Just got a tadpole and I'm pretty excited to give it a try. However, one thing that I find very surprising is how small this tarp packs down compared to my Toxaway. Despite being only about 3-4 ounces lighter, the Tadpole packs down almost half as small. While I have more coverage on my Toxaway, one of the things I'll be looking for in my tests is how the Tadpole handles inclement weather. My Toxaway left nothing to be desired there, so if the Tadpole comes close, I may have a new favorite tarp.
Btw, nothing in this post is meant to knock AHE or the Toxaway. I still think the Toxaway is one of the best big tarp bang for bucks.