Marmot Limelight 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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Key Features

  • DAC aluminum Press-fit Poles
  • Single door
  • Single vestibule
  • Window weld
  • Full coverage fly
  • Multiple storage pockets
  • Catenary cut floor
  • Snag-free zipper flap
  • Jingle free nylon zipper pulls
  • Light reflective points
  • Fully seam taped floor and fly
  • Gear loft and footprint included
  • Bare Bones set up with tent fly, poles and footprint


Recommended Use: 3-Season Backpacking
Packed Size: 18" x 7"
Sleeping Capacity: 2
Average Min Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz; 2097 g
Average Packed Weight: 5 lbs 0 oz; 2267 g
Interior Height: 41" (at highest point)
Floor Area: 32 sq ft
Floor Dimensions: 88" x 54" (at widest point)
Vestibule Area: 9.0 sq ft
Doors: 1
Pole Type: DAC Press-Fit
Number of Poles: 3
Freestanding: Yes
Clips or Sleeves: Clips
Interior Storage: Gear Loft and Interior Pockets
Material: Walls: 68D 100% Polyester Ripstop
Floor:70D 100% Nylon PU 3000mm
Fly:68D 100% Polyester Ripstop 1800mm
Seam Sealed: Taped Seams
Seasons: 3
Other: Stuff Sack, Gear Loft and Footprint Included
Warranty: Lifetime

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Product Highlights

Boasting lightweight, durable construction, a roomy floor plan and an abundance of mesh, the Marmot Limelight 2P is a value-priced 2-person tent. Marmot even throws in a gear loft and footprint at no additional cost. Designed for 3-season backpacking and camping, the Limelight 2P is ready to accompany you on your next backcountry adventure.

Intended to house up to two people, the Limelight 2P offers 32 square feet of interior space. The full coverage rainfly's integrated vestibule provides a weather-protected entryway and an additional 9 square feet of covered storage space. Interior mesh pockets and a gear loft which clips into the ceiling are included with the Limelight 2P, serving as out-of-the-way storage options.

Three DAC Press-Fit aluminum poles provide the Limelight 2P with support. Integrated clips allow the body of the Limelight 2P to attach quickly, easily and securely to the poles. The freestanding design enables you to set up the tent and then move it around your chosen campsite to find the optimal rock-and-root-free position. Reflective highlights in the fabric of the Limelight 2P make it easy to spot when returning to camp after dark or in low-light conditions.

Mesh panels in the walls and ceilings of the Limelight 2P allow air to circulate and combat condensation. The weatherproof floor with catenary cut and rainfly combine to protect the interior of the Limelight 2P from the elements. Even in those instances when weather is uncooperative and leaves you stranded inside the Limelight 2P, an integrated window in the rainfly allows you to see outside.

A custom-fit footprint is included to further protect the floor of the Marmot Limelight 2P from sharp objects, mud and ground water. The Limelight 2P's design offers a bare bones set-up option. If you really want to travel light, leave the tent body at home and use the rainfly alone with the provided footprint for an even lighter tarp-style set-up.

The Marmot Limelight 2P is available in your choice of colors.

Colors available: Alpenglow, Hatch/Dark Cedar

Marmot part numbers: 27090-9412, 27090-4260

Product Reviews

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Marmot Limelight 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Average customer rating:
Number of reviews: 16

Individual Customer Reviews:

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  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Great tent. Quite spacious for 1 person. Set-up is fast and it seems strong enough. The gear loft is nice, I like to put my headlamp up there at night. Cool green/gray color scheme that blends in well.

    Dislikes: I'm 6' 3", so it's a close fit lengthwise, but this shouldn't be a problem for most folks.

  • william M. Victoria TX

    Likes: very light and well build for packing

    Dislikes: a little small

  • Luke J. San Antonio TX

    Likes: This is my solo tent. Its is very to set up by yourself like the others in the series. Roomy for one pushing it with two but manageable. Free foot print is nice for protecting the floor and increasing the life of the tent. Like the dark color option to blend in with the background better. Strong tent with proper set up. Love this brand

    Dislikes: Minor complainants would be it has only one door. The foot print dose not extend to the vestibule. Last tent floor is not a full rectangle it dose taper a bit at one end.

