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Marmot Limelight 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Because your mummy bag's tight enough.

    Give yourself a little extra headroom with the Marmot Limelight 2P Two-Person Three-Season Tent. Made with Marmot's Zone Construction, the Limelight 2P has a smart design that maximizes space, so you have plenty of room to kick back, relax, and play a quick game of cards with your tent mate after a long day spent hiking, climbing, or mountain biking.

    Marmot gave the Limelight everything it needs to withstand the elements, like a durable 68D polyester rain fly with fully taped seams, stout DAC Pressfit aluminum poles, and a footprint to protect the tent's floor from wear and water. This particular version of the Limelight sleeps two and has two vestibules, giving you and your tent mate plenty of space to store gear out of the rain, and it comes with color coded clips and poles to make set up as painless as possible. Marmot also added a large double door and 1 rear D-shaped door to make getting gear in and out of the tent simple and convenient.

    • A burly camping and backpacking tent built for foul weather
    • Two-person sleeping capacity with space-maximizing design
    • Waterproof fly and floor with taped seams with a PU coating
    • No-see-um mesh canopy keeps biting bugs at bay
    • DAC Pressfit aluminum poles withstand wind and wear
    • Super-sized double door and D-shaped rear door
    • Color-coded clips and poles for easy pitching
    • Footprint included for fast-pitch option
    • Item #MAR00SX

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 68D polyester taffeta, [canopy] 40D No-see-um mesh, 100% polyester mesh, [floor] 68D polyester taffeta
    Wall Type
    DAC Pressfit (9mm), Velocity aluminum (8.5mm)
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    9.6sq ft, 6.7sq ft
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    Floor Dimensions
    43 x 54 x 88in
    Floor Space
    33sq ft
    Packed Size
    18 x 7in
    Fast-pitch Option
    yes, footprint included
    Trail Weight
    5 lb 2 oz
    Packed Weight
    5 lb 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Real weight is higher!

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

    Real trail weight is 7 lb 2 oz but on site is write 5 lb 2 oz!!! Tent is not good for backpacking.

    Great for Car-Camping!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I used this tent on a 10-day road trip through the Southwest, and it was awesome!!! It was super easy and fast to set up and take down every night and every morning, and gave us a really comfy space to sleep in! The vestibules are pretty spacious and give you lots of room for some packs or boots under there. Lots of room for two people to sleep comfortable inside, and lots of pockets space to stash gear or headlamps. Its a little on the heavy side, and I probable wouldn't want to take it backpacking. For car-camping though, this thing is perfect! Marmot does it again!


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is by far the best tent I've ever had. I've had it for over a year and it is still like new. It fit's 2 people comfortably, super easy to set up and easy to get back in the stuff sac.

    My first impression... WOW

      Ignore the fact that I put it through the wringer because I haven't. YET!!! I can't wait to use this tent. As soon as I set it up initially to check for any defects I noticed the quality. Next to none IMHO! I've had eureka tents as well as some kelty products and man marmot has won me over. From the Dac Press aluminum poles to the bent knees this tent has so many features it'll leave you speachless. I was debating on whether the limelight or the tungsten and I can honestly say I made the right choice.

      Only thing I think was a little disappointing was that the doors themselves don't have windows to zip up... (the tent is all mesh anyways under the tarp but coming from a Eureka Timberline I'll have to get used to it.)
      All in all this tent will be put through the wringer!

      Marmot LImelight 2P delivers.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Generally, a great tent, considering the cost and weight. I just returned from camping in Denali at the remote Wonder Lake campground, where i used the tent in a variety of Alaska's cold and wet conditions. The selling point of the tent is the steep sidewalls, which allow use of the area where the wall hits the floor. This works - the tent is roomier than tents with similar footprints. Headroom is comfortable and setup is straightforward. There are a few perks, such as a ceiling headlamp pocket, two doors, and doohickeys to keep the vents open. A few caveats: The tent's profile will create wind resistance, so bring extra pegs and guy line. The fly could come closer to the ground and the vestibules are small. Setup is awkward because the poles won't stay in the grommets. Two of the poles stick out of the pole bag. This is not a tent for extreme conditions, but it is a comfortable and efficient tent for everyday backpacking.

