User Review: Marmot Twilight 2P
We got this tent four years ago, along with the now-discontinued Twilight 3P. We have used it backpacking and car camping in all kinds of weather.
One trip to the Smokies, it rained for three days straight. On the fourth day, we were not only dry as a bone, but had the campground to ourselves.
Another time, we had a inch-thick sheet of water flow through our camp for three hours. Not a drop inside. I renew the DWR on the fly and bathtub floor at the start of every season.
Set up is idiot-proof, I've pitched it in the dark more often than not. Not once have we had any trouble with condensation even with all the hatches battened down tight. It can be pitched with footprint and fly only, but best of all, the tent can be pitched under the fly, which is a great capability for those hikers who want a dry tent after a long day hiking in the rain.
Tent, fly, and footprint all stuff into a medium Granite Gear compression sack with no ill effects (the 3P uses two small compression sacks), so it packs down smaller than a lot of solo tents. Inside is roomy for two and two dogs with ample headroom for my 6'2" frame. The fly can be half-pitched (covering the foot) for stargazing, but pulled over taut in seconds when the rain starts at 2 am. The vestibules are big, but low--keep your pack under your feet.
It may cost and weigh a little more than comparable tents, but it's worth it.