We bought our original Hubba Hubba like two months before it was recalled in Canada. We used it on a few trips and eventually realized there was a recall. Although we weren’t worried about the tent catching fire (we tend not to cook in our tent…), the NX ended up being released shortly after we learned of the recall. We realized that this was our opportunity to upgrade.
We dug around quite a bit to make sure the NX is worth it. After all, if we returned our Hubba Hubba we couldn’t get it back. So we couldn’t risk returning our amazing tent if the NX had any flaws. Thankfully the reviews of the NX had been very promising. Looking at the design changes we realized that overall the tent was improved. Some of our complaints about the design have been addressed (proximity of mesh to zipper, rainfly ventilation, improved grommet design) and we didn’t see any changes that made the tent less livable in any way. The NX also has the added bonus of being lighter, a little easier to set up (while maintaining the same pole configuration), and it’s also a little easier to see in the dark.
Since MEC is awesome, we called and they told us we could bring the tent in and we’d get a credit for the return so we could get the NX at minimal cost. I checked the availability of the NX over the phone and it had plenty of inventory in store and online.
The NX sold out more or less immediately at MEC. There was a bunch when I called, then we came in a day or two later to exchange our old tent and by that time MEC was backordered.
So we just held onto our Hubba Hubba until about a month ago, waiting for more inventory. And now we’ve got one. We’ve already set it up in our (tiny) living room and it definitely looks promising. We’ll give it a go on the Sunshine Coast Trail and let you know how it goes.