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MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent


MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent


Brand: MSR
  EAN 0040818103319
Weight: 2270 g         8 reviews
The MSR® Elixir 2 Tent is an extremely liveable 3 season, 2-man performance backpacking tent and an ideal option for backpackers seeking an easy-to-assemble tent at a great value. Updated in 2018 this tent now boasts an increase in vestibule space of 35%, and also includes two new built-in gear lofts and glow zippers.

Unlike many tents in this class, our freestanding tent design features two large StayDry™ doors, two large vestibules for storing gear, and true-to-size capacity which comfortably fits two mattresses side by side.

The versatile tent balances breathable mesh fabric with solid canopy fabric to provide ventilation, warmth and privacy, while the included footprint offers multiple setup options, including a freestanding Fast & Light pitch with rainfly.

Whether you’re planning your first backpacking trip or your next one, the Elixir 2 is your remedy.

  • Inner area: 2.69sq m
  • Vestibule area: 2.22sq m
  • Interior peak height: 1.02m
  • Weight: 2.27kg
  • Two built-in gear lofts and glow zippers
  • Poles: 2 7000 Series Aluminum
  • 3-year Limited Warranty
  • Colour: Green


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
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  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

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  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


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Product Reviews

MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent is rated 5/5 based on 8 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

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  1 of 8

  I bought this tent in April 2022. I used this tent in my garden for a few weeks over the summer and was very familiar with putting it up. One time the pole broke at the crossover point and now it is useless. I've just begun investigating whether I can get a refund. Sadly despite what is said elsewhere I can confirm that this is not a very strong tent and is prone to breaking. Hopefully tougher poles will be put on future models. Aside from this deal breaker, I enjoyed the tent while it worked. It was perhaps slightly short for me (I'm 6,2) and in heavy rain did let it just the tiniest of water drops coming down from one of the central pole crossings through the upper mesh star. These very minor issues were fine but the pole breaking obviously was not.  

  Christopher Chambers
28th August, 2022

Rated: 1/5

Woodlore's Reply - 30th August, 2022
Dear Christopher Sorry to hear you are having issues with this tent. Please could you contact us where we will help you further.

  2 of 8

  Yet to trial this out in the open but very impressed with the initial opening and erecting indoors, I couldn’t help myself. More impressed with the speedy delivery and great customer service from Woodlore. Can’t wait to give this a proper first trial at the end of this month.  

  Jamie Tomkins
6th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 8

  Excellent tent lightweight and fits in pack easily. Straightforward to put up. Coped well in some significant winds and heavy rain. Stayed up well and remained dry. Excellent value for money.  

  Pete W
28th November, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 8

  A very high quality tent. First time out, the rain belted down for hours which just beaded off a treat! It was very stable in the wind too! Service was brilliant from Woodlore with great communication, packaging and fast delivery. Can’t fault them and happy to (in some small way) support Ray Mears whom I have watched on television for years.  

  Siimon Hendy
11th November, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 8

  First of all, I have bought dozens of items from Woodlore, all of which have been delivered rapidly and have arrived in perfect condition and this was no exception. As to the tent itself, it was put to immediate use on a wet night in South Yorkshire. The tent is very easy to erect and adjust, and although it is designed to be erected inner-first, I have found that it is possible to put the fly up first, supported by the poles and then clip the inner to the poles afterwards - particularly useful in wet weather. Interior room is first-class for a tent of this size and weight (2.6kg all in). I'm 6 feet 3 inches and had plenty of room to lie down and sit up and felt that the tent could easily accommodate me x2 plus a couple of rucksacks in the generous porch areas. Other nifty features would include plenty of interior stowage pockets, a raised seam above the doors to prevent water dripping into the porch and glow-in-the-dark pull tabs on the door zips. The geometric design, the way the fly pulls over the frame leaving no raised edges and the extremely high quality throughout all suggest to me that this tent will hold up very well in extreme conditions. I think it looks cool too! Thanks again Woodlore!  

26th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 8

  Beautiful tent. First used for a weekend in the peak district and it performed as expected. Then for a week walking the cornish coastal path during some absolutely horrendous weather. Storms were in coming straight off the ocean. The tent exceeded expectations and gave me a warm and dry safe haven. Stable in very high winds and sheds the wet stuff like a greased duck. Beautiful tent.  

  Paul Adams-turunen
4th August, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 8

  I have used this tent a few times now and am thoroughly pleased with my choice. Very easy to pitch due to the colour coded poles and attachment points, first time out of the bag it only took about 10 minutes. It's only marginally heavier than MSR's next model in their catalogue, the Hubba NX, and a good deal cheaper (~£100). I actually prefer the 2-pole double-cross design of the Elixir as it feels more sturdy (compared to a friend's old Hubba) and doesn't rely on aluminium hubs. The slightly heavier gauge material used in the fly of the Elixir feel reassuringly tough and isn't going to tear if you look at it sideways, but that's why its a wee bit on the heavy side for a 2 man. Admittedly the weather has been pretty good to us the last few months so it hasn't had a proper trial by fire but I have no reason to doubt it given the quality of the construction throughout the whole tent. Also, the integrated nets/pockets in the ceiling are great for storing bits and pieces that you need in the night or that might puncture roll mats, I don't know why all tents don't come with them. My only *slight* grumble is that the tent bag doesn't come with compression straps and can therefore get quite bulky, however this is easily rectified with some old toe straps or swapping it out for another bag.  

15th July, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 8

  We love our new tent, It is the first tent I have enjoyed sharing, it has 2 entrances so you don't get in each others way or disturb each other. It has loads of head room. We could get both our mats and our gear inside. It is sturdy, easy to pitch and a reasonable weight for backpacking shared between two. It feels light and airy inside. It is discrete for wild camping, it was -4 Celsius when we used it and we were in a sheltered spot but I can't fault it. I recommend this tent to couples who go backpacking together. It even has tabs to hang our mini fairy lights.  

  Lysbeth Black
20th November, 2017

Rated: 5/5

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