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Tadpole 23

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Item Details | Reviews (2)
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As part of our Flight Series, the Tadpole 23 tent packs a ton of efficiency into one very lightweight package.
  • **Standard Weight = Tent canopy, fly sheet and poles
  • *Total Weight = Tent canopy, fly sheet, poles, stakes, stuff sack and accessory sacks
  • Color-coded canopy and flysheet webbing ensures easy pitching and correct set up
  • Compatible with TNF
  • 1 Gear Loft for additional interior hanging storage
  • DAC Featherlite™ aluminum poles create a super lightweight and strong structure
  • D-shaped door makes it easy to get in and out of tent
  • Fly-only pitching option lets you pitch just the fly over the footprint for an ultralightweight sleeping shelter or an emergency rain shelter
  • Freestanding design with front vestibule to store packs and other gear
  • Fusion Pitch combines poles sleeves and clips for easy set-up and improved ventilation
  • Mesh canopy and doors allow air to circulate through the bottom and top of tent
  • Internal pockets to keep small personal items like keys or a flashlight handy
  • Multiple guy-points let you secure the tent in windy weather
  • Reflective guyline loops and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls for nighttime visibility
  • Taped, nylon taffeta true bucket floor prevents water from seeping into the tent by eliminating a seam close to the ground
  • Ultralight two-person tent with Fusion Pitch for fast packing

2 Reviews

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: ckirkwood9, 2006-07-18

Prob great for shorter people I've used this tent in Rumney NH over July 4th 2006, and in The Gunks in New Paltz NY 3 times and in Yosemite over Thanksgiving 2005 and have not had any real problems. Overall, i like the tent but have a few gripes about it. Read on: Pros: 1) Easy to set up 2) strong construction 3) lightweight 4) glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls 5) fly/footprint only option 6) Tent did very well in HEAVY rain and did not leak. 7) Condensation is nowhere to be found. Cons: 1) Tent could be taller - I'm 6 foot and can only sit up in this if i am against the door and my head still presses against the roof) 2) Tent could be longer - When sleeping 2 peeps and i can't lay across the tent, my head and feet are pushing the material against both ends of tent 3) More like a 1.5 person tent. Great for 1 person. 4) Guy lines are black - not reflective. 5) footprint stake-out-tabs are SLIGHTLY larger than the tent stake-out-tabs, so staking it out means the footprint isn't taut. (this is not a big deal tho) 6) Footprint MAY not be waterproof. I'm pretty sure that it soaked through, but it's possible that it was run off, so i'm not entirely sure. 7) Tent stuff-sack and bag that holds the stakes are WAY too flimsy. I know this was done to save weight but i think this is a bad idea to use such lightweight material for the bag that protects the tent. Somehow I've gotten several holes in the stuff sack however i've treated the tent gingerly, always packing it carefully, keeping it away from any heat source, etc. The ONLY think i can think of is that since the bag that holds the stakes is kinda weak, the stakes must have made the holes by causing stress points in the stuff sack when this is packed.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: chronicle, 2004-08-17

I love this tent. Extremely lightweight, small footprint, and takes up very little space when stored. Used the tent at the end of March during a rainstorm and it performed far beyond my expectations. Sets up in a matter of minutes with only one person and can easily sleep two people and their gear. A must buy for anybody looking at going lightweight.

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