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Marmot Tungsten 2P

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Marmot Tungsten 2P three-season tent

My first backpacking tent and I loved this tent! Met every expectation except weight.

Pros

  • Easy pitch
  • Fast pitch option
  • 3 season
  • Durable
  • Roomy
  • Double wall
  • Nice see-through mesh with no glare stargazing
  • Inside pockets for gadgets
  • Large vestibule areas on both sides
  • 2 doors and 2 vestibules

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Large pack size had to split it up to pack it

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Nice size vestibule for storing gear and cooking in bad weather

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Cataract Valley camp
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Very roomy tent for one person!
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Reflective tags help out in the dark

I used this tent for the entire hiking season last year and I loved it! I switched up to a lighter tent for this year to try and shave a few pounds off my carrying pack weight. I hope it was worth it.

I loved this tent because it was super quick and easy to set up. It was very durable and strong fabric. It was a 3 season tent. I got it on sale and saved $100 from retail price! All around good tent.

The only con is the weight. Weighing in at over 5 pounds carrying weight I had to find something lighter for my long thru hike this summer. I pray it was worth the upgrade, when you start getting into lighter gear sometimes you sacrifice quality. I will soon find out.

I packed this tent on the PCT in WA and on the Wonderland Trail and other trails in Mt Rainier and it didn't let me down once!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $159

This tent is great! Lots of room and ready for any conditions!

Pros

  • Size
  • Waterproof
  • 2 vestibules
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Large pack size

This tent is great! I'm 6'4" and have a hard time fitting in most tents, but with the Tungsten I have enough room for me and another person.

I've never been wet in it and have never had a condensation problem. The tent is a bit heavy compared to most, but that comes with the extra size of it.

Overall a great tent and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little bit of extra room!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $220

Not the lightest, but durable and roomy.

Pros

  • Easy to build
  • Spacious

Cons

  • Not lightweight (if that matters)

This is a good all round tent, but won’t suit those obsessed with weight or super-compact sizes.

Easy to set up. Can be done in pouring rain by laying out the footprint and frame first, throw the fly over, then install the inner. Like all "2P" tents, it’s really suited to only one.

Have had no issues with rain or dampness. Good for canoe camping, not great for ultralight hikes.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 250 CDN

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Price Current Retail: $248.95-$269.00
Historic Range: $129.32-$269.00
Reviewers Paid: $159.00-$220.00
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