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MSR introduces the feature rich Habiscape™ Tent Series for adventurous families and groups

June 8, 2022

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Alexa McRoberts
Verde Brand Communications


MSR blends performance, space, and new features in their latest frontcountry shelter

Seattle-based Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®), the high-performance outdoor equipment that’s part of the parent company Cascade Designs, is excited to announce their newest tent series, the Habiscape™ Tent Series for spring 2023. The Habiscape is the newest frontcountry tent offering from MSR, with highlights such as added features for convenience, livability, and luxury, offered in 4-person or 6-person options.

Designed for adventurous families and groups, the MSR Habiscape tent is the ideal blend of performance, space, and features. The Habiscape has a symmetrical design making pole placement and setup intuitive and easy. It also includes thoughtful features like the Pass-Thru Pocket, accessible from inside and outside the tent but impervious to bugs, and a storage bag that becomes a hanging pocket. With 10 total pockets, ceiling loops for hanging accessories and lights, wide door openings, and generous headroom, this innovative frontcountry shelter truly hits the sweet spot of price and quality that outdoorsy parents and basecamp groups are sure to love.“MSR has a long history of solving problems for the most serious of outdoor adventurers. With the Habiscape series, we applied our problem-solving skills to the family camping environment and are very pleased with the outcome,” said Kalon Pilmanis, Vice President of Product. “The Habiscape’s intuitive setup, livable space, and creative pocketing solutions eliminate a lot of the frustrations that keep families from maximizing their time doing what is most important: enjoying the outdoors together.”

The Habiscape joins MSR’s frontcountry line of tents alongside the Habitude™ 4 and 6 Family and Group Tent Series. At a higher price point, the Habitude will remain the sturdiest, most wind resistant option for families and groups thanks to its extremely robust pole structure. However, families and groups interested in more living space and extra features will be impressed by the Habiscape. In addition to the features listed above, the Habiscape’s rainfly can be used as a sun shade or a storm entrance and features a double door for easy access. The 4-person version will weigh in at 12 pounds and have an interior height of 73 inches, with 62.5 square feet of livable space plus an additional 23.5 vestibule square footage. The 6-person version will weigh in at 13 pounds and 9 ounces with a 77-inch interior height and 83 square feet of living space plus a 24.5 square foot vestibule.

To learn more about the Habiscape tent series, including a tutorial on how to set it up, check out this video with Kalon Pilmanis:

The Habiscape tent series (MSRP: $499.95-$599.95 USD) will launch to the public starting in spring 2023. For more information about MSR, please visit: 

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

About Cascade Designs, Inc.®

For 50 years, Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. and its brands, Therm-a-Rest®, Mountain Safety Research® (MSR), Platypus®, SealLine®, and PackTowl®, have led the outdoor industry in designing innovative, useful, and long-lasting equipment, manufacturing the majority of products in their Seattle, WA, and Reno, NV, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland facilities. From the original self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® camping mattress to the first multi-fuel stove from MSR®, Cascade Designs has developed leading products that explorers, travelers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts, and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality. For more information, please visit: