Three doesn't have to be a crowd.

When you and a couple of friends are ready to lay your heads down after an arduous hike into the backcountry, you'll be glad you have the spacious and sturdy Marmot Tungsten 3P Tent to crawl into. With a design that maximizes living space, this roomy tent won't leave you feeling like you're sharing a bivy sack with two other musky campers.

Zone construction creates vertical walls that increase sleeping and storage space without adding bulk, relieving you of the cramped conditions that most backpacking tents offer. Two D-shaped doors make for stealthy ins and outs throughout the night, and two vestibules provide plenty of dry storage space for you and both your friends' camping gear. Sturdy Velocity HD poles withstand howling winds when you're hunkered down in exposed terrain, and the robust fabrics are treated to repel downpours.

  • Sturdy and spacious shelter for backpacking trips
  • Zone construction creates a roomier sleeping area
  • Waterproof fly and floor keep rain and water at bay
  • No-see-um mesh maintains airflow while keeping bugs out
  • Color-coded clips, poles, and fly for quick set up
  • Lamp Shade pocket secures headlamp for ambient lighting
  • Interior pockets for small gear organization
  • Footprint included
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

simply awesome

    this tent has served me well so far on a few camping trips. its big enough to fit a twin mattress in which is cool, maybe even a full size. its super comfortable for 2 people along with room for backpacks and gear inside. it held up against the strong winds when camping in the dunes at White Sands and is incredibly easy and fast to set up. the warranty offered by marmot is also very reassuring the product should last. it also looks really cool in my opinion.

    Love it!

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

    I had been looking for a comfortably sized 2 person tent for quite a while, like in 10 months a while (Yeah, I tend to over think things). Anyway, I love this tent. It was so simple to set up and take down. The dimensions stated were spot on. I had no issue unzipping or zipping the tent doors with one hand. This is my first tent with a full rainfly and boy do I like that. My son and I took it out for an overnight in Kisatchie National Forest and we had plenty of room for the both of us and our gear. A line of moderate rain showers moved in early the next morning and we kept dry. The fly remained taught and it was easy to shake of the rain water off before packing it up for the trip home (I did set it up inside my shop to let it fully dry out before storing it away). After seeing how this tent handled the moisture versus another tent next to us with a nylon fly, the extra ounces are worth it for me. I do plan on getting into backpacking and don't think it would be too much weight for the amount of room I would have if I am on my own and if backpacking with my son or another person, it's easy enough to split the weight. Then again, that may give me a reason to buy the 1 person version :-)

    Love it!

    Best tent

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I LOVE this tent!!! Just used it for 2 months on a road trip. Love that you can leave the top off on warmer nights and see the stars. It was the perfect size for my boyfriend and I and our cat too! Fits a queen air mattress with some space on the side for shoes/backpacks. Stayed dry in rain, blocks a good amount of wind.

    No regrets!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love tents so much! It's kind of a problem I have. Anyway, I was in the market for a good three person tent that could actually fit three people, or potentially me plus three little kids. I now have about 20 nights in this thing and I love almost everything about it.

    Being 6'3" I really appreciate the steeper side walls that this has. I almost get aroused when I can just clip the rain fly onto the corners instead of staking them out independently, such a time saver! I also love that most of it is mesh and it includes a footprint! When looking at good 3-man tents I feel like you have three options: 1-buy something crappy, 2-buy this, 3-buy something ridiculously expensive to save an extra pound. For where I'm at, this is a no brainer.

    The only things I would change would be to add a vent to the opposite side on the fly, it only has it on one side. Also, the bag it comes in is weirdly big, not a huge deal, I just wish it were a nice little cinch-style bag so you could pack it in the bag and have it be small. Overall, it's been amazing, no condensation on the inside, plenty sturdy, and very roomy. My favorite tent to take backpacking, even when I don't need all the space.

    Best bang for buck!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tent is fast and easy to pitch up and holds up to rain pretty well. I also have an Exped Megamat Duo and it fits inside it but you are not going to have much room in the tent, unless that is okay with you. I do not spend much time in the tent except to sleep and only having room for my oversized sleeping pad is fine with me. I do not think I would take this backpacking; I have a MSR hubba hubba, which is much lighter and packs down smaller. I would recommend this if you were to divvy all the tent gear up between your friends or family. Sleeps enough for three. Two people would be very comfortable and the included footprint is sweet!

