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MSR Hubba NX Bacpacking Tent - Product Review

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Editor's Rating: (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Lightweight, but still spacious when it's set up
  • Durable, should last for years
  • Good rain protection
  • Easy to set up
  • Tension adjustment straps are a nice touch

Cons

  • A bit overpriced for what it is
  • Rain fly is a bit small, and can be tricky to set up

Our Take:

The Hubba NX 1 by MSR is a great option for solo hikers looking for a relatively large single person tent with excellent protection from the elements that also packs down light.

This tent is a good “all-rounder” that performs well under inclement weather and provides spacious accommodation for how little it weighs.

However, it is a bit pricier than we would like it to be, considering some of the other tents in its class that offer similar features for less money.

Weight and Size

The Hubba NX 1 is exceptionally roomy for a lightweight single person tent. With a 39″ height once it is set up, there is more than enough room to sit up comfortably.

We found that it was pretty easy to maneuver inside of it, as well as enter and exit. This is a big plus.

The NX 1 is designed so that the peak height stretches from door to door, making it uniform across the entire tent. This is a clever choice that really maximizes the interior size.

It also means that two people can sit inside of it for a game of cards without getting cramped.

Despite it’s size, this tent still packs down to under four pounds. This is pretty impressive in our opinion, and shows that MRS thoroughly considered the design of this tent.

Protection

The MRS Hubba NX 1 is a three-weather tent that comes with a rain fly. It offers very good protection from the elements for the money.

Although we thought the rain fly looked a bit small, it kept us completely dry, even during steady downpour. The floor is also excellent at keeping out moisture.

It also provides excellent ventilation.

This tent is also fairly durable, made from 20- and 30-denier nylon fabric and precision stitching. The poles and stakes seem well-made.

This tent should last for years.

Convenience

The NX 1 is fairly easy to set up. It has a pole and stake system that is a bit different from similar single person tents, but is easy to learn.

Set up time should only take a few minutes, but the rain fly can be a tad confusing and might take a few tries to get right the first time.

We did like the tension adjustment straps on the floor grommets that allow for adjusting tension without messing with the stakes. We would like to see more companies adopt this feature.

It also provides a couple pretty spacious interior pockets for gear.

Wrapping Up

The NX 1 is a very solid choice for solo trekkers. It’s easy to set up, lightweight, durable, and keeps out the elements.

The only real issue that we have with it is that it is not truly exceptional enough to warrant the price, which we feel is a bit high for what it is.

That said, if you’ve got the dough and want to invest in a higher tier one-person tent, you could do a lot worse than the MSR Hubba NX 1.

Key Product Info:

People 1
Seasons 3
Rainfly Yes
Weight 1.12 kg / 2 lb 7 oz
Packed Dimensions 46 x 15 cm
Assembled Dimensions 216 x 76 x 91 cm
Capacity 241 L
Cubic Inches 102 in3

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Best Overall One Person Tents:

  1. Luxe Tempo 1P Tent
  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.8 / 5)
    People 1
    Seasons 4
    Weight 3.3 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5"L x 5"W x 15"H
    Assembled Dimensions 82.6"L x 35.4"W x 39.3"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Luxe Tempo 1 Person Tent is a high-performance tent perfect for the solo backpacker looking for a durable tent with decent space that can withstand harsh weather conditions. This 4 season tent will serve you year round, including the cold months of winter. Best of all, it weighs just over 3 pounds.

    Pros
    • Great ventilation for a 4 season Tent
    • tough footprint included
    • excellent waterproofing
    • lightweight at 3.3 pounds
    Cons
    • Can get hot in the warmer months
    • tight fit for taller campers

    Read our full review of the Luxe Tempo 1P Tent


  3. MSR Hubba NX Bacpacking Tent
  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.5 / 5)
    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 1.12 kg / 2 lb 7 oz
    Packed Dimensions 46 x 15 cm
    Assembled Dimensions 216 x 76 x 91 cm
    Rainfly Yes
    Capacity 241 L
    Cubic Inches 102 in3
    Current Price $379.95

    The Hubba NX 1 by MSR is a great option for solo hikers looking for a relatively large single person tent with excellent protection from the elements that also packs down light.

    This tent is a good “all-rounder” that performs well under inclement weather and provides spacious accommodation for how little it weighs.

    However, it is a bit pricier than we would like it to be, considering some of the other tents in its class that offer similar features for less money.

