You’re used to catcalls if you end up walking to work, but it’s rare you get a foxy whistle or “hey hot stuff” if you end up in the backcountry. Get used to it, because when you get hunker down for the night in the MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person 3-Season Tent, the admiring hoots and hollers are going to follow. This superlight (3lb 7oz trail weight) sweetheart keeps your pack weight low, packs down to next to nothing, breathes deeper than your yogi, and still stands up to years of camping adventures. Light in your pack but tough on the ground, the 30D nylon ripstop bathtub floor rises up to give protection to your slumbering body from splashes and spits when it starts to rain. Water stays on the outside as a result of a combination of DWR and 3000mm Durashield PU coatings. An opaque blend of mesh and ripstop nylon turns the tent body into a protected place to towel off after a pre-dawn skinny dip in the lake. Vents on all four sides let the crosswinds blow to keep the air inside fresh. The nylon ripstop rainfly uses a 1200mm Durshield PU and silicone coating to keep the water from creeping inside and tanking your dreams of feather beds and hot (indoor) showers. Unique to the Hubba Hubba is the rainfly-vestibule interaction. Instead of center zips on the fly, the zipper lies along the side, tucked beneath a rain gutter. When you open the tent fly, a flap of fly fabric falls away, giving you a secure entrance to your tent. The rain gutter prevents precipitation from sneaking inside. At both vestibules, you’ll be able to roll up the edges on the fly and savor an evening breeze free of mosquitoes. Despite the fact that you are taking all of the package for a commute on the Wonderland Trail, the Hubba Hubba only puts a measly three-and-a-half pounds in your pack.
Material: [fly] 20D ripstop nylon, PU coating (1200mm), [body] 20D ripstop nylon, 15D nylon mesh, [floor] 30D ripstop nylon, PU coating (3000mm), DWR coating
Wall Type: double-wall