User Review: Marmot Limelight 2P
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 170$
I chose this tent after a long search. I used it for two and a half months in every weather except snow, and this tent is just terrific! Strong, light, easy to set up, very well ventilated. Marmot got it right on every part of it (except the stakes). Totally recommended!
- Very well ventilated
- Easy to set
- High quality materials and manufacture
- The rain fly zipper is a bit hard to reach
- Cause of high ventilation doesn't stop cold breeze
- Stakes are not good enough
I used this tent many times on different grounds and environments, and I absolutely love this tent!
Weighing maximum of 2 kilos, you can't get much lighter than that for the same dimensions and price.
I've been to thunderstorms that lasted 3 days, I've been to cold weather, hot rainy weather and high winds, and this tent was perfect in any condition. While raining the tent kept on high ventilation, there were no leaks or condensation, no water getting in from the sides or anything like that. While in hot weather the mesh did its job in keeping the bugs out and the breeze in.
On high south winds on the Croatian Islands (called Bura) where most of the tents around me got flat, this tent stood still like a fortress. I had to use every anchoring point it had, but I had no worries for it to be blown away or for the poles to break. In cold rainy weather I experienced cold wind getting into the tent, of course because of the high ventilation. So I think it might not be the best choice if you know you'll be in cold weather most of the time.
The building and material quality is superb and I didn't had anything been broken or torn, the fly stood in high tensions and it looked very rough and strong, the poles as well. The footprint and floor overcome stones and twigs, only the stakes got bent too easily and I would definitely recommend to replace them. I got the MSR Groundhog and they had no problem with any kind of ground.
As for space, this tent is larger than most other tents in the same weight and price category. I'm 1.75 meters and thin and I could easily fit with another person and a bag in it.
It's very easy to set up, without any complex parts or methods, rain fly fits perfectly and very quickly. Easy to fold back, lots of storage space inside.
I'm happy that I chose this tent, and I'm looking forward to use it for a long time.