by JustBobfromCold in JulyThis tent is mostly screen almost to the floor with no way to keep even the slightest breeze out. We froze in 45 degree July nights at 11,000 feet in the Rockies. We are usually too warm in our two person tent. If you are camping in very warm conditions (Texas or Florida come to mind), this tent would be good. In the Rockies, forget it.
Date published: 2011-08-01
Rated 4out of5
by Sara enjoys the outdoorsfromSpacious 4P TentWe purchased this tent because we wanted something more spacious for our more lengthy camping trips. It provides ample room for all of our gear and ourselves, which is especially nice during wet weather. Our niece and nephew also enjoy using the tent with us and there is still plenty of room to play games. We're happy with this tent.
Date published: 2013-09-04
Rated 4out of5
by jhwsfofromsimple is goodI'm a casual weekend camper, and this tent impressed me because the poles aren't made out of junky fiberglass that fails by splitting and jamming painful splinters into your fingers. This tent has poles that are made out of lightweight metal tubing, so I'm expecting them to fail much more gracefully.
You see how I think about these things? Anyway, I took this out with my 6yo son over Memorial Day weekend, and it served us well. Weather was sunny and we had only a light breeze, so I can't say how well it will hold up in a storm, but to my eye, it looks better than the Coleman 6-person it replaced.
Date published: 2012-06-20
Rated 4out of5
by Campy McCampersonfromMarmot Limestone 4I decided that if I were going to get a new tent I would have to sell off my old ones first. I wanted a tent with plenty of room with a full rain fly and a sizable vestibule. I also wanted a tent with enough room to move around in with some head room. After looking for months at several different tents I finally decided on the Marmot Limestone 4. I purchased this tent during the REI clearance sale last month and though I haven't taken it camping yet I did set it up in the back yard to make sure it met my satisfaction. The tent was easy to set up looked and felt sturdy and I especially liked the amount of room the front vestibule had and the placement of the mat for my shoes and gear. I am going to Yellowstone next and that is where I will test it for sure. I like the look and feel of the Limestone 4 and can't wait to take it out. I have told my friends on the east coast to check out this tent if they ever want to buy a new one I don't think they will be disappointed.
Date published: 2012-06-24
Rated 4out of5
by Kris the adventurerfromexcited to go campingIt was great for weekend camping, just me and 3 large dogs (90-120#). They had more than enough room. With the fly on and closed up you really have to love orange. But in the morning it is quite cheery.
In the am it is a bit difficult getting out of the tent with the vestibule is closed. But regardless of morning stiffness it is do-able.
In 30 degrees night weather there were no problems with condensation. Haven't tried really hot weather yet. Hot wet weather will be a real test.
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 4out of5
by zoeyfromI am glad I bought itLike the space inside and has weathered bad weather well so far. Only downfall was that one of the poles bend at its connection on first use. Bummer.
Date published: 2012-08-01
Rated 5out of5
by jennifer316fromGreat tent for the cost!I researched tents for hours and days before I made my purchase. I was looking for a 4 person tent that was 3 season. I was torn between the rei base camp 4 tent and the Marmot Limelight 4 person tent. I decided to for go the 2 doors that came with the base camp 4 and opted for more height that came with the Limestone vs the Limelight. I much prefered a tent that had better flooring material and poles (it seemed like there were a lot of negative comments on the base camp 4 about the poles) then 2 doors. I am very happy with my decision. I was pleasantly surprised about all the storage around the tent for keys and small items. I was able to hang a flash light from the center of the tent to be able to get dressed at night and see at the same time. I loved that the tent had reflective material on the outside of the tent for identifaction at night.
My husband who set up the tent said that it was so easy to set up. He said he could do it "in 6 minutes without the kids and in 10 minutes with the kids!" were his exact words. We didn't even do a practice set up before taking it out.
This tent was amazingly roomy and was perfect height for me. I know I am the exception. I am very petite at 4'11 but my husband didn't have anything negative to say about the height and he is 5'10. We are a family of 3 and had plenty of space for sleep and our bag and cooler. It would easily and comfortably sleep 4 without a problem.
My only negative review I have is about the ventilation. There aren't any windows or things to open to let in a breeze. Luckily for us this was a non issue because we were camping in the mountains in Southern Colorado in SEPTEMBER so it got chilly. We did notice on one of the days that it got warm in the tent but the only way to ventilate was pushing back the rain fly off the tent or tieing it back on a small area. But then I could see someone feeling exposed if they had to dress in there at night because of how much netting/screen that the main tent is made of. This could be an issue if we were to camp in a very humid/hot place.
Other than that the tent performed like a champ. Sure we were cold on the first night but it wasn't the tent's fault. We just need to invest in some better cold weather clothing and sleeping bags. I have no doubt in my mind that we would be protected from rain, and wind in this thing! love the little window for a "look out" too!
Date published: 2012-09-17
Rated 5out of5
by The SlothfromGreat for family car campingSet it up the first time in the backyard to check it out and it took about 10 minutes. For the first real camping trip, I arrived at the site first and a storm was coming fast so I set it up alone in about 10 minutes again. By the time the storm arrived, I was able to wait out the rain in the tent with no leaks or other issues. Rain was a short heavy downpour but than it rained again in the middle of the night, with no leaks either time. Slept with the vestibule door open and ventilation was not an issue, and the stuff in the vestibule was dry in the morning. Seemed study in the wind too. Plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 kids and the reflective guy points and Marmot logo really light up at night for finding your way to the site. Like the mesh panel at the top for stargazing without the fly, but I didn't get to try that this first time out.
Only complaint: the black guy line supplied with the tent is already my back-up line after getting some reflective line from REI. For the money, reflective line and MSR groundhog stakes are worth it and it would be nice if Marmot supplied these on the front end. Emergency pole repair sleeve was a nice touch though.
Date published: 2011-04-18
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