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    Camping made easy.

    Designed for minimalist camping, The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent is basic and easy to assemble. This one-person, three-season tent is a breeze to set up and take down with its easy-pitch design. The fully seam-taped canopy and floor prevent moisture seepage in wet and soggy camping conditions, and the included rain fly protects the tent and its contents from passing showers. High-low ventilation promotes air circulation when you're posting up in hot and humid conditions.

    • One-person, three-season tent
    • Easy-pitch design
    • Fully seam-taped canopy and floor
    • Included rain fly
    • High-low ventilation
    • Item #TNF00CP

    Tech Specs

    [fly] polyester taffeta, PU coating (1200mm), [canopy] polyester taffeta, [mesh] polyester no-see-um mesh, [floor] polyester taffeta, PU coating (1500mm)
    Wall Type
    aluminum (8.5mm)
    Number of Poles
    Pole Attachment
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    3.02 sq ft, 6.04 sq ft
    mesh panels
    fully taped
    Gear Loft
    yes, sold separately
    Interior Height
    33.5 in
    Floor Dimensions
    34 x 87 in
    Floor Space
    18.13 sq ft
    Packed Size
    6 x 22 in
    Fast-pitch Option
    yes, footprint not included
    Fast-pitch Weight
    2 lb 4.6 oz
    Trail Weight
    3 lb 1.4 oz
    Packed Weight
    3 lb 7 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Not for everyone

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love this tent. It's lightweight, easy to pack, and quick to set up. That being said, it is on the smaller side. If you are a taller person, it may not be the best fit for you. I am 5'2" and around 130lbs, so I fit in nicely and am able to put all my gear at the foot of the tent without a problem.
    The only negative I have is that, even without the rain cover on, the ventilation is not the best. The entire top is mesh, but it holds a lot of heat. I would have liked more areas for air movement, but that doesn't stop me from liking this tent any less.

    Best part: It is DRY. Before I even used it for the first time, I set it up in my yard and my family member HOSED it down with me sitting in. No leakage, no wet spots, it's lovely. And you can't beat the price.

    Overall: a VERY solid solo tent.

    Packed Size

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I shopped for a one man for a few days. I would have pulled the trigger on this tent sooner had I not been worried about the advertised packed size of 6"x22". The tent in fact measures 16" x 6" and one could probably cinch it down to 5"dia.

    Packed Size

    Best solo tent ever!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Just get it! You will never fuss about this tent. You can't beat the price for this high quality of tent, especially the poles. One mesh pocket by the door is good, but I wish there is one more on the other side or on the loft. You can place small items around your sleeping mat or above your head. The height is only 34". I'm 5-10 and my head touches the top. I have no problem cooking my food out of the tent when I have my head out of the tent. It works out fine. This tent is bombproof from heavy rain and wind. I have not tried the snow yet. This tent is solid and is worth every penny.

    Best solo tent ever!

    Just get it

    I took this tent with me on an overnight to summit Mt. Whitney. We got hit with a crazy storm. Lightning, thunder, rain, snow, and wind that wanted us off the mountain. It lasted several hours and this tent kept me protected. Not a single drop of rain got in this thing. I was completely amazed at it's performance. I'm 5'11" and I had enough room to keep my pack and a couple other pieces of gear with me inside. Not much vertical headroom but that's all good. Tent was also super lightweight, packed down easy, and didn't take up much space. This is definitely one of the best purchases I've ever made.

    Just get it

    I really like this tent!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I also own a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1, but find myself grabbing the Stormbreak 1 more often when I head into the Sierras. It's a little heavier than the Seedhouse, but packs down smaller and is easier to set up. Last year I was caught in a small storm near 9,000 ft and the Stormbreak 1 withstood the high winds and light rains like a champ! Be warned, however, that this tent is *SMALL*!! I read someone else's review comparing this tent to feeling like you're in a coffin (I'm 6'1" 185pds). This is true, but when the weather is cold and windy outside, it's nice to be in a small and cozy space to conserve warmth (the Seedhouse SL1 feels like a palace in comparison.) There's enough space in the Stormbreak 1 vestibule to store my Deuter 65+10 backpack and shoes. I also like the "side" entry of the Stormbreak over the "front" entry of the Seedhouse. Also, the Stormbreak 1 feels a lot more solid and durable than the Seedhouse SL1, which is probably why the Stormbreak is heavier than the Seedhouse. My ONLY complaint about the Stormbreak is that I wish it had more netting, because it would be nice to have a better view of the outdoors when there is no need for a rainfly. If you don't mind the small space, I think it would be difficult to find a better tent at this price.

