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Marmot - Tungsten UL Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Marmot Tungsten UL Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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    Tech Specs

    Material:
    [floor] 30D nylon (2000mm), [canopy] 15D nylon no-see-um mesh, [fly] 20D polyester ripstop (1500mm)
    Capacity:
    2-person
    Season:
    3-season
    Freestanding:
    yes
    Poles:
    DAC Pressfit (9mm)
    Pole Attachment:
    clip
    Number of Doors:
    2
    Number of Vestibules:
    2
    Vestibule Space:
    9.8sq ft
    Ventilation:
    mesh
    Seams:
    taped
    Interior Height:
    42in
    Floor Dimensions:
    46 x 88in
    Floor Space:
    32sq ft
    Packed Size:
    18 x 7in
    Trail Weight:
    3lb 8.5oz
    Recommended Use:
    camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    lifetime

    Tungsten UL Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

    The Marmot Tungsten UL 2-Person 3-Season Tent's ultra-lightweight materials and construction make it an essential when you and your hiking partner want to make a lot out of a little. Marmot gave this tent a design that maximizes living space so you and your hiking buddy aren't forced to cuddle each other. Two D-shaped doors make for quick and convenient entry and exit throughout the night, while the two vestibules offer plenty of dry storage space for you and your friend's camping gear.

    Focusing on weight savings without compromising durability, Marmot used a seam-taped, 30-denier nylon fabric for the floor and fly of the tent. Then it backed the canopy with a no-see-um mesh canopy for a bug-free night out under the stars. Three DAC Pressfit poles provide an easy and secure setup, while the strategic clip placement provides a larger interior volume. Meanwhile, the lampshade pocket is designed to illuminate the tent with your headlamp for a well-lit space once the sun sets.

    • Spacious tent that's lightweight, tough, and easy to pack
    • Two door design offers easy entry and exit
    • DAC press-fit poles withstand wind and wear
    • Vented fly helps prevent condensation from accumulating
    • Lamp shade pocket helps evenly distribute light
    • Small interior pockets stash your maps and snacks

    Disappointing Durability and Warranty

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought the Tungsten UL 2P Tent while I was in the US for my trip to New Zealand a couple months later and for future trips as I trek a lot and prefer to be on the light side.



    When I first tried the tent I was really pleased with the design, except for a flaw of missing stakes at the head and feet which I supposed should be fine as I trusted Marmot to make great designs. This flaw wasn't very troublesome over time though. However, on the first windy night that we had, the tent didn't hold very well as in the next morning I found one of the poles bent. I contacted Marmot's warranty and they pointed me to the local representative where I live (Israel), however, this tent is not sold in my country so he didn't have any replacement parts. I brought the tent over to their shop for inspection, and after a chat with Marmot they decided that it's my fault. I'd like to point out that from my experience, some other respected companies would have sent a new pole with no questions asked as they believe in their product and take full responsibility for it. I set up the tent correctly and I didn't see any max wind speed specification on the tent.



    On my next trip to Central Asia, on the first night, the inner mesh's seams started to unravel without any good reason (conditions were fine and the tent's tension was normal). After this night small insects can get in the tent. The next day the Poles Holder (small plastic part) broke while setting up the tent as usual (I'm very experienced and I take great care of my gear).



    When I returned home, again, Marmot didn't take responsibility and didn't even bother responding me. It's been a while and only now I gave up on them and decided to post this so people will know they're not in very good hands here. I spent a lot on this product and expected to have someone to reach out to in case of any troubles, especially from a respected company like Marmot.



    I will try to avoid buying from Marmot in the future.

    Disappointing Durability and Warranty

    Great backpacking tent!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I recently purchased this Marmot tent and have really enjoyed it. The seam taping is excellent quality and the stitching around the grommets and anchor points is really solid. This tent has got me through a couple of serious storms with no damage or leaking. I had considered seam sealing it but it's construction is so well made that I've found this isn't necessary. The tent fits easily into the stuff sack when packing up which is nice not to have to fight with the bag when setting up. The tent is roomy on the inside and there is some space near the bottom to store electronics or other items indoors. I've used this tent with a hiking partner and the vestibules were able to store our packs (a 65L and a 75L) with no issues. I highly recommend this tent.

