The MSR Elixir 2 Hiking and Backpacking Tent comes complete with everything you need for the full gamut of freestanding pitching options and now offers 35% more space in the vestibules.
The included footprint enables setup with or without the fly or as an ultralight single skin shelter for fast and light adventures. Two large red vestibules make setup easy and provide easy access to a roomy interior that offers true space for two people.
A tent inner comprising of 40D ripstop nylon and 20D nylon micromesh not only provides exceptional ventilation but enables stargazing when the fly is removed on warm nights through a star-shaped mesh ceiling.
Easily pitched with colour coded poles, clips and webbing, the Elixir 2 Hiking Tent offers versatility for any adventure in just about any climate.
2.24kg minimum weight
Red vestibules for easy setup
Exceptionally roomy interior
3 setup options (dual skin, inner only, rainfly with groundsheet)
2 x 7000 series colour coded aluminium poles
Built-in gear lofts
Includes footprint, aluminium stakes and guy ropes
213L x 279W cm
200L x 127W cm
51L x 17W x 17H cm
Max. Head Height:
68D Ripstop Polyester PU & DWR
40D Ripstop Nylon DWR
70D Taffeta Nylon PU & DWR
7000 Sereis Aluminium
Fly 1500mm | Floor 3000mm
vs Marmot Tungsten2 or Fortress21 answer
I have compared all the stats of MSR and Marmot, they are all similar and MSR is heavier. Would be great to point out some outstanding features of MSR compared to Marmot's tents that is worth buying.
Michael - NSW(2 years ago)
I really couldn't recommend one brand over the other, Michael, they both produce high-end tents and you are probably down to small things that are of personal preference.
Some things I would point out are the extra mesh of the interior on the Tungsten being better for warm weather and it offers a bit more internal space. The vestibule design on the Elixir is well considered, it eliminates the point where there is usually unused space and has a different zipper position than most, you are paying a premium price for the MSR brand though. As for the fortress, a reliable tent with a traditional design and full nylon inner which will be warmer, but is the heaviest of all the tents you have pointed out.
At the end of the day, I think you'd be happy with any of these tents, go with what you like the best, or what your gut tells you to do.