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MSR® Habitude™ Tents Provide Adventurous Families with Standing-Height Shelters They can Trust

The new high-performance shelter series is perfect for new parents who wish to pass on their love of the outdoors.

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SEATTLE, Wash. (June 6, 2018) — Since the debut of its first shelter in 1973, Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research (MSR) has set the standard for high quality backpacking tents and shelters. MSR extends its renowned tent line with its new ultra-durable standing-height Habitude™ Tent Series, built with families in mind, for 2020. Designed specifically for adventurous parents seeking to share their love of the outdoors with their children, the Habitude Tent Series is the most durable and performance-driven standing-height shelter available for these adventurers.

“The Habitude Tent Series is the ideal home base for raising pint-sized explorers,” says Terry Beaux, Shelter Category Manager at MSR. “The modern outdoor family needs a tent with all the qualities of their favorite backpacking tent, all the comforts necessary to raise mini adventurers, and the durability to last as the tent is passed down through the generations.”

Like all MSR tents, the new Habitude Tent Series is engineered for performance and can withstand all that nature throws at it in challenging environments like sand, wind, and rain.

Family-Friendly Features for Raising Mini Adventurers

Families know that reliable gear that features a few creature comforts makes backpacking with kids even more enjoyable. The Habitude Tent Series includes family-friendly features like an expansive, roomy standing-height interior that allows everyone to stand up to change and move about comfortably. Gear pockets and hang hooks for each occupant help keep all the gadgets and accessories tucked away. The giant doorway allows for easy access with loads of duffels. And the novel integrated porch light illuminates the entryway at night.

While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it’s also kid-proof: Durable, oversized, smooth-glide stainless steel zippers stand up to abuse from children’s hands, sand, and dirt. Zippers take the greatest brunt on tents, which is why MSR reinforced this component of the tent with burly zippers, designed specifically for MSR. Durable materials ensure that the tent can be passed down through the generations.

Available in four- and six-person models, one person (with or without a small helper) can quickly and easily set up the freestanding tent with its hubbed poles and large, color-coded pole clips. Three 7000 series aluminum poles create super-sturdy pole geometry with strength and rigidity in high winds.

The Habitude Tent Series will be on display at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, June 18-20 at booth #44031 and will become available February 2020. MSRP: $499.95 – $599.95

Minimum Weight:

4P – 5.44 kg (12 lb)

6P – 6.08 kg (13 lb 6 oz)

Floor + Vestibule Area:

4P – 5.8 + 2.18 sq m (62.4 + 23.5 sq ft)

6P – 7.71 + 2.27 sq m (83 + 24.5 sq ft)

Interior Peak Height:

4P – 1.85 m (73 in)

6P – 1.95 m (77 in)


4P – 3 7000 Series Aluminum

6P – 3 7000 Series Aluminum


Rainfly – 68D ripstop polyester 1,500mm Polyurethane & DWR

Canopy – 68D taffeta polyester & DWR

Floor – 68D taffeta polyester 10,000mm 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 and Reno, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit

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