MSR has redefined the benchmark for lightweight hiking tents with the Hubba Hubba NX. This popular and reliable lightweight shelter that has been redesigned, and now weighs in at a mere 1.54kg and boasts a packed size that will have you searching for a smaller rucksack.
With the use of high tenacity nylon fabrics, MSR has maintained strength and weather resistance, reduced weight still managed to add in more features, and packed it all in a versatile, lightweight compression sack.
Two large D-shaped StayDry™ entrances now feature built-in rain gutters to direct running water away from the vestibule. Adjustable end vents and multiple rainfly configurations optimise ventilation and include options to completely roll the fly back for a stargazer view on clear nights, or pitch in fast and light configuration with the optional groundsheet.
The DAC Featherlite NFL all-in-one hub and pole system maximise interior space, while adjustable stake out loops, lightweight reflective guy ropes and the six MSR Needle stakes ensure the MSR Hubba Hubba is pitched perfectly every time.
I have used this Hubba Hubba NX tent for five nights hiking along the Great Ocean Road trek, camping at the campsites.The footprint is not included with this tend and must be purchased separately to provide adequate ground protection for fragile tent. This tent is neither the lightest nor the strongest tents available. There are lighter and stronger tent available in the market. The Light gray rainfly color attracts too much insects.(MSR - manufacture the dark-green colour please ?) Also, the rainfly does not fit properly, very lose tension on one site and very tightly stretched on the side. I have not encounter extreme weather on the trail yet. The tent provides adequate protection against light wind and light rain. I would recommend a one person tent instead of two person's tent because every gram count when you are hiking.
Yeah, it’s a bit snug for two plus gear, but this is my new go-to tent.
Very light, heaps of headroom, and the pole system makes it super easy to pitch.
Bought this tent for its lightness and the possibility to use it without the flysheet. Love its compact size and lightness. Also super easy to assemble/disassemble. Love that this can be done under the flysheet when conditions are wet. Didn't buy the footprint but think I will probably do so for roughter conditions as the base of the tent seems quite thin. No cause for concern on grass or soft surfaces, however.
Used this tent on a recent motorcycle trip. Rained overnight at every camping stop and it didnt leak at all. Easy to set up and very well designed. Packs down to a very small bag. Very impressed!
Great tent, two weeks in the Kimberley amongst the spinifex and mosquitos, on the NX footprint for added protection. Easy to assemble, lightweight and I used without the fly most nights. Plenty of room for pack, shoes etc inside. Love this tent.
We used this tent for a 5 day hiking trip in Queensland, weather was fantastic so can't rate any adverse weather conditions! SO quick and easy to put the tent up ( 2 minutes) and fold away, and yes, it's cosy with 2 people but we managed fine and slept great in it. We primarily bought it because it is super light for hiking, and have been delighted with our choice of tent.
Extremely easy to put up and comes in a bag that I can attach to the outside of my pack without worrying about it getting wet. Recommend!!
The tent is well made for one of such light material however it set ups quickly as long as you ensure you do a test run first before taking it on a actual trip. The fly does need attention when placing it on the frame as it can be very tight if not done perfectly. I found that you must have a footprint if you do not want punctures as the floor is also light weight and you would be foolish to think you can get away without one and not damage the waterproofing. Heaps of headroom and good vestibles. The size and weight when pack makes it easy to backpack.
A beautifully designed tent. Very relaxing nights in a well thought out space. Everything simply works.
This tent is light, well ventilated and makes the most of the space it provides. Great head room and wall shape - I am 6'2". Excellent for one person. I have had it in some rough weather and it hasn't failed me despite beating me around the head as it flexed in sever wind. I broke the main pole during an emergency relocate. I used the "unpeg and drag" method and broke the main pole (too much weight in the tent). I haven't been able to get any response to queries about a replacement pole. The emergency pole splint provided with the tent has a much larger diameter and is a very sloppy fit - emergency only with lots of gaffer tape. I machined up my own component. Dissapointing after sales support for an expensive, but excellent, tent.
Hi there, I noticed that your tent listing is only showing Hubba hubba NX , and not NX2 (ie; the newer later version) I want to find out .., if your tent ( ie; the listed 'NX' version you are advertising) > is an earlier version of this tent (ie; before the NX2) .., or is it actually the absolute latest NX2 version ? Regards David
Good spot. We've actually not got the NX2's yet, so all our current stock are still the MSR Hubba Hubba NX Hiking Tents. We're hoping to get the NX2 in the coming months.
So 1.54kg is tent, fly pegs, guy ropes, pole but no stuff sacks?
I've blatantly copied and pasted this from the MSR website which should help you understand what you'll get with the minimum weight of your MSR Hubba Hubba NX Hiking Tent - "At MSR, we voluntarily follow ASTM International F 1934-98 standards around these two tent industry terms. In accordance with this standard, packaged weight includes the total weight of the packaged contents off the shelf. Minimum weight, by comparison, refers to the combined weight of the tent body, rainfly (if applicable) and tent poles, but not any of the other items that may appear in the package, such as tent stakes, guy cords, stuff sack, etc." I hope this clears things up for you.
Just wondering what minimum weight vs packweight meant, cheers.
