MSR Hubba Hubba NX

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MSR Hubba Hubba NX Review Facts

Finding a tent that suits all of your needs while still remaining within a relatively normal price point is one of the most difficult things that camping lovers have to do. There are many tents available on the market that claim to do different things and have different features.

Finding a good tent is one of the most important things to do when camping. People have many different standards on how they want the tent of their choice to be, whether that includes something light for easy transportation, something large enough for several people or something small enough for two people, something that will provide enough space for all their belongings, something that will provide enough room to sit up in, or something that is made out of very durable materials- it all depends on your personal tastes. However, judging from how much demand there is on the market for lightweight and small tents, many more companies have been coming out with tents that are great for use by two people and that are lightweight. If you are someone who loves backpacking or hiking in particular, having a lightweight tent will make it a lot easier for you to move around and to take it with you wherever you need to go.

However, there were some areas where people were not pleased with the performance of this tent that is important to mention as well. The fly flaps around in the wind a lot, meaning that it is not necessarily the best at keeping out the wind if that is something you were looking for. And the fly is difficult to set up in comparison to the rest of the tent, which many people have said is easy to set up. There are also unsealed seams that many people recommend you yourself seal if you have the time to do so because otherwise, they will not fare well in poor weather.

Otherwise, people were generally pleased with this product, although some said that there are definitely better options available for the same price or for less. Now, we will talk about some of the tent’s features in more depth so that you can determine whether or not you think it is something worth purchasing.

Editor's Pros & Cons
  • Great at keeping out the rain 

  • Can withstand poor weather conditions overall

  • Made from very durable materials

  • Lots of room inside

  • Expensive price tag 
  • Fly doors are small
  • Rain fly can be difficult to set up


Tents that market themselves as being lightweight tend to not be made out of the most durable materials. There are several important factors that go into the materials that are used to create a tent, including whether or not they are durable, how well these materials will hold up when taking into consideration the kind of area the tent will be kept in, how well the materials will last, and whether or not the materials have the ability to keep different weather conditions out of the tent. Some materials are known for being able to keep water out, and some materials are known to be more durable than others.

People who use tents tend to take them in the roughest of conditions and on terrain where it is not unlikely that materials with poor durability will suffer from wear and tear. If the tent is made out of poor materials, it is likely to tear as you transport it or be rendered useless after you take it on a trip in rough terrain. However, a lot of tents now are made with more durable materials that are known to last a long time, especially if you keep the tent in tip-top condition.

The tent is made out of ripstop nylon, nylon mesh, and PU and DWR coating. Nylon is a common material that a lot of outdoor gear is made out of. This is because nylon is known for its ability to keep out water and to not stain easily, and considering the fact that you will be taking outdoor gear in the kinds of conditions where it will certainly get dirty quickly, Nylon is easy to clean and it dries off quickly, which is important especially in rainy conditions. The coatings also will help to protect the nylon from any potential tears and from having any rain get inside of the tent.

And finally, the poles of the tent are made with DAC Featherlight NFL, which is also a sturdy material.


Just like many of the other tents we have spoken about, the Hubba Hubba NX tent is good to be used by two people, or by just one person if that is what you prefer. There is plenty of room for you and your partner to move around, and even if you are particularly tall, you can still easily sit up in the tent without feeling as though you don’t have enough headroom.

The tent weighs 3 pounds and 14 ounces, or so the brand claims. Some people have said that it is actually heavier than what the brand claims, so we cannot comment on that. Regardless, it is a relatively lightweight tent, despite the fact that it is a little bit heavier than other tents that are marketed as being lightweight.

The floor area of this tent is 29 square feet, which seems to be standard when it comes to smaller, two-person tents. When packed, the tent is also relatively small at 18 x 6 inches. This means that you will have a much easier time transporting this tent from place to place than you might with tents that are not as small when packed. The peak height is 39 inches, so you will have plenty of space to sit up and not feel as though the tent does not provide enough headroom.

