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Big Agnes C Bar 2-Person Tent (2017)
Marmot Limestone 6-Person Tent (2012)
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Big Agnes C Bar Tents (2017) vs Marmot Limestone Tents (2012)

Analysis:

The Big Agnes C Bar 2-Person Tent (2017) was loved by reviewers at OutdoorGearLab, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "The 6 Best Budget Backpacking Tents" roundup where it was named its "Best Lightweight Option", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

As for the Marmot Limestone 6-Person Tent (2012), it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at OutdoorGearLab, gearinstitute.com, and Switchback Travel enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

Sources that tested and scored both products, like OutdoorGearLab, haven't shown a preference for either in their reviews.

We also examined the available data to learn which sources liked these two Backpacking Tent best and found that the Big Agnes C Bar 2-Person Tent (2017) managed to get its highest, 9, review score from OutdoorGearLab, whereas the Marmot Limestone 6-Person Tent (2012) got its best rating from OutdoorGearLab - 9.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Big Agnes C Bar 2-Person Tent (2017) earned an average review score of 9.0 out of 10 points and the Marmot Limestone 6-Person Tent (2012) received an average of 8.5, compared to the 6.2 average of Backpacking Tent in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
OutdoorGearLab
gearinstitute.com
sectionhiker.com
Switchback Travel
outdoorcommand.com
The Manual
thebrokebackpacker.com
thetenthub.com
tadesite.com
mytrailco.com
Tech. Specs Comparison
Big Agnes C Bar 2-Person Tent (2017)
$171
Marmot Limestone 6-Person Tent (2012)
$708
Seasons
3 (Season)
3 (Season)
Sleeping Capacity
2 (Person)
6 (Person)
Weight
3.57 (lb)
16.31 (lb)
Significantly higher than average expert review score
6.3
Overall Avg. for Backpacking Tent
9.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Significantly higher than average expert review score
6.3
Overall Avg. for Backpacking Tent
8.5
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
OutdoorGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Lightweight Option
in “The 6 Best Budget Backpacking Tents” 
Last updated: 30 Aug 2022
sectionhiker.com
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Ranked #4 out of 10
in “10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents under $250” 
Switchback Travel
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #8 out of 11
in “Best Budget Backpacking Tents of 2023” 
Last updated: 22 Nov 2022
Recommended by trusted experts
OutdoorGearLab
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 9.0 out of 10
in “The 7 Best Camping Tents” 
Last updated: 12 Oct 2022
Switchback Travel
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #8 out of 20
in “Best Camping Tents of 2023” 
Last updated: 11 days ago

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