The Black Wolf Grasshopper UL 3 has innovative pole configuration that gives it the stability of a dome tent, good headroom and two convenient entrances with vestibules covering both. This is what sets it apart from other 3 season, 3 person tents.
The now lighter nylon ripstop fly, nylon PU floor and heat-taped seams ensure water repellency in bad weather. There is excellent air flow through ventilation from the mesh inner, plus extra vents in the fly. Pitching is easy, as the poles and pole end webbing and clips are colour coded, and there are cord lock peg points for flexibility when setting up. This tent features a teardrop-shaped door with zips all around on either side, which makes access easy.
Storage wise, the dual side vestibules are invaluable for stashing your boots, pack, and even your wet or muddy gear out of your sleeping space. The reflective strips make the tent easy for you to locate at night, while during the day the ecologically friendly green colour blends in with the environment.
Great for the couple or trio on a lightweight adventure, you can rely on the Grasshopper UL 3 to shelter you on your trip.
We put both of these tents up on our back lawn and within a week there was a hole forming in the mesh up where one of the tabs joins to the pole. Snowys have been excellent helping with returns, but i wouldn't recommend these tents to anyone.
Thanks for posting a review Nicola, although I'm sorry to hear that you've had some issues with yours.
We've had the Grasshopper tents for yonks now and absolutely loved them - however, Black Wolf released this brand-spankin' new upgrade a few months ago so we're a bit unsure how they perform.
We appreciate receiving feedback like this, despite being a low score, it not only helps us but other customers and Black Wolf too. Laine :)
Will my mat fit in here? how does it go in heavy rain/decent wind?
Your Exped Megamat will fit inside a Black Wolf Grasshopper UL 3 Hiking Tent. There will only be about 5cm of room either side of the mat, so you might want to look at sleeping diagonally in the tent for some extra peace of mind. As for the wind and rain, with a 2000mm Waterhead rating, the Grasshopper should keep you dry in most Aussie downpours. For wind, I'd recommend that you use all your guy ropes and peg the tent out well with each use, this will significantly reduce the chances of any issues with heavy wind.
Is this new tent an upgrade or is it a "lesser" model than the previous grasshopper tent ?
The Black Wolf Grasshopper UL 3 Hiking Tent has been upgraded with the most notable feature being a reduction in its overall weight making it a more appealing hiking tent option.
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