Luxe Outdoor Habitat
Price Paid: $190
Got the Habitat in the spring and took on a bear hunt into interior Alaska along the Big Susitna River. Temps into the 20s. Surprisingly warm with all the mesh. Easy to set up. Took the wind nicely.
Lots of room for one and all my stuff under cover. I like the two entrances and vestibules. Nice it comes with the footprint included. Price was well worth it.
Design: three season free standing
Ease of Setup: Anyone can do it
Weight: 4.3 lbs with included foot print
Price Paid: $180
Made by Luxe Outdoors ..famous in AU,NZ and Japan and now we're seeing a few across the pond here.
Improved copy of the Hubba Hubba type tents with much needed air vents on each end of the rain fly, heavier waterproof coating & floor, taped seams and the finest poling, fixtures and stakes in the industry (YUNAN), Superior guy outs for rough weather. Great flow through ventilation even when raining.
First saw these as well used rentals in AU and I was most impressed. I asked about this company's models besides Habitat and found a few that were just excellent, especially for their prices.
Tent comes with Hvy duty foot print that can be pitched with the rain fly alone if you want to, Available in 2 models nylon upper or screen upper. I've tested the screen upper, bug free stargazing. I'll have to rate it above the Hubba Hubba in quality, contruction, venting and price. These folks took a great light weight design and improved it.
I've backpacked and sea kayaked to remote wild places for many many years and have quite a collection of great tents. I'm taking a Habitat on the next Alaskan sea kayaking expedition. Pray for great weather but expect plenty of rain.
[The reviewer is the U.S. distributor for Luxe Outdoor.]
Design: 2 person / 3 season / freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Xtra easy, very fast. A real treat !
Price Paid: 175 can$
Very nice and light tent that sets up fast. Waterproofing is perfect. I love the orange color. Surprisingly warm on cool nights. Canadian distributor Entry Creek is helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
Based on my use so far: 5 weeks bike touring/camping in Oztralia, mostly warm, some cool nights and a few thunderstorms.
Words of caution: the included pegs are beautiful-looking and light but to not like being pounded on with rocks (bending is their way of saying "no means no, dear!"). The door zippers will likely get stuck in the cloth unless you are careful (takes two hands in my experience). Your bags will be under the roof but directly on the floor, so be careful with rain (I usually put the bags on top of my sandals, works fine).
Just read the reviews of the similar MSR Hubba Hubba to learn more.
Design: Lightweight Backpacking Tent
Ease of Setup: Can be done in less than five minutes.
Price Paid: $210
This is a great lightweight tent. Everything is there including footprint, stakes, and guyout points and two usable vestibules. Setup is a breeze as the Yunan poles practically setup on their own. It's cozy for two but great for a solo hiker and dog. Great design, inside doesn't feel cramped as the sidewalls are near-vertical. Recently took it on a trip to Pisgah and stayed dry through rain, snow and sleet. Not to mention, no condensation due to ample ventilation in the rain fly. Can't wait until summer to go footprint and fly only.
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: 2 minute setup. easy as pie!
Weight: about 2kg
Price Paid: $160
a great spaciously designed tent, yet light and compact enough to take anywhere. can sit up and change, move around a bit and loads of room for gear. great features like pockets and hooks help organize and dry things out. zippers open like a breeze.
easy set up with only one pole unit makes setting up quick and easy. great a hefty footprint too. never had a single drop enter the tent in heavy rains.
best tent i've ever been in, it's doing me a great service on a cross continental bike tour. highly recommended to anyone interested in having a mobile home!
Just got this tent and so far just set it up on the lawn. The set up process is very easy and super fast. The whole tent looks like good quality and seems to be very sturdy. There is definitely room enough for 2 persons (I'm 6'3"). It's also nice to have 2 entrances with 2 large vestibules.
I considered initially the MSR Hubba Hubba HP, but this tent is less than half the price and even includes the footprint. Weight on my scale of the tent (this includes tent with flyer, poles, stakes) is 2250 gr. The footprint weighs about 200 gr.
Ease of Setup: very
I have used the Hubba Hubba a handful of times and the Habitat is EXACTLY the same, only better because it's a little lighter, comes with a free footprint, and has vents on the sides. I'm planning on using it for my tru-hike on the AT this coming spring!
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: easy
Price Paid: 170
excelente carpa, superliviana tanto para una persona como para dos, con muy buena ventilacion, no condensa, doble puerta y doble vestibulo.
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 4 lbs
Price Paid: $250
Love the tent, exactly the same as my friend's MSR Hubba Hubba, at the fraction of the price. Set it up for the first time in seriously 2 minutes. Very light weight, yet made well, strong materials. Great tent, recommend it for sure!
Where to Buy
The Luxe Outdoor Habitat is not available from the stores we monitor.
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US | Canada | UK | Aus
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