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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Tent! It's the best! Took this tent to Zion during rain and it stayed dry and warm on the inside during our 2 1/2 day stay. We pulled the footprint up when we packing up our last day and it was the only dry spot at our camping site. The exterior was a little beat up but easily cleanable. It dropped into the low 30s but with the two of us in the tent it stayed pretty warm. I took it to Joshua Tree the following week in the dry heat and the roll up for the tent cover on the back and front allowed for it to remain cool. I'm rather obsessed with this tent and it was the perfect purchase for camping. I haven't backpacked with this but its rather light so I don't think I'll be disappointed!
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from obvious design flaw Don't let me completely scare you away from this tent, my previous tent was a limelight 2p tent that took a beating. with that said, my only complaint is the cross poles for the tent. when everything is compressed, separated and ready to put away or go hiking, these poles stick out about 4" above everything else. The problem is that they give you two sections for the cross pole which make them longer then anything else. i am not returning the tent because i found a tent pole supplier on line and purchased 3 sections to cover limelights 2 sections and now everything fits snugly. i gave it only 3 stars because the flaw is so obvious, someone in quality control should have caught this.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great value but specs not accurate I bought this tent because of the value but the specs that list this tent as being 7x18" packed size is off by 4.25". As mentioned by another reviewer, the center pole is a 2 piece and is 22.25" when folded. This pole should have been a 3 piece standard so that it could meet the 18" packed spec they give as the next smaller sized pole in the whole set is 18". I purchased this tent to fit in aluminum box motorcycle panniers that have a maximum 19" length so i need to replace the 2 piece center pole with a 3 piece. Not a huge deal but Marmot could easily make this change.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice features for the price Got this for a backcountry trip and love it. It's big enough for 2 6-foot tall men, and our camping backpacks fit in the vestibule area on either side. 2 doors is a nice touch and it was lighter than my buddies 3-person tent. 1 person can set it up in less than 5 minutes and only the vestibules really need to be staked it. O did bend a stake the first day I had it trying to get into hard rock ground. It was a nice touch that it includes a perfectly sized tarp however it does NOT cover the vestibule areas, only the main tent area. It seems to have attracted bugs, bug I used it the first night after buying it so it may just need to air out. I am also looking into some tent bug spray to take care of the problem. Also invest in a 2 person emergency blanket and use it on the bottom of the tent, it really helps keeping the cold out. Hope you find this useful
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rainy day camping My first camping trip in the Limelight 2 was four rainy days on the Oregon Coast. Despite the constant drizzle and occasional downpour, not a drop of water entered the tent. There was plenty of head room and I was able to place the compact Evrgrn campfire rocker inside. First time set up took about 15 minutes for solo camper. If you're setting up in the rain, you can easily keep the tent dry by first setting up the rain fly and then setting up the tent.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid so far One chilly trip to Moab so far only but I am very happy with the purchase. Roomy, big double front door, easy to pitch (first time ever in the dark). Just a little heavy and bulky for backpacking but I really enjoyed not waking up to condensate covered everything like my single wall tent.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice tent; not all stakes included. My new tent arrived, it looks great except: 6 tent stakes were included and the tent has 10 stake points: 4 corners of the tent, 2 vestibules, 4 tie-outs on the fly. I camp in wind & rain often, always use a fly. I called REI and was told "receiving 6-9 stakes is the industry standard" and this was not an error or omission. I expect more from REI and Marmot; I paid top dollar for a high quality tent and expected to have all the accessories included to use the tent as designed. Be aware: Marmot does not include all accessories to use this tent out of the box. Other than that minor point, it's a nice little tent.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent for the price! This tent is great for the price! It's lightweight, sets up very quickly and is well made. It comes with a footprint which is a huge value. It's super roomy as well, it slept me, my fiancé, and both of our 40L bags. If you are looking for a great backpacking tent on a budget then this is the tent for you.
Date published: 2016-09-12
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Questions & Answers

Can I set this up with just the rainfly and footprint?

Asked by: HiSierra
Yes, the Limelight 2P can be pitched with just the poles, footprint and rainfly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2018-02-11

what's the difference between the limelight 2p and the tunsten? Seem very similar but a $50 difference... what's that $50 get you?

Asked by: ronronron
It looks like the Limelight has more "livable space" than the Tungsten. If you compare photos of the two side by side, the sides on the Tungsten look like they start curving into the top sooner. I'm guessing the difference is similar to the Limelight 2015/2016 comparison graphic shown in these photos.
Answered by: cookies933
Date published: 2017-02-15

Your tent descriptions mention the addition of a footprint...what is a footprint?

Asked by: Kaleb shaffer
The Limelight's footprint is an extra piece of material that has waterproofing on it's top side. It goes under the tent to prolong the life of the floor against abrasion from sticks and rocks as well as a waterproof/water-resistant barrier. It's smaller than the tent floor so that it doesn't catch rain and inadvertently form a pool of water under the tent. The Limelight tent floor is fairly sturdy and so seems optional for the purpose of protecting against abrasion. This model has clips so that you can choose to clip the fly to the tent or to the footprint.
Answered by: GreenMoonCheese
Date published: 2017-05-21

I see there are small pockets for items. Are there provisions to hang a gear loft?  I had a gear loft in my Kelty Vortex 2 and it was very handy for storing gear off the floor.

Asked by: HikeWI
The Limelight 2P Tent does have small storage pockets. There are also gear loops on the ceiling to hang a gear loft (sold separately).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-12-27

When I first opened the tent the poles have a plastic covering on the cross section that prevents me from completely locking the pole together in that section.

Asked by: I have a question
There is a slight gap in the poles at the hub. This keeps the two sections centered at the hub.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

does the tent have a bathtub floor?

Asked by: megn1
​This tent does not have a bathtub style floor.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-09

Does the footprint supposed to have longer corners than the tent? Does not fit tight under tent with poles in grommets. 

Asked by: Vrodlady
The footprint itself is intended to be slightly smaller than the tent floor. The webbing on the corners of the footprint is longer so the footprint will not fit tightly under the tent.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-11

The thumbnail pictures show the top cross pole set both above and below the intersection of the main support poles. Which way is correct?

Asked by: Rider of the Purple Sage
The cross pole is designed to go over the top of the of the pole hub.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-08
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