User Review: MSR Hubba
Ease of Setup: Breeze
I was seeking a freestanding one-person tent. I already owned an REI Roadster which absolutely requires stakes (a problem in the Cascades when camping in scree fields with little to no soil). After careful research, the choice became very clear -- the Hubba -- for several key reasons.
(1) As a 6'2" guy, the Hubba offered the tallest room for one-person tents.
(2) Largest vestibule - I prefer to keep my boots and pack under a vestibule at night.
(3) It is side entry vs. those tents that open near the head of the tent.
(4) Pitches in a snap -- about 3-4 mins.
So far, I've camped seven nights in good weather. Have not gone through a major rainstorm yet.
The only improvements that could be made -- add a roof window, and add more reflective cording to make it easier to see at night.