As long as they don’t snore.
- Fully waterproof floor with taped seams has a catenary cut to lift the seams off of the ground for increased waterproofness on those stormy nights
- Fly’s waterproof window construction reduces weight
- Two full-size doors and vestibules allow access to your gear on either side of the tent
- 9mm Featherlite DAC poles are sturdy and lightweight
- Create a lightweight alternative to full tent camping with a bare-bones setup that allows the included footprint and fly to be used together without tent body
- Included gear loft keeps headlamps, watches, and glasses out of the way but still within easy reach
- Jingle free nylon zip pulls for undisturbed sleep in windy conditions
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My wife and I bought the 2 person when we first got married and took it back packing a couple times. Worked great but the little plastic part holding the poles together snapped off. We returned it and got 3 personal instead because we're expecting. Just took it to Grand Canyon and it worked great. Lots of room for you and your gear. We liked having two doors as well.
I took this tent with me on a 7 day hike through Shenandoah Nat'l Park last early summer. If you pack everything yourself it will be a lot to have in your bag, but when split between the two other people you are sharing it with, it is perfecto! It T-stormed on us almost every night we were on the AT and we stayed good and dry ;-). The fly cinches down good and tight around the base of the tent and kept sideways rain off our sleeping bags. Setup takes about 5-7 minutes with another person, and is not bad in the dark. The dual vestibule gives plenty of space for boots and backpacks. Another review mentioned it packs long, and it does due to the pole length. Another problem with it is it is heavy. The poles and stakes are lightweight, but the rain fly is heavy and packs bulky.To save on weight, I am going to try just the fly and footprint this season and see if it fends off the weather well enough.
Setting up Our Tent
Here's a video of Katie and I setting up our new tent, the Marmot Limelight 3p, for the first time! We found it a pretty easy set-up, albeit rather cramped in my small dorm, but no doubt something any inexperienced tent-builder can figure out with little to no help.
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Glad I Bought It
Took tent out this last weekend to Stockton lake for camp trip with buddy. Very happy with size and room inside. Perfect for two. Plenty of space. Went up easy and held up good to high winds all day and during night. Cover kept out wind and just enough venting. Gear pockets in each corner are nice for your stuff and top one handy for easy reach. Good investment. Backcountry has been great to work with on several items over the last few weeks. You wont be sorry.
I'm with a Boy Scout troop with about 40...
I'm with a Boy Scout troop with about 40 to 50 boys and in the past we've used TAJ3 tents made by REI. They have been a great 10 but REI does not carry them regularly saying they're being discontinued even though we can still purchase them online occasionally.
So we are starting to look for a new tent to start replacing our old ones and we want to be sure these tents are in fact durable able to hold up two young men. In the past we've had three man counts but only allow two scout for the time in less a rare occasion we have an odd number where we will add a third.
We currently have around 25 tents so this is going to be quite inexpensive switchover so we want to be sure we get it right the first try. Obviously we will not be able to buy all the tents at once so we need to be sure this tent is going to be available for a few years to come.
So what this kind of investment for a troop and we want to be sure we make the best possible decision any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I would go back to the REI brand tent. If you call corporate REI, they can sometimes even make you a commercial discount on the tent. These tents are relatively inexpensive and tend to stand up well, as you have experienced. Most other tents are more likely to change more frequently, unless you get something classic like the MHW Trango of TNF Mountain tents...which are 500+ dollars per tent and are designed for mountaineering conditions. The half dome would be my recommendation. Its also one of the same tents REI stores rent, which equals out to lots of nights out and better durability.
On web site Trail weight 5 lbs 15 oz
On web site Trail weight 5 lbs 15 oz
on box 6lbs 11 oz
why the descrepancy?
Marmot lists the trail weight, which includes the tent body, fly, and poles, at 5 lbs 15 oz. It lists the packaged weight, which includes everything that comes with the tent (even the instructions), at 6 lbs 11 oz.
Nice- but small
Great quality but Marmot has to be kidding to call this 3 person. It is far too small for three people unless your 3rd person is a teddy bear.
Write your question here...Silly question,...
Write your question here...Silly question, I just got my 3 man Moamot Limelight but cant figure out how the footpint attaches to the tent with the rain fly using the buckles....Help!
The tent poles should attach to the footprint, if not just stake everything down like crazy
The poles fit into the grommets on both the footprint and the tent body then the fly gets buckled into the footprint or the tent body depending on which setup your going with.
I love this tent. I've literally been waiting years to break down and buy it. And after using the Limelight 2 this past summer, I was sold on the 3. Luckily, this year I got a Marmot pro-form and pulled the trigger. This is the perfect tent for two plus gear, or a dog. Three is totally do-able if you're all good friends. For the packed size and weight, its comparable to 2 person tents! The packed length is a little long, but not bad when you look at other similar sized tents. One of the biggest selling points are the two doors. No crawling over someone to get out. Though I wish they were D shaped... Next to the doors are the included accessories, foot print and gear loft. The loft isn't much, and it hugs the ceiling a little closer than I would have thought, but the foot print is a must have. I havent been able to go camping with it yet, but I did set it up in my living room and Im pretty excited about it. Ill update after some real world testing.
Marmot Limelight 3
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
TENT IS JUST LIKE HOME
What a tent this is very roomy for two, three can work around. First time out was a thunderstorm that made my hair stand out on my arms this tent got no water in in it no sand or mud.The wind was 50mph it never really moved or became unstaked. A little cool in cold weather 10 deg or colder but vents very well (no condesation) go get you one and sleep like your @ home!
Gave my "goodweather" tent a try in a autum trip
The tent did surprisingly well in these conditions, when we where finished building a good snow wall around the tent you hardly noticed the -5 degress celsius and the cold Icelandic 15m/s northern wind !
Hanging Rock, NC
after a week of camping my tent is showing...
after a week of camping my tent is showing a little hole in the mesh on the door. Does anyone know if marmot will be able to replace the mesh on the door.
Ooooh, that sucks. And you know the no-see-ums will zero right in on that one. Marmot can repair/replace the mesh, but since it's one of those things that doesn't fall under defects, expect to most likely have to pay for it. A quick call to customer service would probably give you a better idea of what to expect and how to do it. 888-357-3262
Just patch it. You could use mesh, tent fabric patch, duct tape, etc.
Great Tent so far!
Been on the road for 2 weeks camping in Colorado and Utah moving almost every day. The tent takes less than 3 minutes to set up. Lots of room for 2 persons.
I bought the 3 person version because it went on sale for cheaper than the 2 person. Plenty of space for 2 but 3 is pushing it. 2 vestibule set up is great if your sharing. Kept shoes outside after it rained and didn't get any worse. This tent is lightweight and very easy to set up even for a novice like myself. It rained heavy for a full day and this beauty not only stayed dry it didn't even collect condensation inside. Gear loft is a great little bonus for small things.