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New Tent first review
We have used this family sized tent on 4 trips away now. So we are still in the early honeymoon phase of tent enjoyment. My overall impression is that this product is worth paying the extra money for. It takes about the same time to erect as the Coleman Instant Up series, but it has MUCH better design.
The frame appears to be more robust and uses a different locking system. It has a central ridge pole for the awning which stops water pooling on the awning (a know problem with the Coleman). The awning poles are stronger and twist lock. The pegs that come with it are the best bundled pegs I've ever encountered. The tie downs are very well thought out. The room divider can be opened completely. The anti-condensation system actually works!!!!
Purchased in April 2021 at Snowys Outdoors Physical store for $1,149.00.
Poor zip quality and annexe room does not fit properly with tent and got a hole in it after 1 use
I’ve used this tent once. We paid close to $1000 in an attempt to buy a high quality product for use with family over many years. Despite careful pegging out, one room main zip barely closes it nearly breaks.
The awning falls down unless you extensively peg it with guy ropes.
The extra ‘room’ purchases somehow got a hole in it after one use. Snowys rejected a warranty claim as ‘wear and tear’. The materials clearly aren’t fit for purpose as it was on a tarp. It also doesn’t fit well with the tent. It’s not designed for it. You have to open double zips and you trip over going between the front ‘room/annexe’ thing and main tent. The alloy ‘instant up’ pole structures are also ‘rubbing away’ after single use.
It’s otherwise nice.
Purchased in November 2020 at Snowys Outdoors Online store for $900.00.
Wouldn't buy it
Have had thee tent for 3 years and in the whole time have had never ending trouble.
First the top part came apart and had fun putting back together.
Then was told great with winds broke a knuckle and bent pole went back to where bought.
They were fine in replacing if okayed by Black Wolf. Well after 6 months Black Wolf got back to us and found a loophole saying we didn't tighten the knuckle properly. So didn't get part for replaced had to pay for it.
Now went to use after all fixed once more and the top has broken once again. Thankfully had Gazebo with us, mad rush down the street and bought a Gazebo tent. Will be using this from now on.
Purchased in September 2018 at Anaconda for $1,200.00.
Falling into pieces
Light use only and after about two years all sealing started peeling off with means is not water resistant any more. Floor material is as bad and start disintegration process. Live time warranty it’s a spam.
Purchased in February 2015 for $1,000.00.
Strong and sturdy
We have used our turbo plus 300 4 times now and couldn’t ask for a better tent. At the moment we are in heavy wind and rain and the tent hasn’t budged. We are dry and have lots of room. (2 oldies and a small dog!). We have the wall attachments so the awning has served us well with a heater and playing cards all afternoon. One thing that would be handy... would be a side panel with a door. All our trips we always set up with the gazebo to the side. Other than that... we are super happy. This will be our last tent as we will be too old to pitch tents in 10 years time!!!
Purchased in July 2020 for $1,329.00.
All the waterproof tape came off
As I see someone else posted. I’ve had this maybe 8 years. Last year first time I used it in rain, and all the waterproof tape came off the seams and I got drenched. Gunna let my ex wife have it and buy myself an Oztent
Purchased in February 2011 at Glenelg Camping for $1,200.00.
Poor Service and Poor Products
BlackWolf (Phoenix Leisure Group) is a pathetic company... incompetent and evidently run by a bunch a careless ratbags. They are dishonest, unknowledgeable (ignorant) and have poor customer service... unable to provide the courtesy of answering what should be simple questions and unable to stick by (honouring) what they claim to provide. I will hope to be hiking the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) next year (when this virus issue resolves)... then the Appalachian Trail the following year. Was hoping to use an Australian company like BlackWolf (which ...I believe it to be; correct me if I'm wrong)... but certainly WILL NOT be using any of their rubbish products from an evidently careless, dishonest company. The adventure gear industry has many competitors, one would think these @#$%^&! clowns would get their act together & try to be professional, competent in providing better service & products. Good riddance BlackWolf... because at the rate they're operating, they'll be out of business soon!
Purchased in January 2020.
Used regularly, very sturdy tent and easy to erect.
We use the tent several times per year. It is robust, quick to erect, and well made. After 8 years of significant use in a variety of extremes (-10 deg in the snow, +48 deg in the outback) it’s performed flawlessly. Recently a couple of the zips began to fail and I first contacted Black Wolf about their lifetime warranty to find the zips weren’t covered, but the BW representatives at Phoenix Leisure sent me a few replacement zipper fasteners immediately and I’ve put them on and it’s like new.
