The Rhino-Rack Sunseeker 2.5m Awning is a great high-quality product that’s certainly worth a closer look if you’re looking to buy some protection from the sun!

Our Mitsubishi NW Pajero test vehicle actually ran two rhino-rack awnings simultaneously, a Foxwing Awning on the passenger side of the vehicle, and this 2.5m Sunseeker Awning on the drivers side. This is actually a great setup in that it enables you to pick the best solution for the environment you’re working (or playing) in.

For example, the Foxwing provides an enormous amount of shade cover extending around from the side of the vehicle all the way around, and over, the rear. While the Sunseeker Awning extends straight out from the side.

What I really like about the Rhino-Rack Sunseeker is that it’s largely self contained, with the vertical poles fixed and integrated into the awning itself, it’s quick and easy to erect, providing almost instant shade and rain protection. The only things that need to be stored separately inside the vehicle are your tie down rope and stakes.

The awning easily mounts to a compatible roof rack, and rolling out the 2.5m awning creates a large 5 square metre shaded area to escape the elements.

The Sunseeker Awning is perfect for camping, picnics, lunch breaks at work, or lazy days at the beach. It’s worth noting that all vehicle canopies should be securely tied down, even on a wind free day to prevent damage from wind gusts. This applies to ALL canopies…

Rhino-Rack Sunseeker Awning FEATURES

An easy-to-use design that can be set up or packed away within minutes – watch the video in the tab above!

Everything you need is included: poles, ropes, pegs, plus a fitting kit to help you mount the awning to your roof rack.

Editors Note: I would recommend purchasing the Rhino-Rack Sand Bag System, for setting up on concrete surfaces etc, when the supplied pegs cannot be used.

When not in use, you simply store the awning away in its heavy-duty PVC bag until next time.

Now braving hot summer days or a rainy autumn doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your comfort – or your skin!

The Sunseeker Awning is made from rip-stop polycotton canvas that is not only UV-protected but also waterproof and mould resistant and rust proof.


  • 3 velcro tensioning tabs attached to the awning canvas to aid water “run off”
  • Telescopic Poles click neatly into the awning housing
  • Spikes at the base of each pole aid in securing them to the ground with a convenient peg rope
  • Quick & Easy to set up and pack down
  • UV Protected
  • Waterproof (Rating: WC 1500mm)
  • Mould Shield™
  • Rust Proof
  • 5.25m² coverage area
  • Fits all Rhino-Rack and Thule roof racks with specific fitting kits
  • Included is a bracket that will work on the Pioneer systems

The simple setup and take-down of a Rhino-Rack Sunseeker (2.5m) Awning showcased in the video tab above.

*Note: Recommended Retail Price: Correct at the time of publishing. Pricing is always subject to change.