New tent from MSR
We just bought a new tent made by MSR called (and you've gotta love this) the Mutha Hubba. It is a three person tent (so it fits 2 with some gear) with almost vertical walls. This allows you maximum use of the floor area so that you can both sit up and read. At 6'4" (192cm) I've found that tents that advertise being 2 metres long still don't fit because the walls angle in so much, this one at 2.1 metres fits me fine. Two doors is also a nice feature in a tent to be used by two people, with two vestibules for storing wet motorcycle gear. Most of the body of the tent is mesh for supreme venting (and reducing condensation) while the rain fly is a silicone impregnated (that should be an interesting word combination showing up on search engines around the globe...) fabric that is stronger and lighter than ordinary waterproofed nylon.
The best part is that this 3.3 kg tent has pole sections short enough to fit in Touratech panniers!
If you look at the "tent" section on the left I think you'll find that this tent meets most of the criteria you should look for when purchasing a tent for overland motorcycle travel. We're going to try it on a car camping trip in Florida next week and then this summer up to Inuvik before heading to South America next year. I'll let you know how it works out in the real world!
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I have been using the Hubba Hubba.
Only problem so far is condensation on the inside of the fly over damp ground. Could be reduced with guying of the fly to provide more ventilation.
Another pocket at the other end of the tent.
Provision for a cloths peg line inside the tent.
[This message has been edited by Frank Warner (edited 21 March 2006).]
Yeah, ive been using the Hubba Hubba too - great little tent - some condensation but if you can leave a door open then its fine,
though not sure how well it would do in really strong winds with the near vertical ends- we have used it in Hawaii in hot and wet weather and at -10 in Skoki NP at 2200 metres in the snow with no problems.
For touring the Mutha looks like its got loads of room for 2 poeple and all your gear - though I wanted something I could carry too if we wanted to go hiking - so I take an MEC tarp along to give us some more (dry)living room !
Have a great trip up the Dempster to Inuvik Ekke - if you like Hiking then stop off at Tombstone NP for a few nights - a great little camp spot by the river with lovely hikes and scenery.
we took a flight out to Tuk from Inuvik, which was interesting, seeing the community and great scenery on the flights.
Thanks for the tip on Tombstone Gipper, we love hiking!
We've been using an expedition grade Eureka Sentinel for backpacking. Totally bombproof (howling wind off the coast of Oregon and the tent felt more solid than my house and 30 cm snow load in the Rockies showed us that) but it is pretty heavy. I bet it is over 4 kilos so the Mutha Hubba will be nice and light for us! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif
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