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Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby John Harper » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:35 pm

Looking at these two tents, specs almost the same. Marmot a bit less price. Anybody have either one? I've seen a couple Hubbas, like the side entrance and able to sit up, even cook with fly partially open.

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Re: Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:29 am

John,

Looking at the specs and construction of each plus reviews I think I would choose the NX-1. Primarily because of the "real" headroom created by the center crosspiece. One reviewer of the EOS noted how his head hit the netting when sitting up. The cross piece in the NX-1 should prevent that. However you should note that in the event of a snowstorm the flatter top of the NX-1 would require you to be alert to shaking snow off the top at regular intervals. Both are reasonable alternative with similar design but a little heavier than the much more expensive Big Sky Evolution I purchased and used last summer. I really appreciated having two doors and the ability to have cross ventilation in the Evolution, something that neither of the above tents have.

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Re: Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby John Harper » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:00 pm

Mike,

Thanks for the advice. Took a peek at the Blue Sky website you posted. I'll have to peruse the options and see if that's an affordable alternative. I don't spend that many nights out, so $200 seemed reasonable for the Marmot or MSR. I remember reading about the headroom issue on the Marmot. My buddy who is taller than me really liked his MSR cause he could sit up. I'm only 5'8", so not as much an issue. I think they carry the Marmot over at the REI in Encinitas, only about 10 minute drive, so hopefully I can see one set up.

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Re: Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Jphn

Always a good idea to try one set up. If you can also slide in a sleeping pad like the one you use to get full sense of headroom.

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Re: Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby balance » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:27 pm

I'd like to say something about the Hubba and MSR.

I've got a Hubba tent, about eight years old, and the thing just won't quit. It's a little outdated now, but still does a good job going up above treeline.

As for MSR: The original Hubba rainfly developed this weird stickiness after six years. I am really careful about drying gear and storing it properly, so it wasn't mildew. When I called MSR and described the problem, the MSR representative immediately offered to send a replacement, which they did. It's been working great. That is good service.

Then two years ago, I got up in the middle of the night, leaned on my tent to catch my balance, and broke a tentpole. I used a stake and some tape to fix it, and continued my trip. When I got home, I emailed MSR and told them that I had leaned on my tent and broke a tent pole. I asked them how much a repair or replacement would cost. They said to send in the broken poles, and they would send me an entire set of new poles free of charge, which they did. That is really great service beyond what I would expect. I'm glad to give MSR the credit they deserve for being so helpful.

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Re: Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby zacjust32 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:35 pm

balance wrote:As for MSR: The original Hubba rainfly developed this weird stickiness after six years. I am really careful about drying gear and storing it properly, so it wasn't mildew. When I called MSR and described the problem, the MSR representative immediately offered to send a replacement, which they did. It's been working great. That is good service.


Had the exact same experience, now on fly #3. They keep sending them and I keep using them, just something to note.
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Re: Marmot EOS 1P vs. MSR Hubba NX-1

Postby John Harper » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:39 pm

Those are strong recommendations for MSR, thanks.

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