A trimmed-down version of the best-selling Tungsten tent, the Marmot Tungsten UL 3P maximizes livability while keeping weight (4 lbs, 1.3 oz) at a place that caters to backpackers.
Easily accessed on either side by dual D-shaped doors, the interior of the tent offers 41.5 square feet of floor space. A front vestibule provides 10.6 square feet of weather-protected external storage space and a smaller vestibule over the second door offers an additional 7.8 square feet of protection. 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 DAC Pressfit 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 (sold separately) can be used to further protect the floor of the tent from sharp objects, mud and ground water.
- Zone Pre-Bend Construction Creates Vertical Walls, More Roomy Sleeping Area and Greater Head Room
- Two D Shaped Doors/Two Vestibules for Gear Storage. Free Standing Design
- Rain-Shield Polyester Flysheet Doesn't Stretch and Sag When Wet and Resists Damage from UV
- Lamp Shade Pocket Securely Holds Your Headlamp to Provide Ambient Light
- 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 Stuff Sack Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 22" x 8" Average Min Weight 4 lbs 1.3 oz Interior Height 46" Floor Area 41.5 sq ft Floor Dimension 90" x 66" Vestibule Area 10.6 sq ft + 7.8 sq ft Doors 2 Pole Type DAC Press Fit Pole Diameter 9 mm Number of Poles 3 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips Material Canopy: 15D 100% Nylon No-See-Um Mesh
Floor: 30D 100% Nylon, 2000mm
Fly: 20D 100% Polyester, 1500mm
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- Love the Weight to Size Ratio
Likes: I'm currently using the tent as a comfortable two person camping tent. I do like to hike and while it might be a little large for the ounce counters, I don't mind the slightly larger size given the amount of room that it provides inside.
Dislikes: Haven't had a dislike as of yet. I use the tent in warm climates and having the full mesh works perfect for that. Perhaps in cold temperatures, you would want slightly more R-Value.
- So far so good!
Likes: Spacious! My wife and I and our 70 pound labrador had plenty of room. Based on the specs, personal criteria and customer reviews, I chose this tent over the Tarptent Cloudburst 3 (smaller), NEMO Dagger 3p (too pricey), and Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 3p (too pricey/delicate). The Tarptent Cloudburst 3 was a very close second though. The day I received the Tungsten UL 3P, I set it up in our front yard. I was a little worried because the fly was not very taut and was touching the mesh. However, using the Velcro straps and the fly clips for the cross pole, the issue was fixed. After I set up and staked the guy lines, this tent became a fortress. I have no doubt this tent will hold up to some serious inclement weather. I also like the two vents on the fly. This is a very lightweight tent. We upgraded from the Marmot Aura 2p tent, and this tent is one pound lighter, 10 square feet larger, and packs down smaller. Can't complain about that!
Dislikes: We used it for the first time in the Uintas at 11,500 feet. Despite a clear evening and no wind, there was a noticeable amount of condensation on the inside of the fly. Fortunately it did not get inside our tent. Also, Marmot only supplies 6 stakes. As a result, you are four short if you want to stake out the guy lines. Although the stakes are small and lightweight, they are a little flimsy. Overall, minus a star for some condensation issues and limited number of stakes.
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