The North Face Tadpole 23 Tent

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A unique silhouette with a stellar reputation, The North Face classic Tadpole 23 tent has user-friendly features and a design that makes it ideal for 3-season exploration.


  • Freestanding, geo-hybrid design offers an efficient shape and excellent weight-to-space ratio; plus, you get a large front D-shape door and vestibule
  • Mesh canopy and door promote high and low air circulation, increasing ventilation and breathability and decreasing interior condensation
  • Fully taped bathtub floor keeps you dry despite rainy conditions
  • Lightweight, easy-to-use clip pitch system; comprehensive color-coded pitching encompasses poles, canopy and fly so there's no chance of confusion
  • Strong, lightweight DAC® Pressfit aluminum poles are made without inserts so they are less susceptible to failure
  • Convenient overhead pockets stow headlamps and fragile items
  • Save weight and create a minimalist shelter by using just the rainfly, footprint (sold separately), poles and stakes
  • Tadpole 23 includes stuff sacks, guyline/tighteners and stakes


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Technical Specs

Best Use




Sleeping Capacity


Minimum Trail Weight

4 lbs. 10 oz.

Fly / Footprint Pitch Weight

3 lbs. 11 oz.

Packaged Weight

5 lbs. 4 oz.

Packed Size

6 x 23 inches

Floor Dimensions

85.5 x 50.5 inches

Floor Area

26.2 square feet

Vestibule Area

9 square feet

Peak Height

40.5 inches

Number of Doors

1 door

Number of Poles


Pole Material

DAC Pressfit aluminum

Pole Diameter

9 millimeters

Canopy Fabric

Nylon mesh

Floor Fabric

Coated nylon taffeta

Rainfly Fabric

Coated polyester taffeta

Footprint Included


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