21 Jun 2017, 13:23

Testing the Hubba Hubba NX MSR Backpacking Tent


The comprised stuff bag is only one of our favourite layouts. The huge opening is far less difficult to material than the usual run-of-the-mill stuff sack that heaps from 1 end and nearly always demands precise packing. This material tote is forgiving enough to take even the most beginner tries, and also the compression straps allow you to cinch it down smoothly to fit to your pack. It is one of these no-brainer ideas which force you to wonder why very others are utilizing precisely the exact same style.

The 30-denier ground and 20-denier rain fly certainly are certainly narrow, but at the ultralight planet, they are pretty tough. It’s true, you want to take additional care when setting the tent up, and we do not advise heading out with no ground cloth. But these are the very same precautions we urge for virtually any tent today. And we realize of several Hubba Hubba (and also the more recent Hubba Hubba NX) flashlights which are going powerful after years of extensive usage.

You will find, nevertheless, an increasing number of competition. We believe the Copper Spur to function as next measure in moving ultralight: it is somewhat more compromised compared to the Hubba Hubba NX about fabric durability and also inside area (the foot finish tapers). Therefore, it loses a number of this equilibrium which produces that the Hubba Hubba our best backpacking tent, however, an 11-ounce saving isn’t trivial. MSR also have published an intriguing ultralight tent to get 2016: the FreeLite. At 3 lbs (packaged pounds), it is a complete 13 ounces lighter compared to the Hubba Hubba NX, plus it keeps the 2-door layout and fundamental pole shape (though one finish isn’t fully freestanding). To bring down the weight, MSR utilizes 15-denier fabrics to your ground and rainfly and contains a 3-inch lower peak height–all fairly significant compromises.

For the majority of backpackers, the cost is the largest hurdle in receiving their hands around the Hubba Hubba NX.