Skyscape Scout


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.

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*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.

  • New for 2018 the Skyscape Scout now features new longer 3mm cord rear guy outs (not shown in photos) which provide improved interior height at the foot and increased ventilation at the rear.  Also new is the addition of reflective guy outs all around.  

    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 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.

    Scout Model

    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 Scoutmakes 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.
    • Bathtub Floor
    • Stash Pocket
    • Wide ceiling gives plenty of headroom
    • Extended floor for tall hikers
    • Side entry for easy access
    • Easy Setup
    • Packs extremely small
  • The Daybreaker

    By: Six Moon Designs
    Published: 01/27/2020

    Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout by Lisa Pulsifer for The Trek

1. Weight does not include stakes or pole. 2Support poles sold separately.

Lost your set-up instructions? Additional instructions can be downloaded here.

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    Chris l.
    Canada Canada
    Sweet setup

    Excellent tent to lighten load and to begin your adventures. At 6’3 there is ample space for my size 13 feet with the toe end of the tent guyed out. Lots of ventilation option and in summer with the flaps secured it makes a great bivy to keep mosquitoes out and star viewing possible. Good for winter too as it sheds snow easy enough and rain is no problems if pitched well. To sum it up: it’s cosy and a great place to call home after along days walk. Good tent to figure out if you are going to enjoy this lifestyle before spending the big bucks on the $500 to $600 Cuban fibre lighter tents. Totally enjoyed this tent and would be proud to hand it down to a newby.

    Barry F.
    United States United States
    Designed With Thought

    Many avid hikers say, don’t keep your pack in the tent with you. I on the other hand prefer to not wake up to all my gear and boots gone or trashed. So I was looking for a tent that would hold me 6ft1in 180lbs and my old Jansport pack. This tent has the design I needed. Well thought out and light weight!

    United States United States
    Great shelter

    I'm 6'6" and I've used my Skyscape Scout for camping all over North America for almost seven years. I love it!

    Scott M.
    United States United States
    Great Solo Tent

    I am 6'-8", 270 lbs and a side sleeper and I have no problems fitting in this tent. Great solo tent for someone getting back into backpacking. Easy to setup and is stable in windy conditions when setup properly. I highly recommend this tent.

    Matt P.
    United States United States
    Saved my skin

    I purchased this tent for a pack hunting trip. The first night we got hammered with a thunderstorm and 60+ wind. It was the last tent standing and I was dry and happy. Not gonna lie, I was nervous that night. Worst mountain rain I had ever encountered in the backcountry. Skyscape Scout held up perfectly! For whatever price, this tent impressed.