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Has provided many years of good service
I purchased the 240 lite in March 2012 & have used it several times a year since in all climatic conditions. I read reviews prior to the purchase that mentioned the lack of ventilation however this version had the gusseted windows etc so that problem resolved. My brother-in-law had the canvas version & was pleased with it which influenced my decision. I preferred the lite version. It has the lip over the entrance which is formed by connecting two angled pieces of aluminium which can be fiddly to feed through the tube. The storage bag is made of...stout material & easily holds the tent & fly, a Wak Jak, pegs & a light ground sheet. The tent dries quickly & I like the way you can store the ropes. I've camped in the Snowy's in Autumn & been perfectly comfortable despite frosts at times. Have been fortunate to not experience too much rain but endured a heavy thunder storm in the Warrumbungles which saw water briefly cover the camping area. The tub floor kept the water out with just a small leak in one corner. The wind had no affect as all ropes were used to secure the tent. Have camped in Central & FNQ in the milder months & the tent catches any breeze as windows & door provide adequate ventilation. A window at the back would be perfect. The insect screen keeps midgies at bay. It's easy to erect & dismantle. The material & poles have held up well with none of the problems others have experienced so touch wood. I hang a light from the middle of the tent. I also own a Black Wolf Turbo Stretcher which is equally easy to setup, comfortable (use a self inflating mattress), strong & the right height.
Lite 240 Plus 2017 Model
I must say that even after reading many reviews that don't put these tents in the best light, I still went ahead and bought one. The design best suited us, as did the dimensions of the bag to fit neatly in our vehicle. We also have an 8 year old that loves his own room in the rear, so the 240 Turbo Lite Plus model was for us.
As soon as it arrived I put it up, and there it stayed in the back yard for a few days, and when we had rain and a couple of windy days I was keen to see how it handled the weather. The were no issues with leaks, I had...
Well made, but quite small.
I was given this tent by a friend of my sister. She obviously didn't like it.
We set it up for a day and I was impressed by the build quality. (It's the older model with the little awning fly)
The door zips are hard to close due to the elastic holding the tent to the poles being so strong. You need to stretch the elastic when closing the zip or the zip will not last long.
Being well over 6 foot tall, I found the 210 cm length to be very tight for sleeping. My head is touching the back wall and my feet are on the door. In reality it's more li...
Been great for us!
Purchased the turbo 300 canvas back in late 2015 from Anaconda with one of the side panels following, from Snowy's I think. Decided to upgrade after my hiking dome tent was stolen and wanted something different we could stand up in, store our kit and also have some covered sitting space. This has been a great choice for the comfort.
Have used on a few occasions, mainly festival/weekend getaways but a recent trip prompted me to write a review. We were over on Kangaroo Island after Christmas where we experienced more than 24 hours of rain and...wind of varying strength, but consistent. Not a drop of water inside or issues with canopy where we could still sit under which I think is impressive. Numerous other sites were affected had a number of people ask about it including the camp manager. We've only just recently returned from camping near the Darling River with extreme heats, the tent is well ventilated, certainly offering good heat protection and the side panel really useful for blocking wind or sun and can be swapped when needed. I'm thinking of another as it offers good privacy. It dries quite quickly and easy to setup and take down. I usually take my time to ensure the underside PVC floor also dries before I bag it so I don't have to do any more work when I get home. I did water it down a couple times prior to my first use which I believe has helped. We're very happy with the new setup and quality of the tent. Small downside is the bag size and weight but that's the compromise with canvas/heavy duty floor but at least this thing stays dry through prolonged rain!
- Turbo 240
- Verified purchase
Great tent - so long as it doesn't rain and you don't want warranty service
What a great design for a tent. It's truly easy to set up and put away once you master it. Care has obviously been taken in the design, the designer most likely goes camping a lot - something which doesn't seem to be the case with some tents.
However, little point raving about the great design .... sadly, as is noted in other reviews, the tent is not good in a climate where rainfall can be expected (and if you expect the water to stay on the outside).
