MSR (Mountain Safety Research®) is honored to announce its new Hubba Hubba NX tent has won Outside magazine’s prestigious Gear of the Year award in the “tents” category. Outside magazine’s editors awarded the Hubba Hubba NX—the flagship, two-person tent from MSR’s reinvented Hubba® NX Collection—for its innovative design, livability, and functionality.
Since its release in 2004, the three-season Hubba tent collection has been widely recognized as the top choice for serious backcountry travelers who demand a lightweight, livable tent capable of handling real-world conditions. This year, MSR has radically redesigned the iconic collection, reducing the award-winning Hubba Hubba NX tent’s weight by 9 ounces.
“The original Hubba Hubba was a great tent and so I was really excited to see what MSR did to make it better, and so was my team of testers. When they heard I had the new Hubba Hubba NX everyone wanted a turn testing it. Everyone agreed, from the stuff sack to the door shape to the interior layout, the tweaks made the tent a nicer home,” said Sam Moulton, editor of the Outside Buyer’s Guide. “It feels three-season bomber with plenty of room for two, but still remains lightweight and compact for carrying. It's the tent we'll be carrying into the backcountry this summer.”
The freestanding, two-person Hubba Hubba NX tent weighs a trim 3 lbs. 7 oz. and features an optimized pole geometry for maximum livability. Two Stay-Dry™ entrances with large, adjustable vestibules allow easy access and plenty of gear storage while a mesh canopy and adjustable, vented rainfly offer excellent airflow and unrestricted views. The livability experience is further enhanced by MSR’s classic color scheme, providing optimal natural light within the tent, and a clever, side-loading compression stuff sack allows the tent to pack up quickly and impressively small.
Over the past year, Outside Buyer’s Guide subjected the Hubba Hubba NX tent to a mix of heavy rain, wind, and cold, crisp fall conditions on a variety of backpacking, river, and car camping trips. It outperformed all other tents.
“We are honored the OutsideBuyer’s Guide selected the Hubba Hubba NX tent as the best three-season tent of 2014,” said Chris Parkhurst, vice president of MSR. “Congratulations to the MSR shelter team, who worked diligently to make this next-generation Hubba Hubba NX significantly lighter and more livable. The Gear of the Year award is the best possible recognition for all that hard work.”
The Outside summer Buyer’s Guide not only highlights the very best in adventure gear, from sports equipment, tools, and gadgets to footwear, outerwear, and sunglasses, but also calls out the best values in each class. This year’s issue contains more than a dozen Killer Values in everything from mountain-bike shoes to waterproof cameras. Organized according to sport and activity, the summer Buyer’s Guide is the ultimate resource for product reviews, technology, news, and tips. Now in its 19th year, the annual summer Buyer’s Guide reaches more than 1.4 million frequent gear purchasers. It will be on newsstands all summer, from April 15th through July 30th, 2014.
About MSR (Mountain Safety Research)
Seattle-based MSR has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR® product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment, hydration systems, shelters, trekking poles, wearables, snowshoes, snow tools and backcountry poles. The majority of MSRproducts are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.msrgear.com.