The MSR Elixir 2-Person Tent is a lightweight backpacking tent for you and your favorite hiking partner. With 50 inches of width space and 84 inches of length, you and your loved one, best friend, or puppy can sleep side by side without elbows getting in the way. The two person tent offers a door and vestibule for each side, making entering easy on everyone. Exiting the tent is simple too, go figure! A combination of solid fabric and mesh allows for enough breathability while maintaining privacy, so don't worry about those peeping squirrels deep in the backcountry. The rainfly features rain gutters at each entrance, allowing for drip-free entry/exit and the tent also includes a footprint, so you don't have to add anything extra to your cart. Headed out for a hot summer weekend? Leave the tent at home and go out with just the rainfly, footprint, and poles for a super lightweight set up that provides protection in case of an unexpected rain.
FEATURES of the MSR Elixir 2-Person Tent
MSR Footprint included
Unique pole geometry creates optimizes headroom
Star-patterned skylight allows for excellent views
Two large, easy-entry StayDry doors and vestibules
Light gray rainfly color (neutral light)
Dual rainfly vents for cross ventilation
Mesh and solid canopy fabric for venting, warmth and privacy
Color-coded poles, clips and webbing for easy setup
Waterproof, taped-seam rainfly and bathtub-style floor
Bar tack reinforced stress points
Multiple pockets for easy organization
17.5 square feet
We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Minimum Trail Weight:
3 lb 9 oz
Tent Pole Material:
68D Ripstop Polyester
20 x 7 oz
29 Square Feet
40D ripstop nylon
70 Teffeta Nylon
Number of Poles:
Free Standing, Vestibule, Double Wall, Footprint Included
Number of Doors:
Durable Water Repellant
DWR (Durable Water Repellent) is a coating that is applied to fabrics which makes them water-resistant, or hydrophobic. A DWR finish doesn't interfere with breathability, which makes it perfect for adverse conditions in the backcountry.
Rated 5 out of
MSR Tents are the BESTI selected the MSR Elixir 2 after an extensive search. My primary use will be bike touring in Central and South America. I didn’t want a super ultra-light because I was concerned about long term strength. I also wanted a tent that I could take backpacking. This tent will serve both purposes. The materials are high quality and I’m confident they will survive the wet tropics and windy mountains. I did a pre-trip pitch and the tent goes up with ease. I really like that it includes a footprint. Having trekked and climbed in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, I really wish I had this tent. Some people might place it into the car-camping category or short hike category, but I think they’re a bunch of wimps. Its light. I'd take it on a two week self-supported mission to remote areas. No hesitation. I’ve been at high altitude and in humid jungle with inexpensive in-country equipment and I must say that this tent will make my future trips more enjoyable. Good quality, good weight, great price.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 5 out of
Great tent. Easy to assemble.I used this tent to camp in Yosemite and it worked great. It kept me warm, it's easy to assemble and the tarp floor definitely helps keep it clean and dry.
Aside from the foot print that attaches under the tent does the tent have a tarp bottom itself?
Asked by: Chloe
Hey there! The MSR Elixir 2-Person Tent has a footprint included. Huzzah! As for an additional covering for the inside part of the tent's floor, most tents do not come with something like that these days. If you have a dog with sharp nails or something like that and you're worried about the inner part of the tent's floor being torn, you could use any sort of tarp, canvas, or even a blanket to provide extra protection. If you have a really cute dog you can send pictures addressed to "Galactus."
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-05-19
Is this tent freestanding? Thanks!
Asked by: absquatulate
Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us!
This tent is freestanding. I hope this helps!