See how to set up these livable, ultralight backpacking tents. All MSR Hubba NX series tents feature a freestanding unified pole system with color-coded stake-out loops and clip webbing. Easily assembled in multiple setup options.
The MSR Mutha Hubba NX 3-person backpacking tent is the lighter weight next generation of the acclaimed Mutha Hubba tent. With a unique pole design, the Mutha Hubba NX is spacious and weighs a respectable 4 pounds, 7 ounces.
The unique pole configuration of the Mutha Hubba NX provides 41.5 square feet of interior space and a full 44 inches of interior height for maximum livability. Strong and supportive, the DAC Featherlite NFL aluminum poles are extremely lightweight. 8 MSR MiniGroundhog stakes are included to aid in securing the freestanding Mutha Hubba NX. Dual vestibules offer a combined 18 square feet of additional protected storage space.
Extensive mesh construction keeps weight to a minimum while maximizing ventilation. The Mutha 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 Mutha 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.
If you prefer to travel even lighter, the Mutha Hubba NX rainfly can be used alone or in tandem with the optional Carbon Reflex 3/Mutha Hubba NX footprint (sold separately), making the Mutha Hubba NX a feather-light freestanding minimalist shelter.
Two guy cords, 2 aluminum cord adjusters and a compression stuff sack with pull handle are included.
- 3-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
Recommended Use 3-Season Backpacking Average Min Weight 4 lbs 7 oz Average Packed Weight 4 lbs 13 oz Warranty Limited Lifetime Vestibule Area 9 sq ft + 9 sq ft (2 vestibules) Sleeping Capacity 3 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Packed Size 21" x 7" 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 44" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 87" x 68" Floor Area 41.5 sq ft Doors 2 Clips or Sleeves Clips
Likes: Nice design changes to achieve lighter weight! I set this up next to my older Mutha Hubba to compare: 1) new tent orientation has sleepers sleeping parallel to the doors instead of perpendicular to them...easier for either sleeper to exit without disturbing other; 2) nicely finished seams, guy-outs, zippers etc (my experience with MSR tents in general); 3) much lighter materials for floor and fly, even considering less use of mesh than prior version; 4) very stable and secure when fully staked and guyed. All in all, I am glad I went to new (2014) version to gain weight reduction without sacrificing quality or function! Great job again, MSR!!
Dislikes: Inherent in its design, the tent does not have standalone stability in my opinion: needs to be staked and guyed. In comparison, the prior models of Mutha Hubba with the hub-design pole configuration had complete standalone integrity without aid of stakes/guys (of course, still needed to stake/guy to secure against weather) so could easily reposition after assembly if a more desirable siting was determined. For my purposes, though, this is not a bad trade-off to achieve the reduction in weight achieved in part by the new pole configuration.