Exped Mira II Hyperlite

If you're willing to secure a few stakes and sacrifice some stability, this two-person tent offers roomy quarters.
Mira 2 Hyperlite Tent
Price $379.00

Specs

Ease of Setup 4 / 5
Weatherproofing 4.5 / 5
Ventilation 4 / 5
Living Space 4.6 / 5
Durability 4 / 5
Materials 15d ripstop nylon (20-denier for the floor)
Free Standing
Capacity 2
Number of Poles 3

 

Diameter of Poles (mm) 8
Floor Space (sq ft) 30
Length (inches) 85
Width (inches) 49
Interior Height (inches) 43
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 7
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 7
Weight 2 lbs, 14 oz

Pole structure

The quasi-freestanding geometry uses one pole that arches end to end, a brow pole over the door, and an arched hoop at the head end that creates volume. True stability requires securely staking all four corners.

Doors

Wide, high doors allow for graceful entrances, and a convenient hook makes for quick, easy mesh tie-back.

Interior space

We had plenty of room on the 30-square-foot floor to sit tall, stretch out, and even play cards. Not only is peak height unusually lofty (43 inches) but headroom throughout is also excellent, thanks to near-vertical walls.

Weather protection

The drip line prevents water from funneling inside, and when fully guyed, the tent barely budged in 25-mph winds on Arizona’s Kaibab Plateau.

Vestibules

Two 7-square-foot vestibules let both occupants store packs and boots within easy reach, without compromising egress.

Durability

The 15-denier ripstop nylon (20-denier for the floor) and 8.5- to 9mm poles proved durable with judicious treatment and site selection.

Pockets

Two mesh pockets at the head hold a phone and sunscreen.