Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent
Skyscape Trekker Ultralight 1 Person Tent diagram with size specifications

Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent

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

With a floor that stretches over 8 feet long, you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out – no matter what your height.


The Skyscape Trekker is our most versatile 3-season tent. It has two massive side entrances, each with its own 8 sq. ft. vestibule. Both flies can be left open for sweeping 300° views. Or you can open and close the vestibules to find the perfect setup for your comfort and current weather conditions. The hybrid double wall design creates a bug-proof mesh interior and keeps that wet canopy at bay. And with an extra-long floor, you can get in a nice morning stretch or stow your gear.


*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.

 

Description

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.

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.

Features

  • 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

Video

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Setup

By: Six Moon Designs
Published: 08/09/2011

User Video

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

Specifications

Seasons
Sleeps
Ships With
Pack Size
Weight1
Stakes
Colors
3
1
Tent, Stuff Sacks, Guy lines
15" X 5"
28 oz - 790 g
5 (sold separately)
Green

 

Design

Type
Frame2
Entry
Floor Area
Vestibule Area

Tent, hybrid double wall
Two 45" Poles
Side Entry
23 ft2 - 2.2 m2
16 ft2 - 1.4 m2

Materials

Canopy

Floor
Netting
Zipper
20D Silicone Coated Polyester
3,000mm Rating
40D Silicone Polyester
20D No-See-Um

#3 YKK

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


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

Customer Reviews
4.5 Based on 33 Reviews
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SC
09/09/2021
Steven C.
United States United States
East peezy

I ordered my tent and asked that it be seam sealed before shipping. I knew it would take extra time but also was getting ready to leave for a couple night hike and didn’t want to pack my 5lb tent. I sent a message saying this and but didn’t expect them to rush. Tent arrived two days before my trip to my surprise. I didn’t have time to set it up but had watched a few videos. I was nervous since I was knee to this type of tent. First time setting it up it took me less than 4 minutes. That night it got cold and when I woke up I had ice on the tent but I was dry and the tent only had a little sag. We had a long hike and I didn’t have time to dry it. When I got to the next camp I only had an hour until bedtime and the tent was fully dry within 20 minutes with no sun. I hate a stuffy tent and the way this one vents allowed fresh air all night. A friend has a different brand but basically the same tent but he paid almost triple for his and already said he might sell his and buy one of these. I’ll be buying more gear in the future and recommending Six Moon to others. Tuba Solo from YouTube should get full credit for this purchase because without watching his videos I would have not ordered it.

JT
08/05/2021
Jeff T.
United States United States
What I was looking for

Can’t wait to use it this fall!

K
07/21/2021
Kim
United States United States
LOVE it!

I bought this tent last year. I was set to thru hike the OR PCT when the wildfires happened. I did take it on a 3-day backpacking trip in the Sierra's and could not be happier! Solid design, durable, comfortable and easy to set up. I am preparing to start the TRT soon and this bad boy is going with me!

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker Backpacking Tent Review
CC
03/23/2021
Conor C.
United States United States
Great Stuff

While I have only used this tent for one overnight so far, I liked it a lot. I had trouble pitching it well myself the first couple times, but it's like riding a bike once you catch on. Super lightweight, at least for me, as the tent was roughly 3lbs lighter than my previous shelter. Headroom and space is great for a solo hiker of average height (I'm 5'10") So far, I've only had it out two nights, and one did rain. No issues with leakages, but there was some condensation build up on the single wall portion. Honestly, nothing you can do about that, that's the trade off of a single wall or hybrid, but I imagine if I had pitched it with the rainfly out more, it wouldn't have even been noticeable. I hesitate to give this 5 stars, as I've not yet tested it over a long period of time but this will is my shelter for an upcoming AT thru hike. Due to the prompt and helpful support at customer service, I gotta give it 5 stars. Graham responded to my initial email about the rainfly shipping somewhat tacky in about 20 minutes, and when I later discovered a minor stitching error, he offered to ship it back to SMD, and replace it with a factory sealed tent. I couldn't get it shipped out and back because I have a departure date so soon, so he offered to send some seamsil to fix it up if needed. Love the gear, love the service, and appreciate you guys. I look forward to using my tent all summer.

BH
12/26/2020
Bryce H.
United States United States
Red River Gorge

This is probably the best solo UL tent on the market. I recently took this on a quick two-night backcountry trip to Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Though temperatures dipped below 30 degrees at night, the inside of the tent remained dry due to the ample ventilation. Additionally, the Trekker stood up incredibly well to some fairly strong winds and constant rain on the second night (pro tip: pay for the factory seam seal service, it's worth the $30). The tent goes up as rapidly as it breaks down, which is useful in inclement weather. If I had any critiques, I would like at least one more tieback so I can keep both the vestibule and bug net open while loading gear in, and perhaps some better illustrated setup instructions. Apart from these nitpicky items, I'm looking forward to many trips to come with this tent.