Marmot Fuse 3 vs MSR Mutha Hubba NX

Text by: Étienne Roy-Martel

Marmot, MSR. Marmot Fuse 3 vs MSR Mutha Hubba NX

A tent is like a second home. A second home you can carry with you anywhere.

The two models compared below have characteristics you want in a tent: a good compromise between weight, comfort and quality. They are easy to carry on your back (unlike car camping tents), easy to pitch, and big enough to play cards in if you get rained in for two days.

Both tents are for three people, but like all tents you will be keeping warm thanks to your proximate neighbors. With two people this is luxury, especially since both have two vestibules and two big doors.

Meet the MSR Mutha Hubba NX and the Marmot Fuse 3


MSR Mutha Hubba NX

MSR Mutha Hubba NX

MSR (Mountain Safety Research) is a brand that many campers count on in the back woods. In short, they don’t produce anything less than what they consider perfect. Hence the improved upon the old Mutha Hubba with this new one called the NX, which happens to be 30% lighter.

The Mutha Hubba NX is one of the biggest tents from their ultralight collection. It offers excellent weight-to-size ration.

I own the old version of this tent, which I purchased three years ago, and couldn’t back then find any faults. 30% lighter this year, why not?

 MSR mutha hubba tent dimensions

The pros:

– The design permits for a very large living space (read: lots of headroom).
– The fast and light pitch option gets the weight down to 3 pounds 4 ounces.
– The D-shaped doors offer a large entry point and equally large vestibule.

Average weight: 4 pounds 7 ounces

Price : $484,99

Marmot Fuse 3


The Fuse 3 tent from Marmot is also built to the highest standards. The fly is treated to be resistant to the sun’s UV rays and welded seams. Also, Marmot optimizes the living space by utilizing strategic placement of the DAC NSL poles.

Marmot fuse tent dimensions

The pros:

– Complete mesh inner lets you watch the stars on those cloudless nights.
– Very durable floor will last longer than you want.
– Has a built-in pocket for your headlight to keep you out of the dark at night.
– The DAC NSL poles are lightweight and colour-coded for easy pitching

Average weight: 5 pounds 1 ounce

Price : $448,99

Marmot poles

In conclusion, you should go camping this weekend.

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