With three different options in one, the Black Wolf Turbo Deluxe Side Panel offers the protection of a traditional side panel in a lighter polyester fabric, but has the benefit of a mesh window with a gusseted cover that can be rolled up, guyed out, or zipped closed.
Newly added is a PVC storm flap to better protect against wet weather, and to allow for a better fit across the different sizes in the range. The seams are now fully tape sealed as well to allow for improved protection against water leakage.
In warm weather you can unzip the mesh to allow for a cool breeze, or in adverse conditions you can zip everything up to protect against the wind and rain.
Used my new side panel for the first time last week and though the material is of good quality and love the various window options, I was somewhat disappointed in the length. The grey part didn't completely touch the ground at the front - let alone leaving enough room to tuck away allowing for the inside area to remain dry when it rained. I am fairly tall so have the awning as high as possible but would have thought that Black Wolf takes this into consideration....
For the star rating it is somewhere between average and good. Considering the price versus result and the fact I can't give it a 3+ rating, I've decided to give it a 3 star in this case.
Love this panel adds extra room to tent great for privacy and lets in breeze when needed,
Nice one Denise, love the photos! Laine :)
We were heading up form Melbourne to South Coast NSW and decided on the Tue night that we needed to purchase the side panels and front panel for our BW Turbo Lite 450 tent. We needed them there by the Fri and no one in NSW could get them in time - except SNOWYS could.....and did deliver them to the caravan park Fri morning....from Adelaide! BRILLIANT service again SNOWYS - panels work well however I would recommend Black old make a metal cross bar that can be bought to make the sides stronger. Weight of all the walls makes the verandah of the tent sag a little....still works well though!
New tent leaks where side wall is attached to awning and water comes in through zip and seams. Leaked straight away and continued to leak whilst raining. Bought two walls and both leaked at same places. Expected better for price of tent/ side walls.
Hey Adrian, thanks for your feedback, and I'm sorry to hear about the leaks in your sidewalls. If your Turbo tent is a pre-2017 version then it is likely that an unsealed strip of stitching on the awning is causing the problem. The 2017 Turbo Tents have come out with a strip of seam tape over the stitching to prevent this from occurring. If you feel that this is the problem then it is easily fixed with some seam sealer. If, however, you think the issue is being caused by something else, then please get in touch so we can work out what is going wrong ~ Ben.
Highly recommend getting two of these, one for each side. Adds on another room (with the front wall too added) and protection from the rain and wind. When attached it looks like it is part of the tent and not just an add on which is great!
Worth spending the extra money on this was still able to cook and stay dry. Also allows air flow for fridge if on a powered site. The window allowed the strong wind to blow through the awning without resistance very important.
Could Black Wolf please make Deluxe Lite Front Panels to suit the tent range ? just like the Deluxe Lite Side Panels please?
That's great feedback! Thank you. Could you give us any suggestions on how you'd like to see a Deluxe Lite Front Panel designed? Would it incorporate both a mesh and solid door or would you have a window built in next to the door? Please let us know and we'll pass this onto Black Wolf.
Hi, I have the 2016 Turbo Lite 240 plus tent and want to try just one of these side panels to use for a wind breaker. I gather the panel can be used on either side and do I require any other parts for a secure attachment?
That's right, the Turbo Deluxe Lite Panel can be used on either side of the awning of the Turbo tents, and you won't need to purchase anything else to secure it, as it has a zip attachment.
Hi, we have the canvas turbo 300 plus tent, can we use the turbo Lite side and front panels with this as they are lighter?
You most certainly can, the Turbo Lite Deluxe Side Panel will fit with all lite or canvas Turbo tents with 3 pole awnings.
Will this product fit a 240?
I've just double checked for you, and the Turbo Deluxe Lite Side Panel will fit any Turbo tent in the range with a 3 pole awning, including the 240 size tent.
Hi, do you have any images showing the different options of the window (closed completely or partly open)?
We actually don't have any other images of Deluxe Side Panel showing those options, but if you fast forward the video in the description above to 4:34, there is a demo of the different options for the window which'll give you a really good idea of how it works.
Hi, are the 2017 panel accessories designed to fit on the 2016 turbo light 450? Thanks
You can definitlely use the 2017 Deluxe Light Side Panel with the 2016 Turbo Lite Cabin 450 tent, as the 1620 and 2017 turbo tents and accessories can be used interchangeably across the range.
Hi, I was wondering how well this fits the 450 cabin. Do you have a pic of it setup on one? Thanks
We don't have any images sorry Olivia, but I can confirm that due to the Turbo 450 Cabin awning being a little higher when compared to other Turbo's, the old model side panels leave a gap at the bottom.
However, the new Black Wolf Turbo accessory range, this wall being one of them, have a PVC flap at the bottom (see the silver strip in the image) which closes this gap and provides better weather protection than the previous models.
At the moment it's a trade off between saving money on an old version, or getting the weather protection ot a higher price with the new one.
Hope this makes sense.
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