Light, warm and strong - the ultimate tent for winter backcountry touring.

Built to be the ultimate shelter for winter backpacking, backcountry skiers and snowshoers, the Access 2 tent is lighter than a mountaineering tent, but warmer than our backpacking tents. Limited mesh on the tent body offers greater warmth on frigid nights, while the light and packable design saves you precious energy on the climb and descent. The interior is spacious for delayering, and the strong frame resists overnight snow loading. Quick to set up, the tent offers the protection needed for camping in less severe conditions, such as those near tree-line—making it perfect for accessing the bowls, ridges and powder fields above.

  • 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.

The Most Resilient Tent Poles Ever

Easton® Syclone™ Poles

Made from aerospace-grade composite materials, Easton Syclone Poles flex, rather than break, under the abuse of brutal alpine winds—adding critical durability to our all-season mountain tents.

Durability in Demanding Conditions

Unlike aluminum and carbon poles than bend or snap under enough pressure, Syclone poles are built with composite materials wound from multiple directions into a tube—allowing them to flex under force and return to shape.

“We knew that if we struck the right balance between weight, stiffness and resilience we would have the ultimate tent frame. This is the next-generation pole design we've been searching for over 20 years. ”

Terry Breaux
Category manager, MSR tents and shelter

>Easton Syclone Poles Properties & Strain Test Results


Far more flexible than aluminum or carbon, and 80% less likely to fail beneath the force of strong winds.


Durable construction returns to structural shape and strength, maintaining the reliability of your shelter.


As light as aluminum poles, reducing weight in your pack.