Your friends can join you so long as they don't snore.
Whether you're at elevation on a summer trip or sitting out a late spring storm in a valley, the Marmot Limelight 3-Person Tent is designed for you and your buddies to enjoy a nice night in the backcountry. The Limelight makes it easy for three campers to get a good night's rest, with two roomy vestibules let you store gear and wet stuff out of the main living space, a gear loft to add storage and an included footprint that enhances durability and comfort.
- Polyurethane-coated floor and fly help rain bead off instead of soaking you and your gear inside
- Lightweight, durable polyester and mesh body keep the weight down for longer weekend backpacking excursions
- Floor and fly seams are taped to prevent water from sneaking in through fabric joints
- Catenary Cut floor means the floor material curves a few inches up the tent walls to reduce direct seam-to-ground contact
- Two DAC press-fit poles make the tent easy to assemble day or night and save weight without sacrificing durability or strength, and a DAC brow cross pole provides more interior headroom
- Freestanding, dome-like structure withstands harsh weather and wind while maximizing space
- Two doors and two vestibules (10sq ft each) give you and a partner easy entry, exit, and gear storage
- Staked-out vestibules and zippered storm flaps on the vestibules seal out nasty three-season weather
- Rectangle shape with 42.6sq ft (66 x 93in) floor area provides enough space to fit three adults comfortably, and its 46in ceiling height allows sitting up and crouching when you get stir-crazy in a storm
- Entire tent weighs less than six pounds for easy hauling in the backcountry, especially when you split the weight between backpacking companions
- Mesh panels in the door, walls, and ceiling let fresh air in and let hot air out during hot nights or muggy mornings
- Press-fit clip design is easy to assemble while reflective points keep the tent visible in the dark
- Noise-free zippers prevent waking up cranky trail partners and snag-free zippers enable smooth entry and exit from the tent
- Thanks to the included footprint, the Bare Bones fast-pitch option lets you carry just the poles, fly, and footprint to save extra weight on the trail
- Window Weld waterproof window construction in the fly allows you to view outside of your tent without having to get out of your bag
- Once packed into its included sack, the entire tent package is only 8in x 22in for easy lashing to a pack or fitting inside a dry bag
- Included gear loft provides even more convenient gear storage and works as a drying rack for clothes
- Interior pockets hold your headlamps, map, or other small accessories close at hand
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
My wife and I recently purchased this tent after owning the Marmot Earlylight 2p tent. Moving from the Earlylight to this is a definite upgrade. While a 2p tent is manageable, I would recommend buying a 3p tent.Although the Earlylight is a great stable tent, the extra bar, in the Limelight, is what makes this tent. This extra bar brings extra stability and more overhead space. The only thing I really dislike about this tent would be the window placement. I prefer the two windows in the Earlylight compared to the one window in the Limelight. Lastly, this tent has taken a beating in a storm and it never once leaked!
25-40 mph winds, and with all the tie-downs staked out the Marmot Limelight held up great. The only downside ... since it is a 3 season tent with lots of mesh windows, all of the fine moondust blew right in.
We used this for 3 people in GNP and it worked well, if a bit heavy. It was roomy enough, although one of us was 11-- and I think 3 adults would be cozy. I almost didn't get it because I thought the dark color was so ugly, but it's actually a nice green color so don't let that discourage you. Particularly easy to set up, with near-vertical walls so it has good space. Gear loft is a nice extra.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Soon after moving out to the PNW from Florida and after one sad incident in which I woke up to find my poor dog curled up in a ball shaking because it was drenched in water, I realized it was time to buy a tent that was more appropriate for the unforgiving Oregonian weather. After much research and SKEPTICISM, I purchased this gem of a tent. Now, weird as it may be, I haven't had a chance to ascertain whether the tent is waterproof or not. The weather is quite schizophrenic here and despite countless forecasts of rains...it hasn't rained! However, I can say a few things about the tent. For one, the tent will remain at a decently warm temperature when in the high 30s , low 40s. Also, when the rain fly is set correctly (use the strings that come with the tent, tie them to the fly, pull the strings taut and anchor down with stakes), condensation will stay out of the tent. The tent also did amazingly well in the windy conditions of the coast. I am still waiting for stormy weathers, but so far the tent has proven to be a true gem.
Set up next to Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona. It was light enough to carry down the descent and 10 mile hike, and super easy to set up once we got there. Another plus is that I never had 1 single snagged zipper the entire trip. This tent is a winner.
Overall this tent is a win. It?s a great balance of cost and features. Sure you can find tents that will out perform the Marmot but you will also pay significantly more for them. Additionally, you can find a gob of tents that are a lot cheaper than this tent but you will undoubtedly be compromising somewhere. So if you?re looking for a solid all around tent that won?t break the bank, go buy a Marmot Limelight 3P and don?t look back.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have no complaints about it, though I have never slept three people in it. My buddy and I will usually split the 5lb12oz between us and it fits the two of us and our 3300ci packs easily and even if it didn't there's plenty of room under the two vestibules. Having two exits also is nice eliminating any crawling over each other in the middle of the night to get out. It has never leaked in the rain and stays cool in the summer and after 20+ trips is showing no signs of wear, this Is my all time favorite tent.
I used this tent up in the Sierras this past summer and loved it. Very spacious with great headroom. It is more of a large two person tent than a three person. I got caught in a serious summer storm and this tent kept me incredibly dry and the tent had great ventilation. Overall, I am very satisfied with the tent. I look forward to many more nights in the backcountry in this tent. My only complaint is that it is a little on the heavy side.
Hi, my name is Aldana, I'm from Argentina, Iam interest in the offer of the limelight 3, dark colour. My question is if you can send it here, how much will it cost me and how long would it take here. Thank you very much!!
Many brands are restricted from shipping internationally but fortunately Marmot is not one of those brands. This tent can ship to you in Argentina and international shipping usually cost around $50. International shipments may also be subject to import fees and taxes that the local government will charge upon arrival. It is hard to say when an international shipment will arrive since it has to go through customs but usually they arrive between one and two weeks.
Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania, Australia
I have not used this tent yet, in fact I just on boxed it today and set it up in the living room. The tent us very easy to set up took me 10 min that's including the time to make room for it. The tent looks very strong and feels extremely solid, it's the perfect tent for me and my girlfriend to sleep in on are multi day canoe trips. I originally owned a Alps mountaineering extreme tent 2 which also is a very good tent and holds up to a lot of abuse, the only reason I changed to this tent is because of the room it has. I will let ya know more when I use this tent. The only reason it is rated four Starr's is because I have not used it yet
super easy to set up, took me less than 10 minutes to set up the tent by myself, and that's with me dilly dallying around. lov e the vestibules!
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I sent the 3 person back for a 4 person which worked better for my husband and me. The 3 person was too small for our paco type river gear pads. I love the tent. We had some serious wind and this tent held on strong. I also appreciate how easy it is to set up. And I am impressed with customer service at Backcountry.com for making my return so painless. Thank you.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Tent is easy to put up, a little short on room, the three person is just right for two people. Tent stays dry in heavy down pours
Sarah and Charlie, winners of the Marmot/Exum Mountain Guides Grand Teton Dream Climb Contest, review the Marmot Limelight 3P Tent from the coast of Maine.
area 12 in denali national park. tent was perfect! sept 2012