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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathable & protective (a bit heavy) This Marmot tent has served me well within the PNW; be it car camping near Diablo Lake, light backpacking in the North Cascades, or winter camping in the Olympics this tent has seen it all. Any tent that can withstand Hoh in fall is good by me. While it is a bit heavy at just over 5 lbs, I had no complaints taking it on multi-day backpacking trips in the Olympics. Still, if it's within your budget I'd recommend the new "UL" Tungsten 2p weighing just over 3 lbs.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great 2P camp tent I bought this tent a year ago looking for a solid camp tent that I could also take backpacking. At the time I could not pass up the deal, as well as the Marmot quality. It's been out on two camping trips now and a short weekend packpack. Overall I am very happy with my Tungsten 2P. It is comfortably spacious for 2 people and gear, easy to set up, and packs nicely. I would say my only con would be the weight as a backpacking tent, but for the value I will carry the extra pound and a half. I would say the most spectacular part of the tent is its structure. This thing stands like brick and mortor in heavy wind and rain. I expect a tent to keep me dry (when positioned and set up well) but winds can be a different story. Last weekend my wife and I were up at 9500 ft in the Poudre Canyon. At night, the winds coming off the lake were unlike anything we had ever experienced, roaring in between 50 and 70 mph. This tent was solid to the point that I could never imagine. Would absolutely recommend and buy again.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initial impressions I bought the Tungsten 2p tent as a compliment to my Limelight 3p (older version) and my hammock set up. I have not tested it in the field, only set up in the backyard. I needed a tent that I could take on dedicated solo canoe/kayak trips. A tent that would be more suitable for one person than the Limelight 3p and didn't sacrifice as much comfort as a hammock. In my hours upon hours of comparing and researching different 1p/2p tent options I couldn't find a better tent for the money then the Tungsten 2p. First of all, I appreciate that Marmot has included a footprint, something most companies don't do. Secondly, I appreciate Marmot offers two great colors. I opted for the green. Mainly because my other tent is orange and I wanted to blend in more on my solo trips. Thirdly, I appreciate the use of sturdy materials for those who are not overly concerned with weight but would rather have the ruggedness. There is a Tungsten 2p ultra light model that uses lighter weight materials, for those that are weight conscious. The tent pitches easily and quickly, thanks to color coded hubbed poles, footprint, tent body and fly. Red tabs on the footprint, body and fly ensure the tapered tent is lined up correctly. The bent "knees" on the poles allow for more interior space and still pack down nice and tidy when rolled up with the tent. The design and ratio of no see-um mesh to nylon wall is great, provides privacy and ventilation effectively. Loved the two headlamp "lamp shade" pockets. Also liked the interior pockets design as a hanging pouch system at the head of the tent, has two of them. As opposed to the pockets in 4 corners sewn directly to the tent wall. A vent in the full coverage rain fly is a welcome feature in any tent. As is two spacious vestibules and two large D shaped doors. One vestibule is smaller than the other but still plenty large enough for some gear. The way the fly/vestibule is shaped, when the vestibule is opened there is a little over hang above the tent body. This prevents water from dripping into the tent when you open the vestibule after it's been raining or just collected morning dew. Lastly, it tears down quickly and rolls away easily in its over sized stuff sack. No more wrestling and re rolling to get a tighter roll to fit it back into the sack. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. At retail $200 this is a great deal, I believe the best value for the money. I used a member coupon (thanks REI!!) and felt like I was stealing this tent. I can't wait to try this tent out in the North Maine Woods this spring! TL;DR Marmot has created one of the best values in this category of tents. There isn't a tent out there that I found that has better cost > materials > design ratio than the Marmot Tungsten 2p. Why are you still reading? BUY THIS TENT AND GET OUTSIDE!!!!!
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thoughtful Design My old Eureka had become leaky and terribly stained with smushed mosquitos (stained with blood). I cast about for a recommendation on another review site and ended up buying the Tungsten 2P. I love it. The main poles are joined together, pivoting in the center which assists in setup. The short cross pole (spreader bar across the top) and primary poles that are bent near the bottom do a nice job of making the footprint of this tent seem roomier than it should. There is ample storage for nicks and backs (2 pockets where you head is, 2 ceiling pockets for things like a cell phone or eyeglasses, a hook at the very top where you might hang, for example, a lantern. I just got back from a camping trip where thunderstorms rolled in for much of the night, extremely heavy at times. I was bone dry the entire time. There is a ton of ventilation. In fact, without the fly, the ten itself is probably 80% netting. The non-netting part of the wall is angled down to provide sufficient privacy while at the same time maximizing ventilation. I love the little vent at the top of the tent that you can engage or not. The footprint ground cover stays in place as it hooks onto the poles. It would be easier in my view if it clipped on so you could leave it in place when packing and when setting up, but minor criticism. You are guided to orient the fly correctly by some colored tabs (you match the fly tabs with the tent tabs). This is thoughtful but not necessarily easy (e.g., if setting up at night). An alternative, perhaps better, solution in my view would be different types of click tabs on the different corners so that you could only set it up in the correct orientation. The double fly (on both sides of tent) gives extra room for keeping gear dry while not taking up tent space. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend this tent for solo campers (not hikers) who like a bit of room. It's a little heavier than my Eureka Backcountry but I have decided that I am a camper (out of car or kayak) not a hiker so no big deal.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tent, on the heavy side I bought this tent primarily to use when I needed something small enough to fly with in a checked bag, I didn't anticipate using it for backpacking or for more than one person. Flash forward one year and one boyfriend and I must so it's not so bad. I'm 5'4" and he's 6'3" and this tent it great for us. We managed to fit ourselves and our gear in tent with us for 3 nights and it worked out fine (even when sleeping on a major incline). I loved the headlamp pockets, they came in very useful late at night as did the side pickets near the floor. The gear storage outside is a bit too small to be of much use other than for a day pack and shoes.Overall good purchase when you throw in the footprint.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for solo, too tight for two Great overall features, but really small inside for two people. My two inflatable mattresses fill the complete width, so not even some room on the sides of the tent. Coming from using a Sierra design Tiros for twenty years, I am used to have extra room inside, even for backpacking. Tungsten 3p has 66" wide whereas 2p only has 54"head/46"at the feet. If only camping and not backpacking, I suggest going for the 3p. Also, no coments on mosquitoes, but the way zipper opens, very many can make it in!!!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome tent bought this tent a couple years back and I must say it is a awesome tent. I go backpacking with my dog and I have room for my gear and more. one night it storm like like crazy but never leak one bit. great tent for the price.
Date published: 2017-12-31
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Questions & Answers

