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Skyview 3
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Skyview 3

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Skyview 3

Manufacturer: Mountain House

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Page By: neoday

Created/Edited: Dec 17, 2003 / Dec 17, 2003

Object ID: 941

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Features:

Mesh sky panel with zip-out cover adjusts for venting/viewing, can be left behind for weight savings

Large mesh pockets and webbing hang loops keep things organized inside the tent

Opposing double slider fly zippers for ease of ventilation

UVX window in canopy roof and fly and front vestibule

Catenary-cut seams create taut canopy and improve fly strength

Bias bound zippers allow for ease of use and extended zipper life

three zippered fly entrances, two on vestibule and one on opposite door

Locking pole tips for ease of set-up

Large, clear, non-yellowing, non-clouding UVX film windows

Gated Power Clips at pole intersections

Off-ground perimeter seams form a waterproof tub

D-shaped doors stay off ground when open

#8 YKK zippers with nickel-plated sliders and pull-tabs for durability and noise reduction

Light weight 3-pole design

Large front vestibule with wide opening for storage and easy entry

Back-tacked stress points add strength and durability

Fly, poles and footprint can be used without the tent body as an ultralight shelter

Gated Power Clips at all pole/tent connections

Taped, full coverage nylon fly with silicone coated outer and polyurethane coated inner

Extra large 3-pole vestibule increases usable space and has two doors

Taped floor seams (not all tents have a floor seam)

Two full-size doors give you a choice of mesh for venting or ripstop for privacy or foul weather

Taped, full coverage polyester fly. Keeps weather out and resists stretch when wet

Double-needle lap-fell seams on canopy and fly increase strength and shed water

Mesh doors and windows maximize ventilation and weight savings


Reviews

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neodayUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Well, what can I say? I love my tent! I did a bunch of research on what tent to buy because I wanted something that was roomy and still functional. My wife said that she did not want to sleep in a two person tent that seems to be designed for one person. I wanted a tent that I could take out in the winter and the summer. The weight is a bit heavy on the 11 lb packed weight, but I think it is worth it. This tent vents well- minimal frost on the fly or in the tent. works well in the rain, or so I think. I set it up in my back yard and the sprinklers came on. Pounding the side of the tent, water only came in on the stitching where I was supposed to put seam sealer (all seams are taped you just need to seal a few areas). Now it is water tight. Setup is simple. The vestibule is large enough to cook in- if you had to, but I have not yet. I am taking it to CO with me in two weeks and I will let you know how it handles the CO winter from the Minnesota winter.
Four out of five stars now- will adjust rating when I get back from the mountains.

Ok, I am back. Here is a quick summary of my findings.

For two people the tent is awesome! Plenty of room inside for storing gear, sleeping and relaxing in bad weather. The high ceiling makes sittin up and getting dressed a breeze. Compared to the Moss 2 person next to us, we all called it the "Taj Mahall"

The winds hit about 50 mph is our guess (maybe more) and the tent was fine. I had it guied out with deadmen burried in the snow and a wall protecting two sides of the tent. It shook a little, the wind roared and woke us up at night, but we never had a problem.

Weight, yeah a bit heavy but for the comfort- it was worth it.

Cooking in the vestibule was not a problem. Room for gear, boots and a place to cook your dinner/breakfast.

The footprint is a bit large so finding space in an uneven or bouldered area could be tough.

Tall- the interior height is great, but it is more tent to put against the wind. Set it up right and you should have little or no problems.

Breathability- Huge mesh pannel you can zip out completley or partially for venting- worked great!

Check out pictures of it here (the green tent)
home sweet home.

Conclusion: Dig it in, stay for a few months...
Posted Dec 17, 2003 8:47 am

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