Tadpole SL 2 (Fall 2023)

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Part of The North Face Trail Crush Collection, the three-season Tadpole SL 2 was designed to cut as much weight as possible while still providing interior living space to make nights comfortable on ultralight backpacking trips.


The North Face
Mfg Sku/Part Number:
Tin Grey / Acid Yellow
Tent Sleeps:
2 Person
Total Weight:
2 lbs 2.92 oz (0.99 kg)
Trail Weight:
2 lbs 0.59 oz (0.924 kg)
Floor Area:
53.44 ft² (4.96 m²)
Vestibule Area:
17.33 ft² (1.61 m²)
  • Canopy: 20D breathable-waterproof three-layer polyester
  • Canopy 2: 15D nylon ripstop with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish
  • Mesh: 20D nylon
  • Floor: 15D nylon ripstop with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish
Other Features:
  • A two-pole design paired with stakeout points provides significant structural integrity to brave storms yet saves a considerable amount of weight by reducing the number of poles
  • Carbon-fiber Easton Syclone™ 2.0 poles are lightweight and strong
  • Single-wall design with waterproof nylon cuts down on setup time and uses half the fabric of a traditional tent, making the Tadpole more packable and lighter weight
  • Single-door design provides a spacious vestibule for storing bulky items outside of the tent’s living space while saving weight by removing the need for two doors and two vestibules
  • Stake-out points lift from two points of the tent to increase interior volume and make the living space roomier
  • High-low venting improves breathability within the tent for a comfortable night’s sleep
  • “No-see-um” mesh on front door
  • Three-season tent sleeps two