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Marmot Limelight 3P Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

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    27 Reviews


    No need to bring the lasso.

    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 in after a long night sipping cocktails by the campfire.

    • 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

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 68D polyester taffeta, [canopy] 40D No-see-um mesh, polyester mesh, [floor] 68D polyester taffeta
    Wall Type
    DAC Pressfit (9mm), Velocity aluminum (8.5mm)
    Pole Attachment
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    11.3 sq ft, 7.5 sq ft
    mesh walls
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    48 in
    Floor Dimensions
    48 x 68 x 90 in
    Floor Space
    42.5 sq ft
    Packed Size
    22 x 8 in
    Packed Weight
    6 lb
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Sadly not waterproof

      I'll start by saying that sadly this tent is not waterproof. Living in San Diego we rarely see rain, but on our 6th weekend out in this tent we got some heavy rain and were drenched. Fly leaked and the bottom of the tent soaked through to our sleeping pads. Everything was staked out tight and proper. The tent was not stored in extreme conditions and was practically brand new. So disappointing.

      That said I love this tent so much (lightweight, easy to set up, HUGE for a 2 person tent) we talked about buying expensive waterproofer, etc. to make it work. But that just doesn't make sense. Hopefully we can find a design we like as much that actually IS waterproof.

      Another 5-star review

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

      I can't speak to the long-term durability yet, but I've been really impressed with the design and build quality of the tent out of the gate. So far it's just been used for car-camping. Hopefully I'll be able to get out with the wifey shortly though for an overnight backpack with it. It'd be too heavy for one pack for sure, but splitting the weight between two people means you get to enjoy a roomy sleep and plenty of protection from the elements.

      Love This Tent

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Not only do my husband and I own this tent, but my best friend had this as something she wanted as a wedding gift. I purchased it for her with no doubts because we love our tent. The 3-person is perfect for two people and a dog. It's super easy to set-up and great if the weather is bad. I would definitely recommend this tent and my friend also loves it.

      No buyers remorse here!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have had this tent for two summers now and it is still great! I love how the sides are vertical before they slop up into a dome. It makes the inside feel very spacious. The zippers are also great. I have been able to pull them from all angles with no issues. I was bummed when a campfire spark landed on the screen last year and created a small hole, but it does not seem to be spreading or fraying, so I would consider the materials quality as well.

      Overall good buy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Our family has been rocking a 15 year old Eureka tent from when I was in college. Since I'm not getting any younger I wanted something lighter than the 11 pounds of pack weight but didn't want to give up all the space. After reading the reviews we decided to make the purchase. We have since used it about 100 miles of backpacking trips so I feel as though I can give an accurate review. Build quality is very good, and interior space is accurate. I am 6 foot and have plenty of room. Its my 11 year old daughter and wife who share these accommodations and we all fit with room to spare. The only real issues I have is the rain fly, it does not go all the way to the ground so in the rain you get quite a bit of water splatter on the tent walls. And if you plan on sleeping with the ridge vents closed it does not vent well. Mornings always consisted with us pulling the fly and laying out in the sun to dry even on nights with no rain. Overall weight is ok and packs with footprint under 7 pounds. Still heavy for a backpack tent but doable and way better than my old Eureka. Goes up in like 2 minutes and the pole system is very easy, it also holds its shape well in heavy winds. Overall if you are doing weekend trips this is a good choice, but if you are planning an extended hike those extra pounds have a way of sneaking up on you! Good buy.

      The Little Tent That Could

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

      WOW. After this past weekend, I am blown away by this tent. I took this thing out for its first run to the Moab desert, and we tested it to its limits. We pitched this little tent on top of a cliff overlooking the Green River. At nights, the winds blew so hard, it woke us up. Winds pushed so hard against the tent, but it never once uprooted. The poles would push inward, but they never once bent permanently out of place. Marmot thought of everything when they made this tent. We pitched it in about 5 minutes. Everything latches on, there's no pushing poles through holes. Even the poles themselves are one single piece when put together. And for a three person tent, it was incredibly roomy, even with a 6'3" guy with me and another girl. The side vestibules are handy for gear, but we kept everything in the car because of the high winds. It comes with a footprint that matches the size of the tent exactly, but it would be nice to have something that extended out a little to offer coverage under the vestibules for shoes and gear. Easy addition though. All in all, I highly recommend this tent. The quality is out of this world, and for the price, I truly believe it's the best bang for your buck on the market. Plus the orange is SWEET and when lit up from the inside, makes for an incredible camp set up.

