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Marmot Limelight 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent


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Item # MARC6201A
Boasting lightweight, durable construction, a roomy floor plan, and a breathable mesh canopy, the Marmot Limelight 2P tent effectively balances performance, livability, and price. Marmot even throws in a footprint at no additional cost! The versatile tent is ideal for 3-season backpacking or camping.
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Boasting lightweight, durable construction, a roomy floor plan, and a breathable mesh canopy, the Marmot Limelight 2P tent effectively balances performance, livability, and price. Marmot even throws in a footprint at no additional cost! The versatile tent is ideal for 3-season backpacking or camping.

Intended to house up to three inhabitants, the Limelight 2P offers 33 square feet of interior space and dual doors provide easy access options. The rainfly's integrated vestibules provide weather-protected entryways and more than 16 total square feet of covered storage space (9.5 square feet and 6.7 square feet, respectively). Interior mesh pockets provide out-of-the-way storage options.

Three DAC Press-Fit aluminum poles provide the Limelight 2P with support and freestanding structure. Pre-bent poles at each corner of the tent 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.

Mesh panels in the walls and ceiling of the Limelight 2P allow air to circulate and combat condensation. The weatherproof floor and full coverage 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 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.

  • Marmot Zone construction provides more livable space
  • Footprint included
  • One Super-sized double door and rear D-shaped door with two vestibules
  • Sleep Zone pre-bends create vertical walls and a more roomy sleeping area
  • Strategic clip placement provides larger interior volume
  • Seam taped full coverage fly with vents
  • Free-standing design
  • Seam taped catenary cut floor
  • Color coded “easy pitch” clips and poles



Best Use Backpacking, Camping
Other Stuff Sack and Footprint Included
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Packed Size 18" x 7"
Average Min Weight 5 lbs 2 oz
Average Packed Weight 5 lbs 10 oz
Interior Height 43"
Floor Area 33 sq ft
Floor Dimension 88" x 54"
Vestibule Area 9.5 sq ft
Doors 2
Pole Type DAC Press-Fit/Velocity
Number of Poles 3
Freestanding Yes
Clips or Sleeves Clips
Material Canopy: 40D No-See-Um-Mesh
Sidewalls: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta
Floor: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta 190T 2000mm
Fly: 68D 100% Polyester Taffeta 190T 1500mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 10 real customer reviews)

10 Items

Set-Up and Features Impressives
Reviewed by Jim H. - December 15, 2017

Likes: Once thru set-up should go quickly for future setups. Lots of storage pockets. Doors are huge. Vertical walls created by bent poles at corners create feeling of wider tent. Impressive tent at a very economical price from Backcountry Edge.

Dislikes: Planning to use for motorcycle and bicycling camping primarily. May be a bit heavy for backpacking tent.

great tent
Reviewed by Jeff W. - August 29, 2017

Likes: easy to setup, light wieght, plenty of room for one person, room under vestibule for all of my hunting gear

Dislikes: non so far

Very nice
Reviewed by James N. - July 20, 2017

Likes: Spacious with minimal footprint!

Dislikes: None,serves my purpose

Nice pack tent for those who need a little space
Reviewed by Phil H. - July 13, 2017

Likes: Quality and build, size, easy setup, overall space inside.

Dislikes: Came without the footprint. But I contacted Backcountry and they had a footprint on my door in 3 days.

Pack size and weight is a little high BUT this tent has plenty of room which was what I was looking for.

Very spacious inside
Reviewed by Lucas M. - March 29, 2017

Likes: This tent excels in interior living space. This is due to its box shape design.
Although its a little on the heavier side of a two-person backpacking tent, you will thank yourself for brining it on your trip. There is plenty of room to move around with two people. There is a considerable amount of head space so you wont find yourself hunched over and in awkward positions. The two pole contraction makes setting the tent up very easy and quick. Color coordinated corners make it a breeze to attach the rainfly. It also comes with its fitted footprint, which saves you money. Its also very durable.

Dislikes: Its made of a much stronger material than most lighter backpacking tents so it's a little on the heavy and bulky side for backpacking. Which is hardly a con.

Great spacious tent
Reviewed by Brian B. - January 31, 2017

Likes: I have used this tent on backpacking trips as well as car camping. Very easy to setup and take down. The interior is very spacious with plenty of headroom. I am 6' 3" tall and have no trouble sitting up inside. The vesitbules provide ample space for storage of gear. Large doors on each side allow for easy entry and exit. One nice feature is the ability to setup the footprint and rain fly without the tent body. If a storm blows in you can quickly setup the rain fly with footprint. The tent body can be setup under the rain fly to keep everything dry.

Dislikes: On the upper end of total weight for backpacking, but the space provided makes up for that.

Would buy again!
Reviewed by Brian S. - October 8, 2016

Likes: Perfect size for one person. Cozy for two. Love the redesign of the poles. Just makes sense.

Dislikes: none

Great Versitile Tent
Reviewed by Scott R. - July 24, 2016

Likes: Easy to set up. I set it up solo this past weekend with no problems. Camping solo its very spacious. I can fit a 77x25 inch Thermarest with room for a day pack, and a few other items on the tent floor. There are also two side pockets where I can put my flashlight, bear spray, etc. When camping with a second person things can get tight but its doable depending on who your with. I Have used it car camping but have not used it backpacking at this point. Campsite got flooded during a flash rain storm last week and with an inch + of water on all sides of the tent everything was bone dry inside the tent. Condensation has appeared on the fly but nothing really inside the tent so far. Overall happy with the purchase at this point :)

Dislikes: Rain Fly does sit a few inches off the ground. I could see this being an issue in some environments as a good portion of the tent is no see um mesh. sand/dirt could be blown in through the vestibules if conditions were right. Tent stakes have bent but they are usable and always can purchase other options if you choose. I am currently still using the ones that came with the tent.

An actual 2-person tent that fits 2 people
Reviewed by Micheal B. - July 22, 2016

Likes: The weight and size are good for backpacking. The tent design allows for 2 people to fit in the tent without sleeping on top of one another. The netted top of the tent allows hot air out and cool air in. The footprint is great for keeping the tent in good shape. I still can't get over how roomy the tent is. Just took it out in a 4 day 3 night paddling trip and it was one of the lightest but definitely the largest of all the 2-person tents. I think this tent has converted me back to tent camping as opposed to camping in my hammock.

Dislikes: First morning I used the tent without the rainfly and a bird pooped on me. A bit long when packed but still able to fit in my pack.

Extra Roomy
Reviewed by Andy H. - May 26, 2016

Likes: This tent feels larger than it's footprint, primarily due to the strategically bent lower poles. This benefit is best experienced while you lie down. The extra room at your head and feet helps to reduce the "confined" feeling of sleeping in a tent. You still won't have room for your pack (unless you're camping solo). However, two people sleep comfortable and the packs still stay dry within the covered vestibules. I found it was very stable in what I would estimate as 15 MPH winds. I did have to bring extra stakes to supplement the six provided.

Dislikes: Extra stakes needed for windy days.

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