Richard Johnsonwrote a review of Marmot Tungsten Tent: 3-Person 3-Season on October 30, 2017
... but it appears that backcountry no longer carries it.
The problem with tents is that the sharply loping sides rob you of head and footroom. A 7' tent is 7' floor but after putting a couple inches of airpad in, your head is inches higher than the floor so that 7' turns into 5'6" sleeping room.
Thus I liked the straight sides of the Marmot and wanted the Limelight-2 as that is comfortable for a single person and ok for two. For some reason I got the Tungsten over the Limelight (probably that $50) as the sizes are comparable. The Limelight is an inch higher and has an extra square-foot of floorspace which comes down to maybe 3' extra footroom in the Limelight. For a Kayaker, the extra 5 ounces of the Limelight are irrelevant and both tents pack the same. The Limelight has bigger doors which is a plus but....
I bought the tent from Backcountry and it arrived a few days later! WOW!!!
I set it in the living room and the tent set up easily. IMPORTANT NOTE: one side of the tent has a small orange tab on the tent-pole flaps. Those are the loops into which you put the tips of your poles. The rainfly has, on one side tiny orange flaps. Match these so orange fly matches orange tent. I asked the woman at REI why and she did not know but if you mismatch them, the door in the fly will NOT match the door in the tent. So match these orange tabs and the doors will open the same way.
I liked how there was nylon over the head area but the rest of the tent was net. This allows for some star-gazing in good weather with just enough privacy or shade over your head.
I liked that crossbar as it opens headroom and that is more comfortable.
Packing: I am a kayaker so space is more valuable that is weight. I can slide the poles and hammer between my seat and kayak, the stakes in my deck-bag and squish the tent between bulkhead and foot-pegs so it packs well in my kayak. I like the idea of beaching and having my tent handy as the first thing I unpack and set-up. THEN I unload the rest of my gear and the Tungsten fits in my cockpit easily and safely as the footpegs hold it in place against the bulkhead. Other paddlers shove their tent far into the bow and the fly/footprint far into the stern to balance the boat, but these people have to totally unload their kayak to get to the tent. My way gives me a place to store my gear as I unload which is a plus if it is raining when you beach.
MINUS: the footprint is too small. It is also difficult to mount on the tent pole unless you put the footprint on first which I dislike doing.
I like a floor in my vestibule so I ruined the return on the tent by modifying the footprint. I had another footprint from an old ruined tent so I sewed that to the main-vestibule side of the footprint, set the tent and fly up and traced the vestibule. Then I cut and hemmed the new flap, added a stake-loop and used the remainder of the old footprint for the back vestibule.
Some people ask "why" but it keeps my gear cleaner and keeps the inside of the tent cleaner as I leave my dirt on the modified footprint and not in the tent.
There is supposed to be an attic with the tent but I never found mine. I only use the attic for a light and with the light-diffuser flap over the head, I will not miss the attic. It gets in the way when I kneel anyway.
PLUS: The high sides that add to floor space!!! I can go almost to the edge of the floor and still NOT have my head poking into the fabric! More than anything else, this is why people buy the Marmot!
I gave this 4 stars because I only tested it in the living room. Next week I will take it on a week-long kayak trip down the Colorado River and will give a better review when I return.