Very large tent bag, great design.
Bought a Blitz 300, have only camped it in one night but totally agree with the review of Eli78. Its a really intelligently designed tent.
I timed myself putting it up the first time main tent in 3min and fly in 4min. Will be faster next time now I know how the quick snaps on the fly work and which way it goes on. By myself that is amazing.
I was surprised how how huge this tent is folded up only just fits into my Commodore boot and that is a very big car boot.
Glad I got the 3Meter version, very comfortable with XL camp beds, I'm 6'2" and can walk around inside fine.
GREAT TENT WHEN YOU ARE PRATCIALLY BUYING A RIP OFF OF THE BLACKWOLF 300
Well I went out to spend around $1200 on a tent. That was until I went to Rays Outdoors and found this tent next to a Turbo 300 Black Wold Tent. I liked this tent better than the Black Wolf for a number of reasons
1) Price $500, Black Wolf was $1248
2) It had two entry doors unlike the Black Wolfs one entry door,
3) It had larger zip up roof openings than the Black Wolf
4) The canvas seemed to be just as thick as the Black Wolf
5) The flooring appeared to be just as thick as the Black Wolf
However, I did notice that the Black Wolf tent had a better and slightly thicker frame than the Oztrail Blitz 300. The Black Wolf also had a larger awning and you could buy further attachments for the Black Wolf to hang off the awning etc.
Great quick pitch tent!
I have appreciated the value of a quick pitch tent ever since I did a camping roadtrip a few years ago. When you are driving each day and camping each night, you quickly appreciate the need for a fast set up and pack down camp site.
After doing weeks of research I purchased this Oztrail Blitz tent for at least 50% off during the 2012 Easter deals. It was a bit of a gamble because there are very few independant reviews of this tent. But I'm very happy with it. The tent comprises a quick pitch rip-stop canvas inner tent and a ripstop canvas fl...y. The inner tent sets up in minutes: unzip from bag, pull out, stand on end, unfold 4 legs, peg 4 corners, lengthen 4 legs, get underneath and pop it up. Putting the fly up takes a little longer but is only needed for bad weather or extra heat insulation. I set it up in the back yard without fly and gave it a good hose. No water got in. This is great because you don't have to set the fly up 'just in case' as you know it can handle an early morning drizzle. The fly is extra water proof though and allows extra guy ropes for added wind stability. Packing up is quick too. Simply reverse the procedure. I'm still figuring out the best way to fold it. I sort of pull up the floor edges in the middle between corners so the floor (which is very thick) doesn't clump down the bottom. Press it all down and the bag is nice and big so not too hard to get it in. Its pretty bulky when packed up compared to your cheap dome tents but I find it fits nicely along a back seat. I would recommend planning how you would carry it before buying it. The ventilation system is one of the outstanding features of the Blitz tent. The front and rear doors are identical and large. The 2 side windows are identical and feature gussets which allow you to peg the window shade out from the window and zip the sides providing ventilation at the same time as protection from sideways rain. There are also 2 largish roof windows with internal zips. In conjunction with the fly, these allow roof ventilation in the rain. Without the fly, the roof windows allow you to sleep under the stars. I used this tent at Easter time on a warm and fine bush night. I had all the windows and doors open and it was just like sleeping under the stars. At the same time I was protected from the thousands of blood-sucking mosquitoes outside. On a hot day, though, the tent will be like an oven unless you put the fly on. The fly provides a double insulation layer which keeps it quite cool. Another good thing about the fly is the curvy bits at the front vestibule. These really reduce the sun (or rain) that can otherwise very easily get in to the tent from a 45 degree angle.
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