MSR Elixir 2-Person Tent

MSR Elixir 2-Person Tent

MSR Elixir 2-Person Tent is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 66.
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4.6 Star Rating
$211.99   $249.95
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Product Description Item No.   10238336

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
  • Lightweight guy-outs
  • Bar tack reinforced stress points
  • Multiple pockets for easy organization

- + Product Specifications
Tent Canopy Fabric: 40D Ripstop Nylon
Tent Floor Fabric: 70D PU Nylon Taffeta
Tent Rainfly Fabric: 68D Ripstop Polyester
Features: Vestibule, Double Wall, Footprint Included, Free Standing
Best Use: Backpacking, Camping
Weight: 74 oz
Sleep Capacity: 2
Seasons: 3-Season
Packed Dimensions: 20 x 7 oz
Minimum Trail Weight: 3 lb 9 oz
Floor Area: 29 Square Feet
Vestibule Area: 17.5 square feet
Peak Height: 40 in.
Number of Poles: 2
Tent Pole Material: Aluminum
Tent Fabric: Nylon
Product Technology: DWR
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Number of Doors: 2
DWR tech

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 3 out of 5 by from Problem with Poles Similar to another customer, we have also had a problem with the pole splitting at the swivel after two uses. Hopefully this will be covered under warranty and doesn't happen again.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Problem with tent poles Due to the swivel device that holds red and grey tent poles in proper place, there is addition stress put on the tent pole sliding attachment ends. This causes pole to split and eventually fail. Requires additional strengthening to this position.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent! Great tent for its price! When I rediscovered hiking, I couldn't afford the more expensive ones and after a lot of searching, I found this! It's easy and fast to set up for one person alone and good enough ventilation. Deals with rain and windy weather in a great mannor. I often hiked alone with two large dogs and we would easily fit with space left over. When a friend went with us, we all had room and all the gear stored in the vestibules. Only thing I didn't like, was the tentpegs. They tend to loose grip no matter what angle you use them in. I've replaced half of them with lightweight pegs from seatosummit. Better grip when hiking in the mountains in northern scandinavia.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mach That's good enough to true mountaineering in tropical weather. A good combo of lightweight and resistance.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight 2 man te nt This is a quality, light weight tent. Fits 2 people comfortably. Packs down to fit in my pack nicely. I like that we could star gaze without the fly.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 3 Season Shelter Picked up the MSR Elixir 2 at the beginning of 2018. Spent 3+ weeks backpacking through Utah for a photography expedition this winter and another 3 weeks backpacking around Colorado for the remainder of the winter and start of spring. It has been a very windy, cold last few months while out backpacking, and the tent has performed beautifully. Very easy/ quick to set up and tear down. Very easy to shake clean during tear down, with poles and ground tarp attached to the body. Has put up with nights of rain and ice to snow with no leak problems yet. (Still have not been through a summer thunderstorm in it yet) Feels strong enough to take some decent top weight in a snow storm. Vents well with both gear vestibule half open on warmer days. Not the tent to hang out in on a hot day, but it is a 3 season. I love the different tie options for the gear vestibules. Stays anchored in high winds VERY VERY well. While exploring canyons one day away from camp the winds began to roar through the canyons, immediately turned around and bolted back to camp. Gusts in the upper 50s to 60s, tents were anchored on super fine sand, I thought there was no way our camp would be intact. When we got back Buddies REI half dome 2 was hanging on by the last thread, gear bunched in one spot on the side wall and one stake left in the ground with half the tent in a bush. In the MSR Elixir 2, my bag and gear were in the gear vestibule, with only sleeping pad and bag in the tent. It hadn't budged an inch. Both vestibules, and all guide lines were all still taught and holding perfectly. Great piece of mind as for the next 3 days we were stuck in our tents as the winds raged and sand blasted everything. I was comfy other than the non-stop flow of fine dust flowing through the mesh parts of the tent. Would wake up to clear the dust out of my nose and the entire inside of the tent was a reddish orange color of fine dust. Only Complaint is height of mesh at top and bottom could be taller.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Budget Buy My partner and I bought this for backpacking and finally got a chance to test it out. Camped out in western Mass with a low of 25F that night. Kept us warm and dry with our 30degree sleeping bags and 2.2R value pads. Had some condensation on the top inside, but not much dropped on us. Be careful not to stuff the mesh pockets as it restricts are flow. Set up and take down is very easy even for one person. Looking forward to more trips with this tent.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excited To Try! I bought this a month ago and I am really looking forward to using it. I want to start backpacking more often and car camp. I figured that this would be a great starter tent for me and can't wait to use it.
Date published: 2017-12-17
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Is this tent freestanding? Thanks!

Asked by: absquatulate
Hey there, thanks for reaching out to us! This tent is freestanding. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-08-13

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: 2016-08-13
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