The 3-season Marmot Colfax 3P tent offers unparalleled versatility. While it can be pitched like a traditional camping tent, it can also be converted into a sunshade or coupled with the Colfax Porch (sold separately) to include an enormous “garage” for gear storage or external space.
The Colfax 3P offers 44 square feet of interior space and dual doors provide easy access options. An integrated vestibule over the large front door provides a weather-protected entryway and over 9 square feet of covered storage space. By zipping off the standard fly and using the optional Colfax Porch (sold separately) in its place, you can increase the size of protected space outside of the main tent body to a full 30 square feet. Interior mesh pockets provide out-of-the-way storage options.
Three aluminum poles provide the Colfax 3P with support and freestanding structure. Innovative pre-bent poles at each corner of the tent dramatically increase the verticality of the sidewalls, resulting in a ton of elbow room and a greater feeling of livability than tents with poles that taper directly from the ground to the top of the tent. Integrated clips allow the body of the tent 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. The pole architecture also allows you to leave the tent body behind and use just the poles and the rainfly to create a freestanding sunshade.
Mesh panels in the doors, walls, and ceiling of the Colfax 3P allow air to circulate and combat condensation. The weatherproof floor and rainfly combine to protect the interior of the tent from the elements.
A custom-fit footprint is included to further protect the floor of the Marmot Colfax 3P from sharp objects, mud and ground water.
- Multi-use shelter converts from tent to sun shade
- One super-sized double door and zip-off vestibule
- Three zip-closure windows provide maximum ventilation and privacy
- Strategic clip placement provides larger interior volume
- Footprint Included
- Free-standing design
- Color coded “easy pitch” clips and poles
- Lamp shade pocket securely holds your headlamp to provide ambient light
- Interior pockets for small gear organization
- Optional front porch (sold separately)
Best Use Camping Other Footprint included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 22" x 8" Average Min Weight 6 lbs 3 oz Average Packed Weight 6 lbs 10 oz Interior Height 49" Floor Area 44 sq ft Floor Dimension 90" x 70" Vestibule Area 10 sq ft Doors 1 Pole Type Velocity HD Number of Poles 3 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Interior Storage Interior pockets Material Canopy: 40D 100% Polyester No-See-Um-Mesh
Sidewalls: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta
Floor: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta 190T 2000mm
Fly: 68D Polyester Embossed Taffeta 190T 1500mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- Great tent body, poorly designed fly
Likes: I bought this tent because I wanted the tallest possible 3P to fit a 15" cot. This fits the bill for that use. The best things about this tent are the height and the shape. At 49", this is one of the tallest 3P double-wall tents on the market. The sides and top are very square. The ends of a high cot don't hit the ends. Personally I can sit on the cot and have several inches of headroom left (that will depend on your height). Lying on the cot, this tent doesn't feel claustrophobic. It has an open, roomy feel above your head.
Dislikes: If you're considering this tent, be realistic about the conditions it's meant for. It's not designed for long, hard rain, especially with wind. I advise getting some silicone spray and waterproofing the four bottom corners and the 6 loops where you toggle the rolled-down window panels. If you camp in the rain you might have to get a tarp for this tent. I didn't get good results in short, moderate rain (it leaked at the corners and at the window toggles) so I now use a full fly from another brand on the Colfax. I hope Marmot will make a full fly for it.
I compared the ventilation on two humid nights using both flies (Marmot and another brand). It rained so I had to close all of the windows. With the Colfax fly it got pretty hot and muggy inside the tent. With the other fly the ventilation was much better. With a normal fly you have ventilation on all four sides of a mesh tent when you stake out the sides and vestibules. With the Colfax fly if it rains you only have ventilation on the vestibule side.
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