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Marmot Limelight 2-Person 3-Season Tent with Footprint and Gear Loft

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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 26.5in 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
    • Item #MAR2291

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [fly] 68D polyester ripstop, PU coating (1800mm), [body] 68D polyester ripstop, [floor] 70D nylon, PU coating (3000mm)
    Capacity
    2-person
    Season
    3-season
    Wall Type
    double-wall
    Freestanding
    yes
    Poles
    DAC Pressfit aluminum (9mm)
    Pole Attachment
    clips
    Number of Doors
    1
    Number of Vestibules
    1
    Vestibule Space
    9 sq ft
    Ventilation
    mesh panels
    Seams
    fully taped
    Gear Loft
    yes, included
    Interior Height
    41 in
    Floor Dimensions
    54 x 88 in
    Floor Space
    32 sq ft
    Packed Size
    26.5 x 7 in
    Fast-pitch Option
    yes, footprint included
    Fast-pitch Weight
    3 lb 5 oz
    Trail Weight
    4 lb 10 oz
    Packed Weight
    5 lb
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime
    Actual Weight
    Alpenglow, One Size: 2335g

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Ready to get out

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

    5 stars merely based off of initial impressions, since I haven't been able to get out yet. Set up was really easy, great vestibule, light enough for backpacking and just enough room. My two year old has been begging me to go camping ever since we set it up in the house a few days ago.

    I'm 6'3" and am really close/lightly touching the walls with my feet and head. Really curious to see how the tent handles condensation.

    Luxury

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I love this tent. It is easy to set up, roomy, and has useful features; however, it is much heavier than I like to carry. I only carry this tent when I am doing very short camping trips. I would never use this tent on an extended hike. Still, this is the kind of tent you can feel at home in.

    Love this tent!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have used this tent in hail, sleet, rain, and 100+ degrees. It held up every time.
    It's really easy to put up, my fastest is 6 minutes.
    It's very spacious, my husband and I fit comfortably. We are 6' and 6'5".
    It has convenient large mesh pockets, sturdy zippers, and enough headroom to sit up comfortably.
    My tent sack ripped on this last trip, but I've had it for 3 years and use it a lot. On top of my three years of use, I bought it used.

    Best Tent for the Price!!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Overall, this tent is excellent.



    My wife and I needed a solid 2-person tent for a trip to Iceland in which we would be camping for half the trip. We were also going at the end of the summer which, in Iceland = lots of rain. We did a fair amount of research for a good 3-season, 2-person tent in the $200ish price range. This tent had great reviews and it was on sale so we were sold.



    First off, this tent is incredibly easy to put up. The first time, I set it up, it took about 15 minutes. After figuring it out, set up time drops to about 5 minutes-fly and all. The poles are well constructed and the snap ons are plastic, but don't feel too cheap. Speaking of good pole (and tent) construction; 2 of our camping nights, we were set upon by crazy gusting wind. The first night it was about 40mph. No problem for the tent. The second night it was about 50-60mph. At that point the wind was basically trying to collapse the tent on us. We ended up packing up camp after about 45 minutes of that. There was a group with us, with 2 other tents. Both the other tents (which were respectable brands) sustained bent poles. Ours was the only tent that came out unscathed.



    The tent stays fairly warm. We were using it in 40-50 degree weather and stayed pretty warm. It comes with a bonus gear loft, which is actually pretty sturdy and a footprint which is pretty thin, but hey-it's free! The few small possible downsides of this tent. It only has one door. The mesh fabric on 2 of the sidewalls comes down fairly low and is barely covered by the fly, which could potentially lead to rain spray, but we didn't have any problems with this. The vestibule is not huge and it would be a squeeze for 2 hiking packs. None of these issues turned out to be issues for us.



    Overall, this tent is a great deal for the price, great build quality, and comes with gear loft and footprint. Go for it!!

    Best Tent for the Price!!

    Quick and easy!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I love how easy the tent is to setup and take down. It also fits very well in my pack. there is plenty of space for 1 person and a comfortable fit for 2 people as long as you're very comfortable together.
    I love the green color to it since it blends in well and doesn't stick out and the reflective points on it are perfect at night so you can see where the tent is, just in case you packed a flask!
    Love the tent and am extremely happy with my purchase!!

    So far, so good!