Can I set up the tungsten 2p with just the rain fly and footprint?

Asked by: Phoenix
I've been able to do it. Set the poles into the footprint grommets, then throw the fly over. You do have to stake it out after that.
Answered by: Glenn
Date published: 2018-02-06

Is there a loop to hang a battery-operated lantern or other light source from the peak of the tent? I'm not sure I understand where the headlamp pocket is or even what it is exactly.

Asked by: Dave
The headlamp pocket is a triangular piece of opaque white nylon stitched to one of the top inner top corners of the tent. Its just big enough to fit a headlamp or similar sized light source. When used, the opaque material diffuses the light and pleasantly disperses it evenly throughout the tent. I love my Tungsten 2 and 3P!
Answered by: Lbeets
Date published: 2018-02-06

Is the top of this tent mesh? How far do the side walls go up before the mesh starts? I am looking for a tent that has mesh on the top for desert camping. Thank you!

Asked by: Sarah
The top of the tent is mesh. The side walls are partially mesh and partially polyester, and the since the polyester on the walls is lower at one end of the tent and higher at the other end of the tent, the height of the mesh on the side wall varies.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-18

What is the pole weight and what is the separate tent weight. Looking to see how well it splits up for 2 people 

Asked by: Jack
​The poles weigh 1 lb. 2 oz. and the tent body weighs 1 lb. 4 oz.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-01-19

I see there is an 'old' version and a newer version of this tent, the newer version is darker grey where the older version was a light tan (both with 'blaze' contrast color). What are other differences besides color?

Asked by: kayyaker
There are only a few minor changes including an extra inch of peak height on the newer version and slightly larger second vestibule. The older version had slightly more room at the foot side of the tent, but they both still have the same floor area.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-06

What is the difference between this (Marmot Tungsten) vs marmot catalyst?

Asked by: Koala 6613
Due to the pole design, the Tungsten offers quite a bit more interior space than the Catalyst. Additionally, the Tungsten has less mesh on the sidewalls, so it does offer a little more privacy if you are camping without the rainfly. Otherwise, the tents are fairly similar.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-06

Does this tent have a fast pitch option, using the rainfly and footprint?

Asked by: Andy Greely
No, this tent is not designed for fast fly set up.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-06

Since the footprint is included, does the packaged weight listed include the footprint?

Asked by: Keithel
​The packaged weight does not include the included footprint.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-06
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