Marmot Force 2P

If you sleep better knowing you're in a fuss-free fortress, this two-person tent is the one for you.
Force 2P Tent
Price $389.00


Overall Rating 3.7 / 5
Ease of Setup 4 / 5
Weatherproofing 4.9 / 5
Ventilation 4.5 / 5
Living Space 3 / 5
Durability 4 / 5
Materials 30 denier stop nylon (40 denier for the floor)
Free Standing
Capacity 2
Number of Poles 0


Diameter of Poles (mm) 8
Floor Space (sq ft) 29
Length (inches) 0.5
Width (inches) 0.5
Interior Height (inches) 38
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 6.8
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 3.5
Weight 2 lbs, 15 oz

Pole structure

Using poles that extend to all four corners, this freestanding structure pitches easily, anywhere.


Crawling in is a bit cumbersome. The doors are small and low.

Interior space

The 29-square-foot floor is adequate, but the 38-inch peak height cramps even average-size occupants. “I couldn’t sit up without hitting the ceiling, and it’s really hard for two people to change clothes simultaneously without elbowing each other,” reports one 5’9” tester.

Weather protection

The Force’s fly prevents drips from entering, and its lower profile makes it even more immune to big winds. It proved rock-solid through 30-mph winds along Arizona’s Grandview Trail.


Asymmetrical vestibules (6.8 and 3.5 square feet) fit boots and packs (in the larger one), though getting in and out with gear stored there was a battle.


The 30-denier ripstop nylon (40-denier for the floor) and 8.7- to 9.3mm poles stand up to abuse.


You get two mesh pockets in the corners and an overhead pocket where you can stash a headlamp-turned-lantern up high.