Marmot Halo 4 Person Dome Tent Review

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Marmot's Halo 4 With the Fly Open

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Yellow, Gray
  • Number of Rooms: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, No
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Full, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Halo 4 floor saver
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 40D 100% Polyester No-See-Um Mesh F/R & 68D 100% Polyester Ripstop F/R
  • Full Fly: 68d 100% Polyester Ripstop W/R F/R
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1800 mm
  • Floor Materials: 70D 100% Nylon PU W/R F/R
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 3000 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC DA17
  • Number Of Poles: 4
  • Pole Dimensions: 12mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: N/A
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 64 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 4 foot. 11 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 13 Lbs 10 Oz
    Trail Weight: 12 Lbs. 6 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 26 x 14 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 24.00 sq. ft.
    (12 + 12 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

Easy to setup with the Color Coded "Easy Pitch" Clips and Poles

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Campers who purchased the tent mentioned: The Halo is the roomiest tent on the market with its vertical sidewalls. It's easy to pitch and has stellar Marmot quality. It's very sturdy when pitched and guyed-out on in bad weather. I took my kids to the mountains, and we set up camp at 9776 ft (Mexico). We had a lot of rain, yet all of our stuff and ourselves were completely dry. We also had a lot of wind, and the tent stood up well.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

Campers who bought the tent noted: Water accumulated inside and on the walls after a rainy night. The floor flooded, including all the mats and our clothes on the floor. Since then, I had the item tested against leaks by Marmot. It came back saying it was due to condensation (which is normal). The poles are not durable and easily bent. The damage increased over time, even when there were no high wind conditions. I suspect this tent will not perform appropriately in high windy conditions.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Halo 4 has two doors and a peak center height of 4' 11, which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 134 various 4 person tents we have examined With 64 square feet of space inside, it is a tiny bit smaller than some other 4-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, up to three other campers during the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, smaller tents similar to this one make a really nice choice for people who enjoy spending lots of hours outside their tent getting some air.

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

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the various sorts of tents you will find when camping. They tend to fair better in the rain than other types, allowing rain to roll off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the water to pool on the top of the tent. The most straightforward dome tent should have a square footprint, slanted sides two or more poles which cross in the center of the roof. Because of their construction, 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 Halo 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 floor with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Affords you a place to store shoes and other things that can get dirty, muddy, this is a big plus.
  3. Internal storage. It is good to see Marmot has added a gear loft and pockets in the interior to store some of your stuff.
  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. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 70D 100% Nylon PU W/R F/R, which is a substantially thick and high-strength fabric. Meaning the base is not prone to rips and punctures. Also, the material has a 3000 mm waterproofing rating, which is very good for most circumstances.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the entire body of the tent from the top to the bottom and has a waterproof rating of 1800mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy rain.
  7. Available in other sizes. Marmot has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Not roomy. With a floor area of 64 square feet, the Halo 4 is smaller than quite a lot of the 134 other 4 person tents we have looked at.
  2. No windows. With no windows it is not simple to keep the tent ventilated on a hot summers night.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Halo 4 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 70D 100% Nylon PU W/R F/R, it is still better to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Discontinued: Unfortunately this particular tent has been discontinued on the manufactures site and is no longer available elsewhere, that we know of.
  5. Unfavorable Ratings. Unfortunatly the Halo 4 has some of the worst ratings of all tents on optimumtents.com
  6. A little heavy for backpacking. Even though the Halo 4, looks like a small tent, it is not probably the best choice for backpacking as it weighs 13 pounds. This is quite a lot more than many other backpacking tents
  7. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of attributes to be positive about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 3.5 STARS

Marmot's Halo 4 tent is perfect for car camping. Here are a couple of other points not mentioned above which, we found and liked, while reviewing the model: Tons of livable space, thanks to its innvoative pole structure, An oversize double-door and side D-shaped door makes it easy for everyone to get in and out without creating a bottleneck and Ceiling and wall mesh panels and ground-level side vents allow good air circulation and offer views outside; rainfly vents lets moist air escape.

With acceptable ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 4' and 64 square feet of space to play with, this tent is like your own little flat. This will enable you and up to 2 other people to spend some real quality moments enjoying nature. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can study above.

If you came to this page looking for suggestions about this specific tent, our view is, it will make for an ok purchase. If you just happened to arrive on this page while browsing for a new tent having not heard of this manufacture or this tent model previously, it is perhaps a good idea to check out some more similar tents.

Value for money: In terms of value for your dollar, this tent is a wee bit more costly than the usual price of all the one hundred and fifty-four, four-person tents we have studied, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. We also need to take into account other factors in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we measure the overall score of a single tent, we scrutinize plenty of things, looking for points where the tent could shine against other similar tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with a total score of 3.5 and the price info above, we can conclude that with a price of $429.00 Marmot's Halo 4 is a good purchase the price is not at all expensive when set side by side with comparable tents.

Its overall score shows that the quality and space, the tent provides make it a a decent purchase for those wanting for a decent 4-person tent. It will make a good choice for nearly all campers looking for a comfy three-season dome tent to camp with, that will serve you well.

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