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Marmot Limelight 3P Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

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    16 Reviews


    No need to bring the lasso.

    Setting up a tent shouldn't feel like you're wrangling with an ornery and generously-sized longhorn bull, so keep it simple with the Marmot Limelight 3P Tent. Its color-coded clips and poles make for easy set ups, and the Marmot Zone construction offers more livable space so you can comfortably kick back after a day spent fishing, hiking, or mountain biking. Additionally, Marmot hooked the Limelight up with a mesh canopy for stargazing fiends, while the seam-taped fly repels those frequent summer rainstorms or unexpected dust storms. Not to mention, the added mesh fly vents ensure your little home-on-the-go stays cool during those hot and muggy nights when the bugs are out. And of course, the large D-shaped door makes it a whole lot easier to get in after a long night sipping cocktails by the campfire.

    • A homey, 3-person tent for 3-season camping
    • Waterproof fly and bathtub floor offer protection
    • No-see-um mesh canopy ensures ample comfort
    • Generous size accommodates friends or dogs
    • One door boasts large size for easy in-and-out
    • Vestibule protects gear from elements
    • Footprint is included
    • Item #MAR014U

    Tech Specs

    [fly] 68D polyester taffeta, [canopy] 40D No-see-um mesh, polyester mesh, [floor] 68D polyester taffeta
    Wall Type
    DAC Pressfit (9mm), Velocity aluminum (8.5mm)
    Pole Attachment
    Number of Doors
    Number of Vestibules
    Vestibule Space
    11.3 sq ft, 7.5 sq ft
    mesh walls
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    48 in
    Floor Dimensions
    48 x 68 x 90 in
    Floor Space
    42.5 sq ft
    Packed Size
    22 x 8 in
    Packed Weight
    6 lb
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Limelight at BearSpring Campground

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I tested this tent as a Ranger for The Dyrt at Bear Springs Group Campgrounds in Mt. Hood National forest.

    Want a tent that is super easy to set-up? Then get the Limelight.

    Top things I liked about the Limelight tent:
    1. It comes with a footprint (hate it when those are sold separately).
    2. What is normally a few separate poles - is just a one-pole-unit-hooked-together, making it a snap to set-up quickly.
    3. The entire inner ceiling is a net. Really opens it up and can't wait to hit a clear camping star filled night.

    Holds up in tough conditions

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Best ever. Held up to massive wind, downpour rain, and heavy snow. Sturdy construction and never let me down. Only problem is it's a bit bulky when packing for commercial flights. Poles are long and I have to pack with a rifle or tie to the outside of my pack. I've opted for the Kelty Salida for lightweight trips and regret it every time. The Marmot is my hands down fav.

    Tried and True

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tent has gotten me through weeks of rain, snow, and sunshine. I recently took it backpacking for a week with a friend. We split the weight, which is always helpful. We ran into some snow with temps around 30 degrees. Super light when splitting 3 ways! I have only slept 3 people in this tent once and it was surprisingly comfortable. We were 3 cozy ladies! This tent has never leaked on me before. I love the gear loft and window in one vestibule. The vestibules are spacious, always allowing plenty of room for my pack and all of my gear. It packs down small. All pros, No cons. I love this tent!

    Tried and True

    Awesome Tent!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this tent a few years ago and have brought it all over the east coast. It is a perfect size for me, my wife, and my German shepherd who loves hiking as well. The vestibules are great to store large packs in overnight. It packs down nice and small for backpacking as well. Nice and airy for hot nights and waterproof for rain storms.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We love our Limelight 3 tent! It is my husband, me, our toddler and a husky, and we actually all fit it this tent really well together! It is getting a little tight, but that just keeps us warmer in my eyes :)
    We have since upgraded in size to the Marmot Halo 6, because we got a new dog, so with 2 dogs we just needed more space, and possibly a growing family sometime in the future. But this is still my favorite tent we own comparing the two!
    It holds up really well in windy conditions, keeps you dry from the rain and light snowfall, and is a super easy and quick set up and take down! We have used this tent for car camping mainly, but we have taken it with us on shorter backpacking trips as well, and it isn't too heavy for that.
    Overall, I really love this tent, and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a great all around tent!

    New Family Camper

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    My brother is starting to take his oldest son camping so I got this tent for them. So far they love it. It isn't a light backpacking tent, but gives the two of them plenty of space to stretch out and store their gear while they are running around the campground and is much easier to deal with than their huge 8 person family tent.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Battle tested. The 3 man is great because it isn't too heavy and is pretty spacious/roomy. If you have 2+ in a group you can just split the tent weight. And the tent insulates pretty well and blocks the wind The only main downside that stands out is that the foot print was designed poorly, but it has worked well enough.