      Best tent!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      We probably researched for 6 months before purchasing this tent. We backpack every other weekend, for the most part, and needed a solid tent that fits the two of us. Our new Limelight 2P is perfect! It has a ton of features and hasn't let us down yet. Rain, wind, rocks... it's great! Don't hesitate like we did. Regarding the weight, we split our load, so it isn't an issue. She carries poles and stakes...I carry the tent.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I did a lot of research and talked with the Back Country customer service people (they are so great!). We've used this the last two spring/summers and it is a wonderful tent. I love that you can keep the rain fly off and see the stars. Easy set up and take down. We are going to have and love this tent for a long time. I defiantly recommend it!

      Seems like its bomb proof

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used this for a weekend so far and it absolutely hammered down stormed all through the night, both nights. Not a single drop of water inside or coming up from the bottom! And the vents are wonderful. It totally cooled down the tent when it was breezy. Only things are make sure the tent poles are right side up, and when you strap everything down the tent can sorta collapse on itself if the pressure on the poles isn't right. That being said its incredibly minor. I am incredibly happy with this tent and am very very happy I got it.

      Solid Tent And Price Is On Point!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This tent is possibly the easiest tent I've ever set up. It uses a one-pole system, so you don't have to figure out which pole goes where. It also makes it really that everything clips on, so you don't have to slide the poles through narrow sleeves. The side vestibule is super convenient for keeping your gear outside the tent dry. I think one of the best qualities I can speak on for this tent is its reliability. For a $250 three season tent, the thing is absolutely bullet proof! Its held up in extremely high winds at 12,000 ft elevation. I have friends who have been caught in snow storms in it and been fine! The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that its a little on the heavy side if your gonna be backpacking, but other than that this tent is amazing!

      Great Tent

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

      Really versatile. Roomy enough for car camping and light enough to backpack with. Really great rectangular design that maximizes living space. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a fair priced tent that doesnt compromise quality for value! Will update once I have beat the tent up a bit more!

      Small and Sturdy

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      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 two person tent, it was incredibly roomy, even with a 6'3" guy with me. 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.


        I wanted to use this tent multiple times - in a variety of weather conditions - before writing a review. Although it's a bit on the large side for backpacking, I can attest to the Limelight's dependability after getting caught in a snowstorm at nearly 12,000 ft elevation.

        The fly is separated from the mesh by a few inches once fully set up, and this seemingly small feature made a world of difference when it was 20-ish degrees out. My spouse, our 70 lb dog, and I were stuck in our Limelight for around 15 hours due to a nasty late-spring snowstorm, and this thing kept out all moisture and provided the three of us ample room. Even after many hours of condensation buildup on the fly from breathing heavily (not to mentioned outside snow piling up), we stayed warm and dry. The spacing between the fly and mesh kept the frozen barrier outside of human contact, and all of us safe and warm.

        I have camped in two different snowstorms, one night of rain, and bright moonlight (so far) and have had zero issues. It's even easy to set up on your own and having two vestibules is a MUST when you want quick access to gear. Plus a perfectly-sized footprint is included?! I say look no further and trust in the gearheads that use Backcountry/Marmot products regularly.

        Stay righteous, everyone.

        Roomy 2 Person

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

        This is a really roomy 2 person tent and does not feel cramped when you do have 2 people in it. I really like the shape of the tent because the curved poles mean that you have more room to sit up, change and move-around. It is also super easy to set this tent up, which is amazing for me to say because I have zero mechanical or spatial awareness but had this set up in under 5 minutes on the first try.


          I purchased this tent to replace an older model Marmot tent and have been very happy with it. My old limelight 3 stood stood strong from desert packing trips to high country excursions. Only replaced because a critter chewed through the bottom...The new tent has not been put through the rigors yet but I have no doubt that it will live up to its predecessor . New things that Im excited about are the more square pole structure adding interior room and a really cool look. Looking forward to an upcoming trip to Grand Staircase, not hoping for bad weather , but confident that we will stay dry and cozy in the new Limelight!

