This video offers instruction on how to set up the MSR Hoop 2-person Tent for backpacking or camping.
MSR Hoop Tent Set-up Video
Spread the tent inner out on the ground and stake the four corners so they pull directly out from the center of the tent. Pull the two end-point tabs taut and stake out. Completely assemble the green hubbed pole. Position the hubbed pole lengthwise down the center of the tent and insert its pole tips into the end points’ grommets. Swivel the hubbed cross poles so they are positioned on top. Clip the hooks on the tent inner to the poles starting at the top, working your way down. Insert the tips of the cross poles into the grommets of the tent inner on one side and then on the other. For extra stability, the Hoop can be set up as a self-standing structure using two optional cross poles. Assemble the two gray cross poles. Thread each cross pole through the receiver at each end of the tent and insert the pole tips into the corner grommets. If conditions are dry, in warm climates, the Hoop can be used without its rain fly to provide maximum ventilation as well as protection from insects. Once the tent inner is clipped to the frame, lay the rain fly over the tent and loosen the webbing straps. Connect the tips of the hubbed cross pole into the rain fly grommets. Secure the rain fly to the tent by connecting the side release buckles. When all six buckles are connected, tension the webbing straps until the rain fly is taut. Pull out the vestibules at each end of the tent and stake them down. If it is windy, use the guy points to give further stability to the tent. To increase airflow through the tent, prop open the vents above both doors.