The North Face Tadpole 2

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This tent is based on the ever popular Tadpole. The…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $145

Summary

This tent is based on the ever popular Tadpole. The design is a definite improvement over the regular Tadpole mostly in the weight dept. It is also designated as a "featherlight" weighing in at a respectable 3 lb. 15 oz. Also the font vestibule offered an extra almost 9 sq. ft. of gear space.

This tent in my opinion is a great overall 2-person tent. Great for the overnight trek/camp, or even any multi-day camp experience.

Pros

  • Great light weight
  • Extra vestibule space
  • Overall well-rounded 2-person tent

Cons

  • Although it is great for most any 3-season adventure, I would not consider it for a heavy wind/rain excursion.

Love it. It packs down small and light, and I still have plenty of room for myself and gear. If a second person joined me, it would get a bit snug inside. So I consider this a one-person+gear tent, and in that role it excels.

It has come with me on three outings so far, with rain falling on two of the trips overnight. No major storms yet, but during one windy night with light rain, I was amazed at how well the tent remained stable and quiet and kept me dry.

Also, the inside was comfy and roomy (in my opinion) and it stayed dry, and well-ventilated.


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G00SE MODERATOR

Great first review, Brooke. If you find over time your evaluation changes, please come back and edit. I've rewritten a number of reviews over the past 20 months.


1 month ago
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Retailers' Descriptions

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Inspired by the legendary original, The North Face Tadpole FL Tent for 2 adds more interior room at a lighter weight, letting you enjoy reliable performance and comfort on adventures across 3 seasons.

- REI

Tadpoles are small, slimy, and froggy, but The North Face Tadpole 2 Two-Person Three-Season Tent doesn't necessarily share those characteristics. While we can't speak to its sliminess or frogginess, it's definitely the opposite of small, having been redesigned with Reverse Combi poles, which are wider at the roof and narrow at the floor to provide more space without increasing weight. Extra space doesn't mean extra effort, either, as the Tadpole's trail weight is under four pounds so it's easy to use on backpacking trips as well as close-to-home camping excursions. If durability's what you're after, the Tadpole's tougher than a full-grown frog. It's made of PU- and silicone-coated nylon ripstop, and even the ventilating mesh is made of tough, long-lasting nylon. The fly, too, is full nylon ripstop, and the whole package has fully taped seams to make sure no sneaky moisture finds its way through--the fly even has The North Face's High-Low ventilation system, which lets you keep air moving through the tent even with the fly on and vestibule sealed. With hubbed poles, setup's easier than sleeping, and a handy internal hang loop lets you stay organized, whether you're dug in for a week or moving your campsite nightly.

- Backcountry.com

Inspired by the original Tadpole, the new TNF Tadpole FL tent features more interior room at an even lighter weight.

- EMS

Redesigned with more interior room at a lighter weight, this classic two-person tent's user-friendly features and form make it ideal for three-season exploration. Hubbed poles and color-coded webbing for ease of pitch.

- The North Face

The North Face Tadpole FL 2 Person tent has been redesigned with more interior room at a lighter weight. This classic two-person tent's user-friendly features and form make it ideal for three-season exploration. Hubbed poles and color-coded webbing for ease of pitch.

- Mountain Gear