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pretty good

    My tent is really cool. It's roomy inside for one person and perfect for throwing in a backpack..I did have some trouble with the outer was really really hard to fit and I kind had to use all my strength to get it on there and when i woke up in the morning it had a tear...maybe just a defect?

    dont mess with me man.. im a scientist.

      purchased this tent for its lightweight design, and super lightweight rainfly. the entire tent beneath is pretty much nothing but screen, which means a few things. first, no bugs getting in, EVER. second, if you hit a hard wind in this tent, theres a large gap inbetween the ground and the bottom of the rainfly, so theres nothing to stop small particles flying through the tiny threaded screen of the body of the tent which, after a night of wind ( especially in the desert ) makes it simple to wake up with a brand new layer of detritus all up on you. i have encountered this nowhere but the desert, however, so dont get too worried. secondly, it is snug and cute, with enough room to move just a bit. dont get excited about fitting two people in it though, cuz youre gonna have to be reeeal comfortable with eachother. cute tent, thought id go with the hubba 2 man, or the mh hammerhead.

      I think your talking about the Hubba, not the Hubba HP. The 'HP' version has very little mesh (a little on the 'roof' and on the door). The Hubba HP has a list of improvements, or upgrades, over the standard Hubba, making it a 3+ season tent. This is the one I reach for for most of my backcountry camping simply because it is a tad more weatherproof, and can be set up a bit more taught. This is currently my favorite tent on MSR's line.

      Search no more!

        My search for the perfect tent is over!!! I've been searching for the perfect tent for some time now and have bought, tested and returned many a tent - but no more. This tent is really light, has enough room for me and my gear, nice vestibule size and most important no condensation problems. With 6 stakes my tent is secure and while there are extra guy-out points I've found no need to use them. Everyone at camp kept checking out my tent and was impressed by its roominess. Setup is quick and easy. I couldn't have made a better purchase. Well worth the money!

        Roomy and Easy

          I sought a tent that was lightweight but also one in which I could sit up straight in. I am 6'1" and can sit up straight in this tent in order to meditate. It's very light and very easy to set up and take down. I've seen no flaws so far.

          perfect tent!!!

            I actually bought this tent thinking i bought the hubba hubba two person, got it home, and to my surprise it was the hubba single, turns out, i fit my girlfriend and i in here, cramped but comfortable... definitely lightweight and roomy. perfect for solos, good enough for two people if need be. i love this tent. worth the money any day.

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            Can anyone compare and contrast this tent...

            Can anyone compare and contrast this tent with the Montbell Crescent line? The Crescent 1 shows a larger floor area, lighter weight, and cheaper price. Even the Crescent 2 is cheaper, the same weight, and of course a much larger floor space. Any experience with these tents? I know specs do not mean everything, and neither does price, which is why I am asking for opinions from those who have experience...

            Edit/Update: Well, no one was able to help me out with this, so I went forward with returning the Hubba HP I had purchased and bought a Montbell Crescent 1. The HP was a nice tent, but I just could not get past how narrow and confining it was. I know other reviewers have found it to be adequate, or even ideal, but for me it was just too tight a fit. I could have slept in it, of course, but would not have been happy about it, and certainly cannot have seen myself weathering out a storm of any length in it.

            The Montbell Crescent 1 is roomier, lighter, & cheaper. It's done.

            Is this tent an exoskeleton? Can it be...

            Is this tent an exoskeleton? Can it be pitched fly first in nasty weather, and then clip the inner tent in place?

            Best Answer

            It's not designed to do this, but it's possible. By putting the poleset into the grommets of the fly, you could then clip the body of the tent on the poles underneath the fly. This, however, is not like a Hilleberg tent that requires you to set up the tent by first pitching the fly and then clipping the tent inside the fly.

            The Hubba HP and the Hubba Hubba HP are unique on the market because of their ability to be pitched sans footprint and body allowing for an ultralight fly-only set up. It's one of the best MSR offers.

            Regarding Jason's answer: I have had to do this a few times. As long as you plan for it (put the poles in the grommits in opposite order), you can set it up and take it down in the rain. It's much easier take advantage of the free-standing aspect and set it up under a tree and then move it to wherever you want. This tent has been through three brutal seasons and I love it.

            I had to do this recently in the dark in the pouring adirondack rain, hwich later turned to snow. its not that hard to do, i dunno if its made for it. it took me around ten minutes probably, you should practice doing it at home .

            I had to do this recently in the dark in the pouring adirondack rain, hwich later turned to snow. its not that hard to do, i dunno if its made for it. it took me around ten minutes probably, you should practice doing it at home .

            Is this tent warmer than the Hubba? I had...

            Is this tent warmer than the Hubba? I had a Hubba (all mosquito mesh), but sold it because here in the northern Rockies, it provided no warmth at all on cold nights and mornings. The HP does have mesh on the roof, and I don't care for cold air pouring in.

