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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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Wicked Tent

Wicked Tent

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Awesome backpacking tent for beginning with, weatherproof, not to heavy, rugged, fast to pitch, use it wile backpacking around Northern Europe, and had no issues with it. The picture was taken in Norway, over the Arctic Circle, during the midnight sun.

Could some explain pack wait vs trail...

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Could some explain pack wait vs trail wait?

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Packed weight is the weight of all the components, including stuff sacks and such. Trail weight is just the tent components itself, with no bags or stuff sacks.

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

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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.

4 5

wrong fly color

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I've had Marmot tent's before. Always very satisfied. This time I got a green fly instead of the "hatch" color specified. It's going back for a more expensive tent by $60 from Marmot. They're giving me a $30 credit. It's cool. A little inconvenience. 2 vestibules and 5oz. heavier.

5 5

Fa-nominal Tent

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I Bought this tent after comparing many other 2 man tents. I liked this one versus the others because of how much space it had compared to other two mans. It weights a bit more than most, but the extra space is awesome! I actually slept 3 people in the tent with all outside the tent and everyone was tight, but it was comfortable. Footprint and gear loft are an added bonus and i love how simple it is to put together. I've used this in all 3 seasons and i have no complaints. If you can find this on sale like i did for 145 then snatch it up cause its worth every penny.

5 5

Pleasantly surprised.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this tent to backpack with my dog off trail. It is a reasonable weight and actually I put this on his pack. He's a 40lb Border Collie. Construction is solid, nice materials. The floor piece is great! and with the added floor piece this weighed in under 5lbs on my scale. Plenty of room, I'm 6'2" 200lbs. It's a great tent. No need to spend $500 on something that is going to be a slight improvement. Really, the only thing they can improve on is weight, but for under $200 and under 5lbs with the extras, you CANNOT go wrong. Oh, and a lifetime warranty. That sold me.

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I should add, I don't backpack in the winter. I hate the cold. However, we tested this in my backyard in Ohio during the freeze ... if you don't have a proper bag, no tent is going to fight off that freeze. This tent performed as expected. I am quite happy with it.

Is this the newer updated model with the...

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

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My 4 person limelight is a couple years old (bought on clearance here) and it had D-shaped doors and vented fly.

4 season tent for me!

4 season tent for me!

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We just took this out for a two day trip into the NW Peaks Wilderness & it performed flawlessly. It withstood some decent wind & handled two people with all their gear very comfortably.

Fits Perfectly in an 8L Compression Sack

Fits Perfectly in an 8L Compression Sack

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Here is a comparison to the "stock/original" stuff sack compared to the Outdoor Research 8L UltraLight Compression Sack. Turned the Marmot Limelight from a car camping tent into a backcountry camping tent!

Check This Out!

Check This Out!

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The packed size of this tent is less than ideal BUT I found that it fits & compresses perfectly in an 8L Outdoor Research
UltraLight Compression Sack (without the poles or footprint). It now measures 12" x 6 1/2"! Now this tent is perfect.

5 5

Complete tent for a great price.

Although I have not used this tent yet, as it was purchased for a spring boundary water trip, it did match up with every requirement that I was looking for. I wanted a tent that included the footprint and a nice size vestibule. I will update this review in July.

4 5

Great tent for the price!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use this tent for backpacking, mainly because I did not have the money to go with a copper spur or a fly creek. The tent is great for the price and holds up well. It is a little heavier then I wanted, but you can't beat it for the price.

5 5

Great Car Camping Tent!

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

I camped out 42/50 days in the field this summer in this tent and have nothing but great things to say about it! Using 4 stakes for the tent/footprint and 4 stakes for the rain fly/vestibule the tent had no problem holding up through 20-40+ mph gusts and plenty of rain, never letting any moisture inside the tent. I had to setup and breakdown the tent daily and got to the point where I could do it in under 10 minutes by myself.

As far as size goes, it's sold as two man tent however I used it for myself. I would say it would comfortably fit a couple. I'm not sure I'd want be in there with a friend. For two full size guys and gear I'd probably go with the 3P.

I haven't had the opportunity to backpack with it yet but at just under 5 lbs trail weight it might be a little heavy for one person with the rest of your gear. Split between two people I don't see it being a concern.

The footprint and gear loft is a really nice addition too. The foot print reduces the wear on the bottom of the tent as well as putting a little bit more layer between you and the earth. And while the gear loft looks small at first, I found it very useful and was putting things in it like my headlamp for an overhead light, cell phone, and airing out clothes.

The vestibule is just big enough for a couple pair of boots or maybe a smaller pack. I don't think it would comfortably cover multiple 50+ liter bags. But if you use the tent as a one person it's more than enough.

I couldn't be happier with this purchase and look forward to another 40+ days in it.

Coyote Gulch, Utah

Coyote Gulch, Utah

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Limelight 2 tent at Jacob Hamblin Arch in Coyote Gulch, Utah.

4 5

Twilight tent-two person-3 season.

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

Looks a great tent for all round use. Light weight and functional.
But could use less no- see-um and more fabric inner tent to keep out the cold in winter conditions.

Im looking for lightweight tent to use for...

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Im looking for lightweight tent to use for hauling on my motorcycle when i go camping.I just camping in the outer banks and the wind was beating my generic dome tent apart.

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Hey Tom,

This is a very solid 3-season tent that will definitely perform better in storms than your generic tent. This tent is fairly lightweight, though there are certainly other, lighter options out there. If you want to grab some more suggestions you should chat or call in and one of our Gearheads would love to help out.

5 5

Love It

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I absolutely love this tent and I think Marmot offers a great product for the price. It is easy to construct, durable, fairly light weight, does not leak, comes with the footprint and gear loft, and is more roomy than many 2 person tents on the market. One feature that I would use and I wish this tent offered is a second door although I understand they did not design a second door to decrease the weight.

3 5

Its... OK.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I spent about 70 consecutive nights in this tent, mostly in car camping situations, but with several weeks of backpacking as well. I bought this tent on the road under limited options when my previous tent (msr hubba hubba) bit the dust in a windstorm after years of abuse.
Pros: The limelight is attractive, incredibly easy to set up, and is sold at a pretty good value. I like the pockets and gear loft, and appreciate that the footprint is included. The tent appears to be fairly strong in windy situation, and leaking was never a problem.
Cons: This tent is NOT durable. Almost immediately the hub that holds the poles together broke. We re-wired with zipties. Next up, the fly zipper started snagging. How irritating! The orange color is also rather not stealthy.

5 5

Love this tent

Love the simplicity of this tent. Two long poles that are connected in the middle (so pretty much one pole) makes it so easy to set up. You can get the whole tent set up with the rain fly on in under 2 or 3 minutes. Last time I used it was on a river trip and we were in a downpour all night and didn't get the least bit wet inside. With a gear loft and footprint included, it's a wonderful tent for its price.

3 5

Does the job

This is the definition of a "meh" tent. Does it do the job? Sure. Is it tall as hell and a little bit of wind will wake you up constantly? Yeah, that too.

Honestly. At this price point, I'll much rather go with the Phoenix tent, about a pound lighter, not as high (which again, makes wind less problematic) and gets to be put together much much faster.

http://www.backcountry.com/the-north-face-phoenix-2-tent-2-person-3-season-tnf6051

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