MSR Elixir Gear Shed

Weighs 830g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS16216
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Turn your backpacking tent into a basecamp tent with the MSR Elixir Gear Shed. It attaches to Elixir 2 and 3 tents to create more storage space for your gear. 

MSR says:

The Elixir Gear Shed adds 2.46 sq m (26.5 sq ft) of covered storage space to Elixir 2 and Elixir 3 tents, increasing your tent’s livability and giving you the versatility to make one tent do it all.

The Elixir Gear shed is a hooped vestibule that expands the storage space and weatherproof coverage of the MSR Elixir 2 and 3 tents. A partial floor keeps your gear off the ground and the extra space gives you enough room to remove your wet gear before you climb inside your tent. It's great for storing packs, muddy boots, or for giving the dog a dry place to hang out.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

  • Added Storage: Hooped vestibule expands weatherproof storage.
  • Integrated Floor: Partial floor creates a dry, clean place to store gear out of the way.
  • Versatile: Turns your backpacking tent into a basecamp tent.
  • Convenient: Extra-large door and integrated design allows convenient, covered access to gear.
  • Compatibility: Not compatible with Elixir 4 tent.
  • Download Elixir Gear Shed Setup Instructions [PDF]
  • Flysheet weighs 630g
  • Poles weigh 200g
  • Total weight 830g
  • Pegs weigh 66g
  • Floor Area 2.46 sq. m
  • Vestibule Volume 651 litres
  • Interior Peak Height 89cm
  • Packed Size 48 x 11cm
  • Number of Doors 1
  • Number of Poles 1 x Aluminum 7000 Series
  • Number of Pegs 4 Aluminum
  • Also Included: 1 guy cords, 1 aluminum cord adjusters
  • Rainfly Fabric 68D ripstop polyester 1,500mm polyurethane and silicone
  • Floor Fabric 68D Taffeta Polyester 1200mm polyurethane & DWR
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
August 2, 2017 | Toby
Very useful but it leaks

Camped a wet week two's up in an Elixir 2 with this as an add-on. It's a very useful addition giving you an safe storage for a good amount of gear, plus an eating/dressing area, and it's easier to get in the tent without spreading mud to the interior.

The downsides

-it's hard to get it to pitch really taut, which is a minus in the rain

- the door design is a bit awkward to open and close

- during a decent few hours rainfall once the fabric was wetted out it began to leak along the seams and the top of the ceiling. Not disastrously but enough that it was no longer a dry area to put stuff.

Also, be aware that there is no inner tent with this so anything leaning against the outer wall is going to get wet, which in a small space means you have to place them fairly carefully.

I'll continue to use it but might wash it with Nikwax or something to try and improve the waterproofing.