Marmot Limestone 8 Person Modified Dome Tent Review

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Marmot's Limestone 8 With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Limestone
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Modified Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $659.00
  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Limestone
  • Sleeping Capacity: 8 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Car Camping
  • Type: Modified Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
  • ** Affiliate disclosure **
  • MSRP: $659.00

Limestone 8 Pictures and Videos

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The Limestone With the Fly Off

Marmot Limestone 8 With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Limestone 8

Fly Closed Limestone 8

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Green Shadow , Moss
  • Number of Rooms: 2
    Room Dividers: 1
  • Number of Windows: None
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Zippers: Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls
  • Storage Pockets & Gear Loft: Yes, N/A
  • Mesh Roof & Walls: Yes, Half
  • Footprint: Not Included, Available Separately
  • Limestone 8 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
  • Fly: 68D Polyester Taffeta 190T F/R
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1500 mm
  • Floor Materials: 150D 100% Polyester Oxford W/R F/R
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 3000 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC DA17
  • Number Of Poles: 5
  • Pole Dimensions: 14.5mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: N/A
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 130 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 6 foot. 5 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 21 Lbs 3 Oz
    Trail Weight: 20 Lbs. 5 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 33 x 16.5 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 45.00 sq. ft.
    (27 + 18 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

The waterproofing was totally amazing. The vents worked well and the tent was comfortable in all conditions. The poles are very sturdy and the guy-lines were sufficient to withstand moderate winds with no problem.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

All aspects of this tent were great except for the rainfly stitching & fabric at the tensioning straps. In three days, the fabric tore at the two attachments points for the vestibule.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Limestone 8 has two doors and a maximum center height of 6' 5, which is a little bit smaller than the average height of the 53 other 8 person tents we have studied. With 130 square feet of space inside, it is a little bit smaller than some other 8-person tents, and it could be a little cramped for you and, up to seven other campers all through the 3-seasons, this tent is suggested for use in, larger tents similar to this one are a really good choice for people that enjoy having lots of space inside their tent for sleeping and hanging out.

Many of the cool things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances light, making them easy to carry. In near all instances, 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 the most common of all the other sorts of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in the rain than other types, allowing water to roll off the sloped sides, unlike cabin tents that have flat roofs, allowing the rain to pool on the top of the tent. The most straightforward dome tent will have a square floor, sloped walls two or more poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Because of their construction, it is typically thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 campers.Modified Dome tents often have more than a single room, like the Marmot Limestone two-room tent

Down below, you can check out an account of the tent's pros and cons.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Limestone 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. Affords you a place to store shoes and other items that can get dirty, muddy, this is a huge 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 things.
  4. More than one room. The Limestone comes with two rooms, allowing for more privacy. Great for a large family and groups who do not want to be all sleeping together.
  5. Removable divider. For those who would like to maximize all of the available space that the Limestone provides, the divider can be removed to have one large room for everyone to share.
  6. 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.
  7. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 150D 100% Polyester Oxford 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.
  8. Breathable. The Limestone's interior uses a mesh fabric on the inside of the tent, and this helps maximize the flow of air. With the extra ventilation, and this tent is great for use in the summer.
  9. Other sizes are available. Marmot has also made this model available in Other Sizes.

CONS

  1. Susceptible to wind. Because of its size and shape, the Limestone 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 130 square feet, the Limestone 8 is smaller than quite a few of the 53 other 8 person tents we have looked at.
  3. No windows. With no windows it is not easy to keep the tent cool on a hot summers night.
  4. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, there is one available separately designed for the Limestone 8 footprint Even though the floor may be made of 150D 100% Polyester Oxford W/R F/R, it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 3.9 STARS

Marmot's Limestone 8 tent is good for car camping. Here are a couple of other points not noted above which, were noticed and liked, while reviewing the model: Zone Pre-Bend Construction Creates Vertical Walls, More Roomy Sleeping Area and Greater Head Room, Lamp Shade Pocket Securely Holds Your Headlamp to Provide Ambient Light and For family camping, when comfort counts.

With nice ratings, a few reviews and a minimum headroom of 6' and 130 square feet of space for sleeping, this tent is like your own modest residence. This will enable you and up to 6 other friends to enjoy some delightful moments exploring the great outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can read through above.

If you found this page looking for recommendations on this specific tent, our view is, it would make for an ok purchase. In case you simply happened to arrive on this page while looking for a new tent having never heard of this brand or this model before, it is perhaps a good thing to check out a few other comparable tents also.

Value for money: When thinking about value for money, this tent is more pricier than the average cost of all the fifty-five, eight-person tents we have taken a look at, this alone by itself is not a negative thing. We also need to take a look at other factors in detail, as we do for each tent.

When we determine the ratings of a tent, we consider a lot of areas, searching for things where the tent could beat out other comparable tents and where it is lacking. In this case, with an overall rating of 3.9 and the price details above, one can view that with a ticket price of $659.00 Marmot's Limestone 8 is a fair buy although it could be thought of as a tiny bit pricey when compared with comparable tents.

The ratings show that the quality and capacity the tent offers make it a good choice for people wanting a tent that can last for a few years. It could make a good choice for most people searching for an adequate three-season modified dome tent to camp in, that will serve you well.

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Other Sizes and Variations of the Marmot Limestone Model

Model Headroom Sleeping Area

Marmot Limestone 4
Limestone 4

5' 3"60 sq ft

Marmot Limestone 6
Limestone 6

6' 4"83 sq ft

Marmot Limestone 8
Limestone 8

6' 5"130 sq ft
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