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Ultralight Backpacking: The North Face Mica FL, Hightail 3S & Casimir

May 27th, 2013 By   

The North Face just dropped a bomb on the world of backpacking. It’s an ultralight bomb, and it’s incredibly helpful, not harmful. The Casimir 36 backpack has one of the most easily adjustable hip belts (The North Face’s Opti-Fit Technology) in the industry and wears comfortably when filled to the brim. The Mica FL tent uses a single-pole system with vertical tent walls to ensure comfortable living space while remaining incredibly lightweight. The Hightail 3S sleeping bag made from 850-fill Hungarian goose down maximizes warmth and comfort without increasing weight. Together, the combination of tent, sleeping bag and backpack weigh just over 5.5-lbs! All of these items are available at Tahoe Mountain Sports.

 

the north face casimir backpack

The North Face Casimir 36

Fast Packing, Peak Bagging and Distance Running Backpack
Volume: 36 liters
Weight: S/M: 2 lb, 4 oz ; M/L: 2 lb, 5 oz
Also comes in a 27-Liter women’s version

the north face mica fl tent

The North Face Mica FL

Ultralight Backpacking and Camping Tent
Total Weight: 2 lbs, 5 oz (1.24 kg) Fastpack Weight: 1
Floor Area: 16.9 square feet (1.6 square meters)
Also comes in a two person tent

the north face hightail sleeping bag

The North Face Hightail 3S

850+ Goose Down, 3-Season Expedition Sleeping Bag
Weight: 2 lbs (908 g)
Pack Size: 9.8 x 19 inches (25 x 49 cm)
Also comes in size Long for people over 5′ 11″

Notable Mention: The North Face Mica FL 2 just won the Outside Magazine Gear Of The Year Award! It weighs only 3 lb, 2 oz and sleeps two people comfortably, plus has double vestibules for storing each backpacker’s gear outside yet under-cover.

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