MSR Hubba Tour 2

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MSR Hubba Tour 2 Review Facts

Going camping is a fun activity for many, but some people consider it to be quite the hassle due to the fact that it’s difficult for them to be able to carry all their equipment at once. A lot of companies have started to take this into consideration and began to create smaller equipment that can be transported a lot easier. However, this does not mean that a lot of the newer outdoor gear is lacking in terms of durability; in fact, some people even believe that everything is becoming more durable than ever before.

This especially goes for people who love motorcycling. A lot of people actually enjoy going motorcycling and camping at once, and they like to ride their motorcycles to the campsite. The problem is that it is especially difficult for them to carry all their equipment on a motorcycle because there is nowhere near as much space. If you are someone who enjoys both motorcycling and camping, you probably know about this problem better than most people. The popular outdoor brand MSR took this into consideration when they created the MSR Hubba Tour 2 tent. This tent is perfect for two people, it is light enough for you to carry with you on your motorcycle without it seeming like too much of a burden, and it is big enough for you to be able to include all your gear. Of course, you don’t technically have to be a motorcyclist in order to use this tent, but it was created by and intended for use by motorcyclists who were looking for something to make their camping trips a little less of a burden.

Read on to find more about what people had to say about this tent and whether or not they thought it is worth the purchase- and the rather steep price tag.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • This tent is perfect for use by two motorcyclists
  • The tent is light enough for you to transport without feeling like it is too much of a burden
  • A lot of people said that the tent is very easy to set up, which is a relief for many tired travelers
  • There is enough room inside the tent for you to be able to store all your gear and belongings
  • Many people who purchased the tent were pleased with how it fared in poor weather and how it was able to keep them dry
  • The tent has two doors, meaning that it is easy to get in and out of
Cons
  • A lot of people suggested purchasing the footprint that is an accessory with the tent because the floor itself is open to getting dirt and debris inside

  • The tent is a bit difficult to set up if you are camping on harder surfaces, as well as beaches

  • Some people were not pleased with how expensive the tent is and thought that they could get better deals elsewhere

Accessories

Accessories

When you purchase the MSR Hubba Tour 2 tent, you won’t be getting much with it other than the basic tent structure and its poles. However, a lot of people recommend that you purchase the footprint if you choose to purchase the tent, which is sold separately. You will be able to find the footprint on most of the same websites that offer the tent. This is because the footprint is what will be able to keep any dirt and debris out of the tent when you set up camp, but the regular floor of the tent is not the best at doing so.
Materials

Materials

As well as many other tents that are available on the market, the Hubba Tour 2 is made out of nylon. Nylon is a fairly popular material for outdoor gear because it is durable and water-resistant. When coated with a durable water repellent material as is the case with the Hubba Tour 2, you will be able to get more use out of your tent because it can be used even in rainy conditions. Plus, considering the fact that your tent will be on the dirty ground, it is bound to get dirty; nylon is a fabric that is easy to clean and that will dry a lot faster than other fabrics. The poles of the tent are made out of aluminum.
Capacity

Capacity

There are plenty of people who enjoy going camping with their families for obvious reasons. But there are also many people who have started enjoying going camping with just one other person- whether that be a relative, their significant other, or just a friend, it’s always fun to go on an adventure with someone you’re close to. That’s why many brands have started to create tents that are suitable for two people. Besides simply being great for use by two people, these tents tend to be the most lightweight tents on the market, as they are meant to be used for people who don’t have as many belongings and who simply want something light that will be easier to carry.

This is also the case with the MSR tent. In fact, the tent is meant mostly for motorcyclists who have a lot less room to transport their equipment than most. Most people are likely traveling to the general area of their campsite by car, but if you’re a motorcyclist, you’ll be pleased to know that the MSR brand made this tent with you in mind. The tent is a little bit more than five pounds when packed, so it isn’t necessarily the lightest tent on the market. However, a lot of motorcyclists said that they had no trouble carrying the tent around with them in addition to all the rest of their equipment. The height of the tent, when set up, is 38 inches, and the area of the floor is 32 square feet. You will also get two doors so it will be easy to get in and out of the tent without bothering your partner. A lot of people said that there is plenty of room inside the tent for you to be able to store your equipment, including your motorcycle helmets and the rest of your belongings, and be able to sleep without feeling as though you are cramped.
Best Use