            You will experience less air circulation and warmer conditions inside the tent when things are cold and windy outside it's walls. However, it does as good a job in ventilation as the Hubba due to it's uncoated 20D nylon. There is a vent on the door and on the top of the tent, but this does not effect the warmth of the tent in my experience. If the problem you experienced from the standard Hubba was from wind circulation, the Hubba HP will be warmer inside no doubt. It's the best tent on the market for a single person and the Hubba Hubba HP is the best for two people for extended seasons. You really can't go wrong with it.

            Are the seams in the rain fly factory...

            Are the seams in the rain fly factory sealed ,taped, or neither?

            I'm wondering about the pack size. I...

            I'm wondering about the pack size. I currently have a 2 person tent that weighs twice what this one does but according to the specs, my current tents pack size is 6x22" and this one is 6x20". Not impressively smaller but is this just because they include the tent poles?

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            As far as pack size goes, there are several ways you can pack this tent. The way I usually pack it is in a XS Granite Gear Air Compressor (ultra-lite compression sack). By doing this, I can get the body of the tent and the fly down to the size of a softball. The poles and stakes go in other areas and these take up very little room. By doing this (and having a very small sleeping bag (Marmot Hydrogen) and using the NeoAir Mattress), I can take a 2500 cu. in. pack for a week long backpacking trip! If you have a respectable sized sleeping bag and pad, getting the Hubba HP down to a size of a softball will be ideal. This does not hurt the tent, although this is not a good way to store it.

            The best way to do it is by stuffing first the fly and then the canopy or main body of the tent and then compress it. Doing it this way allows you to unpack the canopy first which is the first thing you put up. You may not need the fly depending on the weather. It won't hurt the tent to stuff it, again, as long as it's not left this way for more than a few weeks. I always store the tent in it's original stuff sack rolled up inside. Some even take the poles out and store them assembled. If you have enough room to do this, then you can maintain the shock cord in the poles much better this way. I always clean my stakes after a trip is over as well.

            Has anyone used this in wet snowy stormy...

            Has anyone used this in wet snowy stormy AK conditions? Hunting?

            I recently purchased the Hubba HP tent. ...

            I recently purchased the Hubba HP tent. It set up faster than any tent I've had, but when I took it to Scotland for the TGO Challenge (west to east coast hike), forecasts were for 90mph wind gusts the first night (I stayed in a B&B and wimped out). The second night, when I couldn't procrastinate any more, I borrowed a Hilleberg AKTO tent which held up fabulously. I don't think the MSR Hubba BP could have taken 70mph gusts, driving rain, and sleet. It rained 9 of the 13 days. Anyone know if an MSR Hubba could take those 70mph gusts? I didn't chance it... I went with the most popular choice of those crazy Scots............

            Update: I ended up using the tent on a 10-day kayaking expedition in Alaska.

            We got "galed" in for 7 of those days with 35-40 knot winds The tent held up well, and it stayed dry other than condensation.

            I would like to see better ventilation in future models, perhaps a "sliding door" on the back side to allow for more airflow. A friend on the trip had an Exped Vela 1 tent which allowed him to get more air into the tent, but did not give the same amount of vestibule space or the ability to heat hot water in the vestibule.

            Overall, I love the tent. Light. Easy to set up and tear down. More than enough room for me (I'm 5'3" and 124 lbs, so there was plenty of room above my head to stash things). Factory sealed seams.

            I was wondering if anyone who has this...

            I was wondering if anyone who has this tent tried to cook under the vestibule? To put it a different way, is the vestibule large enough to cook in should you get stuck in a down pour?

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            depends on what setup you have. I would say you could get away with something like a Pocket Rocket or Giga Power, but maybe not a liquid stove, they just take a little more room. Technically you shouldn't cook in the vestibule (or tent) at all, but i am guessing you know that and this is in emergencies. Good luck.

            I'm considering a Hubba HP but haven't...

            I'm considering a Hubba HP but haven't seen one erected, only the pictures on the MSR site and elsewhere. My question concerns access to the rear triangular space which appears on the plan shown by MSR. This seems to be a sort of additional vestibule or storage area for kit. If I'm right, is access to it possible only from the outside by raising the flysheet at the rear or is there some sort of opening from the inner tent into the rear vestibule? If so that would be handy, permitting access from inside the tent.

            Well, I have a question about the older...

            Well, I have a question about the older Hubba w/mesh! I set it up in my home and when it came to the fly, the directions said pull taught and stake out. It does not reach the ground in back and so it can't be staked with the line provided. At the front vestible it reaches the ground only if you leave it loose and droopy. If you pull it taught to give yourself some actual vestible room, the lines wont reach the ground to be staked. What am I doing wrong?

            The back needs a piece of guy-out cord attached in order for it to be staked out. It was designed to not reach the ground to provide for some ventilation. The vestibule should have the ability to be staked out however. Once staked, the fly should be fairly taught. The thing to remember is that there should be a gap between the ground and the fly of about 6 inches or so.

            Which is more lighter and better, this...

            Which is more lighter and better, this tent or the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 ?

