The Black Wolf Tuff Dome Twin is exactly like its moniker – durable, sturdy and ready for adventure.
Featuring a polyester PU fly that’ll keep the rain out of your shelter, and strong aluminium poles – this tent is simple, and won’t take you forever and a day to pitch. Best of all, it won’t take up too much room so it’s perfect for throwing in the back of your vehicle for family camping trips.
When the going gets tough, the Black Wolf Tuff Dome Twin tent lives up to its name, helping you to cope with anything the wilderness can throw at it.
We have had this tent for more than 5 years. It's been great. Plenty of room for our family of 4 (but not so big it's hard to find flat space for it in bush campsites), easy to set up. The walls of the inner are very lightweight so you do have to be a tiny bit careful but the floor and fly fabric are very sturdy. Compact for storage (there's a reason for those lightweight walls!). Aluminium poles are another good feature.
Have you had any issues with being advised the aluminium poles have been broken/snapped? I have read a few views online that stated the poles break easily as they don't have the same flex as fiberglass poles.
You're right in that alloy poles don't have the same flex as fibreglass poles, however, alloy poles are very durable, lightweight and don't deteriorate as quickly as fibreglass. While they are two different types of poles, they very much achieve a similar purpose (depending on their quality).
In most cases, the issues we see with Alloy Poles snapping or breaking is because they have been required to perform beyond expectation. This can include being forced into positions they're not supposed to go, giving tents structure without the use of guy ropes for stability or being expected to hold up in strong weather.
More photos of the tent on the web page would help
The internal windows of the Black Wolf Tuff Dome Twin tent are mesh only. Fabric to cover the windows comes when the fly is attached.
Thanks for your feedback on images, we'll have a chat with Black Wolf to see what else we can source.
No matter how careful you are poles sometimes break Are replacement poles readilly available and at what cost?
Absolutely they are. The best thing to do would be to send us an email with photos and a description of the poles that have broken to email@example.com. From there, we can determine what pole is required and start the process of ordering a replacement from Black Wolf for you.
G'day Snowys team, Trying to decide between these two (feel free to suggest another). Will be car camping with my wife and 2 kids (5 and 1). Since I am car camping I need something to fit in the boot of a Mazda 3 (no longer than 90cm) and enough room inside the tent that if the weather turns foul we can set up table and chairs to eat indoors. Also most campsites I go to are 6mx6m and so can't be overly big as I need room for a 3mx3m gazebo plus the car. What would be your thoughts and/or recommendations
From what you’ve said it looks like you’re not going to be able to fit your car (Mazda 3 is 4.47L x 1.798w metres), plus a 3x 3m gazebo and a 4-5 person dome tent that’s approx. 4-5m x 3-5m long in a 6m x 6m space.
All of those tents are good choices, and are under 90cm long but if I had to recommend one – it looks like the Mojave 6 would be a good option, as the large vestibule will provide you with room for an undercover dining/living space.
You will also need to consider much other gear you are bringing along – food, sleeping bags, mats, furniture for four people to fit in your car as well when choosing the size and weight of your tent (unless you also have a trailer).
I'd love to give you a definite answer, but it sounds like space/weight may be an issue. If you have any further questions about tents – feel free to give us a call, and we’d be happy to give you a hand picking out the right tent.
Are there organiser pockets inside and an attachment point for a light?
I've spoken to Black Wolf (as we don't have one on display) and they've confirmed that the Tuff Dome Twin has organiser pockets and an attachment point for a light.
Can't really tell from the photos but doesn't seem to be a cord entry point into the tent. Can you confirm this?
I've just confirmed this with the supplier, and yes the Tuff Dome Twin has a power cord entry point.
Considering this tent or a Coleman Dark room North Star. I know they are different tents but what is sturdier in high winds, will cope with wet weather better, which one is easier to erect and pack up, the better tent for overnight or two or three nights camping with two adults and two six year old children?
The Tuff Dome Twin will set you back 20-30mins as opposed to the Dark Room Northstar which is going to be more like 10 minutes due to its instant up design.
The Tuff Dome is a little more aerodynamic in structure, so it will be a little more flexible in the wind.
As for rain, the Dark Room has a higher waterhead rating at 3000mm vs the Tuff Dome at 2000mm but both models are known to perform well in the elements.
The Dark Room is definitely going to be easier to set up and pack down so it may be the better choice if you're planning on going for shorter trips with young kids.
I am tossing up between this tent and the Coleman chalet cv9 As both seem about the right size for my purpose. I guess my question is which do you consider to be a better quality tent, given the prices are relatively similar.
The Coleman Chalet 9 and the Black Wolf Tuff Dome Twin tents are both solid models that are great options for family camping if you’re looking at a dome style tent.
But if you're angling for long-term durability, I would say that the Tuff Dome Twin would have the edge over the Chalet 9.
The Tuff Dome has thicker aluminium poles which are going to be sturdier and heavier duty than the fibreglass ones used in the Chalet 9. The stitching on the Tuff Dome is also a little bit stronger than the Chalet 9, and it has a polyester PU fly - so it’s going to perform slightly better in the elements over time compared to the Chalet 9.
Hi there, in the external entry, does the grey bit that is central, zip all the way down to enclose that alcoved area???
It does Johnny, there are zips running down each side to enclose the awning. The awning does not have a floor however, so it will keep you and/or your gear dry, but drafts will still get underneath. The inner tent has both mesh and solid doorways to trap some warmth and keep the breeze out.
do I need to buy extra tent pegs? and if so which are the best for the Black Wolf Tuff Dome Twin Tent
The pegs that come with the Tuff Dome Twin are quite good quality, and there is enough included to pitch the tent in full.
But it never hurts to be careful, so if you did want to carry a few extras around with you (in case you lose or bend one) - the Poles Apart Galvanised Steel Tent Pegs in the 225 x 6.3 would be a good size, as they will suit for most weather conditions.
Are their privacy screens or some type of room dividers between the main room and alcoves?
What's the internal head height? BW website says 2.0m but that looks to the top of the fly
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