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Elixir Tent: 3-Person 3 Season

3.6818181818181817 out of 5 stars
88 Reviews

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Why We Like The MSR Elixir Tent

Everyone in your packing posse has a job: someone schleps the food, someone watches for bears, and someone hauls the tent. Lucky for you, you've been assigned to tote the MSR Elixir 3 3-Person 3-Season tent. We love that this lightweight tent readily holds you and two friends, and the star-shaped skylight gives you something other than each other to stare at in the interminable hours just before dawn. So long as you're not planning an Arctic expedition, this early spring-through-late fall tent will protect you from the elements.


Details

  • Spacious tent ideal for multi-person backpacking trips
  • Pole geometry specifically designed to maximize living space
  • Fully sealed rain fly keeps out rain, wind, and sleet
  • Mesh and nylon canopy keeps things cool during summer trips
  • Included footprint prolongs life of tent floor
  • Item #CAS00CR
Material
[rainfly] 68D ripstop polyester, PU coating (1500mm), [canopy] 40D ripstop, 20D micro mesh, DWR finish, [floor] 70D nylon taffeta, PU coating (3000mm)
Capacity
3-person
Season
3-season
Wall Type
double
Freestanding
yes
Poles
7000-series aluminum
Number of Doors
2
Number of Vestibules
2
Vestibule Space
25ft²
Ventilation
mesh canopy
Seams
fully sealed
Interior Height
41in
Floor Dimensions
84 x 68in
Floor Space
39.5sq ft
Packed Size
20 x 8in
Footprint Included
yes
Trail Weight
5lb 14oz
Packed Weight
7lb
Activity
backpacking, weekend camping
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 3 years

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 88 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 19 reviews
2 Stars - 7 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 11 reviews
5 Stars - 47 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

December 3, 2023

Fly failure

I have the Elixir 3 tent and love the design of the tent. It is easy to assemble and the doors are large and the zippers are high quality. It withstands high wind extremely well. I'd give it 4 or 5 stars for that, but unfortunately the waterproofing on the fly is poor. After only 4 years the seam tape has completely degraded and the fabric is no longer waterproof. I always take great care of my camping gear and pack it clean and dry. I switched to the MSR Elixir 3 to have a bigger tent for all my gear since I only camp from my vehicle. Trying to decide whether to try a re-waterproof the fly or get a new tent.

Jeff B.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

1 out of 5 stars

November 15, 2023

When it rains it’s poor

Tent is great , good layout, zippers etc but the rain fly material was awful , it peeled away on our second use, and we got completely wet. Clear material defect. Contacted MSR twice ( email and pictures) was auto replied that MSR would be follow up it’s been over a year and nothing. Tent is unfortunately useless now without a rain fly.

Matt P.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

5 out of 5 stars

November 4, 2023

Great tent, could easily fit

Great tent, could easily fit three but very comfortable for two. Lightweight and easy to set up

Hannah M.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

4 out of 5 stars

October 16, 2023

Works great but creates a

Works great but creates a lot of condensation. It's been really good on rainy days. Great for car camping or camping with dogs. The corner straps sometimes get twisted to one side of the pole when stretching them. When the tent is fully stretched, the doors get too close to the face of the edges people, sometimes annoying and easy to get wet with condensation.

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Jose R.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

1 out of 5 stars

October 5, 2023

I am very disappointed with

I am very disappointed with the quality of this tent.

Madeleine M.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

1 out of 5 stars

October 3, 2023

very poor rainfly

The tent itself is good, but the rainfly awning is not waterproof at all. It rains outside and it rains lightly inside. Where I can buy the 100% waterproof rainfly?

Mia
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

1 out of 5 stars

August 27, 2023

Poor rain fly

I used my tent 4 Times and the rain fly starts flaking away. It is 100% not waterproof. I wrote to the compagny and I never got feedback... I will never buy again from them

Karolyne B.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

1 out of 5 stars

August 22, 2023

MSR elixir 3

Great tent if it doesn’t rain. Almost felt like didn’t even have a fly on . First time used it backwoods camping and it was raining inside. Tried contacting but no support

David
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

1 out of 5 stars

August 6, 2023

MSR Elixir 3

I have had my Elixir 3 for 4 years. Used < 20 nights. I received the first good solid rain since I had the tent and it leaks like a sieve. The tent has been well cared for. Spent hours replacing sealing tape which was degrading plus other attempts to get the tent and fabric to seal with limited results. This tent is a fail on 1 of the 2 things it must do. Very disappointed.

Randy
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site

2 out of 5 stars

July 31, 2023

Tent poles break at joint way to easily.

I love MSR products but the tent pole system on this tent is a really poor design. I am not a novice camper/tent setter upper and I’ve NEVER broken a tent pole before. This tent has two joints where the two poles are locked together and creates a really weak spot for the tent poles. I was following the set up instructions and the pole piece that slides through the joint and then into the other end of the next pole segment snaps off right at the joint. It’s happened twice now and I was even being extra careful this second time because I saw how easy it happened the first time. I would never buy this tent again because of that pole set up. Because it’s at a joint you can’t repair it either. The little repair sleeves can’t pass over the break. Hopefully MSR will send me a new pole segment so I can try to repair it (again). Otherwise the tent itself is great and I would give it 5 stars. But make sure you bring a big roll of duct tape if you plan to use these poles.

Amanda H.
a Cascade Designs brand site

Originally reviewed on a Cascade Designs brand site