10 Best MSR Backpacking Tents for January 2021

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MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent, with Xtreme Waterproof Coating
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MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent

with Xtreme Waterproof Coating

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

3-season solo backpacking tent that offers the most livable accommodations in a lightweight freestanding design

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Product Features

  • Complete setup weighs 2.9 lbs. and packs down to 18x6 inches; minimalist setup option uses footprint, poles, and rainfly and weighs 2.5 lbs.
  • Pole geometry maximizes space with 18 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 36 inches, plus 9 sq. feet of vestibule area
  • Xtreme Shield Waterproof Coating lasts up to 3 times longer than standard waterproof coatings; Easton Syclone Poles resist breaking in fierce winds

Complete setup weighs 2.9 lbs. and packs down to 18x6 inches; minimalist setup option uses footprint, poles, and rainfly and weighs 2.5 lbs. Xtreme shield waterproof coating lasts up to 3 times longer than standard waterproof coatings; easton syclone poles resist breaking in fierce winds Pole geometry maximizes space with 18 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 36 inches, plus 9 sq. feet of vestibule area

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MSR Elixir 2-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
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MSR Elixir 2-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, Plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup

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Product Features

  • Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits two mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views
  • Includes an MSR Elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly
  • Built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability
  • Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy

Built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits two mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views Includes an msr elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly

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MSR FreeLite 2-Person Ultralight Breathable Backpacking Tent
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MSR FreeLite 2-Person Ultralight Breathable Backpacking Tent

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Xtreme Shield waterproof-coated rainfly and floor; supremely durable Easton Syclone poles

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Product Features

  • 2 Large doors offer easy access to generous-sized interior with a micromesh canopy for maximum ventilation, moisture control, and bug-free protection
  • Ultralight 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent that provides full protection without a big weight penalty
  • 29 square feet of floor area, interior peak height of 36 inches, plus 17.5 square feet of vestibule area

Ultralight 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent that provides full protection without a big weight penalty 29 square feet of floor area, interior peak height of 36 inches, plus 17.5 square feet of vestibule area 2 large doors offer easy access to generous-sized interior with a micromesh canopy for maximum ventilation, moisture control, and bug-free protection

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MSR Elixir 1-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
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MSR Elixir 1-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, Plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup

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Product Features

  • Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits one large mat; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views; built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability
  • One person tent for solo backpackers and campers
  • Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy
  • Includes an MSR Elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly

Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits one large mat; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views; built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy One person tent for solo backpackers and campers Includes an msr elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly

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MSR Elixir 3-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent (2017 Model)
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MSR Elixir 3-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent (2017 Model)

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Easy Setup: Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing for fast and easy setup.

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Product Features

  • Minimum weight is just 2.10 kg (4 lb. 10 oz.), or set up in Fast & Light mode for 1.61 kg (3 lb. 9 oz.)/Imported
  • Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy.
  • Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits three mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views.
  • Includes an MSR Elixir Footprint that allows for a lightweight Fast & Light setup with rainfly.

Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy. Minimum weight is just 2.10 kg (4 lb. 10 oz.), or set up in fast & light mode for 1.61 kg (3 lb. 9 oz.)/imported Includes an msr elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly. Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits three mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views.

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MSR Elixir 3-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
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MSR Elixir 3-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, Plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup

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Product Features

  • Built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability
  • Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy
  • Includes an MSR Elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly
  • Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits two mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views

Includes an msr elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy Built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits two mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views

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MSR Carbon Reflex 2-Person Ultralight Mesh Backpacking Tent with Rainfly
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MSR Carbon Reflex 2-Person Ultralight Mesh Backpacking Tent with Rainfly

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Ultralight, durable carbon fiber poles, lightweight fabrics and zipper-free vestibule make these tents as light as a tarp

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Product Features

  • Rainfly has DuraShield waterproof coating; tent floor has Xtreme Shield waterproof and durable water repellent (DWR) coatings
  • 29 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 34 inches, plus 14 sq. feet of vestibule area
  • Ultralight, ultra-packable 3-season, 2-person backpacking tent

29 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 34 inches, plus 14 sq. feet of vestibule area Rainfly has durashield waterproof coating; tent floor has xtreme shield waterproof and durable water repellent (dwr) coatings Ultralight, ultra-packable 3-season, 2-person backpacking tent

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MSR Mutha Hubba NX 3-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent with Xtreme Waterproof Coating
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MSR Mutha Hubba NX 3-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent with Xtreme Waterproof Coating

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

3-season, 3-person backpacking tent that offers the most livable accommodations in a lightweight freestanding design

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Product Features

  • Complete setup weighs 4.8 lbs. and packs down to 21x7 inches; minimalist setup option uses footprint, poles, and rainfly and weighs 4.4 lbs.
  • Xtreme Shield Waterproof Coating lasts up to 3 times longer than standard waterproof coatings; Easton Syclone Poles resist breaking in fierce winds
  • Pole geometry maximizes space with 39 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 44 inches, plus 14 sq. feet of vestibule area

Complete setup weighs 4.8 lbs. and packs down to 21x7 inches; minimalist setup option uses footprint, poles, and rainfly and weighs 4.4 lbs. Pole geometry maximizes space with 39 sq. feet of floor area, interior peak height of 44 inches, plus 14 sq. feet of vestibule area Xtreme shield waterproof coating lasts up to 3 times longer than standard waterproof coatings; easton syclone poles resist breaking in fierce winds

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MSR Elixir 4-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent (2017 Model)
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MSR Elixir 4-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent (2017 Model)

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Easy access to doors and vestibules

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Product Features

  • Built-in attic gear lofts put critical gear within reach
  • Storm-ready, adjustable guy-lines pre-attached on rainfly
  • Footprint included
  • Optimized floor area sleeps four comfortably

Footprint included Optimized floor area sleeps four comfortably Storm-ready, adjustable guy-lines pre-attached on rainfly Built-in attic gear lofts put critical gear within reach

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MSR Zoic 1-Person Lightweight Mesh Backpacking Tent with Rainfly, Red
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MSR Zoic 1-Person Lightweight Mesh Backpacking Tent with Rainfly

Red

by Cascade Designs Inc.
What We like

Easy-pitch, hubbed pole design with lightweight, strong aluminum poles; long-lasting Xtreme Shield waterproof coating on tent body and rainfly

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Product Features

  • Wide floor plan and steep sidewalls create a roomy interior that accommodates a 25-inch wide mattress; built-in gear lofts store small items
  • Spacious, lightweight backpacking tent with full micromesh canopy for excellent breathability and views
  • Care Instructions: Hand Wash
  • Closure Type: Zipper
  • 21.5 square feet of floor area, interior peak height of 39 inches, plus 9 square feet of vestibule area

Care instructions: hand wash Closure type: zipper Wide floor plan and steep sidewalls create a roomy interior that accommodates a 25-inch wide mattress; built-in gear lofts store small items Spacious, lightweight backpacking tent with full micromesh canopy for excellent breathability and views 21.5 square feet of floor area, interior peak height of 39 inches, plus 9 square feet of vestibule area

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