The North Face Mica 1

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Don’t let the sliver-thin mineral name fool you, the three-season Mica 1 bivy beams with plenty of adventurous ambition. For starters, it has a huge 6-foot vestibule for storing a backpack, hiking sticks, boots, and assorted gear. There’s even a port window on the door, so you can let the sun shine in. The canopy is made of 40-denier nylon ripstop, while the floor is 70-denier nylon with a 1,500 mm polyurethane coating to seal out moisture. The 40-denier siliconized nylon fly has the same waterproof coating to eliminate any shower-wrecking scenarios in the backcountry.        


  • DAC Featherlight NSL poles and easy-to-pitch clips
  • Bathtub floor features fully taped seams for complete moisture blockage
  • Jake's Foot poles and color-coded design for a fast pitch
  • D-shaped door lets you easily enter and exit with gear
  • High-low venting for airflow management  
  • Overhead pockets store essentials for the trail that may be fragile such as headlamps, maps, or electronics


Minimum Weight 2 lb 13 oz / 1.27 g
Packed Weight 3 lb 3 oz / 1.44 kg
Seasons 3-Season
Sleeping Capacity 1
Doors 1
Floor Length 87 in / 213 cm
Floor Width 37 in / 94 cm
Floor Area 16.8 sq ft / 1.6 sq m
Vestibules 1
Vestibule Area 6.9 sq ft / 0.7 sq m
Peak Height 37.5 in / 95.3 cm

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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The North Face Mica 1 is a top of the line solo tent. It is light, well ventilated, easy to set up or take down, and it has plenty of room for the solo trekker or biker. The all mesh body is not only good for air flow but is wonderful for stargazing. Set up and take down is fast and quick with the ultralight micro clip system. The bathtub floor wraps up the side and is just the ticket to keep you snug and dry. The full coverage fly will protect you from the worst weather. And to top it all off it packs down to a nice compact size in its compression sack for easy packing.Sleeps 1Main fly and floor seams are factory sealedFull coverage fly completely protects the tent from the weather and has venting options for increased comfortFront vestibule with a crystal clear window (for visibility and light) provides additional storage (6.9 sq ft) Siliconized fly is lightweight and keeps you dryDAC FeatherLite NSL aluminum poles are lightweight and reliableUltralight all clip system is lighter and easier to use than conventional clips.Freestanding design is stable and easy to set upBathtub floor wraps up the sides and keeps you dryJake's Foot - 1 in each corner further stabilizes the tent in windy weather1 side entry doorAll mesh design is great for ventilation and stargazingColor coded pitch system for fast set upOverhead pockets and gear loops make organization and stuff stashing easyPost and grommet for easy set upFast Pack Weight - 2 lbs 3 oz - leave the tent body home, bring the poles, fly and optional fitted footprint to create an ultralight shelterAll carry sacks and stakes includedIncludes convenient flashlight loop on the ceilingFire retardantImport.

- Campmor

As light as a poled bivy, but with the comfort, utility, and vestibule convenience of a tent; this two-poled, one-person yurt is paramount for light and simple adventures.

- SunnySports

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Mica 1 Tent DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Mica 1 Tent Light, trick architecture with weather-resistant entrance Light and simple clip pitch High-low venting PU port on rainfly Fully taped, nylon bucket floor DAC stakes The SPECS Capacity: 1 Person Total Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz / 1.44 kg Fastpack Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz / 1.0 kg Vestibules: 1 Peak Height: 36in. Number of Poles: 2 Pole Diameter: 8.5 mm Doors: 1 Stuffsack Size: 20 x 5.5in. / 50 x 14 cm Trail Weight: 2 lbs 14 oz / 1.27 kg Floor Area: 16.8 square feet / 1.6 square meter Vestibule Area: 6.9 square feet / 0.7 square meter Fly: 40D 238T nylon ripstop, 2 oz/yd2 70 g/m2), 1500 mm PU coating/silicone water-resistant finish Canopy: 40D 210T nylon ripstop, 1.2 oz/yd2 81 g/m2), water-resistant finish Mesh: 20D polyester mesh Floor: 70D 210T nylon taffeta, 2.5 oz/yd2 87 g/m2), 5000 mm PU coating, water-resistant finish This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

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.


The North Face Mica 1


The North Face Mica 1 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen July 3, 2013 at Campmor.

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