Marmot Firefly 2P

2 reviews
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4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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I bought this tent for my wife and me to have some…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200

Summary

I bought this tent for my wife and me to have some room. This is definitely roomy and with us both being 5'8" we can sit up with room to spare. With it being for taller people we can keep most of our stuff in the tent on either end. When we travel we split the weight and it is reasonable. I still use it flying solo because the weight is worth the real estate. This thing is a tank in the South Texas wind and rains. With a bit of back yarding, you can have this tent up in a few minutes flat.

This tent is for anyone looking for a really roomy 2-person tent at the expense of a little weight.

Pros

  • Spacious
  • Easy to set up
  • Waterproof
  • Stable in the winds
  • Comes with footprint and gear loft
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Slightly heavy
  • Crap tent stakes

I have been using this tent for two years. It has been all over Texas in all four seasons. I use it mostly when trekking with the wife, but have used it many times when flying solo. For two people of moderate height (5'8") this thing is a palace. 

We have had it in high 40+ mph wind, multi-day torrential downpour and it stayed upright and bone dry. It has never even built up unreasonable condensation in the humid summers. This tent has never let me down once. It is a war wagon as far as I am concerned. 

With a little practice this tent can go up in just a few minutes consistently. Tear down takes a few more and you have to practice packing it in the way it first came out of the package.

If you need a reasonably priced tent that comes with a footprint this is a win. If you shop around you can find this on sale almost anywhere. I have never had to test Marmot's warranty, but that in itself may be a testament to the product.

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing this review, JWill!


21 days ago
G00SE MODERATOR

Welcome to Trailspace! If you haven't discovered them yet, replace your "crap" tent stakes with MSR Groundhogs. They work great.


21 days ago
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Fantastic tent. This is a great tent. It has two entry…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $220

Summary

Fantastic tent.

Pros

  • Room
  • Comes with gear loft and foot pad

Cons

  • Minor stability problems
  • Packability

This is a great tent. It has two entry doors with vestibules at each and a lot of room in the middle  Enough room for two comfortably and it is easy to set up as well.

The tent packs down light and tight, but not easily. The tent held up in high winds in Arizona well but was buffeted about a bit (jingle free zipper was quiet though!). Minor condensation but not at bad as others in this price range.

I have always liked Marmot gear so I was confident when giving this tent a try. Worth every penny as no tent in the $250 range will be perfect, this one come fairly close. Just be prepared to spend some time packing it down to get it back to size.  Also, is it ok to say I like the color scheme....because I do.

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Marmot's Firefly 2 Tent is a roomy, lightweight backpacking tent with a large vestibule for keeping packs and boots dry.

- CampSaver.com

With ample headroom, spacious vestibules and a longth length, the Marmot Firefly 2P Tent offers plenty of room to stretch out and get comfortable, even for tall backpackers.

- REI

For those who feel that ultralight 2-person tents can be somewhat claustrophobic, the Marmot Firefly 2-Person 3-Season Tent trades a little bit of additional weight for extra room to move around. Designed to be a larger version of Marmot's uber-popular Limelight 2-Person Tent, the Firefly features more head room and near vertical side walls for maximum comfort.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. Marmot Firefly 2 Person Tent FEATURES of the Marmot Firefly 2 Person Tent Hanging Organizer and Footprint Included DAC Press-Fit Poles Full Coverage Fly Vestibule Window Weld Bare Bones Setup Catenary Cut Floor Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls Light- Reflective Points Snag-Free Zipper Flap Multiple Pockets SPECIFICATIONS of the Marmot Firefly 2 Person Tent Capacity: 2 Person Floor Area: 3.2 square meter / 34.5 square feet Minimum Weight: 5 lbs 9 oz / 2518 g Pack Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz / 2832 g Bare Bone: 3 lbs 14 oz / 1750 g Dimension: (H x W x L): 43 x 54 x 93in. / 109 x 137 x 234 cm Vestibules: 2 Vestibule Area: 1.6 square meter / 16.82 square feet, 0.9 square meter / 9.3 square feet Door: 2 Pole Type: 3 / DAC Press-Fit 9.0mm Stuff Sack Dimension: 23.5 x 7.5in. / 60 x 19 cm Fly: 68D 100% Polyester Ripstop 1800mm, W/R, F/R Canopy: 68D 100% Polyester Ripstop,F/R Sidewall: 75D Polyester Taffeta 190t 1800PU Floor: 70D 100% Nylon PU 3000mm W/R, F/R

- Moosejaw

Marmot Firefly 2P - A larger version of our popular Limelight 2P, the Firefly is built for those requiring more room to stretch out. Ample headroom, spacious vestibules and longer length are some of the luxurious features that make it an ideal tent for grown-ups. Features Hanging Organizer and Footprint Included DAC Press-Fit Poles - Have Press-In Inserts for Increased Durability Full Coverage Fly Vestibule - For Additional Storage Window Weld(TM) - Waterproof Window Construction Reduces Weight and Enhances Appearance Bare Bones Setup - Allows the Fly to be Used by Itself with Footprint to Make a Lightweight, Sturdy Shelter Catenary Cut Floor - Fully Waterproof Floor with Taped Seams Lifted Off the Ground Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls - Promote Undisturbed Sleep Light-Reflective Points - To Find Your Tent At Night Snag-Free Zipper Flap - Zip and Un-Zip Without Getting the Zipper Caught Multiple Pockets Specs Maximum Weight: 6 lbs 4 oz / 2.8 kg Minimum Weight: 5 lbs 9 oz / 2.5 kg Dimensions: 43x54x93in / 109x137x234cm Packed Size: 7.5 x 23.5 in / 19 x 60 cm Vestibule Area: 16.82 sq ft / 1.6 sq m Tent Poles: 3 / DAC Press-Fit 9.0mm Floor Area: 34.5 sq ft / 3.2 sq m Tent floor Material: 70d 100% Nylon PU 3000mm W/R, F/R Tent canopy Material: 68d 100% Polyester Ripstop,F/R Tent fly Material: 68d 100% Polyester Ripstop 1800mm, W/R, F/R Sidewall Material: 75d Polyester Taffeta 190T 1800PU

- Massey's Outfitters