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  • Fully seam-taped canopy and floor
  • Easy-pitch design
  • High / low ventilation
  • Accommodates the Square gear loft (sold separately)
  • Footprint (sold separately) extends the life of your tent by protecting it from abrasive wear and tear


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Best Use Backpacking
Seasons 3-season
Sleeping Capacity 1-person
Minimum Trail Weight 3 lbs. 1.4 oz.
Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight 2 lbs. 4.6 oz.
Packaged Weight 3 lbs. 7 oz.
Packed Size 6 x 22 inches
Floor Dimensions 87 x 34 inches
Floor Area 18.13 square feet
Vestibule Area 6.04 square feet
Peak Height 33.5 inches
Number of Doors 1 door
Number of Poles 2
Pole Material Extruded aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.5 millimeters
Canopy Fabric Breathable polyester taffeta with water-resistant finish
Floor Fabric Polyester taffeta with 1500mm polyurethane coating
Rainfly Fabric Polyester taffeta with 1200mm polyurethane coating
Design Type Freestanding
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tiniest Tent I purchased the Stormbreak 1 for the PCT. I took it out on a trial overnight backpacking adventure. I loved how durable the materials felt. It rained that night and I didn't get wet at all and there was no condensation on the inside of my tent which was something I was worried about. With all of that being said, this tent it tiny. I was able to fit a sleeping pad, myself and my boots in this tent. The rain fly does allow for safe storage on your pack, however I worried with the slight gap that if it rained hard enough the water could flow right under it. I have decided to return this due to it's small nature and the weight of it given its size. For the price, this tent is durable and well worth it. I just need something with more room.
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TNF fan, period! What can you get for quality tent under 3lbs 6oz? Zipper is so smoothy without any snag and it also glows at night so that you can see the zipper. One mesh pocket is enough to minimize the weight. There is no loft unless you buy one separately. I don't need it. 25" extended fly is pretty tight to put your backpack under the fly by the door. I normally place it on top of my hiking shoes to keep the rain/water off the backpack. I'm very pleased with the tent. Yellow fly glows inside the tent in the morning which lightens my mood. I will buy another in a heartbeat. This is my favorite solo backpacking. I also have Stormbreak 2 that I use for car camping. I love the "D" door. I highly recommend it. You will not regret it. This tent will last me a long time!
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tent, no stakes Have had just 2 opportunities to use tent thus far, but very satisfied. Length is good and I am 6'1". Able to sit up in the tent with no issue. Very easy to set up and is pretty stable. My only complaint is it was short by about 3 stakes. Seems ridiculous I should get a new tent and immediately have to buy new stakes. At least give me a chance to lose them on my own! This is a North Face issue so I contacted them to complete the set of stakes. They suggested REI should provide the missing stakes. Very disappointing, not an REI issue.
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from North Face, period! Stormbreak 1 does it again with excellent combination of weight and less features with high quality tent. High/low ventilation is perfect without any condensation. I am able to unpack my backpack to bring inside the tent along the wall around my sleeping mat. Not one drop of water in my tent after three days of rain. I am bone dry inside my tent. I am able to lay down or sit up inside my tent (I'm 5'-10" tall). Smooth zipper is my favorite part than all my previous high-end brand tent. The aluminum pole is what you can't beat for the price of this tent. I use my guy lines out and this tent performs well in high wind. I like high fabric around the tub to keep the dust out of the tent.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a tiny good tent... I am 6', 190...fits my reg exped downmat with a little wiggle room top and bottom, I can 'mostly' sit up comfortably with my head right at the peak, which is in a good spot. I can change into top layers comfortably while sitting up. Pretty easy to get in and out. I have used most of the inexpensive one-man options and this tent seems to be the best mix of price, comfort, weight for a 1-man enclosed shelter. Simple free-standing design a huge bonus at the end of a long day.
Date published: 2016-03-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snug. I've used this tent a great deal in the short time I've owned it. As soon as I bought it, all of my friends gave me a hard time for not purchasing a hammock. I get it: There are trees around here. Regardless, this tent is the lightest tent I've come across. The fly has been put to the test multiple times, since it's been pretty rugged this summer when it comes to precipitation. The base of the tent is water-tight, So as long as dew doesn't accumulate on the floor and you set your fly up correctly, you shouldn't have a problem with water leaking in. It's true to its word in its details in that its a one person tent. As long as you have a system set up, you can fit your pack under the fly and keep it dry. One downside to it is that it bakes like an oven if in direct sunlight, so aim to pitch it near brush for the sunrise, if able. Overall, a great tent for space conservation, both in and out of the pack.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really like this tent! 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 and it's plenty long). 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.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer personal shelter: Stormbreak 1 I got this as my first solo tent because I couldn't find a better price for a more reputable tent maker. I've been searching for a solo tent for a long time and finally stumbled across this. The other night I picked up the tent and within 24 hours was on the trail to camp at 10k feet near a lake in Utah's Wasatch Front range. The weather was cool and we were expecting snow the following morning. I wanted to get a feel for the tent in a place where I could bail in a reasonable amount of time if things went bad. By 11pm the wind was blowing our fire across the sky and tents were flapping away. When I finally bedded down in this tent I felt very secure. The fly was extremely stable, the tent also. The wind continued through the night without a single complaint from the Stormbreak 1. I was impressed. Then came the storm. Inches of snow were gathering outside. The tent was slightly weighted by it. In the morning I crawled out to 5" of mixed snow and graupel. It is mid-October and thus the beginning of Winter! This is the perfect 3-season solo tent that can take a beating at the extreme ends of spring and fall. Breathable, well vented, no condensation, no water inside, brilliance. Really like that the footprint and fly can make a superlight shelter too.
Date published: 2014-10-13
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What's the waterproofing on this tent, in mm please? Also are the seams fully taped?

Asked by: Squid-Weird
In the specs tab we list: Floor - Polyester taffeta with 1500mm polyurethane coating Rainfly - Polyester taffeta with 1200mm polyurethane coating Yes, the seams are fully taped.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

Whats the pack size for this tent?

Asked by: turnpikeghost
The packed size of the Stormbreak 1 will be 6 x 22 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-17

If it rains during the night is it going to drip in the tent when I open the rain fly or is it out far enough so it won't drip in?

Asked by: Canoe141
​If you zip the rainfly open all the way to the top on the North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent when the rainfly is wet, it is possible that some water will drip into the tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-14

Do the extruded aluminum poles have string that keep poles together? (In my experience poles without the string are lighter, I could be wrong)

Asked by: Frank1881
Yes, the poles are connected with a shock cord.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-20

Does the packaged weight include the footprint or is it just what comes with the tent at the time of purchase? 

Asked by: Besonders
The 3 lbs. 7 oz. packaged weight of the Stormbreak 1 Tent does not include the footprint (sold separately). The footprint for the Stormbreak 1 weighs an additional 8.2 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-17

Is this tent adequate for Sierras in March, April, Whitney?

Asked by: zcustom1
This 3-season tent can be used in the Sierras. One thing to keep in mind is that this tent is not designed to accommodate snow loads.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-06

Does the rain fly have any vents? Judging from the pictures on Backcountry and REI it does not seem like it yet no reviews seem to complain about condensation issues. Anyone from the PNW have issues?

Asked by: Brickmat
​The Stormbreak 1 tent does not have any venting in the rainfly. Customers use guy lines to guy out the rainfly to allow airflow from under the fly and over the tent, and then open the vestibule door for airflow when there is no rainfall.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

does this tent have zip up covers for the screen vent ?

Asked by: sjbtahoe
​This tent's vents do not have zip up covers.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-14
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