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Three-season camping and backpacking sanity.
- Fully waterproof floor with taped seams and 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
- 9.5mm Featherlite DAC poles are sturdy and lightweighty
- 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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- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This tent is well designed. While it may be a bit heavy for backpacking, it is a great car camping tent. Really quite room and easy to set up. Two entrances allow you to get out on one side without climbing over your whole party.
Top of the line tent, Top of the line service!
I spent a lot of time researching and actually using some Kelly tents, they are good, but the Marmot is with out question a superior product. The attention to detail, quality, and looks just makes this tent the best in its class.
Backcountry's service is second to none... Highly recommend, and will be shopping here again
I have recently moved to Japan and planned for a short overnighter with the wife and kids. The weather report was 0% chance of rain. Well, after it poored all night(see picture) we were completely dry! There was plenty of room for 4 people, sleeping bags and pads. My kids are age 6 and 9. The vestibules worked great and kept our shoes dry during the monsoon. My only critisism is the cheap guy line rope. I added nite ize tightners and some 3mm PMI reflective glow rope instead of the stuff that comes with the tent. Overall I would recommend this product.
This is truly a great buy. Recommended for any one looking for a tent to accommodate 3+ persons and gear! True as other reviews, may need to break it up and share the weight for longer hikes.
Awesome Tent, Easy Setup
We just got back from camping in the Bighorns in Wyoming. I ordered this Marmot from Backcountry.com just two weeks ago after doing some research, and the tent lives up to the hype!
This tent is SUPER easy to set up. The included footprint is great, as is the included gearloft. The vestibules are HUGE. You can easily store two loaded medium-large packs on each side of ONE vestibule, along with your shoes. And that leaves you with another empty vestibule to use!
On this trip it was my girlfriend, my son, and I. We had plenty of room inside. Almost too much. You could easily sleep four people if you had to, but with three people it is perfect. The corner storage pockets are handy for your headlamps/glasses/cameras. In the corner I used, I fit my glasses, camera, and headlamp. Very useful.
We didn't run into any weather, but there was a breeze the second night. The tent is very quiet. The first night we left the fly off, and had fun gazing at the stars through the mesh ceiling. Tons of ventilation with the fly off. Tent never got hot in the day sun. It did get a little chilly that early morning with temps dipping to 40 degrees (that's why we have mummy bags, right?). The next day we put the fly on to hold the heat in, and that worked well. I closed one of the fly doors to keep heat in, and left the other open all night for access. It was just about perfect when the temps dipped to just below forty degrees again.
All in all, this is a great tent. Can't wait to use it again. We think we will buy the two man version when we get hardcore enough to start backpacking.
Limelight 4 with Fly
Limelight 4 without Fly
easy setup, has everything
Great tent, super easy to setup and has footprint and gearloft included. Also has dual vestibules and dual entrances. 4 people would be a snugglefest so 3 might be the max
Quick question. Are the vestibules the...
Quick question. Are the vestibules the same size? Thanks in advance.
This tent is soo awesome, it took me ten minutes at the most to set it up the first time I did it. It is very waterproof but also allows breathability. It is an exceptional value for the price. It is very light especially if you split the components into multiple peoples packs....The one thing I dont like is that it would be very uncomfortable to fit 4 people in it, however, I only plan to use it for 2-3 so thats fine for me. Marmot thought everything out when they designed this tent and it really is a well designed piece of gear!
Marmot Limelight 4-Person Tent
Best tent I've ever owned! Brilliant & solid pole design, beautiful craftsmanship, easy setup! Rain fly is a snap to attach. Only "flaw" is the door design: my previous tent had double door panels - outer screen + inner solid rip-stop for increased warmth; Limelight's doors are a single panel with screening above & below a solid mid-panel, which allows too much air at floor level in colder night conditions. I will add my own solid rip-stop panel via Velcro over the existing door at night for increased cool-weather comfort. Other than that, it's perfect!
Was missing a storage clip on the tent for the web ceiling storage area. Customer service resolved the issue, and the tent was sent back for repairs.
The tent is a little trick to setup the first time due to the cover pole connections.
Warmth maybe an issue for those that like a warm "semi" air tight tent:
The tent has more mesh netting than I would like for a 3 season tent, and the mesh netting for doors and windows cannot be "closed/opened" with tent fabric as is featured on other tents. Canopy top does not fit low enough to prevent outside strong winds from entering tent insulation barrier.
Tent is well constructed. Assembled 2 pole tent rods for frame are pre-connected with a plastic clip (which when configured situates at the tent roof top) and aids in assembly.
