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MSR Elixir 2 Tent & Footprint

3 Season / 2 Person / Mixed Inner / Height: 102cm, Length 213cm / 2 Entrances
Weighs 2142g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS14142
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MSR's Elixir tents combine MSR design and quality with lightweight rather than ultralightweight materials to produce a series of tents that perform well but are heavier and less costly than MSR's leading edge products.

MSR says:

Surprisingly lightweight and easy to assemble, the new MSR Elixir 2 tent is an extremely livable performance backpacking tent—and a great value for all its features. Unlike many tents in this class, our freestanding tent design features two large doors, two large vestibules for storing gear, and true-to-size capacity for two.

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—the most livable backpacking tent in its class—is your remedy.

MSR's Elixir 2 Tent is 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 are 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.

We like the blend of mesh and fabric panels on the inner tent for venting, warmth and privacy. These tents have two doors and storage areas, a wide area head height and near vertical internal walls.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Maximum Space: Two large vestibules and two doors for easy access, with interior floor space to comfortably fit two 51cm mattresses, side-by-side
  • Versatile: Included footprint offers multiple setup options, including free-standing and Fast-and-Light pitch with rainfly
  • Reliable Protection: 3-season tent balances breathable mesh fabric with solid canopy fabric for venting, warmth and privacy


WARRANTY|This item comes with a product lifetime warranty. For more information see the MSR website.
  • Inner tent weighs 788g
  • Flysheet weighs 758g
  • Poles weigh 596g
  • Total weight: 2142g excluding pegs and bags.
  • Footprint weighs 190g
  • 10 Pegs weigh 154g

MSR Specs:

  • Capacity 2
  • Fast & Light Minimum Weight w/ footprint 1610g
  • Minimum Weight 2100g
  • Packed Weight 2640g
  • Body Weight 850g
  • Rainfly Weight 750g
  • Floor Area 2.69 sq. m
  • Vestibule Area 1.63 (.82 + .82) sq. m 
  • Tent Volume 1274 liters 
  • Vestibule Volume 510 (255 + 255) liters 
  • Interior Peak Height 102 cm
  • Packed Size 51 x 17 cm
  • Number of Doors 2
  • Freestanding yes
  • Number of Poles 2, 7000 series aluminum
  • Number of Stakes 6 Aluminum
  • Rainfly Fabric 68D ripstop polyester 1500mm HH Polyurethane & DWR
  • Canopy Fabric 40D ripstop nylon
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