Marmot Limelight Tent: 4-Person 3-Season

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

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 90 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.7 stars 
Expert Rating: 4 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 64

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Ample room for two adults and gear.
  • The floor material is heavy and durable to withstand abrasion.
  • You can stand up in the tent for convenience during activities.
  • Easy and quick set-up for quick convenience.
  • Ample pockets to securely store gear.

Expert Reviews

  • Strong poles keep the tent secure and stable.
  • Large front door for convenience.
  • The design of the tent floor prevents leaks during heavy precipitation.
  • Inexpensive in terms of a 4-person tent when compared to other options.
  • Comes with a footprint and gear loft for efficiency.
  • The design prevents rain from entering the tent during inclement weather.
  • Stands up against strong winds to provide full protection.
  • Two large vents at the front and rear provide ample cross-ventilation.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • In damp and humid weather you can get some condensation buildup.
  • Can fit four people inside, but you won’t have enough room for gear as well.

Expert Reviews

  • The vestibules prevent gear from getting cluttered, but you won’t have enough room for everyone’s.
  • A bit heavy for long trips, since the tent comes in at almost 9 pounds.
  • Need to close the vestibules when you want privacy at night, taking some extra effort and time.
  • No pressure adjustment on the footprint, so it can sometimes be loose.
  • Too small for 4 people to fit comfortably.


The Marmot Limelight Tent: 4-Person 3-Season is a protective, functional, and ventilated option that is well-suited for 3-season use, ideally for 2-3 people with gear. Despite not having enough room for four people to fit with all of their gear inside, the tent provides ample room for 2 or 3 people and all of their gear, in addition to headroom to give vertical clearance. This tent is a good choice for those who need a waterproof, wind proof, and breathable tent for almost the entire year.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.