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Reach for the MSR Hubba Hubba Tent when you head out for some spring, fall, or summer camping with a pal. Divide up this freestanding tent so you'll only carry a couple pounds each; it's simple to set up, which is helpful in bad weather or low light. Forget the tarp and P-cord; you have luxury trail living right here.

  • Hub system connects all the poles' sections, which makes setup fast and simply a matter of connecting pole ends and attaching to the mesh body
  • Freestanding design gives you the versatility to pitch almost anywhere
  • Dual vestibules and doors provide each camper access without disturbing travel his or her travel partner
  • A 40-inch interior height provides enough room for an adult to sit up or crouch while inside
  • Lightweight canopy material allows for supreme ventilation and airflow inside the living space and protects against flying insects and pests
  • Full-coverage rain fly protects this mesh-ventilated tent from nasty weather
  • Rain fly and floor use highly durable ripstop nylon that withstands seasons of camping and both utilize waterproof external coatings to keep you dry
  • Bathtub-style floor wraps up around the sides of the tent to keep heavy rain and weather from splashing inside
  • Multiple guy line points offer the option of adding extra tie-downs for truly brutal wind and weather
  • Hit the trail with only the fly and footprint (footprint sold separately) for truly fast-and-light backpacking
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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Any retailers still selling this version? I would love to pick up this tent -- used even!

Mehhh ...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My girlfriend and I did a lot of research before we pulled the trigger on a two-man, three-season tent. After a summer of weekly use, here's our thoughts:

Things we like: It's pretty light for a two-man, three-season tent. It sets up really easy. It's got a ton of headroom. This thing was bomber during a late-night rain storm. Plenty of room for two dogs and two humans.

Things we don't like: Having a vertical zipper instead of a "frownie face" zipper (ala the zipper on the Big Agnes Seedhouse) on the rain fly means that unless you're really, really gentle, every time you get out of the tent the fly will sag ... bad. There are no vents in the fly ... which would have been a really easy and nice addition.

Overall, we're happy with the tent, but we'd probably go with something different if given another chance.

Mehhh ...

Having a vertical zipper instead of a "frownie face" zipper on the rain fly means that unless you're really, really gentle, every time you get out of the tent, the fly is going to end up looking like this. This is a bummer.

Mehhh ...

Sturdy and roomy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this tent, because I planned on backpacking with a friend, and also thought it would be a great one person tent, for when I want to store gear inside with me. The tent turned out just as I had expected. Fast, easy pitch. Durable and sound. The two doors and vestibules are a fantastic addition for a two person tent. No climbing over your partner to enter, or exit. I plan on using this tent a lot in the future. I highly recommend it.

Sturdy and roomy

Great tent.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My wife and I have backpacked with this tent in some pretty tough environments. We camped one night on a mountain in the Scottish Highlands that was completely saturated. We could hear water running under our tent and anything on the floor got wet, our sleeping bags stayed dry on their pads. We were caught in another bad storm with high wents in the French Alps. It was one of the scarriest nights of my life, but somehow the tent survived. My boots were full of water the next morning from rain blowing under the fly. This tent was not designed for those types of conditions, but it made it through. I think this is a great two person backpacking tent.

Good, not great. B+

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I destroyed this tent in a windstorm. Well, the wind destroyed it.

Actually, this was my second such tent. My first Hubba Hubba suffered a pole failure during fairly tame weather (that weird circle hub at the y-junction).

I liked the hubba hubba enough for its features that I gave it a second chance.

Things I liked:

Cavernous. Larger than most Boston-area studio apartments.


Really nice waterproofing on the fly.

Stealthy green color.

Awesome 2 door entrance, huge vestibule, pockets. Lux.

Things I didn't like as much:

(besides having 2 of them fail on me)

Hard to stake out taut

Snow collects on roof (ok, ok, its a 3-season tent, but that my $99 half-fly sierra designs super-clearance-that-one-time tent succeeds in this regard and the hubba hubba struggled is a teensy bit surprising)

Fairly weak floor, tears easily on things

Poles are absolutely itching to bend themselves and stay bent. Beware wind, beware snow, beware ... weather.

Will I buy a third? No.

But I'd like to find something with the advantages of this tent that is just a little stronger.

Carbon fiber poles are very expensive and are more delicate than the original ones, I have had my Hubba Hubba since the design came out, and updated to the Carbon Fiber poles about 5 years ago, on The Tahoe rim trail the carbon fiber cross pole broke and they are not easily repairable as original. This summer in a sudden just of wind on the CA Coastal Trail the main carbon pole snapped at the joint causing major problems for the remaining two weeks of the hike. advise: carbon poles are lighter but very expensive for this model. They Work well if you take care of them but a strong wind or even small snow load will break them. FYI

Best tent ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent is amazing. It has been with me all over the world and has never let me down. It is very light and sets up super fast and easy. It has held up in some pretty nasty storms. My favorite feature is that when you are not using the rain fly it is like you are not in a tent at all since it is almost entirely mesh.

