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How to Set Up the MSR Elixir 2 Tent

Sturdy and livable, the MSR Elixir 2 is fully freestanding with a unique pole configuration to maximize interior volume. Follow along as Gear Specialist Luke details the setup of this tent, step by step.

How to Set Up the MSR Elixir 2 Tent

All of the components of this tent are color coded to simplify the process.

1. Start by inserting the ends of each pole into the corresponding colored grommet.

Although it may look like the poles are supposed to cross at the apex, they are actually meant to stay on the same side so that the ends match the colored grommets.

2. The brow pole will cross over the two existing poles and attach to the connection point at the top of each door.

3. Connect the clips with grey or red webbing to the pole of the same color.

4. Following suit, the rain fly is also color coded to pair the red and grey buckles with the matching corners. Use the adjustable webbing to tension the fly as needed.

When staking out the vestibule, it is helpful to do so with the door of the rainfly closed in order to create just the right angle and tension. You can then open it, but this way the door can later be closed without the need to adjust your stakes.