Sneak Peek – MSR Tents 2016


Here at we are proud to stock a wide range of MSR’s ever popular outdoor accessories, so we are extremely excited to be able to offer you this preview of what is to come in 2016. MSR is a brand renowned for their dedicated approach and over 40 years knowledge that allows them to produce some of the most superior products on the market.

MSR, short for Mountain Safety Research, dedicate their efforts to creating lighter, safer and stronger products that sets new presidents in the outdoor industry. With safety and convenience at the forefront of all of their designs there is arguably no better brand for reliability and assurance. With new and exciting products regularly being realised we are proud to be one of the first to show you what you can expect from their premium quality range of tents in 2016.


Hubba NX

The Hubba NX is a lightweight one person tent designed for optimum convenience; ideal when you want to set up camp quickly and efficiently. It features two fast set up options, a StayDry door with a rain gutter and Hubba Gear Shed compatibility which allows you to double the storage space.

Hubba Hubba NX

This lightweight two person tent is designed for effortless use and reliability. It features two StayDry doors with rain gutters, two side entry vestibules for storing your gear and like it’s smaller brother the Hubba NX it is compatible with a Hubba Gear shed allowing you to increase the storage space.

Elixir 2

The Elixir 2 is arguably the best backpacking tent in it’s category. With a floor space that comfortable fits two mattresses side by side, two large StayDry doors and two vestibules suitable for storing your gear it offers the ultimate convenience and comfort.


That’s all for our sneak peek, but we are sure you can see by now the exciting things that are to come from MSR’s 2016 collection. However, if you just can’t wait till the drop and you want to experience the superior quality of MSR’s outstanding outdoor accessories now head over and check out our large collection of MSR outdoor accessories.

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Preview of the Nemo Tent Range for 2011

We had our mate Rick down from Nemo recently to talk through the new tents they have got coming out for next year. This year was our first year of stocking them, and we have all been very impressed by the build quality and low weight of the range.

Next year sees them stepping up a gear and so you have the Obi 1 and Obi 2 tents that weight a paltry 900g and 1.2Kg in their lowest weight incarnations, the Gogo goes from 900 g to 600g through the use of their new Osmo breathable fabric and you have a brand new 4 season mountain tent that sleeps 3, the Alti, weighing just 3.2kg.

Check out our preview on You Tube below. Personally I can’t wait to get hold of an Obi but which ones from next year tickles your fancy?

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First Look at the Lightwave T0 XT Tent

Getting the Lightwave T0XT tent out of the bag the first thing that hits you is the quality of the fabrics and components. The tent is inner pitch first with two poles that create the main sleeping area and an additional pole that creates the vestibule. The poles come in three colours, Green, Gray, and Black, which match up to colour coding on the pole sleeves for ease of pitching.

Once the Inner tent is up the Flysheet can be added and the porch pole inserted. There are velcro tabs on the flysheet that be attached to the inner tent for additional stability. There is one peg point at the nose and one at the tail of the tent.

T0 XT Flysheet on

When putting up the tent the quality of the manufacture starts to really shine through. I was particularly impressed with the way the high stress points on the fly had been constructed and they certainly have a “these are never going to fail” feel to them.

Tab Detail

The Lightwave T0 XT tent has a huge amount of living space for such a lightweight tent. Its not possible to sit up comfortably for someone my size but there is easily enough space to get dressed and sort kit out. There are two mesh storage pockets either side of the door which will help keep small items tidy in the tent. There are no real venting options as the door to the inner is part Mesh and part Nylon, this is to save weight and to my mind not a big issue. The extended porch provides loads of storage space and will easily accommodate the preparation of food in bad weather.

Inner Tent

In summary I think that this is is a truly excellent tent that oozes quality and great design. Its not the lightest tent in its class and it is certainly not the cheapest but in my view it is easily the nicest. I think the T0 XT would be particularly suitable for UK use as the door design will ensure no water will get in the tent when entering and exiting in foul weather also there is not as much mesh on the inner as many other similar tents which will make the tent feel warmer in the spring and autumn.

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