Very easy to put up and take down when using for overnight stops. Hold us to the wind really well with all corners pegged down and guy ropes pegged. Makes our camping trips very enjoyable even if it rains.
Purchased in July 2020 for $1,199.00.
Great tent, quick to put up.
Bought the 240 turbo lite with side Panels and front door for awning, first thing is it's a heavy tent, approximately 25KG, love the tent and how practical it is.
Purchased in May 2018.
Dissapointed, not worth price.
Bought turbo lite 240 about 6 months.
Like some other reviews condensation on inner tent and fly can be excessive. Moisture from fly drips through and penetrates inner tent.
Also bought 2 sidewalls... Don't bother, they don't work so save your money. Awning and sides will collapse in light wind.
Blackwolf customer service is far from satisfactory...ignore issues and till they go away. Good luck wirh any warraties.
Purchased in July 2019 for $850.00.
Hassle to get fly up
Brilliant tent, but if solo just give yourself 2 hrs to put up if using all panels, and an hour to take down. Watch your head when pulling down the inner. Got separate canvas duffels for each component - bazooka size good for canvas, rifle bag for poles, ammo bag for pegs and footprint. Kept windows open then got inch of rain that night. No problem - mopped up annex, packed up wet and made it home. Bone dry inside inner with good ventilation during downpour - just remember to roll down the window flaps around annex. Home away from home with decent inflating mattress.
Lifetime warranty - 'Climatic Conditions'
We have a Black Wolf turbo tent and pitched it at an inland location a few weeks ago. Throughout the night a wind gust came through and ripped the front awning causing the central pole to fall followed by the other poles. This pulled the stitching from the eyelets and ripped the awning. No worries there is a Life time Warranty. Had all the receipts and paperwork so went back to the retailer (who were really good) and showed them the photos etc. Black Wolf stated the damage was not covered as the tent had been exposed to 'climatic condition...s' and not covered for the damage. I had to laugh as the inference was their product cannot be used outside and if you do you need to sit with it or monitor the conditions incase something 'climatic' occurs. I don't know about you but I do camp in the outdoors and sometimes it does rain and the wind does blow. I don't set up my tent indoors so I can leave it and do other things. I do wonder if these people hear themselves when they say this stuff. Now Black Wolf did not fix the damage but supplied a fly from another tent which was also damaged so we are up and running again. Still it makes the 'lifetime' warranty a joke and the purpose for buying the tent in the first place.
Had this tent for 2 years. We found it a good design for family of 4 and had purchased one extra side panel to help with shading the entrance door. But sadly the tent leaks in the rain! My brother had the Blackwolf Tuff Dome Twin which is a lesser model set up only metres away and his tent did not let any water in. Bone dry inside. The locations in which our tent leaked was where the outer fly runoff dripped onto the single layer sections near the windows but above the sturdy tub floor (we were getting puddles in 4 places inside the tent). We e...xplained the situation to Blackwolf but they were not prepared to concede that there may be a design fault and would not help us. Fortunately Ray's Outdoors in Preston gave us the customer service that Blackwolf refused to do. In the past I have found Blackwolf customer service good when we have had issues with Backpacks and have happily repurchased from them several times. But I feel really disappointed with their lack of consideration this time. I know that tents are not impervious to all rain conditions but when there are two tents side by side with the same conditions and the more expensive one leaks I would be looking into it further and questioning why. Leaks aside, what else would I like to say: 1. It is not a real quick pitch. I would say there was maybe 5 - 7 mins difference between pitching the Turbo Lite and my brother's Tuff Dome Twin. It feels negligible to me. 2. It's pretty heavy. We separated the poles and pegs from rest of tent to make it manageable. It is also big to store. The Tuff Dome Twin is half the storage size and a lot lighter. 3. We chose the 240 Plus style so that we could get a rear window for extra ventilation. I think it would be good if they could add a rear window into the square versions (if they haven't done so already). With the plus version you have the extra poles and the extra time to get the tensions right as the floor space tapers in a little as it narrows at the back. 4. Our first trip in this tent was Tassie in May. We had some cold nights and even with the roof vents open had a lot of condensation. I think a canvas version would reduce this somewhat. 5. Love the gusseted windows but that is becoming more common. Would be an advantage to have some windows closable from the inside if it gets cold. Also, it was nice having the little pockets for unused guy ropes. Some extra pocket inside for storage would have been good too.
After first use was very disappointed with tent. Leaks in light rain and dew. Screw holding one leg base on was sheared off when tent opened for first time. We have to take it back to where we purchased and they will fix it, somehow. Bought one side to front awning. Very disappointed with this as water flows through the material.
If thinking about a tent, buy a Coleman Instant Up. We had one, but wanted something larger. The Coleman does not leak like a sieve, and we found to be a far superior tent, even though it was a fraction of the price of the Black Wolf.
