Caravan awning review: Isabella Air Cirrus North 400
If you’re looking for an awning that’s easy to erect, Isabella’s air awning – the Air Cirrus North 400 is new for 2020 and is a great option for both weekend breaks and long tours.
Developed by the experts, this awning can be put up without fuss instantly maximising your living space – and with the new season around the corner, it’s the perfect time to invest in some new kit.
If you want a quick way to create extra room then the Air Cirrus North 400 is ideal and once it's inflated, you'll have more time to do the things you enjoy doing while on holiday, like getting out and exploring!
A name you can trust
Isabella have been making products for the leisure industry for over 60 years—if you went caravanning as a child, it’s likely your parents had one of their awnings.
Established in Jutland, Denmark by Søren Odgaard, the company make enough awnings each year to cover 140 football pitches! Using specially developed and tested materials, you’re investing in an awning that will last you a long time.
Pump it up
The IsaAir system is easy to use so you won’t need to spend hours working out what goes where.
There’s just one inflation point and there’s a valve connection between all the modules—so you can isolate an air beam after closing the valve connection to the other modules and replace it without having to take the awning down.
There’s an on/off switch to show if the valve is open or closed—it requires no guessing games! The air beams have three layers making this a stable awning whatever the weather throws at it. There’s no reason to let the great British weather put you off touring throughout the year.
It’s poles apart…
The Cirrus North only has air beams so you won’t have to worry about losing poles. There’s a canopy that protects the awning from grotty weather and gives shade if you’re touring somewhere hot.
You’ll want your awning to stay looking new for as long as possible and the quality materials used means it will. Isabella use Isacryl on the front and gables—a durable acrylic material that is fade-resistant.
It’s lightweight and breathable so less risk of damp and buildup of condensation. Worried about bugs? Touring near creepy crawlies? There are large mosquito nets to catch them before they bother you! Something you’ll appreciate if you’re pitched close to water.
A room of your own
The high ceiling and spacious living area mean it’s possible to use the awning as an extra sleeping area if you’re taking older kids with you who need their own space or if you’re wanting to enjoy a drink without disturbing sleeping babes!
There’s an air annexe on each side which doubles the area you have to spread out in and there’s an abundance of space to entertain friends who pop round for a barbecue or a tipple.
Here’s the detail you need to know:
Caravans with awning rail heights between 242cm and 255cm.
- Cube Creme curtains
- Air beam for the veranda solution specially developed, high-performance hand pump with a pressure release valve, draught skirt, wheel arch cover
- Typhoon storm sashes, awning bag, peg bag including peg-remover.
Air annex (250 x 250 cm) for left or right side, inner roof; fitted floor.
More info and to find stockists: isabella.net/uk/home