Marmot Tungsten Tent: 4-Person 3-Season

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Marmot Tungsten Tent: 4-Person 3-Season and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.7 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 47

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Fast set-up and take-down.
  • Angled poles are at the bottom to make extra room in the body of the tent.
  • Ample space and headroom.
  • Enough places for storage and to stash items.
  • Durable zippers that don’t snag or break.
  • Rain fly vestibule provides nice storage space.
  • Pockets are accessible and easy to use.
  • Hook on the top for hanging a light.
  • Fairly lightweight, even considering it is a bigger-sized tent.

Expert Reviews

  • Two doors and vestibules provide easy access.
  • The mixture of nylon combined with mesh provides ventilation and privacy.
  • Sold with the footprint so you don’t have to make an additional add-on purchase.
  • High ceiling height to allow for more movement.
  • Priced reasonably, considering it comes with a footprint.
  • Simple set-up is easy to learn.
  • Waterproof, durable, and long-lasting.
  • Lamp holder for extra light within the tent.
  • One of the best 4-person backpacking tents.
  • Despite being a bit bulky when packed, the tent easily fits into the bag for seamless transport.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Can be difficult and tedious to set-up in high winds.
  • Doesn’t come with stakes for the sides of the rain fly.
  • Not the best tent for ventilation.

Expert Reviews

  • The tent isn’t very small when packed.
  • Might not be able to withstand high winds.
  • Packed weight is slightly heavy for multiple days of transporting.


The Marmot Tungsten Tent: 4-Person 3-Season Tent is an affordable option for 3-4 people. The tent has ample space, accessibility, ease of use, and durability. The limited ventilation and extra weight makes it less-than-ideal for extended backcountry trips but the tent’s reasonable price and ample space are quite appealing.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.