Marmot Tungsten 2 Person UL Dome Tent Review

The Tungsten UL Fly Open

Marmot's Tungsten 2 UL With the Fly Open
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  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Tungsten UL
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $299.00
  • Manufacturer: Marmot
  • Model: Tungsten UL
  • Sleeping Capacity: 2 Persons
  • Designed For: 3 Seasons
  • Best Use: Backpacking
  • Type: Dome Tent
  • Available in: Other Sizes
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  • MSRP: $299.00
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The Tungsten UL With the Fly Off

Marmot Tungsten 2 UL With the Fly Off
Fly Closed on the Tungsten UL 2

Fly Closed Tungsten 2 UL

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QUICK OVERVIEW

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Features


  • Freestanding: Yes
  • Color: Dark Citron, Citronelle
  • Number of Rooms: 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, Yes
  • Footprint: Not Included
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Materials and Extras


  • Inner Walls: 15d 100% Nylon No-See-Um Mesh F/R
  • Full Fly: 20d 100% Polyester RS Sil/PU F/R
    Fly Waterproof Ratings: 1200 mm
  • Floor Materials: 30D 100% Nylon F/R
    Floor Waterproof Ratings: 2000 mm
  • Pole Material: Aluminum DAC Press-Fit
  • Number Of Poles: 3
  • Pole Dimensions: 9mm
  • Guy Lines & Guy Outs: Yes, Yes
  • Stakes: N/A
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Dimensions


  • Floor Area: 32 sq. ft.
  • Center Height: 3 foot. 6 inches.
  • Packed Weight: 3 Lbs 9 Oz
    Trail Weight: 3 Lbs. 4 Oz.
  • Packed Size: 18 x 7 inches.
  • Number of Vestibules: 2
    Total Vestibule Area: 15.00 sq. ft.
    (9.8 + 5.2 sq. ft.)
  • Screened Areas: None
  • Awnings: None

Tent Set Up

"Easy pitch" clips and poles make it easy to set up quickly.

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Summary: Favorable Reviews

Campers who purchased the tent said: It was the best tent ever. The rain fly with its vestibule worked well in blowing rain and hail, keeping the inside of the tent dry. The set up was easy and quick for one person. The tent is spacious inside. The size to weight ratio of the tent was excellent. For as light as it is, I was expecting something smaller. The dual doors and vestibules were a convenient feature for keeping the tent clutter and dirt free.


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Summary: Unfavorable Reviews

People who bought the tent mentioned: The fly touches the inner tent in strong winds and rain, resulting in condensation. Drips of water were noted at the vent on the leeward side while we were brushed by tropical storm Alberto's rainbands. Poles are not the strongest.


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SPECS AND CONFIGURATIONS

The Tungsten 2 UL has two doors and a peak center height of 3' 6, which is a tiny bit smaller than the average height of the 204 various 2 person tents we have examined With 32 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 all through the 3-seasons, this tent is approved for use in, smaller tents similar to this one generally make a really nice choice for people that love spending loads of hours outside the tent exploring.

Some of the fantastic things about dome tents are, that they are under normal circumstances lightweight, making them simple to carry. In near 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 can do without guy lines and stakes, not that this is suggested.

Dome tents are easily the most common of all the various types of tents you will see when camping. They tend to do better in storms than other types, allowing water to easily slide off the sloped walls, unlike cabin tents that have flat tops, allowing the rain to pool on the top of the tent. The most straightforward dome tent should have a square footprint, sloped sides a couple of poles which converge in the middle of the roof. Due to the way they are made, it is typically thought of that they are best suited for up to a maximum of 6 people.

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PROS

  1. Freestanding. The Tungsten UL 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. Offers you somewhere to store shoes and other items 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 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. Durable, water-resistant floor. The floor material is 30D 100% Nylon 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 2000 mm waterproofing rating, which is pretty good for most circumstances.
  6. Breathable. The Tungsten'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.
  7. 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 1200mm. Meaning it will easily protect you against heavy downpours.
  8. Available in other sizes. Marmot has also made this model available in Other Sizes.
  9. Low price. It is a great deal for a 2 person dome tent providing this much space. Not a lot of tents available on the market give this level of quality for only $299.00

CONS

  1. Not spacious. With a floor area of 32 square feet, the Tungsten 2 is smaller than quite a few of the 204 other 2 person tents we have looked at.
  2. Lacking in Headroom. With 9% less headroom than similar sized tents, one can see how this could be a negative thing for some campers.
  3. Footprint not Included. There is no included footprint, The floor may be made of 30D 100% Nylon F/R but it is still best to protect it further with a footprint, especially on rough terrain.
  4. Sloping walls. Even though Dome tents have heaps of qualities to rave about. The sloping walls do tend to make it all the more smaller inside.

CONCLUSION

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Our Ratings: 4.2 STARS

Marmot's Tungsten 2 UL tent is really good for backpacking. There are a few other nice points not noted above which, were found and liked, while researching the model: Rain-Shield Polyester Flysheet Doesn't Stretch and Sag When Wet and Resists Damage from UV, Tuck a headlamp into the lamp shade pocket for ambient light at night. and Strategic Clip Placement Provides Larger Interior Volume.

With good ratings, a few reviews and headroom of 3' and 32 square feet of space to enjoy, this tent is like your own miniature studio. It enables you to spend some real quality time in the outdoors. We found a decent amount of pros about the tent that you can look at above.

If you found this website looking for an endorsement on this specific tent, our view is, it will make for a great purchase. If you simply happened to land on this website while browsing for a brand new tent having never heard of this manufacture or this model previously, it is possibly a good thing to look at some more comparable tents also.

Value for money: In so much as value for your money, this tent is cheaper than the normal cost of all the two hundred and eighty-five, two-person tents we have studied, this just by itself does not make it great value for money. One should also take into account other factors in detail, as we do with every tent.

When we tally up the valuation of an individual tent, we look at tons of data points, searching for things where the tent could beat out other very similar tents and where it is not quite as good. In this case, with a total rating of 4.2 and the price details above, It is simple to notice that with a ticket price of $299.00 The Tungsten 2 UL is a great buy and cheap in comparison with similar tents.

The overall score shows that the quality and capacity the tent provides were not compromised to finish up with a price unquestionably below the usual price for comparable tents. It should make an excellent choice for most people looking for an appropriate three-season backpacking tent to camp in, that will serve you well for years to come.

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Tungsten 2

3' 6"32 sq ft

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Tungsten 3

3' 10"42 sq ft

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Tungsten 4

4' 4"53 sq ft

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Tungsten 1 UL

3' 2"20 sq ft

Marmot Tungsten UL 2
Tungsten 2 UL

3' 6"32 sq ft

Marmot Tungsten UL 3
Tungsten 3 UL

3' 10"42 sq ft

Marmot Tungsten UL 4
Tungsten 4 UL

4' 6"51 sq ft

Marmot Tungsten UL 2
Tungsten 2 Ultralight Hatchback

3' 6"32 sq ft

Marmot Tungsten UL 3
Tungsten 3 Ultralight Hatchback

3' 10"42 sq ft
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