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Black Wolf

Tempo 40L Backpack

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From your daily commute to overnight trips, the Black Wolf Tempo 40 is equipped with the comfort, features and volume for all but the longest of treks.

Boasting an Air Light Harness and updated contoured shoulder straps combined with a sturdy contoured hip belt for exceptional carrying comfort. The front-loading single main compartment features an internal organiser and a hydration pouch, while water-resistant external pockets and mesh waist belt pouches keep essentials securely at hand.

You can keep your passports and credit cards in the RFID pocket for protection against electronic pickpocketing. Also featuring trekking pole holders, expanding water bottle pockets and a built-in rain cover, the Black Wolf Tempo 40 is a technical pack for every adventure.

  • Contoured shoulder straps and hip belt
  • Expanding side water bottle pockets
  • Internal organiser
  • Trekking Pole holders
  • RFID protected pocket
  • Headphone port and music pouch
  • Built-in rain cover
  • Compression straps
  • Key clip
Snowys Code:
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In Use Dimensions:
33W x 54H x 24D cm
Packed Dimensions:
33L x 54W x 13H cm
40 L
100D ULTRA Ripstop PU | 420D Mini Ripstop PU
Air Lite Suspension
Hydration Compatibility:
Sternum Strap:
Adjustable | Whistle
Rain Cover:
1.1 Kg
Limited Lifetime

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Oct 18 2018

Light and comfortable

Took this pack on a 2 day (45k) hike. Was light and comfortable with good back ventilation and padding in the right places. Very happy

- Sydney
May 23 2018

Very happy

Just been around Kakadu with it, including a 3 litre hydration pack.
Comfortable and light.

- Glenwood, NSW
Apr 07 2018

Great back pack

Great quality backpack. Super light weight with plenty of storage and functionality. Highly competitive price at time of purchase and very fast shipping to Sydney. Great buying experience; will come back for more products later.

- Sydney
Dec 07 2017

Great back pack

The back pack is great, just what I was looking for. I am more impressed with delivery time. I ordered back pack around 3pm on Tuesday and it was delivered by Thursday evening. Great job Snowys.

- Wilmington, SA
Feb 22 2017

Not as good as my old Monashee 40

I use this backpack everday for commuting on my push bike. Comfortable but the stitching has come undone after approximately six months of use.

- Melbourne
Jul 04 2016

Happy I got another for Ms

Perfect no fault .. for aircraft cabin size or hiking .. and my back felt cool and comfortable.

Feb 26 2016

happy with bag and service

Haven’t actually used it yet but sure looks the part .. perfect size for lite-style traveling and flying with cabin bag only.

Jan 28 2016

Great overnighter

I purchased this to do an overnight walk- fits sleeping bag, change of clothes and some food perfectly - light weight and good support. Snowy's price best by far

Oct 05 2015

Fit for purpose

Well built and well thought out day pack. A lot of thought has gone into the design of this product, notably the wire frame that allows ventilation of your back, built in rain cover, numerous pockets and secure shoulder and waist straps. The Wolf Tempo is also really light considering its features and capacity. Not exactly cheap but I'm very happy with my purchase.

- Aveley, WA
Jun 16 2015

Great bag

Decent size bag holds plenty of stuff. The air light harness worked well preventing a sweaty back. Black wolf customer service was great too when querying bag functionality. Well made and delivered quickly.


Is this the 2017-18 updated model?1 answer

Is this the pre 2017-10 or the updated model?

- Malvern(1 month ago)

G'day William,

The stock we have of the Black Wold Tempo 40L is the most recent 2017-2018 updated model. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

compression strap1 answer

hi, i have just received this bag but it doesn't seem to have compression straps as mentioned. the water bottle holder has a strap, is this it?

- 3000(11 months ago)

G'day Danny,

That's correct, as you can see from the images, the compression strap on the Black Wolf Tiempo is located at the top of the side pouch.

- Snowys(10 months ago)

What size hydration bladder will fit?1 answer

I can't find any details on what size hydration bladder will fit in this backpack. 3L or 2L? Thanks

- Wolli Creek(11 months ago)

G'day Michelle,

I've just double checked with our backpack guru, Lisa & she told me that Black Wolf Tempo 40L Backpack will fit either a 2L or a 3L bladder. So feel free to grab whichever you'd prefer (or both of course) and it'll work a treat for you!

- Snowys(11 months ago)

dimensions1 answer

hi, the dimensions on the black wolf site say 52 x 30 x 22cm, however, on this site they are 33W x 54H x 24D cm. can you please advise

- mitcham(1 year ago)

G'day Nick,

Thanks for pointing this out. The in-use dimensions of any backpack can always be a little open to interpretation depending on how much you want to squeeze into the bag. We try to double check all our specifications because we've often found the manufacturer to be incorrect for a range of reasons. I've just physically re-checked The Black Wolf Tempo 40L and with the pack filled without placing any pressure on seams or zips, the dimensions are as listed on our website - 33W x 54H x 24D cm.

I do recognise that we have our packed dimensions mixed up in terms of H, W and D and we'll look to fix this and get consistency between these two specifications today.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Is there one big zip to main compartment plus 2 pocket zips shown in picture?1 answer

Hello, I cannot tell from picture but is there a main compartment with a bigger zip plus the two zippers that you can see clearly in the picture?

- Pomonal(1 year ago)

Yes that's right Sue, There's one main compartment with a sleeve for your bladder and then a small top pocket on the outside of the pack as well as a front side pocket.  Perhaps viewing the picture in different colours will give you a clearer view.

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Lost Strap2 answers

I've had this backpack for about a year and it's great but unfortunately, one of the pole straps has been lost. Are there spare parts available?

- Craigmore, SA(1 year ago)

G'day Mal, 

The pole strap isn't readily available, but I've given the spare parts and warranties guy over at Black Wolf a call - and he isn't going to be in again until next Tuesday. 

He might be able to find one off an old pack and send it to us, so I will give him a call again on Tuesday and see if we can get our hands on one for you Mal. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi Mal, 

I've got hold of the right person at Black Wolf, and the good news is that we are able to get a spare pole strap in. 

All we need from you is a few more contact details and a picture of the part of the bag missing the strap. If you could send us an email at then we can get right on it. 

- Snowys(1 year ago)

Hi Is this pack made with the new material 100D ULTRA Ripstop, 420D Mini Ripstop1 answer

- GOONDIWINDI, QLD(3 years ago)
Hi Wade - Spot on! :) Thanks for flagging this with me - I've added the info to the specifications. Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(3 years ago)

Hi,Is it carry on size?1 answer

- PERTH, WA(3 years ago)
Hi Rodney, there is nothing that states this bag is carry on approved, but from some quick research it seems to be within most carry on luggage allowances when full. Check with your airline first though, the information is easily found online.
- Snowys(3 years ago)

Does the Temp 40L you have in stock have the Air suspension back?1 answer

Hi - the BW site shows the air suspension back for the Tempo 40L: However, your site shows a padded back. Please confirm which back your stock has. Thanks, Jeremy

- MACQUARIE PARK, NSW(3 years ago)
Hi Jeremy, the Tempo has always had the Air Light harness. It is hard to see in the image, but the harness pictured on our site is the same image Black Wolf have, which features the mesh panel to separate your back from the pack. The products we have in stock reflect the same features.
- Snowys(3 years ago)
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
Heads up! Our store in Brendale (QLD) doesn’t have footwear available for fittings. If you order online, your footwear will be sent from SA... quick-smart!
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