MSR Access 3 Tent

4 Season / 3 Person / Mixed Inner / Height 119cm, Length 213cm / 2 Entrances
Weighs 1982g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS17188
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MSR's Access series tents achieve a full four season tent in a very lightweight package, the innovative pole structure is brilliant for shedding the wind.

The Access 3 three-person, four-season tent lets you spend comfortable days in the winter backcountry without hauling around the weight of mountaineering tent..

MSR says:

The Access 3 tent lets you spend comfortable days in the winter backcountry without hauling around the weight of a large mountaineering tent. Warm, light and strong, this four-season tent provides the protection that skiers, splitboaders and snowshoers need for camping in less severe conditions, such as those near tree-line. The robust frame withstands overnight snow loading, and is quick to set up in the cold. Whether your party is base camping to access powder lines or completing a multiday traverse, the Access 3 tent is warm enough for cold winter nights, yet light enough to keep you nimble while on the move.

MSR's Access 3 Tent is a 4 season tent at a respectable 3 season weight, MSR have achieved this by adding a transverse pole to their now traditional dual hub structure to create a very stable structure and by 'beefing up' the key areas of the tent that would be strained in bad weather.

In addition to improving the pole structure MSR are also using tougher poles, they flex more and are therefore able to bend with the wind.

The flysheet isn't cut as close to the ground as on other 4 season tents but in use this is manageable, the inner tent is made from a solid fabric with mesh only being use sparingly - this means that the inside is protected from wind and spindrift, though gear in the porches will get covered in snow.

If you would like a footprint for this tent you will need the MSR Universal 3 Large Footprint (sold separately)

- Reviewed by BasecampGear

Help and advice:
  • Ultralight Warmth: Limited mesh on the tent body keeps in all that hard-earned warmth on cold nights, while the light design keeps you nimble while skiing, riding or hiking
  • Easton® Syclone™ Poles: Cutting-edge composite materials resist breaking in challenging winter conditions
  • Robust Frame: Central-support frame optimizes interior space and resists snow loading
  • Quick Setup: Perfect for cold environments
  • Additional Features: DuraShield™-coated fabrics and taped bathtub floor; two doors; two internal pockets; multiple guy points
  • Footprint needed: MSR Universal 3 Large Footprint (sold separately)
  • Flysheet weighs: 618g
  • Inner tent weighs: 714g
  • Poles weigh: 650g
  • Total weight: 1982g (excluding pegs and bags)
  • Pegs x8 weigh: 110g
  • Floor + vestibule: 3.8+1.62 sq m (41+17.5 sq ft)
  • Livable volume: 2576+538 L (91+19 cu ft)
  • Interior peak height: 1.19m (47 in)
  • Poles: 2 Easton Syclone
  • Rainfly: 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm Durashield polyurethane & silicone
  • Canopy: 20D ripstop nylon / 10D polyester micromesh
  • Floor: 30D ripstop nylon 3000mm Durashiled polyurethane & DWR
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