Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker
Source: borrowed it
Light, good cost-per-weight ratio, strong, large.
- Small-ish vestibules
- One vestibule hard to access
I used this tent in the Sierras on a Rae Lakes Loop for 5 days. The tent is very light but feels very solid once pitched. Pitching the tent is easy once you get the hang of it. The area above your head is a double-wall and above your feet is a single wall, so condensation was a slight issue with it dripping down at the edge where your feet are.
One vestibule is behind a wall with no entrance, so it is impossible to access from inside the tent. It is great to be able to open up both sides to the sky.
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Skyscape models utilize a dual (trekking or optional fixed length 45" or 115 cm) pole support structure, slightly offset from the center of the tent. The offset yields extra head room when lying down, reducing that claustrophobic feeling. Further, it allows the Skyscape to be extremely rigid when guyed out, creating a structure capable of riding out the worst storms.
The Skyscape employs Hybrid Double Wall construction. Over 80% of the canopy is separated from you by a mesh wall, keeping that wet canopy at bay. The Hybrid Double Wall construction allows the vestibules roll back. On warm summer nights, convert the Skyscape into a net tent, pesky bugs stay outside while you enjoy the views and breezes.
The Skyscape's large side entry door lets you easily enter the tent or retrieve gear . With floor length over 100 inches, the Skyscape accommodates the tallest hikers. You can carry a light tent and still sleep well.
The canopy and floor of the Trekker are constructed with silicone nylon. This fabric has been the work horse of fabrics used to build ultralight tents for the last decade. It’s main properties is its strength, light weight and that it’s impervious to mold or mildew.
The Trekker is a great when you want to be light but don't want to break the bank.