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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.

  • 2 rooms, 2 doors
  • Waterproof Durable 150D Ripstop Polyester PU 2000mm Fly
  • 500D Polyester PU Bucket Floor
  • Tough 25mm Aluminium Frame
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Zippered Guy rope pockets
  • Includes pegs, guy ropes, carry bag and awning poles
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Please be aware that due to the awning of the Cabin 450 being higher than other Turbo tents, the optional side panels will sit higher and leave a gap between panel and the ground.
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Sleeping Capacity:
10 Person
Recommended Capacity:
4 Person + Living Space
External Dimensions:
460L x 480W x 230H cm
Sleeping Area:
450L x 300W cm
Packed Dimensions:
130L x 50W x 40H cm
Max. Head Height:
220 cm
150D Polyester
Inner Material:
150D Polyester
Floor Material:
500D Polyester
Frame Material:
25mm Aluminium
30 Kg
Limited Lifetime
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Dec 02 2016

The tent looked perfect..

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.

- Brunswick West
Nov 27 2016

Black wolf turbo tent

Service, price and delivery were spot on. Snowys had the goods when the camping stores couldn't get the stock I wanted. Thank you.

- Park Ridge South
Nov 18 2016

Fantastic service and good tent

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.

- Springwood, NSW
Jun 28 2016

Super service

Quick, responsive service. Really happy..

Apr 28 2016

Great tent

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.

Mar 28 2016

A Taj Mahal tent!

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!

- Sydney
Mar 23 2016

Great family tent

Have used this tent once as a family of 2 adults and 3 kids (8, 5 and 3). Took me initially a little while to work out setting it up so recommend doing this at home first. After that is pretty easy - like setting up a big beach tent. Pop up mechanism is good and saves time but makes the tent quite heavy to lug around. Height inside is excellent and feels open and spacious - perfect for stretchers instead of low air beds. Big awning is the best thing about the tent.


Side panel too short for cabin 4501 answers

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?

- Newcastle(1 week ago)

G'day Paul, 

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. 

We do have both the regular Turbo Lite Side Panel and the Turbo Deluxe Lite Side Panel available online if you want to check them out. 

- Snowys(6 days ago)

Capacity vs twin 3001 answers

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.

- Sydney(3 weeks ago)

Hi Michelle,

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.

- Snowys(3 weeks ago)

Upgrades4 answers

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

- Merrimac QLD(1 month ago)

G'day Ben,

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 with your name and order details, then hopefully we can get you sorted out. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

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?

- Merrimac(1 month ago)

Hi Ben, 

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. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

Awesome thanks. Will try and get onto is ASAP.

- Merrimac (1 month ago)

Compared to Black Wolf turbo1 answers

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?

- Goonellabah(2 months ago)

G'day Jamie, 

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. 

- Snowys(1 month ago)

Poles bending1 answers

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?

- Canberra(2 months ago)

G’day Erica,

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.  

- Snowys(2 months ago)

How does the Black Wolf Turbo Lite 450 Compare to Instant Up Coleman 10p?1 answers

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.

- LEEMING, WA(3 months ago)

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.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

Hi I am looking at the blackwolf turbo plus 300 and the blackwolf turbo lite 450 cabin. Could you provide comparison details for me please on which of the two is better in quality all round?1 answers

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?

- PICNIC POINT, NSW(3 months ago)

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.

- Snowys(3 months ago)

Will this attach to the turbo 450 if it's not Lite 1 answers

- 3977(4 months ago)

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.

- Snowys(4 months ago)

Hot weather1 answers

Is this tent ideal for hot summer, Qld camping or am I better off with a canvas model tent?

- REDCLIFFE, QLD(5 months ago)
The canvas tents do perform better in hot weather Janelle. Canvas is breathable and allows heat to escape from the tent, where the "lite" polyester tents such as this one tend to heat up quickly and hold the heat, so can get quite unpleasant. For more info on Canvas vs Lite material, check out our blog here:
- Snowys(5 months ago)

Is this tent mozzie/insect proof?1 answers

Will insects such as mosquitos and midgees be able to get through the mesh part or zippers of the tent door?

- REDCLIFFE, QLD(5 months ago)
Hi Janelle, the Turbo tents are fitted with a very fine mesh which will keep all the bugs out - the only problem you'll have is the ones that sneak in behind you when you open the door!
- Snowys(5 months ago)

Would 4 kids fit in one side of this tent?1 answers

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?

