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Marmot Traillight 2P Tent

Description
The Marmot Traillight is a two person, three season tent. When dry, it weighs 4 lbs 14 oz. It is 224 cm (88”) long, 137 cm (54”) wide and 107 cm (42”) high. The tent walls are made of No-See-Um netting and the floor is made of 70-denier ripstop polyester, while the fly is made of 68-denier ripstop polyester. Ripstop is a fabric that is woven in a way that makes it stronger and more resistant to tearing.Summer 125

 

According to Marmot the tent features, “’Easy Pitch’ Clips and Poles, DAC Press-Fit Poles, Free-Standing Design, Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls, Light-Reflective Points, Seam Taped Catenary Cut Floor, Seam Taped Full Coverage Fly with Vents, Two Doors / Two Vestibules”

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The Traillight 2P is a great product for the price (under $200). It is durable, lightweight, spacious, extremely easy to put up and it looks great. The only disadvantage to this tent is that air doesn’t flow as well as I would’ve liked. If you don’t have $400 to spend but you want a quality product that’s lightweight, go with the Marmot Traillight 2 person / 3 season tent. You won’t be disappointed!A27660_9412_traillight_2p 0024

Pros
Roomy: I would even say that if you really had to you could cram a third person into this tent – though it wouldn’t be too comfortable.

Lightweight: Right around 5 lbs. For under $200, it would be hard to find something better.

Easy to put up: The ‘Easy Pitch’ clips work like a charm. I have never seen a tent this easy to set up. It is literally just putting clips around the poles. I can put the tent up by myself in less than 3 minutes.

Doors on both sides: If it’s raining, two people can get into the tent at the same time. Plus, night-time bathroom breaks can be done without climbing over your tent-mate.

Vestibules on both sides: You can keep more gear dry.

Dry: We used this tent on a very wet trip. It was really windy and it poured and nothing in the tent got wet.

Looks: The tent looks great. To me, the orange and grey looks really sharp. It also has reflectors on it which helps make the tent stand out on those really dark nights.

Cons
Lack of airflow: The sides of the tent are mesh and there is a vent at the top of the fly that you can open and close but we found that unless the vestibules are open, the air doesn’t really flow through the tent. This can make the tent warm and stuffy in the summer.

Vestibule space: It’s great that there’s a vestibule on either side but the space is quite small. You could only put shoes and maybe a daypack in them. However, the tent is large enough that you could comfortably bring a bag or two into the tent.

Verdict
8/10
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