Skyscape Scout Hiking Tent
Our most versatile 3-season tent in a budget-friendly material.
1 Person Tent | Best for:
- Tall Hikers
- Star Gazing
- Budget Conscious Hikers
Pickup available at 8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Usually ready in 24 hours
Skyscape Scout Hiking Tent
8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton OR 97008
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Best tent I’ve ever owned
"I've owned my Scout for a year and just completed my fifth section hike on the AT with it. I love this little tent! It’s lightweight and fits easily into my pack, and I’ve yet to find a problem with it. I really enjoy the full netted sides of the tent, which are great for enjoying the views outside while being protected from biting bugs. Great tent— great design!" - Meadow
REQUIRES TWO POLES / HYBRID DOUBLE WALLED
40 oz – 1134 g Solo Backpacking Tent
The Skyscape Scout is the most affordable, lightweight tent on the market, so you can lighten your load on any budget.
You can just about go broke investing in ultralight gear. That’s why we designed the Skyscape Scout because everyone deserves to be able to explore the great outdoors in lightweight comfort. Modeled after the popular Skyscape Trekker, the Scout has the same design with a more cost-effective 190T Polyester fabric.
*To completely repel water, shelters need to have sealer applied to the seams before use.
*We do not offer Seam Sealing Service for our Skyscape Scout and Lunar Duo Outfitter. These shelters are made of 190T Polyurethane coated polyester that requires Gear Aid's Seam Grip Plus FC to seam seal.
*Stakes and Support Poles Sold Separately
All Skyscape models utilize a dual fixed length 45" or 115 cm pole support structure to create an A-frame like structure. This can be achieved through the use of trekking poles or our collapsible Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Poles (sold separately). While both poles work well with the Scout, the Aluminum poles are lower in price, while our Carbon Fiber poles are half the 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 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. 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.
Hybrid Double Wall
Vestibules roll back for excellent views and ventilation.
Dual Pole structure is extremely stable in wind and snow.
Extended floor for tall hikers
Side entry for easy access
Packs extremely small
Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy Lines
15" x 5" | 38 cm x 13 cm
40 oz | 1134 g
6 (Sold Separately)
Tent, hybrid double wall
Two 45" | 114 cm Poles (Not Included)
Dual Side Entry
16 ft² | 1.4 m²
23 ft² | 2.2 m²
This product is rated 4.6 of 5.0 stars.
It has received 37 reviews.
I've had my Scout for about 4 years now and I really like it for a 1 person backcountry shelter. While it's not the lightest tent there are certain features which make the Scout super durable. The thicker denier fabric, especially on the tent floor, gives some real peace of mind for my inflatable sleeping pad. The tent ventilates very well and has minimal problems with condensation even when fully-closed in rainy weather. The quality of everything has held up well and the cost makes this a really affordable backcountry shelter.
Did a weekend trip last year and ended up being in the line of fire for the Rolling Fork, MS tornado and severe weather. The tent did amazing under lightning, severe winds, severe thunder, and torrential down pouring of rain. Stayed dry, never had to tighten down guy lines, and felt as safe as one could in those conditions. My only complaint is the basket style for the ground is shorter and does allow for some water and mud to splash onto the mesh. This has been experienced in lighter rains as well. I could not recommend this tent more. I can't speak to half moon's sealing service, but my sealing on it prevented any leaks at all. It is a dry tent for sure. It's tried and true and is a big stand out when looking for genuine quality in tents in my opinion. It is a tight and almost too small of a fit for a big agnes rectangle wide pads. I do not think a wide long rectangle would fit inside. A mummy long wide may fit better if that's your jam. However, a 5'9 gal fits just fine!
First trip out with my new Skyscape Scout ended up being a wet one in the Washington Cascades. The weather ranged from mist to hard driving rain, but given the dense cloud cover and camping near a creek, I was a bit concerned to spend the night in a partially single walled tent. I am so impressed with how dry I stayed that I decided to come and write my first gear review.
Condensation did occur and I did have a towel to wipe down the interior a couple of times. Also worth noting I went over the seams twice and therefore used a whole bottle of the seam grip + FC. As a 6'2" person I will consistently guy out the foot end for a little extra space for the end of my bag. Other than that, space was not an issue for a person of my size. Vestibules are not exactly spacious, but there was enough room under them to store boots, backpack and cooking gear.
Easy to carry, easy to set up (even in the rain), easy to pack and all the protection needed to stay cozy and comfortable. I put in a lot of research before this purchase and I really think it would be hard to find anything better to carry in this price range, especially for someone looking for a 1p with enough space for a large camper.
One night of rain and everything I had was absolutely soaked. Even after using seam sealer, there was water coming through every wall of the tent. If you have to camp in the rain then don't bring this tent.
Took the Scout out for a weekend and it is impressive for size vs weight vs space. Now waiting for weather to blow in to see how it fairs when it's not nice outside!