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MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent


MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent


Brand: MSR
  EAN 0040818103319
Weight: 2270 g         3 reviews
The MSR® Elixir 2 Tent is an extremely livable 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


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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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Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

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MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent is rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.

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

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  1 of 3

  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

  2 of 3

  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

  3 of 3

  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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