    Very Impressed

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Marmot has done a phenomenal job of creating a super lightweight tent that doesn't sacrifice durability or space. With the cross pole and the bent pole design this tent offers more head room than your average ultralight backpacking tent. At 3.5 pounds it's not the lightest ultralight option but the fabric feels a little more durable. However, the 30D nylon floor should still be paired with a footprint. I left off a star since they do not provide you with one. Their other limelight tents include a footprint and I'm not sure why they don't include one with this tent. Still, it's easy to pitch, has smooth, snagfree zippers and a cool little headlamp pocket to light up your whole tent. Great design overall and made with Marmot's usual quality. I'm a huge fan!

    Very Impressed

    A good balance of features/weight/price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Update:
    This tent survived and unexpected macro-burst in Mountain Wisconsin. Winds measured at the camp were 124 MPH. Major damage all around us and by a miracle no trees fell on anyone. I had all stakes and guidewires in/on. Only damage was the stake holding in the big vestibule bent (nearly 45 degrees by the sheer force of the wind). Everything inside was dry! Used the tent afterwards on a 26 mile loop hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and it performed like a champ. Every single backpacking friend I have now owns the same tent.

    Original:
    I bought this tent after a lot of research. I am just getting back into backpacking and was in need of a good, lightweight, two-person tent. I settled on the Marmot Tungsten UL 2 and so far I am very happy. On my first weekend trip with the tent, I had a day of all rain. It stormed heavily at times and the tent held it's own with some moisture getting in (see CONS below). Setup is really simple and I am surprised at how easily 1 person can get this tent up.

    PROS
    1.) Compared to others, this tent is very roomy. The bent poles adds room at the bottom, where most tents start to taper. The small cross pole at the top adds a lot of head space.
    2.)Two doors and two vestibules adds much needed space and versatility with two people in the tent.
    3.) Well thought out added features like highly reflective materials on the outside which makes it easy to see the tent with your headlamp on, corner pockets at the head, and a pocket at the top for your headlamp that is made of material that disperses the light.

    CONS
    1.) The tub is a little short for heavy downpours. I got some moisture in the tent after it rained for 8 hours with heavy downpours. The drops would come off the rainfly in the corners, splash up off the ground and make it to the screen material. Items in the pockets got wet.
    2.) There are only 6 stakes with the tent, but you need 10 to use all the guidewires. The stakes are also very thin and difficult to put in by hand unless the ground is very soft.
    3.) I know this is an ultra-light, so the materials are going to be very thin. The rainfly is actually very good, however, the floor material is very thin and I can't imagine using this tent without a footprint. Marmot wants $70 for the footprint for this tent. I made one myself using a 5 mil tarp cutout and a grommet kit for $8. Worked great and adds about 8 oz.

    A tent you should seriously consider...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I was in the market for a new 2 person tent, and decided to order this tent over the Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2. Here's why:

    1.) I own a Marmot Limelight 3P already, and the pre-bent poles on the corners make a BIG difference. It provides head and foot room not found in most tents.
    2.) The rain fly is polyester. Sil-nylon is great when the weather is nice, but if you experience wet conditions, the rain fly will sag and stretch when wet... causing the fly to lay on your tent body, possibly getting you wet inside the tent. It's also a 20D weight, which feels more durable.
    3.) Floor area is 32 sq. ft compared to the Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL 2, which has 28 sq. ft. The Marmot is also rectangular, while the Big Agnes is tapered at the foot end.
    4.) The Marmot is truly free standing. It's a nice option to have when you can't find a perfect spot to pitch your tent.
    5.) The weight of the tent is 1 pound heavier than the Tiger Wall UL2, but I almost never take a 2 person tent when I hike solo. When you split this tent up between two people, it becomes just over 1.5 pounds per person, less than the lightest solo tents available. However, with the tent being very light for a 2 person, I can imagine people using it as a solo tent. I know I would.
    6.) VALUE. This tent is a really great deal, especially if you can pick it up on sale like I did. It is $100 less than the Tiger Wall UL2 at full price.

    The ONLY complaint I have about this tent, is that Marmot left off guy out points at the head and foot of the rain fly. The 3 person version has two loops. I'm not sure why they left this off. I sewed on two guy out points myself to provide better ventilation.

    If you are on the fence about a new 2 person tent, I think you should give this tent a try. It has awesome features, is well made, seems durable, and is a true value in today's tent offerings. Also, if you do decide to buy it, get the footprint, or a ground sheet (my personal favorite: Gossamer Gear Polycryo -Large). You want to protect your tent and be able to use it for years to come!

    Happy camping everyone :)