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Mantis UL II Hiking Tent

$399.99
$259.90
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The Black Wolf Mantis range have become known as a staple for hikers who want a compact, reliable, and low profile tent for rugged outdoor excursions. Now even lighter than the original, this nifty model shaves 25-30% of weight off the original – so it’s even more hike-friendly than before.

When you’re in intense conditions, the last thing you want is a big protruding shelter that rattles around in the wind. The Mantis is lower to the ground which will help keep your shelter secure when conditions aren’t ideal. The nylon fly has a waterhead rating of 2000mm, and taped seams to keep you dry should the weather turn sour. For warmer evenings you'll still get some cool coming through the tent thanks to the No-see-um mesh head and foot vents. 

The Mantis allows enough room under the vestibules for you to store your boots or other dirty gear out of the way, and has internal storage pockets to keep your valuables with arm's reach. For a low profile and reliable tent that’ll shelter you after a rugged day on the track, you can’t go past the Mantis 2 UL tent from Black Wolf. 

  • 2 doors and 2 vestibules
  • 25-30% lighter than the original model
  • New lightweight cordlock leg points
  • No-see-um mesh on doors and windows
  • Waterproof taped seams on floor
Snowys Code:
136782
Supplier Code:
31133904561006
Season:
3
Sleeping Capacity:
2 Person
External Dimensions:
240L x 260W x 100H cm
Sleeping Area:
210L x 140W cm
Packed Dimensions:
45L x 15W x 15H cm
Max. Head Height:
90 cm
Material:
40D Ripstop Sil-Nylon
Inner Material:
Polyester
Floor Material:
70D Nylon PU
Frame Material:
8.5mm T6 Alloy
Waterproof:
5000mm Floor | 2000mm Fly
Weight:
1.8 Kg
Warranty:
Limited Lifetime
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Jun 24 2017

Specs are inaccurate

It's a great little tent and is just what I was after ... nearly. The specs declare it to be 1.8 kgs, however when my tent was weighed upon arrival it came in at 1.99 kgs (without the bag).
I was after a lightweight tent and this fits the bill despite the extra 200 grams so I'm not bothered, but some folks might be.

- Geelong
Apr 27 2017

Great hiking tent

Good product. Pitched and packed easily

- Elwood
Apr 21 2017

Excellent

Easy to pitch, quick to pack up, plenty of room for 2 small adults and still small pack and lightweight.
felt sturdy in wind.

- Sydney
Apr 06 2017

Excellent

Excellent light weight tent, used it on the 6 foot track recently where it rained every night. I stayed dry and warm. Great for one man, is very tight with 2, although 2 10yo's fit easily. Setting up the feet area is a bit tricky to ensure the water runs off. The tent pegs are amazingly light, which were fine in the wet. Its weight and packed size is brilliant, but like all tents not much fun to pack up in the rain. Snowy's service is great as well, arrived in a couple of days. Looking forward to going out with it again.

- Orange
Mar 06 2017

Black wolf mantis2

Just hiked 35 kms up and down 600 meters.over 2 nights camping. This tent is excellent, compact and lightweight, waterproof and stable in strong sea breeze, pitched in under 5 minutes, and airy inside. Brilliant for one person and a large pack. It would be a tight squeeze for two blokes. Needs stronger tent pegs, but still great value for money.

- Tassie
Feb 25 2017

Quality

A good quality tent. Have only taken it out once but its really lightweight, stores in a compact dry bag, comes with strong poles and good zips. I bought some stronger pegs before taking it out, but I didn't need to - the included pegs are okay.
The only down side is that due to its size/shape, there isn't a footprint that suits this tent. I just ended up using a 8x8' Ultramesh Tarp - but you could make your own footprint.

- Carrum Downs
Jan 11 2017

Great design

Compact and easy to set up, strong, good ventilation, Plenty of room for 2 people.
Comes with 14 pegs. Needs and extra few for guy ropes. Good service and fast well packaged delivery as allways. Thanks Snowys!

- Melbourne
Jan 09 2017

Very nice tent !

We used it once and it was very easy to mount. Enough space for us and the backpack. We loved the experience in the snowys up high.

- Matraville
Nov 28 2016

Only used once but seems great so far

Used this on a recent trip to Moreton island where it HAMMERED down rain with winds up to 100km/h for around an hour and the tent held strong with no leaks. Mind you, I did purchase sand pegs for the trip as I feared the weather would be bad. The standard pegs that come with it are a good length and very light. The zips seems very sturdy. It has LOTS of stays and tie down points to make it crazy stable. takes about 3 mins to put up once you get the process. the vestibules are really big, a lot bigger than expeed which I'm stoked about. Room to sit up while in the tent and you can easily open and close the vents with rigid velcro poles. The poles are magentised so when you start putting them together they snap into place really easily and quickly without needing to push it together. Goes up very rigid. Only downside is, there is a few less pegs than there are options to tie the tent down so you may need to buy few extras but not really a big deal.All in all I was a bit wary of this purchase as I didn't find any reviews online however I'm pretty stoked about it. Very good looking tent. Love black wolf as we also have black wolf sleeping bags which are crazy comfortable. Hope this helps

- Brisbane

Pitching tent on platform 1 answer

Has anyone pitched the black wolf mantis 2 on a platform? I'm doing a hike where I'll need to pitch a tent on a platform (which I haven't done before). Not being freestanding, I'm just not sure how to do this... any thoughts pls?

- Victoria (3 weeks ago)

G'day Aneeta,

Whilst I haven't spoken to anyone here who has done it with this particular tent, generally when platforms are provided, they are designed with different tent styles in mind so often have attachment points, chains or loops to thread your tent ropes through.

It is a good idea to take a few metres of lightweight cord (3mm is good) if you need to extend any pitching points or find an alternative way to attach to guy points plus its a handy accessory for many other uses too.

- Snowys(3 weeks ago)

Specifications1 answer

According to specs on your site the 2 man tent is shorter in length in sleeping area than 1 man version. Is that correct? I'm 186cm and with the sloped back tent ends i'm thinking my head and feet are going to hit fabric.

- Armidale NSW(5 months ago)

Howdy Tony. Yes that is correct. The one man tent is 230cm x 110cm and the two man is 210cm x 140cm. At the foot end is a raised section that will allow your feet to pretty much go to the end of the tent so as a gentleman of 186cm you should be ok on either of these two tents, even with a self inflating mattress beneath you.

- Snowys(5 months ago)

Pegs1 answer

How many pegs are included? One of the reviews mentioned that an extra few were required.

- Carrum Downs(5 months ago)

G'day Joshua. There are 14 pegs included with this tent which should be ample for safely erecting your tent. In saying that, we do advise that it is always a great idea to carry a few extra pegs, just for those occasions when you may lose one when out on your camping adventure. 

- Snowys(5 months ago)

Footprint2 answers

Is there a footprint made specifically for this tent? Would a regular tarp work?

- Carrum Downs(5 months ago)

G'day Joshua, 

Black Wolf haven't come out with a compatible Mantis II footprint at this time, but you could definitely use a tarp if you've got the room for it in your pack. We currently don't have any lightweight generic footprints available, but something like the

We currently don't have any lightweight generic footprints available, but something like the Oztrail Hiker Fly can be used to protect the underside of your tent. It's not a perfect fit, but that's something you may want to check out as a lightweight option. 

- Snowys(5 months ago)

I asked BlackWolf about a footprint as we took this tent on the Overland Track. They replied that the tent doesn't specifically need one, and we found the base to be durable.

- Kalgoorlie(1 month ago)

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