Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker - Only 24 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 Trekker 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 Trekker 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 Trekker into a net tent, pesky bugs stay outside while you enjoy the views and breezes.
The Trekker's large side entry doors let 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.
By popular demand the Trekker comes with Dual Doors. This allows you to enter and exit from either side of the tent. The canopy and floor of the Trekker are constructed with silicone nylon. This fabric has been the workhorse of fabrics used to build ultralight tents for the last decade. Its main properties are its strength, light weight, and that it’s impervious to mold or mildew. McNett Sil-Net is the correct seam sealer for the Trekker.
The Trekker 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 – 24 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 20D silicone nylon, Floor 40D silicone nylon, Netting 20D No-see-um
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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker Tent, 24 oz. $235 No. 2725
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