User Review: MSR Hubba Hubba
Design: All mesh three season freestanding wedge
Ease of Setup: Simple and fast
Weight: Specs say under four pounds.
Price Paid: $159
For 3-season packing, this is a well-sewn lightweight tent, good enough for two and perfect for a solo hiker and all your gear.
At first, the pole system appears daunting, but even without the instructions, which were missing from mine, it was simple to figure out. The pole system looks like some kind of TV or cell phone antennae when it's complete. It snaps itself together quickly and comes apart easily. Setting this MSR up is a breeze, even in windy conditions.
The Hubba Hubba is not a winter tent, due to the full mesh body, but I spent a snowy night on Mt. Hood in it with no problems. The full fly pitches tight and works well, but makes getting in and out a bit of a chore.
After a year of very heavy use, the poles are still straight with no bends, shock cording is still good, zippers still work well and the rainfly is still waterproof.
A lack of any handy internal pockets is a small negative, probably saves only a few grams. I added a mesh loft from an old Sierra Designs tent and the problem is solved.
This is a very good tent for the money and is light enough for solo packing if you want to store your pack inside.