Gear Test: MSR Access 3 Tent

We’re out there in the field with the MSR Access 3 Tent, putting this 4-season tent to the test.

Highlights of the MSR Access 3 Tent

Initial Thoughts on the MSR Access 3

The MSR Access 3 Tent is a spacious and lightweight 4-season tent that’s ready for year-round use. I have used the tent a few times in the mountains, the desert, and on the coast. It sheds rain and wind well, and the large vestibule has plenty of space for multiple backpacks.

I haven’t yet tested it in the snow, but from what I’ve seen so far, this would make an excellent winter tent for those who like to explore the snowy backcountry. I’ll be taking it snowshoeing as soon as I can.

Pros Cons
  • Exceptionally lightweight for a 4-season tent.
  • Due to the enhanced weather protection, condensation does build overnight.
  • Ample room and storage for 2 or 3 campers.

See the MSR Access 3 Tent

What do you think of the MSR Access 3 Tent? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Arthur McMahon

Arthur loves to walk. It's as simple as that. He believes walking is the best way to experience the world. Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail was his first backpacking foray, and he hasn't stopped since. Follow his adventures and stories on Instagram. Review Policy: We do not accept payments or gifts from brands and vendors, and strive to provide unbiased, independent advice. Brands typically provide review samples which we return, and in some cases we purchase the item so we can keep using it long after the review.

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