The solidly designed and constructed, the Limelight 3P Tent from Marmot balances weight and spaciousness on camping or hiking trips for three.
The vertical walls of this tent create more headroom and a generally more spacious living area. Accessing the tent is trouble-free as there is a double door and a rear shaped door for getting in and out with ease.
The seam-sealed fly provides a waterhead rating of 1500mm for protection in the rain, and the seam sealed catenary cut floor has a rating of 2000mm to keep leaks out. The Limelight 3P also has No-See-Um mesh on the interior to assist with ventilation and keep out insects from your shelter. Set up isn’t complicated, as it has colour coded easy pitch clips and poles.
Featuring quality lightweight DAC Press-fit poles, and high strength velocity Aluminium 7000 ridge poles – the structure of this tent is super solid. Store your packs and boots in the vestibules on either side of the tent, and stash your phone, PLB and other smaller essentials in the interior pockets for easy access. You can also utilise your headlamp as a tent light thanks to the lampshade pocket which will hold it up to provide ambient lighting in your shelter.
Topped off with jingle-free zipper pulls, and an additional footprint for protecting the underside of your shelter – the Limelight 3P represents premium design and livability.
Vertical walls create a spacious living area
One super-sized double door and rear D shaped door with 2 vestibules
Seam taped fly with vents
Seam taped catenary cut floor
Colour-coded easy pitch clips and poles
Interior pockets for organising gear
Jingle-free nylon zipper pulls
DAC press-fit poles and velocity Aluminium 7000 ridge pole
Lamp Shade Pocket to hold headlamp for ambient lighting
2.985 Kg | 3.410 Kg Including Footprint | Footprint 0.300 Kg
Guaranteed Free of Manufacturing Defects for Life
Packed Size1 answer
I'm looking for a 3P tent to go bicycle touring with. Most incl. this one seem to be quite long when packed e.g. 50cm or more. Can you pack it differently e.g. split it out of its bag to get it shorter?
Chris - Taree, NSW(1 year ago)
Unfortunately not, the length is usually dictated by how small the pole set can collapse & how long each pole segment length is. You could probably remove the pole set and pack that in a different bag, or get a waterproof bag for it and strap it to your packs externally, or along your bike frame even? Hope that helps!
Lauren - Snowys(1 year ago)
See below1 answer
Is this tent free standing? Can it be erected without needing to stake it out ?
Jamie - Launceston, TAS(1 year ago)
Yes, the Limelight 3P is classified as a free-standing tent, so it can be erected and will stay standing without tent pegs/stakes. We'd always recommend staking out/securing the tent when you can to stop it from being blown away and to improve the water shedding of the fly.
Leece - Snowys(1 year ago)
If you were to further waterproof this tent, what would you use? Or is this unnecessary? Also what guy ropes would you recommend for this?
D - Castle Hill, NSW(1 year ago)
There's nothing you can really do to increase the water head rating on your tent, and off the shelf it's going to be more than capable of keeping you dry. 1500mm is a decent waterhead rating so I would have any concerns from that side of things, just make sure you tent is pegged out properly and the fly is fully tensioned so there no rain pooling in places. The fly is actually coated on the inside with waterproofing and coated on the outside with DWR (durable water repellancy) which causes the water to bead on the surface and roll-off. Maintaining the DWR coating is the best thing you can do to support the waterhead rating on your tent fly. Don't use any detergents to clean it, and after a particularly dirty trip if you need to wash it, use something like Nikwax Tent & Gear Solar Proof Spray afterward. This spray is also good to use once a year as a standard maintenance thing as well.
The Marmot Limelight 3P will come wth all required guy ropes, so no need to purchase them seperately!
Lauren - Snowys(1 year ago)
What is the real weight?1 answer
Hello, one of the reviews of this tent (Carl from Paddington) said that the real weight of the tent is actually 3.44kg. Can you confirm the real weight of the tent?
Sang - Sydney(1 year ago)
Great question! The specified weight of the Marmot as 2.985kg is provided both by the Australian supplier and also Marmot themselves. We have actually weighed it in-store and this spec basically lines up with the tent in its own right, not including the footprint. If you weigh the whole package as it comes, it rolls in at 3.41 Kg on our scales. Majority of hiking tents do not come with a footprint, so I'm assuming Marmot have chosen to use the tent only weight in their specifications so hikers can more readily compare it with alternative tents.. We really appreciate the question though as it prompted us to re-jig weight listings, providing more clarity. Hope that helps!