To design the perfect ‘rapid deploy’ vehicle awning and compatible shower stall, we teamed up with Matt Simmons from Kinsmen Hardware, LLC.
Kinsmen Hardware is a small startup out of South Carolina that is poised to offer some incredibly durable and innovative vehicle based, overlanding gear with a specialty in American-made hardware and engineering. This design and build challenge was to construct an awning cover for the 270° Kinsmen Freestanding Awning Frame.
The awning frame is made from tough, tubular steel. It features brass and stainless-steel hardware. It’s strong enough to support at full-grown man doing pull-ups from the beams. It also deploys in less than thirty seconds to cover you quickly from inclement weather. We wanted to combine the strength of Kinsmen Hardware with Sunbrella® marine fabric and BROG quality. The result is an awning that will withstand winds speed of over 35 mph and heavy snow. This awning is more than tough enough to withstand the rigors of the trail!