Zone pre-bend construction creates vertical walls for roomier sleeping area and greater head room; Strategic clip placement provides larger interior volume
Free-standing design; Two D-shaped doors and two vestibules for gear storage
Rain-shield polyester flysheet doesn't stretch and sag when wet and resists UV damage
Seam-taped, full-coverage fly with vents; Seam-taped bathtub floor
Lampshade pocket securely holds your headlamp to provide ambient light
Color-coded "easy pitch" clips, poles, and fly
More space means more comfort, and the Tungsten Ultralight 3-Person Tent delivers without adding extra weight to your pack. Zone pre-bend construction creates vertical walls for plenty of sleeping space and headroom for stretching out. “Easy pitch" clips and poles make it easy to set up quickly. If a downpour hits, the seam-taped bathtub floor ensures you'll stay dry and resists pooling, and the rain-shield flysheet won’t stretch out if it gets wet. Stash your pack, poles, and other gear in the two vestibules and tuck a headlamp into the UV lampshade pocket.
Packed Weight:4 lbs 3.5 oz (1916g)
Minimum Weight:3 lbs 12.5 oz (1710g)
Packed Size:25 x 7.5 in | 63 x 18 cm
Floor Area:41.3 sq ft, 3.8 sq m
Vestibule Area:6.5 sq ft, 7.5 sq ft | 0.6 sq m, 0.7 sq m
Number of Doors:2
Number of Poles:3
Number of Vestibules:2
Main Canopy Fabric:15d 100% Nylon No-See-Um Mesh F/R
Rated 5 out of
Sturdy, Long-Lasting TentI lived out of this tent 3 years ago for a few months while I was raft guiding in the Sierra Nevada foothills. It held up really well, with only a few minor holes in the mesh. Very roomy for 1 or 2 people, good for 3 if backpacking. You can see the stars and feel the breeze at night through the mesh walls if weather allows, which is awesome. I used this tent occasionally in the sagebrush steppe, where winds reach over 60 mph fairly frequently. This was the only tent left standing in those high winds, which may be surprising considering the lack of hubbed poles. Super easy to put together. Over three years of on-and-off heavy to light use, I've only had to repair small holes in the mesh and floor a handful of times - no other repairs needed. Overall - great, sturdy, and relatively cheap tent compared to other ultralight tents.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of
Highly recommendedI bought the Tungsten because of the light weight. Unfortunately, it did not include a footprint, nor could I find one specifically for the Tungsten 3 person tent.
My first night out in the tent, in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, it was windy all night, and it poured rain most of the night. It had snowed the previous night, and we camped just below snow level. Surprisingly, 3 of us slept comfortably in the tent. Our packs were in the vestibule on each side, which I wish was a little larger, but the packs remained dry.
The tent performed beautifully despite the wind and rain. We remained bone dry through the night. A lot of air movement through the tent (inner panels are mesh only), so it is not the ideal shoulder season tent, but that was expected.
Tent is easy to set up and take down, and very light weight.
I am delighted with this tent!!
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic, light weight, roomy!This tent is so freaking easy to set up and pack away. It was hot and humid, the tent was breezy; it rained, we stayed dry; and the dual doors were perfect for not disturbing each other when we had to get up to go to the bathroom. The two of us and our 85 pound dog fit really comfortably with all our gear and had a bit of room to spare! This tent packs so light, I am very impressed and happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of
So far so good!I did tons of research before ordering this. I wanted a 3 or 4 person tent that was mostly for car glamping but could be used for backpacking as well. I ordered this, the Limelight 3, and the regular Tungsten 4 person to compare. I liked this the best because it was noticeably lighter, mostly mesh, and still felt comfortable to sit inside and hang out. The steep walls of the limelight are nice for more usable internal space without hitting your head, but I didn't like how the mesh didn't extend to the ground on the limelight. It made me feel closed in visually. They are all super easy to setup. I don't love the bright orange of the limelight or tungsten normal weight. In my experience that bright orange also attracts bugs who hang out between the fly and the mesh.
