An update on what I posted last weekend about my new tent; an MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-person backpacking tent. If you remember, I had a frustrating time trying to put up the tent when it arrived, mainly because I chose to watch the YouTube video during and after erection. I still cannot fathom why I wasn’t able to see the different coloured webbing on the inner and outer tent but there you go… Here’s the original post from earlier in the month:
The good news is that I’ve just had a second go at erecting the tent in my neighbour’s garden and… (drum roll) …I have never erected a tent more quickly in my life! (Well, apart from one of those pop-up tents that I slept in on a walking holiday in the Alps a few years ago.) I’m not sure my neighbour Keith would be too impressed if I decided to sleep in his garden tonight so the tent is now packed away again but, under the blue sky of Yorkshire, it looks good, no? And with ample space inside, I look forward to erecting it again later in the summer under the blue skies of the Outer Hebrides. Perhaps…
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Thanks John for your reply, I’m in the market for a new tent and similar to Andrew I’m retiring my Force 10 Xenon 2 UL, the Hubba bubba is a contender – despite the bubblegum name.
I have the MSR Elixir 2 ( a poor man’s Hubba Hubba) and I love it. Room enough to sit comfortably and generous porches for storing gear. Very fast to put up once you’ve got the hang of it.