Best Use

This tent was made with motorcyclists in mind. In fact, it was even made by motorcyclists themselves. Considering the fact that there is not a lot of room on a motorcycle for people to pack too many belongings, the creators of this tent made it small and light enough that it will not be too much of a burden on anyone who is carrying it with them. Besides that, you will be able to put most of your belongings inside the tent when you set up camp; you will be able to fit your motorcycle gear, helmets, and all as well as the rest of your belongings without feeling cramped. This tent is great for use almost anywhere and during three of the four seasons, but a lot of people suggest getting the footprint so that you don’t get a lot of dirt and debris inside your tent as you’re camping. Otherwise, it will keep you dry in bad weather and will last you a long time.
Waterproofing

Waterproofing

One of the greatest features of this tent is its waterproofing abilities. The tent has an ultra-durable waterproof coating on top of the nylon material that it is made out of. This is said to be able to last a lot longer than a typical waterproof coating would be able to. A lot of people are looking for tents which would be able to last them in rough weather because it is impossible to truly guess what the weather conditions will be like, even if you follow weather reports closely, and this is especially the case if you plan on going camping in more tough conditions, such as in the mountains. No one wants to end up soaking wet and having their whole camping trip ruined, as well as having their couple hundred dollar tent ruined.

People who used this tent were genuinely surprised with how waterproof it is, especially considering the fact that it is so lightweight, and generally, lightweight tents have to compromise on some of their abilities. People said that they even woke up to find that there had been a snowstorm overnight, but they had remained completely dry in the tent. Others said that even torrential rainfall did not make them get wet in the tent. Of course, if you want the tent to last you for as long as possible, try to avoid taking it out in such conditions, but should you find yourself in a similar situation, know that you’re going to stay dry.
Durability

Durability

Not much has been said about the tent’s durability; some individual reviewers reported some issues with the poles, which they had replaced by MSR. But it can be safe to assume that this tent will have decent durability given its ability to withstand many different types of weather conditions.

Price

Price

One of the areas where people had quite a lot of problems with the MSR tent was its price. There are plenty of tents on the market that have similar features- waterproof abilities, decent durability, lightweight, and meant for two people- which come at cheaper prices and which offer more accessories than the MSR tent does. The tent officially retails for $650 and you will likely not be able to find it for much cheaper elsewhere, including on Amazon. And if you wish to purchase the footprint, which comes separately, it is at least $24 on Amazon. A nice thing, however, is that Amazon has the option of allowing you to finance the product if that is much easier for you and your budget.
Key Features

Key Features

-This tent is meant to be used during three seasons out of the year
-Many people agreed that the tent is fairly easy to assemble
-The tent is meant to be lightweight and easy to transport for people on a motorcycle
-The tent comes with two doors so you will be able to get in and out easily without bothering your partner
-The MSR Hubba Tour 2 tent is meant to be used by two people
-The inside of the tent is large enough for you to be able to fit your belongings and equipment without feeling cramped
-Many people were impressed with how well the tent held up in bad weather, even snow
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Some people were not entirely pleased with the performance of this tent, but other people thought that it was one of the best tents on the market. We believe that it simply depends on your personal preferences and how well you take care of the tent, as well as where you plan on going camping. If you consistently take your tent out in freezing weather or in awful conditions, there might be some cause for it not to hold up as well.

But a lot of people overall were pleased with a lot of the features that the tent had to offer. For example, the fact that it is so lightweight and designed to be used for people on motorcycles or anyone who simply does not have enough room for something heavier, in general, was appreciated by a lot of people. You’ll be able to store all your equipment inside the tent without worrying about feeling cramped inside, which is something that not all two-person tents necessarily will offer.

Another great feature of this tent that was appreciated by a lot of people was the fact that it is made out of durable and waterproof materials. Some people were simply shocked at just how waterproof this tent is, which they weren’t expecting from such a lightweight tent.

The only issue we would say is that the tent is fairly expensive for a tent of its size, and people said that they were able to find better deals elsewhere. However, whether or not you should purchase the tent ultimately depends on your personal preferences and how much you are willing to spend. There aren’t too many downsides to the tent and it’s easy to set up. But whether you think that’s a great deal or not is totally up to you.