Retiring it after three years. Can't keep out rain.
10 February 2016
Summary: Retiring it after three years. Can't keep out rain. Leaks like a sieve in steady rain. Condensation builds up in bad weather when you close the vestibule even with recommended venting. Lightweight, but don't trust it in inclement weather.
Pros: Clever design, Lightweight and spacious for two
Cons: Can't keep out a steady rain, Difficult to set up
I've been using this tent for 6 months and it is by…
18 December 2007
Excerpt: I've been using this tent for 6 months and it is by far my favorite. I have six tents right now and this is the one I take for me on group trips. I am 6'2" 295#, and it will fit two guys my size with ease. I replaced the aluminum poles with carbon-fiber ones and the weight is under 4#.
The biggest strength of this tent is its low weight…
8 October 2007
Excerpt: The biggest strength of this tent is its low weight relative to its size. I also like the design that allows stargazing at night, and the build quality. Contrary to previous reviewers I have no problems setting it up. It takes me no longer than five minutes to set up.
After reading the reviews I was sold that this was…
5 August 2007
Excerpt: After reading the reviews I was sold that this was the best tent since sliced bread. My husband and I just got back from a week in the Wind River Range in Wyoming where we tested it out. The tent is a bit cumbersome to put up in the rain.
Used this tent on a 6 day backpack in the Rockies…
12 July 2007
Excerpt: Used this tent on a 6 day backpack in the Rockies (Needle Mtns). I like the design once set up but I CANNOT recommend it for two reasons: it is difficult to set up, and worse, every morning we had large amounts of condensation in the tent, pretty much what I would have expected if the walls had been...
A few months ago I purchased this tent from REI for…
24 June 2007
Excerpt: A few months ago I purchased this tent from REI for 20% off. That weekend I took it on a short eight mile hike, we didn't get on the trail until 8:00 p.m. so it was 10:00 p.m. when we got into camp. Even with no experience setting this tent up I had it pitched in under 5 minutes.
I love everything about this tent, lightweight, easy…
28 March 2007
Excerpt: I love everything about this tent, lightweight, easy to set up, bright when inside very waterproof and cool looking. Although the condensation is a huge problem. I live in the NWest so I think that contributes, but with three sleepers and no door cracked I about drowned in my sleep.
This tent is very light and very spacious compared…
7 March 2007
Excerpt: This tent is very light and very spacious compared to many 3-person tents. You are actually able to place three regular pads (20in width) side by side without having them overlap each other. So we decide to take three of us on a two day trip. However, on the trip it rained both days at night only.
I just got back from the Grand Canyon Royal Arch Route.
6 March 2007
Excerpt: I just got back from the Grand Canyon Royal Arch Route. In general I'm pretty happy with the Skylight. The high points are that it packs as small as a football, with a compression sack, has huge amounts of room and is super light for the size.
I took this tent to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in…
5 September 2006
Excerpt: I took this tent to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana on a 65-miler in five days so light weight was key. A light tent and packs easy but on the very first night we used it we pulled down the rain fly and in the morning we had a ton of condensation on the inside of the tent.