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Marmot Tungsten Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Trail-ready toughness.

    Tough as nails and roomy as hell, the Marmot Tungsten 2p 2-Person 3-Season Tent will be your go-to backpacking tent when durability is a must. Utilizing Marmot's space-optimizing Zone design, the Tungsten has an efficient living space that utilizes pre-bent sleeping zones that create vertical side walls for a spacious feel once inside.

    Two D-shaped doors allow for either person to easily enter or exit the tent without disturbing the other, and vestibules on either side of the tent allow for plenty of dry storage space for gear and packs. Sturdy Velocity HD poles withstand howling winds when you're hunkered down in exposed terrain, and the robust fabrics are treated to repel downpours. 

    • Sturdy, spacious shelter with a trail-worthy weight
    • Zone construction creates a roomier sleeping area
    • Waterproof fly and floor keep rain and water at bay
    • No-see-um mesh maintains airflow while keeping bugs out
    • Color-coded Easy Pitch clips, poles, and fly for quick set up
    • Lamp Shade pocket secures headlamp for ambient lighting
    • Interior pockets for small gear organization
    • Footprint included
    • Item #MAR014C

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [canopy] 68D polyester taffeta, 40D no-see-um mesh, [fly] 68D polyester taffeta(1800mm), [floor] 68D polyester taffeta (2000mm)
    Capacity
    2-person
    Season
    3-season
    Poles
    3 Velocity HD
    Number of Doors
    2
    Number of Vestibules
    2
    Vestibule Space
    9.8 / 7.8ft²
    Seams
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    42in
    Floor Dimensions
    88 x 54in
    Floor Space
    32ft²
    Packed Size
    21 x 7in
    Trail Weight
    4lb 13oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Bombproof

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have taken this tent out numerous times on climbing trips and it has consistently been dry and sturdy. It is very quick and easy to put up, even for one person, sleeps two with some gear inside very comfortably, and the vestibule is perfect for storing wetter gear. I have never gotten wet inside this tent, from 90+ F nights with 100% humidity to 10F nights with pummelling rain.

    The tent is also stupid resilient, it stayed intact and upright on top of a cliff face in Shelf Road, Colorado during this past week's bomb cyclone and wind gusts well past 60mph. It stayed pitched, no poles broke, and nothing tore. A bombproof tent.

    Thunderstorm Rated

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased this tent primarily for backcountry trips solo + 70 pound German Shepherd &/or lanky teenage daughter. After some trial runs in the Midwest and Appalachians with no issues, the mutt and I piled in the Jeep to Wyoming in August, 2017 and headed back to the Bighorn Mountains.



    After getting acclimated and catching good rainbow trout at the 8k' level for a couple days, we hiked up to Lake Geneva in the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area at 10,000'. The tent is a touch bulky and heavy for higher elevation solo pack ins, but manageable. We settled into a depression in a boulder field a couple hundred feet above the lake, set camp, then went fishing. The tent sets up easily and quickly, but the tent stakes are too weak for rocky, hard terrain. They are fine for loamy Midwestern soil. The fly was left off initially to allow fuller drying from the previous night's rain.



    After fly rodding in a few brook trout to supplement a Mountain House meal (and Elfi's kibble) we returned to the campsite, cooked up a feast, but noticed the wind and mist were picking up over the canyon rim. Elfi stood guard - as German Shepherds are wont to do - while the tent fly was aggressively staked down and tied off. By dark, the alpenglow had been replaced by a pretty ferocious thunderstorm above, then at, then below our level. The tent system held very firm and completely dry throughout the night, no rain blew under the fly/ over the tub sides, and the footprint was appreciated on the rocky terrain. The following day and night proved less eventful, despite light rain and sleet, and temps in the upper 20s.



    The next few nights at a different site at @8,800' were colder, but dryer overall, with heavy frost which caused no issues inside. Elfi was rewarded with her first moose sightings in the stream meadow. Even in the 20s with a mid range light bag (and dog spooning) the tent was dry, warm, comfortable, and secure. The designed bends in the poles add to the interior roominess and air flow, the doors and vestibule work well, and it functions entirely as it should. Dividing the weight and bulk between two hikers would be a better personal setup, but that was a known commodity going in. Its performance in rough weather at altitude showed its worth. I have and will continue to recommend this tent to others.

    Thunderstorm Rated

    The search has ended

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

    Haven't had a change to use it on a trip yet but I'm really excited to get out there with it. I did a lot of research before buying this tent and was looking for a durable, lightweight, two-person and this was the winner. It's really easy to put up, super roomy, and really well thought out. You will probably need a footprint as the floor is pretty thin, but that's to be expected.

    Great backpacking tent

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

    Have had a Marmot 2 man backpacking tent since '97 that finally stopped being waterproof, (never any other issues) so got this one as a replacement and expect it to last just as long. Used it on one trip to the Uintas and found it easy to pack and set up. I'm only 5'9" so found it had plenty of room. Even if you take up the whole space inside, the vestibules are large enough for two packs on each side.

