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Make sure you have the Marmot Twilight Tent on your backpacking trip, so you don't dread time in camp if a storm hits.

Large double vestibules, two doors, and tons of interior space make the Marmot Twilight 2-Person 3-Season Tent a top choice for rainy days in camp. The Twilight Tent easily holds your backpacks, shoes, and other gear under the 21.7sq feet of vestibule space, and the steep end walls allow campers to sit up for an intense card game. Marmot used a clip pole system on this double-wall tent to make setup fast and simple because seconds count when rain starts soaking your gear.

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Marmot Twilight

Marmot Twilight

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My dog Charlie

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This pic was taken the next morning after a horrible thunderstorm with 50 mph wind gusts and about three inches of rain in a few hours. She took a little abuse but some other tents in the campground were demolished.

5 5

My Castle

I couldn't be happier with this tent. I have had it in 40-50 mph wind gusts and when other tents were ripped apart this bad boy was standing tall. I have had it about a year and camped in some nasty storms and never got any water inside.

It is nice to have (2) large vesitibules and it makes it much easier for each person to have their own door. It took me a few minutes the first time I set it up but now I can have it ready in no time. Without the rain fly this tent is basically mesh walls.

Comes with a gear loft and footprint that are extra with most tents. You will not be disappointed in this product.

2 5

Deceiving

The photo of the Twilight displayed is the 3P model, so I'm not sure how anyone over 5'10" can possibly be comfortable in the 2P Twilight! I'm 5'6" and felt comfortable by myself, but there is no way I'd add a second person.. I don't like brushing up against the tent wall and with 2 people there isn't a choice. At any rate, I appreciate all the positive reviews that led up to my decision.. I did like the setup of the Twilight versus my North Face Talus 23; it was a breeze. Also, there really isn't 2 poles... it's an entire 3 point bungee skeleton which actually ends up being a little bulky compared to standard bungee poles.

5 5

I'm a big fan

Overall: Performance and comfortability in one. Great value, even at $250.

Took the Twilight out for the first time last weekend in Florida, just off the St. Johns River, with weather dipping into the high-30s at night. Stayed super comfortable. The tent is a great size for two people (meaning two friends can camp together without discovering a new sense of intimacy). I'm 6' tall and had ceiling enough to pack up my sleeping bag and pad in the morning without much hassle, even with the gear loft there. The included footprint and gear loft are a major plus. Pocket space along the head wall and off the shoulder, combined with the gear loft, makes for plenty of space to stash your nighttime conveniences. The vestibules offer ample space to store my 70L pack, boots and camp shoes overnight without cluttering the in/out path. The window lets you gauge the weather and time of morning without having to open the tent--at the same time it's small enough to grant some privacy to those inside. The tent/fly are solid; despite moderate breeziness coming off the river throughout the night, we never heard any rustling or flapping. In the morning, when I opened up the tent door, I could feel the ground-level cold air pour in to the tent, meaning that the nylon tent material does offer some protection from the cold. With our 15* bags and sleeping pads, we were nice and warm and never felt a chill. We used the included stakes, which worked fine. I think one is a little bent but they got the job done. The tent is a breeze to set up. We can set it up within 5 minutes. If conditions are unfavorable, you can set up the fly/ground pad before putting up the actual tent to keep it all dry. You can also move the tent once it's set up. Plenty of tie-down points should make it rock-solid in windy conditions. The reflective material on the logos makes for easy locating when dark.

Minor gripe: The tent comes seam sealed from the factory, but during the night I think I must have shuffled around until my feet pressed the tent material against the fly, such that the condensation on the fly came through the tent and we had about five drops of water at the foot inside my side of the tent in the morning. We mopped it up with a square of toilet paper, but I will be applying some waterproofing to that section before going out again.

I'm a big fan

The first question is stolen from another...

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The first question is stolen from another reviewer on another tent:
1. Is it possible to break down the tent body while leaving the fly and poles standing, such as in the case of a rainstorm?
2. How's the fly on condensation mitigation? How's the tent on condensation overall?
3. Is it possible for the floor of this tent (or really any 'waterproof' tent) to loose it waterproofing? Also, is it even necessary, or even possible, to apply a re-waterproofing agent like nikwax?

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My reply has to do with tents in general.

