Top critical review
This tent is well made but it is a sweatbox during hot weather
on May 20, 2016
I have owned a LOT of tents (Eureka, Northface, Marmot, etc)...Backpacking, car camping, you name it I've got (or had) a tent for it. The Marmot Limestone 4 is a VERY nice tent - well constructed using quality materials. It is relatively easy to set up -although- as some reviewers have said be careful with the poles...Thankfully I've never bent/broken one but you can just -feel- that they are reaching their max-load when you're setting this thing up. The weight is quite satisfactory, very light (and compact) for a car camping tent and perhaps even light enough to strap onto your back for a -short- (!!!) hike to an off the road campsite. Where I have issues with this tent - and others of similar design is the ventilation. Quite simply, even with the rain fly "shagged" up to half mast this is one hot tent. Strap the rain fly down, close up the vestibule and it's a sweat box in anything north of 75 degrees. Even my daughter, who has one of the widest temperature "comfort zones" of anyone I know says this tent is uncomfortable during warmer weather. While I may occasionally use this tent in the early spring or late fall...I'll never consider it for a "go to" tent for a summer trip...For that reason I'm going 3 stars.