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

    I used this tent for the first time over Labor Day weekend. My wife and I spent the weekend backpacking and enjoying the backcountry. Neither of us are very large (I’m 5’9” and 150 pounds and she’s 5’3” 130 pounds) but we had more than enough room in this tent. It’s VERY easy to set up (we didn’t even read the instructions). The gear loft came in handy for a light (we even hung a small tent fan). It did rain a little bit so the window comes in handy to check on the weather outside.

    Overall, great tent that’s easy to use, functional, and reliable.

    Worth every penny

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

    The Marmot Limelight tent was definitely the right choice. I have taken it out a couple of times on my own and it took me less than 5 minutes to set up and take down without any help. It is the perfect size for a plus one, but if you have dogs and a lot of gear it might be a little tight.The tent packs down to a reasonable size even with the footprint and rain guard. This tent was extremely stable in the wind, lightweight and as a newbie to backcountry camping I am extremely happy with my purchase.

    Worth every penny

    High County or Flatland for ONE!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I've used this tent over the past year from the Cloud Peak Wilderness of Wyoming to the North Shore of Lake Superior, state parks, national parks, etc. Temp range from 22° into the 70's. The tent breaths well (never any condensation issues) and is rock solid in strong winds (sustained 30 gusting to 50). The tent packs very well and the weight makes it an easy carry. I would practice the set up a few times to get a system down if you need to hurriedly pitch it in rain or wind. With some practice, you can get it done in under 5 minutes easy. The stakes which come with it are "ok" but I would suggest upgrading to some backpacking stakes which grip just a little better if you are in loose or sandy soil. The provided footprint is a nice feature and allows the option of backpacking with only the rain fly to save weight.



    Marmot promotes the tent as a 2 person. At 6-1 215 there is not a lot of extra room to begin with and I pretty much fill the tent. You could have 2 people but it will be tight and with only one door, getting in and out is a challenge if you are along the back wall. Bottom line is for one person, this is a great tent. If you intend on using it for two people on an extended trip, I hope you like the other person...a lot.



    Along with the possible interior space issue, the vestibule on this tent is ok but not very realistic with a large pack. For multi day trips I use a 70L pack and end up putting it in the tent with me down by my feet. Again, with 2 people and one door, sufficient interior space to keep everyone and everything dry if needed is going to be an issue.



    Bottom line is for one person (or one person and a dog, kid, etc) this is a great piece of equipment. For two people plus gear, you are probably better off looking for a larger tent.

    High County or Flatland for ONE!

    Pretty Legit

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

    I was so excited to get this tent, after searching and searching and searching! It finally arrived today and I was just too excited to wait....so despite the wind and the rain I set out to set it up in the yard. And WOW! Even setting it up in stormy weather it was a breeze, very simple and straight forward took me MAYBE 5 minutes to set it up (no staking, no rainfly). Afterwards, I invited the dog in for him to scope out the new digs. Myself (5'2) and the dog (75 pounds of pure love) fit inside very comfortably. The mesh panels are great in terms of position and the top panels are definitely star-gazing worthy. Great Marmot quality. And to include the footprint and gear loft? Definitely worth the money....Can't wait to take this sucker out this weekend!

    Solid product for rainy Pacific NW

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

    I've taken this tent out for two long weekends so far, and I'm very happy with it. The second outing rained for a day straight, and the tent held up beautifully. I really like that the footprint, tent, and rainfly are all separate: I was able to first set up the rainfly+footprint while it was raining, then clip in the tent body under the rainfly and out of the rain.

    Great Tent, Comfy, Light, and stays dry

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this as my second tent all purpose backpacking tent after my stoic tent was starting to fall apart after many hard years use. So far its been great. It has a super easy set up and has done well through some summer storms with rain and wind. Its comfortable inside with plenty of room for two people and some gear. Definitely a great tent for the cost.

    Cozy and dry!

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

    I enjoy this tent immensely! I was looking for something rather light that I could potentially backpack with (whether you're sharing the weight with a partner or not) but wasn't too expensive. Cheap or not, this bad boy does the job well! I've used this tent back home in Michigan and on the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina recently, and my girlfriend and I stayed warm and dry (coupled with the Big Agnes sleeping pad and Marmot Atom sleeping bag, I slept soundly). Highly recommended!



