A sturdy three-season, three-person storm tube for venturing into rain-prone regions.
- Fast Storm Pitch means this tent is designed to be set up quickly and fly-first so that the canopy is never caught out in the rain
- The heavy-duty bathtub floor and durable fly feature waterproof PU coatings and fully taped seams to keep the elements at bay
- Access the 25.5-square-foot front vestibule through the front or side (so you don't have to open it up on the windward side)
- Adjustable vents, a mosquito-mesh side door, and breathable wall fabric ensure your party doesn't overheat in a storm's muggy aftermath
- The side door also features a weather-resistant flap for increased protection
- Featherlight DAC Featherlite poles withstand abuse without adding lots of weight
- Bare Bones fast-pitch option lets you carry just the poles, fly, and footprint to save extra weight on trail (footprint sold separately)
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Smaller inside height than I thought
I have not used this outside yet, but set it up inside (as best as possible, it is not freestanding). I hoped it would be 43" tall on the inside but it is only 37-38". The inner tent is suspended from the outer tent so in theory, the outer tent would be 43" tall. The vestibule is huge (as you would see from the layout). I really like the design and it looks like (at least on paper) a Hilleburg Nammatj 3. Of course it is not the same crazy awesome fabric as the Hille (sylnylon Kerlon 1800), but it does resemble it stat wise (both are 40D body but 70D floor for Marmot and 100D floor for Hille). If it is in fact a Hille knockoff, or inspired, then it should be a great tent. If not, we will see. I will try to get it out this weekend to actually test it. Not a whole lot of info out there on it and nothing on the Marmot website, so fingers crossed :)
Can not find footprint?
Can not find footprint?
Every other website lists this as a 4...
Every other website lists this as a 4 season tent. With 5000mm fly and 10000mm floor (according to marmots website) it would seem that this tent belongs to the 4 season category. Does anyone have experience with this tent in mountaineering conditions?
There really isn't an industry standard to determine the difference between a 3 and 4 season tent. Some sites may list this tent as a 4 season to try and increase the sales of this model. Even on their own website though, Marmot hesitates to classify this tent as one or the other. In general, a 4 season tent tends to be more sturdy, has heavier fabrics and materials, less mesh and breathable fabric for airflow ventilation, and often has pole sleeves as opposed to clips (as this tent does). This tent, with its storm flaps, the 5000mm fly and 10,000mm floor, is on the rugged side as 3-season tents go. But even so, it was designed with ventilation and weight-saving materials in mind, making it less than ideal for winter camping. This isn't to say that you couldn't use this tent as a 4-season... but there are dedicated 4-season tents that would be a better option. If Marmot or Backcountry.com marketed the Widi as a 4 season tent, there would be a lot of dissatisfied winter campers out there.