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Marmot Limelight 2P Tent


    Marmot Limelight 2P Tent

    The Marmot Limelight 2 tent offers 2 backpackers a comfortable space and tough, yet lightweight construction. The Limelight also offers great value as it comes complete with footprint and gear loft! See details

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    The Marmot Limelight 2 tent offers 2 backpackers a comfortable space and tough, yet lightweight construction. The Limelight also offers great value as it comes complete with footprint and gear loft!

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    The Marmot Limelight 2 tent offers 2 backpackers a comfortable space and tough, yet lightweight construction. The Limelight also offers great value as it comes complete with footprint and gear loft!

    • Large side door provides convenient access for campers; 1 large vestibule holds all the gear
    • Color coded poles and webbing simplify setup; snag-free zipper flap won't get hung up
    • DAC Pressfit aluminum poles feature a pressed-in ferrule, ensuring the poles remain strong and reliable
    • DAC/Marmot double clips disperse stress over a large area and won't slide; plus, they have an incredible breaking strength and are easy to use with gloves
    • UV-resistant, seam-sealed polyester rainfly won't stretch or expand when wet, ensuring a consistently taut pitch
    • Catenary cut floor provides a tight pitch with reduced weight; fully seam-taped bathtub floor maintains waterproofness
    • Window Weld™ design gives views to the outside, lets in light and reduces weight; fly vent increases air circulation inside tent
    • Light-reflective points help you find your tent at night; jingle-free nylon zipper pulls remain quiet in windy weather
    • Multiple inside pockets organize your equipment and provide storage up off the floor while inside the Limelight 2 tent
    • As a convenient option, poles and rainfly can be set up with the footprint to create a lightweight shelter


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    Marmot Limelight 2P Tent Specs
    Best use
    4 lbs. 10 oz.
    2.09 kilograms
    5 pounds
    7 x 22 inches
    88 x 54 inches
    229 x 137 centimeters
    32 square feet
    9 square feet
    41 inches
    104 centimeters
    1 door
    Aluminum DAC Pressfit
    9.0 / 10.0 millimeters
    Ripstop polyester
    Coated nylon
    Coated ripstop polyester
    Freestanding tent
    Sleeping capacity
    Minimum trail weight
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    Fly / footprint pitch weight
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    Packed size
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    Rainfly fabric
    Footprint included
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    Marmot Limelight 2P Tent

