Lynn from Redmond, WAwrote a review of Exped Mira I Tent: 1-Person 3-Season on February 4, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The tent materials are solid and far more durable than tents weighing 5-6 oz. less. Unless you're pitching on sharp rocks, you won't need the footprint (so consider that when comparing it to the weight of other backpacking tents). This tent is 2" taller than most others in its class, so I purchased an MSR universal gear loft and it works great. The tent packs small, so I'm able to get it into the round hatches on my British kayak (NDK). It also fits in my panniers for bike touring. Being a single tent, it pitches easily in small spaces (spent 2 weeks in it in the Alaskan outback). It had no problems at all dealing with 3 days of sustained 25knot winds with gusts to almost 40. I didn't think I would use the little zipper into the extra gear area, but I did. It was perfect for my water bottle (or for the boys, a place for the pee bottle).
1. larger vestibule
2. truly free-standing
3. an additional tie-down loop half-way across the base of door opening so more gear can be stored (I sewed one on myself - see photo).
4. include gear loft
5. Put sleeves on the rain fly and suspend inner tent so it can be set up dry in the rain (I love that about my Exped Vela II).