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Marmot Halo 6-Person Tent

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    23 Reviews


    When you need more room, pitch the Marmot Halo Tent.

    The Marmot Halo Tent's extra-large interior easily holds all six members of your family during a weekend trip, and its four-pole design withstands a stormy day in a remote base camp. Marmot used a double-door, double-vestibule design to allow easy entry as well as provide tons of out-of-the-rain storage space for boots and packs. The 81in interior height allows a six-foot person to easily stand up straight in the middle. Needless to say, there will be plenty of room for card games when you're stuck in the Halo Tent during a three-day storm.

    • Item #MAR1109

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 68D polyester ripstop, PU coating (1800mm), [body] 68D polyester ripstop, 40D polyester no-see-um mesh, [floor] 70D nylon, PU coating (3000mm)
    Wall Type
    DAC DA17 aluminum (12mm)
    Pole Attachment
    clip and sleeve
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    [front] 32 sq ft, [rear] 32 sq ft
    ceiling vents
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    81 in
    Floor Dimensions
    120 x 120 in
    Floor Space
    100 sq ft
    Packed Size
    25 x 14 in
    Trail Weight
    19 lb 7 oz
    Packed Weight
    18 lb 15 oz
    Recommended Use
    family camping, camping
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Solid tent, plenty of room

      First off, I would recommend going over any of the seams with a zipper right when you receive the tent. One of the side vent panels in mine had a seam that had been folded over and the stitching was only holding the mesh vent panel to the tent body. I didn't see this within Backcountry's return period so I had to go through Marmot's warranty program. Good news is that it was easy to set up, they paid shipping both ways, and their warranty site shows you the work they are doing. I had it back in my hands less than three weeks after I dropped it off at FedEx. The initial setup was slow via email (a few days in between) but I chose that method so I could include pictures from the get go.

      As for the tent, I've had no problems at all. This is being used as a comfy tent and won't see much abuse. Plenty of room for a queen size air mattress (which fits through the door inflated), moto gear bags, and everything the dog wants to bring along. The tent poles don't seem flimsy at all but I can see them bending if they are handled from the very end (think what happens when you extend a tape measure too far). This thing is almost 7ft tall in the center and has a 10x10ft footprint, the poles are extremely long. I use the 'halo' pole to tie off a clothesline to and there was no concern for stability.

      Picture below is the Halo 6 (no rain fly) next to my old Marmot Titan 3P (with rain fly). This thing is massive!

      Solid tent, plenty of room

      At least it has a great warranty

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

      I really hope I can update this review later on and add more stars but as of right now, I have a really sour taste in my mouth which is such a bummer!!

      We have two big dogs (husky and wirehaired pointer) and a toddler along with my husband and I, so we purchased this tent so we would have plenty of room to sleep comfortably, and fit a pack n' play if needed. It is excellent for that! Tons of room, and great head room!

      Here is the bummer part... I have literally only set up this tent twice, and had to cut our camping trip short...

      The first time I set it up, I was in our backyard just to see how big it was and how to set it up and get familiar with it.. and a pole bent! It made the tent lean to one side, so that was a total bummer and showed me how not durable the poles are if you only set it up once and that happens.

      I figured it would still be okay, so we took it up camping the following weekend, and set it up there, and one more of the smaller poles (halo part) bent as well!! AND we go two rips in the tent too. One of the clips to attach the poles to the tent just ripped right off... total bummer! We just packed up and left we were so bugged by it.

      So I hit up Marmot about this, and they hooked it up, I sent back the tent to them, and they repaired it in about two-three weeks time for me. I just got it back the other day, and we are planning to take it out camping this weekend. So I really hope I can provide an update with better stars and a more raving review about this tent. I SO wanted to love it, but right now I am torn, just like my tent.

      *** Follow Up- added a star!***

      Like the title of this review, Marmot has one of the best warranty departments I have ever had to work with! I really really love their company for that reason! It was super easy to submit a warranty issue and send the product to them, the repaired it in a couple weeks, and sent it back to me all fixed up!

      I am very impressed with the quality of their repairs, it is as if the rips didn't happen, and the tent is like new again which is awesome!

      We took out the tent on a family camping trip, and it was a lot of fun! The tent is super spacious and fits us all really well with some room to spare. I love that I can stand up in the tent and walk around comfortably!

      It was pretty windy when we went camping once, and it doesn't hold up well in wind, which I kind of expected since it is a taller tent, and will just grab that wind easily. But other than that, we really have enjoyed this tent now that it is repaired!

      Thank you Marmot!! <3

      At least it has a great warranty

      Great Product - Even Better Service! rules. I was setting up my new tent for the first time and accidentally bent one of the poles and created a slight tear in the material at the same time. I was distraught as it was the initial erection. I knew I had done something wrong setting it up, and now the tent was messed up. I contacted this morning, and via chat was able to set up a replacement at no charge within 5 minutes. Love Backcountry!

        AMAZING tent!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This was my first 'serious' tent purchase, all previous tents being small and cheap. I was hesitant to spend the money, but after researching many 6-person tents, my husband and I decided on the Halo 6 for several reasons. First was quality, and boy has this tent delivered. The full rain fly has been put to the test and I'm happy to report that we stayed completely dry. The poles are extremely sturdy and the tent and fly material is rugged. This tent is so easy to set-up, I've done it by myself several times. Second, we needed a tent with some height as my husband is 6'. He can comfortably stand in the tent with a lamp hanging in the middle with plenty of room to spare. Finally, we needed floor space. It's just the 2 of us, but we have 2 full size dogs. A queen air mattress and the dogs bedding all fits with room to spare for our gear. 2 fairly good sized vestibules helps out a lot as well.

        The poles that hold the rain fly off the tent do a good job at letting fresh air circulate in. I hope to never have to use the lifetime manufacturers warranty, however it's nice knowing it's there if needed. This is by far the best tent we've owned! I've already recommended it to several friends.

        AMAZING tent!

        Great option for families car camping

          First off, this tent is big in the stuff sack, so definitely not for backpacking. But for a group of 3-4 car camping, it's a great option. I'm 6'3" and can stand in the middle with room to spare. Have only used it one night so far, but I was able to set it up with my 10 year old and it maybe took 10 minutes. Love all the vents you can open and they double as pockets. Speaking of pockets, a ton of them at both sides. Poles are good quality, as are the stakes. Using wider type air mattresses, the floor space gets a bit tight for four people. Seems like it would be very good in the rain with the high peak angle.

          Awesome for Glamping...

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This tent isn't my normal style, which is lightweight backpacking, but I needed a new car-camping tent to use as a base station in a campground when I was on a work detail most of the summer back in 2013. It's gigantic! Almost embarrassingly so, but it was great for long periods away from home since I could comfortably fit all my gear plus a table and chair and have a refuge to hang out in during inclement weather. And while the description says a 6' person can stand in it, that's an understatement, because my 6'5" husband can stand in it with plenty of headroom. We've been using it both as a base station for work trips to some property we own in Northwestern Montana, and also as a backyard 'guest room' for overflow sleeping space in the summer. It's so large and comfy that guests actually enjoy it. It's also sturdy in a storm, and very stable even in high winds. Have stayed it in a couple of downpours with wind-driven rain and stayed perfectly dry. My only complaint is the webbing on two of the corners where the stakes poke through the grommet is starting to show some wear around the edges of the grommet. I think the grommet is a long way from pulling out of the webbing, but even if it does, I'm not really worried as Marmot is typically great about standing behind their products. Also, a person buying it should be aware that this tent is 10'x10' with two 4' vestibules, and it may not handily fit in some regular tent sites in National and State park campgrounds.

          Awesome for Glamping...

          A great beast of a family tent

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

          This thing is a beast - in a great way.
          My family got it last year and used for 3 nights in Mendocino area for our first time family car camping. Little ones then were under a year and just shy of 3 years plus mom and dad. With our gear, bags, pack-n-play all inside, we have tons of room to play around in, inside games, stand up, and stow items away. Yes, it is huge. And yes, it takes lots of space in a campsite pad. But it is perfect for car camping for a family. Very happy with the purchase. Pricy, but given that I'm taking my little ones into the outdoors, I want it to be cozy, fun and safe. Definitely recommend the tent.

          Everything we hoped for!

            After much research I finally went with my gut and chose this tent for my family of 5. With 3 children ranging from 8 mo to almost 5 yrs we still had plenty of room in this. We love the color and design. We didn't have any issues with poles bending during setup as others have said. I'll definitely be looking for more marmot products in the future.

            Everything we hoped for!

            Best Car Camping Tent

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

            This tent is awesome! Hands down my favorite. Took it out first day I had it and its super easy to put up. really stable and you can tell its something durable. Really impressed so far and stoked to use it again. This thing is huge and plenty of room to hang out in if the weather turns south. Also the vestibules are really spacious. We were able to get a large dog crate in the vestibule and there was still a little room to open the door to let them out. If your looking for tent this size look no more. Hands down its the best tent and will not disappoint.

            My first "serious" camping tent (Family)

              I haven't yet camped in this, but was excited to set it up for a test run in the backyard. Because I was having trouble visualizing the reality of the floorspace inside the tent, I threw some real-life family camping props into the tent and took some photos. Included were a queen-size sleeping bag, two kiddie-size bags (54"x 22") and the mat from the Pack 'n' Play crib. In the vestibule, I put two 30 gallon totes, and about three 16 gallon totes. (I'm thinking I will actually keep our clothes out here in the totes, as it seems many duffles in the tent will make for some crowded conditions -- let me know if you've tried this). Hope this helps put size in perspective. I may increase my rating once I've actually tried it in the "wilds" of the WI park system.

              My first "serious" camping tent (Family)

              Favorite Purchase

                We have a family of 4 and this works perfectly with 2 kids blow up mattresses and a queen blow up mattress. Were in a massive windstorm in CO and it held up like a beauty!

                The extra cover/porch was just big enough for us to put fold out chairs and enjoy the tent while the wind blew everyone to Kansas.

                Favorite Purchase

                Great headroom for a tall person

                  Great tent, easy to pitch, hard to fault in any way. The best thing about it is the headroom. I'm 6'3" and I can stand up in the tent without my head touching the roof. Comfortably had 2 adults, 2 kids and a dog in the tent with plenty of room.

                  A Nice Tent But,....

                    I bought as a replacement for a Kelty that was showing it's age. It's main use is family car camping. We're a family of four with a 4 year old and a 6 year old. The tent is intuitive and easy to put up. I can have it up in about 10 minutes by myself. The tent is roomy enough for all four of us(feels larger than a 10x10), the ventilation seems to be ok, but we haven't used it in the summer months, yet. The side ventilation is nice! I love the large double vestibules...the only thing I wish is that at least one of the vestibules had a window. There are lots of storage pockets in the inside of tent, probably more than we'd ever use. It has rained on us twice and it did it's job by keeping us nice and leaks!. But, on our last trip...we knew a cold front was coming through with possible windy conditions so, I had the tent fully guyed out. In the early morning hours we were awaken when the strong winds and driving rain came in...the side facing the wind collapsed! I would later find out the tent poles facing the wind had bent at almost 90 degree angles and also bending the Halo poles. I was quite disappointed! But, knowing the Marmot brand (i've owned several of their backpacking tents and still have a Limelight2 that I use), I thought perhaps there may have been a defect in the poles or was just too big of storm for a tent this large to handle? Anyway, after pondering whether to replace the tent with another brand...I decided to stick with the Halo 6. We found out, except for that one storm, we were really loving this tent! I was looking into replacing the damaged poles and quickly found out about Backcountry's 100% satisfaction policy. So, instead of replacing the poles...Backcountry sent me a brand new Halo 6. How's that for customer service! We haven't used the new Halo 6 yet but, I'll be glad to update if any issues pop up. But for now, I'm very pleased. I'd recommend the tent. I'm giving it 4 stars eventhough we had one bad event while using it.

                    We've used the tent several times since my original review. We continue to enjoy the tent with zero problems. We've been huddled down in it in a few FL thunderstorms without and leaks or issues with the poles. As a family car camping tent I would highly recommend the Marmot Halo 6. I give it 5 Stars, now!

                    Awsome tent

                      Finally got to use Our new Marmot Halo 6 tent, and it preformed very well. Set up is simple, but best with 2 people, as the tent is tall, and the fly is difficult to apply alone. We set up in the rain, and 45MPH gusts of wind. Once set up, the tent was stable, and rain proof, through 2 days of gusty wind and rain, while other tents toppled over, or leaked. We are very happy with this tent, and would recommend it to others to buy. The quality seems very high, and the design is very roomy and spacious. 6 people might be a little crowded, but with the 2 large vestibles, there is plenty of extra storage sheltered from the elements mother nature has in mind.

                      Awsome tent

                      Sweet Tent

                        Awesome the vertical sides thanks to the halo. Makes it so much easier in the morning when you are sore or stiff from the day before.

                        My kids especially love how big the tent is.

                        Super easy it is to put up even in the wind. I always end up putting it up by myself and letting everybody start exploring.

                        How does the Halo 6P compare to the Limestone 6P. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the two in comparison?

                        The main difference between the two is the size and weight, The halo has a larger interior space and vestibule. Its also heavier and has a larger pack size.

                        The advantage of the limestone is that its smaller and cheaper, plus it is lighter then the halo.

                        The Halo would be better for car camping with more people/stuff. The limestone would be a better hiking tent because of the size and weight.

                        The Halo is also orange, so when the natural light comes through the tent the interior will light up orange, where as the limestone will have a more natural light if you get the white walled version.

                        Is a custom fit floor-liner available for...

                        Is a custom fit floor-liner available for the Halo 6?

                        Is there a hanging loop in the center of...

                        Is there a hanging loop in the center of the tent ceiling so we can hang a latern from it?

                        So this tent is 10' by 10' correct? How...

                        So this tent is 10' by 10' correct? How much usable room is in this tent? I have a Double or Queen sized air mattress, will there be room for extras inside? We plan on having a few kids in the near future and don't want to have to replace the tent right away. Just got it and with it being winter can't put it up to check yet.

                        with any tent, your not going to get the full 10by10, the walls being slanted in cuts of bit of use able space, with a twin and a queen i think you will completely fill the floor of your tent and leave yourself with little to no room for gear etc. a much easier way to go would be you and your wife take the air matress and the kids can sleep on ground pads, which will save alot of room

                        like the specs say, you will have approx 100+/- Sq.Ft. of "usable space". with this tent you also have the additional storage area in the vestibule area. i have spent time in one however i own mountain hardware and TNF tents. with this tent, it is cool how the poles actually push outward, giving even a bit more room. one thing i would have wanted would be more gear loops inside. hope this helps.

                        I just received this tent and set it up outside (haven't actually slept in it yet). By my measurements, the interior dimensions seem closer to 9'6" x 9'6". It's 10' x10' if you measure from grommet to grommet on the corner straps. Here's a queen-size sleeping bag, 2 kid sacks, and a pack n play mat. Leaves a little room to walk and maybe some for a dog or your actual luggage. The vestibules are pretty large though.

                        I just received this tent and set it up outside (haven't actually slept in it yet).  By my measurements, the interior dimensions seem closer to 9'6" x 9'6".  It's 10' x10' if you measure from grommet to grommet on the corner straps.  Here's a queen-size sleeping bag, 2 kid sacks, and a pack n play mat.  Leaves a little room to walk and  maybe some for a dog or your actual luggage.  The vestibules are pretty large though.

                        I live in Houston and do most of my camping...

                        I live in Houston and do most of my camping in Texas. During the
                        summer it gets up 100+ degrees. How is the ventilation in this tent? Let me know If you have any other suggestions on other tents that would be good in Texas.

                        How are the stakes that come with the tent?...

                        How are the stakes that come with the tent? Should I get groundhog stakes to replace them if they are not that great?

                        How many vestibules does the Halo-6 have? Can...

                        How many vestibules does the Halo-6 have?
                        Can a 5'10" individual stand in the tent if not in the middle?

                        Best Answer

                        2 vestibules. The center of the tent is 6'5" but the halo design keeps the walls mostly vertical. Dude in this video doesn't state how tall he is, but he is jumping around inside this tent and gives a pretty thorough review:
                        Hope it helps!

                        I heard the 100sq ft floor is actually...

                        I heard the 100sq ft floor is actually smaller. That marmot might have measured the floor material instead of the acutal area. I need to make the wife happy and she will not be happy unless I can get a queen size air mattress and a pack and play in this tent. Now Her current tent is 1900 sq ft but broke last trip but a bunch of space is not used cause of the way the ends of that tent tapered down to the small side doors. If this tent will not work what are some other tents I should look at.

                        Can the vesitbules be used without the...

                        Can the vesitbules be used without the rainfly? Or is it all integrated?

                        Does it come with a foot print/tarp? Do...

                        Does it come with a foot print/tarp?
                        Do they sell one that is for it?
                        How does it do in rain, wind, condensation?
                        How are the zippers after use with multiple times?
                        How easy does the manufacturer make it to fix problems, repair poles/rods/rips/tears/zippers/clips? How good is the lifetime warranty?
                        Does it come in a bag that is easy to carry? Several bags?
                        What is the sleeping pattern?
                        Never heard of manufacturer, what kind of reputation does Marmot have?

                        Best Answer

                        I'm not sure if I can get all of these, but I'll give it a shot.

                        - It does not come with a footprint, but there is one for it on this site, item #MAR1110. Just put that in the search bar and hit enter.

                        - It will do an excellent job in rain, wind (up to probably 35-40 if you guy it out), and condensation.

                        - The zippers are very durable and will last a long time, but the fastest killers of zipper are sand (usually not a problem) and stepping on them. Make it very very clear that no one can step on the zippers, teeth or sliders, ever.

                        - Marmot's warranty is quite good, and can be seen here:

                        - It comes in one bag, a cylinder 25 inches long and 14 across and 19 pounds, so you can judged for yourself whether that's easy to carry.

                        - The sleeping pattern for big square tents like this is usually two people across at the head and feet, and four people side by side in the middle.

                        - I'm quite surprised that you haven't heard of Marmot, they have a fantastic reputation for jackets, tents, and other soft goods.

                        Besides, if anything goes wrong with the tent, whether Marmot covers it or not, you can always return it to Backcountry for a full refund. Any time, any condition. That's why Backcountry has 73,000 registered customers.

                        When are you anticipating that the Marmot...

                        When are you anticipating that the Marmot Halo 6-Person Tent will become available again? We want to buy by Spring Break.

                        ARE THESE IN STOCK YET?

                        ARE THESE IN STOCK YET?

                        How many people does it take to set up...

                        How many people does it take to set up this tent?

                        when will these be available again. I have...

                        when will these be available again. I have been looking to get this tents for 3-4 months and no one has it.

                        Is this tent available to buy right now?...

                        Is this tent available to buy right now? I have been told Marmot is only making 100 and if I am lucky I can get one but not until January 09. Is this true?

                        Is this tent warm enough for a light snow...

                        Is this tent warm enough for a light snow fall?