Marmot Halo 6 Person Dome Tent Review

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Marmot's Halo 6 With the Fly Open
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The Halo With the Fly Off

Marmot Halo 6 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Halo 6

Fly Closed Halo 6

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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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 6 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 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: 100 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 6 foot. 3 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 17 Lbs 4 Oz
    Trail Weight: 17 Lbs. 4 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 26 x 14 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 32.00 sq. ft.
    (16 + 16 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 6 has two doors and a peak center height of 6' 3, which is a little bit smaller than the average height of the 107 various 6 person tents we have examined With 100 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 6-person tents, and it could be a little tight for you and, up to five other campers during the whole of the 3-seasons, this tent is recommended for use in, larger tents like this one generally make a fantastic choice for people who prefer having heaps of space for sleeping and hanging out.

A few of the great things about dome tents are, that they are for, the most part lightweight, making them easy 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 good weather, you could do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are without a doubt the most common of all the other sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to fair better in storms than other types, allowing rain to easily slide off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the water to pool on the top. The most basic dome tent will have a square floor, slanted walls two or more poles which converge in the center of the roof. Because of the way they are made, it is generally thought of that they are best for up to a maximum of 6 campers.

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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 ground with the included steel stakes and guylines.
  2. Vestibules. Having two vestibules. Gives you somewhere to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge 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 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 pretty good for most circumstances.
  6. The rainfly completely covers the tent body. The rainfly covers the whole 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 downpours.
  7. Available in other sizes. Marmot has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Susceptible to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Halo may not do best in strong winds if it is not firmly secured with the provided guy lines and stakes. Even though the tent is listed as freestanding in all but very calm conditions, one would need to stake and tie it down correctly.
  2. Not roomy. With a floor area of 100 square feet, the Halo 6 is smaller than quite a few of the 107 other 6 person tents we have looked at.
  3. No windows. With no windows it is not simple to keep the tent cool on a hot summers night.
  4. Only one room. The Halo is recommended for 6 people, some other tents of a similar size have more than one room allowing for a little more privacy.
  5. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately specifically for the Halo 6 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 70d 100% Nylon W/R, F/R, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  6. Discontinued: Unfortunately this particular tent has been discontinued on the manufactures website and is no longer available elsewhere, that we know of.
  7. Not the best Ratings. Unfortunatly the Halo 6 has some of the worst ratings of all tents on optimumtents.com
  8. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have lots of qualities to be positive about. The sloping sides do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 3.3 STARS

Marmot's Halo 6 tent is really good for car camping. There are a few other things not already mentioned above which, were noticed and liked, while researching 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 below average ratings, a decent amount of reviews and headroom of 6' and 100 square feet of area to sleep, this tent is like your own little home away from home. This will allow you together with 4 other people to enjoy some really enjoyable time in the outdoors together. We found a decent amount of positive points about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this page looking for an endorsement about this specific tent, we think, it should make for an ok acquisition. In case you simply happened to arrive on this website while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this tent model previously, it is possibly a good idea to look at a few more similar tents.

Value for money: As far as value for money, this tent is a more pricier than the normal cost of all the one hundred and eight, six-person tents we have taken a look at, this itself is not a negative thing. We also need to take a look at other factors in detail, as we do with each tent.

When we calculate the valuation of an individual tent, we scrutinize plenty of things, finding areas where the tent could outshine other comparable tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with an overall rating of 3.3 and the price knowledge above, one can identify that with a ticket price of $529.00 info_outline Marmot's Halo 6 is a fair deal even though it could be thought of as very costly when compared with similar tents.

The ratings show that the build and dimensions the tent offers make it a worthy choice for people searching for a tent that will be used for some years. It should make a decent choice for nearly all campers looking for an appropriate three-season dome tent to camp with, that should serve you well.

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