Golderwrote a review of The North Face Tadpole 23 Bx Tent: 2-Person 3-Season on February 12, 2013
My Tadpole 23 is about 10 years old. There is a reason the design of this tent has barely changed during that time (the internal wall on mine is not fully mesh). I have taken this tent backpacking, back country canoeing, car camping, you name it. It is an incredibly durable and sturdy tent, and 10 years later it barely shows wear and still sheds rain like it was new.
This tent is a bit big and heavy if you're backpacking solo, but is plenty efficient if using it for two. Its not exactly roomy for two but it gets the job done and the vestibule is big enough for two packs in a downpour. The design is good because it gives you room where you want it above your head, not above your crotch like many 2 person backpackers.
The beauty of this tent design is how solid it is when pitched freestanding (no stakes). Many backpacking tents will shake wildly in a serious windstorm but you will feel safe and secure in the Tadpole 23 in all conditions. The structure is so good you can pick up the whole tent and shake it with the door side down to "sweep" out the floor, and you won't feel like you might break a pole doing it. You will not be disappointed with this tent.