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The North Face TADPOLE 23
6.8 out of 10

The North Face TADPOLE 23

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Overall 9
9.0

Great tent, lightweight, quick setup, and excellent…

Trailspace.com
7 August 2014
  • Summary: Great tent, lightweight, quick setup, and excellent ventilation. Small packed size and weight helps to keeps loads in your pack light and tight. Nice vestibule area for packs. Great for extended solo trips or lightweight 2-person trips. I would recommend this tent to a friend.
  • Pros: Samll packed size, Lightweight, Sturdy, Great ventilation, Luxurious for solo shelter
  • Cons: A bit tight for two people, but doable.
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Overall 7
7.0

This reasonably weighted backpacking tent is great…

Trailspace.com
30 May 2013
  • Summary: This reasonably weighted backpacking tent is great for room, visibility, and ease of use. If this tent is at the higher end of your price range, I recommend buying it. However, if this tent is at the low or medium end of your price range and if weight is a major concern, consider purchasing...
  • Pros: Visibility, Good space vs weight, Light...
  • Cons: ... but not ultralight
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Overall 8
8.0

I have used this tent a lot in many different weather…

Trailspace.com
15 April 2013
  • Summary: I have used this tent a lot in many different weather conditions and just love it.
  • Pros: Light, Sturdy, Rain proof and good in the wind, No sagging at any points
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Overall 4
4.0

Absolutely loved this tent for a few years (occasional/light…

Trailspace.com
14 April 2013
  • Summary: Absolutely loved this tent for a few years (occasional/light use) — would be 5 star for this period — until I found the fly sheet had deteriorated with the waterproof seam-tape disintegrating and flaking off and the inner surface of the fly left feeling sticky, probably due to the glue from the seam...
  • Pros: Low weight, Nice design features, Spacious vestibule, Performed great in wind/wet for a few years
  • Cons: Can feel cramped, but it's a lightweight backpacking tent so...., MAJOR disintegration of the fly sheet waterproofing after a few years
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Overall 9
9.0

It is a tent that will last for years, as it will…

Trailspace.com
4 April 2013
  • Summary: It is a tent that will last for years, as it will stand up to the elements and perform predictably. If you are average to big in size, and are two, then you will find it a little cramped and hard to get in and out. The quality is good, and it will be reliable.
  • Pros: Sturdy/strong - stands up to the elements, Dry - reliable in the rain, Easily assembled
  • Cons: Cramped for normal to large people, Difficult entry/exit, Collects lots of condensation
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Overall 7
7.0

Love this tent! Proper storage is vital. My tent has…

Trailspace.com
5 November 2012
  • Summary: Love this tent! Proper storage is vital.
  • Pros: Easy to pitch, Warm and dry in the cold, Airy in the summer
  • Cons: Rain fly needs special care
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Overall 4
4.0

Same problem with sticky fly, velcro straps, and tapes…

Trailspace.com
2 November 2012
  • Summary: Same problem with sticky fly, velcro straps, and tapes falling off. Water coming in. Pitching inner only is great on hot, dry nights. Bought UK 2008.
  • Pros: as above
  • Cons: as above
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Overall 6
6.0

No tackiness yet. If I'd seen these reviews regarding…

Trailspace.com
22 October 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Great tent. Very roomy in the right places (for one…

Trailspace.com
18 July 2012
  • Summary: Great tent. Very roomy in the right places (for one person—not two). Lots of pockets, full mesh.
  • Pros: screening, pockets, toughness, ease of setup
  • Cons: should have a covered vent built into rainfly-otherwise condensation problems if not careful
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Overall 1
1.0

Shocking tent :/ I bought the Tadpole 23 dl in 2009,…

Trailspace.com
3 July 2012
  • Summary: Shocking tent :/
  • Cons: Leakage, Deterioration of fly and waterproof taping
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