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Isopod Hiking Tent

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Excellent value for a 4 season hiking and backpacking tent, the Black Wolf Isopod has sleeping room for two people on expeditions into cold environments.

Featuring a full rip-stop nylon inner for increased warmth, the Isopod has two double mesh/rip-stop nylon zippered doors each with roomy vestibules. Double brow poles create a roomy interior with upright walls that offer plenty of head room.

Two adjustable external vents and four zippered internal vents facilitate air flow, while internal side and roof stash pockets, as well as numerous hanging loops, create a versatile living space for lightweight adventurers.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 Season
  • 3000mm waterhead fly
  • 5000mm Waterhead floor
  • Full ripstop nylon inner
  • 2 entrances and vestibules
  • 2 external and 4 internal vents
  • Internal Side and roof pockets
  • Internal hanging loops
  • Lifetime warranty
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Sleeping Capacity:
2 Person
External Dimensions:
220L x 280W cm
Sleeping Area:
210L x 140W cm
Packed Dimensions:
52L x 18W x 18H cm
Max. Head Height:
135 cm
Inner Material:
Floor Material:
Frame Material:
8.5mm T6 Alloy
5000mm Floor | 3000mm Fly
3.2 Kg
Limited Lifetime
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Jan 28 2018

Overall great tent.

Great tent, definitely recommend.
-kept us dry in heavy rain
-easy to pitch
-plenty of room for 2 people, able to fit two 70L packs, and boots inside tent.
-lots of useful pockets
-warm inside tent
-excellent ventilation

-can be difficult to stuff back into carry case
-heavy (3.2kg), gets heavier (approx 4kg) when packed wet (after rain).

Used in the following locations:

The Basin (2017 Winter)
Fine Weather
Duration 2 nights
Lowest temperature 8 degrees

Blue mountains (2017 Spring):
Fine Weather
Duration 1 night
Lowest temperature 6 degrees

Heathcote (2017 Spring)
Heavy rain
Duration 2 nights

Overland Track
Mostly fine
Duration 6 nights

- 2065
May 20 2017

Massive down poor

Used this tent for the first time on the weekend in Mount Kosciuszko, set it up in the pouring rain. I would advise if you set it up in the rain get the fly over it a quick as you can, we had a little bit of water come through as it was pouring on it before the fly went on. Once the fly was on stayed completely dry and handled very well with heavy rain, yet to see what it's like in the winds but I think it'll handle very well. Would definitely recommend we put a double size self inflating mattress in it and slept two adults with a couple of bags of cloths in there too

- Sydney
Mar 30 2017

Great Tent

Used it once on a windy night with no problems. However the transverse tent poles were a problem to remove when taking the tent down & bent one of them. Tried to contact Black Wolf via contact us on their web site - no response in 3 weeks.

- Bayswater, VIC
Response from Snowys Mar 31 2017

G'day Jeff,

We'd like to help with getting your new tent poles - please give us a call on 1300 914 007. Laine :)

Feb 01 2017

Excellent all-round lightweight tent

Have used this tent in heavy multi-day downpours and not a single drop got through. Very easy to put up and take down, packs down super small when you pack the pegs and poles separately. High quality materials, and really well thought out ventilation system. Only possible niggle is that with a taut pitch the outer zipper on the fly can be pretty tight around the bend. The plentiful pockets around the inside of the tent are really handy and you can throw your phone with the light on into the mesh pockets on the roof and you've got a tent light in seconds. Really happy with this tent and it's quite sturdy, I can't see any signs of wearing or tearing anywhere yet after about 6 months of use. Good quality tent.

- Brisbane, QLD
Jan 02 2017

Great tent

Brought this tent for 13 yo scout. Very sturdy, easy to pickup and put down. Cross bars were tight to take down but side access design great. Will be great to take on long hikes coming up.