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    Marmot Limelight 2P Tent is rated 4.1935 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Tent; Not Ideal for Lightwieght This is a very solid tent for short backpacking trips, but not ideal for longer trips or trips where going lightweight and small is the primary goal. I've used this tent a bunch of times, from 25 degrees to 90 degrees, no winds and intense rainstorms. It's always served me well and is a good combination of weight, durability, comfort, and weather resistant. Weight and Durability: It's not advertised as an ultralight tent, so you'll be disappointed if that's what you're looking for. Coming in at 5lbs is pretty reasonable, especially given that the product comes with a rainfly. It's heavier than some other tents because (1) it has a little more interior room and (2) it's made of slightly more durable materials. Some of the ultralight and superlight tents from, for example, Big Agnes are great but can tear pretty easily on snags. I've set my Limelight up on rocks and on sticks, and no rips or tears yet (I also always use the footprint). Given the durability, the weight is good and not overly heavy except for those looking to go ultralight. In terms of packing, the packed size of the tent is a little larger than others. This is something to consider when shopping. For example, when all the components of this tent are rolled up together and placed in my 48L Osprey Kestrel along with a 3L hydration bladder, it's a pretty tight fit in there. I'll often roll the tent/fly together and the polls/footprint together and stick them on opposite sides of the bag - 2 small diameter items are easier to pack than 1 large diameter item. If you're hiking with a slightly larger bag (and Osprey's can run small), it shouldn't be too much of an issue. But if you're taking a 45L or smaller bag with you, it might be a problem. Comfort and Weather Resistance: Nice tent - good at keeping heat in and drafts out. I've never really gotten a wind chill in there, even during intense storms. Plenty of room for 2 people to sit up inside. I also roll around a lot in my sleep, and there's room for me to do that without disturbing the other person in the tent. Enough space to put some gear and clothes near the feet or on the sides near your head. Not a huge amount of space outside the tent, but enough to put some boots and/or a bag. Setup is VERY easy, though probably not moreso than most 3-season tents. I've used this thing in pretty intense rainstorms and it kept its shape very well. The one drawback is that it is a very tough to tie the rainfly low. This leaves a pretty decent gap between the group and the bottom of the rainfly. In driving rain, some splashing will happen under the gap and the water will splash up against the tent. The problem is that on parts of the tent wall the mesh goes pretty low, so some of the splashback will hit the mesh. There wasn't standing water inside the tent or anything, but definitely added a little bit of moisture and coolness to the inside of the tent that I could have done without. Again, this was in driving rain. In normal rain, even moderately heavy rain, I haven't had this problem. Hope that was helpful!
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lived in this tent. I lived in this tent for 5 1/2 months while working on a trail crew in the Stanislaus National Forest in CA. That's right, LIVED in it! It endured rain, sun, wind, and snow, and never failed me. The only water that ever got into the tent was from underneath, and that was my fault in the set up. It can get a little chilly, but with a good sleeping bag the ventilation is totally worth it. This puppy is my ol' faithful and still has many trips of use in it.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Like the Marmot Limelight 2P I've used my Limelight 2P twice already while camping in Tioga State Forest in north-central Pennsylvania. It's in the mountains and the nights get plenty cool. The Limelight 2P fits me and some of my belongings very well. I wouldn't recommend this tent for two people unless the two people are a couple. This tent is very close quarters for two people who don't plan to cuddle. I like to have some things in my tent with me and the Limelight 2P has enough room for my sleeping bag, sleep mat and some clothes, etc. The gear loft is clever and very useful. On my second outing with the Limelight 2P we had some rain the first night. Fortunately, I put the rain fly on before turning in. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I needed to have the rain fly perfectly centered on the tent. I had one end of the rain fly too low on one side of the tent and too high on the other side of the tent. As a result, some rain dripped in on the end of the tent where the rain fly was too high leaving some of the mesh exposed to the weather. The good news is that the leaky end was by my feet so I didn't have any water near my head. There was a little pool of water at the leaky end of the tent the next morning, which was easily sponged out and dried. I centered the rain fly and that took care of that issue. It would have been better if the rain fly had a few extra inches of fabric on each end so it extended down closer to the ground. This is the reason I rated this tent four stars instead of five. I like this tent and would recommend it. If it gets cold out when using the tent, be sure to zip up the door on the rain fly. That will help conserve heat inside the tent. Thank you for reading my remarks. :-)
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it so much bought a second one! Went on a week long backpacking trip to Big Bend in Feb and used this tent for overnight trails. My boyfirend purchased it so I purchased mine as soon as we returned. The tent was easy to attached to the top of my bag and didn't add as much weight as expected. Me and another person slept in the tent comfortably (I am 5'3" and 130 lbs he is 5'9" and about 170 lbs). One night the temp dropped below freezing and we didn't even know until getting out of the tent and discovering all our water frozen. It was quick and easy to set up and pull down. with the ventialtion I am expecting it to work well during our trips this summer.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great First Backpacking Tent Started backpacking with my son who's in the Boy Scouts. Looked at Salida 2 and Half Dome 2 but chose the Marmot. All three are worthy, I just preferred the Limelight's design. Really easy to set up with the two pole design. Fly goes on really taut and the low profile doesn't move in wind. Very good ventilation with no condensation. Stays cool in hot weather, but it's not very warm in colder weather (that's why it's a three season tent!). Don't mind the single door/vestibule as it's just me. If I knew I were using it more as a two man, I'd probably get a three person tent. Love that the normally extra cost floor is included in the price, plus the 11 aluminum stakes. Wish the poles were shorter when folded for easier packing. Otherwise, well made tent at a nice price, highly recommended!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great First Backpacking Tent Needed a tent for backpacking with my son in Scouts. Considered Kelty Salida 2 and REI Half Dome, but chose the Limelight because I preferred it's design and the fact that the floor is included in the price. I use it as a tent for one, so the single door isn't an issue. If you need room for two, I'd suggest the Limelight 3. It's really easy to set up. Fly is nice and taut so wind doesn't phase it. Marmot supplied 11 stakes for the tent and guy lines (I only use 6). This is a three season tent and the ventilation keeps it cool in warm weather. It's not designed to keep you warm in winter conditions. Quality is very nice. I especially like the two prong clips that attach the tent to the poles. They look like they'll last as they're sewn across a longer piece of fabric than in other tents. Only wish is for shorter pole sections to make it more compact for packing. Highly Recommended!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy it again! Amazing cold weather performance from a 3-season tent! I have the 2-person version, and it held up well on a 3 day trip in sub-freezing weather. This tent withstood 12-14" of snow. The only time we were reminded that it was not a true 4-season tent was when the winds kicked up over 40mph. Guy lines held fine, but mesh underneath fly was a quick reminder! Have been on several other trips with this tent. Gear loft is pretty neat feature too. Only complaints are; vestibule is almost too small for 2 packs, and although very good weight-wise, it has a large pack-size. Those two complaints aside, I still give it 5-stars! Very sturdy, quick easy setup/breakdown. Lightweight. Has held water and wind proof.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Specs aren't always correct I ordered the Limelight 2 because the specs said that the pack size was 7"x18" and it would fit nicely in the motorcycle hard bags. This is WRONG. The aluminum poles are 20.5" long! Otherwise, the tent works well...except for the fly. It's not designed well. 3 Stars for the incorrect specs.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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