First, I do not know the answer to your first question, for I do not own this particular tent, sorry. I can only say the evil rain sometime forces you to break the tent down in it -- sad but true.

Second, regarding condensation -- I have not had a tent yet which, in certain conditions, did not accumulate some condensation. It's really based on weather conditions in general, and how vented your tent is, and how many people are inside the tent itself. I have a 20-year old North Face Bull Frog, and it has from time to time had condensation build up on the inside fly, but it never condensed enough to drip on to and through the tent itself (but did have a few drop fall on to the tent, but did not seep through on to me). I do however spray waterproofing on to my tent itself, and it helps without question.

Third, my 20-year old North Face tent floor is still as water-proof as the day I bought it! No treatment necessary. ALWAYS USE A GROUND CLOTH, i.e., "foot print" to protect the floor of your tent. ALWAYS INVEST IN THE FOOT PRINT -- TO NOT IS BEING PENNY-WISE AND POUND-FOOLISH.

One last helpful hint: For the BEST SEAM SEALER, USE A PRODUCT CALLED "SEAM-GRIP", IT IS THE BEST, AND ALL ELSE IS JUNK. Take it from a veteran camper, I have used everything, and seam-grip is the only thing that really works. (Zoom in on the pic to the left and take a look. It is not the cheapest, but then again you get what you pay for.

Good Luck!

My reply has to do with tents in general. <br/>  <br/> First, I do not know the answer to your first question, for I do not own this particular tent, sorry.  I can only say the evil rain sometime forces you to break the tent down in it -- sad but true. <br/>  <br/> Second, regarding condensation -- I have not had a tent yet which, in certain conditions, did not accumulate some condensation.  It's really based on weather conditions in general, and how vented your tent is, and how many people are inside the tent itself.  I have a 20-year old North Face Bull Frog, and it has from time to time had condensation build up on the inside fly, but it never condensed enough to drip on to and through the tent itself (but did have a few drop fall on to the tent, but did not seep through on to me). I do however spray waterproofing on to my tent itself, and it helps without question.  <br/>  <br/> Third, my 20-year old North Face tent floor is still as water-proof as the day I bought it! No treatment necessary.  ALWAYS USE A GROUND CLOTH, i.e., "foot print" to protect the floor of your tent.  ALWAYS INVEST IN THE FOOT PRINT -- TO NOT IS BEING PENNY-WISE AND POUND-FOOLISH. <br/>  <br/> One last helpful hint:  For the BEST SEAM SEALER, USE A PRODUCT CALLED "SEAM-GRIP", IT IS THE BEST, AND ALL ELSE IS JUNK. Take it from a veteran camper, I have used everything, and seam-grip is the only thing that really works. (Zoom in on the pic to the left and take a look.  It is not the cheapest, but then again you get what you pay for. <br/>  <br/> Good Luck!
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For the condensation, just about any tent with a rain fly on will get some. This tent is no exception but it certainly is not very much. As for the floor, I always use the footprint and have never had water in the floor.

5 5

Great Tent

This tent is easy to set up and I used it this summer in a complete downpour. I was the only dry guy in the morning (beside the whimps in the camper). Superb waterproof tent.

5 5

home sweet home

I love my tent!
On my first solo long distance hike, I got lost, and wandered in the woods for days. I was extremely thankful for my tent which was a breeze to set up, and take down, had no condensation, was big enough for me to bring everything inside the tent with me, and cozy enough to make me feel safe even alone and lost.
This tent was worth more than the money I paid for it, my only tiny drawback is the stuffsack which is huge compared to the stuffing ability of the tent.
I will never leave home without it again, or a map and compass for that matter!

home sweet home
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Maybe you should invest in a gps device or even better a map reading class.

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Sometimes getting lost (especially with proper gear) can be a lot of fun!

Anybody else have trouble with the fly not...

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Anybody else have trouble with the fly not totally covering the corners? The fly attaches to clips at the corners but even using the guide lines and stretching it super tight I can't seem to keep all 4 corners under the fly. We haven't gotten wet, yet, but seems like a poor design, or maybe we just got a lemon.

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There is about 4-6 inches of space from the rain fly to the ground but that part of the tent is not mesh so you shouldn't get any water in there. I have never had any problems.

