- Mar 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm #3583567
Just wanted to start a thread where folks could discuss the pros and cons of the updates. Unfortunately, I have no expertise to contribute to the matter.
New for 2019, the MSR Hubba NX Tent series receives EastonSyclone™ Poles. Built of lightweight, aerospace-grade materials, Syclone poles are the most resilient backpacking tent poles ever made – and the future of tent pole technology. The Hubba NX Series also receives MSR’s exclusive Xtreme Shield™ System, a watertight system that ensures tents offer weatherproof protection far longer than ever before.
Anyways I just found this new technology interesting. I think the MSRP went up too.Mar 15, 2019 at 4:09 am #3583633
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Their “Extreme Shield” system has two parts. First, they have finally switched from a water based PU coating to a poly-ether one so it doesn’t absorb water and get gummy and degrade over time. This is a big improvement but not revolutionary – just a badly needed update that should have happened a long time ago.
Then they are using hydrophobic thread in the seams rather than seam tape. It sounds like a good idea but it doesn’t work very well. The water resistance is very low, which is why the fine print says you need to seam seal it yourself if you plan to use it in extended rain.
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