Benchmark two-person tent for lightweight backpacking
What can we say that hasn’t already been said by just about every outdoor gear magazine and website? People just love the Hubba Hubba, especially since it seems to get incrementally better with each generation (of which there are now seven, by the way, and counting). When it comes to lightweight tents for solo backpacking and wild camping, MSR’s Hubba Hubba NX is a true modern classic. The freestanding design is impressively lightweight, with a compact packed size that’ll happily fit in almost any rucksack. It’s easy to pitch and sturdy enough for 3-season camping, while the tent’s symmetrical geometry and non-tapered floor maximize interior space. Twin StayDry doors won’t drip water into your cosy inner sanctum, and an adaptable, cross-ventilating rainfly makes it a pleasant and comfortable space to sleep or hang out
A staple of multiple expeditions for more than 50 years, MSR gear is trusted by climbers, mountaineers, explorers and researchers in some of the highest and coldest places on earth. The brand has earned an enviable reputation for turning out reliable, durable, high-performance kit – and has come a long way since its founding by Seattle engineer and lifelong mountaineer Larry Penberthy in 1969. Back then, MSR – or Mountain Safety Research, to use its full moniker – was solely focused on improving the safety of climbing equipment. Why? Because Larry knew that better equipment meant greater adventures.
Since then, the product range has grown hugely, but the core ethos remains the same. That’s why MSR gear is characterised by its user-led design that prioritises functionality, simplicity and reliability, wherever you roam in the great outdoors – whether you’re on a weekend camping trip, or perched on a portaledge 2,000ft up one of the world’s big walls.