    Misleading Measurements

      I needed to find a mid-range tent for float trips that would accommodate my Exped Mega Mat Duo, which measures 77.6 x 52 inches. Interior space for the Tungsten 3P is listed at 90x66x46 inches, which should have allowed for just a bit of space to move around and be able to inflate or deflate the mat, as needed. However, while those measurements may account for the seam to seam size of the floor, what is a bath tub floor design just allows for the mat itself without any tiny bit of usable space either at the sides or ends. So keep this in mind if you're considering this tent and are using sleeping mats. Other negative for me is the strong smell of chemicals and a sticky feel to the materials, which I've not noted on tents made by other manufacturers. Only pro was a quick assembly. It's being returned as I write this. Really wish Marmot and resellers would take an actual usable floor space measurement into account for their customers.

      Tough first day on the job

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I brought the tent to the desert for my first time using it. That night it was blasted with sandy high winds, then super heavy rain, then finished off the night with more heavy winds. the tent held up great, and was ready for a few more days backpacking right after.

      Simple and Roomy

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This tent is all you need, easy to set up and offers plenty of room inside. The 3 person tent is perfect for two people and a weekends worth of gear. The included footprint is an additional bonus.

      Marmot Tungsten 3P tent

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Purchased the Marmot 3P tent for a week long trip to the Boundary Water Canoe Area. We had 2 1/2 days of rain and remained completely dry in this tent. The vestibules are great for keeping packs and shoes out of the weather. Plenty of room for 2 good size men and sleeping bags.
      The tent is extremely easy to setup in a hurry.
      Totally enjoyed my experience.
      Happy Camping
      Dan

      Unanswered Question

      Who makes the poles? What grade is the aluminium?

      Marmot Tungsten 3P tent

        I am so pleased and happy with my purchase!! So easy to pitch and love the spacious area . I am so excited to use it on a planned sectional AT hike and check out its durability.

        Marmot Tungsten 3 Person Tent

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

        This tent is well designed, spacious, well built, and is easy to pitch. I like how it has 2 doors, double pockets on each corner of the tent, and pockets above on each corner so you can store something like your glasses just a case if you need to wake up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom. The vestibules also provide plenty of space for the gear of 3 people.

        Marmot Tungsten 3p tent: 3-Person 3-Seas

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

        This tent is well designed, spacious, well built, and is easy to pitch. I like how it has 2 doors, double pockets on each corner of the tent, and pockets above on each corner so you can store something like your glasses just a case if you need to wake up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom. The vestibules also provide plenty of space for the gear of 3 people.

        Great size for two and a dog!

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

        Bought for my parents after all the kids were finally out of the house. We had been using a 4-person tent for so long, but with just the two of them, they wanted something smaller. They had taken my 3-person on a trip to Tennessee with them and decided they liked that size much better. It's a great size, especially if they ever get a dog again.

        Great Tent

          I purchased the Marmot Tungsten 3 person tent for a recent trip to Hidden Pond in Juniper Springs Wilderness with my 7 year old son 2 of his friends, my youngest brother and his 2 children and my oldest son and grandson. The Tungsten was extremely easy to setup, took me less than 5 minutes, I didn't add the guy-lines to the tent due to the beautiful weather we had, just put it up with the included footprint, staked it down with the included stakes and installed the rain cover.
          The original plan was to let the 3 boys sleep in the Marmot Tungsten, and I would sleep in a Marmot Eclipse 2 person. That did not end up the way I planned at all. All 3 boys, my niece, nephew and grandson begged for scary stories when we lit the campfire after dark. So the sleeping arrangements changed really fast.
          I moved my sleeping gear over to the tent expecting a tight fit with 4 in a 3 person tent. I was pleasantly surprised with how much available room there is in the tent.
          I know everyone is thinking an adult with 3 youngsters in the tent you should have plenty of room, well I am 6'4" tall so finding a tent that I can stretch out in is darn near next to impossible. The tungsten did not disappoint.
          I was enjoyable to watch all of the kids disconnect from all the technology they have today and just play. They found a tree that Hurricane Irma knocked over and had so much fun pretending they were flying a plane and jumping out with parachutes or they were fire breathing dragons jumping off and chasing each other. I will have those memories for the rest of my life. My oldest son nicknamed the tree the Xbox tree60.
          Thank you Backcountry and Marmot.

          Great Tent

          Why pay more?

