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MSR Nook Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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You'll find space for this tent as well as inside of it.

Backcountry tent sites rarely offer enough space for your palatial camping tent. There's good news, though: MSR designed the Nook 2-Person 3-Season Tent to fit in tight spaces without cramping your style when you sleep. Highly packable body material, a roomy floor plan, and classic, tough-as-nails MSR build quality make the Nook the ideal choice for comfortable wilderness living when times are tight.
  • Lightweight body material keeps this tent light enough for backpacking without sacrificing durability
  • Quick-clip tent and pole interface makes for fast, easy setup even if you're tired and it's late
  • Compact floor design and single vestibule allows this tent to fit comfortably in small backcountry tent sites
  • Roomy interior height allows campers to sit up, side-by-side
  • Mesh windows and fly vents keep air moving inside for superior ventilation
  • Rain and precipitation easily slide off the waterproof coating on the outside of the lightweight fly
  • Pitch this tent with just the fly and footprint (footprint sold separately) and shave some weight with the fast-and-light configuration option
  • Item #CAS0746

Tech Specs

[fly] 20D nylon ripstop, DuraShield PU/silicone coating (1000mm), [body] 20D nylon ripstop, 20D nylon no-see-um mesh, [floor] 40D nylon ripstop, DuraShield PU coating (3000mm), DWR treatment
Wall Type
DAC aluminum
Number of Poles
Pole Attachment
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
6.0 sq ft
mesh window, fly vents
Gear Loft
Interior Height
38.0 in
Floor Dimensions
[length] 88.0 in, [width at head] 50.0 in, [width at feet] 42.0 in
Floor Space
28.0 sq ft
Packed Size
20.0 x 6.0 in
Fast-pitch Option
yes, footprint not included
Fast-pitch Weight
2 lb 5.0 oz
Packed Weight
3 lb 8.0 oz
Trail Weight
3 lb 2.0 oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty

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great little tent

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a very durable and well made backcountry tent for its weight. It is small as most backcountry tents are. I've camped in snow, rain, and high winds (35+ mph) with no problems in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming . It does need to be guyed out properly though. Yes, I too wish it came more stakes and guy line. One should practice setting it up before taking it on a trip. It is bomber once you know how to guy it out. I've yet to have any issues with the fly contacting the tent wall excepting in some very high winds. I wish the was a guy out point where the vent spacer rod thingy is on the fly. The fly doesn't come all the to the ground but the bathtub floor extends above the lower edge of the fly so this hasn't been an issue relative to the conditions I've encounter so far. I've no problems with condensation so far. The trick is in the guying out of the tent. It packs up small. Light but not the lightest tent out there. This is not an ultralight tent but it is light considering how durable it is. The extra weight should translate into great durability. It is more weather resistant and aerodynamic than many other tents and should last longer under bad conditions that most other ultralight and lightweight tent. So far I have been very pleased with this tent and think it should hold up to years of use with proper care, maintenance, and storage.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really wanted to like this tent, it is sooo lightweight and I love how the entrance rolled back but...

* its so narrow that the sleeping bag end up damp on the sides and feet.

* its really fiddly to put up and pull down (esp if its raining!)

* the end is so sloped that the inner tub is exposed to the rain.

* its almost impossible to find a guy rope set up where the fly doesn't touch the inner (esp when its raining or the ground is to rocky to get pegs in).

* any strong wind from the side means the velco rain vents open up (and the fly touches the inner)

Most of these things wont be a problem if you are camping in places where it doesn't rain or blow too much, but thats not the case in NZ.

I'm hoping to return this tent or onsell it and get something a bit tougher.

Simply Amazed

    simply amazed with the quality and attention to detail. Perfect size for wife and I, or when I head out alone with plenty of head room (we are 5'8"). Incredibly light and packs down to almost nothing. Freestanding trekking pole option does a nice job. Did not come with guy-lines. Two small pockets on each side of entrance. Small but functional and in a good spot.

    Nook - Benefits

    Remote wilderness tent sites aren't built with big, comfortable tents in mind; that's why we designed a tent that mazimizes living space but fits in backcountry sites. The Nook offers a unique experience - plenty of living space in a tent that doesn't take up a lot of space to begin with.

    Doing PCT next year with wife...trying to...

    Doing PCT next year with wife...trying to decide between this or Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2...know these are in the highside of what people usually take but if spending 5 months outside willing to sacrifice 1.5 lbs for a little comfort and durability...anyone have a preference?

    I am also looking for a tent for thu-hiking the pct, on previous camping trips I have been on tents of this style have had issues with rain down around the feet. It seemed to be caused by the fly not completely covering the tent where it met the ground. so, just a heads up.

    We have used the BA Copper Spur UL2 for a couple of months now including 5 nights on the Benton MacKaye trail in GA and a couple of nights in Yellowstone Nat. park. It seems like we sacrificed durability for size when we bought this tent to replace the smaller BA tent that we were using. We did take on a little water once and we noticed that the sipper doesn't seem to be performing as well after getting a little dust in them while camping in Idaho and WY. We have our doubts about this tent holding up as well as the smaller BA that we had.

    Can I get a picture of the tent all packed...

    Can I get a picture of the tent all packed up next to something for some size ref.?

    Hi. I'm confused with the specifications...

    Hi. I'm confused with the specifications of the hydrostatic head of the materials. I'd like to have an absolutely waterproof tent - but I'm not sure about the necessary values for this material (especially the floor material).. Thanks so much.

    From the MSR FAQ

    For an MSR tent, waterproof means that all external fabric has been coated with our exceptional polyurethane coatings and the seams have been factory-taped, making that area of the tent impermeable to water. "mm” refers to millimeters and is paired with a number to represent a standardized measurement of how waterproof a coating is. For instance, a 1500mm coating will withstand a 1500mm (5') column of water for more than one minute before a single drop might appear through the fabric. That's strong enough to prevent rain from leaking into a tent in a hurricane-force storm.

    Is this tent bug and mosquito proof

    Is this tent bug and mosquito proof

    The Nook uses MSR's best materials (only the Carbon Reflex 1,2,3 and Nook uses these materials). It is a very tightly woven material using very small threads. The result is a light weight, but strong tent material (20D, 330T). The mesh is unique as well because it is a 20D thread (unlike most who use 30D). This results in a softer hand, slightly lighter weight, and tinier holes for bugs to get through. The smallest bugs (no-see-ums) can't get through so you should be free from bugs IF you keep the door closed. It is exceptional in being lightweight, but roomy for this class of tents.