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MSR Hubba Hubba 2P

photo: MSR Hubba Hubba 2P three-season tent

One of the classic ultralight tents. Now in its ninth iteration it is a superlative light tent. Yeah, a real back saver!

Pros

  • Easy up carbon fiber hub system
  • Lots of room under fly
  • Smooooth zips
  • Lots of guy-out points

Cons

  • As with most ultralight tents, two people would be snug
  • Stakes a bit small
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Welcome home. 
One of the classic ultralight tents. Now in its ninth iteration it is a superlative light tent. Yeah, a real back saver! The design is very ergonomic. You can sit up inside easily. The zippers are very smooth. As in any tent one needs to be gentle. I really liked the space of the fly/vestibule design. Plenty of room to stick your pack, boots, and trusty hiking pole on each side.
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There's the hubs
The hub system and carbon fiber poles go up easily. Even in the dark. Haven’t experienced wind yet. I’m positing that the carbon fiber will be stronger than typical aluminum skeleton. I once spent a tough night in a good tent with the wind pushing it into my face and although much lighter, the HH2 might have done better.
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Rain stays out!
There were light intermittent showers in Colorado and the tent kept the rain out. Decent ventilation although with 100% humidity there was some condenstion on the carbon fiber poles. As with any tent, the fly should probably be guyed out to prevent some sagging against the inner tent.
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This is a two-person tent. I’ll have to say there isn’t much extra room. I was comfortable solo. Two would be cramped. I have a great two-person North Face Coriolis. At 6.5lbs it is too heavy for me to haul backpacking, but it still doesn’t have more room than the HH2. And the MSR has much more room in the vestibules. A perk is that it is very pleasant to look at the nicely designed tent when you’re stuck in it on a rainy day.

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Packs small and light
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Practicing for the tent flying contest.
The quality of manufacture in every detail. All in all, with careful handling as with all high tech gear, this nice tent should keep me dry and safe for many years. Thank you, Trailspace and Cascade Designs!

Experience

Back country hiking for years. Nights in tents—this is the best.

Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Trailspace and Cascade Designs gear giveaway (June 2022))

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The Hubba Hubba 2P replaced the MSR Hubba Hubba HP.

The Hubba Hubba 2P was previously known as the MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P.

Specs

Price MSRP: $479.95
Current Retail: $479.95
Historic Range: $479.95
Minimum Weight 2 lbs 14 oz / 1.30 kg
Packaged Weight 3 lbs 4 oz / 1.47 kg
Floor Dimensions 84 x 50 in / 213 x 127 cm
Floor Area 29 sq ft / 2.7 sq m
Vestibule Area 15 sq ft / 1.40 sq. m
Number of Poles 2 Easton Syclone
Interior Peak Height 40 in / 101 cm
Packed Size 19 x 4.5 in / 46 x 11 cm
Number of Doors 2
Freestanding Yes
Rainfly Fabric 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm DuraShield polyurethane and silicone
Canopy Fabric 20D ripstop nylon and DWR
Mesh Type 10D polyester micro-mesh
Floor Fabric 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm Durashield polyurethane and DWR
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