    I really like this tent!

    Perfect for backpacking

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm new to backpacking and this is my first tent. So far, two trips in I'm ultra pleased with the tent. Its SUPER easy to setup, really light weight, and also looks good. I havent had it in any rain yet but ive had it in some really windy conditions. Its been great for that. There are however a couple issues that I have run into. One , I'm 6'3". My head and feet touch the ends of the tent slightly. It doesnt bother me, but it may bother some. Also when camping in a sandy area, youll end up with sand in your tent. The mesh isnt small enough to keep sand out so just make sure you dont put your tent in a windy sandy area and youll be fine. All in all, for the price of the tent and minor issues Ive had, Id recommend it to anyone. Its a great setup.

    Perfect for backpacking

    Cozy Little 1-man

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought this tent this year and took it out a couple of times and I have to say that for winter camping you may want something a little but more purpose built but I can tell already that this thing is going to be great in the spring/summer/fall months.

    Little background on this, I usually hammock camp so I wanted to find a decent little 1-man tent for situations when a hammock may not be the best option or when I just don't feel like stringing up a hammock. I realize that it's a 3-season tent and winter isn't a fair test of it's abilities but to be honest, it really wasn't that bad.

    The rain fly deflects wind nicely, the vestibule is big enough for my boots and I love the little pockets on the inside near the door for things like my phone, glasses, and light. The size of the tent is a little tight (it's a 1-man, duh). I'm 5'8" and a average build guy and I fit perfectly. I can just sit up without hitting my head but if you're over 6' you may want to reconsider.

    Overall, great so far. A little heavy for thru-hiking but perfect for shorter hikes or car camping.

    Great (not for ounce counters)

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used this tent for the last two seasons on my solo trips or when I'd just rather my own dependable tent. I can't really say anything negative about it. Sure I wish it was lighter but I got it on sale and it is was it is. Pretty sure there is no way to get it down to its claimed weight even with the lightest of stakes and guy lines. It's a few ounces more but still well under 4 pounds and since Ive got super hero strength and my pack normally doesn't go over 25 for three days it doesn't bother me. It packs down pretty darn small and easily fits as good as one could hope for in my Exose 38. It's bombproof and I've been in many nights of miserable, unrelenting rain and have never had any issues at all. It breaths well, no condisation. It's almost impossible to put a hole in the material, I've never once used a footprint or tarp under it. I'm sure you've all heard it before but I'd rather this tent than most if not all the $300+ one person tents I've either used, seen used or read reviews on. At the sale price I'd buy another one just in case this one gets lost or destroyed by a Sasquatch.
    Thinking about getting the 2-person for an upcoming trip with my son this fall.

    Sturdy one person tent with easy setup

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a light weight 1 person tent, but you can certainly buy lighter tents... the trade off is the material is much stronger and in my opinion worth the extra couple ounces. Recently hiked in the trinity alps and compared with the REI quarter dome tents that friends used my tent could be setup and taken down in approximately 3-4 minutes vs their non-free standing tents which take 7-10 minutes. The pan is much sturdier and I had no issues with water when it rained (I did not use a footprint). The poles are sturdy and lightweight and it pacts nice and compact so it can fit inside my pack sideways.

    Cons: Vary narrow if you have to sit up (see picture compared to the T1's). Small vestuble area but good enough. Wish they had an overhead hamock... I'm a fan of those.

    Sturdy one person tent with easy setup

    Perfect for backpacking

      Perfect one man solo tent, picked this up for myself and quickly set it up. Tapered foot print as others have said and a tapered sack and pad would well with this tent. I have replaced the factory pegs with the MSR Carbon Pegs to lighten the weight even more.

      Great lightweight, 3 season solo tent

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I shopped around for a 3lb solo tent for quite awhile, and then happened to see this one. The price and weight looked great, and I trusted the brand to be a quality tent. After using it this Summer and Fall I found that I really like it. I joked with my camping buddy that I would be sleeping in a coffin, as the tent has very tiny dimensions set up. I thought it might be claustrophobic, but with the headroom and side entry I have found it very comfortable. Not much room for anything but me in there. (I'm 6'1" and 210) The footprint is VERY tapered and you would likely want to use a 3/4 sleeping pad or tapered pad and a mummy or semi-mummy bag instead of rectangular gear. The ventilation is great, but would work against it in snowy or blowy conditions...adjusting the fly just right would be important there. All in all I'm very happy with it for three season use, and for pack weight.

