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Marmot Limestone 4P

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Limestone 4P three-season tent

Great tent for one or two people, easy setup, water tight.


  • Easy setup
  • Water tight, taped seams
  • Strong poles (12mm DAC Alum)


  • Ventilation could be better





I purchased this tent to replace an REI Camp Dome 4 after rodents destroyed the rain fly, and I've used it twice and a total of about 8 nights so far. I'm a solo camper, 5'3", and this tent is perfect for me. I can just about stand up straight, and lots of room.  It weights about 11 pounds.

I wanted something with a full rain fly and a vestibule, and this has both. I've never been a fan of pole sleeves, but I like the tent, so these are tolerable, and setup is pretty basic for this type of tent. The side brow poles help provide more vertical side walls and more space.  

During a recent camping trip to Itasca State Park in MN, I had the opportunity to put the rain fly through a pretty good durability test. On a couple nights the skies let loose for several hours. This tent is water tight. Since the side wall fabric goes up pretty high on the tent body, there was no splash in from rain hitting the ground.

The only downside revolves around airflow. In order to get great airflow, I needed to unstake a couple corners of the fly and pull it back off the tent — not a huge feat and just a minor annoyance, but not really great for sleeping when weather is unpredictable. The two small vents help somewhat, but condensation was an issue during the storms, more so than what I've experienced in other tents. (All my tents are REI except for this one.) I had a fan, and that helped.  

I got this tent on sale from Backcountry, with free two-day shipping. Would I buy another one? Maybe. My main reasons for this particular tent purchase were peak height and fly coverage. If I found a tent that met my requirements on these two features, but had better air flow (via another zipper/vestibule on the back side of the fly), then I might consider a different option.

While I understand that more zippers add weight and cost, I'd be willing to pay a little more money for these minor improvements, and that would increase my rating to a five-star.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $271

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The four-person, four-season Limestone is basically a
big-brother version of the Limelight, but with tad bit more space, a
weather-resistant construction, and a doormat to keep debris outside where it
belongs. It sets up fast and easy using the color-coded clip and DAC pole pitch
system. All seams are fully taped for a watertight seal. The canopy is made of
68 denier polyester ripstop and no-see-um mesh for. The fly is made of 68 denier
polyester ripstop, and has an 1,800 mm water-resistant coating. The floor
features a hardy 150 denier nylon with a 3,000 mm waterproof coating. The
Limelight 4-person tent comes with a tent repair kit, gear loft, and doormat.


  • Full coverage fly with built-in Velcro vents
  • Heavyweight 150 denier nylon floor
  • One “D-shaped” door and vestibule
  • DAC DA17 poles and color-coded pitch system
  • All fly and canopy floor seams are fully taped
  • Trip-resistant reflective guy out points
  • Welded port window
  • Door mat, hanging organizer, and tent repair kit


Price MSRP: $299.00
Current Retail: $34.50-$529.00
Historic Range: $3.18-$529.00
Reviewers Paid: $271.00
Minimum weight 10 lb 15 oz / 5.0 kg
Packed weight 11 lb 12 oz / 5.3 kg
Seasons 4-season
Sleeping capacity 4
Doors 1
Floor length 100 in / 254 cm
Floor width 86 in / 218 cm
Floor area 60 sq ft / 5.6 sq m
Vestibules 1
Vestibule area 18.45 sq ft / 2 sq m
Peak height 60 in / 150 cm
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