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..

  • Weight
  • Durability
  • Price
  • Ventilation
  • Space
  • 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..

 

First curious setup of inner tent and poles.

First curious setup of inner tent and poles.

 

 

Yay! Bug net / inner tent setup in 2 chakes :-)

Yay! Bug net / inner tent setup in 2 chakes 🙂

 

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Fly sheet setup complete. Not bad. Not bad at all :-)

Fly sheet setup complete. Not bad. Not bad at all 🙂

My son, the Labrador Leo. Carefully following my lumbering from the cool shade...

My son, the Labrador Leo. Carefully following my lumbering from the cool shade…

 

The Gear Shed. Not a Perfect fit, bus some minor alterations and we're golden. Good thing it can easily be added when there is need, but can just as easily stay in the bag.

The Gear Shed. Not a Perfect fit, bus some minor alterations and we’re golden. Good thing it can easily be added when there is need, but can just as easily stay in the bag.

 

 

 

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11 responses to “MSR Mutha Hubba. The tent, bought and tested..”

  1. christerberentsen says :

    It kinda looks like the Mutha Hubba tent is trying to eat the Gear Shed. Now that it is seen, I’m afraid it can’t be unseen… 😉

    • Jeff says :

      What adjustments did you have to make for the gear shed? I just bought a MH NX and was gonna return it knowing the gear shed was not compatible.

      • Anonymous says :

        Hi.
        Basically I just used some 550 paracord to extend the straps connecting the shed. Worked for me. Extra space where more important than a perfect fit

  2. Anonymous says :

    Hey where did you bought your mutha hubba footprint? because its a special one that go over into the apsis. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Anonymous says :

    Or whats the name of this footprint? Thank You 🙂

  4. christerberentsen says :

    It’s a standard footprint for the MSR Mutha Hubba. IN adition there is a smal footprint for the vestibule, triangle-like in shape. However it is a 2013 model.

    On the MSR website they now showcase a 2014 model called MSR Mutha Hubba NX. The footprint for the 2013 model may or may not fit. I Guess it comes down to checking the measurements.

    Feel free to brows some of the many links I listed under the secktion “Equipment used” on the left side of the main page http://www.lostbiker.net . Hope this wil be of some help. You can also contact MSR customer support. They will help you figure out the sizings. Best of Luck.

    Christer
    Lost Biker

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  6. haydn says :

    Hi there !,

    Did you have luck with the MSR gear shed? I just bought a Mutha Hubba HP and wondered if it works ? how did you find it and would you recommend it ?

    Cheers

    • christerberentsen says :

      Hey Haydn
      I don’t recall exactly where I got the shed, but I suggest you chech out the msr website for vendors.

      The shed does not really fit, and is not intended for the Mutha Hubba. However, with a tiny bitbov ingenuity you can make it work. I liked it as it gave me more space. However, if you’re trecking on foot I recommend you save the extra weight and do without. My trip was on a motorcycle so the space was more important than the weight.
      Hope this helps.
      Chroster

  7. haydnws2013 says :

    Hey,

    Chris do you have anymore photos of the set up ? thinking of buying it, because we carry more about space too.

    Cheers

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