/ MSR Hubba/Hubba Hubba
In addition would anyone know of any stockists around The Peak District?
I have a MSR Hubba Hubba but have only used it a couple of times. I bought it in the US so don't know about UK stockists. Here's a link to a US review where it was not highly rated.
Some of the US suppliers may deliver to the UK and the prices may make this worth it.
Seems I only ever post in response to questions on this tent cos I like it that much......
I have the Hubba Hubba HP - it's pretty roomy for the weight, more than enough space for 2 plus kit. I've used it solo in Winter and it's verging on luxurious if you're in there by yourself. If you only intend to use it solo I'm sure the 1 man version would be adequate.
If you can, get the HP version as it's designed for colder/wetter conditions (less mesh on inner and lower fly).
Cheers guys, Geordiepie, do you find that it's stable enough for wild camps when the wind kicks up? I'm hoping to use it year round in Scotland, Lakes and N.wales amongst others
Yeah it's been pretty stable in the weather I've used it in....I've never used it in a real nasty storm but it's had a fair battering a few times and I've not been unduly worried.
Pitch it into the prevailing wind and try to find at least some shelter and it's fine
My thoughts are it is a good little tent but if I bought again I'd pay the extra for the HP version to make it better for winter. The mesh inner is nice in summer but powdery snow can get blown under the outer in winter and gets through the mesh. I tend to build some sort of wall around it now for winter use (see the pic in this post: http://lightfromthenorth.blogspot.fi/2013/01/buffets-donut-and-other-stories-from.html ). I'm also annoyed there isn't a zip on the non-door side of the inner to allow you to use the space under the fly at the back without going outside. Could be really useful if there was one. It has minimal guying - again N. American three seasons I guess - but it stayed up and kept me dry on wild and wooly night in upper Glen Nevis a couple of autumns back so works fine if pitch well. I wanted a semi-free standing tent because of the granite slabs that are typical when kayak touring round my way and it works ok then although you need to tie on cord to use rocks instead of pegs. I had always thought the pegs were rather good until ice.solo here on UKC jinxed it by saying they were crap. A couple of days later was putting the tent up and hammer the pegs in with my Viper. Broke one head clean off which rather supports his opinion! Although they seem fine in warmer summer temps.
Mine was well priced when I got it - nothing else close in weight for that money at least back then.
Thanks for all the responses guys, I had read good things about it but it's always good to get a (reasonably) non biased response.
I just need to justify buying it to the missus
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