Not only is the MSR Hubba Hubba 2-person tent a Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award winner, but it is also one of the most popular tents available today. This two-person tent strikes the finest balance we’ve seen yet between minimizing weight and maximizing space. Thanks to an innovative pole configuration that spreads the walls and lifts the ceiling, its 30-square-foot interior is surprisingly roomy; even a 6’6″ person won’t touch at either end or bump into his tentmate while sleeping or sitting up.
Let’s take a look at what makes the Hubba Hubba so popular among backpackers. First, weighing in at just four pounds with enough room for two people, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more versatile option on the market. Combine that with the easy-pitch hub and pole system that allows you to set it up fast, the durability to take on Mother Nature’s unpredictability in the summer alpine conditions, and 3 different set up options, the MSR Hubba Hubba is the ideal option for any backpacker looking for dependability on the trail.
Additionally, the Hubba Hubba offers 2 full sized doors and vestibules, factory taped seams to help keep the moisture out, and strong aluminum poles for added strength and durability, ultimately making it the best selling Fast & Light tent in the world. When closed, the vestibules create two “mudrooms” for gear and boots. Reflective guy lines help you to avoid tripping over them in the dark. The polyester mesh body maximizes airflow on hot nights and keeps out pesky insects; two doors make getting in and out easy for both campers. The entrances are designed to keep water from dripping in, even when the vestibules are rolled back for visibility and ventilation.
And the story gets better: The Hubba Hubba is freestanding and has two doors-both features a rarity in this weight class. The twin vestibules accommodate packs, boots, and careful cooking, and with an all-mesh canopy, its ventilation is excellent; we saw no condensation through heavy rain. You can save another pound by pitching only the rainfly, or a bit less when you pitch rainfly and footprint (sold separately for $35).
Recommendation: Stake the tent in a sheltered site, because it’s light on guyouts and stability in strong winds.
The versatile freestanding design also has three setup options: Use just the mesh body as a bug shelter in hot, dry weather; add the fly in wet weather; or set up only the fly and poles as a tarp.
Who: Unless you’re a tarp, bivy, or cold-weather fan, you’ll love this tent.
Color : Moss Green/Gray
Capacity : 2
Minimum Weight : 4 lbs / 1826 g
Packed Weight : 4 lbs 8 oz / 2041 g
Fly with Footprint Weight : 3 lbs / 1380 g
Body weight : 1 lbs 7 oz / 641 g
Fly weight : 1 lbs 10 oz / 729 g
Frame weight : 1 lb / 455 g
Floor Area : 29 sq. ft / 2.7 sq. m
Vestibule Area : 17.5 (8.75 + 8.75) sq. ft / 1.6 (.8 + .8) sq. m
Tent Volume : 43 cu. ft / 1217 liters
Vestibule Volume : 19 (9.5 + 9.5) cu. ft / 538 liters
Interior Peak Height : 40 in / 100 cm
Packed Size : 20 x 7 in / 51 x 17 cm
Number of Doors : 2
Freestanding : yes
Number of Poles : 1 DAC
Number of Stakes : 6
Fly Fabric : 40D ripstop nylon 1500mm DurashieldTM polyurethane & silicone
Canopy Fabric : 40D nylon ripstop
Mesh Type : 20D nylon no-see-um mesh
Floor Fabric : 40D ripstop nylon 3000mm DurashieldTM polyurethane & DWR
The MSR Hubba Hubba tent is currently available, click the hyperlink: MSR Hubba Hubba and check it out today!