User Review: 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.
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