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Fast and light backpacking doesn't mean you have to throw comfort out the window. In fact, The North Face Mica 1 actually has a window, which means you can weather watch and, if it's sunny out, enjoy the light. The large vestibule provides an ample amount of storage for your pack, boots, crampons, and other gear.

  • Fly and floor fabric features a PU coating and taped seams to protect you and your gear from wet weather
  • Bathtub floor design keeps seams off the ground to help eliminate seepage
  • Double doors make for easy entry and exit; large vestibule storage space lets you keep wet bags and boots outside of your living space
  • DAC Featherlite poles provide structure and stability without weighing down your pack
  • Poles made with DAC's Green Anodizing process, which eliminates the chemical polishing stage, reduces the need for hazardous chemicals, and recycles water throughout the rinsing process
  • Color-coded the poles and added clip attachments for fast pitching to get you under cover quickly
  • Ball cap connector eliminates the grommet and tip at the end of the ridge poles for quicker setup
  • The large D-shaped door lets you easily enter and exit with gear
  • High-low ventilation optimizes your comfort by managing crossflow and convection
  • Overhead pockets store essentials for the trail that may be fragile such as headlamps, maps, or electronics
  • Compatible with triangle-shaped gear loft (sold separately)
  • Fast-pitch compatible; just carry the poles, fly, and footprint to save weight (footprint sold separately)
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Great tent for long distance and solo!

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Used the Mica 12 on my AT trip in 2012. The tent held up beautifully and was my home away from home for 189 days. I am 5'9" and had several inches of room at my feet and head. I have broad shoulders and there was ample room on either side for stuff sacks, my journal, books, etc. Before my trip, I was worried the vestibule might be a little small, but in fact this was not an issue, and had plenty of room for my pack, hiking shoes and camp shoes. I have the previous model and so I did not like the "third" pole design at the foot of the tent. Though it is marketed as free standing, the "third"pole was a design flaw and did not allow the foot of the tent to remain erect in a width was fashion. This was only a problem really on tent platforms or in areas where it was hard soil or rock an I couldn't stake it out. I just rigged it with some glow cord and it worked okay. The new model appears that they have remedied the problem. The tent itself was well-built and like I said, lasted the entire length of the AT and she still has many hundred miles of life left in her I'm sure. The zipper began to give me some issues in Maine, but nothing major. Guess that will happen after many hundreds of openings and closings. The rain fly has 3 zippers on the door which was great for partly opening the door for ventilation. A feature that a few of my hiking companions didn't have and they wished theirs did. Hope they didn't change that on the new model. At almost 3 lb's it was good weight. There are lighter options, but felt it was worth it. Overall, I like this tent and look forward to many more nights in it!

Great tent for long distance and solo!

Solid one man tent.

    This tent does the trick if you are looking for a relatively light weight solo stay. I used it in the ADK during the summer and it did it's job. Typical one man tent the rain fly doesn't go all the way to the ground but it is close enough. I am a pretty decent sized person and the tent is just roomy enough for me to lay down inside and have an inch or two to spare on each end. Vestibule isn't huge but it is enough to keep things dry and not on your lap. Overall this a nice little tent.

    Is this tent to small for someone that is...

    Is this tent to small for someone that is 6'3", 220 pounds and a side sleeper? Marmot Eos better choice?