With a fast pitch six way hub design, the Black Wolf Turbo Lite 450 Cabin Tent is a two room shelter with a massive 3 pole awning, extra headspace and a number of optional extras to extend the versatility of your campsite.
Side by side rooms can be opened up to create one large space and feature independent exterior doors. At 4.5m wide the front awning provides oodles of shelter that can be enclosed with optional extras including the Turbo Lite 450 Awning Screenroom, the Turbo Lite 450 Front Panel and the Black Wolf range of side panels.
Constructed with lightweight yet durable 150D Polyester Fabric and a 500D Polyester floor, and featuring gusseted windows on the rear and sides combined with double front doors for excellent ventilation, the Turbo Lite Cabin 450 is the ultimate base camp tent for extended stays in dream locations.
Just had our first 10 day holiday in it.
Had a decent amount of rain with no leaks.
Easy to put up and pack up. We had the 2 side walls and the flyscreen room for under the awning. Makes it great for extra dry space and doesn't take up much more room in the car. I will probably get the extra awning for it also. Great extras that come with it.
First of all service was great, ordered it and two days later delivered to Brisbane. Had a practice run in the backyard of just the tent and after first attempt read the instructions, then realised how easy it was, didn't put the fly on at that stage. Went camping for a week at Stradbroke Island on the beach. The requirement for the wife was instant and easy, this tent delivered, it was up in less than 5 minutes with the fly over and then a few more minutes to peg the window flaps and side corners down. Didn't even peg the centre pole and it gets very windy on the beach, tent didn't move at all and there was not one single issue. Packing up i found put the tent in the bag by itself first and zipping up to get the air out and then unzip and put the fly in. Whilst in the bag it is not light but was able to put it on the roof racks by myself. Great tent and good service
Unfortunately 2nd day into the very first use of the 450 tent, the middle back pole bent and snapped under strong wind. I was so keen to use it after months of research. Maybe a bit more research would have been good. Snowys on the other hand have been exceptional! I wish we had a better experience with the product so I could rate it better. I will send some photos through for a full refund as I cannot put my family in that position again with the same product. I hope the after sales service is as good as the initial sale.
Fast delivery great staff always helpful Great tent took it away on the weekend before our extended Christmas holiday for 2 weeks. Had a slight problem with a stuck roof pole but a quick call to snowys got me back on track I'm 5'1 and had no probs setting this tent up by myself pack down was done alone in 10 mins. Must state that I have now purchased the extenda awning and an extra delux side to prepare for incumbent weather
for a night, and then it got windy and a plastic part of the mechanism that holds it all together in the middle broke, and the whole thing collapsed in and we had to leave our camping holiday early :(
Snowy's has been great and agreed to fix it at no cost, so now we can move on and hopefully it was just a freak accident and we'll have plenty more time in it. It certainly felt like a really well made tent and huge inside.
Service, price and delivery were spot on. Snowys had the goods when the camping stores couldn't get the stock I wanted. Thank you.
The Snowy's staff were fantastic in their customer service. Postage was quick. Highly recommended.
The tent is very spacious and matches the description. The materials seem to be of a high quality. One small criticism is the lack of features inside the tent, such as pockets and hooks, which other brands seem to have more of.
Quick, responsive service. Really happy..
Good tent. Everything worked. Stayed dry during heavy rain. Large plastic bottom meant no damp came through. Whilst awning is large for shade, the actual dry area is reduced in the rain, we will probably need to get additional awning attachment and side panels.
Very roomy interior with enough headspace to hang a chandelier! The width and overall size of the awning space is this tent's selling point. Big enough for a cook/work area and a family of 4/5 to tuck under in inclement weather. Back to the main cabin and yes it is rather enormous for your average family. Lots of width but too much unnecessary depth for a tent with dual front access. Watch it if you're on the short side. To get that centre roof up and down you need to be at least 6 foot tall!
Hi,just wondering if Black Wolf have sorted something with the side panels not going all the way to the ground for the cabin 450?
I've just had a chat with Black Wolf, and they've confirm that the 2017 model side panels will now touch the ground on the Turbo 450 Cabin Tent.
They've actually added a PVC storm flap on the bottom of the side panel which is what gives it the extra length, and makes it fit better across the different models.
Looking at this vs the twin 300, the twin seems bigger but the capacity is listed as 7 vs 10 for this tent. Why is that? Which tent is likely to feel more spacious? We are a family of 5.