  • Eric V. Phoenix AZ

    Likes: Quick and easy setup. The markings on the tent and fly are great to get the oriented the first time. I also have a Marmot Hoot tent and sometimes I've got to double check it before I put it over the tent. The other nice feature is they it's free standing and you can use the rain fly sans tent.

    Dislikes: The stakes seem to bend really easy and do not go into hard ground easy. I switched them out for some MSR mini groundhogs (they go into hard ground easier and seemed to hold pretty well even in wind). Also, I didn't like how far down the mesh came on the ends so I made some short panels held in place with small magnets in case of a heavy rain.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: This is a great lightweight tent.
    Very nice design and extremely easy setup.

    Dislikes: nope

  • Austin B. Auburn WA

    Likes: The tent is very light, easily fit's into my pack and is also very simple to set up. I've used it in rain, snow and sunshine and in all climates it's kept me dry. The included tarp and gear loft is an added bonus.

    Dislikes: The window looks like it would be a great option, but don't expect so see 20/20 through it, helps bring in light though.

  • . South Hackensack NJ

    Likes: Looks a great tent for all round use. Light weight and functional.

    Dislikes: ...

  • Brandon S. Lawson MO

    Likes: Comes with gear loft and footprint! Great price. Love the color!

    Dislikes: Thought it came with two doors. Guess not

  • Brandon D. Vail CO

    Likes: Overall the tent has been great. Lightweight and packable. Enough room for myself + gear in the high alpine.

    Dislikes: Would like to see dual entry on this tent.


    Likes: The tent is well made. I am not a backpacker. Bought tent for solo camping. First night got to try out in 3 hour rainstorm. No leaks whatsoever. Temps ranged in mid 40's. No condensation. The vents worked great. The tent is easy to setup. To me this is a 1 man tent. I like the tent.

    Dislikes: I knew the size of the tent & vestibule so I am not downing it but due to size of both it would really be tight for 2 people. IMO, You would need an extra tarp to store gear in due to size of vestibule and only one door.

  • Chris L. Sedona AZ

    Likes: Light enough to take backpacking and had enough room for a friend who couldn't get through the night in his hammock. The included footprint is also a welcomed addition and love the gear loft.

    Dislikes: Nothing

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: good tent for backpacking....weight and price!

    Dislikes: none

  • Christopher Z. Coon Rapids MN

    Likes: Marmot's Limelight 2 tent is a great buy! It's lightweight and easy to setup. This tent is well ventilated and held up to a storm on it's first outing without any leaks. I really like the fact that it came with a loft and a footprint. This tent also comes with a vent that you can prop open on the top back. Also, packed in with the good quality stakes was a splint in the off chance that you break one of the DAC poles. When staking your tent out, the tent is stable enough to not need guy lines on the 4 corners. However, make sure you run guys to the head and foot of the tent or you may get water in. Also, by staking the head and foot, you will get better ventilation.

    Dislikes: I havent found anything negative about this tent yet.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Exactly as described. Great tent, light, easy to setup, good construction. I'm excited to get it in the middle of a good snow storm to test it out.

    Dislikes: A second door would be nice, but I can't complain about the lack of a second door because it would increase the weight.

  • Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer

    Likes: Awesome tent. I used it for a 4 day hiking trip. It rained heavily entire time… and I stayed completely dry. Really easy and quick to set up even in strong winds, great ventilation, spacious. Great value for the money.

    Dislikes: Tent may be a little to heavy for longer backpacking trips...

  • Joseph H. Lancaster NH

    Likes: I got the Limelight 2P primarily for solo canoe camping, although it's light enough and works well for backpacking. It's great as a solo tent, although can't imagine squeezing a 2nd person in, w/a close friend, you could make it work. Love that it came with a free footprint and attic. The tent has served me well paddling on multiple trips in northern NH and ME from spring into early fall. It performed flawlessly during a number of 2"-3" rain events w/high winds. The set up is quick and simple, watched the video, then set it up in the dark for the first time w/o a hitch. It's got a couple of nice little storage pockets on the wall. I expect many years of good service from this tent.

    Dislikes: Nothing to report.

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