Great Tent

    My husband and I are going on our 4th year in our Hubba Hubba. It is easy to put up and take down for multi-day trips. Split between us, this system is lighter then when we use our hammock systems separately. We regularly camp in the Smokies and surrounding parks so rain is pretty much a constant. After two years of use we retreated the rain fly and reapplied seam sealer as a precaution. We have never had a problem with leaks in the rainfly and only just recently, on our trip to Yellowstone, did we have water seep through the tent floor. It was a torrential downpour and edge of our tent was in a puddle. Turned out to not be much of a problem. We used Tyvek housing wrap for a couple of years for a footprint until we broke down and got the footprint with a giftcard. LOVE the footprint. We not only use it for the Hubba hubba but we also stake it under our hammock systems for a nice "landing pad." As for MSR, the have wonderful customer support. They are very helpful and patient, especially when they are trying to teach you how to replace a section of your pole over the phone. I would buy this tent again in a heartbeat!

    Great Tent

    Great Solo

      If you are like me and like a little extra room and aren't picky about ounces, this is a great tent. I will never go back to only having one door on my 3-season tents, the extra door and vestibule space is superb, especially if you are sharing the tent. I have used this tent for both backpacking and for BWCAW canoe trips. I bought a Sea-to-Summit compression sack (size small) and use it to compress the tent down to the size of a cantaloupe; the stakes, poles and footprint just slide in on the side of the pack. The needle stakes that come with it are great compared to the flimsy, round aluminum stakes you get with most tents, but they can still break (I snapped one going through rocky soil). A good replacement set are the MSR groundhog stakes (

      Have used this tent in the heat of the summer (the mostly mesh walls work great for ventilation), through rain storms in early spring and in the colder, dry late October. The pole system works great, after the first few times setting up, I can now assemble w/ fly in a few minutes. Like I said before, this tent is an excellent solo, great if you travel with a dog and it works well if you are sharing since you each have a door and vestibule. It is a little tight inside with two, but manageable.

      I have the 2009 model.

      Between the hubba hubba and the marmot...

      Between the hubba hubba and the marmot twilight, which one is more sturdy and weather resistant?

      I own the Hubba Hubba and have spent one night in the Twilight. Overall, they are very similar and you would probably enjoy either one, but my preference is the MSR. I have used it in up to 8 inches of snow and have not had any issues. MSR warranty department is also very helpful, which I appreciated.

      does this tent come with a footprint or...

      does this tent come with a footprint or do you need to buy it separate?

      I am torn between the Hubba and the Hubba...

      I am torn between the Hubba and the Hubba Hubba. I'm new to bike touring this year and will be buying my first tent. I doubt I will ever need to sleep 2 people, but you never know. Has anyone gotten the Hubba Hubba and wished they had just gotten the hubba?

      I guess these aren't like forums. No one comes back to answer or follow up.

      I saw the price increase on these tents, I should have bought one a month ago when the were 20% the OLD price!! I found a Hubba and a Hubba Hubba in a local store with the old prices ($249 / $299) - I got the Hubba because 99% of the time I will be on my own or with others that have their own tents. It was easy to set up in my house and it was easy to get in and out of even for me at 56 years old.

      I have three bike tours planned so far for this year, the longest being a one week ride in June. the other two are later in the year. I will be going on a couple of over nights in the Spring just to test out gear, etc...and to have some fun.

      If I still have this page bookmarked when I get back, I'll let you know how I did with the Hubba.

      I don't use mine for biking but just bought the Hubba Hubba (2-person). If you like having some extra space inside the tent for miscellaneous items AND the weight is not an issue for you, go with the two-person. I like to have a few personal items with me in the tent and if I had bought the 1-person model, it wouldn't have allowed for it. If you just want to crawl in and sleep, the 1-person will likely do the trick.

      Well it looks like I am about a year too late here but I will just respond hoping it will help the next person. I would have gone with the Hubba Hubba. That is the tent that I own but I have also used the Hubba. For the way that you'll be using the tent, you'll appreciate having the extra room for gear storage. There is some storage under the vestibule on both models, but that area is not completely protected from weather like the inside of the tent is. For me, a little extra weight and money is worth it if it means my gear stays dry.

      I have this tent (2008 model) and it has...

      I have this tent (2008 model) and it has 4 loops sewn into the ceiling of the tent. Does MSR make a "shelf" that hooks into these loops? I would like to have a place to store my headlamp and other lightweight items.

      Best Answer

      The term for the product you are describing is "Gear Loft". MSR makes one, but it is not reputed to fit well on the Hubba Hubba (their bestselling tent, go figure).

      Marmot makes a universal gear loft (read: doesn't fit anything) that is fairly easily modified to fit many different tents.

      Hi, there, I've heard that the new 2011...

      Hi, there,
      I've heard that the new 2011 Hubba Hubba tent is supplied with only 6 v-shape stakes instead of 8 needle stakes and no cord at all in comparison with the previous year model. Is it true?

      Best Answer

      MSR and other online retailers list this as including eight (8) J-stakes, all stuff sacks, and guyline and tighteners. If you are concerned that BC may not be shipping these tents with those items, I would use the gray "Chat Now" box on the upper right of the page and confirm with a customer service rep before ordering. Hope that helps.