It's really personal preference here, the main difference between the two is that the Turbo Twin 300 provides tree rooms with a single entrance point, whereas the 450 Cabin has two rooms that have independent doors to the exterior as well as an interior doorway between the two.
I'd suggest the Turbo Twin 300 for a family of 5, this will give you two bedrooms with room for four in each and a central living area. The Cabin 450 would give you two rooms with sleeping space for up to 5 people in each, and a large awning, but you would need to add extra accessories to enclose this and create a weatherproof living area.
However, if you are all happy to squash into one room, the Cabin 450 would offer one bedroom and an internal living space, both with more standing room than the bedrooms of the Twin 300, as wel as a large awning to set up you camp kitchen.
So either tent would be suitable for your purpose, but it all comes dowm to personal preference.
Hope this helps.
I bought this tent this month and I set it up today to learn how to set it up and give the seams a water. I took a pic and when I got home I noticed that the fly seems to have the 2017 upgrades on it. (Wider down the sides and can peg it) could you have sent the 2017 one out instead? Other little things I noticed - 1 corner pole as really hard to extend into lock position. (All 3 others were a breeze) And the centre part that attaches to the turbo frame had come off and I haven't yet been able to reattach it. Cheers
I'm so sorry to hear you've been having trouble with setting up your turbo - that's no good at all!
You may very well have been accidentally sent the updated model, one way to check is to look at the box of your tent, as the 2017 models have '006' in the serial number.
If you could take a snap of the box, the fly, and any areas you are having trouble with and email them to our Warranties Manager at email@example.com with your name and order details, then hopefully we can get you sorted out.
Thanks for getting back to me. The box is long gone now haha. Can the tent be rehooked to the centre hub? Or has something snapped?
You're welcome Ben, that's what we're here for! It's difficult to say whether it has snapped off without seeing it, so I'm afraid I can't give you a black and white answer.
Our Warranties Manager is an expert at all this, and I've already given him a head's up about your inquiry - so if you send him an email with photos of the hub where the tent has come off, he should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem.
Awesome thanks. Will try and get onto is ASAP.
This same issue happened to me (on the 2017 model). The clip that attaches tent to the centre hub came off. The issue is that once you put it up this way, it is almost impossible to collapse without breaking something. As it turns out, I broke one of the corner poles and the tent had to be replaced under warranty
With a family of 2 adults and two kids, camping mostly northern nsw coastal and consideration of the usefulness of Black Wolf turbo screen room addition, which of the two would you say is best value for money Black Wolf turbo (1000+600 in aces) vs coleman 10p gold series easy up tent (500+100 aces)? Is the black would turbo worth the extra money?
The Coleman Instant Up and the Black Wolf Turbo Lite ranges are both high quality tent ranges that we have recieved positive feedback from. While both the Instant Up 10P and Turbo Lite 450 are good value they are suited to different types of camping.
The turbo is 3-4 season, is made of thicker more durable fabric, has a slightly sturdier frame, and has an awning that can be converted with accesories to extend your living space. So I'd say that it will fare a bit better in coastal conditions where you would experience more wind than inland, and is also especially good for touring where you would be setting up in different locations regularly.
In general the Black Wolf tents are considered a long term investment tent so if you're planning on going on many camping trips in the future, you may be better of spending more now rather than upgrading in the future.
We are currently camped in the 450 cabin and have had some strong winds. The poles at the front and back of the tent have both collapsed in at the lower elbow. Is this normal or a fault with my tent?
I’m so sorry that we couldn’t reply to you over the long weekend while you were still at the campsite. While the Black Wolf Turbo tents are known for their solid construction, they do have their limitations as they’re 3 season tents so they’re not designed for extreme weather conditions.
Strong winds can twist and bend your tent which puts unnatural pressure on the pole knuckles and joints which can cause the frame to buckle. It sounds like this is what has happened to your tent, which shouldn’t be a manufacturing fault.
If you have any further concerns about your turbo then please give us a call on 1300 914 007 and one of our customer service team will be happy to talk you through any further queries.
Hi Looking for a good family tent, 2 adults and 2 toddlers. Wondering how the two brands compare in terms of accessories, durability, weatherproof and ease of set up. We really like all the accessories for the Black Wolf (side panels etc) because it ultimately gives us 3 spaces (2 sleeping and I've for our things. However it's much pricier.
