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If you're into lightweight backpacking, The North FaceTadpole 23 tent's classic 3-pole design provides a stable, lightweight shelter for 2 hikers.

  • Features

    • Freestanding, geo-hybrid design offers an efficient shape and excellent weight-to-space ratio, plus you get a large front D-shaped door and a vestibule
    • Fusion pitch combines pole sleeves and pole clips for added strength and support, as well as easy setup
    • Comprehensive color-coded pitch system includes the poles, canopy and rainfly for a quick, easy setup
    • Full mesh canopy and doors encourage air circulation and prevent interior condensation
    • Fully taped bathtub floor is durable and waterproof
    • Overhead pockets and hang loops offer plenty of options for gear storage
    • For a lightweight set up during nice weather leave tent body behind; use the rainfly and footprint (sold separately) with the poles and stakes
    • Includes stuff sacks, stakes and gulines/tighteners
    • Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only


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  • Technical Specs

    Best Use




    Sleeping Capacity


    Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight

    3 lbs. 11 oz.

    Packaged Weight

    5 lbs. 7 oz.

    Packed Size

    6 x 23 inches

    Floor Dimensions

    85.5 x 50.5 inches

    Floor Area

    26 square feet

    Vestibule Area

    9.1 square feet

    Peak Height

    40.5 inches

    Number of Doors

    1 door

    Number of Poles


    Pole Material

    Aluminum DAC Pressfit

    Pole Diameter

    9.0 millimeters

    Canopy Fabric

    Ripstop nylon

    Floor Fabric

    Coated nylon taffeta

    Rainfly Fabric

    Coated ripstop polyeter

    Footprint Included


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