- North Haven
Jul 25 2016

Used twice, no faults

This tent is 95% perfect.
Removing the top transversal red poles from the eyelets in the tent can be a bit tricky; a longer tab strap would make it easier. A second loop to keep the door of the outer tent rolled and tidy would be nice too. The design of interior pockets, ventilation windows and double doors (with normal and mozzie mesh) is perfect. I measure 184 cm and can sleep comfortably. Two people and basic gear fit fine. Haven't tested bad weather conditions,

Jun 16 2016

Worth recommending

Used my new isopod over the long weekend, simple setup even for me, slept two of us but with not a lot of room left over. We had strong winds on both nights and light showers, tent handled conditions well. Biggest challenge, is getting the darn thing back in the carry bag, I ended up taking it home with the outer cover separate.

Mar 29 2016

Great tent

Took this down into the Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney on the Easter long weekend. A great tent. Had some heavy rain during the night and stayed dry and warm inside. Easy to erect, strong and sturdy. If you don't mind a slightly heavier tent when hiking, this is well worth the extra weight for the comfort and room it provides. The price was amazing too, considering it's very expensive elsewhere.

- Sydney
Mar 19 2016

Great tent for two up biking

Just starting out camping on our bike. This tent is compact, reasonably light weight, simple to erect/dismantle, quite spacious and appears very sturdy.
The pricing from Snowys was spot on. Thanks guys.

- Kellyville
Jun 08 2015

Great tent

Used this tent on my last motorbike trip (June). it was super easy to erect , (less then 15 minutes ). It was windy night but the tent didn't moved at all. And a good surprise in the morning - no condensation at all ! It was roomy enough for me and all my bike gear, and can accommodate two people as well, but then some of the gear will need to be store at the vestibules. (you have two of them.) all in all, I'm very please with this tent and will highly recommend it.


Looking for a tent for Patagonia, French Alps and possibly Ireland1 answer

Hi there, I'm not sure whether to go for the Grasshopper or the isopod 2. I saw you mentioned that overall you would say the Grasshopper for multiple conditions but just afraid it won't withstand heavy downpours like the isopod or chilly conditions (most likely won't camp in conditions past -5) . Any help would be appreciated!

- Coogee(5 months ago)

G'day Paul,

For the conditions you might experiance in those regions I'd go for the Isopod. The full nylon inner will be much warmer than the mesh of the Grasshopper if you need it to be, with the option to ventilate by zipping the doors open. You also get more head room in the Isopod which will be nice if you do happen to get stuck in there during some foul weather. Sounds like a great trip, happy camping!

- Snowys(5 months ago)

Overland track1 answer

Hi, would you recommend this tent for hiking the overland track in Tasmania?

- 2065(8 months ago)

G'day Peter,

The Black Wolf Isopod tent is a popular choice for many who are undertaking the Overland Track. It definitely errs on the side of a 3-season tent, but with usual conditions on the Overland Track (except for those super cold and snowy days), the Isopod tent should be work beautifully.

- Snowys(8 months ago)

Will the Isopod fit comfortably in my McKinley 75L pack1 answer

Hi. I'm after a tent for a three day hike in the Blue Mountains in the middle of winter. Just wondering if the Isopod will fit in my 75L Black Wolf McKinley along with all the other gear i need to take. Cheers

- Tumbi Umbi(9 months ago)

G'day Pete,

The packed dimensions of the Black Wolf Isopod Hiking Tent are 52L x 18W x 18H cm. While it is a touch larger and heavier than other 2 person Hiking Tents, with good packing you should have no issues getting it and your other gear into a Black Wolf McKinley 75L pack.

