User Review: MSR Hubba Hubba
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Have had this tent since 07, several trips in VA, NC ,TN, OR, CO, WA all kinds of weather from hot and humid, heavy wind and rain, to waking up in a virtual igloo. Very good 3 season tent, easy / quick set-up.
Haven’t had the issues, with high winds that some other folks suggest, but I tie additional guidelines to pull the fly taunt. That said, it has held up in monsoon weather pretty well, with just a little moisture seeping thru the floor. I also use the footprint.
In 09, I did start having issues with the fly, tension rips along the pole line. (Obviously I also had leaks at this point) Sent back to MSR (Cascade Designs) and they provided me with a new fly. I like the color much better than the orange original. I was stoked with the level customer service and how the company backed their product. That said, I also take good care of my equipment.
Poles have held up well over time (a slight bend in one section) and the elastic keeps surprising me with its durability. I’m pleased with the dual vestibules, provides options for variety of weather/gear storage, though I use mostly as a solo tent at 6’3 plenty of room, as a two person, best advised to go head to toe, shoulder to shoulder is a bit tight, but headroom is ample. I also use a separate bag for fly and inner tent, as someone else here has suggested this keeps a dry inner during inclement weather.
I chose this tent as a 1-person alternative primarily due to the weight relative to the amount of space a 1- person tent provides. For ultra light camping I use a bivy sack.
Overall, Happy Camper
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