2 Person Hiking Tents - Staff Review

Author: Meredith Gray   Date Posted:6 March 2018 

Nemo Dagger vs Nemo Galaxi vs MSR Hubba Hubba NX

 
Our family took these 3 tents on our recent hiking trip through Budawang Ranges, south-west of Sydney. It was a great opportunity to compare the 3 lightweight hiking tents. The weather was perfect, mist each morning and a drizzle of rain one evening, so the tents weren't subjected to any wind or real rain, and it was summer in NSW, so no cool temps to contend with either.
 
MSR Hubba Hubba Tent NX 2 Person Tent Cream/Red
 
Nemo Galaxi 2P Backpacking Tent with Footprint
 
Nemo Dagger 2P Backpacking Tent
 
The 3 tents are pretty similar in design, each using a single pole construction, 2 doors, vestibules on each side, and they have pretty similar peak heights and floor areas, with the Galaxi just a tad bigger. They are all very simple and took about the same time to set up. The Galaxi is the only one that comes with a footprint included. I wouldn't use any of these tents without a footprint for fear of accidentally ripping the floor, so that is something to consider when looking at the cost.  
 
Our pick is the Hubba Hubba. Not only is it the lightest tent (tied with the Dagger and almost 500g lighter than the Galaxi once footprints are included), but it has the best fly design. We only used 2 pegs, one for each vestibule, and this was enough to keep the entire fly from touching any part of the tent. The Dagger fly used 4 x pegs and still struggled to keep away from the interior, and the Galaxi was somewhere in between. The Galaxi would be second choice as it's quite a bit cheaper than the Hubba Hubba and, as mentioned, comes complete with footprint.
 
The Verdict: Quality: 5 Value for Money: 4 Overall Rating: 5
 
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