User Review: The North Face Tadpole 23
Design: 3 season freestanding
Ease of Setup: sets up fairly easy for a fusion design (sleeves and clips)
Weight: @ 5 lbs total
Price Paid: less than $200
I bought this tent a year ago for a trip that didn't push through. I got to try it this year though on a backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park and it did okay.
Ease of pitching was one of its good points but roominess is definitely not of them. I am 5'10" but I did have trouble dressing up inside the tent (can't imagine how taller guys would fare..).
Weight was reasonable, considering it is a 2 person tent (a personal preference to store more stuff inside the tent) and the reflective zipper pulls and guylines was a nice feature. The aluminum stakes were flimsy.