    I recently took this on a 4.5 day NW coast hike in Washington. 3/4.5 of the days, it rained a lot. We had a few nights where it just poured and another night where we didn't have much shelter, it was really windy. Despite the rain, we stayed dry. Just make sure to have extra stakes and para-cord to anchor down if necessary. There were only two in our group but we wanted the extra room anticipating we'd be waiting out the long, dark, cold, rainy, winter nights. Some of the nights we were in the tent about 12 hours, so I was glad to have the extra room to wait out the nights. We almost had a third hiker, which would have been doable, just kind of uncomfortable managing getting out of wet clothing/transitioning to dry during a rain storm...

    Fantastic Tent - no complaints at all

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This tent as a pleasure to use and easy to put up and take down. It's billed as a "3 person" but realistically it fits 2 sleeping bags perfectly. The gear can easily be stowed in the two vestibules. The high vertical sidewalls make the interior feel extra roomy and ceiling hook is great for mini LED lantern and ceiling hoops work well for a gear hammock or line for hanging wet socks, hat, gloves. It performed well and I highly recommend this tent.


    Fantastic Tent - no complaints at all

    Held up in some serious rain!

      Having never used the tent before last weekend, I was curious how it would hold up in the rain. I took it to Big Sur for 2 days of solid, non-stop rain and it stayed dry! There were definitely times where I wouldn't have been surprised if it sprung a leak due the continual rain but it didn't. Super easy set up, quite roomy. 2 people and chocolate lab. Well done Marmot!

      great 3p tent

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you are looking for a 3 person tent for backpacking or car camping, no need to look any further.
      Im a tall guy at 6'4 and the steep walls on this tent are great for taller people. seems to give a bit more elbow room and wiggle room.
      This was the perfect size for two large adults, and the weight is manageable when split up between two.
      I have it up in the wind and in the rain and I have stayed dry and out of the wind in each instance.
      Set up is a breeze for one or two, and plenty of vestibule space.
      this is my 3rd marmot tent and none have let me down.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have been looking for the perfect tent and I found it. This tent is amazing! Finally we have enough space for two people and our dog along with all our gear. This spacious tent is very comfortable. I highly recommend it.

      Great fit for 3 but BREEZY as can be!

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      The basics: We LOVED the high sides and the 3 of us fit nicely. However, we were camped at highish altitude...about 7000ft... and the temps dropped to upper 30's. Not unusual for July but we assumed a 3 season tent would be sufficient. What we did not realize was the fly does not completely reach the ground. We set it up initially in our living room and didn't notice because we obviously weren't staking any guy lines down in the house. We were able to lower it to about 3-4 inches away but when the temps dropped and the winds picked up the cold breeze whipped right under the fly, into the tent and back out again. At one point we unzipped the door to reach into the vestibule and it was so windy that everything in our tent was covered in loose dirt in a matter of seconds. We actually considered returning it. We'd like to try it one more time because the weight and fit are perfect...but certainly wouldn't look forward to another chilly night and our most of our backcountry camping is in high altitude. So we're unsure. I wish the description had mentioned that the fly did not reach the ground and that is is VERY well ventilated. the tent itself is very nice but better suited for someone who camps in the low country or in a warmer climate.

      Breezy, huh? I have yet to use this at high altitudes, but plan to when my kids are older. When I go higher, I just used my two man. I did, however, use this tent it in sub 40 degree high winds last week and it seemed to insulate pretty well. There was a slight draft, but maybe that was due to venting....

      Five star Tent-tel.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      So my husband and I were so excited about this tent that we decided to set it up in the our backyard and take it for a test snooze last night. And it was awesome! Major upgrade from our old, decrepit ALPS mountaineering tent (which we love dearly, just needed a new one). Based on the packed size of the tent, it seems great for car camping and should we take it backpacking, we'll be splitting up the tent between two packs so it should be easy to haul it around.

      Some of my favorite highlights are:

      1. The mesh canopy. Legit this is for stargazing fiends. It opened up my world and was incredibly enjoyable to fall asleep looking at the stars.
      2. The bathtub floor. Mega plus - fully taped, waterproof, and combined with the additional layer of reinforced polyester seals in warmth and gives the tent some structural umph. Also, this design kept us pretty cozy last night when the temperatures dropped, unlike our old ALPS.
      3. Set up. So freaking easy! I could not get over how straight forward the set up was. Not to mention, set up was fast. Though, be prepared for substantially sized poles, long ones at that.
      4. The size. HELLO HOMEY. We have two dogs (one mini heeler and one medium sized husky thing) so we needed something with a little extra room for the two dogs. And it's perfect! The interior height is perfect enough to accommodate my husband and I hunched over playing cards, and the sleeping space is unrivaled. As a test, we inflated our queen size air mattress and it fit, perfectly. We were pretty stoked to say the least.

      All in all, this tent is dreamy. I would highly recommend it to any and all who aren't worried about weight and looking for extra sprawl space.

      How does this tent manage in high winds?

      Best Answer

      Hey Mary,

      The Limelight does great in high winds. With the fly having full coverage all the way to the ground it give all the protect you will need. As long as you have the tent staked down well and the guy lines staked out for additional support the limelight will do great. Email headed your way Mary. Hit me up directly with other questions.