Hydration Pack Information

Dehydration is a dangerous condition. When you are out and about being physically active make sure that the daypack you take with you contains a sufficient amount of water to account for the heat of the day as well as the physical exertion.

Bottles of water can be cumbersome and difficult in your travel pack. Sometimes they leak, get buried under other items or left behind at rest stops. If this is an issue that you’re encountering maybe it is time to consider using an hydration pack instead of your regular hiking backpack. Hydration packs are generally small to medium sized backpacks, daypacks or waistpacks with the difference being that they have inbuilt hydration capability containing a reservoir or “bladder” commonly made of rubber or flexible plastic. There is a  bite valve at the end of the plastic to release the water and it can be conveniently slung over the shoulder so the wearer can access water without needing to take off the pack.

Anyone can use a hydration pack. There are styles, sizes and weights to suit all different types of activities.

You may consider using one of these special travel packs if you:

-          Hike/Bushwalk

-          Birdwatch

-          Run

-          Cycle

-          Hunt

-          Rock climb

-          Ski/Snowboard

Hydration packs need not be limited to extreme sports though; they’re just as useful in preventing dehydration in other forms of activity such as shopping about at a local market or sightseeing! To see our extensive range of  hydration packs click here.

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Blackwolf Tents: Turbo Tent Lite vs Traditional Canvas Tent

There are some very obvious differences between the BlackWolf Turbo Tent Lite and a canvas tent that need to be considered if you’re looking to purchase a family sized tent.

Canvas Tents offer the durability of handling multiple set up and break downs as well as protection from a multitude of conditions but they can be quite heavy. Turbo Lite Canvas Tents on the other hand offer almost the same durability as the Canvas Tent options. Using the latest technology in materials, the light canvas option allows you to customise your tent option to your needs

So while both types of tents are known to be durable and strong the BlackWolf Turbo Tent Lite has some benefits that a traditional canvas tent just can’t offer such as:

1.   The difference in weight

The BlackWolf Turbo Lite is generally about 7 to 10 kgs lighter than a canvas tent of the same size. A considerable variation in weight. The lighter weight of the Turbo makes the transportation of the tent easier; no need for a trailer & they’re more manageable to handle during setup and pack down.

2. Setting up

Any camper will know that setting up a tent is often a task especially when you are tired after travelling and the sun is about set! So, a tent that is easy to handle during set up is a huge bonus because it saves time and energy. BlackWolf Turbo Lite tents are also simple to erect and just as easy to pack away.

3. Cost effective

BlackWolf Turbo Lite tents are the perfect choice when you are looking for a durable, easy to assemble tent for those awesome holidays in the great Australian outdoors. They are light, easy to use and an affordable option.

BlackWolf will be releasing new mesh panels to fit their 2013 Model tents from 15th September 2013.

You can save big $ when you buy BlackWolf Turbo Tents  & accessories from leisureGear!

Follow this link to see our huge range of BLACKWOLF BACKPACKS AND TENTS

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Blackwolf Releases New 2013 Turbo Tent

In October 2012, Blackwolf released some dramatic changes to their already popular Turbo Tent range.

The most notable was the changes to the front awnings.


Old style front awning (pre 2013)


New and improved 2013 front awning

The overall size of the awning has been increased as well as the adition of the ’3rd pole’ for added durability and stability in windier conditions.

The new awning also makes available the ability to add on the new Front Panel and Side Panels. Another new addition to the 2013 Turbo Tent Accessories range.


The new panels now give you the option of extending your Turbo Tent by effectively converting your awning into an additional room perfect for extra storage room and/or protection from the elements.

A much simpler and cheaper ‘add on’ than the Turbo Tent Superfly, Basecamp and Screenroom. These all still have their pros and cons… its just the panels make an ‘easy’ addition

At leisuregear.com.au, we have seen a remarkable uptake on the new 2013 Blackwolf Turbo Tent range… especially seeing customers couple the tents with the panels.

The popularity and reputation of the Turbo Tent took a tumble in late 2011, early 2012 with a bad run of quality issues that of course Blackwolf jumped on to rectify as quickly as possible with a re-vamp in early 2012 but now the 2013 model has taken the range a big step forward incorporating public feedback and versatility into the improvements.

These include

  • improved Heavy Duty PVC for flooring
  • improved waterproofing seams on floor and fly
  • front awning – 3 pole construction
  • front awning – size
  • improved gusseted windows
  • full range of spare parts made available

So, now with the Blackwolf 2013 Turbo Tent range and the Blackwolf 2013 Turbo Tent Spare Parts, camping or 4wd touring has just become easier, sustainable, more comfortable and even more reliable than it ever was.