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Limelight Tent: 4-Person 3-Season

You love the ultralight, compact design of backpacking tents, but the claustrophobic interior? Not so much. Well, Marmot has the solution for you in the form of the Limelight 4 Tent. It offers 50% more space than standard backpacking tents to ensure you and your partners have plenty of space to sleep, stretch, and stash your stuff.

Zone construction creates vertical walls that increase interior space without adding bulk, so you don't feel too cramped when you're playing cards as you wait out a storm. When muddy conditions dirty up all your gear, two vestibules provide plenty of extra storage space. It's also easy to set up, so you don't get stressed out when you arrive at camp on the cusp of sundown. And when you really want to keep weight to a bare minimum for light and fast adventures, just bring the fly, footprint, and poles to create an ultralight shelter.

  • Offers more space than the average backpacking tent
  • Waterproof fly and floor keep wet weather at bay
  • No-see-um mesh maintains airflow while keeping bugs out
  • Zone construction creates vertical walls for increased space
  • Large front door allows easy in and out
  • Color-coded clips and poles for quick set up
  • Lamp Shade pocket secures headlamp for ambient lighting
  • Strategic clip placement provides larger interior volume
  • Item #MAR014A

[fly] 68D polyester (1500mm), [canopy] 68D polyester taffeta, 40D no-see-um mesh, [floor] polyester taffeta (2000mm)
Wall Type
4 DAC Press-Fit
Number of Doors
1 super-sized double door, 1 rear D-shaped door
Number of Vestibules
Vestibule Space
fully taped
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
81 x 92in
Floor Space
Packed Size
27 x 9in
Fast-pitch Option
footprint included
Trail Weight
7lb 15oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, camping
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

I love it

Exactly what I wanted! I get extra discount from here:

>Rating: 5

family camping

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

This tent was great our first family camping trip with three-year-old! We had kind of cushy camp beds, so it really only fit the three of us, but with slimmer sleeping pads it would easily fit 4. We didn't use the fly because it was a warm summer night, though we did get a little chilly in the early morning. It was easy to set up - even our three-yer-old son helped! and take down and repacking were simple and straightforward as well. We are looking forward to our next trip with this tent!


Attention to detail

I've set up plenty of tents and the Limelight has to have one of the easiest and quickest set-ups ever!

>Rating: 5

Unbelievably Roomy

Marmot nailed livability with the Limelight 4. They use pre bends on the poles and a "zonal construction" which adds livable space without affecting the durability of the poles. This will forever be a car camping tent in my quiver!

>Rating: 5

One of my favorites!

I've used it several times

This is the best tent I own for car camping. It is very spacious and liveable. I really enjoy the two massive doors. Four grown men can sleep comfortably in this tent with their gear stored in the generously-sized vestibules. This tent ventilates well on hot days and holds up in inclement weather. I used this tent camping 4 nights at Bryce Canyon. The last night it snowed all night and we woke up to 3" of snow. We stayed dry, as did our equipment stored in the vestibules. I would recommend purchasing the available footprint and some extra stakes as this tent does not come with stakes for the guy lines.

>Rating: 5

Great Tent!

Bought this last year for Ragbrai (week long bike across Iowa). This tent was perfect and held up to a nasty, windy storm like a champ! The 2 doors are awesome and love the 2 vestibules to stash our bags and stuff while keeping them covered. Really easy to put up and take down - dries out quick. Very happy with this purchase.

>Rating: 5

Great car camping tent

I've used it several times

We just used the tent for the first time camping in southern Utah and it was great. It was a bit chilly at night but the tent held up well to the weather and all the dust. An added bonus is the bright orange color, you will have a hard time missing your campsite with this one.

