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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

    Material
    [fly] 68D polyester taffeta, [canopy] 40D No-see-um mesh, 100% polyester mesh, [floor] 68D polyester taffeta
    Capacity
    2-person
    Season
    3-season
    Wall Type
    double
    Freestanding
    yes
    Poles
    DAC Pressfit (9mm), Velocity aluminum (8.5mm)
    Number of Doors
    2
    Number of Vestibules
    2
    Vestibule Space
    9.6sq ft, 6.7sq ft
    Seams
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    43in
    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
    camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    perfect for motorcycle camping

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

    I have used it a couple of times on trips to the mountain
    It has a lot of space for solo camping, and the perfect size to mount it on my motorcycle

    Love it! Bought 2!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We've been using this tent about a year now. I waited until I had lots of time in it before reviewing. I'm a scoutmaster and bought one for me and one for my son. We've camped in field and rocks and wind, rain hot and cold. It has been fantastic. Buttoned up against the rain it is a little air tight but the vents are great. In cold you can open or close flaps and extend or close gear flies for more or less air flow. With a little practice you can get the frame up quickly. Plenty of room for bedding

    I hate campling

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

    Sometimes life drags you on a camping trip and you have a crummy borrowed tent, and it rains for three days and your only salvation is a borrowed tarp and you vow to never go camping again. Then, life drags you on another camping trip. So you buy a tent.
    After doing hardly any research, this tent seemed like it was designed well enough to not develop a puddle in the roof and it wasn't too expensive.
    After spending two nights in it I can say this:
    It's easy to set up.
    It has lots of nice little pockets
    The zippers and stuff are really ergonomic
    It has nice little toggles to tie back the flaps
    The little reflective bits are nice.
    It's easy to pack back up.

    This tent is so nice I almost want to use it voluntarily.

    Deceptively spacious; Minimal footprint

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

    Absolutely fantastic tent! Very roomy inside, ridiculously easy and dummy-proof setup, and was great protection in the rain. Marmot does it again - they thought of everything. Plenty of room for two people of decent height (5'7" & 6'0"), with room inside the tent for two backpacks. Cannot recommend this tent enough!

    Solid Tent! (and great customer service)

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

    This tent will be in our gear list for a longgg time! It has performed exceptionally well and with high quality material. From zippers, to the fabric, to the quick tabs--this is quality well made through out. Marmot has a solid tent in this one. The set up and break down was an absolute breeze--even in the wind (pardon the pun). We camped on a very breezy beach and our tent went up quickly and sturdily compared to others around us. It is the perfect size for hubby and I. We are long legged and I'm not exactly in the svelte catergory but we had plenty of room. We were able to keep extra equipment inside without a problem. The curved bottom poles that extends out the sleeping area makes this a true 2p tent.

    The fly kept us warm, so much so that we peeled back doors on either side to allow air to circulate. And speaking of the doors, that was one of the selling points we loved. A door for each of us to get in and out of, and to reach our gear. No stepping over each other's stuff to get to the other. As for the carrying weight that others talked about, it wasn't an issue for us. And certainly can be split if you're dual hiking. We highly recommend this tent.

    Also a word about Backcountry. This was my first purchase from this site. But I will keep coming back to this company due to their customer service alone! I was having a small difficulty during ordering but was assisted by their online chat personnel who went the extra mile. A rarity. Thank you Backcountry!

    Solid Tent! (and great customer service)

    excellent , highly recommen

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I am a climber, and I was walking through the Chilean Patagonia, "circuit O" Torres del Paine , and this tent accompanied me 134km aprox, excellent purchase, the best buy I have ever had. excellent price, and very good quality. congratulations to the designers of marmot.good product. I love it

    excellent , highly recommen

    Great tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Marmot really knows how to make a great product that will last. While I have only used this tent a couple of times since purchasing it, I can't wait to get out and use it again. It is perfect for me, my girlfriend and our two dogs all cuddled up. The tent isn't very heavy which makes it great for hiking into your camp spot. The footprint keeps the tent clean and protected while also giving the fast pitch option for warmer nights. Can't wait to use this tent more this summer!

    Marmot produces yet again.

      I looked all over for a new 1-2 P tent for my photography wild camping trips. Of all the option out there for $200 I kept coming back to this tent. I realize this tent is a littler over 5 lbs and I’m okay with that and I’ll suck it up because when it’s time to sleep I’d rather have the higher elbowed walls, floor space, and ceiling height, and the front door that fully opens up is righteous. You can add in a mesh gear hammock as there’s four eyelets in each interior corner to do so. That was one thing I was curious prior to purchase, alas it’s confirmed. So for me and my landscape photography needs, this tent is perfect. Lastly, it’s stupid easy to pitch. The single pole system is genius and makes it quite easy to set up. Find your groove for breaking it down - first time the elbow pole sections are kind awkward but then you will get the feel for how it pa is back up.

      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.

      First, I weighed mine "out of the box" at 6 lb 9 oz. "Trail weight" for ALL tent manufacturers is calculated less the stakes, carry bag, lablels, etc. Only the poles, fly and inner tent are counted. So, you get a trail weight of around 5 lb 10 oz--8 oz more than advertised. Not accurate, I agree but please do not degrade products for your own lack of knowledge. This is a great tent, that shared with 2 people, is great 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!

      MARMOT!

      • 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.

        Perfect!

        • 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!

        Unanswered Question

        Hi, first of all, I would like to say thank you for the great tent! And I have a few questions:
        Which side goes up when I set footprint?
        How can I clean footprint - can I wash it?
        How can I clean the tent itself?

        Thank you!

        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?

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

        Thnks!

        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.