Marmot is one of the most established and respected manufacturers of sporting goods and outdoor performance wear. The company was established in the early 1970s when the founders, who were then college students, took to developing prototypes of down products they used for their climbs and treks.
With knowledgeable individuals overseeing product development and operations, Marmot quickly became one of the leaders in the competitive outdoor equipment and clothing industry. Even with stiff competition, Marmot continues to be a top seller of performance products
Their tents are one known to be of the most dependable in the market. Among their various offerings, the Marmot Haven 2P Tent is one of the most popular.
The Marmot Haven 2P is a uniquely designed tent that has a number of features. It comes with a detachable floor lining so campers may choose to use it or leave it. The main fly and floor seams are fixed to keep the rain out. It also has a nice ventilation design on the perimeter to keep occupant cool and avoid excess condensation at the same time.
Properly packed, the Haven 2P is roughly 21 inches by 6 inches. This makes the tent small enough to fit in most conventional backpacks. It also weighs in at a respectable 3 pounds and 15 ounces. Fully set up, the tent’s dimensions are more than impressive. Lengthwise it is about 10 feet while it measures a shade under 9 feet wide. Carry sacks and mounting stakes are also included.
The Haven 2P has also has a few surprisingly small but useful elements not found in other tents. The zipper pulls for example are designed in such a way that they swing quietly in the wind to help avoid any unnecessary noise. A flashlight loop is also stitched on the ceiling to mount a lights source or to have it ready anytime it is needed.
Some tents come in weighing less or have a bigger more comfortable sleeping area. Others tents may provide better insulation with more advanced materials. The Marmot, which retails at about $180, on the other hand has one of the best combinations of value, features, weight and dimensions. Whether you are a recreational camper or one who regularly enjoys the outdoors the Marmot Haven 2P is one of the better choices available. While it does have its share of weaknesses, the positive attributes of this tent gives it a solid four out of five.