    In all honesty, at first glance it looks a bit small for two people, and that can be discouraging (especially if you don't ever plan to go on the trail alone; if you're alone, you'll have plenty of room). But give it a go, and though it's cozy, it's plenty long enough for a 6' guy like myself, and there's still room if you need to adjust your sleeping position a bit. It can be tight since there's only one door, and the person sleeping away from the door might at some point have to climb over the other person, but for the durability, portability, and money, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better tent.

    Cozy and dry!

    What's the blue thing?

    I received my tent but I'm a bit confused as to what this blue thing is that came in the stake bag.

    What's the blue thing?

    Great Tent

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    great 2 person tent.<br ></article><br />I am 6'2 and if i stretch i can touch both ends but I dont sleep like a plank of wood so no touching the ends of the tent at night.<br /><br />two inside side pockets can a fit wallet and a phone in each. Gear loft is nice addition as well.<br /><br />From Lake Powell to Jackson hole this tent has been great. <br />You can sleep you and your significant other or some one you don't mind being close to at night but if it is one person room for your bag and a large dog and additional gear. Make sure you take care of business before you go to sleep due to one door. Vestibule can fit two large packs.<br /><br />rain fly is solid with enough tie downs to make it through the worst storms.<br /><br />Only con is one vestibule.<br /><br />

    Great Tent

    Light and easy

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have taken this tent on several trips around the west now and it has delivered. Light, easy to set up, and easy to pack down.
    The stuff sack is big enough so that it packs down easily unlike some tent stuff sacks where it is a struggle to get the tent in the sack. The included gear loft and footprint makes it and even better purchase.
    It withstands wind with no trouble and ventilates very well.
    I am overall very happy with the tent and have no complaints.

    I have the Marmot Marmot Limelight 2-Person 3-Season Tent with Footprint and Gear Loft. Tent is awesome and easy to put up but...what is the small blue rod used for?

    Thanks, Brenda

    Does this tent have vents in the rain cover?

    would a bicycle fit in the vestibule?

    I plan to backpack for a week. Would be carrying all tent supplies myself. Trying to decide between the one person Tungsten and this Limelight 2 person. I'm new to backpacking. Planning for PCT in June 16. Need advice on weight vs comfort. I think I want more room with gear loft but I'm unsure since I've never done this before. Advice please.

    Hey Hope!



    The one person Tungsten is about a pound less, though you'll have a tad less space. The Tungsten has pre-bent poles which give you more interior space than a traditional tent, especially at the bottom where you sleep. Most other features are comparable enough (waterproof, set up, etc). Depends if you like having your stuff inside with you or if it can be in the vestibule.



    Good luck and have a great trip!

    What is the difference between the limelight and the tungsten?

    Best Answer

    Armando,



    Great question!



    Doors:

    The major difference is the second door that the Tungsten offers. So if you're going to be sleeping two people, the Tungsten is the better option since each person gets their own door rather than one person needing to crawl over the other to exit the tent.



    Tent Body:

    The Limelight has a body that is made up for mesh and fabric panels. Where as the Tungsten has a body that is split between mesh and fabric from the bottom corner of one end of the tent to the opposite upper corner (diagonally). Similar materials in both tents but a different layout of the mesh and fabric.



    Weight:

    The Tungsten is 3 oz heavier (trail weight) so if weight is your focus and you don't mind having just one door, the Limelight would be the way to go for you.



    Clips:

    The Tungsten is using smaller clips where as the Limelight is using slightly beefier clips.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    how is this tent in cold weather? Is it good for lower temps camping?

    Best Answer

    Ben,



    How would you define cold weather? And what area are you looking to use it in?



    If I were aiming for a tent to use in the snow I'd be looking for one that is a 4 season tent that is double walled with no mesh.



    Because of the mesh on this tent, you'd get cold air flowing from the bottom up (depending on scenarios).



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    How does this compare to the Marmot Ajax 2 - 2 Person Tent?

    Best Answer

    Jen,



    The Ajax 2 is going to be a bit heavier than the Limelight2 but some of the major differences are as follows:



    Doors:

    Ajax - 2

    Limelight - 1



    Interior Height:

    Ajax - 39.5"

    Limelight - 41"



    There are some other differences those are the main.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Hi. I want to know if this tent resist a lot of wind and rain. I want to camping between 10k and 14k ft. What do u think?

    Best Answer

    Juan,



    The Marmot Limelight tent series are a pretty sturdy tent and from my experience hold up to wind and rain pretty well.



