MSR Twin Brothers

This roomy tent has 96 square feet of floor space.
MSR Fast Stash
Price $299.95

Specs

Ease of Setup 1 / 5
Weatherproofing 1 / 5
Ventilation 1 / 5
Living Space 1 / 5
Free Standing
Single Wall
Capacity 2
Number of Poles 2

 

Diameter of Poles (mm) 13
Floor Space (sq ft) 36.5
Length (inches) 90
Width (inches) 66
Interior Height (inches) 48
Vestibule Type none
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 0.5
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 0.5
Weight 3 lbs, 11 oz

“As big as a summer cottage!” raved one tester after packing four adults and a baby into this floorless, single-wall shelter, which offers a six-foot ceiling and a whopping 96 square feet of protected space. Two poles prop up the center, and seven stakes complete the superfast pitch.

The 168-inch length gives even the tallest campers roam-around space, and volume is palatial: Eight adults found it a pleasant, well-ventilated hangout during an afternoon shower near Utah’s Flaming Gorge. A floor-to-ceiling door on one end makes egress easy and you can roll up the sides to let breezes in. The 30-denier ripstop nylon has a higher-than-average tear strength, and the pyramid shape sheds snow, making the Twin Brothers a smart choice for high-altitude summers or year-round use.

During severe storms and 20- to 30-mph winds in Colorado’s Collegiate Range, the fabric flapped noisily but the structure never collapsed. It offers no bug protection, but for little more than a pound per person, it provides lavish living space for the right conditions.

> Floor 96 square feet
> Weight 4 lbs. 15 oz.
> Price $400
> Info msrgear.comThe Fast Stash is a versatile, ultralight shelter that offers full protection and ample room in a single-wall body that pitches quickly with included poles or trekking poles* for added weight efficiency. A front porch and adjustable side wings add external coverage and allow maximum ventilation in a broad spectrum of weather conditions. To stash gear for a day hike, poles can be pulled out to collapse shelter but re-pitched easily upon return.

Livable Volume: 2322 L / 82 cu. ft.

*Weight without poles (use trekking poles): 2 lbs 14 oz