User Review: MSR Hubba Hubba
Source: bought it used
It breathes well and setup is no sweat either.
- Quick setup
- Two doors/vestibules
- Low bathtub floor
- Snagging zippers on vestibule
What I always say when people ask me about the Hubba Hubba:
"You could pitch this drunk in the dark in less than 5 minutes. It's true. I can prove it."
I love this tent. If you are thinking of buying a tent I'd strongly suggest this one. Not only is it quick to set up, but it is under 5lbs, and under $400 for a two-man, 3-season tent.
The reason I would take this tent over another "under-5-two-man" would be its waterproofness. I have camped in what has felt like a 3-day long monsoon and I barely got damp. The waterproofness of the actual tent was great. My concern was that when the rain was reaaallllly coming down, the bathtub floor was not high enough and a the water splashed from the ground and up into the tent. But that was minor.
Breathability in this tent is pretty good. My frequent camping grounds are Fundy National Park, and the weather is extremely erratic with humidity and temperature drops. I really don't notice the condensation on my tent fly at all and I never usually feel clammy in it (though I'm not spending tons of time actually in the tent.)
Packing this tent up is as easy as yanking it out. I usually throw my tent and the fly into a medium compression sack and my poles stacked to the outer of my pack, so it really doesn't take up much room. And if you are backpacking with a friend and splitting it it feels like nothing.
I do find that I frig a lot with the zippers of the vestibule. They don't slide well on the track and I could never make a quick get away if I needed to.
I was surprised to find a mesh pocket on the wall of my tent to throw in a headlamp, knife and other smallish things that I might need while camping. I didn't expect that when I put it up, and I actually didn't notice until my third pitch.
I've had this tent for about three years now and though it's got some wear to it (patches from accidents), it doesn't perform any less than the day I bought it. I would also strongly recommend purchasing the footprint to match as it will prolong the life of your tent floor.