Marmot Tungsten Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Marmot Tungsten Tent: 2-Person 3-Season and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.6 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.9 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 95

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Easy to set up.
  • Comfortably fits two people with some gear.
  • Large vestibules easily fit big packs.
  • Most users find this tent very versatile and reliable in rain, although some users have had problems with water coming through during strong rainstorms.
  • Comes with a fitted tent footprint, which is nice since some brands require you to pay extra for a footprint.
  • Two doors for easy access in and out of the tent.
  • Color-coded parts simplify the set-up process.
  • Top-vent that can be opened or closed at will.

Expert Reviews

  • Spacious for its weight.
  • Specialized poles allow for more headroom than most other tents of the same size.
  • Tent stood up to heavy wind and rain in tests.
  • Interior pockets for storing small items.
  • Doors can be rolled up for star gazing.
  • A good price especially with the footprint included.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Condensation forms on the inside of the tent.
  • The stakes are easily bent.
  • Incidents of broken tents after only a few uses because of faulty rivets and poles.
  • The size and shape of the poles make it difficult to pack up.
  • The zipper design allows bugs to enter easily.
  • Ultra-light campers find this tent heavy, although there is also a UL-version for sale.
  • While some users were comfortable in this tent in wind conditions, others found it too delicate for high winds.
  • The vestibules are different sizes.

Expert Reviews

  • The hooks that secure the rainfly to the tent have a habit of slipping off during set-up.
  • The end walls cannot be staked out which can increase dampness inside the tent.
  • This tent is not ultra lightweight.


The Marmot Tungsten Tent: 2-Person 3-Season shines for its roominess, easy assembly, and reasonable price, and has garnered a loyal following. While most reviewers find it durable and resistant to even heavy winds and rain, several people have mentioned leakiness in rain and fragility in wind. Although not the lightest or most packable tent on the market, it still weighs in under five pounds and provides solid roominess due to clever design.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3.