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Ready to head for the woods.

Marmot designed the Limelight 2-Person 3-Season Tent for quick, easy setup and built it with lightweight materials for easy traveling. A 9-square-foot vestibule keeps your boots and other items dry and safe when the rain pays an unwelcome visit, and the included gear loft and footprint mean that the package comes completely trail-ready right out of the box.

  • 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 cross pole provides more interior headroom
  • Freestanding, dome-like structure withstands harsh weather and wind while maximizing space
  • Single door with 9sq ft vestibule give you and your partner room to stow your gear
  • Staked-out vestibule and zippered storm flap on the vestibule seals out nasty three-season weather
  • Tapered rectangle shape with 32sq ft (54in-88in) floor area provides enough space to fit two adults comfortably, and its 41in ceiling height allows sitting up when you get stir-crazy in a storm
  • Entire tent weighs less than five pounds for easy hauling in the backcountry, especially when you split the weight between a partner
  • Mesh panels in the door, walls, and ceiling let fresh air in and let hot air out during hot nights or muggy mornings
  • 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 7in x 18in 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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5 5

Hassle free tent

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What's not to love about the quick setup and breakdown of this tent. Having used this tent in everything from blowing snow this spring and torrential rain this summer it has been a great performer. I use this tent for bikepacking and backcountry hiking here in Yellowstone.
Sure it's not a ultralight tent, but when shared with your partner it is just fine. When I use bike packing I separate the poles, ground cloth, fly, and tent so it will fit in my panniers or BOB trailer.
My only niggle with this tent is the fly does not breath and it will collect condensation, which you have to dry before you pack it up.
But on the flip side, it does not leak. I know that in time and after a lot more uses it will start to breath.

Hassle free tent
5 5

Awesome Tent For A Great Price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to car camping tent. I usually use a tarp on back packing trips so this is comfy to say the least. Make sure you use the guy lines provided, thats what actually keeps the water on the outside, is the tent being taught. Its easy to set up 3 poles, 2 of them are connected together. Lots of room for a 2 person, can easily sit up in it. Definitely not your light weight option but thats not its intended use. With the foot print and the gear loft this thing is a steal!

Awesome Tent For A Great Price
5 5

Great for backpacking

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This tent is easily assembled and stowed away. It is medium weight and packs well in a 50L or larger bag. I am sure you could pack this in a slightly smaller bag, however I used a 65L.

This tent also held my wife and I with two sleeping pads.

A really nice tent to feel the moment

A really nice tent to feel the moment

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These are my first moments with my new Limelight and i really enjoy them! The weather was nice, so there are not many technical details to share with you. There was high humidity at night but inside everything was dry in the morning. Enough space for two people. Due to Full Canopy there is heat inside if the morning sun goes straight in the tent but i was really surprised with the ventilation when i open the side airholes. You feel the stability just from a touch. The only thing that i didn't like was that 2 of my pegs warp from the first pitch, even the ground was soft and... even i thrust them with my hands and not with a hammer. I will return with some more words after a rainy night to share with you. Untill then... just a photo.

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Awesome picture Giannis !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage of Backcountry.com in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

5 5

Bomber

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome tent! I bought mine in 2007 and have 100+ nights in it. To date I have done 0 repairs, everything is still waterproof, and I have never used a ground sheet. Want to know why there are so many pics of the retired color scheme? It's because they're all still out there going strong. I’ve bought a newer lighter tent since purchasing this, but my Limelight still makes it out on the regular.

Bomber
Marmot in Michaux

Marmot in Michaux

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My Marmot Limelight 2P set up along the Appalachian Trail in Michaux State Forest, Pennsylvania.

Great Two-Person Backpacking Tent

Great Two-Person Backpacking Tent

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This tent is not the lightest around, but for ease-of-use and great weather performance, and still only weighing 2lb and some odd ounces each, sharing between two people-- it is well worth the money. I can set this tent up alone, rain fly and all, in about 5 minutes or less. With two people, the forest shelter is up in the air before the rain hardly even wets it.

5 5

Stellar Adventure Tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my go-to road trip, bike trip, car-camping tent. It's not the most compact (you'll have to wrestle it into a pack) but it's a cinch to set up, thanks to the one-piece pole. Full of nice features, like the window on the fly, a roomy vestibule and a cute gear loft inside. Stayed inside it during a high-wind thunderstorm in Canyonlands NP. Everything was secure, but I hadn't pulled the guylines tight enough and a lot of water got in. So really, really crank on the guylines and guy out all the fly points. Best bang for your buck.

Set-up was a breeze!

Set-up was a breeze!

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It took me all of 5 minutes to set this tent up for the first time during a backyard dry-run.

5 5

awesome

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

love this tent! I'm 6ft 3in.. and use the tent for myself and my dog.

5 5

Awesome 2-person backpacking tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent is great for two people, not the lightest out there if you're traveling alone but it is not bad at all. The vestibule is a great feature and the whole thing goes up and down quick and easy. On cold nights, the wind and the cold rip right through it though. All in all a great tent that fits two people great.

Have used this tent for years, it rocks

Have used this tent for years, it rocks

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Backpacking trip on San Gorgonio Mountain, CA

CB-13 Indian Himalaya, at 5400m

CB-13 Indian Himalaya, at 5400m

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CB-13 Indian Himalaya, at 5400m camp.
Summit attempt.

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Awesome picture Fedor !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

Limelight 2P

Limelight 2P

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Quick and easy to set up. Holds two people very well and the vestibule was just right for two backpacks.

2 5

Rain rain go away!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I read a lot of reviews on this tent and took the advice from a Gear Head. The tent it SUPER easy to set up. After 2 days camping out in the rain, my pillow and my girlfriends pillows became sponges to soak up the rain through the "waterproof" floor. I also had the footprint down too. The rain fly barely covers the tent to where the mesh and nylon meet. The rain fly also let rain through to the inside of it and if the tent was bumped the rain fell onto us. I ended up taking off the rain fly, throwing a tarp over and then the rain fly again. Finally rain proof from above... just not below. Needless to say, I returned this tent to get another one.

5 5

Excellent Tent

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got this tent about a month ago. I've used it 7 days now when I was in Roosevelt National Forest. It held up so well. Very roomy for one person, could fit two though. I love this tent because it kept me warm in all conditions I experienced. I was comfortable in snow, rain, hail, and hot conditions. It held up through two nights of raging thunderstorms right above up in the Rockies.

And all this for the cost, a solid, worthwhile purchase.

Excellent Tent
5 5

Great Solo Tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Took it on my first backcountry trip a couple of weeks ago; temps at night were well below freezing, and I had a fever. The inside of the tent had some condensation, but it wasn't frozen. Perfect for me, the dog, and my pack, so I'm sure it would be fine with another person if you're ok with being cozy. Not a bad price for the quality, very easy (less than 10 minute) 1-person setup, and packs away easily into the stuff sack. The door location is perfect for me.

4 5

Great tent for the money

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It?s a little on the small side but overall really happy with it. The second night I used this tent I woke up to about two inches of snow on the tent and I was impressed by the strength of the tent even though it?s a 3 season tent.

The only complaint I have is this tent only has one door which sucks if you have two people. This is a great one person tent with plenty of room for gear. It?s very strong with lots of guy line tie offs. The included footprint was a major plus as well.

iPad mini theater

iPad mini theater

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iPad mini and CSW Oontz speaker playing MST3K "The day the Earth froze". My first outing with this tent and I love it already. Can't say how 2 would do in this but alone with a lot of gear it was fine.

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this is amazing.

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