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    I went the Blackwolf purely because of the shape, they are a square/rectangular shape and have height in every corner of the tent. The Oztents slope down on one side and the height difference from front to back is very noticeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gubigfish View Post
    I went the Blackwolf purely because of the shape, they are a square/rectangular shape and have height in every corner of the tent. The Oztents slope down on one side and the height difference from front to back is very noticeable.
    I love the shape of the Blackwolf. I was sitting on the edge between that and the Oztent for a long time . Done a bit of research and trial between both. Both same quality. What won me over was the setup. Oztent wins hands down. Unfold and pull up. 2 frame clicks and crack a stubby. Blackwolf takes a bit more effort.
    Blackwolf was a fair bit heavier too from memory.
    But the shape of the blackwolf in rougher/rainy weather would be my pick. Oztent is too "squaery" for my liking.
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    Centre pole touring tents have been around for a long time because of their simple but effective design, & ease to put up very quickly. Four pegs push up the pole & you’re done. Southern Cross are the best, but there are plenty of cheaper copies around.

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    Mrs MB & I have cheaply, legally & recently 'acquired' an RV5 OZTent and love it:-)! Not sure if the RRP would have been acceptable for us as a young family :-( Personally grew up camping with the oldies and their 'Arab' tents and they were truly faster and more wind capable than this new one. EDIT: The centre pole is annoying though :-)
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    I use a companion exo-tent pro 430. Very similar to the black wolf tents. It is super easy to setup. It is full canvas with heavy duty pvc floor so dont even need to use the fly for weather assistance. It is self standing and I have never even used the guy ropes and it has been through some storms. Picked ours up for $750 from aussie disposals on sale.

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    Quick setup family tents

    So as I stated earlier I run an RV4 OzTent and rate it highly. I have been in Torrential rain and stayed dry when @AB and @Winnie were camping beside me in centre pole tents that both got washed away. Funny night..... For me.

    I like the OzTent because I have set myself up around it. My roof load is designed around having it on the roof. My wife has never slept in it though. Father Son trips is all its seen. But it's seen a few 3 week trips with me and my boy. Awesome.

    If I was in the market again I'd have a good look at the black wolf though. Seem good and don't pack up into long bags which could be easier to live with depending on your setup.

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    Cheap! Note though that like OzTent, the real money is in the add ons, front wall, side walls, fly, etc.

    Here is my OzTent on the roof during a 3 week touring Desert trip.







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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    So as I stated earlier I run an RV4 OzTent and rate it highly. I have been in Torrential rain and stayed dry when @AB and @Winnie were camping beside me in centre pole tents that both got washed away. Funny night..... For me.
    Funny for all of us, but wasn’t their getting wet a result of them both having omitted to prepare their new tents prior to use by wetting them down & letting them dry ........ as opposed to the tent’s centre pole design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    Funny for all of us, but wasn’t their getting wet a result of them both having omitted to prepare their new tents prior to use by wetting them down & letting them dry ........ as opposed to the tent’s centre pole design?
    Yeah it had nothing to do with the centre pole. I think they both Seasoned their tents before the trip, just not well enough.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    Funny for all of us, but wasn’t their getting wet a result of them both having omitted to prepare their new tents prior to use by wetting them down & letting them dry ........ as opposed to the tent’s centre pole design?
    Nah that wasn't it at all. Both tents were properly seasoned it was just a cheap tent with poor quality canvas unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie View Post
    Nah that wasn't it at all. Both tents were properly seasoned it was just a cheap tent with poor quality canvas unfortunately.
    There’s a moral in that somewhere.

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