Excerpt: Most tents this affordable can’t be trusted to handle real weather—but the Midori earned our respect in stormy Tasmania. “The taut pitch kept the fabric from flapping,” reports one tester who slept contentedly through 25-mph gusts and rain showers that raked breezy Cape Pillar, on the Tasman...
I needed a lighter tent for a backpacking trip and…
11 July 2013
Summary: I needed a lighter tent for a backpacking trip and didn't want to lug around an 8 lb tent. This is a very solid choice with a good price point (especially if you can find it on sale). It has great durable rip-stop nylon and doesn't weigh down my backpack.
Pros: Easy setup, Light, Sturdy
Cons: Very tight for two people, Won't stop a strong breeze from coming in
I chose this tent after a long search. I used it for…
26 August 2012
Summary: I chose this tent after a long search. I used it for two and a half months in every weather except snow, and this tent is just terrific! Strong, light, easy to set up, very well ventilated. Marmot got it right on every part of it (except the stakes). Totally recommended!
Pros: Very well ventilated, Easy to set, High quality materials and manufacture
Cons: The rain fly zipper is a bit hard to reach, Cause of high ventilation doesn't stop cold breeze, Stakes are not good enough
Previously I used a Eureka Timberline 2 tent. This…
20 June 2012
Summary: Previously I used a Eureka Timberline 2 tent. This tent was good in cold temps, inadequate in warm to hot temps. Also the rain fly was inadequate in wind driven rainstorms. The Marmot Limelight 2 is far superior to the Eureka. The shape and design make it FAR less susceptible to high winds.
Pros: Easy set up, Ventilation is great, Excellent rain/weather protection, Great stability in windy conditions
Cons: Original stakes are only fair. Replace them with "groundhog stakes". You'll have a solid tent., If you're a lone backpacker/hiker you may find this tent a little heaver than your liking.
The tent is made very well for rain, this is why I…
31 May 2011
Excerpt: The tent is made very well for rain, this is why I bought it. This tent weighs 6.2lbs. not 5lbs. like it states. Hiking 14,000 foot peaks means weight is an issue. I am disappointed that I may have to purchase a new tent over 1.2 lbs but that is another thing that I was looking for.
Best tent for the price. I just spent a week in it…
17 May 2011
Excerpt: Best tent for the price. I just spent a week in it in WV with one thunderstorm to test it out. I stayed bone-dry. Also, the easiest tent in the world to set up. I'm going to buy the 3P version also. You will love this tent. This tent is sturdy and will keep you dry and safe.