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Marmot Limelight 4P (2015) 3-Season Camping Tent



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Item # MARC2204M
Boasting lightweight, durable construction and a roomy floor plan, the Marmot Limelight 4P is a value-priced 4-person tent. Designed for 3-season backpacking and camping, the Limelight 4P 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 4P is a value-priced 4-person tent. Marmot even throws in a gear loft and footprint at no additional cost! Designed for 3-season backpacking and camping, the Limelight 4P is ready to accompany you on your next backcountry adventure.

Intended to house up to four inhabitants, the Limelight 4P offers 53 square feet of interior space and dual doors provide easy access options. The rainfly's integrated vestibules provide weather-protected entryways and an additional 16 total square feet of covered storage space (8 square feet in each vestibule). Interior mesh pockets and a gear loft which clips into the ceiling are included with the Limelight 4P, serving as out-of-the-way storage options.

Four DAC Press-Fit aluminum poles provide the Limelight 4P with support. Integrated clips allow the body of the Limelight 4P 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 4P 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 4P allow air to circulate and combat condensation. The weatherproof, catenary cut floor and full coverage rainfly combine to protect the interior of the Limelight 4P from the elements. Even in those instances when weather is uncooperative and leaves you stranded inside the Limelight 4P, 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 4P from sharp objects, mud and ground water. The Limelight 4P'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 4P 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 8 lbs 5 oz; 3766 g
Average Packed Weight 9 lbs 0 oz; 4094 g
Warranty Lifetime
Vestibule Area 16.05 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 4
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Press-Fit
Packed Size 27" x 9"
Number of Poles 4
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 50" (at highest point)
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 93" x 82"
Floor Area 53 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 13 real customer reviews)

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Limelight 4P
Reviewed by Susan P. - November 5, 2015

Likes: The size is perfect for my husband and I and our gear. We have used it twice now, once on an overnight canoe float and once for a 4 day camping trip. I am so glad we got the 4P, because 2 or 3 would have been too small. I think this has enough room if we ever took our grandson or small dogs with us, that they could also squeeze in without too much difficulty.

The greatest part is the two vestibules/doors. We each have our own side, which was great because if one of us needed to get out at night, the other one was totally undisturbed. The ability to place big gear out side without crowding our tent at night was another big bonus! My husband even had a cooler, the stove, lantern and a milk crate in his vestibule. We bought dollar tree mats and placed them in front of each of our doorways.

We used the fly both times as we were uncertain about weather conditions. It was cold (30-40F at night) on both trips. We had some condensation on the inside of the fly, but never inside the tent, not even at the bottom, like our previous tent.

I also like the optional air vent flaps and we used them to increase the air circulation.

Dislikes: The ONLY thing I would try to improve on is the size of the mesh corner pockets, I wish it was a double pocket, one to keep my glasses separate from flash light and phone. I may add this myself, but other than that I LOVE THIS TENT!!

Reviewed by Mark S. - November 25, 2014

Likes: Very nice tent. Super easy and fast to set up. Very good quality. Have not used in the rain yet but did spend the weekend with it in a moderate wind. No problems at all. As with all tents, don't go by rating on the amount of people they sleep. Four people in this tent better like each other a lot.

Dislikes: The only reason for 4 stars and not 5.It did not come with footprint or gearloft. Becky at Backcountry edge contacted Marmot and they sent the footprint but still no gearloft. Becky contacted Marmot again but they had no gearloft to send, so Becky sent a universal loft directly from Backcountry edge for me at no cost. I bought the tent through them because of their customer service reviews, and after this experience I will definitely buy from them again. Great people to do business with, as this is rare nowdays.

Reviewed by William M. - August 27, 2014

Likes: Very easy to set up & well put together

Dislikes: nothing at this time

Reviewed by Dane T. - August 24, 2014

Likes: This is absolutely the easiest set up I have ever seen; 5 minutes max and it was up first time. The size is perfect for us and the workmanship is excellent. VERY glad we made this one our choice. Researched a lot of options. Backcountryedge we have ordered from a number of times and 100% satisfied with the service.

Dislikes: Nothing.....really

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - August 14, 2014

Likes: This tent is the complete package. Lightweight and easy to set up.., this tent is well thought out and well designed.

Dislikes: Sure. It was expensive.., but you get what you pay for!

Reviewed by Lawrence D. - July 18, 2014

Likes: extremely well put together. Front an back door for excellent ventilation. Clips on all four corners to hag gear. Would recommend this to anyone.

Dislikes: nothing at this time.

Reviewed by Brett O. - June 13, 2014

Likes: So I'll compare this tent to the last 4P tent I owned - EMS Venture4 - yes that is a long time ago! But that tent was a tank, weighed like a tank and stood up like a tank. But the fly was ill-fitted & set-up was complicated. BUT, it was palatial - tons of height - good for poker night, and airflow. OK, enough about EMS...

Set up on the Marmot was effortless compared to every other tent I've pitched! The included footprint is a big plus. The little window - neat. Overall construction and design is very good. Price point is also a big plus. Two doors! and pretty good space for essential gear under the fly.

Dislikes: #1. Black guy-lines? no bueno. I'll need to replace those with colored/reflective lines.
#2. Gear loft. meh. good enough for a light or other little stuff - some side pockets would be swell
#3 Low Profile. fine, lower wind resistance... but cramps the space a bit.
#4 Four person? hmm - I suppose, but you better really like your tent mates ;)
#5 back to the EMS tent... It had more of a "tub" style floor where the seams were a few inches off the bottom - Haven't had this one in a big rain storm yet - but his detail does concern me a little.

Reviewed by Inside Edge Member - March 25, 2014

Likes: Perfect tent! Nice and roomy, can't wait to take it out camping. Cheapest price you can find this tent for as well

Dislikes: Everything was great, nothing to dislike

Reviewed by Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer - January 2, 2014

Likes: I had researched tents for a long time before deciding on the Marmot Limelight 4p. I also researched the best site to purchase the product. After waiting and watching prices, I purchased from backcountryedge. I could not be more happy with the tent or with my experience ordering from backcountryedge.

Dislikes: None so far.

Reviewed by Luke J. - August 19, 2013

Likes: Used for beach camping with my gf. Nice and roomy even with our bags in the tent with us. This tent is a rock in bad weather. My set up was foot long pvc pipes buried in the side reciving the most wind tide with 550 cord to the tent loops and msr ground hog and marmot supplied stakes. Around 5 that morning all hell broke loose a surprise storm rolled in with gust up to 60mph. Tent was bone dry. Aside from having to replant the vestibule with the groundhog stakes and making minor adj. to the guy out point the tent never buckled or caved in. Ever tent on the beach was flatted or packed up and headed home. After that it held up to a steady breeze of 24-30mph wind. Best tent I have ever owned.

Dislikes: Minor gripe I would have liked an optional door mats for the vestibules. Ill just make one.

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