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Marmot Thor 3P

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Thor 3P four-season tent


Price MSRP: $550.00
Current Retail: $561.71-$749.00
Historic Range: $384.95-$749.00
Reviewers Paid: $400.00-$520.00
Maximum Weight 8 lb 6 oz / 3.8 kg
Minimum Weight 7 lb 10 oz / 3.5 kg
Dimensions 43 x 56 x 93 in / 109 x 142 x 236 cm
Packed Size 8 x 20 in / 20 x 51 cm
Vestibule Area 10 sq ft / 0.9 sq m
Tent Poles 6 / DAC NSL Poles
Floor Area 38 sq ft / 3.5 sq m
Tent Floor Material 70d 100% Nylon 5000 mm W/R, F/R
Tent Canopy Material 40d 100% Nylon Ripstop, F/R
Tent Fly Material 40d 100% Nylon Ripstop Silicon / PU 1800 mm W/R, F/R


3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   1
1-star:   0

The Marmot Thor 3P is one of the best 4-season expedition tents you can buy. If you're looking to do some serious winter camping then you should definitely consider purchasing this tent.


  • Spacious design
  • Quality construction
  • Easy to set up


  • A few ounces on the heavy side

Ever since I first took my Marmot Thor 3P tent up into the Alaska backcountry I have loved its solid quality design and construction. It sets up in minutes to protect you from the wind and cold. If you have the time to attach guidelines and anchors then the Marmot Thor can turn into an impenetranable shelter in the harshest blizzard conditions. 

It packs up nicely and weighs in at around 9 lbs. Although you could cram 3 adults in the tent under austere conditions, it comfortably houses 2 adults with some additonal gear. 

I've had my tent for three years and it still looks like new and is just as reliable as they day I bought it. There are a lot of great 4-season tents out there but for me, this is the last mountaineering tent I will ever buy.


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $499


Two months ago I bought Thor 3P and last weekend we finally took it with us outdoors. On the very first night (and because of the incident the only night) wind broke three poles and dramatically contorted the rest.

We assembled the tent with the entrance directed toward the wind, stretched it to the some degree, and added 8 guy lines fixed with MSR Blizzard Stakes and ice axes assuming possibility of wind conditions to be changed. At the morning the wind strengthened to 20 meters per second. In a ten minutes it broke one of the lateral poles and vestibule pole. Bit later, while we were packing, the third pole went broken.

I assumed it was obvious warranty case, but not. Marmot responded literally "Weather damage generally is not covered under warranty".

My bottom line is—Thor might be considered as comfortable for countryside camping (extremely overpriced), but in any case not for serious weather conditions or for mountaineering.


Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 520$


Welcome to Trailspace, Oleksii! That's too bad about the tent failing on its first night. Where were you?

4 years ago

What a frightening experience! Do you think you can use the tent with different poles? I know that's not ideal, but better than buying another $500 tent.

4 years ago

2 Alicia: that were Carpathian mountains, Eastern Europe.

4 years ago

2 G00SE: that's what I'm going to do :) It definitely gonna be even heavier, but for a base camp it'll be ok.

4 years ago

Thanks, Oleksii. Good luck trying out different poles.

4 years ago

The tent is lovely. We used it 100 day/nights. One trip to Burning Man at about the 40 night mark cause the fly to very significantly degrade. Marmot refused to make good on a warranty claim for repair. Nice tent. Crappy warranty support.


  • Lovely color to wake up in
  • Good ability to control temperature
  • Great size for 2 people
  • Very rain proof


  • Fly degrades in the sunlight
  • Heavy
  • Poor warranty support

Good luck setting this up in the dark until you are well practiced.

Very stable in high winds. Completely dry through powerful rainstorms.

Good adaptable ventilation.

Lots of room for two people.

A heavy tent for backpacking. Great for car camping.

Durability: Fly degraded after 40 nights. Sent it back after 100 nights and Marmot did nothing to make it right.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $400


Welcome to Trailspace, Eric! Thanks for sharing your experience with this tent and Marmot. Did Marmot just send back your tent?

4 years ago

Welcome to Trailspace! Thanks for posting.

4 years ago
Eric Cooper

Yes, Marmot sent the fly back, un-repaired. I think it was a very reasonable warrantee request. They offered to sell me a fly for $250.

4 years ago


4 years ago

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