Building on the popular Hubba Hubba lineup, the new MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack tents feature several bikepacking-specific features, such as a handlebar stuff sack, shorter pole segments, an interior clothesline, and more. Find everything you need to know here…

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While they aren’t the first brand to offer bikepacking-specific tent models, it’s promising to see MSR stepping up with their new Hubba Hubba Bikepack tents. As we all know, traditional backpacking tents often have long pole segments that are awkward to pack on a bike, and bikepackers have unique needs that aren’t addressed by normal tents. MSR’s new tent lineup takes their popular Hubba Hubba series and adds several new features that make them closer to ideal for bikepackers.

MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent
  • MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent
  • MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent

The MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack tents use the same symmetrical pole structure as the standard version, with two small Ys at each end with a horizontal canopy pole to increase the useable internal space. It comes in both one- and two-person freestanding designs, features integrated vestibules (bigger than the regular Hubba Hubba), and has a rectangular floor. The one-person model has a single doorway, while the two-person model has two doors and two vestibules for stashing gear. The tents are made from a blend of mesh and ripstop nylon for privacy and air flow with a ripstop nylon fly. MSR includes both interior and exterior clotheslines for drying out stinky socks after a long day on the bike.

MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent
  • Lightweight: 1-person Minimum weight is 2 lbs. 1 oz (0.9 kg), 2-person is 3 lbs. 1 oz (1.4 kg)
  • Waterproof Handlebar Bag: Designed to attach seamlessly to flat or drop bars, the streamlined tent bag is seam-taped and waterproof.
  • Handlebar Spacers: Removable spacers ‘float’ the bag away from handlebars to free up real estate for hands or accessories, and a headtube bungee keeps things stable off-road.
  • Short Poles: Designed with shorter segments, strong DAC poles fold up small to fit easily between drops (folded width = 12″ / 30cm).
  • Super Packable: Packed tent is designed for minimal volume so you can stuff it into small spaces like a pannier, frame bag or backpack.
  • Maximum Space: True rectangular floor plan and exceptional head room, large side-entry vestibule to store gear.
  • Waterproof: PEU fabric coating and taped seams keep the elements outside where they belong.
  • Full-Featured Rainfly: One large StayDry door with built-in rain gutter and kickstand vent for extra ventilation.
  • Hang-to-Dry: Interior and optional exterior clotheslines, plus oversized storage pockets, make it easy to dry sweaty or rain-drenched gear so you’re ready to roll the next day.
  • Tech-Friendly Pockets: Cable ports on all pockets for easy cord management.
  • Easy Setup & Packing: Unified hub-and-pole system and symmetrical design make setup super quick; ultra-compact stuff sack.
  • Stargazing Mesh: Leave the fly off and watch the stars through the top mesh window.
  • Durable Details: Reinforced patches, stitching at guy points and locking anodized stake loop grommets for extra strength.
MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent
  • MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent
  • MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack Tent

Both tents include a waterproof handlebar stuff sack with reflective details, a roll-top closure, and optional handlebar spacers to leave room for brake/shift cables. There’s also a headtube strap and gear loops for strapping on additional gear. Overall, it’s one of the most promising handlebar storage bags we’ve seen from a bikepacking tent. Both tents also have shorter DAC pole segments that pack down to 12″ (30cm) long, making them easier to fit between drop bars.

MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack 1-Person Specs

  • Packed Weight: 2 lb 13 oz (1.27 kg)
  • Packed Size: 14 x 6.5 x 4.5″ (36 x 17 x 11cm)
  • Floor Length x Width: 85 x 30″ (216 x 76cm)
  • Interior Peak Height: 38″ (97cm)

MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack 2-Person Specs

  • Packed Weight: 3 lb 12 oz (1.71 kg)
  • Packed Size: 14.5 x 7 x 5″ (37 x 18 x 13cm)
  • Floor Length x Width: 84 x 50″ (213 x 127cm)
  • Interior Peak Height: 42″ (107cm)

The MSR Hubba Hubba Bikepack 1-Person and 2-Person tents cost $499.95 and $579.95, respectively. They are offered in a single color option with a stealthy dark green fly and include the tent body, fly, poles, stakes, handlebar bag, and clothesline. Learn more about the 1-person model here, and the 2-person model here. Both tents are expected to available to the public by spring 2024.

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