User Review: Walrus Skyline
Design: 4 season, freestanding, bombshell
Ease of Setup: End poles are attached to the back pole and unfold with no loose parts and only one free middle pole to slide thru the sleeve. metal gromets for the pole ends. I think it's one of the easier tents to put up especially in the dark.
Weight: about 7 lbs
Price Paid: $100
I picked up this tent for $100 at a gear swap. My buddy friend said I paid too much for an tent that was about 5 years old and used. Needless to say we were both out backpacking up in the Rockies, 12,000 feet, and the weather turned really horrible. It poured buckets then the temperature dropped, the wind howled and then it snowed at least eight inches. Guess who joined me in my tent? Yup, my buddy. His North Face leaked, then froze, and nearly collapsed from the wind. Good thing I had enough room for us both and my dog. My buddy says he'll buy it from me but I'm not getting rid of it for a long time.
I've also had this tent up in the summer in a wind and hail storm and it never wavered. And again guess who had to join me. Guess who now is looking for his own Skyline?
This tent is easy to put up and is worth carrying the weight. It's a little warm in the desert areas but it keeps the sand out when it's a windy. I love this tent! Too bad they don't make these any more. I'd would love to buy another one to put away after I wear this one out.