MSR Hubba Hubba NX
Size: 2 person
Colour: Light Grey and Red
Weight: 1.72 kg/3 lbs 13 oz (max packed weight)
Internal Volume: 43 cu ft.
Price: $399.95 USD
Features: Let's start from the beginning. The tent sack is a unique red compression stuff sack that cinches in the tent when packed up. It's easy to stuff and fits everything inside, including the footprint.
Upon set up, there is one pole to put together and it's easy to attach to the main tent body. The cross pole really expands the interior space of the tent and allows for it to feel more roomy and spacious.
There are two doors for entry and ample micromesh screen coverage to allow for proper venting. The zippers open a large D shaped door into the bathtub style floor.
The rainfly creates two good sized vestibules to store gear underneath. It has two kickstand vents at the ends of the tent to allow for more air flow and ventilation. It's material is a polyurethane and silicon coated ripstop nylon that is very thin but bomber.
Pros: We fit! Lying side by side on our backs, my 6'2" husband and myself (5'6") can fit on the rectangular floor space with no problems. We don't have much extra room and only one person can be sitting up getting changed at a time, but we fit. That's more than I can say compared to other 2 person backpacking tents.
The tent is super compact and lightweight packed up. I absolutely love bringing it on any trip where weight is an issue. I have only used it backpacking, but will most definitely be packing it for bike touring and sea kayak trips in the future.
So far so good. The durability of this ultra-lightweight tent seemed questionable but after some heavy-duty use, it's still going strong. The single pole system works well, especially if only one person is setting it up. There have been no issues when rain has settled in as long as the tent is staked out properly to shed water. The zippers on the doors work well but I'm always careful when opening and closing. I seam sealed the rainfly before a major backpacking trip in the summer of 2015. The tent stakes are lightweight and work well.
This tent is highly recommended. It seems to be the ultimate lightweight backpacking tent for two, that isn't single-walled (lighter models are causing endless condensation issues) and is still bomber like it's burly cousins.
Cons: Some of the materials and zippers seem so ultralight that I feared they would soon rip or tear. After 16 nights I am happy to say that none have. That said, a pole did crack on us (our fault) while packed away on our last trip. Luckily MSR has a repair sleeve for the pole and we're back in business.
Best Uses: Backpacking, bike touring, sea kayak touring.