Mountain Safety Research® Takes Home OUTSIDE Summer Buyer’s Guide Gear of the Year Award

May 9, 2018

The Hubba Tour 3 tent wins for its ”roomier than ever” design with a standout vestibule

SEATTLE, Wash. (May 9, 2018) – Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®), the Seattle-based high-performance outdoor equipment brand is proud to announce that the Hubba Tour 3 tent wins a 2018 Gear of the Year award presented by OUTSIDE Magazine, America’s preeminent active and adventure lifestyle brand. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE’s Summer Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands today.

“Rarely does a tent’s vestibule stand out as its most important feature, but this is no ordinary tent,” said Ryan Stuart, test director for OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide. “On a trip in the Guatemalan highlands, three of us had ample room to strip off soaked gear, organize clothes and food in one corner, keep packs stowed in another, and prepare dinner.”

The 3-person tent features a 43-square foot interior and a 25-square foot vestibule area. This full-protection adventure-touring tent has an exoskeleton frame to keep the tent body dry during setup. Other features include an ultra-durable Xtreme Shield™ waterproof coating that lasts 3 times longer than standard coating and large pockets and gear lofts inside the tent for storing gear.

“Our team is honored to receive OUTSIDE Magazine’s Gear of the Year award,” says Terry Breaux, tents category manager at MSR. “It validates the excellent work our entire team did to translate the customer’s needs and desires into the finished product design.”

The Outside Buyer’s Guide highlights the very best in adventure gear, from sports equipment, tools, and gadgets to footwear, outerwear, and sunglasses. It is the ultimate resource for product reviews, technology, news, and tips, and is organized according to sport and activity. The Outside Buyer’s Guide reaches more than 1.4 million frequent gear purchasers.

“Summer brings warm weather, summer sports and family vacation — many opportunities for folks to spend time outdoors,” said OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide Editor Will Egensteiner. “Here at OUTSIDE, we know that the right gear can make the difference between a good time — and the adventure of a lifetime. With our Buyer’s Guide selections, readers can be sure they’re well prepared for everything the season has to offer with the best gear on the market.”

The Hubba Tour 3 tent is available now at a retail price of $749.95 USD. The tent is also available in a one-person and a two-person version. For more information, please visit: https://www.msrgear.com/hubba-tour-3

About MSR® (Mountain Safety Research®)

Seattle-based MSR® has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality and manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR® product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment and hydration systems, shelters, snowshoes, snow tools, and backcountry poles. The majority of MSR® products are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit: www.msrgear.com.


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