Oztrail Skygazer 3 Tent Review

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Oztrail Skygazer Tent

Overall Score:

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Verdict:

Easy setup, a sturdy traditional cross frame design and solid materials and weatherproofing combine to make the Skygazer one of the best budget options out there.

It is perfect for weekend getaways and festivals and the No-See-Um mesh is the icing on the cake, providing views of the stars and supreme ventilation.

Another popular option is using the Skygazer as a kids tent on family holidays.

Capacity: 3 Person (recommended 2 adults)


Weight: 3 kg


Pros: Easy set-up, lightweight, star viewing option


Cons: No storage outside of sleeping area

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Oztrail Skygazer Tent Review

Setup:

A two pole dome style tent, this should give you not problems in set up or take down. Oztrail have designed this range specifically for the person looking for a reliable quick and easy tent.

Weatherproofing:

The outer fly is fully waterproof being made from Oztrail's UVTex® 2000 Sun Tough Fly fabric, which repels UV light as well as water.

The fly is heat seam sealed providing an extra comfort factor for those who get unlucky with the rain. It also includes velcro straps to ensure secure fastening to the frame and storm flaps over the zippers.

The heavy-duty floor is in the bucket style common to this type of tent and great at keeping out any water or dampness. With its durable fibreglass poles, this tent should have little trouble in moderate to strong winds.


Size:

With an internal area of 2m (W) x 2m (L) x 1.2m (H) this is the perfect size for a couple or single who need something for a weekend getaway.

As is typical with this style tent there is no additional storage in the entrance way so all gear needs to be kept inside the main sleeping area.

Weighing in at only 3kg the Oztrail Skygazer could even be thrown in the backpack for short hikes.

 
Oztrail Skygazer Tent

Features:

The stand out feature of the Skygazer is evident in its name. The No-See-Um mesh inner provides inhabitants with a view of the stars from the comfort of their bed (without worrying about bugs).

Weather permitting, the mesh also provides sensational ventilation.

Usual features such as power cord access and internal storage pockets are also present.


Conclusion:

A great tent for weekend getaways and festivals for those on a budget.

The Skygazer is unlikely to last you a lifetime but if cared for properly it should provide many years of enjoyable use. The No-See-Um mesh is an awesome addition allowing views of the stars and next level ventilation.

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