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MSR Elixir 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
photo: MSR Elixir 1 three-season tent

Very good backpacking tent for 1 person!


  • waterproof
  • easy to set up
  • fairly lightweight
  • packs pretty small


  • could be bigger, pack smaller and be lighter

Very high quality tent, completely waterproof and very easy to set up. It is definitely a one-person tent as there is not much extra room, but the vestibule is great for gear if the ground is dry.

It doesn't pack the smallest and the metal poles are a little heavy, but all around a great backpacking tent. I recommend for anyone tenting by themselves on backpacking trips. 


My experience has been great with this tent so far, no issues at all.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250

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Price MSRP: $199.99
Current Retail: $239.95-$269.95
Historic Range: $199.95-$269.95
Reviewers Paid: $250.00
Weight 3 lbs 15 oz
Length 86 in
Capacity 1
Minimum Weight 3 lbs 15 oz / 1.78 kg
Packaged Weight 4 lbs 12 oz / 2.16 kg
Floor Dimensions 86 x 30 in / 218 x 76 cm
Floor Area 20 sq ft / 1.86 sq. m
Vestibule Area 12 sq. ft / 1.11 sq. m
Tent Volume 28 cu ft
Number of Poles 2 7000 series aluminum
Tent Volume 793 liters
Interior Peak Height 39 in / 100 cm
Packed Size 19 x 6 in / 48 x 15 cm
Number of Doors 1
Freestanding Yes
Rainfly Fabric 68D ripstop polyester 1500mm Polyurethane & DWR
Canopy Fabric 40D ripstop nylon & DWR
Mesh Type 20D polyester micromesh
Floor Fabric 70D taffeta nylon 3000mm Polyurethane & DWR
Country of Origin Imported
Vestibule Volume 340 liters / 12 cu ft
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