MSR Hubba HP
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 1.8 kg
Price Paid: $250
While this tent is probably one of the lightest 3-season tents available and does a very good job of keeping the rain out, I'm quite disappointed with its quality. The fly ripped on only the second occasion that I used it and although this happened in strong coastal winds, it gave me very little confidence in using it in the mountains.
I'm also disappointed in the quality of the new white fabric that has replaced the black mesh of its predecessor, the standard Hubba Hubba. I've been noticing little holes in the fabric after using the tent less then ten times. MSR also limits the number of tent pegs, probably to keep the weight down so you have to go out and buy extra.
Another problem I've noticed is that the plastic ring that keeps the main tent pole attached to the short crosspole is likely to break after extended use or in heavy winds. This thing should've been made out of a more durable material - and quite frankly I'm just waiting for it to crack.
Overall, this is a good tent if you're looking for a super lightweight shelter but aren't expecting too much durability. If you're looking to take it to high altitude in areas of extreme weather and heavy wind I'd honestly opt for something a little heavier but more durable...at least that way you know it's not going to fall apart.
The one outstanding feature of this tent - other than its light weight - is its waterproofing. Used it on a trip where we had four days of continuous rain and not a drop got through. Also, condensation was negligible. Better quality and I would've give this tent five stars. Unfortunately it's just not up to the rigors of serious trekking.
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: can you assemble a line then put a pole through gromet
Weight: 3 lbs
Price Paid: $270
Light, easy to set up, and very roomy. Also it comes with a gear loft/attic that is removable. Been in the rain and the wind, slept dry and warm. There is a reinforced piece on the rain fly that you can prop open to aid in ventilation, it just velcroes to either open or close.
If it weren't for the tent poles I would forget I even have a tent in my pack. Fast pitch system works great too. If in the summer and aren't concerned with bugs or a small drizzle/shower then you could sleep two under the rain fly in the fast pitch mode easy, and prolly still store gear.
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: under 3lbs
Price Paid: $314
Having owned the original Hubba I thought this was the ultimate solo tent. But after spending two windy nights out in Washington state's Goat Rocks Widlerness at over 7000 ft I knew I needed something better. The problem was with an all-netting body the wind and dust all blew in to make the nights' way cold and long.
The new Hubba HP has all the strong points of the old Hubba and none of the bad ones. Not only does it have a very much improved no solid cloth body but also improved poles and rain fly! On top of this it is a bit lighter.
If you are looking for a great solo tent look no further. I purchased this tent for $314 with footprint from MPgear.com. Best price and free shipping.
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To create the MSR Hubba HP Tent MSR took the ultimate free-standing solo tent, added greater coverage to the tent canopy and updated with lighter fabrics all-around. The result is a tent that not only performs better in more challenging conditions, but actually weighs less too.
Free Shipping. MSR Hubba HP Tent (Fall 2010) DECENT FEATURES of the MSR Hubba HP 1 Person Tent Added Protection: Full coverage fabric canopy. Lighter: Ultralight fabrics decrease trail weight. Extra-tough: Three-pass 10,000 mm DuraShield floor coatings. The SPECS Capacity: 1 Minimum Weight: 1.16 kg / 2 lbs. 9 oz. Floor + Vestibule: 1.6 + 0.9 square meter / 17 + 9.5 square feet Interior Peak Height: 100 cm / 40 in. Livable Volume: 623 + 254 L / 22 + 9 cubic feet Doors: 1 Packed Weight: 1.38 kg / 3 lbs. Packed Size: 51 x 15 cm / 20 x 6 in.
This ultralight, freestanding solo tent weighs less than the Hubba tent, yet offers increased protection for unexpected early-season snowfalls or persistent coastal winds. Greater coverage to the tent canopy and lighter fabrics all-around ensure that the Hubba HP tent holds its own in more extreme 3-season conditions, yet still weighs in at well under 3 lbs (1.36kg). * Ultralight: Technical fabric shaves ounces and provides more protection from snow, sand, and wind. * Livable: Unique pole configuration provides maximum interior space, a Stay-Dry entrance, and large vestibule for storing gear. * Quick and Easy Setup: All-in-one hub-and-swivel pole design is strong and simple to use. * Versatile: Can be used as a double-wall tent for full protection or in two freestanding tarp-shelter modes: with optional footprint, or just the fly and poles only for the ultimate in weight savingsSpecs:Capacity1Minimum Weight2 lbs 9 oz / 1160 gPackaged Weight3 lbs / 1360 gFly with Footprint Weight1 lbs 15 oz / 870 gFloor Area17 sq. ft / 1.6 sq. mVestibule Area9.5 sq. ft / 0.9 sq. mTent Volume22 cu. ft / 623 litersVestibule Volume9 cu. ft / 254 litersInterior Peak Height40 in / 100 cmPacked Size20 x 6 in / 51 x 15 cmNumber of Doors1FreestandingYesNumber of Poles1 DACNumber of Stakes6Fly Fabric40D x 238T ripstop nylon 6 1500mm Polyurethane & Silicone CoatedCanopy Fabric40D x 238T ripstop nylon 6Mesh Type20D polyester meshFloor Fabric40D x 238T ripstop nylon 6 10,000mm Polyurethane & DWR Coated
- Mountains Plus
Description of MSR Hubba HP TentUltra-light and quick to set up the MSR Hubba HP has been redesigned for increased space at less weight with the ability to stand up to more challenging conditions. At a packaged weight of 3lbs the solo MSR Hubba HP tent provides shelter for one with a vestibule that covers 17 9.5sq.ft for ample storage room.MSRs ultimate freestanding shelter, this solo tent weighs less than the Hubba, yet offers increased protection.FeaturesUltralight New technical fabric shaves ounces and provides more protection from snow, sand, and wind.Livable Unique pole configuration provides maximum interior space, 2 StayDry entrances, and 2 larges vestibules for gear storage.Quick and Easy Setup All-in-one hub-and-swivel pole design is strong and simple to useVersatile Can be used as a double-wall tent for full protection or in 2 freestanding tarp-shelter modes with optional footprint, or just the fly and poles only for the ultimate in weight savings2.2 m x .7 m 86 in. x 26 in.1 m 40 in. heightCapacity 1Minimum weight 1.18 kg 2 lbs. 9 oz.Floor vestibule 1.6 .9 sq. m 17 9.5 sq. ft.Interior peak height 100 cm 40 in.
- US Outdoor Store