An ultralight, four-season solo tent, the Access 1 winter touring tent was built to meet the needs of backcountry skiers, splitboarders and snowshoers. Lighter than a mountaineering tent, but warmer than a three-season backpacking tent, it offers ample comfort on cold winter nights, yet remains light in your pack while skiing or hiking. The tent features a central-support frame that withstands overnight snow loading, and offers generous space inside for bulky gear. Ideal for the protected winter conditions found near tree-line, the Access 1 tent strikes the perfect balance of winter-grade warmth without the weight.
- Ultralight Warmth: Limited mesh on the tent body keeps in all that hard-earned warmth on cold nights, while the tent’s light design keeps you nimble while on the move.
- 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; one door; one internal pocket; multiple guy points.
- Easton® and Syclone™ trademarks are owned by Easton® Technical Products
|Minimum Weight (Standard)||3 lbs|
|Minimum Weight (Metric)||1.37 kg|
|Packed Weight (Standard)||3 lbs 8 oz|
|Packed Weight (Metric)||1.60 kg|
|Floor Area (Standard)||19 sq. ft|
|Floor Area (Metric)||1.76 sq. m|
|Vestibule Area (Standard)||9 sq. ft|
|Vestibule Area (Metric)||0.23 sq. m|
|Tent Volume (Standard)||32 cu. ft|
|Tent Volume (Metric)||906 liters|
|Number of Poles||2 Easton|
|Interior Peak Height (Standard)||40 in|
|Interior Peak Height (Metric)||1.01 cm|
|Packed Size (Standard)||18 x 6 in|
|Packed Size (Metric)||46 x 15 cm|
|Number of Doors||1|
|Rainfly Fabric||20D ripstop nylon 1200mm Durashield|
|Canopy Fabric||20D ripstop nylon & DWR|
|Mesh Type||10D polyester micro-mesh|
|Floor Fabric||30D ripstop nylon 3000mm Durashield|
|Vestibule Volume (Metric)||241 liters|
|Vestibule Volume (Standard)||8.5 cu. ft|
|Country of Origin||Imported|
What defines "waterproof" in a tent and what does the "mm" rating mean?
What do the letters D and T after the fabrics mean?
What are some different configuration of the tarps and wings?
Why should I get a footprint?
How should I store my tent?
For long-term storage, keep your tent in a dry and cool area, out of direct sunlight. Store it outside of its stuff sack, as you would a sleeping bag, in a breathable, over-sized cotton or mesh duffel for protection. On the cheap, an old pillowcase is ideal.
How long will a tent last?
What are packaged and minimum weights?
Many MSR backpacking tents can be pitched using only the rainfly, poles and footprint, and in our tent specs we call this non-industry standard setup option our Fast & Light weight.
To learn more about packaged weight vs. minimum, and the manufacturing processes that can affect them, check out our blog post on the topic.
How do I guy out my tent with the included tensioners?
How do I prevent mildew?
What's the best way to clean my tent?
Do I need to seam seal my tent?
What causes condensation and how do I reduce it in my tent?
- Weather Conditions: High humidity, low temperatures, and rainy conditions create the most condensation.
- People: We produce about 1 - 2 pints of moisture per night through breathing and skin evaporation.
- Wet Environment: Wet ground or wet gear stored inside the tent.
To start, the tent body and ceiling are made of breathable and mesh fabrics. This allows moisture to escape the interior of your tent. However, it must also be able to escape the waterproof fly, and every MSR rainfly has a peak vent that provides protection from the outside, while still allowing essential, free-flowing fresh air to move through your tent. You can also leave a door open in good weather, or take advantage of the double sliders on the doors to vent from the top where warm and moist air tends to accumulate. Make sure to leave at least two vents open if possible, allowing any breeze to provide cross-flow ventilation for maximum circulation. Guying out your rainfly will also increase ventilation in hot or humid conditions.
Video: What causes condensation in a tent