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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

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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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.

4 5

Great in the Rain

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

From outside my Limelight, next to French Broad River, Hot Springs, NC, Appalachain Trail, 2014

Despite the ultra-lite wave, I wanted a tent for the AT. Though it's not that light (almost 5 lbs), the luxury of keeping all your gear inside with you pays for itself. It does a fanstastic job in the rain if you take the time to guy it out properly. No rips, tears, or broken poles through 350 miles of abuse. I didn't notice all the reflective pieces on it until I got up to pee in the middle of the night with my headlamp (really helpful). Overall, if you don't mind a little extra weight, you'll be rewarded with a greater quality of material and comprehensive design. Great tent.

Great in the Rain
4 5

My solo tent.

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

I've bought a Limelight 3P before, so I know the gist of what I was getting myself into. And because of what I went through with the Limelight 3P in Alpenglow, I was extra cautious and wary of the 2P. I had to go through two 2Ps. The first one was in the Alpenglow color and there was an issue with the cross point with the poles. At this point, I'm thinking, here we go again with these Marmot tent issues!!! So I returned it and decided to get it in the Hatch/Cedar color, because Alpenglow is just bad luck.

After I set it up in my house, I finally got a Marmot tent that was issue free... until I saw it in sunlight months later that is (I bought the tent at the end of November). There is some imperfection on the window of the rainfly (if you look at my picture closely, you'll see something that looks like bird poop on the window... its not). There's nothing I can do about it since it has been over 90 days since my purchase. If I want to do anything, according to Backcountry, I'll have to go to Marmot warranty.

Anyways, enough with that stuff. Here is what I liked about this tent. Gear loft and footprint is included. It is simple to set up (I have gotten used to the "hassle" attached poles since the days of my Limelight 3P) and since I am using this as a solo tent, I don't care about not having two doors; I liked having the small vent instead. The window in the rainfly is a great feature, and it was comfortable; just something about the tent when I laid in it. I went camping out in 31 degree F weather recently and while I was warm in my tent, my friends were a little cold in their 3 person tent that they shared. We have similar sleeping gear so I was surprised about that. The Limelight 2P is not the best tent out there, but at the price I got it for (25% off MSRP), I can't really complain about the price vs value I received.

My solo tent.
5 5

Great Tent Option

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tent is great. I used it for the first time last weekend and this tent is very easy to set up. Took me about 5-10 min my first time and after that probably only about 5 min. The tent was super warm and I got it in the Alpenglow color and its great. The vestibule has a ton of space to hold my bags and I even had a little spot for my dog to sleep in.The inside of the tent had enough room for 2 people but not a lot of extra room for tons of gear. The Tent is pretty light weight and easy to pack up. I would recommend this tent to anyone that is trying to get into camping or looking for a nice upgrade.

Great Tent Option
4 5

great tent

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

Works well as a simple backpacking tent.

Western Australia

Western Australia

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About as far west as you can get on the continent. Super easy to set up, despite low light conditions, kept me warm and safe from the flies. The tent is just awesome....I've discovered its ability to hold out easily while in the Aussie Bush. So I'll push it harder and further on my next trek.

Western Australia

Western Australia

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About as far west as you can get on the continent. Super easy to set up, despite low light conditions, kept me warm and safe from the flies. The tent is just awesome....I've discovered its ability to hold out easily while in the Aussie Bush. So I'll push it harder and further on my next trek.

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