Maddy Cope: Climbing the unknown in Mongolia
Mammut UK athlete and climber, Madeleine Cope, has just returned from a three-week trip to Mongolia – not the first place you think of as a climbing location!
Backpackers want an extremely liveable and lightweight tent at good price. MSR answers the call with the Elixir 2 tent and the Elixir 3.
The Elixir 2 and the Elixir 3 tent each have two large doors and vestibules for easy access, plus a large a large interior floor space. Both models include a footprint, which offers multiple setup options, including free-standing and Fast & Light® pitch using just the footprint and the rainfly. Designed for 3-season use, the tent balances breathable mesh fabric with solid canopy fabric for venting, warmth and privacy.
The extremely livable design features a door zipper orientation that allows the vestibule door to hang out of the way for unrestricted access, while the unique pole geometry creates optimized head room for each person. An adaptable rainfly allows for excellent stargazing views and also features rain gutters on the doors for increased protection in wet weather. Setup is fast and easy, thanks to color-coded poles, clips and webbing. A large floor space allows for 51 cm (20 in) mattresses to fit side-by-side.
Minimum Weight: 2.2 kg (4 lb, 11 oz)
Fast & Light Weight: 1.61 kg (3 lb, 9 oz)
Livable Volume: 1274 + 510 L
Interior Peak Height: 1.02 m
For an overview of the Elixir 2 tent, watch:
Minimum Weight: 2.53 kg (5 lb, 10 oz)
Fast & Light Weight: 1.92 kg (4 lb, 4 oz)
Livable Volume: 1784 + 510 L
Interior Peak Height: 1.04 m
For an overview of the Elixir 3 tent, watch:
See how easy it is to set-up the Elixir tents here:
About MSR (Mountain Safety Research)
Seattle-based MSR has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR® product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment, hydration systems, shelters, trekking poles, wearables, snowshoes, snow tools and backcountry poles. The majority of MSR products are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.msrgear.com.