User Review: Marmot Limelight 3P
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $280
Spacious, sturdy, and relatively light for 2 people + gear.
- Reputable brand
- 2 spacious vestibules
- Not the lightest of backpacking tents
This tent is easy enough to set up solo but goes up with ease if there's a second person setting it up. The seams are well constructed, it stuffs down to a reasonable size and weight for backpacking or (my preference) a bicycle tour, and features two doors and two spacious vestibules. I could cram a third person inside it if necessary, but it's really most comfortable for 2 adults with room for gear and extra clothes around the edges or in the vestibules.
I'm 6'2" and have been in some tents that allow me to stand up and others that I'm constantly bumping into while exiting, entering, or moving around. This tent gives me adequate room for changing clothes while lying down, reading, and sleeping with a bit of space on all sides.
I like that the 4 built-in pockets are snug with the tent body rather than dangling and causing stress points on the tent. The pockets aren't as big as most tent pockets I've encountered, but the 3-person Marmot Limelight I bought from Backcountry.com included a gear loft and a footprint (which is the same dennier nylon as the floor of the tent itself).