Black Wolf Turbo Lite's

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 06:41
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Has anyone been using a Black Wolf Turbo Lite FS as a touring Tent? - the material used both in the flloor and walls is considerably lighter than the BW Turbo - I am keen to see if anyone with one has any comments with respect to the durability.

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Reply By: nosh - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:02

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:02
G'day,
I have had the lite 250 for just over 12 months, and so far no complaints. I have had the tent set up in the some pretty bad Victorian winter weather, even put it up in a tremdous downpour with no problems. Hopefully over the coming 12 months I will be using the tent even more and give it a real good try out

cheers
Gavan
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Follow Up By: APN - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:17

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:17
Thanks gavan

Appreciate the feedback
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:40

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:40
I bought the 300 Turbo Lite "plus" at the 15%off sale at Snowys last weekend. I asked the guy the same question and got the expected reply that the material was almost as durable as canvas. But it is guaranteed for 5 years, which was reassuring.

I went with the "Lite" because it looks to be the same material as my Microfast Mi-5 is made from, and its been fine. And its an amazingly lightweight tent - 17kgs for a tent that offers 17' x 10' floor area is pretty amazing, and fits nicely inside my canopy. the canvas versions were 8kgs extra for the square Turbo300.
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Follow Up By: APN - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:22

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:22
Thanks Phil

The FS 300 Lite has been the one I have been considering - we have three Microfasts, the M!3, MI8 and MI13 - the 8 is a great size for touring and has served us well but it is now becoming a little tired (and wet in rain) - the attraction for the BW TL FS 300 is the light weight, relatively compact shape when packed ad the full height.

Thanks again for your feedback
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:48

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:48
APN

Kiwi here.....we got the turbo 300 lite plus and its great. the material isnt as 'strong' as the normal turbo, which we owned before. they are considerably lighter and so much easier to get on the roof rack. They are just the same to put up but the extra room has 3 poles that go together to get that extra room out. if need be you can have the extra room clipped up and our of the way and not used. Inside there is a wall that can be zipped up as a separator

They are very strong though and have has atleast 20lt of rain sitting on the roof and no leaks. Havent been in major winds in this one yet but I have no doubts it will last.

When i say that the material isnt a s strong as the normal turbo, I mean thatits not as thick and has a slightly more plastic feel to it, but still worth the money IMHO

Have a good one....

Laura....kiwi....using Buckys computer!!
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Follow Up By: APN - Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:24

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2008 at 14:24
Thanks Kiwi - all very helpful feedback
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