MSR Elixir 3 V2 Tent-Review

Special feature Lightweight, Zipper, Rainfly
Brand Msr
Occupancy 1 Person
Design Camping Tent
Material Fabric
Recommended uses for product Backpacking
Seasons 3 Season
Colour Gray/Red
Sport Backpacking, Camping & Hiking
Item weight 4.75 Pounds

About This Item

  • One person tent for solo backpackers and campers. This tent also has 2 and 3 person option.
  • 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 liveability
  • Includes an MSR Elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly
  • Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, Plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup
  • Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy

Product description

The tent design provides plenty of headroom and space for three full-size adults and their mats, two large doors for easy entry, and new larger vestibules with 35% more storage space. Balancing breathable mesh fabric with solid canopy fabric, the 3-season Elixir 3 tent provides ventilation, warmth and privacy, while the included footprint offers multiple setup options, including a freestanding Fast & Light pitch with rainfly. Packaged Weight (Metric) 3.19 kg Floor Area (Metric) 3.67 sq. m Interior Peak Height (Standard) 41 in Packed Size (Standard) 20 x 8 in Rainfly Fabric 68D ripstop polyester 1500mm Polyurethane & DWR Canopy Fabric 40D ripstop nylon DWR Number of Poles 2 Aluminum 7000 Series




5.0 out of 5 stars As a four season tent and stood all the elements that were thrown at it during my 2 months stay in Everest base camp. Used it for myself, abundant space to live and clever storage. Made my stay comfortable with reliability. Happy me!!

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a fantastic tent – MSR’s description of the inside as “liveable” is underselling it, it’s cavernous and really comfortable. It’s also very well put together with some lovely design details like the massive mesh pockets in the side of the interior, the night-glow zip pulls and the mesh roof (which I can’t wait for good enough weather so I can pitch it inner only and sleep looking at the stars through. Recently mine stood up to high winds and freezing temperatures on a summit camp in the highlands – you can see from the photos there was a degree of flex in the worst of the wind but even in these extremes it felt solid inside, gave no worries about staying up, keeping us dry and warm overnight and in-between sunrise snaps. It’s a doddle to put up with the colour-coded poles (even in cold weather when your hands are going numb) packs down small and is very light for the size, strength and price.

5.0 out of 5 stars Used this tent for a week as part of the Tour Du Mont Blanc. Very easy to put up and take down, and unlike most two man tents there is actually sufficient room for two people plus its low in weight. Would definitely recommend this product.

5.0 out of 5 stars This tent is truly awesome, you get what you pay for. Having bought numerous tents over the years the most common gripe is either the poles or the zips. Most poles supplied with a tent break within a year, where you have to forcibly bend the poles they eventually give way and snapped. The zips are another area cheap tents fail on, the zips are generally sticky and soon start losing teeth.

The MSR tent is totally superior with alloy poles that neatly slot together and are not bent under huge amounts of tension to ensure they hold the tent into position. The zips are decent solid zips that instantly feel like they’re up to the job.



With all the features you expect from MSR, the freestanding Elixir 3 tent offers campers and backpackers an extremely liveable backpacking tent at a great value. Comes with an option for a green fly.



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