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Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent

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28 oz - 790 g Solo Backpacking Tent - Uses 2 45" Poles

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.  

*To completely repel water, shelters need to have sealer applied to the seams before use.
*Shelters including a seam sealing service may not ship immediately.
  • 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.  The canopy stretch has been decreased along with the packed volume. The Skyscape Trekker now features longer 3mm cord rear guy outs (not shown in photos) which provide improved interior height at the foot and increased ventilation at the rear.  All guy lines are now also reflective.

    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.

    Trekker Model

    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.

    • Hybrid Double Wall
    • Dual Entry
    • Vestibules rollback for excellent views and ventilation
    • Dual Pole structure is extremely stable in wind and snow
    • Bathtub Floor
    • Stash Pocket
    • The wide ceiling gives plenty of headroom
    • Extended floor for tall hikers
    • Side entry for easy access
    • Easy Setup
    • Packs extremely small
  • SMD Skyscape Trekker | 28oz Tent Review

    By: GearTest.tv
    Published: 4/6/2020

    Skyscape - Trekker Full Review

    By: Darwin Onthetrail
    Published: 9/22/16

    Skyscape - Trekker Final Thoughts

    By: phrayzar
    Published: 2/13/13

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

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    Jason J.
    Yucaipa, CA
    My go to shelter!

    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!

    Genki K.
    Great tent not in Japan

    * It may be strange to use Google translation, I live in Tokyo, Japan. I have had the opportunity to use it twice outdoors so far, the first was Hakone in the rain of Izu, and the second was Lake Motosu, near the windy Fuji. Neither was good weather, but this tent worked so well that it never spilled out of rain or wind! In Japan, there are many days when the humidity is high, and the tent is considered to be condensed, but this tent seems to cover it with good ventilation. If it is exposed to the sun due to the thinness of the material even if it dew condensation, it will not dry and become heavy immediately, I moved it to a mesh bag instead of the attached bag and attached it to the backpack so that it can move while drying . I love this tent which is easy to assemble and clean up and has enough space for one person, and hopes to improve it with lunar solo. "Arigato" to all the people involved in making this tent.

    H N.
    New Mexico (USA)
    Spacious and easy to set up

    My Skyscape Trekker arrived to replace a lighter shelter that was too narrow. Pros: Set up was very easy and the inside spacious enough for me to literally stretch out after a long day worth of hiking. We are taking sitting yoga here. It took a few storms like a champ due to mid-like panels/2 pole frame and, at Trail Days, I didn’t worry about UV exposure leaving it up all day. The 2 doors are very convenient and the ability to open up any of the side panels make this fantastic for many camps. Yes, it weighed several oz more than the shaped DCF shelter it replaced but it is by far more usable. Cons: This is a big roomy shelter, so it should be in the 1+ category.

    Portland Oregon
    Convenient and lightweight

    I've used this on many multi-day trips now and I have zero complaints. It's fast and easy to pitch once you do it a few times. I've slept through some severe thunderstorms and stayed completely dry. I'm 6'2" and have plenty of space for my large mummy bag and backpack. I'm very happy with the quality and functionality of this tent and look forward to using it on many more adventures.

    Saint Paul, MN
    Excellent Shelter

    I have 7 nights in this tent and I love it. The pitch does require a little fine tuning but I dont find it to be a big deal; in fact I find setup and take down to be quicker than my free standing tent. And the structure is solid once set up. I have no concerns about this tent standing up to wind. I have had a couple of rainy nights in it and I got very little condensation (and no rain on the inside of course.) I chose this tent because I needed something roomy but still light for backpacking and I was not disappointed. I also chose it because I like the feeling of sleeping out in the open and the Skyscape Trekker accomplishes that very well. The hybrid design (partially single wall) is perfect for someone like me who is willing to carry a few more ounces to in order to have view. True that the vestibules are kind of small but with there being two of them and tons of room inside the tent, I have been very happy with the space to store my things. Excellent design and execution. Way to go Six Moon Designs!