Medium sized Tent

Submitted: Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 12:13
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Hello, I've been using a small 3 man tent for my girlfriend and I to do short weekend trips with. We are looking to upgrade to a larger 2 room type tent for the extra headroom and a bit more space as we are planning a 2 week stay somewhere. I was surfing the net and like the look of the Black Wolf "Lombok" tent, a sleeping area at the back and room up front for storage and to keep out of the whether if it turns sour. Does anyone have any opinions of Black Wolf Tents or could anyone recommend another tent similiar to that one (the 2 room dome type) around the $300 - $400 mark. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Reply By: 80scruiser - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 12:20

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 12:20
I would look at the COI, Freedom or Southern Cross. All are excellent but big difference in price. I have the COI only because of the dollars and am very happy with it.
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Reply By: fozzy - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 12:40

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 12:40
deano
can also look at oztrail tents which are similar to southern cross and coi
they have a cabin style tent which has a room divider which u can remove

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Reply By: Ozzy - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:28

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:28
Hi Deano,
I bought a black wolf 6 man dome tent a couple of years ago, and it's still going strong, the quality is heaps better than a mates jackeroo tent. My only critism is the fly is a bugger to put up.
Good luck.
Ozzy
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:37

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:37
Deano

I have used a dome style tent for a number of years and have moved away from the style. They have their pluses, easy to put up, cheap, very stable in wind etc. Some of their disadvantages are, as the doors zip up the dome when you open the zip the loose flap of door falls into the tent area, if it raining all the water of the tent near the door and the rain all falls into the tent. Thats a okay thing for adults to manage but with kids going in an out every thing ends up wet.

Also when it is sunny very view have a decent sized awning you can put up for shade.

They were the only two main issues i had with the dome style tent, they should not stop you from buying though.
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Reply By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:46

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:46
deano where are you located? there alot of different tents types entering (and are already on) the market these days.. some that go up quckier than others.. and some that take a bit longer.. but give you better cover/sleeping areas. all comes down to personal choice.
just keep browsing the www and i'm sure you'll come up with something that tickles the fancy..

i'll be getting one of these for my next tent >
(a href="http://www.greatoutdoors.com.au/Files/DomeTents-4.jpg">Tent 1
OR
(a href="http://www.greatoutdoors.com.au/Files/pg6.jpg">Tent 2
OR
(a href="http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=9232D179&categoryid=11030">Tent 3
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Follow Up By: Member - Mozza (NSW) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:50

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 15:50
damn links didn't work.. copy and paste into browser...
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Reply By: David Au - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 22:35
Have you looked at the link textBlack Wolf Turbo Tents?
Everything else is fifth place in the race once you have looked and tried one of these. This is the one and only tent. So easy to erect and take down.
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Reply By: David Au - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 22:35
Have you looked at the Black Wolf Turbo Tents
Everything else is fifth place in the race once you have looked and tried one of these. This is the one and only tent. So easy to erect and take down.
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Follow Up By: ..Deano.. - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 18:33

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 18:33
Hi All,

Thanks for your advice, those Black Wolf Turbo's look pretty good, I'll look into them for sure. Thanks again.

Cheers
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 07:46

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 07:46
Deano.......

I run 3 tents, of which one of them is a Black Wolf Turbo 300.

I only use this if both Tracy & I are going out, and for more than one night. I haven't had my tent up in all weathers to give an honest opinion on weather capabilities, but at this stage, I am sure all will be good.

Aside from the ease of up & down, the build quality is reasonable. Little things annoyed me, like the plastic balls on the ends of zippers falling off.

Cheers

Wolfie
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