- Snowys(9 months ago)

Best all rounder for big guys?1 answer

Hi. I'm looking for a tent that's 4 x seasons, but am also realistic that I'll most likely be heading out Spring - Autumn. Have had a good look through your top 10 from 2016 and this seems to be the pick of the bunch for what I need, with a key consideration being that I'm 6'8". So I need a tent with space. With regards where we'll be heading, o/nighting on Buller (sans snow) most likely the highest we'll be looking at, but would this tent be too hot if hiking in summer? Cheers

- Brighton(11 months ago)

G’day Roger,

The Isopod is actually the only four season tent that we have available. As for space, it looks like this tent will accommodate your height. You will get some ventilation from the mesh door, and there are two adjustable external vents and four zippered internal vents for air flow - so you can open those up when you hike in the spring.

Just keep in mind that while you can use this tent in summer - it's probably optimised for colder weather conditions, and so you may be a little warm in Summer. 

- Snowys(11 months ago)

Best foot print/ground sheet 1 answer

Hi, I purchased this tent just last week and wanted to know what foot print/ ground sheet you would recommend alkng with this tent. Thanks

- South Melbourne (1 year ago)

G'day Shaun, there is no specific footprint for the Isopod, so it's really just a case of finding a tarp, some fabric or mesh that will fit in line with how you would use the tent. We have a tarp that will be slightly bigger than the footprint of the Isopod, you can view it here. You could also repurpose something like the Oztrail Hiker Fly and remove all the guy ropes, it would then double as an emergency lunch shelter. Hope this info helps.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi there. Just wondering if this tent would become too warm in hot weather? Can't decide between isopod and grasshopper. I plan to camp in all weather conditions so looking for something either one more durable than the other? Would it likely get too cold camping in Vic winter in the grasshopper? Many thanks in advance!1 answer


- Melb(1 year ago)

G’day Meaghan,

Both the Isopod and the Grasshopper models are well made tents that we receive great feedback on, so I couldn’t put one above the other in terms of quality or durability.

Keep in mind that your tent’s main job is to shield you from the wind and rain - your crucial warmth will come mainly from your sleeping bag and thermals.

In summer, the Isopod will have less ventilation than the Grasshopper so you are going to get more condensation build up in your tent - but if you use minimal sleeping gear you could make it work. And with the Grasshopper, if you use it with a lower rated sleeping bag, a great mat, and wear thermals - you should be plenty warm.

Having said that, I’d say (and I got a few opinions from the other staff too!) your best bet would be to go with the Grasshopper as it’s lighter, well ventilated, and you can simply adjust your sleeping gear according to the season. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi guys, I'm looking for an all seasons tent that would be good for kayaking, hiking and MTB weekends away. Would you suggest Isopod would do the job or would you recommend something else?1 answer

- WILLIAMSTOWN, SA(1 year ago)
It will certainly do the job Gary, there are plenty of other options that will also suit. The Isopod is a sturdy tent that is best suited for cool to cold climates, it has a full nylon inner which will retain warmth. If most of your trips are in warm climates then you may prefer the Grasshopper 2 which has a full mesh inner, facilitating better ventilation in warm climates but lacks warmth retention in the cold. Both of these tents are suitable, it is just handy to know the limitations of each and adjust your sleeping arrangements accordingly.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Is this tent suitable for camping in snowy condistions?2 answers

- MELBOURNE, VIC(1 year ago)
Hi Simon, The Isopod is a 4 season hiking tent, which means it can be used at all times of the year. This also includes snow conditions, though I'd invest in a really good sleeping mat and sleeping bag to help keep you warm at night! Have fun camping in the snow!
- Snowys(1 year ago)
Hi SImon, just wanted to jump in with my 5 cents worth here. There is a difference between four season and snow tents, whilst a four season tent like this is suitable for cold snow conditions, it will have limitations in heavy snow being that the frame will not withstand heavy snow loading. This is not likely to be an issue in many light snow conditions we have here in Australia, but if you plan on camping at altitude in conditions where the snowfall is heavy, then an alpine tent may be a better solution, these have a strong pole structure and shed snow better then the Isopod. We don't currently have these in our range, but give me a call on 1300 914 007 if you wold like to talk it over.
- Snowys(1 year ago)
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