For the couple on the move, the Black Wolf Turbo 210 will be ready to settle down in quick smart, and will be durable enough to withstand the harsh conditions on an extended touring trip.
This newly updated range has tape sealed seams where the floor and tent wall meet, and the fly has wider corners to guard against water leakage. The Siliconised Polyester floor is easy to roll which makes this tent even simpler to set up and more importantly - pack up. And with extra reinforcing along the roof poles, your turbo will have added sturdiness in windy conditions.
The three pole awning can be turned into an extended living area with optional panels, or it can be sectioned off with an optional screen room for a fully enclosed space. The PVC storm flaps at the bottom of the optional front and side panels will help keep your awning dry in wet weather, and the zips and Velcro on the panels attach to the fly to allow for tape sealing for added water protection.
The Turbo range from Black Wolf is known for its durability, and ease of set up so it’s the perfect range for a fuss and stress free camping experience.
Though I haven't actually fully erected this tent I did erect the inner tent in the backyard. At over 20 kgs its duffel bag is heavy and cumbersome to carry any distance. I had trouble getting it out of the bag without damaging the bags zippers and though the bad could've been just a few centimetres longer or the zippers extend over the edge of the bag thus giving a much larger opening. It's a hard tent to wrestle out of the bag though once the ties are all undone this baby just pops up within one minute and is so easy to erect for one person. I am travelling alone and am aged 68 and was happy with it. I didn't want to go to the trouble of installing the fly cover but envisage no problelms with that. Breaking the tent down took me several minutes and was much harder work than the erection. As it seems with all camping gear it didn't quite fold down into the same size as it was before erection and therefore I had a more difficult time wrestling it back into its bag. This put more strain on the zippers as I heaved and pushed. It did go back in eventually but I was sweating a bit afterwards. The tent itself appears to be of good quality materials and workmanship and from my little test of it I feel confident it will give me good service, other than the times I have to break it down and pack it away. Will have to eat my WheatBix on that morning I think. I gave it 4 out of 5 because I don't know what problems/ease I might have had erecting the fly covering. I'd also bought the front and side panels but didn't install them and so don't know how they would have worked but I have confidence they would be satisfactory. As usual the Snowy's despatch team are second to none and the goods arrive much quicker than I expected. Snowy's is my first stop camping/outdoors shop and they usually come up with the goods.
Thanks for the Kudos Eddie. Rest assured setting up and packing away of the Turbo tents gets easier the more you practice it. It will certainly give you years of service, especially given you purchased the canvas version. I think you've made a great choice for solo travel. Happy Camping ~ Ben.
Just wondering what year model is this? Just noticed that anaconda has 2013 model for $775 https://www.anacondastores.com/camping-hiking/tents/camping-tents/blackwolf-turbo-210-tent-2013-model/p/BP90037815
This is the current model which was released towards the end of 2016.
There were numerous upgrades made including tape sealed seams where the floor and tent wall meet, the fly has wider corners to guard against water leakage, a new Siliconised Polyester floor which is easier to roll and extra reinforcing along the roof poles.
Thank you for your prompt reply Ben. I would like to also ask how these Black Wolf Turbo tents handle string wind conditions? Looking at the awning I would think that any strong gust of wind would just lift the awning and took the tent with it. It could help to get all the panels to create the verandah which should be that much of a problem. Any thoughts on this? We are going to camp to a desert where supposedly quite strong winds can come from every direction so we are tryin to minimise tent failure :D Thank you heaps for all your time.
You're spot on in that one of the big benefits of both Black Wolf Turbo Side and Front Panels is that they offer protection from the elements, so considering this and your circumstances, I would recommend them.
In terms of how the Black Wolf Turbo Tent handles the wind, while no tent is indestructible, this range of tent performs very well. The Turbo Frame is quite strong and it's design and structure offers a great amount of durability. The critical thing with the awning is to ensure that poles are secured in place and that the awning itself has the guy ropes attached, tightened and pegged well.
I can't stress enough however that no tent is indestructible (although the Turbo Tent comes close), that weather damage isn't covered by warranty and it's always beneficial that you remain responsive to the conditions as necessary.
Can you use the front and side panels listed for the turbo 240 on the turbo 210
Hi John, the Turbo side panels are "one size fits all" but the front panels are sized to fit each tent, so you couldn't use a 240 front panel on a Turbo 210. We do have the 210 front panels in the lite material but not in the canvas, I'm not sure why! We'll have to get on to Black Wolf tomorrow and see if we can find out about the 210 canvas front panel.
I've just spoken with Black Wolf, and they've said that they don't make a front panel in the canvas for the 210 Turbo Tent, so it's only available in the Lite version for that model.
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