>Rating: 5

Better than expected

I've used it several times

Purchased this tent for some spacious car camping in the high country of North Carolina and it did not disappoint. Very easy to set up and without reading the instructions :) The tent was used in typical North Carolina summer conditions- hot and humid followed by big thunderstorms passing through the mountains. Heavy downpours and wind did not effect the tent at all- everything was dry inside and no issues with gusty winds. I do use this as my main car camping tent for one person and enjoy the extra space inside plus the height allows me to hunch over and change clothes...I am 6ft tall! Love the big vestibule in front...all around a great tent and I loved my mother hubba tent I previously used and now that is at home...Excellent service from Backcountry and saved about $85 from another online retailer by purchasing it here!

>Rating: 5

Perfect tent!

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

I purchased this tent to camp in Montauk, NY. Its small and light enough to travel with. It took less than five minutes for myself and a friend to put up and take down. Three adults with sleeping pads slept comfortably in this tent. Wonderful tent!

>Rating: 5

Great tent

I've used it several times

I recently got to use this tent on a trip around California. It slept me, my wife, and teenage daughter with plenty of space. I feel it would sleep 4 better than most 4 person tents and any 3 people should have ample space. It's well ventilated and the amount of mesh provides great viewing when the fly is unnecessary. My only concern is that the 2 main tent poles are connected by a plastic hanging guide in the middle that I worry may break. The main poles being joined make for a somewhat awkward setup due to their size but setup is still super easy. This tent is pretty big/heavy for backpacking but if you're thinking of using it for that purpose you likely have people to distribute weight across. All in all this is a great tent and a purchase I'd make again.


Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, David. It helps our community a ton!

>Rating: 5


Exactly what I was looking for in a new family tent. Plenty of room. Light enough if someone needs to pack it in.

>Rating: 5

Held up well to a 12-hr pouring rain

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

We just used this on a 3-day camping trip in Vermont and it held up beautifully. The first night, we were caught in a 12-hour downpour. There were times we woke up to so much water coming down that it sounded like someone was dumping buckets on the tent. Even with all the splatter and water, we stayed dry. There were a couple of damp spots on the floor of the tent, but certainly no wet spots. With the ability to remove the rainfly very easily, we were able to air everything out easily once the rain quit. The tent does have tabs on the sides to pull the walls out. We did this after the first night using the extra stakes and some extra rope we had. The tent became even more waterproof. No moisture at all when we got more rain later in the weekend. The size of the tent was also perfect for us. We had two sleeping pads, a large dog bed for our golden retriever, and our large Patagonia duffel in there with plenty of room to spare. We did get a waterproof fleece blanket to protect the floor of the tent from our dog's nails. Plenty of pockets for belongings, awesome headlamp pouches to project light throughout the tent, and a great hook to hang a little lamp from overhead. The vestibules were extremely useful in the rain. We could keep all shoes outside of the tent and keep them dry. Just be sure to check for spiders before putting your feet in. It's also possible to crouch and close the vestibule before opening the tent door to keep the water out. The tent took about 10-15 minutes to put up. Couldn't ask for anything better.

>Rating: 4

Certainly waterproof

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

We put this tent to the test during a very rainy weekend in the Smokies. It rained all weekend, but we stayed nice and dry. The extra poles on the tent really do keep the end walls more vertical and give you a lot more usable floor space. The vestibules aren't huge, but they have enough space to leave your shoes out to dry. The tent is easy to put up, but I don't like the little plastic piece at the top of the tent that holds the larger poles together. We broke this piece the first time we put the tent up. Marmot sent us a replacement, but it was the wrong size. I've put up many a tent, and this thing just makes it more complicated. The doors have four zipper pulls each, which I think is a bit excessive, but we're not using this as a backpacking tent. The vestibule doors have two zipper pulls, which worked really well for exiting and entering the tent in the rain, as you don't have to open the vestibule doors all the way to enter the vestibule. You can open the top, step in and close it back up over you very quickly and the tent stays taught. When we finished our camping trip, I was able to take the tent down in the rain, while remaining under the rain fly. It worked surprisingly well and kept me drier than taking it down in the rain. You'll still get wet taking down the fly, but it's still an improvement.