Lightweight design and maximum livability make the Marmot Tungsten 1P tent a great option for 3-season solo backpacking. An innovative structure maximizes interior space while keeping packed weight to just 3.5 pounds.
Easily accessed through a large D-shaped door the interior of the tent offers 20 square feet of floor space. A vestibule provides 8.75 square feet of weather-protected external storage space. Interior pockets provide places to store gear to free up floor space and a lamp shade pocket meant to hold a headlamp (not included) can provide ambient interior lighting.
The unique pre-bent "knees" of the tent's HD Velocity 7000 Series aluminum poles pull the tent body taut avoiding the unusable corners frequently found inside tents and maximizing livability. Employing integrated color-coded clips the tent body attaches quickly easily and securely to the poles creating a freestanding design that enables you to set up the tent and then move it around your chosen campsite to find the optimal rock-and-root-free position.
Extensive mesh on the walls and ceiling ensure excellent ventilation and keeps condensation to a minimum. Both the fully weatherproof rain fly and floor are seam sealed and the catenary cut of the floor keeps the edges of the tent away from the ground in wet weather. A compatible custom-fit footprint is included to further protect the floor of the tent from sharp objects mud and ground water.
The Marmot Tungsten 1P backpacking tent is available in your choice of color options.
- Zone Pre-Bend Construction Creates Vertical Walls, More Roomy Sleeping Area and Greater Head Room
- One D Shaped Door, One Vestibule. Freestanding Design
- Lamp Shade Pocket Securely Holds Your Headlamp to Provide Ambient Light
- Footprint Included
- Strategic Clip Placement Provides Larger Interior Volume
- Seam Taped Full Coverage Fly with Vents
- Seam Taped Catenary Cut Floor
- Color Coded "Easy Pitch" Clips, Poles and Fly
Best Use Backpacking Other Footprint Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 20" x 6" Average Min Weight 3 lbs 8 oz Interior Height 38" Floor Area 20 sq ft Floor Dimension 84" x 36" - 29" Vestibule Area 8.75 sq ft Doors 1 Pole Type Velocity HD Pole Diameter 9mm Number of Poles 2 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Material Canopy: 68D Polyester Taffeta and 40D Polyester No-See-Um Mesh
Floor: 68D Polyester Taffeta, 2000mm
Fly: 68D Polyester Taffeta, 1800mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- A great tent for a great value
Likes: Very reasonable price for a lightweight tent. Lighter alternatives will cost you hundreds of dollars more.
Very breathable lightweight design. Besides the "tub" you lay down in, almost the entire tent is mesh. When pitched properly, the rain fly is suspended ~3 inches away from the mesh walls.
Comes with a footprint.
Color-coded intuitive setup ensures you align everything right the first time, every time.
Most materials and components are high-quality and durable.
The design makes the most out of minimal features. The inside of the tent has a hook at the apex, four simple fabric loops at mid-height along the poles, and a two-compartment pocket at ground level by your head.
The vestibule design is probably my favorite part. It easily fits my large Osprey Aether 70 AG with enough extra space for stepping in and out. You can set up the vestibule in such a way that it is "open" and breathable when you go to bed, but can easily zip it closed without fuss if it starts to rain. I plan to make a little footprint for my pack from tyvek.
Dislikes: I have a short list of dislikes, and they're all minor:
The squeeze clips that attach the rainfly to the corners of the tent are skirting the line between lightweight and cheap. They're made of very light plastic.
The setup instructions don't describe how the footprint is supposed to be attached. I figured it out.
- Good tent for the money
Likes: Weight: for its price. 3.75 lbs packed, footprint and all. Pole structure: I love the simplicity of a dome style tent, and the bent bottom segment of the poles for the door side adds a little bit of livability to the tent without adding weight. Hubbed pole sets add so much bulk to the tent. Floor size for the tent: internal dimensions - 34" edge to edge at the head end, 28" edge to edge at the foot, 82" edge to edge lengthwise.
If you can find it on sale, it is a good bargain tent.
Dislikes: Pole segments: break down to 18", and the tips for two of them come to 19". That's the smallest possible packed length. Footprint: the diagonal length is about 1/2" each way. This means that the tent poles slip in nicely to the tent body grommets, but when you go to clip them into footprint grommets, there is a little slack. While this isn't a big deal once you are staked down, you cannot pick the tent up to move it without completely resetting the footprint.
- Solid, efficient, and durable tent
Dislikes: The footprint seemed oddly shaped compared to the tent, fortunately I did not have to use it. The tent survived a snow storm, but with the expense of a few ice crystals in the tent.
- Great Option
Likes: This is a great option for a lighter weight 1P tent without spending the big bucks for an ultralight. The vestibule is a generous size with plenty of room for a pack and still leaving easy access into the tent.
Dislikes: Need to guy it out for good ventilation. Not a bid deal but in great weather sometimes its nice to skip that step.
- Great Shelter!
Likes: For a one person tent this is a fantastic piece of gear. I used it in Utah for a camping trip. It was my first time using a 1 person versus a 3 person tent and it accommodated my Thermarest Mondoking nicely. The vestibule housed gear well and kept items dry from nightly condensation. It packs down relatively small and though not the lightest 1p tent it isn't the heaviest either.
- Perfect design, but did not do well in humidity.
Likes: Free standing. Seemed durable. Roominess. Headroom.
Dislikes: Did not handle condensation well. Even with the top vent open, and the top zipper on the vestibule unzipped about 8 inches, I woke with the right side and foot box of my sleeping bag damp from condensation. The fly was fully staked. This is a narrow tent, so not touching the side is virtually impossible.
- if you prefer durability over weight, this is the tent for you
Likes: very durable, and simple construction
comes with footprint
best beater/car camping tent for the money
Dislikes: vestibule is smaller than it seems
not enough room for 1 person and a backpack
quite heavy for a backpacking tent
- Handy little solo tent
Likes: Tall ceiling, can sit upright inside. Easy to pitch, tent clips on and is setup in just a few minutes. Good size vestibule for a solo tent.
Dislikes: Getting rainfly on "just right" is a a bit tricky. Door is a little small, but not too bad.
- Great multi-use one-person tent
Likes: Ease of set-up, break-down & pack-up. Perfect size for me (5'6") and some essentials in the tent. Extra space in vestibule. Just enough interior pockets/hooks. Did well in wind and rain. Worked perfectly for car camping road trip, looking forward to testing it out for backpacking.
Dislikes: Pole ends do not hold in corner tabs until fully set up, don't hold well in footprint at all.
- Lightweight and comfortable
Likes: Height allows for changing clothes
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