MSR Mutha Hubba NX Tent Review

The Mutha HubbaA-MSR-LOGO-1024x949NX 3 – Person tent is a lightweight, versatile tent for climbing and backpacking. I had the opportunity to use this tent in Rocklands a few weeks ago and it held up to every different kind of weather that the Cederberg could throw at us!

This tent is definitely the most livable tent I have ever stayed in. It was incredibly comfy with only two people in it and it felt as if I was sleeping in my room in Cape Town! It is really easy to setup because it is made with a single pole design that connects all the poles to the central pole on the top. Weighing in at only 2.07 kilograms it is the prefect choice for a few weeks trekking in the ‘berg or just chilling in Sandrift with a few mates. The tent can also be setup in a “fast and light” mode, where the actual tent is not needed as you attach the fly sheet directly to the poles creating a super light shelter in case the weather turns. The “fast and light” mode with the (not included footprint) weighs only 1.66 kilograms. The Tent’s fly sheet was amazingly waterproof during the few times when it rained pretty hard in Rocklands and the structure held up really well to the 40+km/h winds. The guy ropes are easy to use although they don’t necessarily need to be in place for the tent to function, as it is free standing.IMG_2956

At both entrances there are built-in rain gutters so that you don’t get wet  getting in and out of it. (Something that I found to be a problem on some of my other tents.) The fly also has kickstand vents to provide the tent with some ventilation even when it is raining. It also provides the right balance between nylon and mesh which creates a warm, breathable and private space. The pegs/stakes are really light weight and come with snow-stakes. The vestibules are very spacious and we managed to keep all our gear in them so that we had ample space in our tent for playing poker and listening to music when the weather was closing in.

I thoroughly enjoyed using this tent  and would highly recommend it for anybody who loves getting into the mountains, whether you’re a fisherman, hiker, climber, skier or just a camper you would love this tent.A Thing Of Beauty

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