Boasting lightweight, durable construction, a roomy floor plan, and a breathable mesh canopy, the Marmot Limelight 3P 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 3P offers 42.5 square feet of interior space and dual doors provide easy access options. The rainfly's integrated vestibules provide weather-protected entryways and nearly 19 total square feet of covered storage space (11.3 square feet and 7.5 square feet, respectively). Interior mesh pockets provide out-of-the-way storage options.
Three DAC Press-Fit aluminum poles provide the Limelight 3P 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 3P 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 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.
- 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 22" x 8" Average Min Weight 6 lbs 0.5 oz Average Packed Weight 6 lbs 11 oz Interior Height 48" Floor Area 42.5 sq ft Floor Dimension 90" x 68" Vestibule Area 11.3 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
- Really happy with this purchase
Likes: Really REALLY well made. Easy to assemble. Stows away in minutes. Extremely well designed. Just overall an excellent camping experience.
Dislikes: Not very many. Would have liked to have it come with more stakes. That's about it.
- Perfect size for short outings
Likes: - Will fit an inflatable queen mattress inside - but nothing else
- very lightweight
- easy to set up once you've done it and know what to look for.
Dislikes: - very first set up was confusing even with instructions and videos, (I had some things reversed and had to redo) but now I understand how to do it.
- Good tent - great retailer
Likes: Easy set up, comes with footprint. Kept my wife and I warm on a 35 degree F night. Very roomy for all our gear, two entrances made it easy to get in & out. Breakdown just as easy. Only used a couple times so can’t comment On ruggedness, but seems very sturdy. Would definitely by again and Backcountry Edge had the best price - when compared to other online retailers and REI - loved the online video specifically showing how to set up this tent!
Dislikes: A little on the heavy side , but this is likely due to its durability and quality.
- Works great for 2 people with pads and gear. It will be very tight with 3 and no gear
- Love the design
Likes: We love the pre-bent pole design and the extra width of this tent, along with the two vestibules and the included footprint. We purchased this tent for my husband and me to take to Philmont, but wanted a tent roomy enough to include our teenage son during family backpacking trips. Gave it 4 stars because we have not yet tested it in the rain.
Dislikes: Use caution when setting this tent up as bare-bones minimum (without the tent). There is a great video about this, but note that the rainfly pole ends attach to grommets that are attached to the tent itself. When using only the rainfly, the pole attaches near each end with Velcro, but the pole ends are left hanging and touch the rainfly fabric (no grommets built into the rainfly). In heavy rain or windy conditions, the pole tips could poke and tear the rainfly.
- Cheap enough and made in China
Likes: Easy to set up, a good value for the sale price of $222.
Dislikes: The Limelight was meant to replace my 25 year old Northface VE24. I pitched them side by side only to realize that the old VE 24 is still the better tent, with more substantial fabric, a stronger pole structure, tight as a drum. Compared to is the Limelight is flimsy. Perhaps it is unfair to compare a China-made recreational product with a U.S. made expedition tent, even after 25 years of service.
- Great Tent
Likes: I wanted 1 tent that was big enough for a base camp tent & light enough for backpacking. The Limelight does just that. It's a good amount bigger than your typical 2 person backpacker & the pole design does give some nice headroom. For basecamping, it will be great for 2 & a dog. For backpacking, 2 & gear can fit or you can cram 3 folks in.
Dislikes: No major dislikes at this point.
- Great lightweight (spacious) tent
Likes: The dual doors and vestibules are great when I take the family backpacking. We comfortably fit the 4 of us into the tent and all of our gear stows covered under the vestibules.
Dislikes: The rain cover leaves about a 2" gap from the ground, could be an issue in colder/windier climates
- Works great for 2!
Likes: The size is great for my husband (6'3" 240lbs), myself (5'9" 140lbs) and all our backpacking gear! The tent is very warm and would be great for cold trips. The pre bent poles give SO much extra livable and sleeping space so we don't feel cramped inside or bump into the tent sides. Great in rainy weather. Stays dry, but I also always spray waterproofing spray on all my tents before I ever use them. The mesh ceiling and walls give a wonderful view and great circulation but there is a high enough siding of fabric for a good amount of privacy without the fly on. Loves that it comes with the foot print and can be pitched with poles, fly and footprint only. The two doors are a great features so we don't have to crawl over each other getting in and out of the tent and the vestibules have a fair amount of space for gear. One doors opens almost completely which makes loading and unloading gear so easy. The fly has great coverage and keeps the tent dry and warm. For such a large tent it comes in at a fairly light weight. Super easy to pitch. Everything is so very well thought out! Great tent!
Dislikes: Just a heads up if camping in hot rainy weather this tent gets really hot with the fly on. We live and camp often in Texas and with the fly on, even with the vents open, it can get very warm and muggy in the tent in those hot muggy conditions. The vents do make a difference though. Not really a dislike and still would by over and over again as it works like a dream in all other conditions I've had it in!
- BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT!
Likes: This is a great design. I bought with thinking tent person rating should be divided in half, this tent could actually hold 3 people. Love the 2016 redesign.
Dislikes: none would by again
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