hand (#33400) models

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