Marmot Ajax 3 Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
About Marmot Ajax 3 Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
Closeouts. Dependable and easy to set up, Marmot's Ajax 3 tent minimizes weight by keeping things simple yet highly functional. Mesh panels provide optimal ventilation and a Catenary Cut floor lifts seams off the ground for full waterproof protection in nasty weather.
Specs about Marmot Ajax 3 Tent - 3-Person, 3-Season
- Seasons: 3-Season
- Capacity: 3-Person
- Packed weight: 6 lb. 2 oz.
- Pack size: 23x7-1/2"
- Peak height: 46"
- Floor dimensions: 93x66"
- Floor area: 42 sq.ft.
- Tent floor material: Nylon
- Number of doors: 2
- Number of vestibules: 2
- Vestibule area: 19 sq.ft.
- Number of poles: 3
- Tent pole material: DAC aluminum
- Tent wall material: Polyester
- Rain fly material: Polyester
- Stakes: Aluminum
- Stuff sack: Yes
- Recommended use: Backpacking
- Made in China
- Prop 65: This product contains a chemical or substance known to the state of California to potentially cause reproductive harm
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- Cannot ship to Australia
- Cannot ship to New Zealand
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
There is no footprint; I used a cheap 8x10 tarp. The short side of t... Read More
Reviewed by the_magikal_bean from Texas on Friday, June 16, 2017excellent-value, tent is awesome and easy to set up. love the mesh-dome look. the rain tarp needs more ventilation and I'd be worried about the mesh ripping. I would upgrade the tent stakes because they are minimal. very study and love that orange look. if you think you'll like it you'll probably love it, especially at this price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Clinger from SE Louisiana. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017I am in south Louisiana so I needed a well vented semi compact tent for car / four wheeler camping and possible use for canoe camping on rocky beaches in Arkansas i.e. I was not weight concerned. I use hammocks most of the time. I have been running a small 2 man seira design for twenty plus years but I have to drink too much now to make a wimpy pad comfortable so I wanted something to fit a mattress. REI has a nice 6 inch air mattress with dims to match this tent footprint and with the mesh upper I was in. I have only set this up in the house but I am pleased. Slept in it twice in the den with my son and it looks like everything is in order. Quick setup. Free standing. Big vests on both sides. Daddy likes. Highly recommend.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by MichaelDSikora from Ohio on Tuesday, April 11, 2017So far we have set the tent up twice inside the house. Real easy for a beginning camper like me!
Can't wait to take it outside to try it!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by SeaShell from California on Thursday, November 10, 2016Ordered this tent based on a recommendation of a coworker. Our last tent ended up leaking in a storm and we just had it. Needed something that could handle water. We haven't taken this tent out yet, but based on other reviews, I have good faith. The other day we did a test run on putting the tent together, it's very easy to set up. Spacious on the inside. We picked the 3 person tent only because we like extra room to place our luggage in.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by grandmak from California on Monday, October 31, 2016I have not used this tent although I did set it up to check it and found it reasonably easy to put up alone. It will be roomy for 2 people and possible for three people. It does not come with a ground cloth but I will purchase a 6'x8' tarp. One should always use a tarp under a tent, both to keep it clean and to avoid punctures. Remember to tuck it so that any rain runs off and not under, and to use a trowel to dig a trench if heavy rain is expected. I found the poles and the stakes in the package, plus an emergency pole repair sleeve and some line to stake the tent in high winds. My one complaint is that there are tie-offs for the rain fly only on one side, whereas one might not want to use the vestibule in really nice weather. I plan to add an extra tie-off. There are doors on both sides of the tent, which I like. So far I am happy with the tent.
Question & Answer
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“How many pieces/segements are each of the poles in? Roughly how long are each of the pole pieces/segements?”
Each pole assembly consists of 8 segments of about 22" that are held together by an internal elastic band. The segments fit end to end to create a pole of approximately 165" total length. All it takes are these two assemblies crossing at the mid point to set the tent up. It's extremely easy and we love it.
The poles break down into 8 pieces approximately 22" each.
“Is it a problem that the tent doesn't have a footprint? Is the bottom waterproof or do I need a tarp?”
The floor is waterproof but I ordered a footprint from gofastlite to protect the bottom from rocks, twigs, etc.
According to information listed under the product Overview, this item has a fully waterproof floor with taped seams lifted off the ground.
“One review said the length was 86" and not 93" as advertised. Is the width truly 63"? I want this for a roomy 2 person camp tent.”
No, most tents have "bathtub floors" where the seams rise off the ground to protect the floor from water. The measurements listed on tents are frequently seam to seam. This is the case with this tent, as it's not really 63" across unless the bathtub floor were laid flat. I measured, and I forget what it was exactly, but the ground width is less than 63.
That said, it's a super roomy two person tent and a pretty great deal. (Wide and long sleeping mats are generally 25" wide, more standard backcountry mats are 20" wide. Extra extra extra wide mats are 30" wide, so you would easily be able to fit two of any of these in the tent, and there is ample vestibule room for packs and gear, as well as room inside the tent for gear/clothing making a mess etc.)
I use this as a 1 person camp tent and wouldn't call it "roomy". You might also want to note that you have to really bend over to get in and out with the extra vestibule in front of you. I have the tent packed up presently but will be using it in a few weeks to go camping. I really enjoy it but wish I had paid more attention to the height inside and the opening for getting in and out. I do enjoy it and wouldn't have any other tent right now. I use a single air mattress that fits inside with not much room for other stuff. You might want to rethink using it as a roomy 2 person tent, unless we are talking about a different model tent.
I don't have the tent handy to measure the dimensions, but like you, I bought this tent intending it to be a roomy 2 person tent. I used it several times this past summer (me at 6'4" with my son who is 5'9") and it did suffice. We kept out backpacks outside under the vestibules. I was impressed with the tent but don't have much experience. I was hoping it might fit a third person too next year (another one of my boys who might be around 5' then), but it might be too snug. We'll see.
I measured about the same - 86" x 63". I would consider it roomy. Have only used it for 2 people so far on several backpacking and several camping trips and have had plenty of room to set up bedrolls and store our stuff/backpacks inside with us. Will be using it for 3 people at the end of the month.
“hello is the whole tent mosquito netting? thats what im looking for. Just want to make sure thanks”
the "bathtub" floor is solid, but, as in the picture, the whole tent upper is mosquito netting. It comes with a waterproof rain fly. If the weather is nice, its absolutely super to sleep without the rain fly and see the stars. We love ours.
Not the entire tent. Id say it's 90% mosquito netting, that's really durible and flexible - to a certain extent ..obv. the bottom is a different material. Which is also strong and durible. Slept in snow in Yosemite a few weeks ago (north dome) and it was great.
It is true to the picture. The entire top portion is a mosquito netting and the bottom is a waterproof solid material. Then there is the rain fly. I hope this answers your question.
Yes, it is!
“On my first trip with this tent, it rained hard for a day and a night. At end of my trip, I found the surface of the rainfly became very sticky. The inside seems fine. I don't have much knowledge about tent. Is this normal? Can I remove the stickiness of the rainfly by washing it? Why would it become sticky? I saw people mentioning the wearing of waterproof material. But its just first time use. It was brand new and I purchased it on STP.”