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Oct 30th, 2009 at 5:51pm
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had a look through the older post not a lot of info on tents.

i have a small 1 man tent am looking for a 2 man.

im heading towards the MSR Hubba Hubba tent. any one no of any problems with them or are they well worth investing into? 

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Reply #1 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 6:28pm
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Hi Bushman. I have an msr hubba hubba and can say im real happy with it. I've used it several times above the bushline in wind & rain and havn't had it collapse or leak. another plus is you can leave the inner/floor behind and just take the outer as a fly.
Only small gripe I have is they condensate inside a bit.
Hope this helps Smiley
  
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Go the HP, better wind protection.
  

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I have the single man version, the Hubber, excellent tent and well worth the money...
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 6:39pm
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I've got one as well, great tents well worth the $
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 6:57pm
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I think that MSR are too expensive in NZ, and lots of retailers in the US aren't allowed to send MSR to NZ (I tried). Here are a couple of alternative light weights that I have my eye on that are way cheaper.

http://www.altrec.com/mountain-hardwear/stiletto-1-tent

http://www.springfield-camping.co.uk/Force+Ten/Helium+200+2009/188/pc
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 8:02pm
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There is tent buyers guide in the latest Wilderness Magazine
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 8:52pm
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I got an MSR Hubba Hubba HP out of the states from a non retailer seller off e-bay for $350 AU just took awhile to find one thats all, retailers can't send them out, same goes for a lot of other products as well. It's all about under cutting retailers in other countries. All tents have condensate problems at times
  

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Reply #8 - Oct 30th, 2009 at 10:29pm
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Try pricing one through Richard Wilhelm at Wilhelm arms and optics in Christchurch. He does not stock them but can get them through Ampro and does a great deal.

E-bay is the other option

Macpac make some great tents and of good value too.
  

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Reply #9 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 12:29pm
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thanks guys.

Posted by: tramper Posted on: Yesterday at 8:02pm
There is tent buyers guide in the latest Wilderness Magazine 

iv got that read it and figure that its either the MSR or the Terra Nova voyager superlite.

Posted by: Hamish. Posted on: Yesterday at 6:35pm
I have the single man version, the Hubber, excellent tent and well worth the money...

with the one man do u have some where to put all your gear to prevent it getting wet? is the vestibul big enough?

  
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Reply #10 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 12:31pm
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thanks Skinny 35 and BC ill keep that in mind
  
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Reply #11 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 2:00pm
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Bushman wrote on Oct 31st, 2009 at 12:29pm:
with the one man do u have some where to put all your gear to prevent it getting wet? is the vestibul big enough?


Yes definitely, though I would class my self as an ultra light hunter, all my gear for 5 days including tent into a 50L pack, so I donít take lots of gear. But the small vestibule at the back holds the non essentials and the vestibule at the front holds the essentials... I would have gone for a bivvy bag but I like the idea of a tent in bad weather, you can sit up in the MSR Hubber, stoked with its performance...
  
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Reply #12 - Oct 31st, 2009 at 3:28pm
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I had the one man hubba but found it too small for my liking,might pay to have a look at one first.Managed to get a hubba hubba hp from the states a while ago when the store had 35% off  Smiley.
  
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Reply #13 - Nov 1st, 2009 at 3:26am
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I have a hubba 1 man for the reason they have heaps of room for a one man tent and you can sit up in them, they are very good after trying a couple of one man tents I would never change, I have photos somewhere if you want them just let me no and I will find them.

Also if you want one get a price and let me no I may be able to get one cheaper  Wink
  
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Reply #14 - Nov 1st, 2009 at 3:30am
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If Fairydown are still making tents, then they are worth a look.  I got their top of the range model a few years ago (forget what its called) - weighs 3kg inc. poles and fits two people + gear in the vestibule.
  

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