Livable: Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits one large mat; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views; built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability.
Fast & Light Setup: Includes an MSR Elixir Footprint that allows for a lightweight Fast & Light setup with rainfly.
Easy Setup: Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup.
Privacy: Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy.
|Minimum Weight (Standard)||3 lbs 15 oz|
|Minimum Weight (Metric)||1.78 kg|
|Packed Weight (Standard)||4 lbs 12 oz|
|Packed Weight (Metric)||2.16 kg|
|Floor Area (Standard)||20 sq. ft|
|Floor Area (Metric)||1.86 sq. m|
|Vestibule Area (Standard)||12 sq. ft|
|Vestibule Area (Metric)||1.11 sq. m|
|Tent Volume (Standard)||28 cu. ft|
|Tent Volume (Metric)||793 liters|
|Number of Poles||2 7000 series aluminum|
|Interior Peak Height (Standard)||39 in|
|Interior Peak Height (Metric)||99 cm|
|Packed Size (Standard)||19 x 6 in|
|Packed Size (Metric)||48 x 15 cm|
|Number of Doors||1|
|Rainfly Fabric||68D ripstop polyester 1500mm Polyurethane & DWR|
|Canopy Fabric||40D ripstop nylon DWR|
|Mesh Type||20D nylon micromesh|
|Floor Fabric||70 taffeta nylon 3000mm polyurethane & DWR|
|Vestibule Volume (Metric)||340 liters|
|Vestibule Volume (Standard)||12 cu. ft|
|Country of Origin||Imported|
What defines "waterproof" in a tent and what does the "mm" rating mean?
What do the letters D and T after the fabrics mean?
What are some different configuration of the tarps and wings?
Why should I get a footprint?
How should I store my tent?
For long-term storage, keep your tent in a dry and cool area, out of direct sunlight. Store it outside of its stuff sack, as you would a sleeping bag, in a breathable, over-sized cotton or mesh duffel for protection. On the cheap, an old pillowcase is ideal.
How long will a tent last?
What are packaged and minimum weights?
Many MSR backpacking tents can be pitched using only the rainfly, poles and footprint, and in our tent specs we call this non-industry standard setup option our Fast & Light weight.
To learn more about packaged weight vs. minimum, and the manufacturing processes that can affect them, check out our blog post on the topic.
How do I guy out my tent with the included tensioners?
How do I prevent mildew?
What's the best way to clean my tent?
Do I need to seam seal my tent?
What causes condensation and how do I reduce it in my tent?
- Weather Conditions: High humidity, low temperatures, and rainy conditions create the most condensation.
- People: We produce about 1 - 2 pints of moisture per night through breathing and skin evaporation.
- Wet Environment: Wet ground or wet gear stored inside the tent.
To start, the tent body and ceiling are made of breathable and mesh fabrics. This allows moisture to escape the interior of your tent. However, it must also be able to escape the waterproof fly, and every MSR rainfly has a peak vent that provides protection from the outside, while still allowing essential, free-flowing fresh air to move through your tent. You can also leave a door open in good weather, or take advantage of the double sliders on the doors to vent from the top where warm and moist air tends to accumulate. Make sure to leave at least two vents open if possible, allowing any breeze to provide cross-flow ventilation for maximum circulation. Guying out your rainfly will also increase ventilation in hot or humid conditions.
Video: What causes condensation in a tent