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  • Marmot Limelight 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season Fly
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  • Marmot Limelight 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season Cinder/Rusted Orange
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Marmot Limelight 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Because your mummy bag's tight enough.

    Give yourself a little extra headroom with the Marmot Limelight 2P Two-Person Three-Season Tent. Made with Marmot's Zone Construction, the Limelight 2P has a smart design that maximizes space, so you have plenty of room to kick back, relax, and play a quick game of cards with your tent mate after a long day spent hiking, climbing, or mountain biking.

    Marmot gave the Limelight everything it needs to withstand the elements, like a durable 68D polyester rain fly with fully taped seams, stout DAC Pressfit aluminum poles, and a footprint to protect the tent's floor from wear and water. This particular version of the Limelight sleeps two and has two vestibules, giving you and your tent mate plenty of space to store gear out of the rain, and comes with color coded clips and poles to make set up as painless as possible. Marmot also added a large double door and 1 rear D-shaped door to make getting gear in and out of the tent simple and convenient.

    • 68D polyester fly with taped seams with a PU coating
    • No-see-um mesh canopy
    • DAC Pressfit aluminum poles
    • 1 Super-sized double door
    • 1 D-shaped rear door
    • 2-person sleeping capacity
    • Marmot Zone construction
    • Color coded clips and poles
    • Footprint included
    • Item #MAR00SX

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 68D polyester taffeta, [canopy] 40D No-see-um mesh, 100% polyester mesh, [floor] 68D polyester taffeta
    Wall Type
    DAC Pressfit (9mm), Velocity aluminum (8.5mm)
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    9.6 sq ft, 6.7 sq ft
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    43 in
    Floor Dimensions
    43 x 54 x 88 in
    Floor Space
    33 sq ft
    Packed Size
    18 x 7 in
    Trail Weight
    5 lb 2 oz
    Packed Weight
    5 lb 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Somewhat dissappointing - 2015 version

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    From the picture it seems I have the previous year's version which I think is very similar, but my tent is blue and orange and the poles are blue instead of orange. I expect my gear to last many years, certainly more than one, so I will place my review here - I do not believe there's been a major redesign.

    At first I was very happy with this tent. It's very roomy, very comfortable for a tall person, easy to set up. Though in my version there are two connected long poles, which, while idiot proof, tend to pop out of the hole on one side while you're trying to put in the other side. I'd prefer two separate poles. But no big deal. Another issue is that one clip became very difficult to open after getting dirty, or cold, or something. Annoying when it's minus (a lot) and you're struggling to open it with frozen fingers.

    The tent stood up nicely to strong winds and gusts. It even took on some unexpected snow, a few inches. I doubt it could take on a lot more but then it's not meant to.

    What then is the problem? I camped out on two separate nights in sandy and windy areas. This tent is like a sieve. It provides no barrier whatsoever to the sand. One night, alas, the sand was in a BLM cow grazing area by a river, very heavily and recently used by cows. The sand that filled my tent, my sleeping bag, and all my stuff, was intermixed presumably with cow dung. Best not to dwell on it.

    A tent is supposed to protect the interior. If it doesn't, I could just dispose with it in warm weather and sleep in a sleeping bag.

    That's the problem with this tent.

    Saved my life

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

    The day is April 23rd, 2016. The place - 38 degrees north, 109 West. The wind began to pick up as we packed up for the day and ventured out to explore Arches NP near Moab. I thought it might be prudent to put the cooler in the tent, just in case the wind were to pick up and decimate my guy lines, but decided it should be ok. By noon wind gusts had exceeded 50mph and every campsite we drove by had tents uprooted and rolling around. I thought surely my new Limelight would be another victim and perhaps damaged upon my return to camp, if it was even still there. To my infinite and delighted surprise, the tent was right where I left it. Upright, even. Now I'd like to think it was my expert midshipman's hitch that kept everything in order but, more likely, it was the 2 inches of sand that had managed to blow in under the fly and over the bathtub-style polyester floor. In any case, this thing held up and despite all the sand kept our sleeping bags, pads, and various overnight gear safe for the day. Thanks, Marmot.

    Saved my life

    Love it

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

    As I'm sure we all do, I set this bad boy up the night I got it. The two year old has been telling me he wants to go camping ever since. Sets up quick and easy, light enough for short backpacking trips, spacious enough for me and the kid. Can't wait to really put it to use this coming spring/summer

    Limelight 2p Gets Better.

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I have been using the original Limelight for the past 2 years. It was affordable, durable, and never let rain or snow in when I properly guyed it out (have to admit sometimes I got lazy and didnt use the guy lines, it rained, we got a little wet). My only wish was that it had 2 doors so each of us in the tent could get out without bothering the other one. The major change to the new one is, IT DOES!

    The 2 doors was only scratching the surface of some of the improvements this year. The tent has slightly increased the interior height so a taller person can sit up inside of it. I am 5'8" and I easily had another 6" of space above my head when sitting inside. There is also more space inside the periphery of the tent. So all around the walls now have more vertical space. If you can see the way the poles pull the body of the tent out more near the ends where the last one just arced down.

    The new version also has mesh in better spots on the body of the tent. Before there was a big piece of nylon in the way from looking at the stars and now its more open. Breathability will be about the same, did notice that the new one has 2 small windows to aid in breathability where the last one only had one.

    I set this tent up alone in 15 minutes, with ski gloves on. You could easily cut that in half with another person and in a warmer climate where you dont need gloves! The tent does not come with the guy lines set up on the fly, I recommend setting the tent up at your house, tying all the guy lines on before you are in the field. It does come with self tension plates and again, all this is easier to set up in the comfort of your back yard. I will say that to really keep the wind/rain/snow out you need to have this guyed out at least on the 4 sides. Both doors and then the other 2 ends.

    I feel like people always comment about using a 3-season tent in the winter. With a tent like this you can get away with it. Its light enough to carry on shorter winter backpacking trips and as long as its not going to see really high winds will work just fine. For me this means I always grab this tent before the big expedition tent as long as I can ensure I will have some tree cover and the weather is not calling for snow at 2'/hour.

    Final word is that this tent does weigh a bit more than the Tungsten which is $50 less than the Lime Light (strictly talking 2 person). The 3 person Lime Light is lighter and has more room than the Tungsten 3 person where the 2 person Limelight is heavier but, slightly bigger. The Limelight regardless of how many people will always have a little more height around the periphery so more head space when your laying down. I am really excited for the new Limelight as I fell in love with my older one which did not have 2 doors or as much interior room as this one.

    If you have any more questions or want to see more pictures of this tent set up feel free to send me an email or call my direct line! I am also willing to get into the nitty gritty details of any other tent we have on the site, just let me know which tents you would like to compare.

    Bill Porreca

    Limelight 2p Gets Better.