MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent w/ Footprint


MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent w/ Footprint

With all the features you expect from MSR®, the freestanding Elixir 2 tent offers campers and backpackers an extremely livable backpacking tent at a great value. 

Unlike many tents in this class, MSR's 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.

  • Freestanding tent for two people
  • 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
  • Two large, easy-entry StayDry™ doors and vestibules with optimized zipper orientation
  • Red vestibule doors aid easy set up
  • Mesh and solid canopy fabric for venting, warmth and privacy
  • Color-coded poles, clips and webbing for easy setup
  • Waterproof, taped-seam rainfly and bathtub-style floor
  • Bar tack reinforced stress points
  • Multiple pockets for easy organization
  • Two poles
  • MSR Footprint included
  • Color: Red
  • Interior peak height: 40"
  • Tent volume: 45 cu. ft.
  • Vestibule area: 24 sq. ft.
  • Vestibule volume: 25 cu. ft.
  • Miniumum weight: 5 lbs. 
  • Packed dimensions: 20" x 7"
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From the days of the Eagle Ice Axe®, an early offering in its line, Mountain Safety Research® has grown into an industry giant with an eclectic array of products including tents, packs, snowshoes, and stoves. From its vast award-winning accomplishments have come such innovative products as the WhisperLite® stove, the Denali® snowshoe, and the Hubba Hubba® tent.

Started as a one-man crusade to call attention to the safety and quality of climbing equipment, the company has been dedicated to developing reliable and safe outdoor products for over 30 years. Its innovative, functional, and high-quality gear is designed and manufactured, with few exceptions, right here in the good ole' US of A - Seattle, to be exact.

So pick up some MSR gear and walk confidently during your next extreme (or backyard) adventure.
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MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent w/ Footprint

SKU #:
UPC #:
Average packaged weight:
6 lbs.
Floor area:
29 sq. ft.
Pole material:
7000 series aluminum
Average minimum weight:
5 lbs.
Floor fabric:
70 taffeta nylon 3000mm polyurethane & DWR
Number of poles:
Packed size:
20" x 7"
Peak height:
3' 4"
Rainfly fabric:
68D ripstop polyester 1500mm polyurethane & DWR
Sleeping capacity:
Suggested use:
Tent body fabric:
40D ripstop nylon DWR & 20D nylon micromesh
Vestibule area:
24 sq. ft.
6 lbs. 29 sq. ft. 7000 series aluminum $249.95