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Marmot Halo 6P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Halo 6P three-season tent

30+ years camping, hunting, backpacking experience—favorite tent of all time.


  • Water resistance
  • Ventilation
  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy


  • Bright orange. ;)

We have had this tent for several years now. We have had no issues with it whatsoever. We camp all over the place with this, and while it's far too bulky to carry in a backpack by one person, we do tend to backpack with this tent or ride in on horses/mules to camp with this tent more often than any other.

The height in this tent is phenomenal. The fact that we can fit our family of five, hounds, and all our gear in here is a mega plus. It has withstood some torrential downpour and winds, and we have never had an issue with it staying water tight.

The ventilation is superb. We sleep comfortable anywhere from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone down to the deep muggy Southern states. We have used more tents than I'd care to mention, including canvas, and this one takes the cake. 


30+ years back country camping, hunting, backpacking.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 300 off of ebay, new in box store clear out.

Marmot makes mediocre products at best. And they back them with poor customer service. If you live in Canada go to MEC. If you live in the US go to REI. Better prices, better quality, and 1000x better customer service.


  • Large


  • Zippers
  • Customer service

I have been disappointed by this tent. We spent several hundred dollars to purchase it. It was damaged in the first storm it was in. I sent it in for repair. They fixed a couple of the issues but did not replace the poles or repair the bent poles that needed to be replaced.

The tent set up quite deformed, which did not allow for the fly to be tight. Without a tight fly the tent is useless in a storm.

As well the zippers are not YKK and are of lower quality that do not stand up to hard weather conditions. When the zippers split in a storm the last trip I took the fly ended up ripping because of the strain from whipping around in the wind.

It can be hard enough to go camping with little children but then put a major equipment failure on top of that it does not make for a very fun family camping trip. Stay away from Marmot!!!!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $560

Out of the box both main poles were bent. I'm still waiting to see how Marmot will respond.

We spent 4 days in this tent in off and on rainy weather, generally light rain. On the last day we endured 6 hours of moderately heavy rain with moderate wind. The fly soaked through and was wet to the touch EVERYWHERE.... this was not condensation as the dampness was in areas condensation would not accumulate, plus it was heavier near some seams... the floor also had soaked through in two corners and in a large patch in the middle. Thank god we were using cots of we would have been very uncomfortable. We were not in standing water and were using a footprint.

On the design side, the fly is poorly designed for windy conditions. No matter how tight you pull it down it is excessively loose around the bottom, especially on the side. Wind comes in under the fly, wraps around the tent, and tends to pull the stakes on the far side.

Design changes should include more guy-out points, more stake points on the fly, and a friggin water-PROOF floor and fly. Other than this the tent is roomy and comfortable.

Design: Halo 6p
Sleeps: 6+
Ease of Setup: Moderate
Weight: 20lbs
Price Paid: $599

Love the room and relative ease of set-up (recommend 2 ppl.). General build quality is very good.  We've used this tent for about 20 days total over the past season and have encountered rain, heavy, windblown rain and snow.  Never a leak. 

Vestibules are roomy. Ventilation options are very good and easy to set. 

Unfortunately, the main poles are of inadequate strength for a tent of this size at this cost point.  We have major deforms in 4 sections of 1 pole from a 30mpg wind - hardly an uncommon weather event when camping. The tent will still set-up though it appears a bit lopsided and the rain fly no longer reaches the ground for full coverage in two corners.

I have sent the bent pole for repair or replacement to Marmot's warranty service via UPS at my own expense. It remains to be seen if I will also have to pay for a new pole or replacement of the bent sections (do not think that would be reasonable for an obvious design flaw).

I would avoid this tent if you are going to be camping in any weather other than a very mild breeze.

Price Paid: $498

Our first trip in this tent was eight nights in Sequoia National Park. Four days of sunshine, three days of rain, and one day of snow. The tent performed beautifully. Take better stakes for rocky ground as the metal ones provided bent pretty easy.

No leaks, no problem with gusty winds. Even got our two bikes inside one of the vestibules.

Only problem was the bugs. They get between the tent and the fly and stay right above your head on the screen top. By the time we broke camp there were more than a hundred mostly dead bugs and flies. Not a pleasant sight when laying down for a nap in the afternoon. If you can live with that, the tent is a keeper.

We have camped and backpacked in the Sierras for more than thirty years now.

Price Paid: $500

Big tent, bigger fly.


  • Big

This tent is big. The fly makes it even bigger. Would I take this tent snow camping or backpacking? NO. Will I take this tent car camping, scout camping, and week-longing? YES.  

The advantage is the size.  I love it.  Vertical, tall walls.  Does it stand up to wind? only mild wind. If you want a 6-person for the basecamp of Everest, you'd better spend more than $500. This will beat the pants off a Coleman or any other Target-sold tent. Easy setup, handles most weather conditions, and has space to spare.

6-man? Maybe an understatement.  10'x10', with vertical walls and 6+ foot ceiling all the way around make this tent great for lots of people. Party in a tent.  

Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $160

As long as there is dry weather the tent is perfect. Very good conditioning. Plenty of space .

If you have windy conditions the clips are rubbing off the "waterproofskin" of the outer tent with the consequence, at the next rain the water ist coming through.

After 3 weeks of using the Marmot Halo 6P the waterproof strips behind the stitching is completely going off.

Sorry but I can´t give more than 1 point for good tent, with good details, but bad quality for the outer tent, which doesn't keeps you dry.

Price Paid: 370 €

After 37 years of camping with many styles and brands, this is truly the best quality tent we have ever owned. The ventilation is outstanding and you do not feel damp at night or in the morning. The headroom and space is outstanding and the quality of the poles and zippers is unlike anything I have seen before.

This will be the last tent we ever have to buy. If you want quality, and you want to stay dry no matter what the weather than this tent is what you need.

Design: 3- season Halo 6p
Sleeps: 6+
Ease of Setup: very easy
Price Paid: $380

This tent is great~~ 3 or 4 season, it does the job. It is comparable to one of the more expensive expedition tents. Tons of space/ standing room, great ventilation, reliable under severe weather conditions, but most of bang for the buck. I bought mine new out of the box on ebay and got a killer deal...But I'd still pay full price, now that I know what a great tent it is.

Ease of Setup: less than 3 minutes (after some practice)
Weight: 17 lbs
Price Paid: ebay new $275

Stormy weekend camping, we stayed dry as a bone. Windy condition, no worries! Awesome tent, with lots of room for me, my cot, and three kids.

Design: three-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 6+
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 17

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Price MSRP: $499.00
Current Retail: $469.99-$475.30
Historic Range: $335.37-$679.00
Reviewers Paid: $160.00-$599.00
Maximum Weight 19 lb 7 oz / 8.8 kg
Minimum Weight 18 lb 15 oz / 8.6 kg
Dimensions 81 x 120 x 120 in / 206 x 305 x 305 cm
Packed Size 14 x 25 in / 36 x 64 cm
Vestibule Area 32 sq ft / 3 sq m
Tent Poles 4 / DAC 12 mm
Floor Area 100 sq ft / 9.3 sq m
Tent Floor Material 70d 100% Nylon PU 3000 mm W/R, F/R
Tent Canopy Material 68d 100% Polyester Ripstop, F/R
Tent Fly Material 68d 100% Polyester Ripstop 1800 mm, W/R, F/R
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