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Marmot Limelight 3P (2015) 3-Season Backpacking Tent



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Item # MARC2203M
Boasting lightweight, durable construction and a roomy floor plan, the Marmot Limelight 3P is a value-priced 3-person tent. Designed for 3-season backpacking and camping, the Limelight 3P is ready for your next backcountry adventure.
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Boasting lightweight, durable construction, a roomy floor plan and an abundance of mesh, the Marmot Limelight 3P is a value-priced 3-person tent. Marmot even throws in a gear loft and footprint at no additional cost! Designed for three-season backpacking and camping, the Limelight 3P is ready to accompany you on your next backcountry adventure.

Intended to house up to three inhabitants, the Limelight 3P offers 42.6 square feet of interior space and dual doors provide easy access options. The rainfly's integrated vestibules provide weather-protected entryways and an additional 10 total square feet of covered storage space (5 square feet for each vestibule). Interior mesh pockets and a gear loft, which clips into the ceiling, are included with the Limelight 3P, serving as out-of-the-way storage options.

Three DAC Press-Fit aluminum poles provide the Limelight 3P with support. 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. Reflective highlights in the fabric of the Limelight 3P 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 3P allow air to circulate and combat condensation. The weatherproof floor with catenary cut and full coverage rainfly combine to protect the interior of the Limelight 3P from the elements. Even in those instances when weather is uncooperative and leaves you stranded inside the Limelight 3P, 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 3P from sharp objects, mud and ground water. The Limelight 3P'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 3P is available in your choice of colors.

  • DAC aluminum Press-fit Poles
  • Two doors
  • Two vestibules
  • 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
  • Velcro weld



Best Use Backpacking, Camping
Average Min Weight 5 lbs 15 oz; 2692 g
Average Packed Weight 6 lbs 11 oz; 3032 g
Warranty Lifetime
Vestibule Area 10 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 3
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Press-Fit
Packed Size 22" x 8"
Number of Poles 3
Other Stuff Sack, Gear Loft and Footprint Included
Material Walls: 68D 100% Polyester Ripstop
Floor:70D 100% Nylon PU 3000mm
Fly:68D 100% Polyester Ripstop 1800mm
Interior Storage Gear Loft and Interior Pockets
Interior Height 46" (at highest point)
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 93" x 66"
Floor Area 42.6 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 23 real customer reviews)

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Reviewed by Joshua C. - March 16, 2015

Likes: This is our primary backpacking tent and we love it. Stands up well to high winds if properly guyed. We've used it in rain and heavy, damp fog and it has kept us dry. Roomy for 2 people with packs, but also works fine for 3 people leaving the packs under the vestibules. Being able to setup with just ground cloth and rain fly is nice--saved us from getting too wet one time--we set it up like that to keep stuff dry while we huddled under and setup the tent later.

Dislikes: For this price range? nothing. It'd be nice if it were a little lighter, but then it'd cost a lot more. This is a good balance of price and weight.

Reviewed by Marty M. - March 3, 2015

Likes: This is the perfect size for one or two people. I will not be backpacking this tent, it will be for kayak camping in southern Florida. After seeing the quality of this tent I plan on purchasing the Tungsten 1P also for backpacking.

Dislikes: none

Reviewed by Austin W. - November 6, 2014

Likes: Easy set up/takedown. Versatile, well designed rain fly. Included footprint. Nice poles and stakes. Fairly lightweight. Stood up to the elements. Best tent I've ever owned!

Dislikes: 3 person is a bit of a stretch.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - October 4, 2014

Likes: I really like the tent, it is extremely easy to assemble, plenty of room for two (large) people with sleeping pads. has room for extra clothing inside the tent. There is plenty of storage for small objects with the corner pockets and the over head storage.

Dislikes: The tent fly doesn't seem to provide enough ventilation, especially during hot, humid, rainy weather. We staked the fly out, and it kept the rain out of the tent, but it was very hot inside the tent, it doesn't allow much air flow through the tent.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - September 27, 2014

Likes: Color blends in well with wilderness (green). Two entrances and two vestibules. Appears well constructed. Easy to set up. Comes with footprint.

Dislikes: Ends of tent are mesh and fly allows dust and dirt inside tent. We were in wind gusts of 30-40 mph in Sierra Nevada. Woke up with grit over inside of tent and on top of tent under rain fly. Fly needs to be lower and solid wall higher to prevent dirt coming in.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - July 28, 2014

Likes: Exactly as advertised.

Dislikes: Just have to be careful when packing to poles to make sure and not not rip the storage back. Would be nice have some type of external hardened storage pocket.

Reviewed by Trevor J. - April 8, 2014

Likes: Very light and sturdy!

Dislikes: The lower mesh section

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - February 17, 2014

Likes: It was perfect for combating both elements and nothing got wet. Overall, I am very satisfied with this tent

Dislikes: nope

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - December 29, 2013

Likes: I can get the whole tent set up with the rain fly on in under 2 or 3 minutes. For two full size guys and gear I'd probably go with the 3P.

Dislikes: ..

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - November 21, 2013

Likes: I have owned several tents, mostly cheap models. This Marmot really worked well for us.

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