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

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
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Impressive product from Marmot

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

So bought this tent so my boy scout could use instead of cheap loaners from troop.
This thing is amazing, from the poles that almost come together on their own to setting up in less than 3 minutes, I am impressed.
More than enough for two people and packs with room to spare. Love all the little netting "cubby's" that held everything from lights to food to socks!
First night a little windy but the tent was rock solid as we setup all guy lines too.
Love the reflective lines as bio breaks in middle of night in pitch black made it easy to see tent from a distance.
Looking forward to putting this through its paces of rough use over the next year culminating in a 2 week hiking trip in NM.
Only one caveat to this tent, and its a very minor one, but wish it came with another 6 stakes for the guylines.

Great Tent!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ive had a few tents in the past but have been most impressed with marmot. Loved my first limelight, still love it, just wanted something a little bigger so i picked up the 3p. zero complaints with my limelight 2p just wanted something a little bigger. Didnt bother looking at other tents. Easy to set up and break down. holds up great in wind and rain. If i ever wear through these I'll be getting another one

Great tent!

    Bought it for my last camping trip. It worked perfectly. Quite roomy inside. Quite light to carry around. Set up is super easy. Good ventilation. Two of us sleeping in it and it was comfortable. And finally... I love the colour!

    Epic tent!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great tent! I live in Costa Rica where it rain's pretty heavy and had always kept my girlfriend, dog and me cozy with lot's of space while outside the skies are falling with water.

    Great Tent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My wife and I bought this tent for a trip to the BWCA and for future camping. We needed something sturdy, waterproof, and bug proof...this was all three. The only bugs that got into the tent came when the door was open. This was amazing since the mosquitoes in Minnesota's lake country are relentless. I'm used to them buzzing in my ear all night long, but we had peaceful sleep all week long, so that in and of itself is AWESOME! As far as the waterproof goes...we got five inches of rain on the last night and we stayed dry all night long. If there was ever a test for staying dry, that would have been it. The tent wasn't tested in the wind, but everything held up nicely. The stakes aren't super tough, they are aluminum to be lighter, so don't drive them into rock, but that's to be expected from a light weight tent. Depending where you're going, you may consider switching out the stakes for a little heavier duty ones. Overall nice job on the tent.

    5 Stars for the Limelight!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    All around solid tent from Marmot!

    We purchased this tent for a mixture of car camping and backpacking for 2 people and a dog and it is just the right size! Plenty of room for the extra gear while car camping yet light weight enough to pack it 10 miles into the backcountry!

    The bent pole design is great to give you that extra room at sitting level and not have to worry about sharp angled walls chewing up your space. Also a big fan of the light dispersion pockets on the top of the tent. One headlamp in that pocket throws enough light for reading or getting in a game of cards.

    The limelight 3 person tent is the perfect tent if you're looking for one tent to do it all!

    Unanswered Question

    When set up properly, is this tent fully waterproof? I've come across a couple of reviews stating that this tent leaked while other reviewers said that it held up great in the rain. Are there known issues with the taped seams? I need to be sure this will hold up against the elements while backpacking in the high country. I see the specs say waterproof but figured it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion.

    Sadly not waterproof

      I'll start by saying that sadly this tent is not waterproof. Living in San Diego we rarely see rain, but on our 6th weekend out in this tent we got some heavy rain and were drenched. Fly leaked and the bottom of the tent soaked through to our sleeping pads. Everything was staked out tight and proper. The tent was not stored in extreme conditions and was practically brand new. So disappointing.

      That said I love this tent so much (lightweight, easy to set up, HUGE for a 2 person tent) we talked about buying expensive waterproofer, etc. to make it work. But that just doesn't make sense. Hopefully we can find a design we like as much that actually IS waterproof.

      Another 5-star review

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

      I can't speak to the long-term durability yet, but I've been really impressed with the design and build quality of the tent out of the gate. So far it's just been used for car-camping. Hopefully I'll be able to get out with the wifey shortly though for an overnight backpack with it. It'd be too heavy for one pack for sure, but splitting the weight between two people means you get to enjoy a roomy sleep and plenty of protection from the elements.