Sadly, as is also noted in other reviews, while you might expect it, you will not get ...a warranty service in keeping with the premium price tag. We used our tent twice, the second time in moderate rain - and it leaked. We returned the tent for warranty (despite it being used only twice). The tent waited in the store for pickup for two weeks. Still tent-less, we've cancelled our Christmas camping plans.
2nd Tent - Still leaks in moderate rain!
So disappointed in our canvas 210 Turbo tent. you pay the premium for a product of high quality. Its just not good enough our first tent leaked in multiple places seams, through the electric pouch at the front. I returned the tent to anaconda which was a long and delayed process after they send the tent to the manufacturer ( black wolf) for assessment.
They ended up replacing it after multiple follow up phone calls over 3 weeks. We have had the second one for maybe 12 months never had it in more than a sprinkle of rain.
But, just returned from a weekend we had one night of moderate rain fall and it leaked at the seams.
Time to return it again!
Would never buy again.
WHERE can I buy a centre hub
So frustrated with my Black wolf. I dont have any problem with the stitching, fly screens etc but the centre hub is a nightmare. The Eliptical stick - Part 3 comes out at random times and it is a pain to get them back in. It really ruins the whole experience, especially when you pay over $1100 with the thought of trying to make camping easier with 2 little ones. I would definately not buy this product again, would be a different story if I could just find a place that sells the part I need, but no.
Second tent same issue
We purchases the 240 turbo tent and as we do a lot of bush camping and thought we would spend more for the quality. We used our tent for ten days around Exmouth when we noticed all the fly screen mesh in the fron doorway was fraying and then cover was rubbing bear near the top horizontal pole. On return we contacted BW who told us to send back. We waited over 8 weeks for the return but a new tent was given. We have just been camping for 5 days and yet again the fly screen is fraying and the seals leaked in mild rain.
We will be returning again but are not happy at all with the terribly low quality of this product, another great company selling out I feel.
Do not purchase these tents :(
I want to love it, but it has been disapointing
I really love the design and ease of use. However the quality is just not there. We are currently in the middle of the Northern Territory on our around Australia family campong trip. The tent leaks and the zippers around entrance have failed completely. As I am typing this I am having a beer with the camper next door who also has the 300 model. He has the exact same problem. Not good enough Black Wolf. Even worse being in the middle of Australia with two kids under 4 and a failed tent.
Never buying a Blackwolf product again!
I bought a 'canvas' Blackwolf Turbo 240 Plus recently which was used twice. During the second most recent trip in moderate wind with stronger gusts and rain the fly / awning was ripped apart and the inner tent base leaked. The tent has always been set up and secured as per Blackwolf instructions. I sent the tent back to Blackwolf expecting a replacement or repair under their so called 'limited lifetime warranty.' However Blackwolf advised this was 'normal wear and tear' and would not replace the tent. The matter is now with the NSW Dept of Fair...Trading. I have since purchased an Oztrail Tourer 300 Fast Frame nylon tent. It has superior workmanship, is better quality and solid as a rock and has withstood two thunderstorms and torrential rain without a single leak and only cost $300 brand new! I wish I had found this tent prior to purchasing a rubbish Blackwolf product. My advice is to stay away from Blackwolf especially these Turbo models. They are expensive, the workmanship is poor and they don't last. And Blackwolf won't look after you even when their products are under a so called lifetime warranty.
- Turbo 240
- Verified purchase
Wow how woefull
Top line tent, premium price and PITIFUL.
We purchased a Turbo 240+, with additional sides, etc. we were thinking we'd be getting something that would be durable, well built and value for money, what a WASTE.
Found a FAULT in the make of the tent, looks like someone stuffed up the stitching, where the tub meets the side of the tent, as a consequence when it rains the water enters the tent at that point.
