The MSR Hubba Hubba is a solid 3-season tent made…
2 April 2014
Summary: The MSR Hubba Hubba is a solid 3-season tent made to comfortably fit two hikers and their gear. Set up couldn't be easier, but flaws arise in less-than-ideal weather conditions. Condensation and wind resistance are two major weaknesses with the HH.
Pros: Lightweight, Incredibly easy setup, Soft, non-obtrusive colors, Stays cool in the summer (with open vestibules)
Cons: Condensation, Saggy rain-fly, Weak in heavy winds, Gets stuffy (with closed vestibules)
I really wanted to test the idea of a three-season…
13 June 2013
Summary: I really wanted to test the idea of a three-season tent by taking it to Patagonia — the land of 4 seasons in a day. Now obviously MSR sells this tent as a three-season tent BUT I wanted to Max out its performance. Over a 178KM, I carted this lightweight 2-person tent. It withstood wind speeds well exceeding 100km, rain and snow. Its one downfall is also one of its most loved qualities. The pole design.
Pros: Light weight, Easy setup, Spacious, Perfect for warm weather
Cons: High wind will squish this tent. Storm or violent storm force winds (102km+), Heavy snowfall can be annoying
Five nights later... Two under clear skies and three…
14 September 2010
Excerpt: Five nights later... Two under clear skies and three in swirling mist and rain on the West Ridge Trail over Bigelow ... Avery ... Horns ... Peaks from Stratton to the Bigelow Preserve in Maine ... Mid September 2010.... Max high temp about 65F.... and low 36F... in cold rain... with a sleeping bag made by Western Mountaineering, the Antelope (subject to a different review ... on this GREAT SITE). In a nutshell, I like the Hubba Hubba HP 2 person tent...
Used for cycle touring in Australia and South America.
5 April 2009
Excerpt: Used for cycle touring in Australia and South America. Pros: Lightweight; two doors; freestanding; fly very waterproof; generous headroom; can be pitched fly first; can be used without fly or without inner; nice pegs; non-drip vertical doors; plenty of room for 1 person + gear and adequate for 2 people (head to toe).
I used this tent for 10 days at Philmont Scout ranch…
6 September 2008
Excerpt: I used this tent for 10 days at Philmont Scout ranch in New Mexico on a backpacking trip. We had rain almost every day and hot days and cool nights. The ideal situation for testing out a tent. It takes two people about 2-3 minutes to set it up. It is so light for a 2 person tent. The mesh gives awesome ventilation. The vestibules on both sides and dual entrances are very nice. It can actually keep you quiet warm for so much mesh.
Okay it's orange. I know. Get past this and you discover…
19 October 2006
Excerpt: Okay it's orange. I know. Get past this and you discover that it's actually a very very nice piece of kit. It has a simple one pole design that fits into the inner to create the shape. It's nice and lightweight which makes it ideal for cycle touring or anyone who's looking to shave those grams out of a pack.
Ok, this is sort of a preview review. My first impressions.
4 September 2006
Excerpt: Ok, this is sort of a preview review. My first impressions. Easy set up. Set it up in the backyard and then put the hose to it for about 20 minutes. No leaking anywhere. Good interior space (at least compared to my Sierra Designs Clip Flashight). A tad narrow, but 7' long (good enough for my wife and I: I'm 5'9" and weight 185, my wife is 5'6" and weighs 125). Both my wife and I are able to sit up in the tent w/ no problems. Decent room in the vestibules.
Okay, so this is a great tent for your basic backpacking…
4 August 2005
Excerpt: Okay, so this is a great tent for your basic backpacking needs. It's light, and there is enough room for two 6-foot males in the tent. It's a little tight in the shoulder space, but it is 7 ft long. All that said, the tent is not very sturdy in its pitch. High winds and snow would not be a good situation for this tent. It is fine for heavy rains, but don't pitch it were it will get very windy. I am comparing this to my Hyperlight AST that pitches tight and solid!