The new 2020 MSR Hubba NX is a one person tent based on MSR’s best-selling and award winning Hubba Nx tent. It incorporates the new Easton Syclone poles and the MSR Xtreme Shield Waterproof Coating.
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The new MSR Hubba NX 2020 is also know as the Hubba Shield in the UK and Europe because the 2018/19 (aluminium pole) version is still current and available until the June 2020.
The geometry, size and features of the new solo Hubba Shield are exactly the same as the slightly lighter solo Hubba Nx, but the Hubba Shield also incorporates the highly flexible Easton Syclone composite poles and the Xtreme Shield waterproof coating.
It is worth noting that the Xtreme Shield fly sheet has some advantages and some disadvantages which ought to be considered when choosing between the Hubba Shield and the Hubba NX.
For people who live in hot countries and who store their tents for long periods of time without using or airing them, the Hubba Shield offers a stable waterproof coating that doesn’t deteriorate or become ‘gummy’ when stored in hot conditions. This isn’t usually an issue in the UK, but for people living in hotter countries it can be a problem.
If you don’t live in a hot country where you store your tent in very warm conditions and you do go camping and trekking in wet areas, but don’t want to get involved with taping your own seams, then you might consider the ‘best selling’ MSR Hubba Nx. which stores perfectly in UK conditions and is 100% waterproof straight out of the box, even in very heavy rain and foul winter conditions. (Found in our MSR tent department or at the bottom of this page).
The Hubba Shield is not supplied with the seams already taped, so for countries where there’s likely to be heavy rain, or light rain for extended periods, the Hubba Hubba Shield will need to have the seams sealed to prevent water ingress through the stitches of the seams.
Click the link below for more information about MSR tent care and tent seam sealing and watch the instructional video on seam sealing on this page. (See images and Videos on this page).
We will ship two 28 gram tubes of SeamGrip with Brush Applicator worth £18.00, Free with every Hubba Hubba Shield Tent so you can seal the seams at home.
Please note that our Hubba Hubba Shield Tent is supplied with the green fly sheet, not the grey one shown in some videos.
Here’s what MSR have to say about the MSR Hubba Shield.
The Hubba NX solo backpacking tent offers the most liveable accommodations in a lightweight freestanding design. Engineered for 3-season camping, the light and compact tent won’t slow you down, whether you’re striking out early to earn solo views along a popular route, or finding your stride on a 10-day trek into the Alaskan wilderness. The tent’s spacious interior maximizes comfort, while new premium Easton® Syclone™ Poles and our long-lasting Xtreme Shield™ waterproof coating enhance the durability of this high-performance shelter. Together with its StayDry™ door and adaptable, cross-ventilating rainfly, the Hubba NX is so livable, you won’t want to come home.
1.33 kg (EMS Office Scales 1.375Kg)
2 lbs 14 oz
Fast & Light® Weight w/ F&L Body
2 lbs 1 oz
2 lbs 7 oz
2 lbs 15 oz
1.67 sq. m
18 sq. ft
0.84 sq. m
9 sq. ft
26 cu. ft
Interior Peak Height
47 x 13 cm (approx 6.24 Litres)
18 x 6 in
8.5 cu. ft
Number of Doors
20D ripstop nylon Xtreme Shield 1200mm
15D nylon micromesh
Number of Poles
20D ripstop nylon & DWR
30D ripstop nylon Xtreme Shield 3000mm
Did You know?
EMS is one of the largest MSR tent retailers in the UK and an official UK retailer for the brand.
All our tents are shipped free of charge by courier to mainland UK addresses and dispatched the same day if ordered before 3.00pm Monday to Friday.
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Free Pole Section Replacement!
What if you trip over a guy line and squash your tent? Regardless of the reason, if you bought your MSR tent from Elite Mountain Supplies, then we will have replacement pole sections shipped to you free of charge for the lifetime of your tent. We’ll even organise replacement poles sections if you're away from home on a trip or expedition. Just let us know via email.
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Question: What is the EMS returns policy?
Answer: If you don't like it send it back for a refund.... no problem! Please read on for terms and conditions.
In line with current health and safety guidelines, we reserve the right to refuse any items that are (for whatever reason) not returned to us in a clean and hygienic condition.
Faulty goods can be returned for a full refund (including delivery and standard return postal charges of up to £7.50) if the item, after later inspection by us, is proven to have been faulty and returned to us within 30 days from the date of purchase.
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Please note that inflatables such as sleeping mats are not considered to faulty if they become punctured and are not covered by the manufacturers warranty in this event.
If the goods have been supplied as requested but are unwanted they can be returned within 30 days from receipt of goods for a full refund provided they have not been used and are in a resealable condition with all of the manufacturer's labels and packaging intact.
Items ordered in November or December as Christmas presents can be returned to us at any time in January.
If you would like to exchange for an alternative size we will supply replacements subject to stock availability. You will have to pay to have the goods sent back to us, but we won’t charge you any shipping for your first replacement item.
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