The Skyscape Trekker is our most versatile solo tent. Its' convenient two-door setup provides lots of external storage under the vestibules. Both vestibules can be configured in different ways or rolled back to open up the tent to over 300-degree views. The Trekker is also our longest shelter with a floor that stretches over 8ft.
The Skyscape Trekker is constructed with 100% Silicone coated Polyester material. The Canopy is 20D material and the floor has been constructed with 40D material for additional strength now available in a dark, olive green colorway. The canopy stretch has been decreased along with the packed volume. The Skyscape Trekker now features longer 1.8 mm cord rear guy outs (not shown in photos) which provide improved interior height at the foot and increased ventilation at the rear. The updated Trekker now features the same cord and tension lock system on the vestibules.
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 more 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 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 Skyscape employs a 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 to roll back. On warm summer nights, convert the Skyscape into a net tent; pesky bugs stay outside while you enjoy the view and breeze from inside.
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 Trekker are constructed of Silicone Polyester. This fabric has been the workhorse of fabrics used to build ultralight tents for the last decade. Its main properties are its strength, lightweight and that it’s impervious to mold or mildew.
The Trekker is great when you want to be light but don't want to break the bank.
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Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines
15" X 5"
28 oz - 790 g
5 (not included)
|Tent, hybrid double wall
Two 45" Poles
23 ft2 - 2.2 m2
16 ft2 - 1.4 m2
|20D Silicone Coated Polyester
40D Silicone Polyester
1. Weight does not include stakes or pole. 2. Support poles sold separately.
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I have an older version--I bought my Skyscape Trekker back in 2014. Since then, I've backpacked approximately 3,500 miles with it & I'm STILL using it. I can't count how many people I've probably sold these to after they've checked mine out! The only maintenance I've done: Re-seam sealed a couple times (wasn't *******, just for maintenance) Washed it a couple times That's it, seriously. I do use a homemade ground cloth to protect the floor & have always used one. My two "complaints" about mine: 1. I wish the bathtub floor was deeper/more pronounced and 2. wish the foot area ceiling was lifted so condensation didn't touch the foot of my sleeping bag. I read the newer versions have improved on this & I'm jealous! I've only had real "tent failure" one time ... up on Hart's Pass, torrential downpouring for days, ended up with a literal stream running through my tent due to extent of rain & low bathtub floor. On the up side, at least the floor was low enough that the water just ran right through & out the other side! :) I can adjust mine alright with pitch, but definitely wish floor was deeper/end was higher. I've always used my trekking pole, though have had to use a stick a couple times due to either not traveling with poles or pitching in such a weird place that I had to MacGyver it. The inside is SO spacious. I've used it as a two-person tent many, many times ... and also as a one person with a HUGE dog. When used as a two person tent, we both can actually even fit our packs inside with us. The condensation? Pitch can help this tremendously, but it doesn't really bother me--I just wipe it off with a bandana or let it air out. I'm Solarproofing & re-seam sealing & plan to take it back out on the PCT in the coming year. Yes, it's an old tent ... but backpacking gear is expensive (and I'm cheap)! :) For reference, I'm a fairly small woman, 5'3", and have no problems carrying it or pitching it. Fits in my pack without a problem or I strap it to the top. My "vintage" version--I'd probably give it a 4 out of 5 just because I wish I had a deeper bathtub & higher foot. However, I'm going to rate it as a 5/5 due to it looking like the company has updated the design--I don't want to decrease the tent's overall rating just because I have an older one.
I am writing this review just to give thanks for your great product. I bought a skyscape trekker in 2017 in preparation for the Te Araroa trail in New Zealand (3000km, north to south) I chose the trekker because of its modest price and the light weight. Also the double usage of my hiking poles made good sense to me. It impressed me greatly, because i slept in it for maybe 2/3 of the nights on the trail (other nights there were hiking huts, although i often preferred my tent:-)) It never tore or sprung a leak and although i carried a tyvek footprint I hardly used that. Putting up and packing in was simple and became complete routine, i think it was one of the simplest designs on the trail . I saw many way more expensive tents fail (think 1000+$) and even my carbon hiking poles only lasted half the trail (and the trail chewed up 2 pairs of hiking boots...) Finally it saved me from the sandflies (and also while in Australia kept me completely free from nasty critters) It did get noisy in high wind but almost never went down (only when misaligned to the wind). Nowadays i still used it when i go camping by motorbike and it looks almost brand new... Buy this small gem, you wont regret it!
I upsized from the the Lunar Solo to the Trekker because I’m 6-2 and the Lunar Solo was just a tad small. First night I slept in the Trekker the wind whipped and it poured rain for hours and this tent performed flawlessly. I use this tent for back country adventure motorcycle trips. Mostly in Colorado. The carbon poles fold up short enough to pack inside my panniers. The length and height of this tent is comfortable for taller people. Easy to set up. Packs super small. Overall, this is a high quality tent. Especially for the price.
I am loving the Skyscape so far. It has plenty of room, which is always **** for me to find because I’m 6’6 and 250lbs. For its size it is very light. It is also very easy to set up. Thanks again Six Moon Designs for a great quality product!!!
The Skyscape Trekker has became my go to shelter for many of my backpacking adventures. It has enough space of me and my gear inside and is very easy to set up. I've used it in very heavy winds and at no point did I feel the wind or feel the shelter was going to have a failure. I would recommend this tent for any backpacker!