MSR Carbon Reflex 3 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Price: $649.95

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Key Features

  • Built on a structural foundation of Easton Carbon FX poles
  • Maximum interior space with large doors and vestibules
  • Two pole design
  • Seam taped fly
  • Seam taped floor
  • Internal mesh storage pockets
  • Fast pitch option with fly and footprint (not included)
  • Weight saving, non-free standing design
  • Full front vestibule
  • Zippered window access to smaller rear vestibule


Recommended Use: 3-Season Ultralight Backpacking
Packed Size: 20" x 8"
Sleeping Capacity: 3
Average Min Weight: 4 lbs 3 oz
Average Packed Weight: 4 lbs 9 oz
Interior Height: 46"
Floor Area: 41.5 sq ft
Floor Dimensions: 88" x 68"
Vestibule Area: 10 sq ft + 10 sq ft (two vestibules)
Doors: 2
Pole Type: Carbon Fiber
Pole Diameter: 9.02mm
Number of Poles: 3
Freestanding: No
Clips or Sleeves: Clips
Material: Body: 20D Nylon Micromesh
Fly: 20D X 330T Ripstop Nylon, 1000mm Durashield
Floor: 40D X 238T Ripstop Nylon, 3,000mm Durashield
Seam Sealed: Taped Seams
Seasons: 3
Other: Stuff Sack Included
Warranty: Lifetime Limited

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Product Highlights

With carbon fiber poles, lightweight fabrics and a unique pole configuration, the MSR Carbon Reflex 3 three-season backpacking tent's trail weight is a mere 4 pounds, 3 ounces!

The Carbon Reflex 3 provides 41.5 square feet of interior space and a full 46 inches of interior height. Carbon fiber poles offer ultra-lightweight performance. DAC J stakes are included to aid in securely pitching the non-freestanding Carbon Reflex 3. A sizeable front vestibule offers protected storage space and dry-entry to the tent body. A zipper on the interior of the tent body allows you to access a smaller rear vestibule.

Extensive mesh construction keeps weight to a minimum while maximizing ventilation. The Carbon Reflex 3 is extremely breathable which increases livability and combats the build-up of condensation on the interior of the tent. In warm, clear weather, you can tie-back the front door to allow even greater airflow.

The Carbon Reflex 3 employs taped seams on the floor and rainfly to prevent leaks. The stress points are reinforced to prevent tear-outs, and the guy lines (included) are reflective to help you find your way back to your tent in the dark.

For ounce-counting backpackers who prefer to travel as light as possible, the Carbon Reflex 3 rainfly can be used alone or in tandem with the optional Carbon Reflex 3/Mutha Hubba NX footprint (sold separately), making the Carbon Reflex 3 a sub-3 pound minimalist shelter.

MSR part number: 05138

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  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This tent is huge! Especially for one that weighs less than 5 pounds. I'm 6'4" and I have an incredible amount of room. I can easily fit two of the large 25"x77" pads with plenty of room to spare for gear.

    Dislikes: It's expensive. It is also "somewhat" free standing, you will definitely need to stake out all 4 corners PLUS tether out two guylines if you don't want the fly to sag and touch the tent mesh. If you anchor these 6 points AND attach the velcro loops of the fly to the carbon tent poles, the tent is quite sturdy, but still not nearly as bombproof as a mutha hubba. However, its an easy trade off for almost 3 less pounds weight to drag around.