In full, the MSR Hubba Hubba NX Hiking Tent weighs 1.72kg but in certain conditions, not all of the parts of completely necessary for the tent to work. If you leave those pieces behind, you'll only have to take 1.54kg with you.
wondering what wind/gust speed the hubba hubba is capable of withstanding? i've been through some pretty heinous blows in my minaret, but i'm looking for something a bit roomier for a bikepacking trip in patagonia with my partner. thanks
I've just spoken with the MSR rep here in Australia & as soon as I said the word "Patagonia" he said that you'd be dooming yourself if you took an MSR Hubba Hubba NX Hiking Tent. He said that the best bet you'd have of surviving the winds of Patagonia would be to use a North American 4 season rated tent. The only one we stock is the Marmot Limelight 4P Hiking Tent.
I've heard a bit about people on the Overland Track getting their tents ripped by wildlife trying to get in to get to food. I don't plan on keeping any food inside the tent, but I'm wondering if parts of the tent did get ripped, can they be replaced eg just the inner or just the fly? Also, is there another inner you can get for this tent with walls and a heavier floor to make it more of a 4 season tent for other trips? What would be the best system to keep food safe from animals on the OT? Some peopel have written you need to hang it from the rafters in the hut on pieces of builders string? Seems odd.
You certainly get spare parts for your MSR Hubba Hubba NX Hiking Tent, we'd just need a couple of weeks lead time to get them in for you. You can't get a thicker inner or fly to make it a season 4 though, I'm sorry to say. Lastly, as for the best way to hide food from the critters on the Overland Trail, as odd as it sounds, the people telling you to hang your food from trees are bang on the money. We'd suggest getting a dry bag to put your food in, attach it to string and hang it from a tree branch. Make sure it's low enough from the branch to stop possums from reaching it from the branch and high enough from the ground to stop other critters from getting to it.
If you have just the fly setup can you then put the rest of the tent up from underneath the fly?
You sure can, but you'd need the optional footprint to do this, and it slows down set-up time, especially if you want to do everything from completely inside the tent.
Basically, you need to pitch in the fast & light configuration with poles, footprint and fly. You then need to get into the shelter and attach the inner, given the limited space you're working in, this can feel a little cramped as you lean right over into the corners to attach the eyelets on the inner tent to the base of each pole, then you need to move around a little to get the inner pegged to the frame.
It probably sounds more difficult than it actually is, with one or two trial runs you'll find it pretty easy.
Does this come with a separable groundsheet like the parallel import version (MSR wholesale version etc)?
You can find the footprint for the MSR Hubba Hubba NX Hiking Tent which is available separately here.
What do you mean exactly by import version?
Just wondering, as the tent is white looking from the photos, wouldn't it attract bugs and other critters and glow when it's a well lit night like when it's a full moon?
That's a great question. I can't be 100% sure, but this isn't something we've been provided feedback on. MSR is a very reputable brand with hundreds of these models being sold, so the fact that we haven't heard anything would suggest that you'd be okay.
Can you advise what year model this is? As the weight seems to be very different (1.7 vs 1.29) that is advertised for this tent on MSR and REI websites
The 'NX' is the current model MSR Hubba Hubba. I've just had a look at REI's website here and the weight specification on both minimum and packaged weight seem to match up. Can you help me out by directing me to what you are looking at so I can clarify?
Sorry Ben, I got it mixed up with the MSR Hubba 😳 I've been comparing the two across half a dozen different websites for a week and got mixed up! Not sure if you're also able to answer this - I'm tossing up whether to just get the hubba hubba, rather than the hubba 1p, for solo hiking - purely for comfort and to be able to keep my pack inside in dreadful weather. Is 1.7kg still a respectable weight when comparing to 1man tents? The tents we have already are vaude 4 season tents and they're so much heavier that I can't really compare and want to make sure I'm not buying something that is realistically too heavy to be 'respectable' for solo use :)
No worries! Yes - 1.7kg is very respectable weight if being carried by 1 person. That's the beauty of the high-end MSR tent. Most of the mid-range tents are around that range of 1.7kg for their 1p tents. As a result, for 1.7kg, you'll still get the benefit of a high-quality tent along with the additional space and convenience.
Thanks heaps! I'm buying one now!
would this tent be suitable for the Overland Track in Tas, for end of winter start of spring?
Sure would Rebecca, the Hubba Hubba is a tried and proven tent for just about any location and season in Australia. It is important to remember though that everything has its limits, which means that should you experience unseasonal extreme cold conditions or heavy snow, you can still use the Hubba Hubba, but need to make some considerations or adjustments in line with the weather. This may mean a little extra warmth in your sleeping arrangements, or regular checks on snow levels to ensure your tent does not collapse under the weight. These are extreme conditions though and are just something to be aware of/prepared for, it's probably not worth carrying a heavy 4 season tent on the off chance that you get one or two nights of unseasonal weather.
Is the bag for the tent waterproof
The bag isn't waterproof, no. You could always pop it in a Sea to Summit dry bag if you're wanting to protect your other gear from a wet tent or, instead, bag those other dry items seperately. It's a good idea to let a wet tent breathe, so you're better off protecting those other items.
Are the seams fully taped on the inner and fly?
I've just had a look at the display model in store, and the MSR Hubba Hubba NX definitely has fully taped seams on both the inner tent and fly.
Some camping locations require you to camp on a wooden platform/deck where the tent cannot be staked down.Can I pitch the tent without staking it down?
G’day Nick, the Hubba Hubba NX tent from MSR would work perfectly on a wooden platform as it is freestanding. The only thing is - we would highly recommend picking up the matching footprint as you’ll need to protect the underside of your tent from the hard wooden surface (Snowys code: 33861).
do you have this tent in the green colour?
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