How To Pitch the MSR Elixir 2

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In our very first how to video, Chris has a go at pitching the MSR Elixir 2 solo and offers some tips for getting it pitched in high wind. We've had this tent almost 5 months and it is dead easy to pitch, alone or as a pair. Any questions regarding the tent and its features, please ask away in the comments section!

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Very informative video, I've just bought an elixir 2 and this has taught me how to pitch it perfectly!

Author — Not Another Adventure

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I watched 4 set up videos and they didnt help me for shit but you made it clear enough!

Author — Mister Baggings

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thanks for the great review, i'll try it out tomorrow!

Author — jjjonasification

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Hmm... It is a keeper as a honeymoon accommodation unit =D

Author — Soonmush

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I ordered this today because of this review!

Author — Wild Camping in Scotland

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Thanks for the post. I'm tent shopping now for a bike tour this summer. Now I know what tent. Great video.

Author — P G Crawford

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great video thank you, looking forward to setting up my exilir 2

Author — Ondřej Nechvátal

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I set mine up today with no instructions, it was really nice to put up compared to every other tent. The top sheet might be a pain in the wind though I think.

Author — reddaB

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I hope I 'll be able to set it. got the 3 man version yesterday. so far seen good reviews. maybe should look into a stove next since have sleeping bag and sleeping mat already as well as a backpack 👍

Author — Rajib Joshi

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We are tent shopping as we speak - and been looking at this model today. Thanks for sharing the how to! Seems fairly straightforwad :)

Author — Bo Chcieć To Móc

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I want this for a UK to Singapore bike trip

Author — SR81K9

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Thanks. That was an excellent guide to pitching the tent. I've just bought one this week, but not had the chance to try it out yet. Like you I've bought this for some cycle touring. How have you found it over the long haul? has it held up well? I'm also interested in how it is pitching in the rain, is this ever a problem with pitching inner first?
Thanks for the review though :-)

Author — Stephen Connor

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Good job at explaining it really well.

Author — Sneaker's Corner

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thanks, very slick, quick and logical. Any variations for puttting it up in the rain without soaking the inner...or is it just "be quick"?

Author — evariste

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Just you seam seal any of the stitching on this tent?
Also any problems with leaks?
Thx

Author — Head In The Mountains

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Sounds like a bad thent to set up in full rain.

Author — Roel Kint

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Hi, does anyone find that the side doors are a bit saggy, so insides aren't vertical? I am thinking of stitching the red straps maybe 1 - 1.5 cm where they connect to the cross pole at the top, to give more tension to the side walls. Any thoughts or similar experiences?

Author — Natasha O'Neill

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Fatal flaw in this video. When the poles are set up, Grey should run under red at one end and over red on other end. Or vice versa. Setting poles as in this video where one pole travels under the other at both ends makes the other pole shorter. You will not be able to line outer fly seams with poles putting undue stress on outer fly resulting in shorter life span/damage and eneven pitch!! 😇

Author — Ash Pollen

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Question! How many guy points does it have? Are there more than those 4 points? Did you use one line per point or did you use multiple lines at each point? Just wanna see if it'll be okay in very strong wind (75kph +). Thx!

Author — Addison1008

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You can not put only the top layer of the tent without a sleeping area? This is useful on the beach for sun protection.

Author — Alex Dnipro