Marmot Limestone 6 Tent Review
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Kick back in spacious comfort for a weekend of car camping with the Marmot Limestone 6 tent.

Two large, D-shaped doors, an allover mesh design, over six feet of headroom and ample side-to-side space ensure a comfy, well-ventilated good time.

And if the weather turns, rest assured knowing the seam-sealed, no-stretch rain fly will stay taut and keep you and yours completely dry.

There are a lot of family-size dome tents on the market. The Limestone 6, however, is one of the best in terms of its ruggedness and overall smart design.

Marmot Limestone 6 Tent Review

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The Limestone 6 Tent

At $450, the Limestone 6 isn't cheap, but then, you're not getting a cheap tent, either.

Take a look at a few of its standout features:

  • Large, 10' x 8'+ floor dimensions
  • Spacious, ultra-comfortable dome design
  • Airy mesh doors, ceiling and walls

For a big family or a group of friends, this freestanding shelter has no complicated setup, so your outing won't start with a big headache.

Or maybe it's just you and a friend and you want a lot of room to stretch out. If that's the case, you'll have plenty of room for everything but the kitchen sink.

Marmot Limestone 6 Tent Specifications

  • Area: 83 sq. ft.
  • Maximum Interior Height: 74"
  • Weight: 15lbs. 5oz.
  • Packed Weight: 17lbs. 13oz.
  • Floor Size: 120 x 100"
  • Packed Size: 9.7 x 28"
  • Vestibule Size: 26.27 sq. ft.
  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Seasons: 3
  • Doors: 2
  • Poles (number and material): 4, aluminum DAC press-fit
  • Canopy Material: Polyester taffeta / No-See-Um mesh
  • Fly Material: Coated ripstop polyester
  • Floor Material: Coated polyester
  • Recommended Use: Family/car camping

Marmot Limestone 6 Tent: Advantages

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On REI, people love how dry the interior of the Limestone 6 stays. Its fully taped canopy floor means no leaking, while its vented, waterproof rain fly remains tautly pitched even when wet.

For interior organization, you'll like the mesh stuff pockets and the removable gear loft. And to keep the floor free of dirt and debris, make sure you wipe your feet on the removable floor mat.

Remember, too, that this tent is made for staying close or relatively close to the car. It's not made for backpacking, so the weight shouldn't be a problem.

Marmot Limestone 6 Tent: Disadvantages

About the biggest complaint anyone has about the Limestone 6 is its lack of privacy with the rain fly down. There's no way to block the mesh side panels without the fly, and once it's up, it can get a little stuffy, especially on hot days.

It also comes with a stuff sack instead of a briefcase-style carry bag, and this can be hard to pack if you don't roll the canopy and fly down real tight.

Marmot Limestone 6 Tent: Consumer Reviews

The design problems aside, most everybody who's used this tent would recommend it.

Consumers like:
  • Great ventilation with rain fly off
  • Very dry in hard rain
  • Balanced, no shifting in wind
Consumers don't like:
  • Vestibule a little small for tent's size
  • No privacy without rain fly
  • Fly vents too small -- gets hot inside


Capable of housing a family, a group of friends or a pair of folks, their cots and their gear, the Marmot Limestone 6 tent is a great car-camping companion.

Families with young children will breathe easier knowing their little one(s) won't feel too cramped, even if weather confines you to the great indoors.

Marmot tents are among the best, if on the pricey side. Like other models, the Limestone 6 tent keeps you dry, comfortable and eager to head out on your next camping trip.

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