BW should remove the words Lifetime Warranty becaus...
Purchased in January 2012 at BCF.
Very Poor Quality
Very poor quality. I have owned this 240 Turbo for approx 8 years, I have used it in total 3 times for a week at a time. I have just set it up and water proof strip around every join peeled of. I have spoken with Black Wolf by phone and messenger and there response is NO WARRANTY, they have no confidence in there product. BEWARE..
Purchased in February 2011 at Ranger outdoors.
Not worth the money!
We bought this Blackwolf turbo lite 450 about a year ago. Have set it up about 5 times.
It’s easy to set up and take down (for its size) but the quality of the product is poor.
- Our first trip a pole tore straight through an eyelet in med winds.
- We have water seeping through the base of the tent and condensation on walls.
- the front knuckle fails in light winds.
Purchased in March 2018 at Tentworld Physical store for $1,099.00.
Easy to erect and super stable
Purchased the Turbo 240 canvas second hand. Soon became apparent that the glue tape on all the seams were separating. So I purchased two bottles of grip seam glue for $9 each. I removed every piece of seam tape from the fly and the tent itself as not only was it unsightly it was also the Achilles heel in the overall waterproofing of the canvas tent. I brushed the glue over every seam on the fly and the tent. So fast forward to two days of torrential rain and the tent setup, no water made it's way into the rent.
Made a good tent into a better te...
Purchased in February 2019 at Classified for $400.00.
- Turbo 450
Pretty much same review as Nathan from Sydney with the 300.
Floor condensation is an absolute FAIL! I've tried everything to prevent moisture issues.
I'm a well seasoned camper and know I good and bad tent, we camp from 2nights-3wks multiple times a year, current tent 450 cabin is in 3rd year of use.
Black wolf is not worth the money!
Over all 450 cabin great size tent, easy to pitch and pack up, front awning with 3 poles is flimsy in wind but can be strengthened with additional poles. No issues with zips yet with current 450 cabin (bu...t we do spray them after use) With the help of the guys at Tentworld (Tweed Heads) Black wolf had replaced my original 450 after a list of quality problems, but I still would not recommend paying full price or even fully recommend a black wolf lite series tent. I can deal with wear and tear issues as we camp a lot, but persistent dampness to floor from day 1 is unacceptable for any tent and ruins our camping experience every time!
Don't be fooled buy the "lifetime warranty"
We have had the black wolf 300 plus for 3 years now and think the tent is great but.. the fly wire zips are rubbish, the second time we used it we started having problems and took it back to the retailer. We got all sorts of explanations from the black wolf rep like you pegged it out to tight or the way you stowed the tent put to much pressure on the zip. Anyway for a tent that you drop over a grand on I think it's pretty poor. What good is a tent if the fly wire doesn't work properly this is the first tent that I've ever had this sort of problems with including cheap stuff like Denali tents which lasted for years and years. Do yourself a favour and stick with the cheap stuff because this is certainly no better.
Still early but reasonable so far
We bought the turbo plus 300 despite the bad reviews of the parent company on here. It was mainly due to the retailer Getaway outdoors in Perth and their assurance that they will personally handle any issues and have a good relationship with the supplier.
I bought the 300 plus for a family of 4.
I'm a parachute rigger and motor trimmer so I have an idea about how textile products are made.
I set up the tent in the back yard to test and season it and immediately found QC issues with the production. There were many untrimmed threads where ...
Turbo Cabin 450 - Best Family Tent
So we have been camping pretty much all our lives. From a couple to adding a few kids along the way. Well, five in total.
After using a larger dome style tent for years and spending numerous hours setting it up we opted for the Turbo Cabin.
All i can say is it's been a marriage saver. From ease of setting up, stability in bad weather and the sheer room. This tent has provided our family with some amazing camping holidays. We have not had one issue, leak or problem with this tent. To the point we now have 6 friends who all own them and all have had similar experiences.
Questions & Answers
When I come home from camping I set my black Wolf tent up to dry out but the bottom of the tent is always damp from the grass . What is the best way to dry the floor of the tent??
Can you change out the older 2 pole awning for the new 3 pole awning so that you can use accessories? Cheers
My tent keeps collapsing while trying to put up, worse when I try to put the fly over, corners are pegged in, elbows clicked into place and centre pulled up and clicked. Starts falling at one corner then the rest collapse, help !!!!
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