          I Enjoy It Thoroughly

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          So why this tent over another tent? I think Marmot was really aimed at livability when they redesigned the Limelight. The bent poles really do add a lot more space inside the tent, and this is truly a two person tent with plenty of space for you a friend. However, the pre-bent poles make packing the poles an awkward experience, rather than if they were all straight. This adds extra room to its pack size, and makes putting them inside you pack a challenge at times. I found it easier to leave the poles on the outside of your pack for this reason. Ventilation is decent, and I think having the tent fully staked out helps reduce condensation drastically. The ventilation flaps aren't very large, but better than none. It has also kept me dry in very wet conditions, but in cooler weather (40F at night) I was wanting there to be zippered flaps on the mesh part of the doors that could be closed up. This is where a good sleeping bag comes into play, and not my 8 year old summer bag. However, I do enjoy having very high walls on all four sides, and leaving the only mesh portions to be on the upper half of the tent body. I've had it in windy conditions (30mph gusts) and with just the 8 critical points staked out I noticed that the rainfly became convex in shape on the two shorter ends due to the boxy base created by the pre bent pole design, which brought the rainfly much closer to the tent body. This ultimately leads to less airflow throughout the tent. I tried staking out the additional guy lines and this only helped the problem on a small scale. I tried to stake the two side guy points on the shorter ends farther away from the tent body, but this also saw minimal improvement. I'm not sure how this will play into the tent's overall weather performance in truly tougher conditions, but it should be okay. One thing I was not expecting, or somewhat forgot to take into serious account when I purchased this tent was the actual color of the tent. If you look closely the lower portion of the rainfly is actually a much darker, almost red-orange color. I actually like that color a lot, however I am not so much of a fan of how bright orange the rest of the fly is. Don't get me wrong I think the color orange is great, but man this orange is bright. In the middle of spring/summer when everything around you is greener than a leprechaun this thing stands out. Bad. Maybe I'm being over dramatic about it, but I wish they would have offered this tent in the green color they had for the last model.
          Overall, the livability of this tent is fantastic. Two huge doors, two large vestibules, sturdy construction/design. Great for car camping, but don't be afraid to take it out on the trail with you because it really isn't that heavy. This thing exudes quality.

          Solid and spacious

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Been out a few times, rain and shine; quick set-up, nice features and space inside with the vertical design of the lower walls. Ventilation is good and adjustable, doors and vestibules are well arranged. Only complaint is the footprint is a little larger than the tent so it doesn't stay in place with the poles, i just fasten the rain-fly to the footprint though and it's all like one piece then. Quality feels good. Definitely recommend this tent.

          Kept me dry

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Went rock climbing for 3 days two of them it rained. I set the tent up for the first time under the rain fly in the dark while raining and it was a breeze. It has great room due to the bent corners and the defusers kept my head lamp from blinding me. I'm very happy I purchased this tent.

          Very spacious 2p!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          This is simply a great tent! It's extremely easy to set up - can be done in less than three minutes. It is very roomy for a two person, you could probably squeeze a third in if you didn't mind getting very cozy.

          The tent is a bit heavy, but nothing unreasonable for weekend trips. I have recommended this tent to others and will continue to do so.

          Unanswered Question

          I have a 10 year old Marmot 2 person tent, and the sidewalls are basically horizontal. Wife and I plus doggo fit, but the feet of our bags get soaked from condensation. I think the 2 person limelight will give us the extra room we need, but she's convinced we need to upgrade to the 3 man. Since I usually carry the bulk of the weight this is concerning to me. Any thoughts on using this for 2 plus 40 LB dog?

          I have several questions:
          Does it include footprint, gearloft and and an overlap?
          Can hoy give me some info about tent's water resistance?


          Hi Florencia, this tent does come with a gear loft and footprint - and has two vestibules for plenty of dry gear storage. This tent is going to keep you dry in most conditions short of a hurricane - but I'd be happy to discuss with your further - give me a call or email.