    But realistically it depends on how strong the winds / rain are and how well the tent is guyed out.



    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    801.736.4336

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Had to pitch the three-person version on a 10k summit in a hailstorm with 60-70mph winds, so a bit of water got in during the pitch and we had to get out at one point and restake, but that was due to the frozen ground. It stayed solid and kept us alive, which is why I'm buying a 2P for myself now

    This tent has a gear loft. Does that infringe on the 41" interior height listed?

    Trying to decide between this tent and the marmot tungsten 2p. Anyone have any advice or experience with both of these?

    Are the red stakes and the cords necessary to use with this tent?

    Hi Lynn,



    The red stakes and cords are not necessary to set the tent up, they are just upgrade options. The stakes that come with the tent are pictured in the question above, nothing wrong with them per say, in comparison to the red ones suggested they are flimsy. As for the chord, those are guy lines for the rain fly. The tent should come with some, the nice thing about the Sterling cord is that they are of higher quality and they are reflective so you won't trip on them at night.



    Please hit me up directly if you need anything else.



    Matthew Pizza

    Expert Gearhead

    mpizza@backcountry.com

    801.736.5363

    Does this tent let water in when it rains? thanks

    Best Answer

    I thought it performed admirably in the rain. Just take the time to guy it out so the rain rolls down the rain cover and away from the mesh on the head/foot sides. Having some extra parachute cord is always a good idea to supplement the materials that come with the tent. But when I was on the AT last year, I never had any leakage, even in some pretty hard rain storms.



    There were people on the trail that had to use waterproofing spray on their tents - you don't ant to have to mess around with that.

    I thought it performed admirably in the rain.  Just take the time to guy it out so the rain rolls down the rain cover and away from the mesh on the head/foot sides.  Having some extra parachute cord is always a good idea to supplement the materials that come with the tent.  But when I was on the AT last year, I never had any leakage, even in some pretty hard rain storms.  

There were people on the trail that had to use waterproofing spray on their tents - you don't ant to have to mess around with that.

    Interested in knowing how this tent fairs in mid to high wind. In any of the picture it doesn't appear that the rain cover ever meets the ground, which leaves me with fears of drafts or a shaky shelter. Planning a trip to Patagonia in a couple months and it is a notorious place for terrifying winds, looking for a safe & reliable tent without breaking the bank.

    I just used mine on a mountain top in Maine on Friday night. It was very windy! The tent offered relief from the wind, but it would have been better if the tarp went to the ground. It offered relief from the heavy winds (about 25mph gust), but allowed a breeze to blow under the tarp all night. It made the night colder than it needed to be. If it was stifling heat I was camping in, it would be a welcome feature, but in the windy cold it was a little annoying. Also the tarp doesn't touch the ground in the vestibule either. That's really a place I would have expected better coverage. Other than that it performed well. It was easy to set up, the side opening made it easy to get in and out of, and I love the gear loft feature.

    Can this tent handle winter lite camping? I am a beginner so not going any where too extreme -10 to -20 cel couple of nights just to see if I like the sport. I don't feel like spending 450+ dollars for a 4 season tent.



    thanks

    George

    Best Answer

    Hey bud,

    I tested this out in some winter conditions. It was about -10C outside and -4C inside the tent. If you anchor it down well enough it'll stand up to some wind as well. In mild winter conditions it will be alright, but you'll definitely feel the cold.

    any reason this would not make a reasonable 4th season tent. what would be its limitations in that regard. late season camping and overnight ski tours.

    Best Answer

    Nope 4 season tents are a little burlier to wind and snow weight but, I would definitely use my Lime Light to go ski touring with or late season camping. If it did end up snowing a lot I would have to put more work into clearing the tent so it didnt collapse but, thats pretty normal anyway if it snows a lot. If its windy I wouldnt set it up on a ridge like you could get away with a 4-season but, thats usually not a huge issue and you can seek refuge somewhere else other than an exposed ridge.

    Could some explain pack wait vs trail...

    Could some explain pack wait vs trail wait?

    I just bought one and I am wondering how...

    I just bought one and I am wondering how many stakes are supposed to be included. The way i count, it should be at least 10 (4 floor, 2 vestibule, 4 guy line) but I only have 9 pegs.

    Is this the newer updated model with the...

    Is this the newer updated model with the "D" style door and fly with vents?