Customer Reviews Of:
Marmot Odyssey 4 Tent - 4-Person, 3-Season

Closeouts. A spacious dome-style tent with two vestibules, Marmot's Odyssey 4 tent protects you from the elements and won't leave you squeezed for space while car camping in a storm.

Average Rating based on 38 reviews 4.368421 0 5
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  • Reviewed by Chris from North Dakota on Sunday, July 9, 2017
    bought this tent 2-3 years ago upgrading from a 2 person tent so we could sit up in the tent without my head hitting the tent ths tent did just that with lots of room and not so cramped. the rain fly works and has always kept us dry its fast and easy to set up and the poles are thicker than our 2 person tents and with the extra tie downs was able to make it through a windstorm in ND with 60 mph gusts. its not a backpacking tent unless you have 4 people to split up the load as its a tad heavy and bulky when packed down but it has served it purpose on any canoe trips we have been on.
    My only gripe and reason for 4 stars is that the two black poles bend a tad too much and some of the pole segments have an arching set to them.
    I likely wouldn't purchase this tent again and would continue the search for the perfect gear.
  • Reviewed by Campin'gal from California on Monday, June 5, 2017
    Have had this tent for a couple of years now. We love it. We've camped all over CA, from the high Sierra to Death Valley to the North Coast. It's roomy, sets up easily, and has served us well. One kayak camping trip we had huge thunderstorms every day for a week, and we stayed dry. The issues? The poles hold the bend after awhile, but the tent still performs fine. In Death Valley, we had 40 mph winds that flattened most tents, this tent did well, but the fly did rip a small amount at one tie down point and just over the door where it goes over a pole. Marmot stands behind their products and is repairing it. We ended up just removing the fly and letting the wind roar through the mesh, and the tent barely moved. Of course, then we had zero privacy. We used a tarp to cover everything inside during the day, to minimize everything being covered in sand. The zipper pulls needed to be replaced after 2 years. As others have said, in wind, it's breezy inside, no matter how well you stake down the fly. My biggest issue with this tent is how the vestibule opens. To get out or to close it fully from inside, you have to crawl to the edge as it tapers to the ground to zip or unzip two zippers. If it's raining, the vestibule gets wet as the fly dumps water onto you and your gear. You can't help but have you head and shoulders push against the fly, which then lets water in. I've seen this tent with D doors in the vestibule, and that is a MUCH better design. Even with this major design flaw, I still love this tent.
  • Reviewed by MarJoe camper/hiker from AZ on Friday, May 26, 2017
    We use with 2 adults and our stuff. Just used in 40 degree nights and wind at 8000 feet in AZ. Either the vestibule needs a floor or the vestibule door needs another flap like the front to zip down and keep out wind. We had 40mph winds and the tent stays put without guy wires. But it is cold as the airflows in under the vestibule end. Agree with user that said only good in good weather. Would NOT call this a 3 season tent. Am considering adding a floor to the vestibule, sewing it on the top fly and velcroing it to the tent bottom under the door.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ball from Crested Butte, CO on Sunday, April 30, 2017
    The whole family loves this tent. Plenty of room for the three of us plus Bernese Mt dog. Love all the screen, extra head space, two doors, storage compartments, and extra attention to details. First use in desert -- sturdy in wind; can't wait to sleep without fly in summer!
  • Reviewed by Jetpilot from Nelson on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    In addition to many weekend trips, I spent 2 months straight in this tent and it's awesome. Plenty of room for a queen size air mattress, dog bed for my 90 lb. lab, and a bunch of gear. Endured heavy rain with not a drop of a leak.
    Issues: The fly ripped in high wind, and over time the mesh above the door ripped where the pole clips attach. Both issues were repaired to perfection by Marmot. Very happy with this tent and Marmot customer service.
  • Reviewed by Jetpilot from Nelson on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    In addition to many weekend trips, I spent 2 months straight in this tent and it's awesome. Plenty of room for a queen size air mattress, dog bed for my 90 lb. lab, and a bunch of gear. Endured heavy rain with not a drop of a leak.
    Issues: The fly ripped in high wind, and over time the mesh above the door ripped where the pole clips attach. Both issues were repaired to perfection by Marmot. Very happy with this tent and Marmot customer service.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JTC from Sierra foothills on Friday, March 18, 2016
    Great little tent. We do have one that is very similar, same brand and style, but is a 3 person. This one is quite a bit roomier and is a better fit for us. Very good quality.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by COgalInMT from Missoula, MT on Thursday, August 6, 2015
    This is actually a tent that 4 people can sleep comfortably in. I read all the other reviews and they are true.
  • Reviewed by Island Camper 47 from Ocean Springs, Ms on Monday, June 1, 2015
    I have eying this tent for some time, It went on sale and with coupon , made it worth while to purchase , with tax $249.00 ,
    This is a remake of the Mamot Den 4 person tent, but this one has all mesh inner tent. It would appear that Marmot has up graded the tent poles to thicker tent poles as previous reviews of the Den gave it bad marks for tent poles which would bend. Set up tent on deck at home, and Checked it out before taking camping on barrier island at first , It appeared that the fly was too loose and would flap in wind, however set up on island in sand and when base pulled tight , tent fly pulled tight as well no flapping in wind. With all mesh tent body and with fly doors open , you will get a cross wind effect which will keep you cool in summer heat. With four poles, this tent held up well in windy conditions, 10 to 15 mph with no guy outs. and with guy outs I am comfortable that with tent will stand up to 40 mph winds . I added four more guy outs,(Sierra Grip Clips ) but did not use them . It has four already . Previous owners complained about tent poles bending , only the shorter poles took a minor "set " this is normal . Easy set up and take down , sleeve and clip constructions , poles slide in and out very easy. Materials are not as strong as my Eureka K2 three man tent but I do not do winter camping. For an excellent Geodetic tent for summer island camping I would recommend this tent. Marmot, North Face, Eureka, Gander Mountain, Cabella's tent owner.
  • Reviewed by Mike the Biker from Idaho on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    I recently visited STP in search of a larger tent to replace frustrating-to-assemble Coleman Cabin tent and wonderful 40 year old Sierra Designs 3-person. I was pleased to find the Marmot Odyssey 4 at a considerable discount. With the assistance of my favorite clerk we assembled the tent in the Boise store. The Odyssey is a very impressive tent with a 96"x96" footprint, 59" headroom, and 2 large D-shaped entry openings. This tent could actually sleep 4 people comfortably and is deluxe for 2 and a Chihuahua and grandchild. Very simple and quick to assemble. It is free standing, using 2 Crossed DAC Aluminum poles fed through short roof sleeves for primary support and 2 shorter poles to extend the door openings outward. Materials, seams and construction appear superior and strong. 6 Aluminum stakes hold the corners and sides. 4 stakes provide added stability for the guy-lines. The rain fly creates 2 spacious vestibule areas with plenty of room to store all kinds of gear. No ground cover is included. The Odyssey provides me with an excellent modern replacement for my old and well used tents. I look forward to comfortable car camping and extended stays with it.
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