The Black Wolf Tuff Dome is reliable, strong and can withstand whatever you throw at it - so it definitely lives up to it's name!
This single room dome tent is the perfect size for a small family, or the couple who likes a bit of extra room for gear. Featuring gusseted side windows for ventilation, colour coded poles for easy pitching, and fixed guy rope stash pouches for easy organisation – this tent is sturdy as well as functional.
The heat taped seams and 2000mm waterhead rating will keep you dry from any wet weather disasters, and the compact pack size will help free up space in your vehicle for your other gear. Lightweight, compact and easy and quick to pitch the Tuff Dome Tent is perfect for those on the go!
We've had the Tuff Dome for at least 6 years and it has been in some very nasty weather without leaking or blowing over. We do a lot of camping and it is easy to put up and pull down. It has so many useful features inside and out. I adore the little zippered guy rope pockets and the roomy vestibule. The front panel zipper has finally started to play up and the huge wind at Majors Creek tore our tarp out of the ground and caused damage to the fly and snapped the red pole, so it's time for a new one.
We got fed up with the size, weight and packup of our old 240 series black wolf - and got this to replace it. This tent is a lot better than your typical ‘disposals’ family tent and is fair for the price. It fits comfortably into it’s bag and lends itself to being split over a few people. You can save a few kg by replacing the steel pegs with alloy - then with 4 people you can sleep in style for under 2kg per person which isn’t too shabby! Groundsheet is a bit thin for this type of tent.
After my last dome tent (another brand) tore to shreds in the wind, I was doubtful about purchasing another. However a friend recommended this one. It has withstood very strong winds camping along the Strezlecki Track and on Coopers Creek. Being easy to erect, it's perfect for us.
My old Tuff Dome has a panel at the front (and back) that zips right down to provide full protection from weather and forming an enclosed vestibule. I can't see it on this picture. Mine rolls up and is held with toggles. The grey panel at the front looks like you would need to bend over to get under it - or does it unzip right up?
G'day Dallas. The door on the front vesitbule will zip right down to enclose that area - if you click on the picture to magnify it you can just see where the door is rolled up. I'm fairly certain that the grey panel is fixed, but unfortunately we don't have one on display right now for me to check. Leave it with me - I'll try and get confirmation from Black Wolf on Monday, otherwise we'll clear a space and put one up here in the shop to confirm.
I have one of these tents (the double), so can confirm that the vestibule can be completely enclosed, both front and back, you just can's see the rolled up door very well in the image.
As for the grey panel, I'm not quite sure why this is shown as such, I generally roll mine all the way to the top and I don't recall any toggles at the level shown in the picture to secure the rolled up doorway.
Hope this answers your questions.
Hi there, I am looking at this tent as a potential for a school camp tent fleet. Students can be pretty unforgiving with equipment such as this. I am wondering what the durability of the zips is like (what type and size are they?), and also if spare parts such as poles, or pole sections are easily and readily available? Many thanks in anticipation, Orion
Out of all our 4 person dome tents, the Tuff Dome from Black Wolf is probably the strongest model that we have in terms of the overall construction.
I’ve just checked for you, and we definitely have access to spare parts from our supplier, and the pole sections can also be fixed fairly easily in the event of breakage.
I have had a look into the zips, and information about the size and type are not given by the supplier as far as I can find. From looking at it in store though I’d say that the size is between a finer high end hiking tent zip and a no. 10 heavy duty size you’d get on a swag.
We’ve got staff who have had this tent for many years and find the zips to still be going strong, so I'd say overall the Tuff Dome is a good option for school camp as it is very reliable.
Hi. I have this tent and want to be able to pitch it when I'm camping alone. How can I stabilize a pole into the eyelet in the woven ground strap so it won't come out as I walk to the other side of the tent? Cheers!
Thanks, Ben. If the pole point comes through the eyelet far enough, vice grip pliers to hold it as the "clip" you suggest is a great idea. Otherwise, maybe, instead of rubber bands, a short length of strong nylon cord. Thanks again.
I am a woman 170cm tall and I have put this tent up by myself on several occasions. Just keep pressure on and it stays in. The only trouble I've had is hoisting the fly over the top and I usually commandeer help from neighbouring campers.
Nice one Dallas! I'm glad to hear that you've found a way to make it work!
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