Marmot Colfax 2 Person Dome Tent Review

The Colfax Fly Open

Marmot's Colfax 2 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Colfax
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $269.00
  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Colfax
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $269.00

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The Colfax With the Fly Off

Marmot Colfax 2 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Colfax 2

Fly Closed Colfax 2

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Brown, Orange
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: 3
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, N/A
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Half, Half
  • Footprint: Included. Also available Separately
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 40d 100% Polyester No-See-Um Mesh F/R | 68d 100% Polyester Taffeta F/R
  • Half Fly: 68d Polyester Embossed Taffeta 190T F/R
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 68D 190T Poly Taffeta
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: HD Velocity 7000 Series Aluminum
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 9mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: N/A
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 35 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 10 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 5 Lbs 14 Oz
    Trail Weight: 5 Lbs. 8 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 7 x 18 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 1
    Total Vestibule Area: 9.30 sq. ft.
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Simple to set up with, Color Coded "Easy Pitch" Clips and Poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Campers mentioned: The tent was just what they expected it to be. It is super cozy, and the space inside is just enough for the suggested number of people. It is an excellent tent for car camping with ingenious interior window shades. We loved the big windows, tall headroom & the easy set-up. Ideal for summer camping. Quality is excellent, the fabric is sturdy, and the poles are lightweight and durable. Very easy to set up.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Campers noted: That the mesh fabric on the sides does not give a lot of privacy. Once it gets cold, you can feel it inside. Many campers have mentioned the fact that rain will get inside the tent, this is probably because of the fly not covering the sides.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Colfax 2 has three windows and two doors and a peak center height of 3' 10, which is a little bit smaller than the average height of the 204 different 2 person tents we have studied. With 35 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 2-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, another camper during the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents like this one make an excellent choice for people who welcome spending plenty of hours outside exploring the great outdoors.

A few of the fantastic points about dome tents are, that they are generally speaking light, making them simple to carry. In most all cases, tents used for backpacking are of the dome type. They are usually, freestanding and very simple to set up. In calm weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is recommended.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the slanted walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, resulting in the rain pooling on the roof. The most straightforward dome tent should have a square floor, sloped walls two or more poles which cross in the center of the roof. Due to the way they are made, it is usually thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Colfax can support its own weight on any terrain. It does not need to be staked down in most cases. But in case of strong winds, it is always best to secure it to the ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibule. Having one vestibule. Offers you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is nice to see Marmot has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your gear.
  4. More than one door. With 2 doors, it is easier to get in and out of the tent, in the middle of the night if needed.
  5. More than one window. With 3 openings it is easier to keep the tent cooler on a hot summers night.
  6. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 68D 190T poly taffeta, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to tears and punctures. Also, the material has a 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is very good for most circumstances.
  7. Includes FootPrint. It is not often we see a footprint included with a tent. It is suggested to always use a footprint, so not having to pay extra for one is a bonus.
  8. Available in other sizes. Marmot has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great purchase for a 2 person dome tent providing this much room. Not a lot of tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $159.00 info_outline

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 35 square feet, the Colfax 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 204 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Rainfly does not wholly cover the tent. The rainfly only covers the ceiling and part of the tent body from the top. Meaning it might not protect against heavy downpours.
  3. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have many qualities to rave about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.4 STARS

Marmot's Colfax 2 tent is suitable for backpacking. Here are a few other things not already mentioned above which, we found and liked, while researching the model: Multi-Use Shelter Converts from Tent to Sun Shade, Seam Taped Catenary Cut Floor and Lamp Shade Pocket Securely Holds Your Headlamp to Provide Ambient Light.

With positive ratings, and headroom of 3' and 35 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own small studio. It enables you to enjoy some delightful time camping. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can check out above.

If you came to this website looking for recommendations about this particular tent, we think, it would make for a good buy. If you simply happened to land on this website while looking for a new tent having never heard of this brand or this tent previously, it is probably a good thing to check out some other similar tents.

Value for money: When contemplating value for your dollar, this tent is without a doubt cheaper than the usual price of all the two hundred and eighty-five, two-person tents we have looked at, this alone does not make it good value for money. We also need to think about other factors in-depth, as we do with every tent.

When we tally up the overall score of a tent, we reflect upon plenty of data points, searching for things where the tent could excel against other near-identical tents and where it is coming up short. On this occasion, with a total rating of 4.3 and the price conclusions above, It is simple enough to spot that with a ticket price of $159.00 info_outline The Colfax 2 is a decent deal and astonishingly cheap in comparison with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the quality and capacity the tent offers were not skimped on to obtain a price tag unquestionably below the normal price for comparable tents. It is also worth thinking about the fact that it is reduced by 41% from the manufactures MSRP. It will make an awesome choice for nearly all people searching for a comfy three-season backpacking tent to go camping with, that will serve you well for years to come.

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