Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout Tent - Only 34 ounces

Ultralight backpacking tents have significantly evolved over the last decade. These new one and a half to two pound (one to two people) tents are a far cry from the five pound tents backpackers have traditionally carried. Their roots stem from transforming your traditional tarp by adding shape, bug protection and a floor. Like a tarp, they are designed to be both light and airy.

Newer fabrics have become available that help to save a considerable amount of weight. These tents leave behind the double wall construction of traditional backpacking tents. A significant amount of weight reduction comes from eliminating your normal tent structure. By utilizing your existing hiking poles, you can save the weight of the tent poles. Plus, your hiking poles perform dual duty. By their nature, hiking poles are significantly stronger than your tent pole. This allows you to have an extremely sturdy shelter.

While these tents can significantly reduce your pack weight, they do require a bit more knowledge to get the most performance. By managing the moisture in your tent and making the best use of ventilation, you can enjoy an ultralight tent. Ultralight backpacking tents have significantly evolved over the last decade. These new one and a half to two pound (one to two people) tents are a far cry from the five pound tents backpackers have traditionally carried. Their roots stem from transforming your traditional tarp by adding shape, bug protection and a floor. Like a tarp, they are designed to be both light and airy.

The Skyscape Scout utilizes a dual (trekking or optional fixed length) pole support structure, slightly offset from the center of the tent. The offset yields extra headroom 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 Scout 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 vestibule to roll back. On warm summer nights, convert the Scout into a net tent, pesky bugs stay outside while you enjoy the views and breezes.

The Scout's large side entry door lets you easily enter the tent or retrieve gear. You have vestibules on each side. 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 Scout are constructed with 190T Polyester. Since this fabric is used in literally millions of tents, it is very cost effective. A seam sealer for polyurethane fabric is correct for sealing this tent. Incorporating Polyester fabric into the Scout makes it the most affordable ultralight tent on the market today. The Scout is perfect for those starting to explore the world of ultralight travel.

The Scout features:

• Hybrid Double Wall
• Rollback vestibules for excellent views and ventilation
• Dual Pole structure is extremely stable in wind and snow
• Bathtub Floor
• Wide ceiling gives plenty of headroom
• Extended floor for tall hikers
• Side entry for easy access
• Easy Setup
• Can use Trekking poles for support

Seasons - 3
Sleeps - 1
Packed size - 5” x 15”
Weight – 34 ounces
Stakes – 5 (Not included)
Color – Green
Zipper - #3 YKK
Structure type – Hybrid double wall
Entry – Side entry
Floor space – 23 Square feet
Vestibules – Two

Materials – Canopy 190T Polyester, Floor 190T Polyester, Netting 40D No-see-um

 

See a helpful video about the Skyscape Trekker and Scout tents:

 

 

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout Tent, 34 oz.  $125  No. 2730

$125.00   No. 2730


$15   No. 2725AP   Optional 45" Easton Aluminum Tent Pole, 2.4 ounces each. These are most often used with the Scout. The tent requires two poles. We've left the option to purchase one pole for those who use one hiking pole.

$30   No. 2725CP   Optional 45" Ultralight Carbon Fiber Tent Pole, 1.8 ounces each. These are most often used with the Trekker, but can be used with the Scout to add strength in high wind conditions.. The tent requires two poles. We've left the option to purchase one pole for those who use one hiking pole.

Optional Skyscape Tyvek Footprint (adds 4.5 oz.) 36"x84"  Color: White
$9.00  No. 2725FTY

Optional Small UL Polycro Footprint (adds 1.2 oz., 34 grams) 96” x 40”, 244 cm x 102 cm Color: Clear

This footprint is made from ultra strong and ultra light Polycro membrane. Designed for shrink wrap and frequently used as a second thermal layer for windows, this material is exceedingly rugged. While not as durable as Tyvek, it will provide significant protection and weighs almost nothing. Be careful though, this material is so light, it'll blow away in a light breeze. So be sure to weight it down after you spread it out. This Footprint comes two per pack, so you've got twice the protection. Easy to trim.
$9.00 No. 2725FUL


Light, Strong, Compact Titanium Tent Stakes

Lighten up any tent with these 6" stakes that are just 1/5 oz. each!

10 for $31.95    No. 2401

6 for $19.95    No. 2402

 

Vargo Titanium 6.25 Inch Tent Stakes

If you need a little more holding power, these rugged titanium stakes are just .35 oz. each. These multi-season stakes have excellent holding power in both soil and snow. Remarkably strong for the light weight.

6.25 inch Vargo Titanium Tent Stakes $3.95 each No. 2405

 

McNett Seam Grip Seam Sealer

Flexible urethane formula seals seams or repairs gear. Seals seams on natural and synthetic fabrics. Waterproof and permanent. Great for equipment repair, too. Incredibly strong. 1 oz. tube with brush applicator.

$6.95 No. 4544