Elixir 1 Person Tent & Footprint

SKU:
SS18068
Tent Design:
Two Skin
Season Rating:
3 Season
Weighs:
1854g (excl pegs & bags)
Freestanding:
Yes
Entrances:
1
Set-up Option:
Footprint & Fly
Tent Capacity:
1 Person
UOG Top Picks:
Yes

UOG TOP PICK - MSR Elixir tent series - a good solid backpacking choice that won’t break the bank. The MSR Elixir 1 Tent is the most liveable solo backpacking tent in it's class, although this does mean it's a litt…

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UOG TOP PICK - MSR Elixir tent series - a good solid backpacking choice that won’t break the bank.

The MSR Elixir 1 Tent is the most liveable solo backpacking tent in it's class, although this does mean it's a little heavier compared to similar sized tents. All Elixir models have been updated to make them more comfortable and even easier to set-up. 

MSR says

Our most livable tent for solo backpackers and campers, the MSR Elixir 1 tent combines a fast and easy setup with generous accommodations. The versatile tent features a large vestibule for storing gear and one easy-entry door. The tent body balances breathable mesh with solid canopy fabric to deliver ventilation, warmth and privacy. Inside, a built-in gear loft keeps smaller items organized and within reach, while the glow-in-the-dark zipper pull is easy to find at night. Whether you’re frontcountry camping or trekking deeper into the wilderness, the Elixir 1 tent was built for livability at the highest level. Footprint included.

Our Verdict

All MSR Elixir Tents have been updated with larger vestibules, built-in gear lofts, glow-in-the-dark zippers and an easy-to-find red vestibule door (grey model only). They now also feature laser-etched, directional pole-end grommets and colour-coded poles for a fast and easy set-up.

The Elixir Tents combine MSR design and quality with lightweight rather than ultra lightweight materials to produce a series of tents that perform well but are heavier and less costly than MSR's leading edge products.

The tents are still all MSR in terms of its quality of materials, design and construction, there's no compromise on performance but there is on weight. The Elixir series is heavier than similar sized MSR tents because they're made with slightly heavier materials, heavier also means cheaper (in our world), so MSR have produced an excellent and relatively inexpensive tent where the only compromise is its weight.

Overall an ideal option for backpackers seeking easy-to-assemble tents at a great value.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Features

  • Livable: Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits one large mat; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views; built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability.
  • Fast & Light Setup: Includes an MSR Elixir Footprint that allows for a lightweight Fast & Light setup with rainfly.
  • Easy Setup: Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup.
  • Privacy: Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy.

Specifications

Specification Fabric/Materials
  • Flysheet weighs: 630g
  • Inner weighs: 538g
  • Poles weigh: 530g
  • Pegs x10 weigh: 156g
  • Total weight: 1854g
  • Footprint weighs: 128g
  • Capacity: 1 person
  • Floor & Vestibule area: 1.86 + 1.11 sq m (20 + 12 sq ft)
  • Livable volume: 793 + 340 L (28 + 12 cu ft)
  • Interior peak height: 1.0m (39 in)
  • Poles: 2 x 7000 Series Aluminium poles
  • Flysheet: 68D ripstop polyester, 1500mm HH Polyurethane & DWR
  • Inner Tent: 40D ripstop nylon DWR / 20D Micromesh
  • Floor: 70D taffeta nylon, 3000mm HH polyurethane & DWR
  • Poles: 2 x 7000 Series Aluminium poles
  • MSR Hook Tent stakes x 10

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