User Review: Marmot Limelight 2P
Source: borrowed it
I needed a lighter tent for a backpacking trip and didn't want to lug around an 8 lb tent. This is a very solid choice with a good price point (especially if you can find it on sale). It has great durable rip-stop nylon and doesn't weigh down my backpack. I wouldn't recommend using it for two people unless you want to be extremely close to them and not have your gear in the tent with you, but that true of any 2-person tent.
- Easy setup
- Very tight for two people
- Won't stop a strong breeze from coming in
Setup: Very simple and easy. Just took a couple of minutes.
Stability: It didn't rain when I used it, but it held up to some fairly strong winds.
Ventilation: It is perhaps a bit too ventilated, because when I wasn't in my sleeping bag I was freezing and the walls allowed a lot of wind to come through the vents.
Room: Very tight for two people, and even tight for a person with gear, but it serves its purpose and the rain fly can hold gear too. Can be a bit of a pain to get in and out of.
Packability: It packs small and is pretty light. Not the lightest on the market, but much lighter than anything else I have and for the stability that it offers it's extremely light.
Construction: Very thin rip-stop nylon, should hold up well over time, and poles seemed very solid.
Conditions: I hiked in some hills in Eastern Missouri with it and was impressed. It didn't rain during the four day hike, but it got a bit chilly at night.