      Buy this tent!

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

      I obsess over reviews and features built in to products. Having said that, I love this tent! It's one of few that comes with its own footprint and offers a fast pitch option which is something I wanted.
      The first trip out with this tent was wonderful. We sat up with some friends right on the lake for Memorial Day weekend. This little tent went up so easily and fast, it was mindless. The second night of camping we were gifted with a tremendous thunder and lightning storm. Everyone else got wet that night, except for my gf and I. Tucked away safely in our limelight it held up to strong winds and torrential rain for several hours. Marmot has made a wonderful product and I highly recommend checking this tent out. Plenty of room for two people, even having most of our gear inside the tent (we didn't leave it under the ample outside vestibule because we had limited room to set up). 5 stars Marmont.

      Fantastic Tent

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The Marmot 3P Limelight is an awesome tent, super easy to set up and pack down. The dual vestibule/door combo gives it a great cross breeze and provides for great storage. The vertical sidewalks and high ceiling make the limelight a super roomy tent.

      Big space, little worry

        This tent is a great do it all sleeping vessel. It's light enough I'd pack it up for some shorter backpacking trips and roomy enough to take it car camping whenever.

        The pole design is one my favorite features, allowing for more headroom while keeping the footprint smaller.

        Limelight at BearSpring Campground

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

        I tested this tent as a Ranger for The Dyrt at Bear Springs Group Campgrounds in Mt. Hood National forest.

        Want a tent that is super easy to set-up? Then get the Limelight.

        Top things I liked about the Limelight tent:
        1. It comes with a footprint (hate it when those are sold separately).
        2. What is normally a few separate poles - is just a one-pole-unit-hooked-together, making it a snap to set-up quickly.
        3. The entire inner ceiling is a net. Really opens it up and can't wait to hit a clear camping star filled night.

        New and Improved!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Well built.
        Improved higher sides for less dust.

        This is a very solid tent for less money than the competition. It can be set up without the tent for a nice and quick fly and footprint hangout.

        Holds up in tough conditions

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Best ever. Held up to massive wind, downpour rain, and heavy snow. Sturdy construction and never let me down. Only problem is it's a bit bulky when packing for commercial flights. Poles are long and I have to pack with a rifle or tie to the outside of my pack. I've opted for the Kelty Salida for lightweight trips and regret it every time. The Marmot is my hands down fav.

        Tried and True

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This tent has gotten me through weeks of rain, snow, and sunshine. I recently took it backpacking for a week with a friend. We split the weight, which is always helpful. We ran into some snow with temps around 30 degrees. Super light when splitting 3 ways! I have only slept 3 people in this tent once and it was surprisingly comfortable. We were 3 cozy ladies! This tent has never leaked on me before. I love the gear loft and window in one vestibule. The vestibules are spacious, always allowing plenty of room for my pack and all of my gear. It packs down small. All pros, No cons. I love this tent!

        Tried and True

        Awesome Tent!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I bought this tent a few years ago and have brought it all over the east coast. It is a perfect size for me, my wife, and my German shepherd who loves hiking as well. The vestibules are great to store large packs in overnight. It packs down nice and small for backpacking as well. Nice and airy for hot nights and waterproof for rain storms.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        We love our Limelight 3 tent! It is my husband, me, our toddler and a husky, and we actually all fit it this tent really well together! It is getting a little tight, but that just keeps us warmer in my eyes :)
        We have since upgraded in size to the Marmot Halo 6, because we got a new dog, so with 2 dogs we just needed more space, and possibly a growing family sometime in the future. But this is still my favorite tent we own comparing the two!
        It holds up really well in windy conditions, keeps you dry from the rain and light snowfall, and is a super easy and quick set up and take down! We have used this tent for car camping mainly, but we have taken it with us on shorter backpacking trips as well, and it isn't too heavy for that.
        Overall, I really love this tent, and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a great all around tent!

        New Family Camper

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        My brother is starting to take his oldest son camping so I got this tent for them. So far they love it. It isn't a light backpacking tent, but gives the two of them plenty of space to stretch out and store their gear while they are running around the campground and is much easier to deal with than their huge 8 person family tent.

        Unanswered Question

        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.

        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).

        How does this tent manage in high winds?

        Best Answer

        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.