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Grab The North Face Tadpole 23 Footprint and let your Tadpole tent age gracefully instead of suffering from seasons of rock abrasion and poking. This PU-coated nylon footprint adds a protective layer between the rough ground and the bottom of your 23 tent. You can also leave your tent body at home and pitch the fly over this footprint for warm summer camping.

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5 5

Always bring protection

Awesome footprint, protects my tent from the rough Rocky Mountain ground. The extra weight is worth it in my opinion, no complaints.

5 5

Worth it

If you plan on doing allot of camping and want your tent to last a while...get the ground cloth. Sure, it's a little extra weight to carry, but it's worth it completely. Plus, you can always opt for the lighter option of just the fly, poles, and ground cloth!

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Am buying the 2011 Tadpole (lo impact...

Am buying the 2011 Tadpole (lo impact GREEN!); are the footprint and the gear attic currently avail on this site for the 2010 or 2011 as well. I dont want to buy and find out they are not compatible for the GREEN 2011. Thanks.

What does it weigh?

What does it weigh?

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10-14oz depending on the model of your Tadpole Tent...

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My North Face tadpole 23 Footprint weighs 8.1oz including the carry sack.

5 5

save a tent, buy a footprint

after buyning my tadpole i bought this right away. i use it all the time every time it protects from the rough ground. i use a stuff sack to compress my tent, and it fis in perfect with the bag.

5 5

Leaky Tent? Don't worry, be happy

Listen up, ok you're having issues with your fly leaking, so here is what you do: Buy a tube of "SEAM GRIP". This is the name of the best sealent on earth for your tent/fly, whatever. I have attached a pic so you can see what the tube looks like. Forget all the other seam sealers out there -- they're junk!
Application: Like all good things, this will take a little time, so prepare to make this a small project. Step 1. Put up your tent, and/or your Fly on your tent (which ever, or both). The idea is to completely stretch out your tent/fly seams at their max. Step 2. Use masking-tape (nothing else will do) and align it on both sides of your seams, i.e., one strip of tape on one side, then another on the other side. Step 3. Once you have done this all you will have exposed now is the seam itself, so go ahead and apply the seam grip to the seam and let dry. Step 4. As the seam grip is mostly dry apply some baby powder on top of the seam grip -- this will prevent it from sticking to the rest of your fly and tent when you go to roll it up. Step 5. Finally, peel back the masking tape and you will have a perfectly sealed seams. Step 6. Lastly, after pealing off the masking tape you will want to leave it sit open and continue it's drying process.

That's it. Just use common sense and all will work out well for you.

I sincerely hope this helps in your quest to seal you leaks.

Don't worry -- be happy!

Leaky Tent?  Don't worry, be happy
5 5

Tadpole foot print

Bought the tadpole foot print in hopes it would work on my 20 year old tadpole and it fit fine.

4 5

Highly Recommended!

I got a new Tadpole tent and the first time I took it out it rained all day... The rainfly leaked like crazy, but the footprint kept the bottom of my tent happily dry and was a breeze to set up. I'd recommend the footprint for anyone buying the tent!

Does this version of the footprint cover...

Does this version of the footprint cover the vestibule area of the tent?

5 5

Don't buy the tent without this.

Anyone that does serious camping should always invest in a matching footprint. Although I think stuff like this should be included with most tents, this is definitely an essential when purchasing the tadpole tent. The footprint matches the tent perfectly, and adds the second protective layer against rocks and other outdoor debris. There is really no reason not to invest in the footprint. The extra money will increase the tent's lifespan for many more years.

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I absolutely concur. My 20-year old Bull Frog is still going strong! Moreover, I recommend leaving the footprint attached to the tent forever, hence no mess no fuss...and you can forget about the floor!

5 5

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A bit pricey but the quality is worth it! Perfect fit.

I just purchased a Northface Draco 2 person....

I just purchased a Northface Draco 2 person. will this foot print work with the Draco tent?


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The manager at The North Face Outlet in Cincinnati, OH said that they are the same tent and the footprint for the Tadpole fits the Draco.

Will this work for The North Face Talus?

Will this work for The North Face Talus?

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No, they're specifically cut for certain tents.

5 5

like a glove!

Great construction, bright color tabs for easy setup at night.

Fits tight as a drum to the Tadpole base and pole's layout, kept tent nice and dry.

Write your question here...15 years ago...

Write your question here...15 years ago we were given a NF tent for a wedding gift. Now I want to get a footprint for it. It's either a Tadpole 23 or a Bullfrog 23. Could someone tell me the difference in size between the 2 so I can measure and order the correct footprint. THANKS.

Responded on should have the dimensions listed for both tents. Doing a little research via the website will solve your problem.

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Remember, the Bull Frog came in two sizes, and the floor space is definitely longer on the large -- As P. Allen says, please look it up on the NF site. Cheers!

Will the 2009 footprint work with the 2008...

Will the 2009 footprint work with the 2008 tadpole 23 tent?

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Yes, this seasons footprint will work with last years tent.