    Pros
    • Lightweight, but still spacious when it's set up
    • Durable, should last for years
    • Good rain protection
    • Easy to set up
    • Tension adjustment straps are a nice touch
    Cons
    • A bit overpriced for what it is
    • Rain fly is a bit small, and can be tricky to set up

    Read our full review of the MSR Hubba NX Bacpacking Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 4
    Weight 4.5 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6.25"L x 6.25"W x 17"H
    Assembled Dimensions 82"L x 39.5"W x 32"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Teton Sports Mountain Ultra Tent is a very reliable lightweight tent. While we love the mesh top for stargazing, we sort of hate it because we’re not the most responsible folks when it comes to remembering the to cover with the rainfly.

    Despite our ineptness, its a super breathable tent, fast to set up, and It clocks in at just over 3 pounds on the trail, four and a half pounds packed with everything.

    The 1P Mountain Ultra Tent will work for the trail or biking and comes at an excellent price for such an ultralightweight tent.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at 4.5 packed pounds
    • Micro mesh fabric keeps it cool during the warmer months
    • Two vestibules for extra storage
    • Includes a footprint
    Cons
    • Condensation build up during heavier storms

    Read our full review of the TETON Mountain 1P Ultra Tent


  5. ALPS Lynx 1P Tent
  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.2 / 5)
    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6"L x 6"W x 17.5"H
    Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 32"W x 36"H
    Current Price $131.83

    The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent is one of the best one-person tents on the market today.

    This lightweight tent keeps pounds off your back, weighing in at 3-4 pounds while providing enough shelter through even the worst rain and light snow.

    Pros
    • Great Ultralight size
    • Keeps you warm in cooler conditions
    • All around excellent weather protection
    Cons
    • Some campers experience problems with stitching and zippers

    Read our full review of the ALPS Lynx 1P Tent


  7. Winterial 1P Tent
  8. Editors Rating:
    (4 / 5)
    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 2.9 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 7"L x 6"W x 22"H
    Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 38"W x 28"H
    Current Price Price not available

    For those who aren’t entirely sold on the benefits of a bivy sack and still want the breathability of a tent, there’s The Winterial Single Person Tent

    This tent sets up easy, It packs down to just under 4 pounds so it won’t put too much strain on your back.

    While there’s enough room for most to get a goods night rest in, we don’t recommend it for tall people looking to spend extended periods sitting up.

    Pros
    • Easy setup, under $80
    • strong/reliable removable rainfly
    • good air ventilation
    • lightweight under 4 pounds
    Cons
    • Once the rainfly is attached in heavy rain you'll get some condensation
    • claustrophobic when used in place of a tent

    Read our full review of the Winterial 1P Tent


  9. Big Agnes Tiger Wall 1P Tent
  10. Editors Rating:
    (3.5 / 5)
    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 1 lb 6 oz
    Packed Dimensions "5.5 x "17
    Assembled Dimensions "52 x "86 x "39
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price Price not available

    The Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL 1 Person Tent is a very interesting product. One thing is for sure; it is NOT for everyone.

    This tent is probably the lightest double-walled single person tent on the market, weighs only 1 pound and 6 ounces (yes, that’s with the rain fly). We can’t think of any other solo tent that comes close.

    However, it does come with some severe drawbacks. For one, it is not very durable. It may not last a week-long trip if the conditions are particularly adverse. It is also expensive, to the tune of about a grand.

    So, this tent seems marketed to a particular niche. Let’s explore further what this tent has to offer.

    Pros
    • Extremely lightweight
    • Comfortable and convenient design
    • Good weather protection
    Cons
    • Very pricey
    • Not very durable

    Read our full review of the Big Agnes Tiger Wall 1P Tent


  11. Sierra Flashlight 1P Tent
  12. Editors Rating:
    (3 / 5)
    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 2.25 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 11.6"H
    Assembled Dimensions 88"L x 32"W x 35"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Sierra Designs Flashlight left us with some mixed emotions.

    We were very excited to try this 3 season tent as the design seemed unique, and we were anxious to see what it could do in the wild. It held up nicely in extreme weather but did leave a bit of condensation

    Pros
    • Good length, width, and height specs
    • strong durable flooring.
    • ultralight at just over 2 pounds
    • awnings and 2 doors give lots of ventilation
    Cons
    • Rain easily leaks in through the sides
    • condensation build up
    • cheaper materials

    Read our full review of the Sierra Flashlight 1P Tent


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Nick P

Nick spent his mostly unsupervised youth raising hell in the woods and ponds of 16 Acres in Springfield, MA (AKA Hell's Acres). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves hitting the northeast trails when his schedule allows and camping on his roof deck when it doesn't.

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