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.

  • Features

    • 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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