The MSR Hubba Hubba NX is the lighter weight next generation of MSR's highly acclaimed Hubba Hubba tent. Designed for two backpackers, the freestanding Hubba Hubba NX weighs 3 pounds, 7 ounces.
The unique pole configuration of the Hubba Hubba NX provides 29 square feet of interior space and a full 39 inches of interior height for maximum livability. Strong and supportive, the DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum poles are extremely lightweight. MSR stakes are included to aid in securing the freestanding Hubba Hubba NX. Dual vestibules offer a combined 17.5 square feet of additional protected storage space. If you're looking for even more external storage, consider purchasing the MSR Gear Shed (sold separately) which connects directly to the tent and provides an additional 26.5 square feet of coverage.
Extensive mesh construction keeps weight to a minimum while maximizing ventilation. The Hubba Hubba NX 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 exterior doors to allow even greater airflow. MSR's StayDry design prevents roof run-off from dripping into the interior of the tent when the fly is open.
The Hubba Hubba NX employs taped seams on the bathtub style floor and Durashield coating on the rainfly to prevent leaks. The stress points are reinforced to prevent tear-outs, and the guy lines are reflective to help you find your way back to your tent in the dark.
The MSR Hubba Hubba NX Footprint (sold separately) can be used to add durability by protecting the floor of the tent from mud, ground water, and sharp objects like rocks, exposed roots and pine needles. Alternatively, the Hubba Hubba NX Fast & Light Body (also sold separately) can be used instead of the footprint to provide the same underneath protection but extend coverage further with short sidewall sections that fend off wind and splattering rain. Either of these accessories enables you to leave the tent body behind (when conditions allow) and use just the poles, fly, and footprint or Fast & Light Body to pitch the tent as a minimalist freestanding shelter.
- Freestanding 2-person tent
- Two full vestibules and two doors for easy entry and gear storage
- Unified-hub-and pole system with color-coded stake out loops and clip webbing makes for a fast and easy setup
- Hubba Gear Shed compatible (sold separately)
Best Use Backpacking Average Min Weight 3 lbs 7 oz Average Packed Weight 3 lbs 13 oz Warranty Limited Lifetime Vestibule Area 8.75 sq ft + 8.75 sq ft (2 vestibules) Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Packed Size 18" x 6" Number of Poles 1 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Walls: 15D Nylon Micromesh, 20D x 330T Ripstop Nylon
Floor: 30D x 262T Ripstop Nylon 3,000mm Durashield PU Coated
Fly:20D x 330T Ripstop Nylon 1,200mm Durashield PU and Silcone Coated
Interior Height 39" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 84" x 50" Floor Area 29 sq ft Doors 2 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Real Customer Reviews
- Great Tent
Likes: Lightweight, Quick Setup and roomy.
- Although I just purchased the tent and haven’t used it yet, I was referred to this tent by a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker who completed her hike last year. She had raving reviews on the tent after having tried several other brands over the years.
Likes: Light weight, roomy, mesh for airflow, light weight poles for support, no guy lines needed, bug & snake proof, and bathtub type bottom to keep water out!
The rain cover can be used as a tarp with the poles for ultra-light backpacking.
Dislikes: I would like to see a model sized in between the 1 man tent and the 2 man tent to further reduce weight for a single hiker that needs ample space.
- Great tent!
Likes: After lots and lots of research i went with the hubba hubba nx2. The weight to comfort and livability of this tent just surpassed most other backpacking tents. I also love the rain gutter great design and well ventilated for almost 4 seasons.
Dislikes: The color is not the best if needing to stealth camp.
- Awesome tent!
Likes: Roomy, lightweight.
- Best backpacking tent out there!
Likes: I researched the living daylights out of backpacking tents before purchasing this, and I even bought a large handful before finally settling down on this one. I should have trusted all the reviews I've seen over the years and just gotten this one the first time around. Some of the tents I had owned before getting this one was the Nemo Dagger, Kelty Salida, Kelty TN2, Nemo Galaxi, REI Half Dome 2 Plus, Kelty Trail Ridge, Marmot Tungsten, Nemo Losi, and Kelty Gunnison. I don't really have anything bad to say about any of those tents I bought, because each of them have some things of value at their price point. But here's why I have landed on the MSR Hubba Hubba NX as the best backpacking tent out there:
1. It's super easy to set up.
2. It's lightweight for its pricepoint and the material it's made out of.
3. It's backed up with a great warranty and repair service by MSR.
4. The vestibule door unzips right next to the door to the tent, which eliminates the gymnastics stretch one would have to do by getting out in the morning (this is one of my favorite features).
5. The poles and rainfly can connect only to the footprint providing an "on the fly" option for lighter weight.
6. The colors on the tent aren't obnoxious.
7. The rainfly of the tent has the built-in rain gutter, good venting options, and can provide a star-gazing option like the Kelty TN by being rolled up half way.
8. It's surprisingly strong in the wind when all staked down and guyed out. Seriuosly, it hardly budges.
Many of the gear of the year awards made Nemo's Dagger the winner for 2017 even though it's been around pretty much just as long as this model of the Hubba Hubba. I liked the Dagger, and the Hubba Hubba is almost the same tent when it comes to size and material. But here's where they are very different:
- The Dagger is difficult to get into when the rainfly is on (I get that Nemo's door entry is designed to provide more vestibule space, but ultimately I didn't like how difficult it was to get in and out).
- The Dagger has white mesh on the vertical sides of the tent. This looks really odd to me when viewing the tent in daylight.
Dislikes: This isn't a big deal, but I kind of wish there was less of the white tafeta material on the ceiling of the tent to provide for better star gazing. This definitely isn't a deal breaker though. Also, I think "Hubba Hubba" for the name of a tent is kinda' dumb, but I get why they gave it that name.
- Would Buy Again.
Likes: I did weeks of research on two person three season tents. I had my list narrowed down to three. The MSR Hubba Hubba NX, NEMO Dagger and the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2. I ultimately went with the MSR.
Dislikes: A little heavy. This models been out for a few years.
Likes: Light. Compact. Sturdy. Easy set up. Space to weight ratio
Dislikes: Could use either another gear pocket or the existing ones could be a little larger
- Best Backpacking Tent Out There
Likes: The MSR Hubba Hubba is the best combination of light weight and durability on the market. The 3,000 mm PU and DWR floor coating on top of 30 denier nylon makes the floor durable and water repellent. The 20D nylon on the rest of the tent and the 15D micro-mesh keep the tent light and strong.
Dislikes: I wish it had one interior pocket to carry little items (wallet, watch, knife).
- Light Weight & Comfortable Shelter
Likes: It's big enough for me, my wife and our 70 pound dog. In the humid Florida summer nights, I folded back the rain fly half way (in case it unexpectedly rained) which allowed for a quick cover up, simultaneously allowing for more ventilation. To provide extra protection, I cut a piece of Tyvec to cover the floor so the dog's claws didn't puncture the floor. It probably wasn't needed, but it gave some comforting assurance.
- Wonderful Backpacking Tent
Likes: Recently purchased two of these tents to take on a backpack trip to the Eastern Sierras. Didn't have time to test the tent out before the trip. No problem! The tent is easy to put up and it has plenty of room for two. I did a ton of research and decided the best option for me was a tent that didn't taper at one end. If you are looking for a well designed tent for two, this is your tent. What you may loose in weight savings, you gain in comfort and build. This tent is the standard.
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