      Love This Tent

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

      Not only do my husband and I own this tent, but my best friend had this as something she wanted as a wedding gift. I purchased it for her with no doubts because we love our tent. The 3-person is perfect for two people and a dog. It's super easy to set-up and great if the weather is bad. I would definitely recommend this tent and my friend also loves it.

      Unanswered Question

      What is the difference between the limelight & tungsten tents (marmot)

      No buyers remorse here!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have had this tent for two summers now and it is still great! I love how the sides are vertical before they slop up into a dome. It makes the inside feel very spacious. The zippers are also great. I have been able to pull them from all angles with no issues. I was bummed when a campfire spark landed on the screen last year and created a small hole, but it does not seem to be spreading or fraying, so I would consider the materials quality as well.

      The length of the sleeping area is really 90", as it is stated in the characteristics? Or less? (The dimensions of many tents are in reality less than those declared by the manufacturer).

      Hey Alexey, due to the design of this specific tent, the sleeping area is in fact 90" long.

      Let me know if I can answer any more questions or help with finding the perfect tent for you!

      Overall good buy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Our family has been rocking a 15 year old Eureka tent from when I was in college. Since I'm not getting any younger I wanted something lighter than the 11 pounds of pack weight but didn't want to give up all the space. After reading the reviews we decided to make the purchase. We have since used it about 100 miles of backpacking trips so I feel as though I can give an accurate review. Build quality is very good, and interior space is accurate. I am 6 foot and have plenty of room. Its my 11 year old daughter and wife who share these accommodations and we all fit with room to spare. The only real issues I have is the rain fly, it does not go all the way to the ground so in the rain you get quite a bit of water splatter on the tent walls. And if you plan on sleeping with the ridge vents closed it does not vent well. Mornings always consisted with us pulling the fly and laying out in the sun to dry even on nights with no rain. Overall weight is ok and packs with footprint under 7 pounds. Still heavy for a backpack tent but doable and way better than my old Eureka. Goes up in like 2 minutes and the pole system is very easy, it also holds its shape well in heavy winds. Overall if you are doing weekend trips this is a good choice, but if you are planning an extended hike those extra pounds have a way of sneaking up on you! Good buy.

      The Little Tent That Could

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

      WOW. After this past weekend, I am blown away by this tent. I took this thing out for its first run to the Moab desert, and we tested it to its limits. We pitched this little tent on top of a cliff overlooking the Green River. At nights, the winds blew so hard, it woke us up. Winds pushed so hard against the tent, but it never once uprooted. The poles would push inward, but they never once bent permanently out of place. Marmot thought of everything when they made this tent. We pitched it in about 5 minutes. Everything latches on, there's no pushing poles through holes. Even the poles themselves are one single piece when put together. And for a three person tent, it was incredibly roomy, even with a 6'3" guy with me and another girl. The side vestibules are handy for gear, but we kept everything in the car because of the high winds. It comes with a footprint that matches the size of the tent exactly, but it would be nice to have something that extended out a little to offer coverage under the vestibules for shoes and gear. Easy addition though. All in all, I highly recommend this tent. The quality is out of this world, and for the price, I truly believe it's the best bang for your buck on the market. Plus the orange is SWEET and when lit up from the inside, makes for an incredible camp set up.

      Buy this tent!

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

      I obsess over reviews and features built in to products. Having said that, I love this tent! It's one of few that comes with its own footprint and offers a fast pitch option which is something I wanted.
      The first trip out with this tent was wonderful. We sat up with some friends right on the lake for Memorial Day weekend. This little tent went up so easily and fast, it was mindless. The second night of camping we were gifted with a tremendous thunder and lightning storm. Everyone else got wet that night, except for my gf and I. Tucked away safely in our limelight it held up to strong winds and torrential rain for several hours. Marmot has made a wonderful product and I highly recommend checking this tent out. Plenty of room for two people, even having most of our gear inside the tent (we didn't leave it under the ample outside vestibule because we had limited room to set up). 5 stars Marmont.