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Very Pleasant Tent from Six Moon Designs
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Packman Pete
(packmanpete) - MLife

Locale: Rainy Portland
Very Pleasant Tent from Six Moon Designs on 06/01/2013 23:52:02 MDT Print View

Really like my new skyscape. Took forever to receive it, but that's the nature of small companies with hot products. Ron and Brandon delivered what they promised, and there were no holes in the net and no loose threads. Just sayin'

However, there's a clip of some sort hanging down from the strut. What is it for? The porch perhaps? If it's 'just there' I'm gonna snip it off. Anybody know?

SMD is a local company to me, so I support them. I've been happy so far.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: Very Pleasant Tent from Six Moon Designs on 06/02/2013 00:31:00 MDT Print View

If the company is local, why not call them?

I suspect it is to run a clothes line.

Tom Lyons
(towaly) - F

Locale: Smoky Mtns.
Nice tent on 06/02/2013 06:42:27 MDT Print View

I like the design of the Skyscape series. And I think that they made a wise decision to offer that in a variety of fabrics, to tailor the design to various market needs and price ranges.
I'm currently a very happy owner of a SMD Gatewood Cape. I plan on ordering the matching Serenity net tent for it, probably later today.

I personally think that SMD has a really good set of designs, and I absolutely LOVE my GC. If they made a GC in cuben fiber, I'd buy that in a NY second.

Edited by towaly on 06/02/2013 06:43:55 MDT.

doug thomas
(sparky52804) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Iowa
clip on 06/02/2013 08:17:25 MDT Print View

if its the one on the outside its for the porch, if its the one on the inside its for a light

Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
Happy Skyscape Trekker Owner Here on 06/02/2013 14:58:33 MDT Print View

The buying experience was great too. I called and ordered had it a few days later. That's when they were in stock. Bought a scout first (same easy transaction) to be sure I would like the design and I did. Both tents came in under weight spec after seam sealing. The trekker is 23.5 oz. seam sealed. For bug season it's my go-to., I realize its a hybrid, but it doesnt feel like one. A complete tent and inner are hard to be had in that weight range without going to cuben. Surprised we don't hear more about them.

Buck Nelson
(Colter) - MLife

Locale: Alaska
I've got two awesome Six Moon Designs shelters on 06/03/2013 13:32:06 MDT Print View

The Wild Oasis and the Lunar Solo. The Lunar Solo is still my favorite single-wall tent.

Art Tyszka
(arttyszka) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Skyscape on 06/04/2013 12:05:15 MDT Print View

+1 on loving the Skyscape and having a good experience with SMD. I liked the Skyscape Trekker so much I bought the X. The cuben does pitch a bit higher up than the sil, but the weight savings is substantial.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: Skyscape on 06/04/2013 12:07:58 MDT Print View

"The cuben does pitch a bit higher up than the sil"

Why is that?

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
Skyscape vs. Lunar Solo on 06/04/2013 12:17:17 MDT Print View

Which one is the preferred tent and why?

BJ Clark
(bj.clark) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
Re: I've got two awesome Six Moon Designs shelters on 06/04/2013 12:40:35 MDT Print View

Any problems getting a tight pitch with the lunar solo? Online videos don't seem to show this very well. Not knowing how tight the pitch can be is the only thing keeping me from ordering one. That and no current stock!

Packman Pete
(packmanpete) - MLife

Locale: Rainy Portland
For the record on 06/04/2013 18:26:39 MDT Print View

Well, I did call SMD. They said the dangling plastic clip is just to hang stuff from. I don't know why it's such a specialized shape, but hey. Now I can snip it off.

Art Tyszka
(arttyszka) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re: Skyscape on 06/09/2013 21:45:51 MDT Print View

""The cuben does pitch a bit higher up than the sil"

Why is that?""

I wish I knew. I suspect the cuben version is cut slightly differently due to the fabric or maybe it's cut the same and just pitches different. I've decided it's not a big deal, but I can get the fly on my Trekker touching the ground if I want, although I usually pitch it 3" - 4" up for ventilation With the X, the best I can do is 7" - 9" inches off the ground. I've tried everything I can but that's the best I can do without having the tent pitched so low that the mesh touches the ground. Unless the rain was coming sideways, it's fine like that. I do love the tent.