After sending the others back, I took this camping and we started the trip out with heavy and consistent rain. Lots of cheap tents around us were obliterated. The inside stayed totally dry. Time is a true test of waterproofness and material quality, but on its first test the design and material performed great in terms of waterproofing. It didn't even sag really, and it didn't get humid inside the tent even though we are in Hawaii. It was also comfortable to sit up. Really best for 2 people if you want to glamp. Can do it with 3, but you will have to keep packs in the vestibules and won't have much wiggle room.
I also considered REI's half dome 3 plus, but they were out of stock so it didn't get the full review.
Downsides: Very few pockets. I love pockets to stay organized while camping. The inner mesh sags between the poles where your head goes, which reduces usable head space. We couldn't find a way to stake it to stretch it out further and fix this. Also - you have to buy footprint separately, which is a significant extra cost and kind of a bummer. Limelight and tungsten regular both come with it. Tyvek has worked great for me in the past, and is super lightweight, if you don't want to buy the footprint. It just doesn't connect to the poles.
My biggest issue personally - the mesh is bright. Marmot, WHY?! No idea what is up with this light colored mesh. Dark mesh is so much nicer because it makes it easier to see the night sky, ocean, river, forest, etc. That is the main benefit of a totally mesh tent.
Overall - great product. I got it on sale, so it was also a great price!
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of
Great UL tent option from MarmotThis review is for the NEW Tungsten UL tent from Marmot. So far I have been impressed with this tent. There is some conflicting weight information on various sites so I wanted to address that first. According to this site and printed on the tent packaging, the tent weighs in at 3lbs 12oz. I found this to be accurate once you take out the guy lines, stakes, pole splint, and patches. However, since I would never pack this tent without those things the true weight of the tent ends up being 4lbs 2.8 oz once I removed all the tags. Add in the 3 man Tungsten UL footprint available from Marmot which itself weighs 11.2oz and the total packed weight of this tent system comes to 4lb 14oz. While this is not the lightest 3 man tent on the market, this weight is still very impressive and I think the tent packs in some features that make it hard to beat as a more spacious and affordable UL backpacking option. As with any UL tent, the material is very thin and I am not sure about durability down the road. The tent floor being this thin really necessitates the use of the footprint, although I would recommend a footprint with any tent. That being said, I had it set up over the weekend through some very high wind and the tent came through like a champ. The fly has plenty of guy points to hold it down firmly. The included stakes leave something to be desired so I will likely be replacing those but they did their job fine in soft wet soil. I really like the headlamp light diffuser sewn into the tent wall and the design of the fly, including the ability to open the top a little to allow more airflow. There was more than enough space for two adults and gear to be very comfortable, and I could even set my Helinox chair up inside with a few inches of headspace(I am 5'11" for reference). The only thing I have yet to test is how this will fair in a rain storm but so far I am very pleased with the features this tent offers.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of
3 years later, still love itI purchased this tent as a tax return present to myself three years ago. Since then it has gotten quite a bit of use. I love that after hiking all day I can leave off the rainfly and escape the bugs while still feeling like I'm outside with the all mesh exterior. The cross pole really does make a big difference in head room making this a luxury for two people. I haven't used it for three but have done two people and two medium/large dogs. It was cozy but it worked. When I bought this I didn't have any dogs and so standing up to nails was not something I had considered. The only date to the tent has come from my dog. He's not the brightest and doesn't get the concept of the mesh and upon investigating with is paw put a small hole in it. Easily patched, now big deal. The floor has stood up wonderfully to their nails.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 1 out of
Traveller 1122 from
Not impressedBought this tent for a multi day backpack trip on the North Coast trail. Read some reviews that said that the fly did not pull down tight and they were right. The fly is so loose compared to some other tents at the same price point from other competitors. Also the stitching fell apart on the stuff sack while hiking and the poles fell out. Extremely disappointed with this product. Probably never buy anything for marmot ever again. Poor craftsmanship.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 4 out of
Great weight for backpackingGreat weight for backpacking. Would have liked more interior pockets and the attachments seem fragile. The weight and shape make it a wonderful tent for long trips.