    BEST TENT EVER!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tent is my go to. I never leave on an adventure without it. Its super lightweight, which makes it nice for any backpacker. Super roomy! I've been able to fit two adults, our packs and a dog comfortably. Its been able to handle high wind storm at Lake Powell. As well a rain storm up by Fifthwater Hot springs. Keeping us dry the entire night. For that being said, BEST TENT EVER!

    BEST TENT EVER!

    Great choice for backpacking

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

    First and least importantly, we got the green one. I love it. We’ve only had the tent a short time, but we treated it to a pretty thorough vetting on a recently jaunt through the lower part of the lost coast trail. The nights were, as always, wet, windy, and chilly. Thanks to the tent, we never noticed the evening elements.

    The tent has four parts: footprint, tent, poles/stakes, and fly. The complete tent does not take up much room—it is smaller than my wife’s sleeping bag. The tent is also light (5lbs). It is a dream to carry.

    Setup takes under two minutes to set up; five minuets if you count the time it took me to stake it down in super rocky soil (more on this later). Once up, you’re good to go. The interior is spacious enough. The floor accommodates two medium humans. At 6’1, I could sit upright on my ‘2.5 pad with headroom to spare. Not bad.

    The tent is also a winner climatewise. Despite the lost coast’s cool evening temps, the tent (with rain fly) warmed up nicely and quickly! Both my wife and I were pleased to find that within just a minute or two we were toasty. The vestibules were both large enough for our packs plus additional space. To take advantage of the dual doors (which my wife loves and specifically commented on) we kept it to on pack per vestibule, but we could have easily fit both Osprey 70Ls within either vestibule. They are plenty big.

    Condensation: if fully zipped up, you will have condensation on the inside vestibule doors when you awake. I imagine that the build up could lead to stink or mold if not properly addressed. This is not an atypical tent characteristic and it shouldn’t put you off of any tent, especially this one.

    One gripe: the stakes had a ton of trouble passing through the lost coast soil, which is extremely rocky. I bent a stake our first night out. I am not sure if the stakes can be strengthened without creating more weight, but it might be worth it. I would be willing to add a little extra weight for burlier stakes. If Marmot had toughened up the stakes, then I would have zero complaints. Seriously, this is a marvelous tent at a really good price.

    Poor design

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tent was not well thought out by Marmot. Mainly in the way it packs up but also with it set up. My main gripe is that the poles have a slight bend in then to widen out the corners of the tent which is a nice feature until you fold the poles up and the bend won't allow the poles to roll up tight. Other tents with this design, have a junction at the bend to minimize this issue but with this tent, it's right in the middle of a pole section. Second gripe is with the ancillary cross pole which isn't necessary but it is longer than the tent poles when folded up, by about 3 inches. Both these issues make the tent hard to pack in your pack. Other than that, it keeps you dry and sheds some weight from other tents I have.

    Had to get one after using my friends

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My friend has one of these bad boys. We used it for a 1.5 month car and backwoods camping trip. I do a lot of camping and for durability, reliability, and easy of set up it’s unbeatable. We had went through just about every weather situation possible from light snow, to blistering hot to serious rain and we always remain comfortable (or as much as a tent could possibly keep you there). We were absolutely dry at all times though. Already used mine twice and it feels like home sweet home.

    3 months straight

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Initially purchased this tent because the packed size (that Backcountry listed erroneously and refused to make right by offering a long-time customer a discount or something) was listed as being 18x7 not 21x7. Had I know the Marmot was larger I would have gladly spent the extra money on the Nemo Galaxi 2P, but Backcountry.com screwed me over.

    Anyway, this was a last minute purchase and I could not return the tent in time to get something smaller so ended up rolling with it. Overall the tent held up well. We were in southwest UT, doing fieldwork for 3 months, slept in tents every night for 3 months, experienced a few monsoons, lightning, hail, and 100 degree + daytime temperatures. Overall a fun/rewarding experience I hope to undertake next summer. The tent was great no issues with water getting in, setup is simple, when staked out it's solid, the double doors are nice, and I would recommend it to others. Only real downside are the cheap tent stakes, destroyed 2-3 of them before switching to some premium stakes (MSR carbon cores usually get the job done) but worthless trash stakes are typical of almost every tent. In conclusion I was happy with the Marmot and would recommend it to others if you're looking for packability the Nemo Galaxi 2P is a solid choice.

    Awesome tent

      My wife and I took this tent camping in Idaho first, then Jackson Wyoming and it held up nicely. Lightweight, durable and comfortable for the two of us. The built in vestibules are great for storing campfire wood and shoes under at night. Great tent and a great price!

      Awesome tent

      Durable and dry

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      We purchased this tent for our daughter last year for a 9 month mission trip that took her to Asia, Africa and South America. The tent was a great addition as it was not only affordable but also light weight. During her trip she slept in the tent for approximately half of the trip. While her teammates were getting soaked during monsoons, she was comfortable and dry. Our daughter was probably the only person on her team who brought her tent home instead of dropping it. She is headed off to college in a few weeks and her tent is the first thing she plans to pack.

