MSR Access 2 Tent with Footprint
New for 2017, MSR have developed the new Access 2 tent for Four Season Lightweight Trekking.
The Euro Green MSR Access 2 tent is much lighter than a high altitude tent but warmer and more robust than a three season backpacking tent. The Access 2 person weighs in at only 1.98kg, but because of its unique frame design coupled with advanced ‘Easton Syclone’ poles, it stands up to high winds and heavy snow loads while providing a comfortable living space.
The cross frame increases 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 help give the Access 2 tent it’s strength while maintaining a low weight.
EMS Exclusive Offer: Supplied with Footprint worth £55 plus FREE EMS Access Wind Anchor Kit & Free 24hr Courier Shipping.
The MSR Access is supplied with eight large ‘Ground Hog’ stakes. Thats enough pegs to anchor down the freestanding tent structure plus two Guy lines (6+2 pegs)
However the Access is supplied with four guy lines and another four guy anchor points on the fly sheet. The idea being that you won’t need all of those anchor options most of the time and you might choose a different type of peg for sand or snow.
The Exclusive EMS Access Wind Anchor Kit includes six mini-Groundhog stakes, Two large Groundhog Stakes and four guy lines with tensioners to complement the Access design and utilise all its guy points. You might still want to swap and change your pegs around for sand or snow conditions, but the free EMS A.W.A.K should be perfect for most other conditions. There’s also a simple diagram of how we like to set up the Access tent with the Free Wind Anchor Kit in the additional images on this page.
MSR Access 2 Tent Key Features:
Two person, four season tent.
Two access doors with two vestibules.
Strong Easton Syclone poles.
Unique central support frame optimises interior space and resists snow loading.
Lighter than a high altitude mountaineering tent, warmer than a backpacking tent and resists high winds and snow loading.
Colour Options: Orange or Euro Green
Liveable Volume: 1586 litres
Vestibule Volume: 481 litres
Interior Peak Height: 1.07 metres
Poles: Easton Syclone
Rainfly: 20D Ripstop Nylon 1200mm Durashield
Canopy: 20D Ripstop Nylon/10D polyester micromesh
Floor: 30D Ripstop Nylon 3000mm Durasheild Polyurethane & DWR
Packed Weight: 1.860kg
Packed Weight as weighed on EMS office scales: 1.864kg
One, Two or Three person Access Tents are available in both Orange and Euro Green.
See our other listings for all versions.
Less than one kilo per person when split between two people.
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