User Review: MSR Hubba
Design: three season freestanding solo lightweight tent
Ease of Setup: Easy! one pole, many options, fly first, body first, just the groundcloth first...
This is a great tent. Freestanding, single pole, lightweight, tall. I am 6'4" and fit in it. Obviously it is not spacious, but I can sit up comfortably in it and can lie down fine with a bit of room at my head and feet for my junk.
The one complaint I have is about condensation. This is a problem with every tent, but I was a bit annoyed just because the time I used it I was using a sleeping bag that was almost not warm enough and wanted to keep the doors closes. I felt bad about packing my brand new tent up with the fly coated in condensation so for the next days I slept with part of the fly open and it worked great. Next time I plan on bringing a little warmer bag and keeping the fly open more.
It is great to have the 360 degree mesh so it is easy to see the bear pawing and licking the bear canisters near you. It is also very stable and is very easy to set up. It was great to watch other people sharing tents struggle with two people when I could set mine up quickly and easily faster.
This tent is very light, but does not compromise in durability, with the groundcloth I bought I was comfortable that the tent could withstand the wear from the rocky surface I was camped on. While staking out the fly is a little awkward at first it allows for better ventilation, and makes it easy to get in and out of the tent in the rain.
I am happy I chose the Hubba and would do it again in a second.