Reviews and Problems with The North Face TADPOLE 23
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Great tent, lightweight, quick setup, and excellent…
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
This reasonably weighted backpacking tent is great…
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 something more expensive.
Absolutely loved this tent for a few years (occasional/light…
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 tape? This brings my rating down to a generous 2 stars, and I will be chasing North Face for a replacement/solution.
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
It is a tent that will last for years, as it will…
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