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Limelight 3P Backpacking Tents present camping in style, weight minimization and quick set up. In wet weather , a roomy side vestibule keeps your gear dry.
Limelight 3P Backpacking Tents!
Style #: 2934
Colors: Hatch - Dark Cedar (4260), Pale Pumpkin - Terra Cotta (9198)
Backpacking Tents Sizes: Just one
Maximum Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz, 2.9 kg
Minimum Weight: 5 lbs 15 oz, 2.6 kg
Dimensions: 46x66x93 in, 117x168x236 cm
Packed Size: 8x22 in, 20x56 cm
Vestibule Area: 10 sq ft, 0.9 sq m
Tent Poles: three - DAC Press Fit 9.0 mm
Floor Area: 42.6 sq ft, 4.0 sq m
Tent floor Material: 70 D 100% Nylon PU 3,000 mm W/R, F/R
Tent canopy Material: 68 D 100% Polyester Ripstop, F/R
Backpacking Tents fly Material: 68 D 100% Polyester Ripstop 1,800 mm, W/R, F/R
DAC Featherlite tent poles are comparable in strength to aluminum, yet up to 15% lighter.
University of California Santa Cruz students Eric Reynolds and Dave Huntley were in Alaska on the Juneau Ice fields on a school project in Glaciology in April 1971. The idea of a Marmot backpacking club began here on the glacier, amongst these students.
You had to climb a glaciated peak with another Marmot (one of many backpacking clubs) to become a Marmot. Everyone was president by rule of the club.
Eric and Dave made prototypes of down products in their dorm room in Santa Cruz that summer and through the semesters until 1973. Their first products were a parka, a sweater and a down vest and, later, 3 down sleeping bags. The PIKA (known as the Cwm) was rated at -45 degrees F and retailed for $168 and is the warmest bag.
In 1973, Eric did a winter climb of the Grand Teton in Wyoming with Tom Boyce of Grand Junction, Colorado. Eric and Dave joined Tom in Colorado the next Spring. The 3 guys rented a one hundred year old stone building, that used to be a grocery store, near downtown, and opened a retail and rental shop called Marmot Mountain Works. They also taught cross country skiing in the winter to get by financially. Marmot the company was born in the spring of 1974.
Tom was climbing in Peru that autumn. In Peru he met famed adventure filmmaker Mike Hoover. Tom received a call from Mike a few weeks after his return. Mike was filming something called The Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood, and needed 108 very puffy jackets. "No problem, we were working on that when you called", said Tom. They really were not, but they then did make the jackets. The Marmots had designed the Golden Mantle very puffy jacket within a week. Marmot was in the movies now. It was its biggest order to date.
In 1976, Eric met Joe Tanner of W.L. Gore & Assoc., Inc. in Elkton, Maryland. Gore Tex - a new concept in outdoor performance fabrication, Eric was one of the first in the United States to see this. Eric was intrigued and had sewn prototype sleeping bags in the new Gore Tex fabric for field testing within 2 weeks. Dave and Eric proceeded to spend the next 7 nights in a commercial frozen meat locker comparing bags without and with the Gore Tex fabric. They then tested the bags sleeping under fire sprinklers. They liked the results. They ordered another one hundred yards of Gore Tex fabric and were in business selling these bags.
Including the down garments and all the sleeping bags, the Marmot team immediately changed everything in the line to Gore Tex fabrications. The first Gore Tex bivy sack was designed by Marmot. The Taku, a Gore Tex single fabric layer, mountaineering tent was designed by Marmot. In the world outdoor market, Marmot is the oldest customer of Gore.
Marmot grew its business from 7 dealers in 1974 to 11 in 1977. Always part of the original equation were specialized, knowledgeable, trained retailers.
Marmot has continued to grow since 1977. It's headquarters are now in Santa Rosa, California. It has six hundred and fifty authorized dealers in the United States. It now has offices in Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, Colorado and California. Its products are distributed in twenty seven countries.
The company has not changed that much in 36 years. It is still all about the highest quality performance products.
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