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.
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.
Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines
15" X 5"
40 oz - 1134 g
5 (sold separately)
|Tent, hybrid double wall
Two 45" Poles
23 ft2 - 2.2 m2
16 ft2 - 1.4 m2
1. Weight does not include stakes or pole. 2. Support poles sold separately.
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Used this tent right away on a 5-day backpacking trip. Was everything I hoped it would be. I’m 6’1 and there was plenty of room inside to sit up. Easy set up and take down and at 40oz was a great purchase for the price. Sean sealing was also quite simple.
I bought this tent for motorcycle camping. I went with the Scout with the SMD CF poles rather than the trekker because I’m hard on my gear. I don’t have any issues with sacrificing a few ounces for the thicker material. I’m very happy with the stitching and overall quality of this tent. It’s lightweight and packs small enough to stow in my side case. I found it easy to set up, take down and repack. I set it up using both the purchased SMD CF poles and my trekking poles. I didn’t have concerns with the SMD CF poles but I prefer the trekking pole set up as it seems more stable. I gave it 5 stars because it’s well made, lightweight, easy to set up and competitively priced. Having said that, there are a few things I didn’t care for. I found the oddly shaped floor plan a little narrow as my Nemo xl wide quasar sleeping pad was a snug fit. It pushed against the inner mesh sidewalls but that’s certainly not a dealbreaker. The only other issue I had was that this tent is marketed as a good fit for taller campers however I was not able to avoid my top quilt touching the canopy all night. I didn’t have any condensation issues on my latest trip but it would be a concern in more humid environments. I did have a few hours of moderate rain but stayed dry. I seam sealed the scout myself. Not a particularly difficult process and it took less than 30 minutes. Overall I’m happy with this tent and would recommend it to anyone looking for a well made and durable 1P shelter. Lastly, my sales and costumer service experience with SMD was top notch!
I learned about Six Moon Design from a friend I hike with he had the Skyscape Scout at 40 ounces it was a done deal I ordered one and have been very happy. After a couple of set ups I can set it up with no problem, in short time. When hiking I use my trekking pole, when on my motorcycle I purchased a set of cheap hiking poles from Wally World, cut them down to the length I wanted, the poles fit perfect on my bike. I swam sealed it as it does not come seam sealed and Six Moons does not seal this tent. I’ve had no problems with the tent leaking. It’s a small tent so I can’t put a lot of gear inside, but I knew this before I bought it. I have absolutely no complaints about the tent. Once I got use to the set, it is a breeze. You can open it up in warm weather for a breeze but keep it zipped up to keep out the bugs. Well worth the money.
Took the Scout on my first ever backpacking trip. It is light enough and sets up very easily. I was able to fit it in the side pocket of my Osprey Exos (Large) backpack. I wasn't crazy about having to seam seal it myself being a rookie and all but it did not leak in the 2-3 hours of light rain that evening. There was enough room inside to fit all my gear. I'm 62, 5'10" and 180#. The only thing I had problems with was the rain fly didn't go close enough to the ground but that may be my own fault in setting it up. I used the 45" carbon fiber poles. It was windy and 35 degrees after the rain stopped and the 2-3" gap between fly and ground let in a draft. May be unrealistic expectations of a newb too. Overall I was happy with this tent as a first timer. Looking forward to my next hike.
Ive 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. It’s got room for me and my gear, and its design keeps everything dry from wind and rain, and condensation is minimal. It’s also quick to pitch and take down. 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!