Rating: 5 / 5
I got my Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis for the Pacific Crest Trail. I already had the SMD Lunar Solo, which I love, but decided to save a few more ounces with the Wild Oasis. I planned to switch to the Lunar Solo, with it's built in floor, when the conditions warranted.
After setting up the Oasis, the design looked good, but I decided to make one change. The netting comes down to the ground all the way around the perimeter, but I sewed netting across the floor to make a fully enclosed shelter to keep out ants and other insects that might get in under the edges. For me that was a good choice and was easily done, making the shelter about 16 oz. (Used on the floor, good quality netting will hold up surprisingly well if handled with care.) I simply left some extra netting to overlap at the door to avoid having to install a zipper.
I found the Wild Oasis to be roomy. I'm 5'9" and consistently set up the shelter in areas protected from wind and raised the pole height several more inches which gave me even more room inside. There was clearance at both the head and the foot of my sleeping bag. I'd angle the bottom of the pole a bit towards the door which also increased room. There was plenty of room for my gear inside the shelter, with room to spare. I find all single wall shelters will get some condensation inside under certain conditions, but it was never a significant problem for me in the Wild Oasis. The Oasis shed wind better than most tarps I've used. It rained hard at times and I slept dry every night. By the way, if the ground was damp, my Ridgerest served as my "floor." I never rely on a shelter floor to keep out pooled water, for that I rely on site selection.
Some tweaks I might suggest would be to replace the black tie-outs with a bright color, such as yellow, to minimize tripping. If it could be done with a minimal weight penalty, the netting should be sewed in another 1/4" or more from the edge to prevent the possibility of shed rainwater following the netting inside, although that wasn't a problem for me.
When it got ridiculously wet in Washington on the PCT, I switched to my Lunar Solo mainly because it has a built-in water-proof floor. But for the first 2,000 miles the PCT the Wild Oasis was a great choice. If I had sewn in a floor, I could have easily used it the whole trail. As a matter of fact, I know people who used unmodified Wild Oasis shelters the whole way.
In lightweight backpacking it's all about trade-offs. In my opinion, staying out of the bugs and rain for 13-16 oz. is an unusually good value in protection vs. weight. Here's my Wild Oasis in action in the Sierra.