Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Skylight
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By Casey Bates
Page Type Nov 12, 2009 / Nov 12, 2009
Object ID 6599
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Product Description

The Black Diamond Skylight is a 2-3 person single wall tent made with a hybrid mesh/Epic fabric design. The tent has a single door entry and a vestibule for gear storage. When it's dry outside, keep the EPIC vestibule rolled up and enjoy the stars. During stormy conditions, this tent will keep you dry.


Single wall design keeps the tent light weight and the EPIC fabric keeps it super sturdy

Keeps you dry in the stormiest conditions

The back two-thirds is EPIC fabric and the front one-third is hybrid mesh/EPIC

EPIC fabric is more breathable than a laminate fabric and more water resistant than Durable Water Repellent treated fabrics

Silicone-impregnated nylon ripstop floor is super sturdy

DAC Featherlite poles are strong but amazingly light

2 interior pockets

Light-weight stakes included

Tech Specs

Series : Superlight Series
Season : 4
Capacity : 2-3
Doors : 1
Average Packed Weight : 2.26 kg, 5 lb
Minimum Weight : 1.88 kg, 4 lb 2 oz
Dimensions : 224 x 175 x 107 cm, 88 x 69 x 42 in
Area : 3.4 m², 36.6 sq ft
Vestibule Area : 0.93 m², 10 sq ft
Packed Size : 18 x 30 cm, 7 x 12 in



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Casey Bates - Nov 12, 2009 12:34 am - Voted 5/5

4.5 Stars
I have slept in this tent approximately 75 nights and so far everything is holding up very well. This tent is large enough for three people, yet light enough that I carry it on solo trips. I love the EPIC fabric and have been pleased with it's performance in the rain, though it does drip through the seams after long downpours. The tent does come with seam-seal, so I'm sure that would take care of the dripping.

One strange thing about the tent is that you sometimes have to get inside before it is pitched to get the poles in the right spot. This probably looks pretty strange to the campers at the site next to you. The mesh is extremely strong and although there are a few minor tears in the mesh, they are pretty small so I am not concerned. I have been very happy with this tent in summer conditions and camping in the snow. One strange thing is that there is a vent that cannot be closed. I am not sure how this would work out if you were camping in a snowstorm as it seems like snow could blow right in. The floor of the tent is among the strongest I have used. Overall, it has been a great tent.

Rick Huff - Jul 7, 2011 2:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Very Nice Tent
I have used this tent in the North Cascades quite a bit. It is nice and roomy for 2...a plus if you have to sit out the weather. I don't think it's quite big enough for 3 people. Once seam sealed, it holds up great to rain and wind. My only gripes are the rear vent can't be closed, so horizontal rain can blow in, and the vestibule flaps if you don't stake it out tight or roll it back. Otherwise I love the light weight, ease of setup, and design.

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