MSR Front Range Ultralight Tarp Shelter


Featherweight, all-season protection for parties of four on alpine missions.

So compact and light, it’s hardly noticeable in your pack, the Front Range tarp shelter lets parties of four move faster on giant alpine missions and ski traverses, with all-season protection from the elements. Supremely versatile—it makes a featherweight dining hall too—this ultra-simple shelter is boosted with our Xtreme Shield™ coating for long-term durability. Whether you’re taking advantage of spring’s longer days or building a winter basecamp, the ultralight Front Range makes these sufferfests a little more Type 1 fun. The optional Bug/Floor Insert adds protection for mud and mosquito season.

  • Featherweight:

    Hyper-efficient tarp shelter sleeps four but is ultralight even for two, with a 5’ 4” peak height for gearing up easily.

  • Quick Setup:

    Frameless, floorless design pitches with ski/trekking poles or (sold separately); ski straps included for easy assembly.

  • Easy Access:

    Zippered door rolls back completely on both sides for sweeping views and easy entry.

  • Versatile:

    Light enough to carry as a solo shelter, dining hall, or emergency shelter. Optional Bug/Floor Insert available for wet & buggy terrain.

  • Durable:

    Steep canopy sheds snow and water and features Xtreme Shield waterproof coating for long-lasting durability.

  • Specifications

    Colour - Green

    Minimum Weight - 740g

    Packed Weight - 910g

    Floor Dimensions - 274cm x 274cm

    Floor Area - 7.52 sq. m

    Interior Peak Height - 162cm

    Packed Size - 30cm x 13cm

    Doors - 1

    Capacity - 4 people

    Freestanding - No

    Fabric - 20D RipStopnylon 1200mm Xtreme Shield polyurethane & silicone