Katie and Colin Build a Tent

Setting up our new tent, the Marmot Limelight 3p, for the first time! We found it a pretty easy set-up, albeit rather cramped in Colin’s small dorm, but no doubt something any inexperienced tent-builder can figure out with little to no help.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. atkinsr
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 20:46:25

    Thanks for posting this! Seeing the inside was really useful, as was first time assembly. I bought one today after seeing video.

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    • kitcow
      Mar 08, 2012 @ 23:54:35

      So glad we were able to help in your decision. It’s a great tent and we hope you get as much fun out of it as we do!
      Happy Hiking!

      -Katie and Colin

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  2. biketowork
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 16:08:44

    Have you had a chance to take it out yet? If so, how’d it perform? We’re looking to use our dividend at REI to pick one up.

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    • kitcow
      Mar 28, 2012 @ 22:01:47

      Sadly we have not had a chance to use it while on a hike yet. Thanks to large amounts of school work this year, neither of us have had the time for an overnight hike. We do have some planned for when we finish the semester, though, and we’ll be sure to post another video in regard to it’s performance for you and all else interested! If you can’t wait that long, our recommendation would be to head over to REI to check it out in person. The material is very rugged an when compared to other tents, seems as though it will be pretty protective against wind, rain, and cold. Also, judging by the research we did before purchasing the tent ourselves, others who have used the tent in the field seemed pretty impressed with the protection the tent provided. Hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.
      Happy Hiking!
      -Katie and Colin

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  3. Justin
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 22:25:10

    Good setup video guys! Hope to see some of those 48 hikes. Note to Katie, be careful opening new gear with an x’acto knife like that. I thought you were going to cut the tent in the box!

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    • kitcow
      Jun 05, 2012 @ 07:41:35

      Thanks for the comment Justin! We should be getting out for our first hike for the summer this coming weekend if the weather decides to be nice to us.
      No worries about the cutting of the box, we made sure beforehand that the tent wasn’t too tightly packed. Katie has skills with the x-acto. =)

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  4. Sallie Ogilvie
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 11:37:06

    Thanks guys!!! You reallly helped this really hip gramma be able to set this tent up all by myself for my two eleven yr old grandsons arriving for July 4th holiday. We have the most awesome home in highlands nc almost at 4700 ft with awesome panoramic views, and Katie,, our black bears are friendly and our two Bernese mountain dogs,Bella and Bear, just stare at them, no bear barks and bears just turn around and leave, but I really do keep a boat horn nearby just in case. Come up here for some awesome backpacking and would love to meet you both!
    sallie Ogilvie. salliehm@aol.com

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    • kitcow
      Jun 29, 2012 @ 15:28:00

      Thanks for the comment, Sallie! We hope your grandsons enjoy the tent–they’re lucky to have such a cool grandma! We’re glad you found the video helpful. It sounds like you live in an awesome place! Any suggestions for good hikes there?
      Happy Hiking!
      -Katie and Colin

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  5. mike
    Oct 09, 2012 @ 08:04:46

    hey kids, try stuffing the tent and fly separately back into the bag, you can even use stuff sacks to separate a wet fly / tent….the rolling method can be somewhat frustrating!!
    happy trails!!

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    • kitcow
      Oct 10, 2012 @ 15:34:01

      Thanks for the suggestion, Mike! Luckily we got really good at fitting the tent into the bag from our summer camping trips. But we totally agree that rolling can be frustrating, so we’ll definitely take your advice if our little tent ever refuses to go back in its bag!

      Happy Hiking!
      Katie and Colin

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  6. Yomaira
    May 27, 2013 @ 15:53:03

    Comme je ne comprends pas l’anglais… pouvez-vous traduire ce que vous avez dit en français ça sera très agréable de comprendre vous explications, puisque je ne comprends pas l’anglais. De plus je suis seule pour monter la tente.

    Merci! de m’aider

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