Good tent but take a few precautions.
We've used this tent several time now and had no problems in bad weather or higher winds. The only thing we found was when setting this up after you've pegged it out release the front outer pegs and move each leg in around 50 mm as this takes the tension off the fly screen and door as it tends to be well over stressed and will rip at the zipper if you don't.
We always use all of the double guy ropes on the fly and when secured we release a bit off tension off them all as the fly can be extremely tight if you don't and may also lead to ripping. We have also purchased some ball nuts to put over the pole ends ($8) to stop the eyelets popping out.
Hope this helps prevent problems that iv'e read about regarding these tents
Great BIG tent !
I purchased the Blackwolf 450 turbo lite cabin tent in June 2018 to take the family camping for the July school holidays to Tamala Station, Shark Bay WA. After the initial set up (which wasn't as easy as first thought but mainly due to the fact that we didn't extend the roof poles before locking the side poles in place, and it was blowing a gale which made putting the fly on somewhat of a challenge) we finally got it up and sat down to dinner when a massive storm hit. Happy to report that the tent withstood torrential rain (20-30mm) and gusty (...>50kmh) winds without an issue, however like Gigi's review (Feb 13 2018) I also had an issue with the awning poles coming out and the awning flapping about. This was overcome by using extra guy ropes and sand pegs (and big rocks) and tying the awning to my car roof basket. Besides this we stayed warm and dry. The tent is very well constructed and pretty easy to set up and take down, with the bag big enough that it doesn't take two people to stuff the contents in and zip up. Heaps of room for a double inflatable mattress and 3 stretchers and luggage and enough height to stand up (I'm only 169cm), and more windows than a Microsoft factory. Highly recommend this tent.
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Quality materials disappointing engineering
Really wanted to love this tent. Looks good great materials and concept the downfall was the actual engineering and make. The attached canopy is a fantastic idea but hasn’t been executed very well. On very slight wind conditions the canopy pics up like a kite. We were so concerned about how flappy/the canopy/ fly was. It was also poorly fitted on the tent. The awning pole was clumsy and just disjointed. We had to collapse the awning completely and tie rope around the tent to stop it from flapping. We even slept in the car because we weren’t su...re if the poles were going to snap. We were so disappointed Especially with such a high price point. We bought based on its reputation but gravely disappointed in how poorly the design concept was executed. Blackwolf could take a leaf out of Burke & wills instant tent which was so stable and secure (we saw recently on display at anaconda). Cannot recommend black wolf cabin 450.
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