G’day Anita, if price isn’t an issue than the Black Wolf Turbo Lite Cabin 450 Tent is a fantastic family tent – it’s durable, will hold up in windy and wet conditions, and is great for touring as it’s easy to set up. The Coleman Instant Up – while still an excellent fast pitch tent is less heavy duty than the turbo – the fabric is slightly lighter, the frame may perform differently in windy conditions, and it doesn’t have the option of converting the awning into a sheltered area/extra room. For occasional use the Instant Up 10 sounds like it would be a good option, but if you’re thinking ahead then the Turbo may be better for your needs in the long run.
We do camping all year round small family - 2 kids under 2 and two adults surface of sites varies from flat easy grass to flat but slightly rough and damper areas in the mountains Set up time? Size of the packing away for the car? Weight not really an issue - but is there much of a difference for set up? Is it better having polyester or canvas for the conditions we have described? Which of the two would you recommend? We like the idea of the height of 450 but is 300 plus better quality?
G’day Joanne, both models are durable, high quality tents that have great feedback from other customers. The set up time, waterhead rating, and packed dimensions of the Turbo Lite 450 and the Turbo Plus 300 tents are roughly the same. The main differences between the Turbo Plus 300 and the Turbo Lite 450 is the fabric used, and the overall weight of the tent. If you’re going to be camping in rougher conditions the Turbo 300 Plus is made from Polycotton so that may hold up better as the fabric is slightly more hard wearing, but it is 5kg heavier than the Turbo Lite 450. We’re always happy to chat to you further, so if you’re unsure which one is best - give us a call on 1300 914 007 and one of our staff can guide you through the range. Just make sure you mention this web inquiry to get them up to speed.
Sorry Bree, I don’t think I quite understand what you’re asking, could you clarify for me? There is only one 450 Turbo Tent from Black Wolf which comes in the light material (which is this one here) this is sold with the inner tent and outer fly as a package.
Is this tent ideal for hot summer, Qld camping or am I better off with a canvas model tent?
Will insects such as mosquitos and midgees be able to get through the mesh part or zippers of the tent door?
We are tossing up between the BW turbo plus 300 tent and the BW turbo lite cabin 450 tent. We are a family of six. Ideally we'd like 4 kids in one side and 2 adults in the other. Just wondering what tent is going to fit this configuration better?
Hi, From the centre pole of the tent to centre pole of the awning, what is this measurement? How deep is the awning? I'm having trouble finding this info. Thank you.
Hi Again, Is the turbo lite 450 rip stop canvas - if not is there are version that is??
Hi, I'm wondering whether to get something like this or the air pole Black Wolf tent. We usually camp in coastal areas where winds can get pretty strong. What would you recommend? Also is this a dark tent? Thanks!
Just wondering if you have to purchase 3 separate screen pieces (2 sides and 1 front) to enclose the full awning or whether it's one full piece.
If you attach the turbo awning screen room to keep the flies/mozzies out, can you still attach a side panel for shade/wind protection? Or is it one or the other?
Hi, can you tell me how long the awning is. I can see the width but not the length. Cheers
The length of the awning is 3.7m.This fitsthe 4.5m base length of the tent.
I camp with my children and I am the only adult. It takes me 22 minutes to pitch the tent from the point of unzipping the bag to pegging the flysheet and awning.I have a video of it here : https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DCYOooqnk-1s&ved=0CCQQtwIwAWoVChMIyPT3lYrnxgIVg-GmCh30BwDH&usg=AFQjCNEyeUfQw-lvMDwVm_nKyHR8LZnNIQ&sig2=MQVOH3C9cz6bq-23igjI-Q
Easily with 10 minutes by myself, and less than that with a helper. The side walls and annex take a little longer.
It looks really big for one person to pop up - can it be done on my own?
I managed to set it up on my own although having the misses help makes it a lot easier.
I have the turbo twin 300, and I can set it up 100% on my own; I am a five-foot female (single mum), so if I can, anyone could. This one looks less challenging than the twin, although I might need a stool to help with popping the center hub up or down. I'm planning to trade from the twin to this soon. :)
Yes one person can set up but the trick is to put the flysheet over the tent structure before you raise the roof. Search "black wolf cabin 450 quick pitch" on Youtube to see my video on how it is done
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