For tents, you want to consider the destination, the season, the weather, and what you may need the tent to endure while you’re out in the wild. So, for me, I immediately look for waterproof fabric, quality builds and long-lasting hardware, a design that is both easy for one person to setup and that will provide me with comfort and aid from bugs, rain, and extreme temperatures. When I buy a new tent, I look for one that has been designed with love of the art. Any old company can make a quick tent, but for one that is built to withstand the worst that nature can throw at you is a rarity. A few big companies come to mind that more often than not fit that bill, but today, I want to feature my more recent favorite, by the fine folks over at MSR.
The Hubba Tour 2 tent is a thing of beauty, because it’s ergonomically built, easy to assemble (even for one person), and is designed to offer a lot of space with the versatility to keep the inner space safe and dry, while also having an outer vestibule that’s covered, that is great for storage and for use as a sort of mudroom for when you’re transitioning from the elements outside to the comforts of the inner tent, so you can go from torrential rain to a warm bed without the mess. The Hubba Tour 2 is built for long-term livability, but is equally brilliant for the occasional weekender trips. I found the Hubba Tour 2 tent to be the perfect marrying of lightweight and easy to use with the fine features of a serious long-term, all-weather sort of tent. Other features that MSR had thoughtfully included is that of hoops in the vestibule area for hanging and changing clothes, as well as multiple gear storage solutions and an internal glow-in-the-dark zipper
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Article written by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen