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Marmot Limelight Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

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Limelight Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

Setting up a tent shouldn't feel like you're wrangling with an ornery and generously-sized longhorn bull, so keep it simple with the Marmot Limelight 3P Tent. Its color-coded clips and poles make for easy set ups, and the Marmot Zone construction offers more livable space so you can comfortably kick back after a day spent fishing, hiking, or mountain biking. Additionally, Marmot hooked the Limelight up with a mesh canopy for stargazing fiends, while the seam-taped fly repels those frequent summer rainstorms or unexpected dust storms. Not to mention, the added mesh fly vents ensure your little home-on-the-go stays cool during those hot and muggy nights when the bugs are out. And of course, the large D-shaped door makes it a whole lot easier to get out when you need to take a 3am bathroom break.

  • A homey, 3-person tent for 3-season camping
  • Waterproof fly and bathtub floor offer protection
  • No-see-um mesh canopy ensures ample comfort
  • Generous size accommodates friends or dogs
  • One door boasts large size for easy in-and-out
  • Vestibule protects gear from elements
  • Footprint is included
  • Item #MAR014U

Material
[fly] 68D polyester taffeta, [canopy] 40D No-see-um mesh, polyester mesh, [floor] 68D polyester taffeta
Capacity
3-person
Season
3-season
Wall Type
double
Freestanding
yes
Poles
DAC Pressfit (9mm), Velocity aluminum (8.5mm)
Pole Attachment
clip
Number of Doors
2
Number of Vestibules
2
Vestibule Space
11.3sq ft, 7.5sq ft
Ventilation
mesh walls
Seams
fully taped
Interior Height
48in
Floor Dimensions
48 x 68 x 90in
Floor Space
42.5sq ft
Packed Size
22 x 8in
Trail Weight
6lb
Packed Weight
6lb 11oz
Recommended Use
camping
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Versatile tent

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
3 person

I ordered this tent for comfortable 2 person camping with the potential for bringing along k9 companions. It did not disappoint. Its very easy to set up and take down and the weight isn’t too bad considering it’s a 3 person. Splitting it up and sharing the load makes for cushy backpacking. My inflatable air mattress fits snugly and this has also become my new favorite car camper. It’s a well thought out tent, and in my opinion, the best bang for your buck. You won’t be disappointed.

>Rating: 5

Fabulous Tent

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

LOVE THIS TENT. Sturdy, light, cheerful (in orange). First night in it, it held up great in a huge rain storm and hailstorm. Very durable. I am very happy and would 100% recommend this tent to friend. It’s true to size. Three people tightly or a cushy two person tent. The vents are great. Also great value with the ground cloth and fly included.

>Rating: 4

Great Tent!

Size Bought
3P
Height
6` 2"
Weight
180 lbs

I bought this tent 3 years ago and I have used it many times since. Its held up from any climate: Montana Late Fall, East Coast Winters, and Blistering Blue Ridge Summers. My only wish at times was its a bit lighter, but that being said, my pup and I have plenty of room for post-hike snuggles.

>Rating: 5

My home away from home

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 4"
Weight
175 lbs

We originally purchased this tent for doing some back country camping. I figured for the husband and I (and the dog) there would be plenty of room. The great dane thought otherwise. So the dog and I get the tent and the hubby puts up his hammock (which he enjoys more any way so it's a win-win). There's plenty of room for all our gear and if it's really gross out we do all fit, much to his majesty's dislike, but since adding two more dogs to the family... We did upgrade to a much larger tent to car camp, but I'll be getting another one of these tents for the hubby and we'll switch who gets what set of dogs at night.

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>Rating: 5

Easy Set Up

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

We've had this tent for almost three years now. It has survived a thunderstorm and fierce winds at White Sands. We stayed completely dried. It did well during some strong winds at Big Bend. This tent snuggly fits 2 adults, 1 German Shepherd, 1 Sheprador, and 1 Pomeranian.

>Rating: 5

It was very easy to setup

Purchased this tent for my weekend backpacking trips and I don't regret it one bit. I get extra discount from here: coupon-code.info

>Rating: 5

Phenomenal Tent

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Tested it through the rough and it lasted well. The three man is great because it isn't too heavy and is fairly spacious. If you have two plus in a group you can just split the tent weight. And the tent insulates pretty well and blocks the wind. My only gripe was the footprint wasn't up to par, not the greatest design. We had a few nights where it just poured and another night where we didn't have much shelter, it was really windy. Despite the rain, we stayed completely dry. There were only two in our group but we wanted the extra room anticipating we'd be waiting out the long, dark, cold, rainy, winter nights. We almost had a third, which would have been doable, just kind of uncomfortable managing getting out of wet clothing/transitioning to dry during a rain storm.. Overall great tent.

>Rating: 5

Great Car Camping Tent!

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

I primarily car camp and this tent is perfect for it. I have used it twice now and have great impression of the tent. I wanted something a bit bigger than a standard 2 person Northface tent I currently have and this is exactly what I needed, its super spacious and more than enough room for two people and all of my gear/bags.It is really easy to set up with one person or two, and sets up really quickly. On the flip side it is easy to take down and pack away, when fully packed it is relatively small and doesn't take up much space. I would highly recommend this tent!

>Rating: 5

Great tent, with minor pitfalls

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

Love this tent. Lots of head space, thanks to the slightly angled tent poles that give an extra several inches of shape to the roof of the tent. Easy to set up. Pitfalls: pockets are not placed very well— they’re in the bottom four corners of the tent, which tends to already be occupied by whatever is on the floor of the tent. Also had a little trouble making the footprint fit closely, though that may have been the uneven terrain. Overall I would recommend. Very light weight for a 3 person!

>Rating: 5

Pleasantly surprised

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

We've used this a few times now. Very spacious. Easy to set up and break down. Could use a few more stakes, so order extra. Had everything it needs in the bag otherwise. There was no condensation, but Colorado is pretty dry. The vents were also all open. I would recommend this tent. Even if it is considered budget, it's really well laid out and works for everyday, lightweight use.

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Thanks for the feedback Gerald! I'm glad to hear it has exceeded your expectations on your adventures!

>Rating: 5

Can't go wrong

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This tent is spacious, easy to set up, durable, and just about the best tent in its class. Other than backpacking, this tent meets all my needs, especially when that extra space is needed for a mid-downpour chess game.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for backpacking with kids

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

I've car camped with my two children (10 and 12) numerous times - we use a Kelty Trail Ridge 6p for that and love all the extra space. Purchased the Marmot Limelight 3p for their first backpacking trip to the CA coast. This is definitely on the heavier side for backpacking but I wanted something comfortable and since we were able to divide between all of us it worked well. Absolutely LOVE the vertical side walls, head room, and the need for less guy lines due to the design. If using for 3 , would recommend narrower sleeping pads as ours overlapped. We had three different ones (2 older and 1 newer thermarest) . The orange color gives off a homey glow. It rained all night into the next morning and we were perfectly dry inside except one spot on the ground where the footprint had folded over (tent in direct contact with the ground). We went in and out of the tent while it was raining and didn't have the issue with rain pouring in. I had a NF tent that poured rain right in and couldn't wait to sell that thing!

>Rating: 3

opening fly lets rain in

I must have read 1000 reviews before choosing this tent...the first one I've ever owned. Everyone loved this tent. The selling points were: 1) it stays dry and 2) provides lots of ventilation. 5 stars on the first count. It rained some every day of the week I used it, including 5" one afternoon with high winds. Dry as can be...until you unzip the fly to go in or out. Then water pours into the tent. This is where the "great ventilation" feature falls apart. There is only mesh above the bathtub floor. No privacy/rain doors to zip over the mesh. Even with the fly zipped down below the top of the solid fabric rain still blew in. I am usually away from the tent all day. I'd leave the fly open for some of that advertised ventilation. But if it rained while I was away the tent got a lot of water in it through the mesh doors. An improvement would be adding weatherproof privacy doors behind the screen doors, Another downside is the lack of ventilation when the fly is closed, which it kinda has to be for privacy. The two small vents in the fly seem entirely inadequate. Although the rain stayed out, bedding was totally damp after a few hours in the rainproof tent.

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>Rating: 5

Sneaky Spacious Tent

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

I used this tent for car camping in the Moab desert and it was perfect! Taking it out of the bag and setting it up was a breeze and took less than 5 minutes. Once set up it offers way more room than I could have imagined when it's all packed away. With two people and a dog we still have plenty of extra room to move around and store our gear. Unlike some other tents, it also included a footprint which is a nice touch. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a new tent.

>Rating: 5

excelente es grande

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

muy buena carpa, recomendada

>Rating: 4

OMG it's BIG

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

Getting (or at least trying to get) a good night's sleep is just about the most important thing for me when backpacking. I had been using the excellent Kelty TN3 for shared tenting, but like all standard X tents, it suffers from sloping ends. At 6'2" I'm not freakishly tall, but on a pad and a pillow and in my bag, I still bump up against the ends, and that really messes with my ability to sleep. The Limelight seemed like the perfect solution, and OMG is it. It's unbelievable how spacious this tent is once set up. The floor dimensions you see are the usable dimensions you get. You and a friend could *easily* spend a stormy day inside this tent playing cards, or Twister or whatever, waiting for the rain to pass. It's the Elks Lodge of tent designs. Of course, all that space comes with a price. It's not the weight penalty so much; it's less than a pound heavier than the Kelty (according to my kitchen scale), and that's a very small price to pay. No, it's the bulk. This thing eats up a *lot* of space in a backpack. I can put the entire Kelty -- poles and all -- in the bottom compartment of my Atmos 65, with room to spare for my inflatable sleeping pad, pillow, and an energy bar or two. Forget about that with this one, unless... I have a pair of Osprey lightweight roll-top bags on order. The plan/hope/prayer is that I can stuff the tent into one, the fly into another, and compress the bejeezus out of them to make them more compact. Then I might be able to get the whole thing into my backpack without having to leave out other things. Like clothes, a sleeping bag, food, you know... the nice-to-haves when you're backpacking. Also, the poles are volume hogs because of the bend, and they're on the long side, so they have to go into an external pocket. (Again, the Kelty rules them all here; its poles are straight, and less than 14" long; they fit in to the packing "cube" with the rest of the tent). The included groundcloth is a nice touch if you're car camping, but it, too, is bulky and hefty. If you're backpacking leave it at home, and take a wadded up PolyCryo. Bottom line: if a ridiculously spacious, reasonably lightweight and very well made tent is what you crave, look no further. If space is at a premium in your backpack or on the trail, or if you're 6'0" or less, take a serious look at the Kelty.

>Rating: 5

Spacious & Easy Setup!

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

This tent sets up and breaks down like a breeze. The interior is spacious enough for my husband, myself and our two dogs with room to spare! A doublewide air mattress fits perfectly in the space. I have yet to try it in cold or rainy conditions, but its holds up well in desert winds. Admittedly, the only complaint I have with the tent is that it doesn't have enough interior pockets which I tend to find EXTREMELY useful. Overall, though, would recommend for car campers!

>Rating: 5

Perfect Tent In Every Way!!

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>Rating: 5

Large!

Very large! I camp with my girlfriend and our dog and it fits us great! Its relatively light as well so it can be taken on light backpacking!

>Rating: 4

Solid Car Camping Tent for Two People

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

This is a really great tent for car camping for two people, or two people and a dog. It would be a pretty tight squeeze to fit 3 adults in this tent. My favorite thing about this tent is that set up is a breeze!! We set this tent up (footprint + tent + rain fly) for the first time ever in the dark with just headlamps, and it took less than 5 minutes. My biggest issue with this tent is that only 6 stakes were included. The tent itself takes 4, and then you need two more to stake out the rain fly. Which means there are no tent stakes left to stake out guylines. It was extremely windy our first night camping, so we had to get creative with tying the guylines to trees and rocks. Also, the guylines are not already set up, so if you are planning on going camping where the weather could turn to gusty winds\rain, then I would 1) make sure you set up your guy lines ahead of time and 2) bring at least 4 extra stakes. Pros Two doors - (1 doors on each side, however, one door is larger than the other) Easy to set up Comes with footprint Cons Only 6 stakes included, which is not enough if you need to stake out guylines

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Is this tent a storm proof tent?

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Why does the footprint have 2 clips on each corner, when the fly only has 1 clip? What is the second clip for?

The footprint has 2 clips for the rain fly and the tent both connected to the footprint. It should be the clip and one should be a washer connect for the tent poles. If you have any other questions or concerns go ahead and chat in or give us a call at 1-800-409-4502.

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Does this have gear pockets and a lampshade illumination pocket?

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When set up properly, is this tent fully waterproof? I've come across a couple of reviews stating that this tent leaked while other reviewers said that it held up great in the rain. Are there known issues with the taped seams? I need to be sure this will hold up against the elements while backpacking in the high country. I see the specs say waterproof but figured it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion.

I found the test pretty waterproof. My main complaints are: 1) It is hard to ventilate if it is raining - if you open the door, it exposes the tent. The tiny vent is .... tiny. 2) The doors should both be of the bigger variety - the tent is symmetrical...why have a small door? 3) Same with the gear pockets - not symmetrical - one person gets a nice gear pocket at their head and the other doesn't. Why? Small design improvements I guess. Otherwise, it is easy to setup and has worked pretty well for me. ( used as a 2 person tent only )

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What is the difference between the limelight & tungsten tents (marmot)

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The length of the sleeping area is really 90", as it is stated in the characteristics? Or less? (The dimensions of many tents are in reality less than those declared by the manufacturer).

Hey Alexey, due to the design of this specific tent, the sleeping area is in fact 90" long. Let me know if I can answer any more questions or help with finding the perfect tent for you!

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How does this tent manage in high winds?

Hey Mary, The Limelight does great in high winds. With the fly having full coverage all the way to the ground it give all the protect you will need. As long as you have the tent staked down well and the guy lines staked out for additional support the limelight will do great. Email headed your way Mary. Hit me up directly with other questions.

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What happened to all the reviews of this tent?