Gear Reviews

MSR Twin Brothers

This roomy tent has 96 square feet of floor space.

Brand: MSR Gear Reviews

Model: MSR Fast Stash



3lbs. 11oz.

“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