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Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent

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Weight - 2.7kg
Floor Area - 2.7sqm
Packed Size - 51 x 17cm

Extra durability, privacy and comfort for 2 campers or backpackers.

The MSR® Elixir 2 tent is an extremely livable performance camping and backpacking tent and an ideal option for adventurers seeking an easy-to-assemble tent at a great value. Unlike many tents in this class, our freestanding tent design offers true-to-size capacity for two and features two large doors plus new larger vestibules with 35% more space. 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 tent is your remedy.

Livable: Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits two mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views; built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability. Polyurethane waterproof coating.
Fast & Light Setup: Includes an MSR Elixir Footprint that allows for a lightweight Fast & Light setup with rainfly.
Easy Setup: Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup.
Privacy: Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy.
Includes: Tent body, rainfly, poles, footprint, stakes, guy lines, stuff sack, setup instructions.
Minimum Weight (Standard):
5 lbs
Minimum Weight (Metric):
2.24 kg
Packaged Weight (Standard):
6 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric):
2.77 kg
Floor Dimensions (Standard) in:
84 x 50 in
Floor Dimensions (Metric) cm:
213 x 127 cm
Floor Area (Standard):
29 sq. ft
Floor Area (Metric):
2.69 sq. m
Vestibule Area (Standard):
24 sq. ft
Vestibule Area (Metric):
2.22 sq. m
Tent Volume (Standard):
45 cu. ft
Number of Poles:
(2) 7000 series aluminum
Tent Volume (Metric):
1274 liters
Interior Peak Height (Standard):
40 in
Interior Peak Height (Metric):
102 cm
Packed Size (Standard):
20 x 7 in
Packed Size (Metric):
51 x 17 cm

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