Weight is fairly light for the size of this tent, which is a plus.
Comfortably sleeps 3, and can fit 4 adults if required.
Storage loft and side pockets
Door tie-down nice features
I just ordered this and took it on a car camping trip in the mountains of central Virginia. A thunderstorm dropping over an inch of rain in two hours came through. It poured and I stayed as dry as I can be. Also, I found the two vestibules came in handy getting stuff out of the rain. It's nice having a high confidence level in your gear. I have it with this tent. It's easy to set up and easy to maintain after the trip for cleaning and airing out. Obviously this tent is more of packing tent than a car camping tent. If you are looking for higher ceilings and a more rugged floor, look at the Limestone, but for the price with the footprint included, I think this tent is hard to beat.
Does this tent have a "bathtub" floor? ...
Does this tent have a "bathtub" floor? I've heard that's a very good option for keeping rain out.
Yes and YES!
Good design and best bang for buck at the posted price
This is my first tent with clips instead of pole sleeves(NorthFace -Northstar expedition,RoadRunner 3 three season, EMS Nova 4 three season). The pole sleeve tents are stronger for weather extremes,but are tougher to set up.The Limelight 4 is a snap to set up either fully or just fly and foot print.The stakes are a superior grade anodized penta exstrusion.The fabric stiching averages 8 per inch,a couple less than my NorthFace tents but 8 was once a premier standard and is very good.The ventillation capability is well designed(might be a little gritty in a windy desert environment) and the fly coverage is to the ground seams and form fits very nicely.Using all of the stakes and tie points adds both impressive stability and additional volume.Corner pockets and gear loft(free,just like the foot print) are an added bonus.Is set up right now for seam sealing, but will use it next week along the blue ridge and skyline drive,since I dont backpack any more,will use as car camping tent as I hip/hop along the continents mountain ranges.This tent is nice and roomy for 2 folks(Wife and I) and can still be used as a pack tent for 4 folks with gear stored in the two vestibulesThe only thing I dont like is those two teardrop shaped clear windows in the fly,I have similar on my NorthFace Roadrunner and after about 5 years they have failed(not become hard and unpliable) but have shredded along creases that inherently form when anything is stuffed or rolled in a tube like bag.NorthFace will repair without charge,but I think I'll request solid fly material instead of the clear stuff,which to me is as useful as wet toilet paper.I guess I'll have to wait and see how these do on the Mormot tent(they stand behind their products as well).I gave it 4 stars becaus I haven't had a chance to use it yet.Will seam seal it in a little while(I know it's taped) I seal all of my flys and possible moisture exposure points anyway. All in all this seems to be a superior design,that I expect years of service from. It has ease of setup(10/15 min., if you have problems don't try to eat a hot dog you won't be able to cope), bonus footprint and gear loft, very good materials and construction,with a solid manufacturer and vendor who stand behind the product.The price point of $240 or $250 is right on the money,others charge $300 upwards for similar size and quality.This tent is gold/pumkin in color,seems cooler on remote south Louisiana beaches, and I'll bet sucks up less infrared and UV than darker fabrics and coatings do, either at the beach or anywhere up high in the mountains or a desert flat. I'd reccomend this tent to a friend,particularly at this price point.
is this tent as water resistant as an...
is this tent as water resistant as an msr
Jeff, you are going to get some different views on this but I would say yes. I have found Marmot tents to have excellent waterproof qualities.
In Arches NP
The first night I was in Arches we had sustained 20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph and the tent held up fine and wasn't very noisy. I even lent 4 of my tent stakes to a buddy for his tent and still didn't have any problems. Wind was the element I was most worried about with this tent but now wind no longer concerns me.
Tons of gear space
First I need to make a few corrections. Marmot is claiming a floor area of 53 square feet instead of 51 as is listed here. Also on the packaging it lists the vestibule area of 16.05 square feet twice (once for each entry) which means there is actually 32.1 square feet of total vestibule space, also, in addition to the removable gear loft there are 4 corner pockets.
This is the most versatile, waterproof, 4 person tent under 10 lbs and under $350 that I could find. Perfect for backpacking, climbing trips, or car camping with 3 people and a dog, but with all the storage space 4 people would be doable too.
This tent is an easy one man assemble. The footprint and gear loft are of very high quality. I plan on using this tent in Southeast Alaska and don't anticipate any problems with the size.
I consider this a very large 2 to 3 man tent for my fiance and small dog. I've set it up in my living room and am very pleased with the size, quality and features this tent has to offer.
I have completed a great deal of research on this tent as well as others. I believe in my personal opinion that Marmot wins hands down. Great product, thank you BC.