      Marmot goes downhill

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

      The very name used to mean quality. Not anymore. My trusty Kelty tent lasted more than 20 years. Last June I finally replaced with this 2-person Tungsten tent. After LESS THAN six uses in clement weather, the poles caved in on me - the rivet (hub) that held the set together broke. The rigamarole to get the poles fixed - not replaced, is frustrating. And no apologies forthcoming for the danger incurred by a collapsed tent.

      So far, so good

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

      First, the disclaimer: I have only used this tent once for a 2 night primitive camp, though I have set it up a few times in various setups.
      I figured I'd give my initial thoughts and revisit the review after several months of use. I bought this tent on sale for $150 and it came with the footprint. That is a great price for what you get. The tent is easy to set up, has tons of room (a true 2 person tent), and the vertical aspect of it gives you plenty of room to sit up inside and change clothes, etc. I wouldn't call this tent a backpacking tent as it packs down rather large. I have an REI Quarterdome 2-person that packs down about 2/3 the size of this tent. Unfortunately, my dog ripped a large hole in the mesh on the REI tent during a major windstorm in Moab, so I bought this tent as a temporary replacement. It is pretty much perfect so far for the applications I intend to use it for, like base camping for climbing and when I am out in the field for work and not far from the car. I will get another backpacking tent eventually for use in the backcountry.
      It is free standing and does have the ability to be set up with just the footprint and rainfly so you can leave the tent (and weight) behind. However, due to the fact that the rainfly attaches with plastic buckles (like the waist belt for a backpack) that connect to the tent, you do have to tie out the fly. The tent and footprint have grommets that the poles seat into, so I will probably install some grommets on the tabs for the rainfly so I don't have to use tieouts and it can be free standing as well. That being said, it was easy enough to tie it out.
      The material is sturdy, so far, and the entire roof is mesh (along with most of the sides) that is small enough to keep out the insects but is still clear enough to see the stars at night.
      Overall I believe this tent is well worth even the full price if you intend to be fairly close to your transport or want to attach it to the bottom of your pack.
      I gave it four stars solely because I haven't had the opportunity to use it many times to test durability, though I have a feeling after a several months use it will warrant the fifth star.
      P.S. The upper corner pockets do indeed diffuse the light from a headlamp to give a nice ambient light while you are getting settled.

      This tent is phenomenal.

        It's very lightweight and there's no trouble setting it up alone. Fits two campers very comfortably with extra room for gear. Love that it comes with a fitted footprint.

        April 2018 North Country Trail MI

        April 2018 North Country Trail in Manistee Forest MI

        I've had the tent for over a year and used it on several backpacking trips and car camps, it has worked flawlessly in that time.
        I originally bought the tent based on price, interior size and having seen one on display in a shop whilst on vacation.
        I am 6 foot 2 inches tall and about 270lbs, with a Long/Wide sleeping pad and bag I am often a little cramped in the average tent. So I wanted one that would accommodate my height and gear.
        The Marmot tungsten's are well made tents and so far the tent is holding up very well indeed. The only downside is that the tent is a bit on the heavy side at around 5lbs but when you consider the weight, the price, durability and interior space I don't see many alternatives out there, especially with an included footprint.
        Definitely glad I got this tent and would recommend it to others if you are in doubt.

        April 2018 North Country Trail MI

        All the little things add up

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

        I took it out on a short camp out and that's when you find all of the little things that you like even more. The corner lamp pockets great for lighting up the tent but they are great for your glasses. Can anyone else confirm that they glow or was that burn in from the light? The little hook that hold your camp light. It comes with the ground cloth. The tent stakes that have a good feel and are easier to hold because they are not tiny. The rainfly gives you great storage space and the mesh design helps keep it from getting to hot. One of my friends ordered one after I got mine and because of the bend in the tent pole he can put a low cot in for a better nights sleep.

        Does the trick for the right price

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

        My family of 5 is just beginning to go back country camping (after car camping for years) now that our youngest is 7 and can carry his own gear. We were looking for a relatively inexpensive, light weight tent for our two sons (ages 7 & 9) to carry and sleep in. This 2 person tent fit the bill. At just over 4lb, we split the tent between the two boys when they hiked the 4.5 miles to our backcountry site. The size was perfect for them and their gear. We know we prefer to camp with our gear in the tent with us, and this tent was able to accommodate our two boys (on their sleeping mats) as well as all of their gear at their feet. Had my husband and I used this tent, it would have fit the two of us snuggly, but not our gear, so for ourselves we opted for a 3 person tent. If you are a couple and don't mind leaving your gear outside (the rain fly pulls out and will protect your gear) this is a good size tent. One "strange" thing is some of the poles have a slight bend to them, making the poles take up slightly more space. I also feel this is a "larger" tent when you fold it up than some of the more expensive tents we looked at. That being said, it got the job done and the larger size is reflected in more space inside the tent. I would recommend it.

        Unanswered Question

        Is this the newer or older model? The packed size matches the older but the vestibule size matches the newer.