I was fortunate enough to use the Marmot Firefly 2-person tent this past weekend with my better half so I couldn’t wait to share my thoughts.

Now I’m no expert on tents or camping for that matter, but I know that 2-person tents can often be pretty cramped and uncomfortable. I like to throw myself in at the deep end so my wife and I decided to take the tent to our camping spot before unpacking it just to give us a challenge and really do this review justice!

It was nice to see that the poles were sturdy and rather than the flimsy string style, these required pressing to connect. The poles only took a few minutes to set up and we had the tent erected in about 6 minutes. My wife won’t mind admitting that she left most of the work to me, but we were both pleased to see how spacious the tent was once set up. I’ve since found out that this is because of the unique pole design that opens outwards without losing strength of durability.

The zipper was a neat D-shape so once we were inside it was easy to zip and unzip for access. One of the nicest features was the reflective material on the exterior of the tent. It’s bold enough to reflect my torchlight at 25 yards away. The flooring is made of reinforced nylon and the ventilation is superb with options for sealed and open windows. If you’re looking for a cost-effective tent that packs many up-market features without losing quality, then the Firefly is the one for you.

Further Information:

  • Full coverage fly mesh
  • Window welding
  • Bare bones setup
  • Jingle-free nylon zipper pulls
  • Light-reflective points
  • Snag-free zipper flap
  • Pole type: 3 / DAC press-fit 9.0mm
  • Stuff sack dimension: 23.5 x 7.5″ / 60 x 19 cm
  • Fly: 68D 100% polyester ripstop 1800mm
  • Canopy: 68D 100% polyester ripstop,F/R
  • Sidewall: 75D polyester taffeta 190t 1800PU
  • Floor: 70D 100% nylon PU 3000mm W/R, F/R
  • Snag-free zipper flap
  • Multi-functional storage pockets