- Hawthorndene(6 months ago)
Hi Michele, good question! I would be leaning toward the Cabin 450 over the Plus 300. The 450 has more headroom, a larger awning and has entrances on both sides of the tent giving you privacy between yourselves and the kids. The Huge awning will also be very useful if you all need to shelter from the sun or rain :)
- Snowys(6 months ago)

Depth of awning1 answers

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.

- FERNY HILLS, QLD(9 months ago)
All the Black Wolf Turbo Awnings are 1.8 metres deep Kath. The Turbo Cabin 450 is a little higher than the other Turbo models, and is obviously much wider, but depth remains the same.
- Snowys(9 months ago)

Black Wolf1 answers

Hi Again, Is the turbo lite 450 rip stop canvas - if not is there are version that is??

- 2549(10 months ago)
There is only one version of the Cabin 450 Anthony, and it is in the Lite fabric. These would be very cumbersome in canvas. The fabric is a heavy duty rip-stop 150 denier polyester with a 2000 mm water head rating.
- Snowys(10 months ago)

How does this hold up in the wind?1 answers

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!

- Phillip Island(12 months ago)
Hi Megan, if you are camping in high wind areas I recommend the alloy frame over the air poles. When pitched in full with fly, guy ropes and all pegs, the Turbo Tent range are one of the strongest on the market. That being said, everything has its limits and commonsense prevails in certain circumstances. In comparison to other lighter weight tents, the Turbo range is darker, simply because the heavier duty fabrics don't let as much light through, but there are windows and doors all-round manage this.
- Snowys(12 months ago)

Do the doors have fly screens attached that can be used in dependant of doors? 1 answers

- GUMDALE, QLD(1 year ago)
The turbo doors are made up of one solid polyester door and a flyscreen door, which can be used independently.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Does this tent have power access? 1 answers

- ST MARYS, NSW(1 year ago)
It does Kevin, all the standard Turbo Tents have a power access point with tabs to secure a cord leading to a central hanger inside the tent.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Does the screen fit right around the full awning (incl the sides) or is it just the front face? 1 answers

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.

- St Marys Nsw (1 year ago)
Hi Senora, there are two options here. You can purchase the Turbo Awning Screen Room 450 which fits under the awning to create a fully enclosed bug proof room. The other option is to purchase one front panel, and two side panels which attach to the edges of the awning. Both of these options can be used together i.e. screen room with side walls to create a bug and weatherproof room.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Can you attach multiple accessories?1 answers

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?

- Henley Beach SA(1 year ago)
G'day Glen, there are no problems attaching multiple accessories. The screen room fits underneath an awning, while the side walls attach to the sides, so they all work in harmony together.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Awning size2 answers

Hi, can you tell me how long the awning is. I can see the width but not the length. Cheers

- Glen Iris(1 year ago)
Howdy Craig, the awning on the Cabin 450 has the same length as all Turbo awnings, which is 1.8 metres. This makes them compatible with all Turbo accessories. The awning is however a little higher than other Turbo tents, which means the side walls sit higher above the ground..
- Snowys(1 year ago)

The length of the awning is 3.7m.This fitsthe 4.5m base length of the tent.

- BELROSE, NSW(1 year ago)

How long does it take you by yourself3 answers

- BRISBANE CITY, QLD(1 year ago)
Hi Glenn, good question. We have not tried it with just one person. It is a big tent so we recommend two people work together to make pitching quick and easy, but it is possible by yourself. As for a time frame, we will have a video uploaded to our site soon from Black Wolf, in which two people take around 6 minutes to erect the Cabin 450 in full. I would say less than 10 minutes by yourself with a bit of practice. It will be interesting to hear if anyone who owns one of these can give us a better indication.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

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 :

- Belrose (1 year ago)

Easily with 10 minutes by myself, and less than that with a helper. The side walls and annex take a little longer.

- Sydney(11 months ago)

Can one person erect this tent?3 answers

It looks really big for one person to pop up - can it be done on my own?

- DAWESVILLE, WA(1 year ago)

I managed to set it up on my own although having the misses help makes it a lot easier.

- MORUYA, NSW(1 year ago)

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. :)

- Melbourne(1 year ago)

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

- BELROSE, NSW(1 year ago)

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