New for Spring 2024 is a bikepacking tent from MSR

Taking the classic and ever popular Hubba tents MSR have created a version suitable for Bikepacking, available as a One or Two person lets take a closer look at what makes this tent special.

Mountain Safety Research or MSR have been making quality outdoor gear for a long time, set up by Seattle engineer Larry Pemberton in the 1960’s. In 2004 they released their first version of the now iconic Hubba Hubba tent, helping to pioneer one pole to pitch design with hubbed joints. 20 years later we now have a bikepacking version.

What are the differences?

Pack size: Utilising shorted pole sections the bike pack versions pack smaller allowing the tent to be stored easily on handlebars

Head height: The bikepack versions have more head height, an extra 5cm in the one and 7cm in the Two, which can make a big difference when using think camping mats.

Inner Fabric: The inner tent on the bikepack tents have less mesh and more solid fabric, this makes them better suited to cooler conditions as the will keep the wind out better, slightly reducing the overall ventilation of the tent.

Tent bag: One of the obvious differences is the tent bag, the bike pack version comes with a roll top dry bag including straps and rubber clamps to mount on your handlebars.

Fly Fabric: A small upgrade is the use of an PolyEther Urethane coating on the inside of the fabric instead of PU, this will boost the durability and longevity of the fabric and its hydrostatic head.


We think the Hubba Hubba bike pack tents are not only a fantastic option for Bike packing but also for backpacking, the smaller pack size means it takes ups less room in your pack and also the increased head height is a bonus. The lower amount of mesh used in the inner also helps push the tent into colder weather. All these features do however push the price up with a £40-£50 Premium. Why not book an appointment at one of our stores to see them side by side.