photo: The North Face Mica 1 three-season tent

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

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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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