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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
    9.6 sq ft, 6.7 sq ft
    Seams
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    43 in
    Floor Dimensions
    43 x 54 x 88 in
    Floor Space
    33 sq ft
    Packed Size
    18 x 7 in
    Fast-pitch Option
    yes, footprint included
    Trail Weight
    5 lb 2 oz
    Packed Weight
    5 lb 10 oz
    Recommended Use
    camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    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.

    Looks good in the Den setup!!!

      Had to setup my new Limelight 2 and test it out before my Grand Canyon R to R to R in April. Seems easy to setup, took me less than ten minutes my first time out of the box setting up in my den and will only get faster. Very roomy...

      Looks good in the Den setup!!!

      Worth Every Penny

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I purchased the Marmot Limelite two person tent to use on a two month backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail with my daughter in the summer of 2016. My daughter and I are both 5'2" and slept nearly every night for the two months in the tent along with our backpacks. Since we are both short there was never an issue of being enough room for us and our packs. In order to save on weight we did not bring the footprint with us but we really didn't seem to need it. The rain fly was really helpful in keeping us warm on cold nights and it rained about five or six total nights on the trip and not a single drop of water ever got in the tent. The gear loft was quite handy for headlamps and anything else we needed during the night. Super easy to set up and take down.
      Since getting back from the Appalachian trail I have also taken it backpacking with a friend to Havasupai Falls, and camping in Joshua Tree and Death Valley. The tent has held up extremely well, no rips or tears, no leaks, and no broken poles or stakes.

      Awesome!

        I'm 6'4 275 and plenty of space for me and my gear! Just got back from a 2 nighter and temps at night were in the low 30's. No worries with a little insulation around the bottom. Setup was quick and easy! 5stars only because there's not 6stars

        Awesome!

        Roomy and dry

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        If I have a tent that is roomy, durable and keeps me dry in Florida rain and humidity, I'm pretty happy. This does just that. Easy to setup and affordable are definite bonuses.

        I took a star off only because the poles are so long that they greatly increase the space needed for packing. Also, it's a monster weight-wise. Obviously, this isn't going in my pack and I purchased for casual camping as a spacious 1p...so those factors weren't a surprise. But that's really the only thing that could make this truly perfect. And, yes, it's nitpicking.

        Cold and Rainy

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        This tent is worth every penny. It rained on us non-stop from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon.... terrible conditions for camping. The ground was saturated and then some, and it was 40 Degrees. I thought at what point does this fly stop repelling rain. Never! The inside of the tent was completely dry. The rain was falling so loud I thought for sure this little tent would give way. Nope. Perfect performance.
        And it held up to keeping me warm as well.
        Great Job Marmot.

        Buy this tent!

          I bought this tent, to replace an ultra light, solo tent, from another manufacturer. I was looking for more room inside, and additional room under the vestibule, for my pack. This Tent has it all! Easy to set up, very stable, great rain and wind protection, includes the footprint, and half the cost of the other manufacturer. I concede that it weighs more; I expected that and am very willing to carry the extra 1.5 lbs, for all the extra room. Marmot as been around forever, and knows how to make a great product, and keep it affordable.

          Roomy 2p, Packs Well, Easy Setup

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

          I've used this tent a few times now (once with some light rain) and it has lived up to expectations on function and exceeded expectations for interior space and ease of entry.

          Great value

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

          Why I bought this tent:



          1) I had a budget, and after researching tents I found that $200 was the dividing line for whether or not the rainfly had vents. This is important because if there are no vents and the tent is sealed up, condensation can form on the inside. If you're primarily camping during dry periods this may never be in issue. But on my first night using the Limelight it rained.



          2) I also liked the fact that a footprint was included. It obviously doesn't cost much to make them; not including them and then charging ~$40 for them strikes me as a cash cynical cash grab by tent makers.



          3) I trust Marmot. I've owned various products of theirs over the last 20 years and have never had a problem.



          The tent in use:



          Assembly is pretty simple and can be done by one person in several minutes. It can also be broken down and packed up just as easily.



          The first time I used it was on a three-day camping trip this fall, and as I noted before, it rained on day 1. I wouldn't claim it was a downpour, but the rain was heavy at times with wind, and lasted for at least 4 hours. Everything stayed dry; no rain came in through the vents; everything under the vestibules was protected (which are pretty generous in size).



          The inside is pretty roomy for two people who are not romantically involved. I'm 5'11" and 150 lbs; there was plenty of room at my feet to store a backpack in the tent there. There was also a sizable buffer between me and my camping companion who was similarly sized.



          Complaints:



          None really, but the tent is a bit large for backpacking. I suppose that's the tradeoff for the the price.