      Great lightweight, 3 season solo tent

      I was going to use an inexpensive ground sheet with this, as it doesn't come with the footprint. Yesterday I caved in and bought the North Face footprint made just for the Stormbreak 1.

      $39.99 seemed kinda spendy, since the whole tent was less than $150. It has nice colour coded grommets though...so it's got that going for it...

      Great Tent!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      The North Face has long been known as the best option for personal shelter on the mountain. I'd only heard how nice their other tents were, however. After spending a lot of time investigating tents and sharing space in friends tents I decided that ultra light has very little else to offer than that. I wanted a lightweight shelter for one. I also didn't feel like breaking the bank on a tent.

      After looking into solo tents made by a variety of high quality tent makers I kept returning to square one. Then one day I stumbled onto the Stormbreak 1 from The North Face. I immediately purchased it and went home to set it up in the living room. I was impressed by the construction and quality of material. At 3.5 pounds packed it isn't the lightest option. But this tent has stouter fabric which appears to be more breathable than all these lighter weight designs.

      I took to the high country to see just how awesome this tent was. The tent carries light and takes little space. I camped in the dark, set up in the wind without struggle. The wind blew hard all night. A lesser tent would have folded. Then is snowed. The tent didn't even shudder. It is the perfect solo shelter. I had no condensation, leaking, or other concern.

      The ground cloth and fly can also be used as a shelter in summer months when snow, rain, or bugs are not present. Look forward to many more trips with this thing

      Tall Bivy

        Quality material, light poles, good ventilation. Dimensions are actually tapered: 34 (head) x 87 (length) x 24 (foot). It's just enough to fit a mummy bag inside.. and nothing else. The pack will have to stay out under the vestibule. After all, it is a one-man tent. Durr. With how narrow and tall it is, I'm weary it'll be like a sail in stronger wind and topple like a tractor-trailer. Though, at just over 3 lbs. it's only a pound or two heavier than a regular bivy. But, for car-camping, I bring a two-person tent to fit me and my stuff inside. For back-packing, this is a light-weight solution.

        Would this be able to fit a size Large Therm-a-Rest LuxuryLite UltraLite Cot? The cot is listed at 26 x 77 set up, but I can't tell if this tent narrows or not. If so, I assume the fly sticks out far enough for a pack to sit outside but still be covered.

        Best Answer

        I would think the cot would be really squeezed in, and would likely be pushing out the sides of the tent. The tent is very tapered, and is a better fit for mummy bags, semi-mummy bags and shaped, not rectangular sleeping pads. I just measured the ground sheet and it is only 22" wide at the small end. There is very little room under the fly, my small 40 liter pack just barely fits.

        I would think the cot would be really squeezed in, and would likely be pushing out the sides of the tent.  The tent is very tapered, and is a better fit for mummy bags, semi-mummy bags and shaped, not rectangular sleeping pads.  I just measured the ground sheet and it is only 22" wide at the small end.  There is very little room under the fly, my small 40 liter pack just barely fits.

        I'm sure I'm too late for Edward B but one advantage of the Thermarest Luxurylite is the extremely low stance, you can put them underneath tents.

        I pitch my BA Copper Spur UL1 over a 26" x 77" Luxurylite & it works beautifully. I don't need a footprint & I don't worry about rubbing holes in my nice tent floor.

        I think the Stormbreak 1 would work well with a Luxurylite cot.

        is this tent perfect for a 4 season?, can i use it in a snow places?...i looking for a one person but for a high mountain

        thank you


        Perfect 4-season is not how I would describe this tent. If you are camping in cold conditions where you might get a little snow then you could get away with using a tent like this. However if you are going to be in the high mountain in snowy conditions the I would expect these polls to collapse or snap under the high winds and heavy snowfall that you could experience. Also, a good 4 season tent will have proper ventilation that will eliminate any internal frost build up as you r body heat warms up the inside of the tent.

        Honestly, if you are really looking for a 4 season tent to use in the high mountains you will want to make a proper investment and expect to spend a minimum of $300.

        I wouldn't suggest this tent for four season use. The mesh upper parts of the tent could allow spindrift to get inside, and you could wake up covered with a fine drift of snow. I would say it's heavy enough for winter use, but you would be counting on calm, clear conditions. Your fly adjustment would be really important to keep out wind and snow. I would go with an actual 4 season tent for winter use.