MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent Review

I’ve had the pleasure of using this tent in a variety of terrain including the Tetons, the Rockies, the Cascades, and of course on Rainier!

This tent can handle the rowdiest of conditions, the first time I set it up I was questionable of its simple design. Tents around us were buckling under the high winds and we were struggling to hang onto it while setting it up.

MSR Access 2 Tent

MSR Access 2 Tent, Frontcountry Tarp and Advance Pro 2

The tent uses a really cool sleeve technology that allows you to set it up while standing in place. This is crucial in environments with small areas and dicy footing. I can attest that this tent is bombproof in severe weather.

MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent

MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent

One of the other great qualities of this tent is that it is free-standing and can be set up on a wall ledge without stakes. It has ample tie-down points and can be set up in even the most precarious of locations. This tent is made for the hardcore alpinist facing some of the worst conditions. Not only that but it comes in at only 2lbs 14oz. The Easton Syclone poles are durable and lightweight and a great addition to the overall construction.

MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent

MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent with Access 2 in background


This tent is rated for two people but it is tight and gear will need to be stored outside. Sleep head to toe for optimal comfort. This is my go-to alpine tent for technical terrain. MSRP $549

MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent Review 1Advance Pro 2 Tent: 2-Person 4-Season $549.95


Will Coleman

Will Coleman

Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!



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