The Skyscape X features exterior poles support that allows for more flexibility in pole lengths. You can detach the pole from the shelter at the bottom and push the floor back giving more space under the vestibule. This is a great if you want more room outside of the tent but still under the vestibule. Dual doors ease setting the orentation of the tent in cramped tent sites. Thus allowing you better utilization of campsites in more extreme weather.
All Skyscape models utilize a dual fixed length 45" or 115 cm pole support structure. We offer two optional pole types. Our Aluminum poles are very rigid, cost $28 for the pair and add 6 oz or 170 g to the weight of the tent. We also offer a lightweight dual Carbon Fiber pole option. It sales for $60 and adds 3.6 oz or 102 g to the tent weight.
The dual pole structure is 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 Skyscape X's canopy and floor are constructed from state of the art .75 ounce Cuben Fiber. This material has remarkable strength to weight. Combined with Six Moon Designs advance contruction techniques, the Skyscape X is both one of the lightest shelters and the most robust on the market.
The X is for those who stop at nothing to get the lightest gear.
Hybrid Double Wall
Just finished a 19 day JMT Thru hike using the Skyscape-X. The tent weight helped keep my base weight low. Setup was quick and easy. I had my poles set a little high (120 versus 115) which allowed in a little more nighttime air than desired but that was my fault not the tent's. Typically I hammock but if I was to regularly use a tent it would be this model. The footprint of the tent is a little larger than others but this allows for storage at the head of the tent for clothes/etc. Dual vestibules accommodated any site and allows easy access to backpack. I use trekking poles so I did not need any additional equipment to support tent. The only drawback is the attachment point for the tip of the trekking poles near the cross bar. Also the Velcro holding the cross bar was a little flimsy. I added line locs. All minor items.
Just finished a 3-week PCT section from Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows using this tent. There are so many positive things to say about this tent - for one, it was lighter than any other dual tent out there, I had NO condensation inside my tent when several others did, it's extremely easy to get in and out and fairly easy to set up, and the inside space all around (head, length, side) was amazing! PLUS I was able to lie in the tent while still enjoying the stars, fire, people conversations...something I've never been able to do before. I loved it!rnOne of the draw-backs was how it performed in wind; I think this tent needs the 8" Easton stakes, with guy- line adjusters to stay taunt in very windy environments. My uncle, who has the same tent, stayed very tight in the wind using 8" Easton stakes with 1.4mm slick Dyneema cord & line loc guy line adjusters. I used 6" UL stakes that didn't hold very well in the wind or soil, the cord provided (which tangled easily) and no adjusters. I was jealous each morning, seeing my uncle's solid and taunt tent, when mine was caving in on me like Charlie Browns Christmas tree! It's still the best tent I've owned, used, or seen.
I'm gaining more and more confidence with this tent each time I take it out. Just back from a six night trip in the Enchantment Lakes area camping above 7000 feet in cold, rain, snow, and especially wind. The first windy night I thought it would blow apart but it stood strong through three very windy nights. I am going to replace three of my four inch Easton stakes with six inch stakes - but rest assured the material and construction can certainly handle wind. I don't miss the second side opening but can understand how others would. rnrnIf 6 moons were to come out with an "improved" model that featured a bathtub floor I would sell mine and by the improved model in heartbeat.
Used the Skyscape-X for a 15-day thru-hike of the JMT this August. It past a good alpine test of wind and rain above 11,000 ft at Guitar Lake. Great lightweight tent for the solo hiker. Minus one star for zip entry on one side, offers less flexibility, and it means getting out of the tent if the weather changes.
I use this tent on the AT. The tent is strong in the wind and rain. I find the tent has lots of space for me and my gear. I do wish it had two doors to make use of both vestibules. I find it easy to put up and you can do different set- ups with raising and lowering the poles I will be using the tent again on my thru- hike of the AT.
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