Marmot Limelight 2 Tent - 2-Person, 3-Season

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About Marmot Limelight 2 Tent - 2-Person, 3-Season

Closeouts. Color-coded "Easy Pitch" poles and clips make pitching Marmot's Limelight 2 tent easier than easy. Thanks to its streamlined design and ultralight construction, it's a great light-carry option for weekend backpacking trips. A seam-taped catenary cut floor and full-coverage fly prevent water leaks in rainy conditions.


Specs about Marmot Limelight 2 Tent - 2-Person, 3-Season

  • Seasons: 3-Season
  • Capacity: 2-Person
  • Packed weight: 5 lb.
  • Pack size: 23x7"
  • Peak height: 41"
  • Floor dimensions: 54x88"
  • Floor area: 33 sq.ft.
  • Bathtub floor: Yes
  • Tent floor material: 68 denier taffeta polyester with 2000mm polyurethane
  • Number of doors: 1
  • Number of vestibules: 1
  • Vestibule area: 9 sq.ft.
  • Number of poles: 3
  • Tent pole material: DAC Press Fit
  • Tent wall material: 40 denier polyester No-See-Um® mesh F/R, 68 denier polyester taffeta F/R
  • Rain fly material: 68 denier polyester taffeta with 1500mm polyurethane coating
  • Stakes: Aluminum
  • Stuff sack: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking
  • Made in China
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  • Cannot ship to Australia
  • Cannot ship to New Zealand


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4.384615 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 13 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Bug Gal from Sierra Nevada on Sunday, June 19, 2016
I bought this tent for myself to use while doing field research. It's easy enough for one person to pitch and the rain flap is sturdier then I even remotely thought. The second time I used it I woke up to snow on the ground but safe and dry in my tent.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Baja Bert from San Diego on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    I've had many Marmot tents through the years and have always been very pleased. They are battle scarred but still doing the job! This tent is no exception. I've got several ultralight tents from another manufacturer, and while they are very light, every time I use them, I am afraid they are going to get shredded if the weather gets radical. This tent is so well built, that I have no doubt that it can withstand several years of heavy use. One example: the ends of the brow pole are encased in heavy nylon webbing when the tent is in use, so I don't worry about the pole creating a hole in the fly. All my other tents with brow poles have weird plastic tabs that "lock" the ends of the pole in place. Unfortunately, when the wind kicks up, the ends of the brow pole pops out and it is just a matter of time till something bad happens to the fly. That will not happen with this tent! The brow pole will not budge! NICE!
    Yes, it only has one door and one vestibule. But as long as that is not a deal breaker for you, I would get this, because it is a great STP deal!!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Goldilocks from New York on Wednesday, August 2, 2017
    When the package showed up my husband and I were amazed at how easily it pitched. We were figuring it out and it couldn't have taken more then a few minutes. Had a quick camping trip to try it out and it worked splendidly, my husband and I aren't big people (5'3" and 5'11") and the tent fit us will room to spare at our heads and sides. There isn't a lot of space for much else while sleeping but keeping our packs and shoes out under the fly kept them dry- I didn't tuck my shoes under all the way and they were the only damp thing from dew. Can't wait to see how performance holds up in some rain! We did choose to order the tent footprint separately.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hikerb from Lunenburg, MA on Monday, July 24, 2017
    My husband and I have had a 3-man Limelight for several years which always worked well for just the 2 of us. Now that my kids are old enough to manage themselves backpacking, it only seemed right to get them their own rooms. This tent is lightweight, has reasonable headroom, and the 2-man sleeps 1 with gear, or 2 without. I had to find the footprints elsewhere, but that's ok. Great tent, great price, excellent packability. Only drawback is one door, but if it us for 1 person, that's all you need.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Coolrunner95 from COOL, CA on Monday, July 10, 2017
    I have not actually used it yet, but did set it up in my living room. Easy to set up, love the colors, like the large door and ventilation. Can't wait to use it.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiker from Maine on Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    Love the tent but it doesn't come with the gear loft or the footprint would have been awesome if it was included. I purchased the footprint somewhere else a bit expensive but it's okay. It might have been worth it just to buy from somewhere that they were included as in the end I didn't save all that much especially since I still might buy the gear loft. I Don love my tent though.

Question & Answer

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  • “What is the weight?”
    Asked by Jtkayak from PA on 6/19/2017 8:40:08 AM
    • According to information listed under the product Specs: Packed weight: 5 lb.
      Answered on 6/19/2017 11:58:31 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • About 4 pounds, whatever item description says. I actually forgot, but it's definitely light and easy to set up.
      Answered on 6/19/2017 1:49:14 PM by Joseph from Colorado
  • “What is the weight?”
    Asked by Jtkayak from PA on 6/19/2017 8:34:51 AM
    • According to information listed under the product Specs: Packed weight: 5 lb.
      Answered on 6/19/2017 11:58:06 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Never mind. I talked to Ed in Customer Service tonight, and he said the tent is a standard package so it does come with a footprint and a loft. If it doesn't, then SSTP will 'make it right'. I just placed my order. My son will love his birthday present.
      Thanks Sierra Trading Post! There is a reason I have been shopping with you for almost 20 years.
      Answered on 5/2/2017 7:34:42 PM by Tpark44 from Chicagoland
    • Got my tent today 5/22/2017 and the gear loft and footprint are not included. Went by what the above person said but apparently whoever they talked to was wrong. Not sure if I'll return it or not yet.
      Answered on 5/23/2017 4:08:57 PM by Hiker from Maine
  • “Does this include gearloft and/or footprint?”
    Asked by cjmwilliams from Washington, DC on 4/12/2016 8:06:18 PM
    • This does not have a gear loft or footprint.
      Answered on 4/15/2016 10:44:31 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post

About Marmot

Conceived in a university dorm room by a pair of climbing buddies, Marmot Mountain Works first opened its doors in the spring of 1974 in Grand Junction, Colorado. At the time, the base of operations was a 100-year-old stone building. That same year, the first Marmot down jacket was produced specifically for an action flick called “The Eiger Sanction,” starring legendary actor Clint Eastwood. In the four decades since, Marmot has continued to engineer reliable gear that exceeds the expectations of outdoor athletes. Today, Marmot tents, backpacks, outerwear, clothing and Marmot sleeping bags are still pushing the limits in the planet’s most challenging conditions, from the summits of the world’s highest mountains to the deepest river basins.