Skyscape Scout Hiking Tent

Sale price$160.00

Our most versatile 3-season tent in a budget-friendly material.

1 Person Tent | Best for:

  • Tall Hikers
  • Star Gazing
  • Budget Conscious Hikers

In stock, ships within 1 business day*

Pickup available at 8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue

Usually ready in 24 hours

Skyscape Scout Ultralight 1 Person Tent with doors closed - side

Skyscape Scout Hiking Tent

8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton OR 97008
United States

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 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


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.

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 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.

Bathtub Floor

Stash Pocket

Extended floor for tall hikers

Side entry for easy access

Easy Setup

Packs extremely small







Ships With

Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy Lines

Pack Size

15" x 5" | 38 cm x 13 cm


40 oz | 1134 g


6 (Sold Separately)





190T Polyester


190T Polyester


40D No-See-Um


YKK #5

Hydrostatic Head

3,000 mm



Tent, hybrid double wall


Two 45" | 114 cm Poles (Not Included)


Dual Side Entry

Vestibule Area

16 ft² | 1.4 m²


23 ft² | 2.2 m²

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

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
Clare Daubert
Awesome Tent

I bought this tent for future backpacking endeavors and just to have a lightweight one person for camping as well. What a cool tent! It was fairly easy to seam seal myself and it has held up super well. I took it on a four day trip up the Oregon coast and it endured crazy winds, mist, rain, and nasty mosquitoes. It is also super super roomy as I am 5’9” so I could fit all my gear and what not in the tent with me which was perfect. It was a little tricky setting it up at first with my trekking poles but over time I got the hang of it and it worked perfectly. I could not recommend this tent more!!!

Durable castle for your backpack

Bought this as I wanted a spacious and affordable yet small and lightweight tent. And it's all I dreamt about and more.
I'm 6ft / 183cm tall, and I can stretch out completely with room to spare.
I also love the space left in the sides, even with a wide pad. I like to keep all gear inside, and there's plenty of room to have everything ready at hand.
The space is amazing, but what really makes me love this is the possibility to open up almost completely for stargazing and still being protected by the mesh.
This is my go to shelter for all solo trips.
Thank you SMD

Tom Getty
Amazing quality tent with excellent design features

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.

Tornado Tested... Literally

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!

Joseph Wardenaar
Wet Weather Champion

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.