Exped Mira III

Priced: $319.93 - $439.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 1 review.
Exped Mira III
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The Mira III is an extremely lightweight, three-season tent for three. Fits three Exped M or two LW size mats.


  • Entrances are constructed to prevent water from dripping into tent even when the doors are open
  • Generous mesh panels provide excellent venting and lightweight fabric panels ward off breezes on cool nights


  • Mira III tent fits 3 medium-size or 2 large-wide Exped sleeping mats (sold separately) for a perfect nights sleep
  • Fits three Exped M or two LW size mats

Support and Cushioning:

  • Optional add-on pole-supported vestibule enhances living space and storage (sold separately)


  • Continuous pole sleeves are sealed at one end for quick setup and teardown, and enhance the tent's stability; 1 person can easily set up the Mira III tent


  • High ridge pole allows comfortable sitting for 3 people; door height makes entering and exiting the tent easy


  • Gear loops and pockets keep personal items organized


  • Free standing endoskeleton design
  • Includes partitioned stuff sack, stakes and guyline/tighteners
  • Unique design provides roominess inside tent: includes a single ridge pole with 2 short crossing poles
  • Two vestibules; two doors
  • Light yet strong, DAC Featherlite® NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids
  • Color-coded attachment points provide rapid rainfly attachment
  • As a convenient option, poles and rainfly can be set up with the footprint (sold separately) to create a lightweight shelter

The Exped Mira III tent is an extremely lightweight and comfortable tent for 3 backpackers. 3 people can carry this tent for not much more than the weight of a bivy sack each.


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Canopy fabric:Ripstop polyester/no-see-um mesh
Design type:Freestanding tent
Dimensions:86.6 x 63 in
Floor area:37.9 square feet
Floor dimensions:86.6 x 63 inches
Floor dimensions - metric:220 x 160 centimeters
Floor fabric:70-denier nylon
Fly / footprint pitch weight:3 lbs. 12 oz.
Interior Peak Height:45.3 in
Material:Rainfly: 30 D ripstop-nylon, silicone-PU coated, factory seam taped
Minimum trail weight:4 lbs. 12 oz.
Minimum trail weight - metric:2.2 kilograms
Number of doors:2 doors
Number of poles:3
Packaged weight:5 lbs. 5 oz.
Packed size:6.7 x 16.5 inches
Peak height:45.3 inches
Peak height - metric:115 centimeters
Pole diameter:10.25 / 8.5 millimeters
Pole material:Aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL
Rainfly fabric:30-denier coated ripstop polyester
Sleeping capacity:3-person
Vestibule:14 ft²
Vestibule area:7 + 7 square feet
Weight:Average Minimum: 4.8 lb
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Exped Mira III Review:


Awesome tent

I did as much research as I could before I bought this tent. I chose this tent because I camp with my gf and I needed something light (I am carrying the bulk of the stuff), comfortable and reliable (she is one cold, wet night from swearing camping off forever).

I wanted a tent that was light and packed small because I usually bring a hammock set-up along as a luxury item and I use a small backpack. I also wanted something weatherproof because I live in Korea which has a monsoon season. I can fit this tent, its footprint, 2 exped air mats, a 0 degree sleeping bag, a hammock, its suspension system, and a super fluffy camping pillow into a 28 liter bag.

You haven't experienced a hot, humid night until you have camped in East Asia. Airflow was very important to me. The abiltiy to unclip the fly very quickly and roll it up on top of the tent was a huge selling point. Also, on sunny days, keeping the fly rolled up protects it from sun damage and prolongs its life. Set up is very quick. It is extremely easy to move the tent once the poles are in it (which takes less than a minute). If it is raining, I can set this up under a tree or shelter and simply pick it up and place it where I want after. The stuff sack has a separate compartment for the fly in case it is wet. This thing is engineered really well with lots of little features like color coding, toggles to fold back the doors, clips on the fly, etc.

It's not perfect, however. I punctured one of the pole sleeves setting it up in a hurry. I'm a bit more careful now. The tear didn't really hamper the tent's functionality, but I was a little bummed because all the other parts of the tent are so bomb proof. Also, I wouldnt call this 100% free standing. The foot ends of this need to be staked out for support, so you have to jerry-rig it a bit if you are camping on the beach. I would say this tent is best for 2 people. 3 people would probably mean 3 exped sized mats (Amazing product btw) touching side to side. It is very comfortable for 2 people and probably worth the extra money and weight if you camp with someone who isnt a serious backpacker. On a rainy day when you are stuck inside the tent you will appreciate have a bit more room. Lastly, during the times I have had this thing battened down for cold weather, the inside of the fly is always wet. No moisture makes it to the inner tent due to the design, but it is slightly annoying to wait for the fly to dry when I am packing up. I'm being a bit picky with the condensation because the trade off is no cold wind got through and no water got inside the sleeping area. Just be sure to unclip the fly and flip it over while you are packing up if you don't want to deal with a wet fly later.
Tom656 at REI on 04/04/2013