Taken back to store seven weeks ago, and we are still waiting, still chasing up the store, no one bothering to service us, they've got...their money - who cares right? I got a BIG surprise for you! We'll be getting a refund, take our money elsewhere and stop getting mucked around by USELESS support from the manufacturers repairer.
f ing thing they replaced it.
An update to f king thing hate it. I had purchased tent through kangaroo tent city and I took it in to see if I could do a warranty claim.
Anyway a couple of months later had a call saying tent was sent to black wolf and they have decided to replace it
Black Wolf Turbo FS210: Badly fitting fly.
I recently (2015) bought a Turbo Lite FS 210, second hand, but new; it had never been used. This model has since been superseded.
I found the fly sheet fitted badly, with the reinforcement patches not lining up properly with the knuckles on the frame. Yes, I did follow the instructions.
The spigot on each end of the poles forming the peak are meant to be inserted into eyelets on tapes attached to the tent and clipped on to the frame, to provide the necessary tension to support the peak.
This places undue strain on the tent, and the zips, mak...
Nice tent, terrible service
Purchased the Turbo 300 plus lite online in January 2013. Door flywire has developed runs in it so no problems - covered by "lifetime warranty". Yes but only if I send it away at my cost (35kgs of freight from Melbourne to NSW) and they will get it repaired when they get to it. For a $1000 plus purchase pretty shoddy service and I'm sure against Australian Consumer Law. But tough luck according to my place of purchase - LuggageGear.com.au
Great for all seasons
Easy to set up nd had no troubles in the rain. One reviewer mentioned troubles with plastic joins???? Turbo tents did away with those over 7 years ago.maybe u bought it second hand on gumtree and found that the lifetime warranty doesnt apply to you. Nonetheless, our T300 is standing up to the test of time.
Seams leak. The silly plastic joints just cracked and even though replaced the new ones broke. The plastic is not designed to withstand hot conditions and also becomes quite brittle. I will never buy a Black Wolf as the whole tent ended up collapsed after the joins broke during a recent camping trip.
f ing thing, hate it.
The light turbo material is thin and it leaks we have only used it 6 times. I have sprayed it with the water proofing stuff but the thing still leaks. The seam seals are all coming off, I have tears on the fly where you peg it.
I am not happy after spending so much money. Also trying to get service from black wolf to get these things addressed has so far been to no avail.
Turbo leaks at seams
Same issue. After 4 days of on and off rain the seams between the floor and canvas sides got saturated resulting in pools of water inside the tent. Not happy wife, not happy camping hence not happy Black Wolf!
- Turbo 300
- Verified purchase
We just love our Turbo 300 plus.
Great tent and excellent materials selection (tough materials = tough tent). Yes 35 Kg but certainly not an issue for my Wife and me. And yes the Turbo 300 plus is just for the two of us.
If the instructions are followed and the tent is folded properly, there is plenty of room in the tent bag for all the equipment.
We love our tent.
Went camping and it rained. We seasoned tent before we left however it still allowed water to seep in the sleeping area. Once home, drying not easy at all. The frame is attached to the tent and once you get sides dry and roof dry, the floor also needs to be dried to enable safe packing up to avoid mould/damaged to tent. With frame you can't just flip tent over as the poles are not that strong. Ropes also need to be fully dried and they are attached to tent and have pockets on tent for storage. Very time consuming and annoying. Will not buy or recommend this tent to anyone. We are campers with over 40 years experience and worse tent we've owned. Will definitely be selling ASAP.
Questions & Answers
Have a new turbo lite twin 300. 2nd time camping and like it so far. However can’t zip the doors fully shut - have tried kicking around with the pole legs but no luck so far. Are there any tricks to this??
When popping up the centre we realised it wasn't clipped so now we are struggling to pull the centre back down.
How do people keep awning poles in place. Even moderate winds and poles lift out of place
I bought extra tie downs, small cup like feet and the awning still catches wind and lifts off the ground. The only option is to reduce the angle of the awning - yet this still catches wind. A design flaw in my opinion.
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