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New All-Mesh, Spacious MSR® Zoic™ Tents Stay Cool and Comfortable

High-volume, ultra-breathable tent series stays cool and dry on warm-weather adventures

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SEATTLE, Wash. (July 18, 2018)— Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research(MSR), the high-performance outdoor equipment brand, introduces the all-mesh ZoicTentSeries, a lightweight, spacious and ultra-livable 3-season tent designed for maximum breathability and comfort across a variety of adventures. From trailhead to remote mountain lake camping, the MSR Zoic Tent Series is designed to help backpackers rest up for more productive days of adventuring.

“Simply put, new backpackers want more comfort in their lightweight tent,” says Terry Breaux, tents and shelter category manager at MSR. “That’s why we gave the Zoic a roomy floor plan that accommodates popular 25 inch mattresses, plus extra head and shoulder room and excellent stargazing.”

The 3-season models’ full micromesh canopy keeps casual and seasoned backpackers cool and dry on warm nights and comes with MSR’s precision engineering and durability to create a lightweight backpacking tent at a great value. The Zoic tent series weighs just 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) for the 1-person model, 1.97 kg (4 lb 6 oz) for the 2-person model and just 2.45 kg (5 lb 7 oz) for the 3-person model.

New Tents Deliver Maximum Livability and Value

Comfort is a priority with the Zoic Tent Series. That’s why they feature a spacious floor plan and steep walls, offering a roomy interior with generous head and shoulder space, easily fitting two 25 in. mattresses. Combined with this abundance of sleeping space, built-in gear lofts deliver plenty of storage capacity for keeping essential equipment organized.

The Zoic’sfreestanding system uses a hubbed pole for fast and easy setup. All models feature a fast and light freestanding setup option with rainfly and Fast & Light™ Body, sold separately.

The model also features MSR’s Xtreme Shield™ System. The Xtreme Shield system utilizes an ultra-durable waterproof coating that lasts up to 3x longer than standard coatings, as well as precision, watertight seams. Together, they deliver weatherproof performance that endures for many seasons of adventures. MSRP $299.95 – $399.95

Minimum Weight:

1P – 1.5kg (3lb 5oz)

2P – 1.97kg (4lb 6oz)

3P – 2.45kg (5lb 7oz)

Floor + Vestibule Area:

1P – 1.99 + .84 sq m (21.5 + 9 sq ft)

2P – 3.07 + 1.67 sq m (33 + 18 sq ft)

3P – 3.99 + 1.67 sq m (46 + 18 sq ft)

Peak Height:

1P – 1 m (39 in)

2P – 1 m (39 in)

3P – 1.09 m (43 in)

Poles: 2 7000 series aluminum


Rainfly – 40D ripstop nylon 1500mm XTreme Shield™ polyurethane & silicone

Canopy – 15D nylon micromesh

Floor – 70D taffeta nylon 3000mm XTreme Shield™ polyurethane & DWR

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 and hydration systems, shelters, 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


Lisa Mullen

Verde Brand Communications