MSR Mutha Hubba. The tent, bought and tested..
Those of you who have read some of my research know I have looked at quite a few tents.
Factors where as follows but not in any spesific order..
- Pack size
After much pondering I ended up choosing the MSR Mutha Hubba, a 3 man, 3 season tent. In adition I also got the MSR Hubba Gear Shed, and extension for storage space. Yes it is a lot of space but it is also a 14 month trip. With many many nights in a tent.Comfort matters. A lot.
Arguably there are other tents out there that will score better on one or many of the key factors I was looking for, but overall the choice where made without any doubt.
I wanted a tent that could be pitched without the rain-fly cover, with only bug protection and a lot of ventilation. Also I am a fairly tall guy at 189 cm and some change, so I needed a tent that allowed me to sit upright properly. Ease of pitching is also important if your doing it 4 or 5 out of every 6 nights. And a good vestibule option for sorting out stuff and/or drying clothes on the road.
MSR Mutha Hubba
So far I’m very happy with the choice. The only thing I am not 100% happy about is that the Gear Shed does not fit the 3 man tent Mutha Hubba as well as I assume it does the Hubba Hubba, the 2 man version. It works, and with some adjustments to the straps I’m confident that there will be no problem. But I always like it to be ready out of the box when the salespitch indicates it will..
Anyway. See below for the test-pitching of my home / office for 14 months on the road. I’m only sad I can’t go right now. Still gotta wait on visas to Russia and Mongolia, and seasons (I wanna get 3 summer seasons, not 3 winters..).
354 days to go..