Gear Review

5 5

Classic 2 man tent

The Hubba Hubba is one of the gold standard 3 season 2 person tents on the market. It's lightweight, priced competitively, big enough, and time tested. The set up of the tent is super straightforward and easy to do by yourself. The free standing design is nice and fairly sturdy. I've heard people knock the weather/wind sturdiness of this tent, but I've had it survive very wet Pacific Northwest conditions and windy desert conditions admirably.

Strong points of this tent - light, compact, easy to set up, durable, weatherproof

It would be nice it if was a few inches longer and/or wider (although you could say that about any tent) and had a couple more points to attach guylines, but overall this tent is great and worthy of any solo or 2 person adventure!

And a side note on awards - Other manufacturers have made great tents that have garnered awards of recent from Outside Magazine and Backpacker (like the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL, Marmot Aura, BD Mesa), and it's easy to forget that this was Backpacker's editor's choice in 2005. These magazines make sure to have new award winners every year (unless they bestow a lifetime award (like Backpacker's gold award)), so don't forget about the Hubba Hubba just because it's been around for a while!