Lightweight design and maximum livability make the Marmot Tungsten 1P backpacking tent a perfect option for 3-season solo outings. An innovative structure maximizes interior space while keeping packed weight to 3 and a half pounds.
We are taking a look at the Marmot Tungsten One Person Backpacking Tent. This is the perfect tent for someone who is going out into the backcountry, wants a tent that is roomy enough, it can sprawl out. It is really streamlined and simple and we will go through all the features.
The pole structure here is really simple. You have got two poles that cross over earth other. These are very durable, but light weight DAC press fit aluminum poles. And you will notice that the front part of the tent with the door the part of the pole that attaches to the grommets is actually bent a little bit and that section of pole is the grey part. This little bent knee on either side actually provides a little bit more interior space than you would have with a typical A frame style tent. So these poles provide a little bit more space here in the front. So this front panel of the tent is actually a little bit more vertical, which is nice for, you know, one person. You can have yourself and your gear inside the tent and it just makes the livability of the tent a little bit better and a little bit more roomy. If you look at the fabrics here, you have got mostly mesh here in the upper part of the tent. That keeps the weight of the tent down and provides a lot of breathability. So this is a three season tent not meant for the coldest of temperatures.
Down here you have got a nylon material and that is just to prevent from splashes and things like that to, you know, give a little bit of protection there. And then you have got a fully seam taped, water proof, durable floor there.
So you can see the front of this tent comes up a little bit. You have got kind of a cantenary cut in this tent so that keeps this seam of the tent off of the ground and that is just good for not bringing in water through that seam. So this seam isn’t going to come into contact with the ground and that is intentional. It is a really great feature. It is really simple, but it does provide a lot of protection.
Along with the simple design of the poles you have clips on this tent, which make it really easy to set up. You don’t have to fumble with sleeves or anything like that. So you just use these clips to attach the poles to the tent. And here on the door you have a really open D-shaped door, really easy in and out of the tent. You can roll that door back and you have got some interior storage here. You have a nice pocket to the side where you can store things you want to get your hands on quickly. There are attachment points hereon the top of the tent. You could hang a light or you could hang gear that you want above you. And you have a really convenient little pocket right here up at the head of the tent. That would be right above your head as you are sleeping in the tent. And this is a material that diffuses light from your head lamp. So it is really convenient. Put your head lamp in there and you get a really nice even light throughout the tent.
The interior of the tent here is 84 inches long by 36 inches wide, so you definitely have enough room in here. A typical sleeping mat is about 20 inches wide, 25 inches wide. So you have 36 inches here from side to side, enough room for your shoulders. And as I am sitting up here in the tent you can see how much room I have above my head. So you definitely have enough room here and I lay down here. My feet aren’t hitting the side walls of the tent. And, as well, with this bent knees of the poles here, you have enough room above your head that you are not going to be running into the side walls of the tent.
So this is, you know, a small, one person back packing tent, but you definitely have enough room for one person and your gear.
Marmot makes pitching the tent and setting up the rain fly really easy. So what they have is color coated clips and what I normally do with the rain fly is I find one of the corners that has a piece of red webbing. So right there you have got that little red tab and that tells me that I need to align this clip with one of the clips on the tent body that has a little red tab. So it makes it really simple to orient the rain fly the right way every time.
After we have got the rain fly completely set up you can see that this is a full coverage rain fly, meaning that all corners of the tent are protected from the rain fly. It comes all the way down to the ground and you will be protected from the elements completely. So this is a 68 D polyester fabric, a lot of durability there and all of the seams are completely taped. So you have got water proof material here. Again, a lot of protection from the elements.
And you have got one door with this tent, so you have one vestibule right on the front. It is certainly big enough to store all of the gear you need for one person.
And we will just talk about some of the features of the rain fly. You do have a nice breathability, a nice vent right here. You can actually access that from the inside of the tent. So if you need to just vent a little bit, if you are in a light rain and you just need extra ventilation you can use this vent here. Or if it is really raining hard and you need to close that from the inside, it is really easy to do that. It gives you a nice coverage there.
The zipper for the door is right on the front here. You have a really great storm flap in front of that zipper so that is going to protect you. And something I really like about this zipper on the vestibule is you have a zipper coming from both sides. So if you want to, you can even vent this from the top. Again, if you have a light rain and you just need more ventilation, if it is pretty warm outside. You can vent this here from the top and you still have that gutter there to protect you from the rain.
If I open up this big door you can see how big the vestibule is and how easy it is to get in and out of the tent.
I have got the vestibule door rolled back there. You can see that breathable mesh that is on the inside of the tent and this is going to give you a lot of cross ventilation. So on the other side of this rain fly there is not another vestibule, another door, but you can stake out the other side so that you have a cross breeze or cross ventilation.
You can also roll back this side of the door so you have a little toggle point on the other side. You can roll back and really have a lot of ventilation there.
A couple of things to point out on the rain fly. There are reflective guy out points. You have got four guy out points here on the top. So you can really stake those out when it is windy. Today, a nice sunny day with no wind, I don’t need to stake those out with this free standing tent, but really convenient guide out lines there. And then there is a couple of other points on this tent that you can stake out. They don’t give you enough stakes and enough guy out points to do every single point, but they give you enough pitch this tent really well.
So really great features on that rain fly.
A foot print is included with this tent and it is a custom fit footprint. It fits right with the grommets on the body of the tent. That adds a lot of value to this already value conscious tent. And that is just going to give more durability to the floor of this tent and also protect from ground water. So with all of the durable features, you have got full coverage rain fly, durable DAC poles at a relatively light weight, this is the perfect camping and back packing tent for one camper who is looking for a tent to give them full coverage in the back country.
It is the Marmot Tungsten One Person Tent.