SKU: MTA13117

MSR Access 2 Tent 2020

The best 2-person tent for winter backcountry trips.

Now updated with rainfly vents and a swivel pole hub, our Access tents let you spend comfortable days in the winter backcountry without hauling around heavy mountaineering tents. Lighter than our mountaineering tents and warmer than our backpacking tents, these strong tents provide skiers, splitboarders and snowshoers with a robust home base for their mountain pursuits.

Unique frame design coupled with Easton Syclone poles stands up to high winds and heavy snow loads while providing a comfortable living space. The unique central support frame optimizes interior space, resists snow loading. The unified frame is easy to set up in cold conditions. Two doors and easy access for two people.

The cross frame increases the internal volume on many MSR tent designs, but with the Access 2 tent, the cross pole is extended to the floor, increasing stability in high winds and supporting the roof structure so it won't collapse under heavy snow loading.

The poles themselves are completely new composite polymer design created by Easton Technologies exclusively for MSR. Tough, flexible and lightweight the Easton Syclone poles are a leap forward in pole technology that helps give the Access 2 tent its strength while maintaining a low weight.

  • STRONG DESIGN: Now featuring a swivel pole hub for faster setup, the tents central support frame holds up to high winds and heavy snow loads. Virtually unbreakable Easton Syclone Poles further boost durability.
  • RELIABLE PROTECTION: Durable fabrics offer full protection and warmth in cold weather and in snow conditions found at tree line.
  • LIVABILITY: Rainfly vents reduce condensation, while large vestibules protect gear, freeing up more livable room inside the tent.


* Strong Easton Syclone poles resist breaking
* Unique central support frame optimizes interior space, resists snow loading
* Lighter than our mountaineering tents, warmer than our backpacking tents
* Unified frame is easy to set up in cold conditions
* Two doors and easy access for two people

  • Colour: Sunset Orange / Maroon 
  • Capacity: 2 
  • Minimum Weight: 1.64 kg 
  • Packed Weight: 1.98 kg 
  • Floor Area: 2.69 sq. m 
  • Tent Volume: 1586L 
  • Vestibule Volume: 481L 
  • Vestibule Area: 1.62 sq.m 
  • Interior Peak Height: 107cm 
  • Packed Size: 46 x 15 cm 
  • Number of Doors: 2 
  • Freestanding: Yes 
  • Number of Poles: 2 
  • Easton Syclone Rainfly Fabric: 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm DuraShield polyurethane & silicone 
  • Canopy Fabric: 20D ripstop nylon / 10D polyester micromesh 
  • Floor Fabric: 30D ripstop nylon 3000mm DuraShield polyurethane & DWR
  • Warranty Period: 3 Years
  • Product Code: MTA13117