Jun 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm #1303681
@packmanpeteLocale: Rainy Portland
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.Jun 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm #1992361
If the company is local, why not call them?
I suspect it is to run a clothes line.Jun 2, 2013 at 5:42 am #1992395
@towalyLocale: Smoky Mtns.
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.Jun 2, 2013 at 7:17 am #1992412
@sparky52804Locale: Eastern Iowa
if its the one on the outside its for the porch, if its the one on the inside its for a lightJun 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm #1992500
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.Jun 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm #1992845
The Wild Oasis and the Lunar Solo. The Lunar Solo is still my favorite single-wall tent.Jun 4, 2013 at 11:05 am #1993223
+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.Jun 4, 2013 at 11:07 am #1993224
"The cuben does pitch a bit higher up than the sil"
Why is that?Jun 4, 2013 at 11:17 am #1993228
@dgpostonLocale: Texas / Colorado
Which one is the preferred tent and why?Jun 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #1993240
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!
BJJun 4, 2013 at 5:26 pm #1993349
@packmanpeteLocale: Rainy Portland
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.Jun 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm #1995150
""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.
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