5 5

Twilight 2

Just tested out this tent on a short trip with this tent with a friend (two guys about 5'11") and slept great. We both loved the tent and there was more than enough room. There are four side pockets in addition to the gear loft, which are nice to store stuff. The only thing I wasn't super stoked on was the pack size and weight, could be lighter but for the price it's great. Because of the double vestibule the fly is pretty big/heavy so if you don't think it's going to rain you could save a lot of weight by leaving that behind. The pole system works great and was super easy to set up, I set it up by myself with the fly in about 4-5 minutes for the first time, minus all the ties. There is a cool feature with the fly that allows you to open up a vent hole up top for ventilation and the window is pretty cool too.

5 5

Wonderful!

This is a great tent! I have taken it camping a couple times and have fallen for it. It is very easy to construct with one person (it takes me about 5-7 minutes). I was warm and had plenty of room with my hiking buddy in there too. He is 6'2" 180 and I am 5'11" 160. We were both comfortable and the good sized vestibule space helped save room inside. The viewing window helps to check our surroundings and weather. The construction seems sturdy and I'm sure I will have this tent for many years to come!

Marmot Twilight 2P tent

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Curly from Marmot shows the features of the Twilight 2 person tent.

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This video is worth the look if you are interested in this tent.

5 5

Great Backpacking Tent

Just finished a 6 day backpacking trip in the Smokies with this tent. Loved the single pole design. Very quick and easy to set up after a long hike, you just start unfolding the single pole and they all begin to click together on their own. Packed the components seperatley in 2 different packs. Only complaint I have as a tall guy, 6ft, is that with the gear loft in it is almost impossible to sit up straight in the tent. Great vestibule space but it can be difficult to reach the end of the zipper. Love this tent for backpacking but would look for something a bit roomier for front country camping. No condensation problems and no issues with difficult weather at all. Highly recommended.

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Glad to hear this Gear junkie. My twilight is enroute. Heading out on the AT long weekend in May for a 3day from Cantunk to Monson ME. I don't think I'll be patient enough to wait that long to try it out, so I'll do an overnighter out on the Fundy Footpath, just for fun.

2 Questions: Does the advertised 5lbs 9oz...

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2 Questions: Does the advertised 5lbs 9oz include the weight of the footprint and gearloft? Second, is this vestibule style suitable for cooking in? I really like this style of tent, but am concerned about the way the vestibule is set up for rainy days in camp. Also considering the Big Agnes Emerald Mountain, but would prefer to save money! I do, however want something I can backpack myself when necessary. Thanks!

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The 5 lb 9 oz weight does not include the weight of the footprint and gear loft. This tent has 2 vestibules, each with 10.5 square feet of space, which is tight but doable for cooking if you are careful.

How does this tent hold up to high winds...

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How does this tent hold up to high winds and maybe the occasional snow storm?

I'm really looking for a 3+ season tent and this seems to be a good compromise between the 3 and 4 season tents. My main use will be spring-fall camping with a trek into the backcountry in the winter every now and then.

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The tent holds up very well in high winds but keep in mind that the entire tent body is mesh and covered by the rainfly. You can use this in winter but it certainly is not a 3+ or 4 season tent.

Would this tent be big enough for me (5'8"),...

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Would this tent be big enough for me (5'8"), girlfriend, and medium sized dog?

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Should be good if your dog is 40-60 lbs. It will be a bit tight though so I hope you like her!

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I am 195 pounds, my wife is 125 pounds and my dog Charlie is 70 pounds. We can all 3 fit but to be honest it is getting a little crowded.

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PARENKIE summit 1736 m GORGANY MOUNTAINS

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5 5

good tent

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5 5

marmot tent

Where do I start with this tent,Ive had it for 3 years now,and have camped it many times and have had all great luck..Ive certainly put it through too many test weather wise to put down in this reveiw,but let me share one with you..I spent several months in the elk mountain range in colorados rocky mountains between spring and winter,through the pounding rains and 50 mile an hour winds of monsoon,to the blazing sunny afternoons and fridged wet and cold of fall,and finally ice and snow of early winter..not once did the weather compromise this shelter,it stayed solid and waterproof through it all....great tent..

After the DuskTwilight

After the DuskTwilight

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Lit from inside one evening, in the outdoors.

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