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The MSR Hubba Hubba NX (next generation) is new for Spring 2014 and offers numerous significant improvements over the current MSR Hubba Hubba. The new version aims to offer maximum livability for a moderate 3 lb. 7 oz. weight, a 9 oz. savings over the current model. Though the weight reduction is much appreciated, the tent also has several new features and design tweaks that make it more comfortable and more weather resistant- two benefits that might outshine the weight savings. Improvements include: (1) The waterproof sidewalls are taller and have a short solid nylon panel that helps to block blowing sand and wind, and increase privacy. (2) The distance from the inner tent to the outer tent has been increased, thereby enhancing ventilation and reducing the probability that the outer tent will touch the inner tent wall when wet. (3) The vestibule doors have been redesigned for easier entry, increased weather resistance (via a new guypoint) and the bottom can be rolled up for improved airflow and a view. (4) The tent now has a vent on each end and other many small details, like the grommets and pole clips, have been redesigned to save weight without reducing stregth.
All in all, the NX appears to offer a dramatic improvement over the current Hubba Hubba. Is it likely to win our Editor's Choice Award? No, probably not. But if you want one tent for camping and backpacking we suspect the Hubba Hubba NX will be a very good option; it will likely score several points higher in our ratings than the current Hubba Hubba and might be the best all-purpose two door backpacking tent after the Hilleberg Rogen. We plan to test the Hubba Hubba NX ASAP and will have a full Hands-On Review sometime in summer 2014. Check out our complete Backpacking Tent Review to compare the 26 models we've tested.
— Chris McNamara and Max Neale
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Most recent review: May 26, 2014
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