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            The Big Agnes is a hundred bucks cheaper, lighter, bigger inside, and sturdier by design. Seems pretty clear to me.----------This is a perfect example of someone looking at the two tent's specs and basing their decision off of that. There are a couple of suggestions I would recommend when determining a tent: LIVABLE space (not just square footage), and VERSATILITY (not just weight and price). First, Livable Space...this means you should ask yourself what's more important to you, extra floor space (however sitting up will mean brushing the walls of the tent and being in a crouched position), OR truly livable space (room to change, sit up, and move around somewhat (relatively speaking)). The Hubba series tents offer excellent livable space because of the hubbed design. The Seedhouse tents slope so severely towards the top that you can't help but brush the interior walls, which, if covered by condensation (all tents will develop condensation) can be quite uncomfortable. Also, not being able to sit up fully because of these sloping walls is literally a pain in the neck...Second, Versatility...The versatility of a tent is determined by what seasons it can be used in and how durable the tent is. The Seedhouse is strictly a 3-Season tent based on it's total mesh walls, delicate floor (sil-nylon), and lack of guy-out points on the fly. The Hubba HP is made to be an extended 3-Season (meaning late fall and early spring) because of its solid, nylon walls and 10,000mm coated floor (in other words, much more weather resistant). You also get a tent with several re-enforced guyout points on the fly that allow the user to make sure it does not blow away in a severe wind. The materials used in the Hubba HP are the best available (20 denier and 330 Thread-count canopy and fly, 20 denier BLACK no-see-um mesh for the best visibility, DAC Featherlite SL poles) and the construction is as good as you will find (catenary cut for a taut pitch, very tight re-enforced stitching, best seam-taping available). This is why it's $100 bucks more and 3 oz. heavier. If it where me, I would base my decision on whether you need the extra durability and versatility of the tent, if you like livable space over square footage, and whether that's worth $100 extra dollars and a few more ounces.----------jason makes an extremely long-winded but somewhat valid point, but based on my experience with tents, I would still get the Big Agnes. They make better tents.----------Big Agnes makes better tents? Really? Man, and to think all I had to say is that "MSR makes better tents" and that would have been the answer this guy was looking for! Come on, dude. This brings to mind, "Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is already made up."How's about this...My buddy and I have thru hiked the entire PCT and I used the Hubba (Mesh Version, not HP) and he used the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1. We both would nag each other daily about whose tent was better and why. We covered every single thing just mentioned, i.e., livable space, durability, weatherproofness, packability, the gamut. You're never going to guess whose tent lasted the entire trip unscathed and battle worthy... well it wasn't the Big Agnes. He almost cried when his floor had a hole rubbed through it and it rained for 2.5 days straight. Also, the stitching in his vestibule started to come unsewn and leak in heavy downpours. My Hubba is a CHAMP. Yes it's a little heavier, a little tighter width-wise, but this thing took ol' Agnes out to the woodshed and had his way with her. Bohannon, the SL1 has failed him and supposedly that company was supposed to be top shelf according to you. Just sayin. The Hubba is worth that extra money ladies and gents. Make the right decision...

            Since there's more fabric than mesh has...

            Since there's more fabric than mesh has anyone experienced any problems with condensation? I don't want to be trapped in a steamroom or sauna.

            I want this bad boy, but am afraid I'll...

            I want this bad boy, but am afraid I'll be cramped. Any six foot plus peeps out there used this thing?

            I've slept in this tent equal to about a month's time and believe it's perfect. For me, it has just the right amount of space to move around and to allow my sleeping bag to loft up. I find myself cluttering up bigger tents with stuff I bring in...I like the fact that you can't bring in a bunch of stuff into the tent. I keep my pack, boots, etc., in the large vestibule and it's easy access if I need anything. The best part is that I can stuff it in a XS Granite Gear Air Compressor to get it the size of a softball (the poles and stakes go elsewhere in my pack). It's amazing it can get so small but be adequate enough for me to use in pretty crappy weather. I actually used it this year on Cotopaxi (highest active volcano in the world) in Ecuador where we had 30 mph winds (gusts up to 60mph) and it performed flawlessly. It's one of my favorite pieces of gear...

            Best Answer

            During my search for another solo tent, I seriously considered the Hubba HP for both weight & the spacious vestibule. REI happened to have one set up in their store. I slipped in through the side door & zipped it up. The vestibule area was great but I found the inside extremely confining especially if I had to wait out a rain storm. I was close to touching all four walls @ the same time & with my pad & sleeping bag inside, I would have been even closer. The floor is the same dimensions head to toe leaving only enough room for a few small items. The head room was good, making sitting up comfortable. Being 6'3" I needed something with a little more room. Soon after I found the Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL1 (see my review). The floor is longer & tapered leaving me with more than enough room where I need it & not @ all confining. The vestibule is even more spacious making cooking in bad weather possible.

            A tent is a big investment. Make sure you consider all options before deciding. Also try before you buy. See if you can rent the tent you're considering. This would be best way of determining the best tent for your needs.