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Easy entry to the backcountry.

Marmot included a free footprint and gear loft with the Limelight 2-Person Tent to turn a great deal on a lightweight performance 3-season tent into a total steal. Lightweight, easy to set up, well-ventilated, and well-designed, the Limelight makes it easier than ever to get out in the backcountry. Its large 9-square foot vestibule protects your gear from the rain while providing a covered entrance to the 32-square-foot interior.
  • Mesh panels in the walls increase ventilation in warm weather
  • Fly windows allow you to check on conditions outside
  • Taped seams on catenary cut floor are lifted off the ground to keep the interior dry in wet weather
  • Jingle-free nylon zipper pulls allow you to get a good night's sleep in windy weather
  • Multiple interior pockets and gear loft keep your stuff organized

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4 5

Just Right

I use my tent for backpacking, so I didn't want anything too heavy or bulky. This tent is just the right size for one or two (if you don't mind getting cozy) people. Love the gear loft and vestibule space. Easy to set up and take down, and has kept me dry during some pretty wet nights. Overall, great tent for camping and backpacking, but if you are worried about weight, find a smaller tent.

4 5

Good for sleeping

My first encounter with this tent was with a friend on a 3 day river trip. We left the fly and foot print in the van. Good thing too cause it was hot and dry, and our camp spots were sand. The body made for good shelter from pests of all sorts, and the venting was great (no fly really escalates that...) The walls are decently steep, so you can make the most of the space, which isn't much with two people (150 and 190 lbs)with sleeping bags. I wouldn't want to be stuck in this thing playing cards for too long, though the interior height wasn't bad for me (5'7"ish) when sitting up. Also, I'm really into the two door tents, and with only one door on this bad boy, someone is being crawled over... A nice little tent, but I'm glad I own the bigger, 2 door Limelight 3!

Why is this Limelight 2 person tent about...

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Why is this Limelight 2 person tent about a pound heavier than the Limelight 3 person?

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Typo - check the manufacturer's website for weight.

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The package weight of the Limelight 2 is 5 lbs. Minimum weight (tent body, fly and poles)is 4 lbs 10 ozs.

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5 5

Great buy!

This is a great tent and it sets up easily. It has lot of room but I bought it for only me, not two people. Out of the box with everything on a scale, it weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. That's 14 oz. more than what the bag says and all the websites. My current tent is a Peak and it weighs in at 6 lbs. so I am lighter and I have a better fly. The tent is a little narrower at one end. I will probably end up separating the poles from the rest of the tent so I can compress it down to a shorter size. The bag is between 23 an 24 inches long. I prefer it to be at least half that for my backpack. All in all it was a great price and a well made tent.

Does the 6lb10 weight include the foodprint...

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Does the 6lb10 weight include the foodprint and gearloft?

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Yeah that's probably with the footprint/gearloft included since the Marmot site states the below:

Maximum Weight: 5 lbs / 2.3 kg
Minimum Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz / 2.1 kg

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It weighed 5 lbs 14 oz with everything. Fly, tent, stakes, loft, footprint. Put it on a scale as soon as I got it.

I just want to know if Backcountry also...

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I just want to know if Backcountry also shift here in Philippines? im from Manila Philippines

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Hey there, get with the live chat "chat now" and ask customer service, 24/7... international shipping varies by mfg and is not regulated by Back Country....

5 5

A month.

Spent a month all over the U.S. and Canada in this wonder. The set-up and takedown alone was worth it due to changing locales so many times- a breeze even in the dark, in fact you could probably set this tent up blindfolded in under 3 minutes after a couple runs. The vestibule was great for my gear. The only criticism was the strength of the pegs, bent the heck out of them in hard rocky soil.

4 5

Great first tent

I bought this tent spring of 2010 as my first tent and so far I've been very pleased. It was my second home while working for an outdoor education program on Orcas Island over the summer and fall and performed very well on a road trip down the west coast into the south west. I've set it up all along the Oregon and California coast line, in the snow in Yosemite National Park and in many locations across Washington state.

It packs down pretty well into both a backpack and a sea kayak and doesn't seem overly heavy, especially when shared across two people. It comes right out of the bag with a foot print and loft (which other brands sell separately) adding a lot of value to an already well priced tent. The fly has kept me warm in dry in gusts of 20mph or more and typical PNW rains.

It's spacious for one, comfortable for two and has slept three on a few occasions with minimal discomfort.

The only real downside for this ten that I can think of is that it lacks a second entry. The single entry design only allows for one vestibule to keep gear dry outside from the main tent area. This space fills quickly and seems small for two people. If someone needs to leave the tent for any reason, they also have to crawl over their partner which is also a drag.

That being said however, this has been a great tent to start with. It helped me get outdoors more often but I think that I'll be looking for something a bit lighter and with dual entries next time around.

Great first tent
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I agree especially with the added foot print and loft included. A off footprint can mean leaks or many other complications and if it comes with one that fits perfect that will cause much less hassle in the event of a rainstorm.

Would this tent fit me? I'm 6'5' but tend...

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Would this tent fit me? I'm 6'5' but tend to sleep in the fetal position. This is my first backpacking tent I'm looking at buying, and any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I think you will be fine for length.

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Oh, there's that Mike guy being right again.

Yeah, L= 88" is right up there with some of the longer tents you'll find.