Weather Resistance

One area where this tent excels is in its waterproofing abilities. You won’t have to worry about getting wet with this tent. It has an Xtreme Shield which many people have labeled as being a marketing practice, but it’s not just a fancy word the company uses to try and get you to purchase their products; it really works. One person who purchased and reviewed the tent said that they had set up the tent in muddy and saturated soil in order to see how well the tent would hold up. While the bottom of the tent certainly got very dirty, this person crawled around on the floor and did not have to worry about getting wet whatsoever. However, one thing that is important to note is that the seams are not sealed in the tent, so if you plan on going camping in particularly rainy conditions very often, it is recommended that you take the time out to put some sealing on the seams. And as far as resistance to the wind goes, the fly of the tent does tend to flap around in windy weather, but the tent itself is sturdy.


Durability is also an important feature when looking at which tent to choose for your next camping trip. A tent needs to be durable as you will be keeping it outside all night and in potentially poor conditions. If it is going to rain, if there is slight wind, or even if the sun is going to be shining on your tent all day, you don’t want to have something that will be ruined after one use. You also want to be able to be assured that folding up your tent and transporting it with you won’t cause it to be ruined in any way.

The durability of a tent also matters in the sense that you don’t want anything bad to happen to it while you are inside of it. You want to feel safe and protected while you stay inside your tent overnight and throughout the day. You also want to make sure that the poles are made out of a durable material and not out of something that feels like it will break the next day. Also, it seems to be common that poles break when people set up the tent, which is also something that you need to take into consideration when you purchase a tent.

The MSR Hubba Hubba NX tent is one that many people appreciated. They said that it is great for if you want a comfortable tent that has lots of room inside. Even taller people said that they did not feel as though the tent did not have enough headroom for them to comfortably sit up. The tent is made out of fairly durable materials; most people agreed that it is likely not the most durable tent that was ever made, but especially considering the fact that it is so lightweight and is made out of nylon, the tent is very durable. It is also waterproof and you won’t have to worry about rain getting into the tent easily. You can even take your tent out in muddy conditions and not have to worry about any of the mud seeping in through the floor. You’re going to be dry no matter what with this.

One thing that people noticed about the MSR Hubba Hubba tent is that it is surprisingly durable for a tent of its weight and size. It may not be the most durable tent of them all, but it certainly feels sturdy and isn’t something that is going to break or tear on you any time soon. Even though the materials this tent is made out of are very lightweight, they are durable as well. And you won’t have to worry about anything bad happening to the poles during setup either.

However, some people did notice that the stakes of the tent were not as durable, and that when they were driven into the ground, they tended to get bent faster than other stakes do.


If you are someone who wants a tent that provides you with durability and lightweight features, then you might think that the tent’s retail price of $450 is a good deal. However, some people believe that this is too high of a price for such a tent and that you could easily find better deals elsewhere. You may also be able to find the Hubba Hubba NX tent online on different websites for less than the retail price. However, despite the fact that the tent is rather expensive, it is durable and will last you a long time, so you’re bound to get your money’s worth.

Best Use

A lot of people said that this tent is best to be used for backcountry trips, especially for ones that are longer than a day or two. It is also good to be used for regular camping trips where you will be driving to your destination. Since the tent fares well in many different kinds of weather conditions, you have a lot more flexibility regarding where you can take it and during what time of the year you can use the tent to go camping. The tent is perfect if you are alone or if you want to go camping with a partner.

Key Features

The tent is made out of durable yet lightweight materials
The small packing size of the tent makes it great for transport
People believe that this tent is a sturdy one that will last for a very long time
The tent has waterproofing abilities, meaning that you can use it in many types of weather

Bottom Line

If you are someone who prioritizes having a lightweight and durable tent, then this is a good option for you. The MSR Hubba Hubba NX tent may be lacking in certain areas, but a lot of people who purchased it said that they feel as though the tent was a good choice. It is a lot more durable and sturdier than it looks, and it certainly provides enough protection against bad weather. So, this is definitely a good option for you to consider.