Black Diamond Squall 3 Tent

Priced: $599.90 - $599.95 Rated:   - 3 stars out of 5 by 3 reviews.
Black Diamond Squall 3 Tent
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Black Diamond Squall 3 Tent -

A four-season basecamp shelter, the three-person Squall Tent by Black Diamond is a deluxe, freestanding, double-walled tent built to withstand the worst weather a mountain can deliver. With double doors, roomy vestibules, and adjustable rear, front and top vents, this tent provides plenty of weather-protected gear storage and cooking space. Set-up is quick and easy thanks to the tent's three-pole fast pitch hubs and 50/50 sleeve/clip designs.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Squall Tent.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Squall Tent.


  • Seam-taped 2500 mm polyester fly and 5000 mm nylon floor


  • Adjustable front, rear and top vents

Size and Dimensions:

  • dimensions 90 in L x 80 x 80  in W x 48 in H


  • packed size 8 in x 24 in


  • 50/50 sleeve/clip, 3-pole with fast-pitch hub set up
  • floor area 48.1 sq ft
  • Double end doors and vestibules
  • weight 7 lb 14 oz
  • Optional ground cloth available
  • Freestanding, double-wall design
Black Diamond Squall 3-Person Camping Tent - The Squall Camping Tent by Black Diamond provides spacious basecamp comfort and durable, 4-season protection. The tough, double-wall design holds up against prolonged expedition use and gnarly mountain weather, and the 3 poles feature fast-pitch hubs for quick and easy setup. Double end doors and vestibules provide easy entry and loads of gear storage, and the adjustable front, rear and top vents keep the airflow high. Set-up is quick and easy thanks to the tent's three-pole fast pitch hubs and 50/50 sleeve/clip designs.
Black Diamond created the Squall Tent for those who need a spacious, burly shelter to handle anything from an average winter camping day to a Himalayan base camp. A unique pole design adds strength while the dual vestibules provide a place to stash your gear out of the rain. Black Diamond added adjustable vents to let you bring in the cool air on a hot day or seal out the cold when a storm blows through.
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Area:48.1 square feet / 4.5 square meter
Average Packaged Weight:8 lbs 7 oz / 3.82 kg
Capacity:3 Person
Dimension:(L X W1 X W2 X H)
Minimum Weight:7 lbs 14 oz / 3.58 kg
Packed Size:8 x 24" / 21 x 61 cm
Vestibule Area:13.7 + 7.7 square feet / 1.3 + .7 square meter
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Black Diamond Squall 3 Tent Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Overall, great tent! Pros: Lightweight; Sturdy; Comfortable; Fly Works Well; Waterproof; Easy To Set Up Purchased this for mountaineering, winter camping, and cold weather backpacking. Had it out twice for cold-weather backpacking, and very pleased so far. My wife and I find that the tiny bit of extra weight is worth the extra room of the 3 person squall 3, particularly once you start using bigger sleeping bags, thicker sleeping mats, etc. Interior very bright and roomy, and little or no condensation so far. Held up in high winds nicely; don't know about snow yet (but assume it will be fine). Suspect it would be a bit too warm for summer use.... Mild gripes: Front door zipper is hard to zip up, and actual vents in fly would provide better ventilation.
reimember at on 11/16/2011

Negative Reviews:

Taking time to research a product usually pays off in the end. During my search for an affordable, light weight, four-season tent I found the BD Squall. Everything looks great on paper but after using this tent for two seasons I am very disappointed. Based on my experience with this product, here are some things you may want to consider.
1) This is a very large tent. Great for base camp but extremely hard to place if space is limited.
2) Two seasons of moderate use have resulted in the seam tape on the fly flaking off and sticking to the poles and tent body.
3) Poor design of the front tent flap causes a major stress point on the zipper which has failed twice since the purchase.
4) Not designed to withstand heavy winds even when guy-wires are emplloyed from the fly mounts.
Despite all these misgivings I still stand by BD as a company. I notified them about the poor quality of the fly and they are sending me a new one free of charge. Turns out they have had a few issues with the coating used on their flies in the past.
Take home point, take time to think about what you want out of the tent. Do you really need a three person? Are you going to be placing the tent on wide open ground or have to find space nestled between obstructions? If you are looking for a technical tent, this one probably isn't for you.

wilp50793 at on 10/04/2012

I recently took the Squall over to Kamchatka for a ski mountaineering expedition. Was sadly disappointed in the quality of its construction. Felt happy to get a month's use out of the thing. Luckily without it being blown to smitherines in a storm.
Is it just me or has BD dropped the ball in the last few years? Seems like they are over-engineering everything, having lost sight of the more important aspects of mountain equipment..
On a more positive note, i found the size about ideal for approach/ base camps for two people and heaps of gear. With a reasonable weight.
Definitely not worth 600 dollars. IMO

212surf1261133 at on 06/06/2012