User Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $125
A great lightweight shelter that doesn't break the bank!
- Lightweight at 34 oz.
- Fast and easy pitch
- Uses trekking poles
- Requires seam sealing
The Skyscape Scout is a 34 oz. non-free standing tent. It utilizes trekking poles to pitch the tent. One of the many features I really like about this tent is that it only requires a total of 5 stakes to pitch (only 3 to set up initially, 2 stakes are used to pitch the vestibules).
Compared to the other tents I have reviewed and used like the TT Contrail and the aforementioned MH Lightpath 2, the Skyscape Scout is a side entry tent...I actually prefer a side entry tent as opposed to a "tunnel" style entry tent - it just makes entering the shelter that much easier. Lastly, I like how the inner net tent and fly are all attached and can be pitched all at once for a quick pitch.
I personally opted for the Polyester version primarily because of the price. For a 2 pound shelter, you just cannot beat the price.
Some manufacturer specs (from SMD Site) for the Skyscape Scout
- Canopy - 190T Polyester
- Floor - 190T Polyester
- Netting - 40D No-See-Um
- Zipper - #3 YKK
- Type - Hybrid Double Wall
- Frame - Dual Pole (not included)
- Entry - Side Entry
- Floor Space - 23 ft2 - 2.2 m2
- Vestibules - 2
- Vestibule Size - 16 ft2 - 1.4 m
Overall, I'm really happy about the tent and I am looking forward to using this on my trips this year and on.
Some setup photos: