Revised OR - MSR Hubba Hubba 2 Person Tent - Cody Croslow
- MSR Hubba-Hubba
Name: Cody Croslow
Height: 5'11" (1.80 meters)
Weight: 160lbs (73 Kilograms)
Email Address: cody.croslow@...
Location: Central Point, Oregon, United States of
Backpacking Background: I've just started backpacking, and
started on the premise that lighter is better. I don't have a lot of
lightweight gear, but I am working towards a base weight under 10lbs.
I will be hiking in southern Oregon and northern California for the
most part on the weekends. I imagine I'll often encounter rain and
tons of bugs. The temperature here isn't exactly the coldest in the
world, not much snow, but sub-freezing temperatures during the winter
months won't be a surprise.
Year of Manufacture: Unknown, probably 2005
Listed weight (As taken from the MSR webpage):
Minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 14 oz. /1.7 kg
Packaged Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz. /2.1 kg
Fly w/ Footprint Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz. /1.3 kg
Weight as Delivered:
Poles, Pole Sack, Pole Repair Thing 1lb 4.3oz (0.58 kg)
Stakes & Guy Lines & Stake Sack 3.2oz (0.09 kg)
1 stake 0.4oz (1.13 g)
Stuff Sack 1.8oz (51 g)
Tent 1lb 8.9oz (0.71 kg)
Fly 1lb 6.9oz (0.65 kg)
Everything 4lb 9.1oz (2.07 kg)
Dimensions (as taken from the MSR webpage):
Floor + Vestibule Area: 29 + 17.5 sq. ft. /2.8 + 1.6
Interior Peak Height: 40 in. /100 cm
This double-walled tent is roomy for a two person shelter.
The pole system is all connected, making set-up very painless and
quick. The inner tent snaps to the poles by plastic snaps located on
the outside of the tent at various spots. The tent is made up almost
entirely of mesh, with a diamond shape bit of nylon at the top-middle
of the mesh. The bathtub-like floor is made of nylon, which seems
very durable. The floor of the tent is bright red, and the fly is a
bright, burnt orange color. The rain-fly is set up on the outside of
the pole system. There are grommets on the straps at the corners of
the rain-fly, which slip onto the poles; the entire tent takes less
than three minutes to set up once you've done it a few times. There
are two doors to the tent/fly. The rain fly also stakes out, giving
room for two vestibules, which allows you to keep your pack and gear
dry during wet weather.
This tent has been used in various places, ranging from rocky
desert, to forest, to a gravel-bed next to a river. I have personally
used it in very windy conditions (which makes setting up the tent
very much more difficult,) but once it's set up, rain fly and all,
it's rock solid. The tent and fly combination is light enough that a
gentle breeze will blow it away, so if you are in a real windy area,
make sure there is gear or stakes keeping the tent to the ground. I
have also set up the tent in a misty oceanic rain, which got the
inside a little damp, and stayed damp throughout the night, not
getting the chance to dry out. The temperature never really got down
below freezing, or anywhere near it in our trips.
The tent performs surprisingly well for such a lightweight
tent. It keeps the rain out, and has an amazing ability to retain a
huge amount of heat. With the fly set up, and two people inside the
tent, it can get pretty toasty. The few times there were two of us in
the tent, and it wasn't all that cold, we had to get up and roll back
the door flaps of the fly to induce air circulation and cool us off.
All things considered, I love this tent. The only time I had
trouble with it, was when we were at the coast, and we set up the
tent before the rain-fly. This was a mistake. The tent is designed so
you can set up the rain-fly without necessarily setting up the tent,
so if it's raining, you should be able to set up the entire rig so
it's dry as a bone in the middle of the night. I'm going to buy a
footprint for it soon, and try it out just using the fly and
footprint in a tarp-style shelter. The only problem I have with this
tent is that when it is packed up, the whole package is rather large.
I think next, I'll try stuffing it all instead of folding and rolling
it up, and fitting it into the silnylon sack which holds everything
- Hello Cody,
Welcome to BGT. You have chosen to write about a tent as your first
review. Tents are probably one of the hardest things to write about
as they really do have a lot to discuss. We usually suggest starting
with something easier, but if you want to we can get through this. It
may seem that there is a lot of edits. It will get easier down the
road. (For what it is worth my first review was for a tent very much
Would you please email me at rayestrellaAThotmailDOTcom as soon as
you can? I want to send you a guide. In the meantime here is the
Thank you for your Owner Review, your initial edits will follow. They
will take the following format;
EDIT: must be changed
Edit: should be changed but will be left to your discretion
Comment: just that or something to think about
When you have made the changes please repost here with REPOST added
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EDIT: there is no hyphen in the name, it is Hubba Hubba. You also
need to have Owner Review somewhere at the beginning, maybe right
under the title.
***Weight: 160lbs (73 Kilograms)
EDIT: you need a space after the number, 160 lbs and since you
abbreviated pounds you should do the same with the kilos (73 kg) with
no cap. There are a lot of the spacing issues at numbers in your
review. Please go through it looking for them, rather then me listing
EDIT: as numerical dates are different around the world we want them
spelled out like; July 27, 2007
EDIT: you need to spell out the name at least the first time. After
that you can use MSR
***Minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 14 oz. /1.7 kg
***Packaged Weight: 4 lbs. 12 oz. /2.1 kg
***Fly w/ Footprint Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz. /1.3 kg
EDITS: no periods after lbs and oz
***Poles, Pole Sack, Pole Repair Thing 1lb 4.3oz (0.58 kg)
EDIT: you keep jumping back and forth using lbs and lb for pounds.
You need to use one or the other, preferably lb please change them
all to the same style
***Floor + Vestibule Area: 29 + 17.5 sq. ft. /2.8 + 1.6 sq. m
***Interior Peak Height: 40 in. /100 cm
EDIT: please remove the periods (sq ft in)
EDIT: here is why we suggest something easier than a tent at first.
You have a good start to your description. But there is a lot more
you should be telling us about it. What are the poles made of? How
are they configured? Explain the hub system. What kind of stakes does
it have? How many? Are there guy points on the body? The fly? Are
there pockets or storage areas/lofts? What are the zippers like on
the tent and fly?
***the entire tent takes less than three minutes to set up once
you've done it a few times.
***The rain fly also stakes out, giving room for two vestibules,
which allows you to keep your pack and gear dry during wet weather.
EDIT: so as to avoid projection we do not use "you" and "your" in our
writing, rather keep it in the first person by using "I" and "my"
instead. So it should be, "the entire tent took less than three
minutes to set up once I had done it a few times." Do the same with
the next sentence too.
This has some of what we need here. This section should tell us how
many times you have used the tent and where. What elevations it has
been pitched at, and the temperatures if you knew them.
Then you need a Field Use section to tell about how it works for you.
***This tent has been used in various places, ranging from rocky
desert, to forest, to a gravel-bed next to a river. I have personally
used it in very windy conditions
EDIT: this makes it sound as if this is someone else's tent, and that
you did not use it in the areas described. Is this the case?
***so if you are in a real windy area, make sure there is gear or
EDIT: the "you" thing again. You need to change that sentence.
Something like, "If I am in a real windy area I make sure to stake
out the tent or have gear holding it down".
***The tent is designed so you can set up the rain-fly without
necessarily setting up the tent, so if it's raining, you should be
able to set up
EDIT: the "you" again
***I think next, I'll try stuffing it all instead of folding and
rolling it up
Comment: that is how I do all of mine