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Terrible tent, Crap Warranty
Absolute worst purchase. Blackwolf is a joke, i liked the design, but I bought based on their warranty claims. Severe condensation issues with design from the beginning, and then a major issue with tent where most of heat seam tape has peeled off over both the tent and fly.
When this happened, no problem i thought, had it a few years but until this year it had only been used twice, it has a lifetime warranty and I still have the receipt. Figured Blackwolf will stand behind their products, but no, that couldn't be further from the truth. Blac...kwolf's warranty advice was the seams only last 5 years, go buy some seam sealer and fix it myself. Not even an offer of an at cost replacement. So clearly the Blackwolf lifetime warranty is for marketing purposes only. I have since purchase a different brand tent, that get this, works as a tent. Hey, it doesn't have a lifetime warranty, but lets be honest, neither does blackwolf either My advice is don't buy this tent, and don't believe the Blackwolf "lifetime warranty" lies.
awesome tent and so easy to set up
this is a great tent it is so easy to set up and take down we had an issue with the poles and the screen door and they replaced it without any hassles and it didn't even take a week I didn't know about the lifetime warranty but that is awesome to know now. It can get a bit hot if you have no shade and don't put the cover on the outside but other then that it is pretty cool with all the openings like windows, doors and air vents. we have experienced some moisture on cold nights but we just found out that we need to have the air vents open at the top and that should help with that. Definitely worth the money we paid for it :)
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Not a bad tent but has quality issues for it's price
I bought this tent after previously buying K-mart Jackaroo tents. I have actually always found these tents to be excellent for the price. I camp on the South Coast of NSW which can get very windy. The Jackaroo Tents have never let me down in storm and tempest conditions, however, I find that after about 5 years of 2 weeks a year camping, the material starts to break down due to UV from the sun. Last year after my trusty 5-year-old 10 man Jackaroo packed it in (cost me $250 on sale), I attended the Camping and Caravan show at Rose Hill and after...looking at numerous tents, I took the plunge after a good sales pitch from Kangaroo Tent City and purchased the Turbo Lite twin 300 for just under $1000. I was impressed with it's design and ease of putting up (the one thing I didn't like about the Jackaroo - particularly the small bag it is stored in which seems to be made only for packing at the factory!). I used my Black Wold for the first time about 3 weeks ago on a 12 day camping trip down the South Coast of NSW. I found it fairly easy to set up for the first time with the excellent instructions (both written and video). On the first opening and closing of the main screen door, I noticed that the flyscreen was starting to 'pull' and frey around where it was stitched near the zipper in a number of spots. This was not caused by forcing the zipper closed, it was just through normal use. This has never happened on any of my cheaper Jackaroo tents so obviously I was very disappointed with this happening on my one day old Black Wolf. During this time I had one very rainy and windy day. Some water managed to enter the tent through the floor seams (which the instructions warned about due to it being new) but when it rained again a couple of days after, no rain entered so I think that won't be a problem. There was some condensation but I followed the instructions regarding the roof vents and windows and the condensation evaporated very quickly. The Tent handled the wind well and unlike other tents at the camping ground, didn't collapse and stayed pretty much as erected. However, when I was taking down the tent, I noticed that the awning material that came into contact with the 'newly designed centre ridge pole' had nearly worn through by rubbing against the pole. This is a very poor design as there is no re-enforcing of the material there like on the rest of the tent where the poles come into contact with the material of the tent. Today, I took the tent back to Kangaroo Tent City and I was less than impresses with their response saying that the mentioned issues were likely due to 'set up' issues but would refer it to Black Wolf for their assessment. I have been camping all my life and have used many different tents and know how set one up and am fastidious that I set them up correctly. I await Black Wolf's response before going on a rant. Overall, though, I think the tent is OK but definitely not worth the price when compared to much cheaper tents that, in my experience, are more durable than this one. I await with anticipation for Black Wolf's response to my warranty claim bearing in mind it has a 'life time warranty'.
just ok expected more for the price
We have had our Black Wolf Tent for 4 years now. The first time we used it we made sure there was plenty of ventilation due to reading many reviews about condensation issues and haven't really had that issue as we make sure there's good airflow in the tent. We have had the condensation issue when we haven't opened the top airflow flaps so I don't reccomend doing problem but really I don't think one should have to do all this when spending $1600 on a "weath this unless you want the walls dripping wet. To compensate putting a tarp up above the t...ent stops thiserproof" Tent. In comparison to my old spinifex tent which i bought on special for under $300 on sale I'm not all that impressed. The Window covers aren't long enough because it definitely leaks when raining heavily. This left me very dissapointed. The design of this tent may need a bit of a rethink because I expected no leakage and no condensation for the price. when the weather is good I can't complain. The three rooms and awning give us plenty of space. It is really easy to put up. My partner and I put it up together and it only takes minutes to peg it all out and pop it up. It is a heavy cumbersome tent but not as bulky as say a canvas tent would be. It fits in our tinny with all our other camping gear which we have a huge amount of. I am on the fence with this tent as I said before i prchased a very cheap tent under $300 and was more than happy with the 3 years we got out of it. Our black wolf is on it's 4th year but hasn't even seen as much camping as our first tent and its wearing and tearing pretty quickly. The poles are corroding on the surface after 4 years. It does leak and condensation needs to be combated. Otherwise it's a heavy duty tent and does the job. Head height is a little low on the sides im 165cm tall. The awning room is great for setting up the kitchen area or for the dogs. Worth the extra $$$ for the extra sides so you ger 4 rooms.
Good tent with the usual likes and dislikes.
We are a family of 5 with kids 14..12..10..and have had the Black Wolf Turbo Lite Twin 300 for 2 yrs, having used it 6 times.
I am 6ft and find the centre has adequate room to change clothes in (apart from stretching my arms upwards), but erecting this tent is easy for 2 adults, though a little more effort is required in packing it away (as with most tents).
Being in Queensland, the tent does get hot and does sweat inside (rain or shine) though covering it with a tarp helps eliminate the elements of nature plus opening the window/door flaps ...
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