User Review: MSR Hubba Hubba
Ok, I got this tent as a prodeal working at Uncle Dan's, so I didn't pay full price. I mostly do late spring, summer, early fall camping. Sometimes I lead canoe/kayak trips in the Midwest. Anything from the Lower Wisconsin River to the Apostle Islands to Boundary Waters. I have never used this as a 2 person tent. With that being said, I love this tent.
Base camping or going on a 5 day paddle trip, this tent feels light enough and packs small enough (if you put it in a event compression sack) to take it for just me. If I'm leading a trip solo, I definitely have more gear than everyone else and I can lay everything out organized with this tent.
Setup up is brilliant. On a trip, I want to help the group learn to set up their own gear and camp, but I also want to be able to do my setups speedy and the pole setup, I feel, makes the difference.
I also get cold easily. This is definitely not a warm tent, but with the right bag and proper clothing, you'll be fine.
I believe in being as lightweight as I can. Sometimes though, having a little extra luxury or two is nice. For example, I sometimes use an Exped Synmat 9 Deluxe sleeping pad, even on long trips. It's not that much heavier than some Therm-a-rests, but it might be an inch wider and it's 3 inches thick. It's definitely livin luxury. The pad and sometimes other extra luxuries still fit into this tent well and make for a very nice trip.
Sometimes it being so freakin orange, I think bugs think it's a flower and try to pollinate it or something. The color is not earth tone friendly, but I guess you can't lose it.
I do wish it had a ceiling window in the fly.