User Review: MSR Hubba
Ease of Setup: Easy peasy
Price Paid: £160
Have you been sucked into the ‘light-weight kit is the only way forward’ zeitgeist yet? If so then you’ve probably already thought about buying this tent or already own it. I do a lot of fell walking in the English Lakes and the odd spot of wild camping too and this tent is an essential bit of kit.
It’s my third, and by far the best, single man, light-weight tent I’ve owned. At around 1.4kg (there is a carbon fibre pole version available) there are lighter, single skin tents out there but who wants to wake up damp with condensation each morning? It has a single pole and can be pitched fly sheet only. The inner tent is extremely well vented being made up largely of mesh panels.
It’s an easy tent to throw up in a matter of minutes and is supplied with nice, light MSR pegs – I’ve added to mine with the addition of a few titanium ones too. The porch allows sufficient space to store your pack, boots etc and there’s enough room to sit in the tent and cook in it at a push. There’s plenty of room inside – both length and height, you can easily sit up in it.
I was wild camping a few weeks back on the South West Coastal path in Devon and was woken at 2am with gale force winds and torrential rain. The little MSR stayed solid on a wet, wind swept cliff top although the porch did flap a little.
There several nice touches including guy-line type zippers rather than metal ones which would tinkle annoyingly in a breeze. There are a couple of side pockets inside too, ideal for storing a watch or small torch. I would recommend that you also buy the footprint too.