I am in need of any assistance, thoughts on my experience last night. I purchased Skyscape Scout a while back. Seam sealed from the outside per SMD instructions online with Kenyon Seam Sealer 3 and let it cure over night before storing. Took it out last weekend during fine weather. Loved it, no condensation, plenty of room when I guy out the foot end. I was happy to have dropped 2lbs from my previous 1-man freestanding tent.
This weekend we were projected to have some light rain overnight. Well, we ended up getting some heavy rain, for an extended period of time too. After some time of listening to the soothing rain, I started to feel drops splashing onto my forehead. I thought maybe it was side spray so I lowered the poles a bit to drop the sides a little. I was still getting occasional drops. I decided to flip on the headlamp and I was not prepared for what I saw. I had big water droplets falling from the stretchy loops to tie up the vestibule. I looked down at the foot end and water was running down the corners and beginning to puddle there. I looked up at the head ahead and water was running down the mesh where the stretchy loops are located, and there was water pooling at the head corner.
I grabbed my packtowel to try to keep the head end water from running into my pad. The sides of my down quilt were wet from the droplets from the side loops. I pulled the quilt sides up onto the pad and then just layed there trying to stay dry. Thankfully I had no drops from the apex of the tent, the area I was most concerned about. I slept fitfully and when I woke in the morning, I had a large pool of water at the foot end and there was not a dry area inside of the tent. Fortunately, with no drops falling from directly above me, most of the quilt stayed dry and with lows around 60, I was never cold. Upon inspection of the tent when I was up and moving around, I noticed a white milky streaking where I had put the seam sealer. I didn't notice anything else odd.
Did I not seam seal the tent well enough? I had not done a hose test but I would have had to had a sprinkler sprayed at the tent for over an hour to really replicate this situation. I'm a bit concerned that there was a lot of leakage at the stretchy tie points, almost like the material got wet and pulled through to the inside. I had concentrated on these areas when seam sealing.
Should I reseal the tent with a different brand of sealer?
Should I seam seal from the inside too?
What about those stretchy tie pints?
Was this bound to happen with extended rain?
Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome. I'd love to keep the tent but if I have to lug my 4-pounder whenever there's a chance of rain, it's not worth it.