Blackwolf 300 plus tent
Great in dry weather, fills up with water when it rains very disappointed I wouldn't recommend this tent, I've been out with others with cheaper tents which handled the rain a lot better then the black wolf 300 plus I own
Inner tent leaked and fly / awning ripped apart in moderate rain and wind. Blackwolf will not replace or repair under warranty. The tent was only used twice. Have since bought and used an Oztrail Tourer 300 Fast Frame tent in torrential rain and thunderstorms. Unlike the Blackwolf the Oztrail was rock solid and didn't leak and is a fraction of the cost of the over priced Blackwolf. My advice is to stay away from Bkackwolf products. Poor quality and workmanship and poor customer service.
I love this tent!
The tent is the older 2 pole awning model. As a single mum (2 kids), this has been a fantastic tent. I needed a tent that was quick and easy to set up with whinging kids at the end of a long day, big enough for 6 months of travel and light enough to lift onto the roof of the car with no help. As a result of the weight I ended up storing the pegs, poles and fly separately and found it easy to maneuver. We bought the tent 4 years ago, and traveled for 6 months. Since then we have used it sporadically and it is still working well with the exce...ption of one pole that is difficult to connect on the rear "plus" section. I could fix it but it's not really necessary. During our travels the one down side was the poor water shedding. The tent never leaked but on rainy nights I would have to lower the front awning and get up periodically to empty the pool of water that collected on the rear "plus" section; 20L+ at times! I was really worried it would rip with all the weight but it didn't and still doesn't leak! I now have a pole with a protective cap to elevate the roof of the rear section so that water pooling shouldn't be a problem. I have yet to test it as we haven't camped in rain lately. During our time we spent 1 month in Alice Springs 0c winter nights, a month in Darwin's humidity/heat a few nights in gales where I thought the tent would take off and about 3 weeks in the WA South West with constant rain. One night in Exmouth the wind turned 180 degrees after we went to bed. I was sure the tent would rip or blow away as the whole thing was ballooning and rocking wildly even with all the guideropes pegged. Other campers with canvas tents were surprised to see our tent still standing the next morning! We always set the tent up on a shade cloth but I'm very impressed with how well the floor has held up. It is only now starting to show some signs of wear in the door way. Condensation was only a problem when we failed to ventilate properly. I love the weight of the fabric compared to cheaper tents. All our zips are still working well. We use the light hooks to connect a line to hang our towels. The height is fantastic but we will soon need a 300 model to accommodate my growing children. The tent is great value for money when you consider what we have thrown at it and that it is still working like new. Over all, I love this tent and will definitely buy another. I look forward to having the 3 pole awning to reduce issues with rain.
Great for family of 4.
Easy to set up & pack up with a bit of practice. Fly works well, used in hot or cold weather, to keep heat down & condensation out. Tall enough to stand up & get changed. We use 2 singles & a double self inflatable mattress & still have room to move. We have had this tent for a few years now & have had no issues with it. A well designed & made tent. Worked really well in the High country.
A really good tent, and I've had plenty of others over 40 years of tent based camping.
Easy to erect and pack up.
Excellent workmanship and materials.
Gussets on windows prevent rain from blowing inside if you have the window flaps open in wet weather.
A well designed and made tent. Worth EVERY cent.
Great space, well built but a couple of minor issues
We have the turbo lite 300 plus. We've camped in this tent for over 30 nights in all sorts of conditions and it has held up well. It's relatively easy to put up, Packs down into the bag without too many problems. Withstood 60km/h winds at Umina, 60mm rain in two hours and numerous other trials. There are a couple of issues - the water drips down off the awning at the front during rain right near where you get into the tent. We have two sides and the front which stops this from being an issue. The back end seems to leak small amounts of...water in the back corners but a couple of towels seems to fix this. I've had the entire bottom of the tent pooling in water with no leaks through the floor, so it's only water dripping down the sides. Without these minor issues it would be perfect.
Not really a 1 person up and down
Camping with a 7 year old and a 10 week puppy this wasn't as easy as it looked on utube. Have to be careful that you fold it exactly right as my 7 year old managed to snap a leg and the turbo part. Replaceable but... however, water proof and warm. The little edge that is supposed to keep it clean is just a 7 year old trip hazard. You need help to camp with the family tent- don't do it alone or with 7 year old and puppy help.
Super easy to put up
Used our new Blackwolf Turbo Lite 240 Plus for the first time and found it incredibly easy and quick to put up especially for 2 girls Lol. There was sufficient room in the back section to have to king size dune mattresses, and the awning was most welcome when it rained. There are heaps of guide ropes attached so no worries about it blowing away. We would highly recommend it!!!!
Ease of erect and dismantle
Expensive - buy it on sale
Questions & Answers
we are thinking of purchasing a Black Wolf 380 lite , would appreciate some feedback please. Thanks in advance.
I have turbo lite plus that I purchased about 5 yrs ago from BCF . I used this when we first got for one week then the second time for two nights only .this week my daughter said she was go to shark bay and suggested to take my tent as it’s only been used twice .first night it rained anything on the floor was soaked including laptop I have been told the tape behind the stitching is peeling falling off so would like to know what can be done to make it watertight.
How do you attach the roof pitch bar on the 3 pole awning of 2013 model 240 lite plus?
By memory haven't put it up for too long. It goes from around the middle of the tent through the loops on the ends &I put it through the upper window loops to make it stand up a bit better. I then put another two loops on the original ones to roll up the window.
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