Last year we introduced the Skyscraper 2P 4-season tent that incorporates patented WebTruss™ technology designed by world-renowned tent designer, Martin Zemitis. We are fortunate to work with Martin again to add an ultralight tarp tent shelter to the Stone Glacier family of tents. The SkyAir ULT is a poleless tarp tent unlike any other. Weighing only 8 oz. it boasts the same versatility as the Skyscraper with the capability to add the optional mesh insert, footprint, and front vestibule. Our partnership with Martin and his company, SlingFin, allow us the ability to continue to evolve and develop shelters that are game changers for backcountry hunters.
NEW SKYAIR ULT TENT
The Minimalist Backcountry Hunter’s Dream
The SkyAir ULT is a sil/sil tarp tent large enough for two men and gear that only weighs 8 oz. The poleless design is pitched with a trekking pole in the front and back and stakes around the side. For early season use, you will be hard pressed to find a lighter weight shelter. For bug season use, add the SkyAir Mesh Insert, Footprint, and Front Vestibule to protect you and your gear from the elements. The versatility the SkyAir provides is unlike anything else you will find in a tarp tent and is the minimalist backcountry hunter’s dream. The packed size of 8” x 4” x 4” and finished weight will increase your range in the backcountry allowing you to increase your usable load for your pack out after a successful hunt.
SKYAIR ULT ACCESSORIES
The Skyscraper 2P is a burly 2-person, 4-season, free-standing, double wall tent with a minimum trail weight of 4lb 4oz. At the heart of the Skyscraper 2P is its patented SlingFin WebTruss™ technology. This unique construction system provides unmatched strength, a low wind profile and makes pitching the tent a breeze.
Your tent is your home on the mountain and having plenty of space is key to being comfortable. The Skyscraper 2p offers 32 sq ft of floor space and an interior height of 41.5 in. We also know keeping gear dry is vital in the backcountry and the Skyscraper 2P has two extra-large vestibules (11 sq ft + 11 sq ft) to accommodate all your gear. In short, the Skyscraper 2P is bomber, a versatile tent designed for the ultralight mountain hunter.
Thanks to world-renowned and legendary tent designer, Martin Zemitis, mountain hunters now have access to a tent unlike any they have ever seen. Martin’s vast experience in mountaineering product development with companies such as the North Face and Mountain Hardwear has led him to design shelters that have protected mountaineers on the planets largest and most dangerous mountain expeditions. Most notably designing a shelter for Babu Chiri Sherpa, the only man to ever spend the night on the summit of Mt. Everest. At the core of Martin’s tent designs is the patented WebTruss™ Technology. It was with Martin’s current company, SlingFin, that Stone Glacier was able to tap into the brilliance and bring mountain hunters a true 4-season tent that weighs less than 5lbs!
Think of the WebTruss™ as a framework that can be used in a variety of combinations based on the needs of your trip and the country you are hunting.
Pole sleeves distribute force evenly over a tent body, but when setting up a sleeve tent in high winds, the tent acts as a kite until the last pole is placed. For this reason, clip-style tents have dominated the market for high-altitude mountaineering. However, clip-style tents produce uneven amounts of stress and tension on the tent body. With the WebTruss™, you combine the ease of a clip system and the strength of a sleeve system. Throw your flysheet over the WebTruss™, and you can finish installing the tent body while being protected from the elements. The WebTruss is formed from 6/6 nylon fabric, and the tent fabric is a combination of 15D and 20D Nylon Ripstop.