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Lightweight, rugged, and spacious.
- Factory-taped seams and long-lasting Durashield coatings on the floor and fly protect you from wet ground and stormy weather
- Simple design uses DAC aluminum poles, hubs, and clips so this tent is easy to pitch
- Unique pole arrangement yields lots of overhead room
- Mesh canopy allows for extra air circulation and views
- Fast-pitch option allows you to carry just the poles, fly, and footprint (footprint sold separately) for a lightweight trek in calm weather
- Vestibules can be closed completely for double-walled storm protection, but sides also roll up to turn the space into shady porch areas
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Reasons why this tent is awesome:
1. It's long so it fits tall people comfortably.
2. The tent pole construction makes more room in the top of the tent, making it feel roomier and also giving you more head room when you're sitting up.
3. It's got a long pocket down each side of the tent you can access no matter which way you're laying. They're big so you can stash all kinds of small lose-able items in them!
4. It's lightweight for how big it is.
5. It's got two doors for easy access and big vestibules to store your stuff you don't want in the tent with you.
6. Lots of mesh for looking at stars or scenery and keeping you cool.
7. MSR quality: they make awesome tents!
This tent is HUGE inside but packs down tiny especially with the help of a compression sack. LOVE it, just wish it had a vent...
When I saw this tent in store, it almost...
When I saw this tent in store, it almost seemed as though the pole structure was sort of flimsy. Has anyone had any experience with this tent in bad weather, can it hold up against high winds?
MSR say it can hold up to 60kl/p (37/5ml/p)...it is a light Weight tent!
If u need a tent for high wind dont go for light Weight.
Hey Mike, aside from the actual rating and the lightweight nature of the tent, high winds require you to use your guy lines properly with any tent. Sustained winds and bigger gusts might cause some weird distortions at times, but you would be amazed at how rigid a structure you can get when you set up the extra anchor points. I use an even lighter weight 3-person MSR tent of similar design, and I've found that it holds up great against all the elements, including winds.
I pitched this tent for a night in Death Valley when the winds were sustained at 40mph and gusting up to 70mph. Every other tent was flattened and the Mutha Hubba was fine. Only problem was the fine silt that blew up under the fly and in through the mesh.
I second the Death Valley comment: EVERY other tent was just a pile of fabric. Also pitching technique does matter in high wind no matter the tent: pitch with the short end facing the wind, anchor your stakes. This tent has been on dozens of trips over five years and still going strong.
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I bought the MSR Mutha Hubba tent from Backcountry a few years ago. The rainfly lining started to separtate and became very sicky which made the poles sticky as well. MSR replaced the rainfly but not the poles. The poles would stick to the new rainfly and the tent itself. I called Backcountry to ask if they would do anything. They told me to send the tent in. They replaced it. Backcountry has the best customer service out there. No other company comes close. I would buy my gear from this company even if I had to pay more. Their prices are great so that's not really an issue anyway. Five stars are not enough to rate Backcountry. I wish we had the option to go above and beyond that rating as they do for all of us who buy gear from them. Thank you Backcountry, you guys are awesome!