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It is an amazing tent that lasts, and lasts, and lasts.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250


It is an amazing tent that lasts, and lasts, and lasts.


  • Fast and easy setup
  • 100% waterproof in ANY rain
  • Light and relatively small


  • Vestibules are indeed low

We have been using this tent for 10+ years now, and still are hesitant to get a new one. This Marmot hosts us with ultimate confidence even in very harsh conditions, where I have seen more expensive tents around leaking (and cheap ones half-filled with water and/or flown away entirely). We were always warm and dry. What else would you ask from a tent?

Setup is extremely fast and easy, with no ugly fitting of poles into soft holes, which I see people doing constantly with tents at $800+ by well known brands.

Rainfly has a window—quite useful sometimes, e.g. to watch a raccoon stealing your garbage. 

Both inside and outside doors could be easily attached to keep doors open from both sides if you want to. 

Ventilation is amazing—never see better really in any other tent, and I have seen quite a few. 

The package is relatively light and fits easily in the 35 L backpack with all the other gear (personal stuff, sleeping bag, pad, pillow and liner including).  

I am honestly frightened by a thought that I will have to change it once—really hard to bit. 


Welcome to Trailspace, Alex! Thanks for the review. Do you have any pictures of your Marmot you could show in it?

7 months ago

3.5 stars for the Twilight 3P w/footprint Double doors…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: three season
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: very quick, fly takes a little jocking to get centered
Weight: close to 7lbs w/footprint, stakes, fly and tent
Price Paid: $116

3.5 stars for the Twilight 3P w/footprint

Double doors and double vestibules are very nice!

My thoughts on where the Twilight 3P could be improved.

(1) the vestibules could be taller

(2) add clip connections for the middle footprint grommet straps (like the corner connections). this would keep the footprint taut. Without the clip connectors the tent pole grommet protrusions (colored pieces that fits into the grommets) are not long enough to fit fully through both the tent and footprint, after staking and guying the middle poles pull out of the footprint grommets.

(3) add an extra piece of velcro to the end of each 1/2 of the opening vestibule doors to allow the doors to remain open.

(4) sell the gear loft with the tent - and charge for it. Personally, I would rather pay a little more to get a gear loft than search online (everywhere) and still not find one. Plan now is to make a homemade gear loft.

All my other Marmot products have held up and I have no doubts about this tent with standing time and the elements.

Overall, I scored a sweet deal on very well made three season tent. My intended uses; bwca, winter on the lake, and car camping - 3.5/5 stars :)

The Twilight 3 is a good tent overall with a few drawbacks.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Sleeps: 3
Weight: 7 lb
Price Paid: $335 w/gear loft and footprint

The Twilight 3 is a good tent overall with a few drawbacks.

1. The vestibules are too low. They have wide floorspace but no height.
2. It's pretty bulky.
3. There is no way of holding the rainfly door back when unzipped.

Other than that it is an awesome tent. It is all no-see-um mesh, awesome for stargazing with the fly off! It has great ventilation and is the easiest setup i have ever seen. I can set it up in the dark in 2 min.
There is a ton of room. I have spent a night in a storm with 3 other guys comfortably.

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Marmot Twilight 3P


The Twilight 3P has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$248.95 - $249.00

The Marmot Twilight 3P is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen sometime before 2006 at RockCreek.

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