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Tadpole 23 Bx Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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Rain or shine, stay comfortable in the backcountry.

Equally at home in the soggy Pacific Northwest or the arid desert southwest, The North Face Tadpole 23 Bx Tent outfits you and a companion for your outdoor adventures. This lightweight tent won’t weigh down your pack on long treks, and the three-pole clip and sleeve pitch system makes setting up camp a breeze. When the weather's so hot and stifling that you’re sticking to your sleeping bag, pull back the fly and expose the full-mesh canopy.


  • Fly and floor fabric features a PU coating and fully taped seams to protect you and your gear from wet weather
  • Bathtub floor design keeps seams off the ground to help eliminate seepage
  • Three DAC Pressfit poles provide structure and stability without weighing down your pack
  • Poles made with DAC's Green Anodizing process, which eliminates the chemical polishing stage, reduces the need for hazardous chemicals, and recycles water throughout the rinsing process
  • Unique but effective tapered rectangular tent design stands up to wind and harsh weather
  • D-Shaped door placed at the head of the tent enables easy entry exit with disturbing a sleeping partner
  • Large front vestibule (9sq ft) lets you keep wet bags and boots outside of your living space
  • 26sq ft floor area provides enough space to fit two adults comfortably, and its cross pole creates a 40.5in ceiling height for sitting up when you get stir-crazy in a storm
  • Entire tent weighs less than five pounds for easy hauling in the backcountry, especially when you split the weight between a partner
  • Fully mesh canopy and large door enable superior ventilation during muggy mornings, desert trips, and to cut down on condensation during wet, cold nights
  • Color-coded poles and clip attachments help you pitch the tent fast, so you can get under cover quickly
  • Fast-pitch compatible; just carry the poles, fly, and footprint to save weight (footprint sold separately)
  • Once packed into its included sack, the entire tent package is only 6in x 23in for easy lashing to a pack or fitting inside a dry bag
  • Interior ceiling pockets and gear loops hold your headlamps, map, or other small accessories close at hand
  • Steel stakes are ultra durable
  • Compatible with triangle gear loft (sold separately)
  • Item #TNF3822
[fly] polyester taffeta, PU coating (1500mm), DWR coating, [body] polyester no-see-um mesh, [floor] nylon taffeta, PU coating (5000mm), DWR coating
Wall Type
DAC Pressfit aluminum (9mm)
Number of Poles
Pole Attachment
clip and sleeve
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
9 sq ft
mesh walls
fully taped
Gear Loft
yes, sold separately
Interior Height
41 in
Floor Dimensions
[length] 85.5 in, [width at head] 45 in, [width at feet] 35 in
Floor Space
26.2 sq ft
Packed Size
23 x 6 in
Fast-pitch Option
yes, footprint not included
Fast-pitch Weight
3 lb 11 oz
Packed Weight
5 lb 4 oz
Trail Weight
4 lb 10 oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, camping
Manufacturer Warranty