Marmot Limelight Tent Review
2 & 3 Person, 3 Season Backpacking Tent

Will you love the Marmot Limelight Tent?

Read this Marmot Limelight 2P & 3P tent review to learn if this 3 season backpacking tent's right for your hiking needs

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The Marmot Limelight 3 Person Tent Setup

This Marmot tent is the one for you if you're looking for an exceptional two or three person tent that's a snap to assemble and wonderfully comfortable to sleep in.

The Marmot Limelight 2 Person Tent is wonderful if you're camping solo; you can easily keep you gear under the roof with you.

But if you're with someone else, you should be comfortable with getting close.

Marmot Limelight Tent Review

With just 32 square feet on the inside, every inch will be used if you are tenting with a fellow camper. The lack of a spacious interior is a significant drawback to the Marmot Limelight two person tent (looking for a more spacious, 2 person, 3 season tent? Then check out the Marmot Aeolos--it has 3 more square feet than the Limelight).

All of that being said, however, these tents are great pieces of equipment that sell for a seriously low price.

Take a look at the Marmot Limelight Backpacking Tent's price tag

Now take another look. That's right, you're not seeing things--this product, made of such high quality, is honestly affordable.

If you're in the market to buy a new 2- or 3-person tent, give the Marmot Limelight your consideration. It'll keep you warm in the cold, cool in the heat, and dry in the rain. And that's the way it should be.

Marmot Limelight 2 Tent Review

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The Marmot Limelight 2 Person Tent Setup

While the Marmot Limelight 2 person model is tiny, Marmot designed the camping tent with extra mesh panels on the walls for crisp ventilation. This helps reduce the claustrophobia, but you can't get around the fact that this tent is only 32 square feet.

Setting up the Marmot Limelight 2P Tent is a figurative (and literal) snap thanks to pole-clip technology.

Marmot consistently makes high quality products that perform beyond expectation, but they have a bit of a problem with giving their tents the space they deserve.

But for an under-$200 price tag, the Marmot Limelight 2 tent is still very much worth the purchase.

Some other great features of the Marmot Limelight 2 Tent include:

  • Footprint and gear loft included
  • Large, 9-square-foot vestibule
  • Window in vestibule to check morning weather
  • 32-square-foot interior
  • Weighs just 5 pounds
  • Bathtub floor

Marmot Limelight 3 Person Tent Review

Like the Marmot Limelight 2p Tent, this 3-person model's only drawback is the size.

It is virtually impossible to sleep three grown adults in the Marmot Limelight 3p tent.

User Reviews at Confirm Our Thoughts

However, if you can get cozy, the Marmot Limelight 3 Person Tent is a top-notch camping tent. Two doors provide easy entry and exit without disturbing your slumbering tent mates.

And with two vestibules, you can easily store all your backpacking gear and equipment

The two vestibules cover 10-square-feet and the interior area is 43-square-feet. This makes the tent tiny for three people, but ideal for 2.

Also like the other Marmot Limelight Tent model, the Marmot Limelight 3 person tent is incredibly easy to set up. No longer do you have to wait an extra hour before supper while you fuss around with wily tent poles and wandering stakes.

You came to the mountain, forest, desert, or beach to enjoy nature, not get frustrated over assembling your sleeping quarters. This tent makes sure that possibility becomes a reality.

Here's a look at some the Marmot Limelight 3 Tent's other features:

  • Included footprint and gear loft
  • Mesh panel ventilation
  • Bathtub floor
  • Weighs 6 lb, 5 oz
  • UV-resistant polyester

Marmot Limelight Tent: User Reviews

Consumers like:

  • Quick set up
  • Attractive design
  • Good vestibule space
  • Bargain price
  • Excellent waterproofing
  • Free footprint included
Consumers don't like:

  • Limited space


The Marmot Limelight tent is a product that has very few naysayers, and a whole lot of consumers who have used and praised its quality, design, and comfort.

While both the Marmot Limelight 2P and 3P tents have tiny interiors, for such a low price, it's worth further investigating if the Marmot Limelight tents meet your camping needs.

Just don't pay attention to the 2-person or 3-person label.

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