the MSR Remote 2 comes with nine MSR Ground Hog stakes, which are only suitable for soft soil. (Hover and click on a star), feb 21, 2011, sven. In poor winter weather, I appreciate having a large vestibule to protect all my gear without having it inside the tent. Two large pockets next to each door allow for additional organization, with tabs at the top to hang gear. A tradeoff in strength and durability, the Access 2 comes in at a minimum weight of 3 pounds 10 ounces, but with 4 square feet less of interior space and a significantly thinner 20D fly. Given the spring conditions in which we tested the tent, the most snowfall we encountered was less than an inch overnight, which easily fell off the steep sides of the tent. We weathered clear and cold conditions with moderate winds, some light snow, and hot sunshine and warm rain. Despite the positive results, its my opinion that dome tents like the MSR Remote 2 would benefit from ceiling ventilation options and a more breathable canopy material such as those found in the Hilleberg Jannu. Similar to our experience with the MSR Access 3, the new Easton poles appear well made and capable of handling very strong gusts.
The Trango is the clear winner in floor area at 40 square feet, although the Mountain 25 and Remote are no slouch.5 square feet. What We Don't No snow flaps on the sides of the tent, and when pitched taut, the bottom edge of the rainfly can float up to five inches above the ground. To adjust ski bindings for alpine skiing, look at the heels of your boots to see how long they are in millimeters. Because of this, it is of utmost importance to dry the tent completely before packing it away for long stretches. That said, its one of the more roomy and livable models on the market with a large interior and massive vestibules, and the Remotes weatherproofing stacks up well ol ski to the competition. Additionally, the primary vestibule is big enough that I felt comfortable using a stove on cold mornings when I didn't want to be too far from my sleeping bag. Its when you get to the fly and vestibules that it becomes a two-person job in the windthey do not stay in position without tension from guylines.