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Just got back from a short camping trip with a buddy. We both shared this tent. He is quite tall and just barely fit. BUT, if he had been alone and was able to sleep diagonally in the tent he would have had room to spare. We were comfortable.

4 5

Perfect for Me!

I have three different tents, and this is the go to tent. I have the new Kelty Salida 2 tent, and a larger Coleman tent (my starter tent). This tent is big enough for two people, as you can see in the photo of the inside. And the tent still manages to be lightweight enough that if you divide it between two people, the weight is next to nothing. The reason I like this one over the Kelty is because I usually never hike by myself, and the Kelty is a little to small for my taste with two guys in it. Now if I am hiking with my girlfriend, I am fine with the Kelty, otherwise its the Marmot. So this is my #1! Only reason its 4 stars is because it would be perfect if it was only 3 lbs!

Perfect for Me!
Tent in the Morning

Tent in the Morning

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This was the tent on the second day of the trip. You can see a 65L Terra North Face backpack easily sitting underneath the vestibule.

I'm considering the Limelight 2 but I'm...

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I'm considering the Limelight 2 but I'm concerned about the weight. Every website has a different weight listed for this tent. Even backcountry.com has the Limelight 2 weight listed as significantly heavier than the bigger Limelight 3 at a heavy 6 lb 11 oz.. wtf? How much does this sucker actually weigh when packed?

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They do have the weights mixed up.

Limelight 2p packaged weight - 5lbs (does not include footprint and gear loft)

Limelight 3p packaged weight - 6lbs 11oz

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Agree with Eli, if you go to the Marmot website they list it at 5 pounds. Sometimes the specs are not correct on this site.

http://marmot.com/products/limelight_2p

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For the features you get the weight is great. Obviously not a lightweight though. If you are camping with two people though its very easily do-able.

5 5

Best tent period

You just can't beat the quality of this tent for the price. I just spent a week in it and I love it more than ever.

Best tent period
Marmot Limelight 2-Person

Marmot Limelight 2-Person

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A little test run putting it together before hitting the trail. Went up real quick and easy. Great on the trail, too.

4 5

Nice Starter Tent

This was my first backpacking tent. I am 5'9 190lbs, it was very roomy to me. Even with a buddy(5'10 215) still no complaints about space. It never rained/snowed on us so I can not speak of how well it held up in rain/snow. It did very well in high winds(when properly staked and guyed out). Over all a great little tent.

There was enough space for 2 packs, and boots in the vestibule also. No condinsation issues either. It was a little heavy and "luxurious" for my backpacking tastes. I have since upgraded to the MSR Twin Sisters. With about half the weight, even more room, and 4 season use, it was worth the extra cash.

Hope that helps.

5 5

Best tent I've owned so far...

I'm 27 and a former Recon Marine. I usually roll with an REI bug hut and a military poncho over the top, but I've used about 6 three season tents prior to this one. This is by far the easiest I've set up. Without looking at instructions it took about 4 minutes first the first round. The fast-techs for attaching the rain fly are bad ass. So is the window. The pockets are great. Placed on the sides and secured to the wall, they won't dangle in my face or allow my head to hit them when I sleep like my last buster of a tent. I'm 6'2" by the way and have plenty of room length wise. But unless it was an attractive female, I wouldn't be shacking two people up in there. Not wide enough for two GROWN men, unless it's a survival situation or something. The gear loft is tiny, but will be awesome for throwing a headlamp or something up there. I haven't field tested it yet, but will get back on here after a week in the Rockies I have coming up. Oh, and about the weight, it's also the lightest tent I've owned. It's not like carrying around a feather, but I was really surprised at the insignificance of it when I picked up the box it shipped in. I know ounces equal pounds and all that ultralight mumbo jumbo, but if you can't hack a few extra ounces, feel free to shell out the extra hundreds of dollars for an ultralight or just get stronger. Like I said, haven't field tested it yet, but the footprint would probably not do anything against significantly wet ground. Someone said it earlier, great bang for your buck. Unless you're sponsored or totally loaded, this seems like a realy solid purchase. Finally, I think someone asked about how it would perform in winter camping....it's all about the bag and ass pad imo. The tent will do fine. That's actually why I bought a freestanding tent. I was out a month ago and couldn't get stakes in the ground. All rocks were buried under several feet of snow and frozen to the dirt. This tent would offer protection without staking, but if you did want to secure the two most vulnerable spots, the front and back of the fly, it's easier to branch down two non-load bearing fly sheets than say, the front half of your tent.

Cheers,
Scott

P.S. The fly color is definitely not the tactical olive drab you see in the pic (obviously not the target-indicating yellow version), it's more of a forest green. Still looks good though and will keep your camp relatively low-key if camping surreptitiously.

4 5

Great Tent

I usually use it as a one person, but with the rainfly, the extra room on the outside does make it possible to fit 2 packs, and then 2 people inside. Breathes well and have faced no issues with condensation. Also, held up well against pretty strong winter winds when on a trip on the AT. Definitely recommend it to anyone.

I've never seen this tent in the Hatch/Dark...

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I've never seen this tent in the Hatch/Dark Cedar green colors in person. The tone looks different in every picture I've seen online. The pic up top of the green looks very dark and gloomy. Is it a darker or lighter green?

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The Dark Cedar green color is deeper and a shad grayer than it appears in the photo. I look modern military style. For the most part the photo at backcountry.com is best representation of what you get. Personally I like it a lot.

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