Marmot Stormlight 3P Backpacking Tent

Marmot Stormlight 3P Backpacking Tent

The Marmot Stormlight 3P tent is an excellent
tent for three season camping and backpacking. It offers excellent protection in the elements.
The unique pole structure offers a lot of livable space inside the tent for three backpackers
or two people that want more space. A unique feature about this Stormlight series
of tents is that all of the seams in the rain flay are actually welded. This offers a lot
more waterproof protection than traditionally sewn seams. So if you can imagine a heavy
rain and water kind of building up and pooling at the stitch lines, a welded rain fly eliminates
that pooling of the water. As well there is bonded guide out points and
anywhere that there is contact on the rain fly they are actually bonded and welded as
well. That offers a little bit more durability for the guide out points and just overall
waterproof protection on the tent. This tent has two large D-shaped doors and
two vestibules. It allows for plenty of room for three backpackers to store themselves
and their gear. One of the vestibules is 10 square feet and the other one is five square
feet. The pole structure of the tent is unique in
that the ridge pole extends a little bit further than the actual edge of the tent. And what
this does is it makes the side walls vertical. If you can imagine at the head and at the
foot where your feet might hit the wall of the tent because it tapers in, this really
brings that out even farther than vertical so you have more space at your head and at
your feet. As well, the pole that is perpendicular to the ridge pole, this brings the sidewalls
of the tent also on a more vertical angle. So this being a three person tent, you really
do have more livable space where you can sit up and just enjoy the time inside the tent
more. Setting up the tent is really easy with its
color coded clip constructions. And this tent can even be pitched as a bare bones set up
where you just pitch the rain fly, the poles and he footprint together and leave the tent
body behind. The foot print is sold separately. This tent also has a bath tub style floor
which means that the waterproof floor comes up a couple of inches into the body of the
tent. The stitching also has a cantenary cut which brings the seams above the ground so
that you are not bringing water in through the seams. The seam isn’t actually touching
the ground. The dimensions of the tent allow for three
backpackers to easily get a standard 20 inch wide sleeping mat. However, if you are used
to having more room inside of a tent, it is also a good option for two people. The weight also doesn’t put it in an ultra
light category by any means. But it is light enough for back packing, especially if the
weight is divided between two or three people. The Marmot Stormlight 3P, durable waterproof
protection, livable interior space, perfect for your next backpacking adventure.

2 thoughts on “Marmot Stormlight 3P Backpacking Tent

  1. Nice tent plenty of room. You say it's a 3 season how is it doing out in the snow? Thanks for the review.

  2. A really good review.
    But 6.5 lbs for a three season tent at that price point?
    Love Marmot clothes. Their gear…not so much.

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