SG Skyscraper arrives Friday

KineKilla

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I wonder how dry it would have stayed had you left it up in the rain all day. Watching for more updates, looks like a nice setup so far.

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I wonder how dry it would have stayed had you left it up in the rain all day. Watching for more updates, looks like a nice setup so far.

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Yeah I thought about that Wednesday, which was my actual anniversary, but since we were trying to spend time together I just set it up and took it down quick.
It’s supposed to be wet and nasty in Anchorage so I’ll probably still get to test it out!


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I literally just ordered this tent today although I ordered it ultimately as my one person tent. While not really tall Im 6'2" and 265 lbs with wide shoulders so most 1 person tents are just ridiculously cramped for me. My ONLY concern is the thin floor that Im hearing about, but like you said I plan on carrying repair tape and buying a ground sheet of tyvek to use under it. Im excited to receive it in the mail
 
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I literally just ordered this tent today although I ordered it ultimately as my one person tent. While not really tall Im 6'2" and 265 lbs with wide shoulders so most 1 person tents are just ridiculously cramped for me. My ONLY concern is the thin floor that Im hearing about, but like you said I plan on carrying repair tape and buying a ground sheet of tyvek to use under it. Im excited to receive it in the mail

It feels solid, thin but strong.
I was a little surprised initially but I will make sure I’m smart and do a little extra cleanup before pitching.

I’m also getting it as a one man even though my buddy who might be coming with me doesn’t have a tent so it could become a 2 man tent for this Sheep Hunt. Haha!


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Ive been staying in Anchorage the last 2 nights. Specifically one night in Indian, AK and one at the Eagle River Campground.

Tent has performed well, easy quick set up and the inside has been dry. The inside of the fly has been wet both nights, it rained pretty hard yesterday and there was a bit of vegetation under the fly and it got colder. I set up camp late so I didn’t clean up the site as well as I could have.

Tent is easy to use, I’m having to figure out how to get out with the cross support but it was easy to stake out and I’m excited to try to use it more for moose and possibly Caribou before Sheep Season hits.
I think with it being warmer I should probably have left the mesh part of the door more open and then I just need to figure out how to use the sticks that came for the vent on the rainfly.


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Any updates after the season?
Thank you for calling me out!!! I have been wrapped up in other stuff and haven’t been as active on here. Somehow they blocked Rokslide on my work computer and I don’t have it on my phone.

spent 11 days of our 12 day hunt out. We got lucky for the most part and only had bad wind and rain for 2 days.
We were camped at the base at 2000’ with the mountains raising up to 5000-7000’ around. We made it 7 miles in the first night and camped right before dark, day 2 we made it an additional 6-7 and came to a creek we decided we couldn’t cross that night. As we were looking for a crossing the wind and rain really picked up. I set up the tent in about a 15 mph sustained wind with gusts up to 30. As the night progressed it rained harder and we ended up according to InReach weather with 20-30 mph sustained and gusts 50+. Rained for 32 hours straight except I woke up at 3am to a BRIGHT full moon, no rain and 70% overcast. Don’t know when the rain stopped and started but when next I woke it was raining again and all through the day. Left camp set up and decided since it was the first day to stay close to camp and try to stay dry.

the tent did great. My buddies MSR came out with several rips but the Stone Glacier was unscathed. I would have liked to have a couple more tent stakes and guy lines but we were fine. I moved camp a couple days later and though we felt with frost, light rain and some moisture we never got dumped on again. The tent withstood the wind and rain very well. I didn’t get the round vent in the fly, contacted SG and basically it is a fair weather vent. I only had one night where I had a lot of condensation inside the tent, probably due to me being wet, sleeping in my wet gear to dry it and not having the door vents opened most of the way. The tent was roomy and easily fit my buddy when he came over for dinner the night we were stuck in the tents.
I’m considering taking it out and doing a winter camp with it here this month or early next as I try to tag my second Caribou of the year. If I do it will be my first winter camping trip and I’ll let you guys know.

I will try to think up some more points on the tent but it survived 10 nights in sheep and bear country with no issues.
 
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