          Great value

          Amazing tent!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I usually don't write reviews but this tent was so great that I had to. I just took it on a two week backpacking trip to Iceland and this tent held up like a champ. Crazy winds, rugged mountain tops, and tons of rain but with this tent we stayed dry and warm the entire time. I couldn't recommend this tent more. Not only is it easily the best tent I've ever owned, it is probably one of the most impressive pieces of gear that I have ever owned. Get it, and put it to good use, it won't let you down.

          Amazing tent!

          Terrific tent!

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I'm in love with this tent. I can't say enough good things about it! I can't believe the quality of the tent for the price. The included ground cloth was awesome. Every other tent I've ever slept in has had condensation everywhere in the morning and we Have been bone dry in this all summer. Plenty of space to play cards before bed or even while waiting out a storm. One of my favorite things about this tent is how easy it is for my wife and I to set up and take down. No more fighting over trying to get the tent back in the bag!

          Terrific tent!

          A product of trail and error

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

          The Marmot Limelight 2P is a great tent with a lot of thought put into it, and by that I mean there seems to be at least two versions of the tent with the same name. Buyer bewear the previous version has only one door! Does not come with a foot print (that is no longer available from Marmot), and only has one vestibule. A few dealers are selling the old model At close out prices. I found this out (shame on me) the hard way.

          All of that being said the new and improved version is great!!! Marmot has taken customer feedback from the previous models and built a really nice tent. The Limelight 2P has high walls that give extra wind protection. The usable space inside is superior for any 2 person tent. The extra door makes getting in and out super easy. Setup is really fast and easy after a couple of try's

          You cannot beat the price!

          A product of trail and error

          GREAT tent stood up to severe MTN storm

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          6 friends and I backpacked in off the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming/Montana to do a little brook trout fishing at the end of July. At 9-10,000 feet, anything can happen in terms of weather, year-round. We stayed up top for 4 days and 3 nights, during which I shared the limelight 2P with a friend as well as my labrador retriever. My tent buddy is 6'5", 275lbs. I am 5'11" 180lbs; and my yellow lab is all of 115lbs. Needless to say, with the double vestibules, we still had plenty of room to store our gear and boots out of the weather and all three of us were more than comfortable inside the tent.



          We experienced everything from 60+mph winds to snow, hail, and pouring thunderstorms, but the Limelight 2P kept my friend, my pup, and myself bone dry, as well as all of our gear. Even with the drastic temperature changes and all of the internal heat radiating from inside, the strategically placed vents within the rain fly allowed condensation to escape while keeping precipitation out at the same time.



          The gear pockets and light diffusers in the ceiling are awesome conveniences for staying organized in the tent.



          All together the tent packs in at 5lbs, but split between the two of us evenly we carried less than 3lbs a piece for an incredible shelter. The limelight 2P is also listed as a 3-season tent, but secured properly and equipped with the proper clothing and sleeping gear, it easily withstood temperatures well below freezing as well as hail and snow.



          Truthfully, I could not have asked for a better tent, and the customer service here at backcountry has been stellar. It's performance was unmatched, and though I have now only actually used it a total of two times (one other small weekend trip back home in northern Michigan), I definitely put it through the wringer in the Absaroka Wilderness Beartooth Range. I've spent months up there at a time in $1000 tents working for a guide pack service, but I am confident now that the limelight 2P would serve me just as well for a fraction of the price but every bit the quality.

          GREAT tent stood up to severe MTN storm

          That's one heck of a testament, wow. I carry a tent by NF that weighs in at 6lb 4oz and it does the same as this tent, but this tent of course weighs even less. I am looking to replace my 27 year old Bull Frog, but NF just sent me my free replacement fly. I may sell it and grab this tent by Marmot, in fact I know I will. Thanks for your great review!

          Bigger than I thought

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

          Just rocked this tent last night on top of Guardsman Pass to catch the meteor shower… I did quite a bit of research before pulling the trigger on the Limelight 2P. I vacillated quite a bit with size being my biggest concern. I couldn't be happier with the 2P. There was enough room for our packs near feet, and it wasn't overly snug. Great tent at a great price, and the weight was perfect. I wouldn't hesitate recommending this for a couple of guys backpacking, but it is certainly better to have my little pal with me

          Bigger than I thought

          Great Tent for Many Uses

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Bought this tent for trips to the Uintas in the summer and down to southern Utah in the cooler months. It has withstood the rain in the high altitude and the sand of the Moab and St. George desert. Easy setup, light carry and great for car camping or backpacking. Small mesh shelf is a nice extra on the inside and the footprint keeps you super dry. Great 3 season tent at a great price.

          Does this tent have a gear loft and/or storage pockets inside?