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This tent is seriously the best bang for your buck. If you spend anymore you are really paying for a slightly lighter tent and like my pops always said " A heavier pack builds more character plus it makes dinner taste better!" This thing will last you a lifetime with proper care. It is not a cheaply made tent. The features are accurately labeled in the tech specs. I will say that it is customary to buy a three person tent for two people plus two packs since alot of folks are missing that.

          This is actually for the 2-person tent..

            ... but it appears that backcountry no longer carries it.

            INITIAL THOUGHTS
            The problem with tents is that the sharply loping sides rob you of head and footroom. A 7' tent is 7' floor but after putting a couple inches of airpad in, your head is inches higher than the floor so that 7' turns into 5'6" sleeping room.
            Thus I liked the straight sides of the Marmot and wanted the Limelight-2 as that is comfortable for a single person and ok for two. For some reason I got the Tungsten over the Limelight (probably that $50) as the sizes are comparable. The Limelight is an inch higher and has an extra square-foot of floorspace which comes down to maybe 3' extra footroom in the Limelight. For a Kayaker, the extra 5 ounces of the Limelight are irrelevant and both tents pack the same. The Limelight has bigger doors which is a plus but....
            I bought the tent from Backcountry and it arrived a few days later! WOW!!!

            I set it in the living room and the tent set up easily. IMPORTANT NOTE: one side of the tent has a small orange tab on the tent-pole flaps. Those are the loops into which you put the tips of your poles. The rainfly has, on one side tiny orange flaps. Match these so orange fly matches orange tent. I asked the woman at REI why and she did not know but if you mismatch them, the door in the fly will NOT match the door in the tent. So match these orange tabs and the doors will open the same way.

            I liked how there was nylon over the head area but the rest of the tent was net. This allows for some star-gazing in good weather with just enough privacy or shade over your head.
            I liked that crossbar as it opens headroom and that is more comfortable.

            Packing: I am a kayaker so space is more valuable that is weight. I can slide the poles and hammer between my seat and kayak, the stakes in my deck-bag and squish the tent between bulkhead and foot-pegs so it packs well in my kayak. I like the idea of beaching and having my tent handy as the first thing I unpack and set-up. THEN I unload the rest of my gear and the Tungsten fits in my cockpit easily and safely as the footpegs hold it in place against the bulkhead. Other paddlers shove their tent far into the bow and the fly/footprint far into the stern to balance the boat, but these people have to totally unload their kayak to get to the tent. My way gives me a place to store my gear as I unload which is a plus if it is raining when you beach.

            MINUS: the footprint is too small. It is also difficult to mount on the tent pole unless you put the footprint on first which I dislike doing.
            I like a floor in my vestibule so I ruined the return on the tent by modifying the footprint. I had another footprint from an old ruined tent so I sewed that to the main-vestibule side of the footprint, set the tent and fly up and traced the vestibule. Then I cut and hemmed the new flap, added a stake-loop and used the remainder of the old footprint for the back vestibule.
            Some people ask "why" but it keeps my gear cleaner and keeps the inside of the tent cleaner as I leave my dirt on the modified footprint and not in the tent.
            There is supposed to be an attic with the tent but I never found mine. I only use the attic for a light and with the light-diffuser flap over the head, I will not miss the attic. It gets in the way when I kneel anyway.

            PLUS: The high sides that add to floor space!!! I can go almost to the edge of the floor and still NOT have my head poking into the fabric! More than anything else, this is why people buy the Marmot!

            I gave this 4 stars because I only tested it in the living room. Next week I will take it on a week-long kayak trip down the Colorado River and will give a better review when I return.

            I am still curious how the tent did for you after having the chance to use it in the elements. If you have a sec I’d love to hear the updated review.

            Buy it already

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            There are a lot of good tents out there but this tent kicks ass. If it’s a warm night leave the fly off and you’ve got a panoramic star gazing fortress. With the fly on or off the best design of the tent is how quiet it is, no flapping in on breezy nights and it’ll stand up to whatever Mother Nature may throw at you.

            Awesome Tent

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

            This tent is amazing! It's light, which makes it great for backpacking. It's easy to setup and appears to be pretty durable. It's all really spacious. Perfect for three people or two people with gear and a dog. Love Marmot camping products!

            Good tent

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

            Easy to set up, plenty of space for two people, light enough for a long hike, and fairly priced.