MSR Fast Stash Shelter Tent Review

MSR Fast Stash Shelter Tent Review

Mountain Safety Research (MSR) specializes in manufacture and distribution of camping and hiking equipment such as backpacking tents, portable stoves and water filters. Started back in 1969 by outdoor enthusiast, Larry Penberthy, the company has strived to provide quality and reliable camping gear. As a result, their products have been very well received and even published in top magazines. They continue their trend with their all new tent the MSR Fast Stash Shelter Tent.

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Designed with the consumer in mind, the MSR Fast Stash Shelter Tent is an excellent choice for anyone out there looking for a highly portable and versatile two person tent. Built with top of the line features and a great looking tarp design, the tent is ideal for many conditions that you are likely to encounter on your outdoor expedition. So why should this tent definitely be on your shopping list?


The tent packs more than ample space for two people and your gear. This is enhanced by having adequate headroom that in turn improves ventilation and makes moving easier inside the tent.

Well Ventilated

In addition to the large mesh side panels, the Fast Stash comes with a single large door that can be opened partially to allow more air flow and prevent ventilation. On top of that, there’s an additional mesh panel right above the door. The wide variety of ventilation options leave the tent with more than enough airflow.

Easy to Set-Up

The ultra-light tent makes pitching easy even for beginners. A well detailed guide is available with purchase for those unsure on how the tarp design works. The average set up time is around 5 minutes.

Great Outdoor Performance

The Fast Stash comes with a full coverage fly that ensures your tent remains dry during the rainy season. On top of that, the tarp tent design also provides a lot of storage room when the coverage is laid. This is possible thanks to the additional front awning and side wings.

The tent comes with two DAC shock-corded aluminum poles to provide optimal stability even against high winds the poles are also lightweight and make it easy to carry the tent.

MSR Fast Stash Shelter Tent


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  • Seasons: 3
  • Number of doors: 1
  • Capacity: 2
  • Number of poles: 2

Body Features

  • Internal storage pockets
  • Tarp Design
  • DAC Pressfit poles
  • Factory Sealed Seams
  • Single-Wall Design for lightweight


My Final Thoughts

The MSR Fast Stash Shelter Tent  is an ultralight shelter that will comfortably accommodate 2 people or a single person if need be while providing excellent performance. It is highly recommended for those hikers or campers looking to travel light and in pairs.

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