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MSR Hubba Review

   

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  • Currently 3.0/5
Overall avg rating 3.0 of 5 based on 4 reviews. Most recent review: October 27, 2013
Street Price:   $406 | Compare prices at 1 resellers
Pros:  Lightweight, easy to pitch, spacious, good-looking.
Cons:  Not strong or stable, bad pockets, tiny stakes, no vents.
Best Uses:  Lightweight backpacking and camping in sheltered areas.
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Recommendations:  67% of reviewers (2/3) recommend this product
Manufacturer:   MSR
Review by: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ December 26, 2012  
Overview
Discontinued Product
The MSR Hubba was replaced with the Hubba NX which is a lighter and stronger version of the original.

The MSR Hubba is the smaller, one-person version of the MSR Hubba Hubba, about which we did a full hands-on review. How is the Hubba different than the Hubba Hubba?

The Hubba
  • Sleeps one rather than two
  • Has floor area of 17 square feet rather than 29
  • Is 20 ounces (30 percent) lighter
  • Is $50 less expensive

Check out our full Backpacking Tent Review where we compare the Hubba Hubba to other top tents. In general our testers prefer to use a tent found in our Ultralight Tent Review for solo backpacking. They're much lighter, more versatile, and, in many cases, cheaper than double wall solo tents.


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Most recent review: October 27, 2013
Summary of All Ratings

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67% of 3 reviewers recommend it
Rating Distribution
4 Total Ratings
5 star: 0%  (0)
4 star: 50%  (2)
3 star: 25%  (1)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 25%  (1)
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   Oct 27, 2013 - 11:50am
Set up time and take down time is very fast. Only drawback is the top pole. Ample room inside for a one person tent. Ample vestibule area. Drawbacks are the top pole and the long reach for unzipping the vestibule. It has plenty of headroom which most of the one person tents don,t have. I have enjoyed this tent very much. I have had other one person tents that did not work as well as this one.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Dec 26, 2012 - 06:29pm
bmacd · Climber · 100% Canadian
After 2 years this fabric began offgassing toxic fumes. Heavily coated with something that is very bad for you.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.
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   Sep 4, 2012 - 07:09pm
SeriousTool · Climber · Kennebunk, ME
I frankly am mystified as to why this tent only has an average of three stars in the user ratings. This tent has been the most go-to and utilized of all my tents over the past year. Since most of my adventures are solo, I prefer this over my Hubba Hubba unless I am going in the winter. And even I plan to try this out in the winter this year to save some weight. By far this is the lightest weight, easies to pack down, and put up tent I've ever dealt with. Never had the issues that others seem to criticize the Hubba on, and I don't nit pick as much either. I found it to be very robust, water resistent, efficient, and comfortable for a tall guy.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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