This 10 man self-defined turbo tent is renowned mostly for its incredibly quick setup time. Proclaiming a setup time of mere minutes the Black Pine sets itself apart from the crowd. A patented design that keeps all poles together enables the user to set it up whenever they want and even in the dark.
It also proclaims to use the best materials and craftsmanship in its design. Sound too good to be true? Well it is. Sort of. The Black Pine comes with a hefty $750 price tag. But if you have the money and value quality and ease of use, then maybe the Black Pine is the tent for you.
This tent measures 6m x 2m x 1.8m (21”8’ x 7’ x 5’11”) and comes in at a relatively high 28kg.
It utilizes aluminum poles to keep the weight from increasing any further and these are part of its turbo system that allow it to be set up in minutes. It is lined with 150-denier ripstop polyester and has a 210-denier nylon floor. It has two side windows and zippered pockets.
The Black Pine isn’t too aesthetically pleasing. Opting for a singular greyish colour the tent comes across as quite plain. If this isn’t an issue for you then the rest of the design is quite sound. The poles and material are all extremely sturdy and are bound to last a long time. Another design factor that could be improved is the addition of mesh windows to the roof to allow for nighttime viewing.
Of course the main feature of the 750 dollar Black Pine tent is its quick set up time. No other tent can match it. Purportedly being able to be set up in mere minutes this is really the tents main selling point. It can also, however, divide into three separate rooms which would suit anyone who is a little more privacy inclined.
Other notable features are its large awning which stretches out over the front door and is a part of the rainfly. In all, while not having many features, the Black Pine certainly has an impressive main one but is it worth 750 dollars? Well, that’s up to you.
While the Black Pine certainly is innovative, one has to wonder whether $750 is a fair price to pay for a few minutes of your time. If it is, then go for it, but if not then one has to consider if maybe more time was spent on design and alternate features whether this tent would be more worth it.
It is made of exceptional material and the customer satisfaction rate is high across the board so if you have the money and this is something you’re looking to buy then it’s highly recommended. If, however, you are strapped for cash, there are plenty of other options out there that are still easy to set up but won’t set you back just as much.