Lightweight design and maximum livability make the Marmot Tungsten 2P backpacking tent a great option for 3-season 2-person outings. An innovative structure maximizes interior space while keeping packed weight to just under 5 lbs.
We are here with the Marmot Tungsten 2P tent. This is an excellent tent for two campers or backpackers who are looking for a tent that will be great both for just weekend trips at the campsite to backpacking to anything else you can throw at it. This is a relatively light weight tent. It is a great value for the price and it has got a lot of features that give a lot of interior space, a lot of comfort inside and we will take a closer look.
The pole design of this tent is really easy to use and really smart. There’s innovations here that give you a lot of livability inside the tent. And it is technically two poles. So there is your main poles for the main body of the tent. These cross over each other. It is technically a hubbed pole design so it is considered one pole, but they are really easy to just compact down and for the small pack size of this tent. There is also this brow pole right here. It is a different color. And that just goes right on the ridge of this tent, so you get more livability, more space above your head. So it makes these walls of the tent a lot more vertical. So instead of a typical A-frame style, you have got more vertical walls and, hence, you have more livability.
On the corners of these cross poles here you have pre bent knees on the poles, which is something I don’t see in a lot of tents, but it really creates a lot more space right above your head and down at your feet when you are laying down or when you are in the tent. And, you know, if you have the traditional style poles that cuts down on a lot of space in the corners of your tent and it is usually kind of an unusable space. But with the design Marmot uses on these pre bent knees on the poles, specific clip placement on each of the poles here, it really gives a lot more space.
These are high quality aluminum DAC poles. So you get a lot of durability there. There are two doors and two vestibules with this tent, so you have either two access points into the tent or I like to use one door as kind of the back door, store all my gear there and then the front as the access point in and out. But these are really big D shaped doors. You can see how wide that opens, really easy in and out. And as I kind of sit in the tent, you can roll back this door with some really easy toggles here. So if you want a lot of ventilation in and out, again, really big D shaped doors and the peak height on the tent is really nice for the style of tent, for a camping backpacking tent. You have got some interior pockets here to store gear. You have a nice clip at the top. You can hang a light here or other gear that you want to store inside the tent. But all in all the livability in here is really nice.
You have got some privacy here with this kind of taffeta material that comes up about half way and then you have a lot of really breathable mesh in through the top so on hot summer days you have a lot of ventilation with this tent.
I am putting the rain fly on and this is a really durable completely waterproof seam taped rain fly. It is 68 D polyester material so you do have a lot of durability there in that material and, like I said, fully seam taped. It is a full coverage rain fly, which just means that all corners of the rain fly come down around the tent down to the ground. So in a storm it could... you know, the wind blowing if it is a bad storm, you are definitely covered there.
Like I said before, you have two vestibules and you do have a vent on one vestibule of this rain fly. And on the other side you don’t have an extra vent, but you can definitely just pull the two way zipper on the rain fly down a little bit from the top. You have a really nice storm flap over top of the zipper so water can’t get in. So if you are experiencing a light rain and you do need to just vent the tent a little bit, you can pull that zipper down half way or just a little bit and have a lot of breathability, a lot of ventilation in the tent.
There are guide out points on this tent and the tent doesn’t come with all of the necessary stakes and the guide out lines for every single guide out point on this tent, but it definitely gives you enough to pitch the tent in a really good way.
Some of the guide out points here are actually reflective. So if you are using your headlamp to find your tent at night it is going to reflect back to you. It is a really nice feature there.
Orienting the rain fly is really easy. I find that is one of the hardest things about setting up a tent is knowing which side goes where when you finally put that rain fly on. But with Marmot you have color coded clips. So on the front here this one just has green webbing on both sides of the clip for the rain fly. The other side of the tent there are two little red webbing pieces. So all you have to do once you have the body of the tent set up you get the rain fly and find those two little red pieces and the two little red webbing loops and just connect those on that side. So super easy set up.
The doors here are also really easy to get in and out of. I have this side of the vestibule kind of rolled back on this side. I can roll this side back as well. You can do the same thing on the other side, so if you want a lot of ventilation, a cross breeze in your tent, you can do that as well.
With all of the features, the durable materials and the full coverage protection and all those little details that Marmot has put into this tent, you have got the perfect camping and backpacking tent for two campers all under five pounds.
It is the Marmot Tungsten 2P tent.