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MSR Gear ShedTM Vestibule

by MSR

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One Color
67" L x 40" W
  • Added storage: Hooped vestibule adds nearly 26sq ft of space
  • Integrated floor: Partial floor creates a clean place to store gear out of the way
  • Versitile: Extends the versitility of your backpacking tent into your park and play or basecamp tent
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Product Description

The MSR Gear Shed is a hooped vestibule that adds 26 square feet of extra rain-proof space to your Hubba or Hubba Hubba tent. The extra large door and partial floor make the Gear Shed the perfect spot to stow extra gear, wet clothes, or even the dog.

Product Details

Color: One Color | Size: 67" L x 40" W
  • Item Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00453QSWW
  • Item model number: 05135
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,720 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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I got hit pretty hard with some wind and rain and it held up fine.
Shazam
It is really nice to have a place to keep your pack and boots when it is raining.
Burg17
I was pleased with the overall quality of the workmanship and the materials.
Kallionsivu Mikko

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kallionsivu Mikko on June 14, 2012
I bought MSR Gear Shed for my MSR Hubba solo tent. I needed a shelter for my large rucksack and for my wet gear during long hikes (5 days or more). I was pleased of what I bought.

The lack of apsis has been a problem with the Hubba series. But now you get a good vestibule to store away the stuff you cannot or will not put in the sleeping compartment - which is very good, since with the single-man Hubba there really is only very little extra room. No more cramming dry clothes under your sleeping mat! Also, during rain and storm you get more room to maneuver inside and organize your valuables without getting wet. There is just enough room for an average-sized person to move around or sit down with your hands full.

I was worried if the product works well with a solo tent. But there was no problem whatsoever. The shed can be attached to a single-man tent (Hubba or Hubba HP) easily. If used properly it won't bend the tent sideways - actually, it makes the tent more taut. Add-on fits also perfectly to the tent fly, leaving no aperture for the rain and wind. So during rain it won't leak water inside.

The gear Shed has only partial floor, with most of the fly-covered area left open ground. Some people see this as a problem. I however saw it as an two-way advantage. First this reduces the overall weight and size of the product. Secondly it helps to store away wet and soiled gear - you don't have to put your muddy boots or soaked rucksack on the canvas at all.

The only problem with the product, in my opinion, was the relative weight (800 gr. or so). This makes my lightweigt Hubba 40% heavier than before. But I'm willing to trade some weight for a lot of extra comfort in areas where there are no man-made shelters around.

I was pleased with the overall quality of the workmanship and the materials.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fernando on September 4, 2013
Color Name: One ColorSize Name: 67" L x 40" W Verified Purchase
I have the Huba (1-person) tent, but wanted to bring my dog backpacking. This extension is absolutely perfect. It has plenty of room for my black lab (65 lbs.) to move around and sleep, while still having plenty of room for my rucksack. I can't speak for the Huba Huba, but for the solo tent this is an excellent addition if you carry a lot of gear (more than a couple of nights) and/or bring a medium or large dog with you. The only thing to keep in mind is that this (packed) takes up almost as much room and weight as the Huba tent itself, so you are almost doubling your load tentwise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Burg17 on January 11, 2014
Color Name: One ColorSize Name: 67" L x 40" W Verified Purchase
I did not think I would like this gear shed as much as I do. It adds an extra pound to my pack, but it is great to have, especially on rainy days (we have a lot of these in the Great Smoky Mountains). It is really nice to have a place to keep your pack and boots when it is raining. If you have two people in the tent it gives you a lot of extra room. The only drawback I see is it only has a partial floor, but I carry a piece of plastic to cover that area and have never had a problem. If you do have two people sharing the tent the extra weight is no problem since you are splitting the gear anyway. I love my Hubba Hubba tent (I am on my second one now...had one of the original dark orange ones). I looked at all of the new tents on the market (the new ultra light ones) when replacing my old one. I could not find one that I liked better than my Hubba Hubba. I do like the new green color as it is less obtrusive to others.
One comment on Cascade Designs, the company that brings us the MSR and Therm-a-Rest gear. Not only do they provide great gear, they stand behind it and have one of the best customer support departments I have ever dealt with. If you purchase their gear you will not be disappointed.
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By Chris on July 25, 2014
Color Name: One ColorSize Name: 67" L x 40" W Verified Purchase
i got the this gear shed as an addition to my hubba hubba tent. I like it a lot. We usually travel by bike and used to stuff our eight bike bags to the left and right of the inner mosquito net, (still covered by the rainfly). This made exiting at night rather difficult. The addition is used to keep all our luggage. If it's raining one might even cook there (gas only though).
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By Shazam on June 17, 2014
Color Name: One ColorSize Name: 67" L x 40" W Verified Purchase
The gear shed is supper cool great if you have more than one person in a hubba hubba. I don't think it's necessary if you are alone. I got hit pretty hard with some wind and rain and it held up fine. I'm sure it will last for a long time!
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