Redesigned support system.The new Skyscape X now has a new system for setting up. The poles will be outside of the shelter to allow for more flexibility in pole lengths. You can also 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.
Now with Dual Entries! By popular demand, the new lineup of Skyscape X's now support dual entries. This will significantly 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 (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.
New dual door model allows for easy entry into the tent from either side. This makes site selection and tent orientation easier.
The canopy and floor of the X are constructed from state of the art Cuben Fiber. The main properties of Cuben Fiber is its remarkable strength to weight. Developed for use on million dollar racing yachts, Cuben Fiber takes us into a whole new world of light. With the X’s double taped seams, there are No Sacrifices to your comfort or safety.
The X is for those who stop at nothing to get the lightest gear.
Hybrid Double Wall
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.
used my new skyscape x for several days in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and loved it. Fast easy setup and pack up. Plenty of room for me and my gear. Best part was packing it in and out versus my old tent. Almost like it wasn't even there.
The Skyscape x is a solid tent in wind and rain. Used it on the JMT. This June. Tent sets up better with treking poles that have lock lever.