Great RTT for the price!
Review by Mike Posted on July 6, 2019I purchased my tent just after Christmas and have used it about 8 times so far. Every time I've camped, I've had people come over to my truck to gawk at my tent. The material is lightweight, but seems strong. It's a breeze to set up and take down - even with the rain fly it takes me less than 5 mi...read morenutes. It's comfortable and it's great to be up off of the ground. Room enough to fit two adults easily. Three would fit, but it might be snug. The only issue I had was the tongue and groove joint between the two pieces wasn't fitting properly. I took the cover off completely and it worked like a charm. (Customer Support was awesome). Also, the first few times you use it, you will find aluminum shavings that fall out when opening and closing the tent. Just sweep them up to avoid rubbing holes in the fabric. Overall, it's a great product and it's a bargain when comparing to other models of similar size.
Sleek, stylish, fun!
Review by flynhawaiian Posted on May 30, 2018Just got my tent last week broke it in over memorial weekend. Set up was fairly easy however, I would highly recommend a second set of hands. I set this up on cross bars I have over the bed of my Tacoma. One word of caution to those who may be in my same spot....make sure your cross bars will sup...read moreport the clamps on this tent. I ended up having to go with a set of KBVoodoo crossbars so I could still use my bed tonneau cover and these bars are pretty thick. They are no where near the same shape or size of the Yakima or Thule bars which these were clearly created to best fit. The tent attached securely but after the long very rocky drive up the canyon I had to re-tighten as the tent seemed to bounce lose. If anyone has suggestions on how to better attach to my larger rectangular shaped bars I'm all ears.
Overall I love the tent, the cushion was very comfortable and the star gazing skylights were cool. My 3 year old soon loved it and thought it was the coolest thing ever. To me this is all the matters. Yes, its substanitally more than a traditional tent but if you have the money for it you wont regret it. Its so nice not have to worry about set up or take down and it keeps you off the ground away from the bugs.
Review by Mike859 Posted on April 17, 2018As an avid hiker, backpacker, and climber, I was never a fan of “glamping”. But with children, and more music festivals in the plan, it was time to jump in.
After a month of research, looking at every brand comparable, I (unconfidently) ordered the Skyrise 3. I did not need a heavy dut...read morey, ruggadized, overlanding tent. I needed easy, light, durability, and stylish. So the choice was made!
The order started arriving a week ago, and I started outfitting my truck. First I installed the Track (for a “naked” roof), and on went the Landing pads. The detailed instructions were perfect and it was installed with ease. Next, my Skyrise Towers and large Corebars showed up. Again, excellent easy to follow instructions made installation simple. Then I picked my Skyrise 3 up on Sunday; and it rained/snowed all day Monday! (So I was going crazy having to wait).
Then this morning, the sky’s were clear, and I was ready to get it onto my truck! Once again, excellent instructions. I installed the tent, by myself (against recommendation), in about 3 hours; Including coffee breaks and messaging. I could not be happier with every Yakima product that I purchased.
I’m heading to a music festival this weekend, so I will update the review about the actual tent early next week!
Skyrise wind tested!
Review by Jesse Posted on March 17, 2018Recently purchased a medium SKYRISE tent. Arrived in less than a week after ordering. Assembly was simple and quick but you do need two people to assemble and place it on your roof racks. The adjustable rack clamps and the tent being light weight were my main reasons for purchasing this tent. I read...read more other reviews where leaking was an issue when this tent first came out but it looks like it’s since been corrected. The rain fly that I received is different than the website pictures (website: white w/ black piping) as my fly is a light grayish color. The tent looks really well made and I’m extremely happy with it. I recently took it on a four day camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park. The first day I arrived close to midnight and thankfully set up was a breeze, even in the dark. I was able to set up the tent in about 5 minutes. Then, on the last day the ranger advised us that there would be 40-60 mph wind gusts that night and I was worried that the tent wouldn’t hold up. But we decided to stay and test out the tent. It was definitely a night to remember but the tent held up extremely well. The only extra thing I did was to stake down the ladder side so that the wind wouldn’t lift up that end and knock the ladder out of its footing. So far, I’m very happy with this tent.
Better than expected
Review by Mark H Posted on January 25, 2018I got mine on a whim, and i haven't had a single regret. It has prompted me to go camping more often than i would have imagined.
The build, assembly, and set up was super easy. I can be set up in 5 minutes, and it is comfy and really wind resistant. It folds up just as easy as it...read more comes out, and is lighter than the others i researched.
Review by Mark Posted on January 9, 2018Couldn't be more happy with the installation. Mounted above the bed of my Chevrolet pickup on the Yakima Bed Rock mounting system. Everything mounted without a hitch and with all included tools I had the Skyrise 3 mounted on the truck in about an hour. Once mounted, I did have to vacuum out alot ...read moreof little aluminum shavings from the manufacturing, but once done all is good. Adjusted all the straps for the rain fly and left it attached when folded back up ready for our first deployment. This tent was our first attempt at RTT camping. After spending months researching online many brands and seriously establishing what were the main features that were applicable for our style of camping we eventually purchased the Yakima Skyrise 3. Main feature being weight, the tent would have to mounted and unmounted by ourselves, and the Skyrise 3 easily meets that requirement. The mounting system also had to be able to mate easily to our cross bars, but that was addressed when we found and purchased the Yakima Bed Rock system, so the two biggest points of contention were obviously behind us. Now, we will see how well these materials hold up over time and use. My wife did say that the really likes the way the tent looks mounted up on the truck.... Thats a big plus in my book.
Review by LastFrontier Posted on June 28, 2017Very impressed with the ease and versatility of the mounting system. This tent is very lightweight compared to some of the competitors, I'm just concerned on how these lightweight materials will hold up long term.
There seems to be some quality control issues - my tent came with 3 lo...read morecking brackets, wasn't sure if it was only supposed to have 2 or 4? But 3 seems like a odd number. Also, one of the screws to mount the bracket was too long and misshaped, fortunately I found a workaround.
Great Tent, Poor Packing
Review by Brandon Posted on June 12, 2017So I saw this tent at REI and realized I wanted it for my new roof top tent. I searched high and low to find it and was lucky to get one from a retailer who had just got 2 in and already sold one that day.
I went and opened the package and this is where I started to get a little disa...read moreppointed. First off there were two good size dents on the bottom of the tent. Neither one degraded from the tents integrity and I didn't want to wait in line for another so I figured I could live with it versus waiting. Next I have read reviews about all the metal shavings that were in the tent. I found this to be true and cleaned up a lot of little, sharp metal shavings. No damage to the fabric from them, but having little kiddos, I needed to make sure everyone was picked up and it was a task. I then noticed that I Was missing 1 of the male ends to the buckles for the cover. The retailer I bought it from was amazing helping me as I put it on in their parking lot. They said they would work on the mission buckle and apologized about the dent. None of these were deal breakers, but for the reputation that Yakima has as being a go to brand of quality and the price I paid for the tent, I thought these 3 issues combined were pretty significant. But again they didn't jeoprodize the the structure so I pressed on. I also found that the instructions could be written way better, but got it figured out and put up.
Now once it was on, this is why I still rated it high. The quality of materials was outstanding. The tent was amazing. No problems setting it up, no problems with room, cover fit just fine. Sitting up in the tent on top of the car, vents open with the breeze, looking at the quality of the tent, I was very happy and was not going to send it back based on the above mentioned issues. The wife and kids fell in love with it to. Air flow, rainfly protections, pad, ladder, tent material, the list could go on. I don know if I ever want to sleep in a ground tent again unless I'm in the backcountry.
I would give this product a solid 5 stars across the board, and not even blink at the price if it was not for the packing and damage complaints.!!!!! Here is to some fun road trip camping!!!!