MSR Elbow Room 2P

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Just got back from a British summer week of car-camping.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Three-season freestanding bow frame
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Incredibly easy to setup - 5 mins for 1 person
Weight: 7lb 2oz/3.24Kg packed
Price Paid: £179

Just got back from a British summer week of car-camping. Not especially challenging weatherwise but it was hot with occasional heavy showers. Ventilation was excellent and no sign of leaks. (The fly is rated 1500mm HH)

Especially impressed with the design and build quality. Made in Taiwan - but who cares! Plenty of space inside for two (88" x 52"). Door at each end and room in vestibules for all our gear.

And it looks cool!

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Combine the comfort and convenience of your family tent with the performance you need to withstand high-mountain storms with the Elbow Room 2 tent from MSR. Enhance your backwoods comfort with 40 sq ft of room with Bow Frame geometry and an additional 15 sq ft of vestibule space, but don't confuse this tent for a weekend warrior's car-camper, durable, waterproof construction withstands damp weather and a weight of 7 pounds is viable for the backcountry camper.

- Mountain Gear

MSR has transformed familiar tent geometry with the new Bow Frame to make the Elbow Room series the most livable freestanding shelters available. The Elbow Room 2 tent is a great cross-over tent for campers who enjoy backpacking and car camping. Excellent ventilation, gear storage, and storm protection make this the one tent to suit two adventure seekers. Both feature dual entrances, vestibules, excellent ventilation and ample room to gear storage and living.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

The MSR Mo Room 2 redefines the amount of livability (aka - space and comfort) to be had in a trail-friendly tent. Bow Frame geometry is combined with a time-tested hoop tent design to create steep sidewalls and vast interior spaces. A pole-supported front vestibule and a traditional rear one save the cavernous interior living spaces for living and let you enjoy the view...even in nasty weather.


The MSR Elbowroom 2-Person Tent gives two campers the ideal balance between a sturdy basecamp tent and a weatherproof backpacking tent. A unique pole configuration and a roomy interior provide plenty of living space for car camping while remaining light enough to strap to your pack.


On Sale. Free Shipping. MSR Elbow Room 2 (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Elbow Room 2 Tent by MSR Livable: Bow Frame lifts sidewalls and extends vestibules dramatically increasing useable space. Gear Storage: Two entrances and two big vestibules swallow most of your gear and let you enjoy the view-even in nasty weather. Excellent Ventilation: Kickstand vents on fly, mesh ceiling panel and 2-way zip doors provide excellent flow-thru ventilation. Versatile: Easily carried for backpacking with enough space for comfort while road tripping or family camping. SPECIFICATIONS: Capacity: 2 Minimum Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz / 2900 g Packaged Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz / 3240 g Floor Area: 30 sq. ft / 2.8 sq. m Vestibule Area: 12 (6 + 6) sq. ft / 1.1 (.55 + .55) sq. m Tent Volume: 80 cu. ft / 2265 liters Vestibule Volume: 15 (7.5 + 7.5) cu. ft / 425 (212.5 + 212.5) liters Interior Peak Height: 42 in / 106 cm Packed Size: 20 x 7 in / 51 x 17 cm Number of Poles: 4 DAC Number of Stakes: 8 Fly Fabric: 70 x 190T Taffeta nylon 6 1500mm polyurethane coated Canopy Fabric: 70 x 190T Taffeta nylon 6 Mesh Type: 20D polyester mesh Floor Fabric: 70 x 190T Taffeta nylon 6 10000mm polyurethane coated Freestanding: Yes Number of Doors: 2 OVERSIZE ITEM: We cannot ship this product by any expedited shipping method (3-Day, 2-Day or Next Day). Even if you pick that option, it will still go Ground Shipping. Sorry for being so mean.

- Moosejaw

MSR Elbow Room 2P


The Elbow Room 2P has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$199.96 - $349.95

The MSR Elbow Room 2P is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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