User Review: Marmot Limelight 3P
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180
After 25 years I finally retired my Moss and searched for a new tent. I selected the Marmot Limelight 3P after reading previous reviews and examining the tent the in the local REI store. After several uses I can say that I made a great choice. Everything I wanted in a 3-season tent.
- Easy to set up
- Extremely waterproof
- Handles extreme wind well
- Dual doors and vestible are nice
- Lack of directions for initial setup
- Stakes bend easily
I was looking for a tent to replace my 25-year-old Moss Olympic. It had served me well but it was time to move on. I was looking for a roomy 2-person tent that would be used for car, bike and kayak camping. It needed to be waterproof in extreme rain conditions, have the ability to withstand heavy winds and be easy to set up. I also wanted a free standing tent.
I chose the Marmot Limelight 3 after viewing it at the local REI store then following up with reviews. Quality is very good this price point and the layout is very well thought out. Doors and vestibules on both sides are very nice when two people are involved. When by myself the one side is a great place to store gear while using the other side to exit and enter.
I spent three days where it rained steady with several hard downpours. I stayed completely dry. What I liked was that even when leaving the tent water that was on the tent did not drip in when the fly was opened.