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Marmot Tungsten 3p Tent

by January 8, 2016

The Marmot Tungsten 3 person 3 season tent is a great choice for those who like car camping or short backpacking trips.  It really is easy to set up and take down and I can usually set it up by myself in less than 5 minutes.

Marmot Tungsten 3p

Marmot Tungsten Tent

I have used this tent on many occasions now and it has worked great for my needs!  I have the 3 person version, but I admit it is a little small if you actually have three people inside of it.  It would be way better for two people or even more luxurious for one.  Marmot makes the Tungsten series in 1p, 2p, 3p and 4p to suit your needs.

The tent has two doors (one on each side) and if you throw on the rain fly, you will also have two vestibules to use.  The entire package comes with a footprint (the footprint is a small ground tarp designed for that specific tent), stakes, tent body, rain fly, poles and guy line.  The stakes work just fine for me but they are pretty basic.

The poles that provide the frame to the tent are bent slightly at the bottoms and they offer some good vertical space for your head, feet and sides.

Rain Fly

I like the rain fly on this tent because it goes all the way to the ground.  This comes in handy if there is a lot of wind or rain/snow.  The fly has two vestibules for easy access and it is a great way to keep your gear dry and keep it close to you without using more of the interior space.

Color Options

The green color has grown on me.  I was disappointed at first with the green but after waking up in the morning and the green actually made the sunlight not so bright in the tent I then realized I made the right choice.  That being said, I also bought another one of these in the orange color because these tents are so simple, durable and easy to use!

Marmot Tungsten

Durability

I haven’t used this yet in strong wind but the times I have used this in wind it has proved very sturdy.  Marmot makes really great tents.  The tent material is durable and tough – it isn’t light by ultralight or even some backpacking standards.

How to set it up

Highlights

  • Strong durable tent
  • Very easy to set up and take down
  • 2 doors
  • Footprint included
  • 5 lbs 15 oz

Cost

It retails for about $259.00 but I waited until a sale put it at $189.

*Marmot did not pay us or donate any product for this review

Very comfy on the inside

Very comfy on the inside

Camping at Capitol Reef National Park

Camping on a knoll near Frisco Utah

Camping on a knoll near Frisco Utah

Positives

Strong, durable and lots of vertical room on the sides

Negatives

A little heavy for long backpacking trips.

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The Bottom Line

Great tent that is easy to set up and take down!

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Jeff Johnson
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